The New York Times has just announced their list of notable children’s books of 2013, and we are thrilled that THE RITHMATIST by Brandon Sanderson is on their handful of top YA titles for the past year. THE RITHMATIST has also just been picked for the Kirkus Best of 2013 List! These titles are selected from the books that have received starred reviews from Kirkus in 2013, so this list is truly the cream of the crop.
Reviewed in May by another notable children’s author, Patrick Ness, the Times said “The Rithmatist contains some good surprises on the way to a pleasingly nifty conclusion,” and the book has been a NY Times bestseller, a GoodReads Best of 2013 Finalist, and it has been listed on state reading lists such as the Texas Lone Star Reading List.
With Brandon’s Steelheart becoming a #1 YA bestseller for the NY Times, getting great reviews, and also contending for awards and honors, 2013 is establishing itself as a significant year for Brandon Sanderson’s emergence as a major new voice in YA literature.