Sunday, April 16, 2017

Five YA books for "American Gods" fans

Darren Croucher writes YA novels with a partner, under the name A.D. Croucher. At the BN Teen blog he tagged five YA books for fans of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, including:
Bull, by David Elliott

The just-published Bull is a feisty, fresh, and inventive retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur…in verse! It reads like a mythological Hamilton. Elliott gives us a fired up and modernized set of hard-hitting rhymes in adapting the story for the present day, going deep into the heart and soul of his title character—the Minotaur—and showing who he is beyond his god-cursed status. Elliott also brings to vivid life the Minotaur’s family, as well as wannabe monster-slayer Theseus. He humanizes all of them, brings the poignancy hard, and still manages to make the language fizz with humor and power. If you’re looking for a thrilling retelling of a classic tale of gods and monsters, you need this./
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue