Reviews

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

Brightly Burning, by Alexa Donne

I’ll let it be known that I have never read Jane Eyre—at least, not in its entirety. I began it sometime in college, but distractions prevented me from finishing it. However, that didn’t prevent me from picking up Alexa Donne’s Brightly Burning, a sci-fi retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s classic. Like with Jenna Moreci, Ms. Donne’s … Continue reading Brightly Burning, by Alexa Donne

The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker

I have a love-hate relationship with disaster stories. On the one hand, they can give me anxiety, but on the other hand, they can be riveting in how their characters react to the disaster. Much in the vein of Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Last Survivors series (which I recommend checking out), Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age … Continue reading The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker

The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the scariest moments of my childhood was watching The Pagemaster, and seeing the part with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. To see Dr. Jekyll writhe around his laboratory, to hear his screams of pain turn to ape-like grunts, then to a soaring maniacal laugh as he gleefully revealed his monstrous face…it still sends … Continue reading The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson