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

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