Tagged with fiction

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson is a bittersweet tale of adolescence; beautifully but painfully capturing the missed connections, the longing, and the growth that frames this defining period of life. Narrated by Tinker Bell, and populated with twists on the classic characters, pervasive quality of magic, and darkness that is Neverland, Anderson leads the reader … Continue reading

On the Power of a Good Book…

“All my life I’ve wanted to be the kid who gets to cross over into the magical kingdom. I devoured those books by C.S. Lewis and William Dunthorn, Ellen Wentworth, Susan Cooper, and Alan Garner. When I could get them from the library, I read them out of order as I found them, and then … Continue reading

On Writing…

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Once upon a time… this book completely surprised me in the most wonderful way. It wasn’t that I wasn’t expecting it to be good, I was, it’s just that it totally surpassed my expectations. Laini Taylor crafts a seductive Prague, full of back alleyways, vexing ex-boyfriends, occult coffee shops and an honest and tough main … Continue reading

On Building Sand Castles…

“You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible. So part of us believes that when the … Continue reading

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