Reviews

The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black

You would think that, having frequented the fantasy section numerous times, I would have tried some of Holly Black’s work. She has won many accolades for her faerie stories, full of dangerous revels, forbidden forests, but most of all, of tantalizing faeries with beautiful faces and terrible magic. The Darkest Part of the Forest is … Continue reading The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black

Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland

Many people underestimate how awesome of a playground history is for fiction. Most of the time, writers create sweeping love stories in bygone eras, or maybe they rewrite a historical character with better or worse qualities. But how about meshing history with fantasy to create a biting commentary? Fantasy can easily help to reflect society’s … Continue reading Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland

Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry

I’m probably the only American girl that didn’t go through a horse phase. Nonetheless, I’ve always found horses to be a walking paradox. They are strong and powerful, but, once trustful of you, they are extraordinarily gentle. On many occasions, I’ve merely stood next to a horse, stroking its muzzle, and it produces the same … Continue reading Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story, by Melissa de la Cruz

Prepare your torches and pitchforks. I’m probably the one person in the whole world that did not fall hopelessly, head-over-heels, over-the-moon in love with Hamilton: An American Musical. I know. What a disgusting, wretched heathen am I for not rabidly loving the groundbreaking music, ingenious storytelling, and the renewed national interest in the American Revolution! … Continue reading Alex and Eliza: A Love Story, by Melissa de la Cruz