Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Published: February 5th 2013 by Feiwel and Friends Source: local library (audiobook) Synopsis (Goodreads): Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Book Review: All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry
All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry Published: July 30th 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin Source: local library Synopsis (Goodreads): The first book in an exciting YA trilogy, this is the story of two best friends on the verge of a terrifying divide when they begin to encounter a cast of strange and mythical characters. Set against… Continue reading Book Review: All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry
“φιλια” and why I love working in a library.
I am straightening the YA graphic novels, when an elderly woman asks, “Can you help me?” “Certainly,” I say. “Do you have any Greek books in the YA section?” “Are you looking for fiction? There are lots of YA novels inspired by Greek myths. If your looking for nonfiction, I’d actually recommend the children’s collection…”… Continue reading “φιλια” and why I love working in a library.
Classics Retold: Norse Mythology
I love remixes on classics as much as I love the classics themselves. Though our world continues to change and evolve, certain stories remain with us. The morals and conflicts in so many of them are universal and can be adapted to modern times. When I heard about the Classics Retold project, I knew I… Continue reading Classics Retold: Norse Mythology
Underwhelming Retelling: Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson Published: March 12th 2013 by Random House Children’s Books Source: ARC from publisher Synopsis (Goodreads): The Bluebeard fairy tale retold. . . . When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur… Continue reading Underwhelming Retelling: Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson