My Fair Godmother, by Janette Rallison

Our old friend Janette Rallison has returned for some standard YA comfort reading. Not much more is needed to introduce My Fair Godmother, a companion novel to My Unfair Godmother.  Savannah Delano cannot wait to take her boyfriend Hunter to the prom…until he dumps her for her older sister Jane. Despondent and desperate, Savannah finds … Continue reading My Fair Godmother, by Janette Rallison

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente

We can all name some classic children's portal fantasies, and the worlds they introduce us to, like Oz, Narnia, and Wonderland. Time and again, writers have tried to replicate the writing styles that created those worlds for us, and it's super hard to distinguish oneself from such giants of fantasy. However, Cathrynne M. Valente rose … Continue reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente

The Witch’s Heart, by Genevieve Gornichec

Thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, several important figures in Norse mythology have entered the popular conscious. Although the MCU does not represent these figures very accurately, their names still spark curiosity in several people, myself included. In fact, it was thanks to the MCU that I took a Norse Mythology course my junior year … Continue reading The Witch’s Heart, by Genevieve Gornichec

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century, by Peter Graham

If you are into old-school crime thriller novels, maybe you’ve heard of Anne Perry's bestselling works. Even fewer may know her origins as Juliet Hulme, whose adolescent friendship with Pauline Parker in early 1950s New Zealand would prove fatal. Not for her, mind you, but for Pauline’s mother Honora. Juliet and Pauline’s story has been … Continue reading Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century, by Peter Graham