Is the Hunger Games prequel as good as the original trilogy? I say it’s better.
Rarely will you find a series that is so gritty but offers such hope.
Like Narnia, the adult who reads these fairy tales will find more depth in them, because she has more life experience. Take the retelling of The Gingerbread Man. In Verner’s version, he’s the “Runaway Man,” a backsliding Christian. The sing-song retelling has some of the resonance and tenderness of the parable of the Prodigal Son.
A school for fantasy princesses? Sure, let’s cover the usual academic standards of Deportment, Grace, Manners, Geography, Dancing. One problem: not every girl wants to be princess.
Charlotte is book-smart—or shall I say plant-brilliant—as a botanist. But she’s clueless about the rules of society in 1850s England. Will she have to give up her love of science for marriage?
Meet Sleeping Beauty, as you’ve never seen her before.
A dragon as a detective?
Brandon Mull Middle Reader Fantasy Lots of kids go on vacation and visit nature preserves for endangered species. But only Kendra and Seth visit one for endangered mythological creatures. At first it looks like Kendra and Seth are in for 3 weeks of strict rules when their parents leave them with Grandpa Sorenson. Until they …
Series: The Selection Kiera Cass YA There’s a lot to like about this last installment of Kiera Cass’s The Selection series. To bring you up to speed, America Singer is in a reality-show style contest to wed Prince Maxon. But each of them has other romantic entanglements. And then there are the political rebellions, terrorist …
Series: The Selection Kiera Cass YA Welcome back to this dystopian cupcake of a series. I liked Elite, the middle book of The Selection Series trilogy, the same way I liked The Empire Strikes Back as a mid-trilogy installment. We’re past all the exposition and can delve deeper into our characterizations and plot complications. …