Sunday, June 12, 2011

Book Review: Welcome to Bordertown; Edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner

Hello everyone! Today I finished reading Welcome to Bordertown; Edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner. Here is my review and I hope you enjoy:

Summary: Bordertown: a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Runaway teens come from both sides of the border to find adventure, to find themselves. Elves play in rock bands and race down the street on spell-powered motorbikes. Human kids recreate themselves in the squats and clubs and artists' studios of Soho. Terri Windling's original Bordertown series was the forerunner of today's urban fantasy, introducing authors that included Charles de Lint, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Ellen Kushner. In this volume of all-new work (including a 15-page graphic story), the original writers are now joined by the generation that grew up dreaming of Bordertown, including acclaimed authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more. They all meet here on the streets of Bordertown in more than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and stories.

Review: What a ball of fun! In this amazing, funny, exciting book filled with fantastic stories, poems, songs, and much more you will come face to face with TrueBloods, runaways, vampires, werewolves, and so much more. Bordertown is the a city between the Relam and the World, where artists, writers, dancers, musicians, and runaways are all allowed to feel free and to do whatever they want. Terri Windling, the creator of this amazing world and now a new group of characters comes into the border after thirteen long years to see how hard, but extraordinary the border really can be. With elfs that wear leather jackets and play in rock bands to people drink beer in a run down old bookstore. This book was filled with so many amazing stories and poems that were completely filled with spirit and hope for something better. At the beginning of this novel, Holly Black has a introduction and does the creator, Terri Windling. Then comes the Basics and Bordertown, explaining the rulers of gangs and how no human is allowed in the Relam. This novel is adventurous and was so much fun to read. Now if only Bordertown was real....


Rating: 5/5 Stars!
Pub. Date: May 2011

Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardcover , 544pp
Age Range: 12 and up


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