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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

Great Women in History: Mary Shelley

Great Women in History: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was a trailblazer, a fire cracker, and a brilliant writer. The daughter of a suffragette (her mother published one of the earliest books promoting the equal treatment of women and men) and a philosopher, she left her own mark on the world at the bright, young age of 19, when she published The … Continue reading

Fire

Fire

Fire is a book about a strikingly beautiful young woman with the same name. What sets this tale apart from the stereotypical narrative about drop-dead gorgeous heroines is that Fire’s beauty comes with a price. It means she is marked as a monster. She can’t go outside because men and violent creatures who roam her … Continue reading