Tagged with dystopia

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

A combination of Fire, Little House on the Prairie, and Harry Potter, Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede swept me away to an alternate history of the United States and a Wild West where mystical beasts roam the wilderness, and magic is read about in newspapers instead of fairy tales. The story follows Eff, a young girl … Continue reading

On Writing…

“Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall, let us trace the pattern, however disconnected and incoherent in appearance, which each sight or incident scores upon the consciousness. Let us not take it for granted that life exists more fully in what is commonly thought … Continue reading

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Before I started Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels, I was still running off a high from the last installment, City of Glass and I’ll be honest, I was slightly nervous about how Clare would manage to move the story forward after such climactic events. The beginning of this book is indeed a little slower … Continue reading

Little Cinder by Jeannine Hall Gailey

Little Cinder by Jeannine Hall Gailey Girl, they can’t understand you. You rise from the ash–heap in a blaze and only then do they recognize you as their one true love. While you pray beneath your mother’s tree you carve a phoenix into your palm with a hazel twig and coal; every night she devours … Continue reading

On Wrestling your Creative Muse…

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one … Continue reading

Snow White & the Huntsman: Movie Review

Snow White & the Huntsman: Movie Review

*Mild Spoilers, as the skeleton of the story remains true to the original* As soon as I saw the trailer for Snow White & the Huntsman, months ago, I was looking forward to seeing it. No, not because of Kristen Stewart, rather in spite of her ‘charms’. As you may or may not have noticed, … Continue reading