"...some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." - C.S. Lewis
Clara Evans, a scholarship student at a private school, is shocked to find out that over 50 books have just been put added to a list of "prohibited media" at her school. Though she tries to push back, the principal will not budge and the librarian tells her that the books will just disappear if he doesn't get rid of them himself. So, she takes the library's copies- and rents them out of her locker. As more and more students start checking out her books, she starts to wonder if maybe the books were banned for a reason. Suggested Reading is a fantastic book that studies the mindset behind banned books and why censorship is ultimately wrong. I highly recommend!
This book is a beautifully tragic backstory of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Cath, who dreams of opening a bakery, is courted by a king she does not want to marry. His obliviousness to her wishes and her parents' pressure on her to marry well propell her through the courtship, but all the while she finds herself attracted to the new court joker instead. Will she find her happy ending and open the best bakery in all of Hearts, or will she give in and become queen?
I loved this book! I came for the dressmaking and stayed for the characters. The changing dynamic between Emmaline, a talented country girl who was really only accepted into the competition for politics, and her city girl competitors builds a story of sabotage, ambition, and friendship.
In a nation with superheroes trying to govern a country torn apart by the anarchy of villains who fought for the right to exist, whose side will you choose? Nightmare, who witnessed her parents' murder and was rescued by the leader of the anarchists? Or the Sentinel, who becomes obsessed with tracking down Nightmare for the good of the superhero Council, all while she is under his nose? You won't be able to put it down!
This is a charming book about love, adventure, and dreams. Meg was rejected from film school and Hugo was dumped by his girlfriend, but together they find a way to bounce back from their disappointments, all while on a train ride through America.
The story of Rose and her adventuring heart is so beautiful! A retelling of the fairytale East of the Sun, West of the Moon, East presents a creative new story that stays true to the tale's Nordic roots. Perfect for any fairytale lover!
Jane Austen always has such fitting titles, and Persuasion is no exception. The character development of Anne is lovely, as is the classic Austen style. There are so many Austen spinoffs out there, but nothing beats the real deal!