Worlds of Ink and Shadow: A Novel of the Brontës by Lena Coakley (2016)
YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
“Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? Continue reading
Chained (Cage of Lies #1) by Susanne Valenti (2015)
YA Fiction | Dystopian Sci-Fi
“Terrified of the contamination and the creatures it has created, humanity hides behind The Wall. No one knows what lies beyond the wasteland. Maya has never thought much about what might still be out there, lurking in the forgotten places. But when she’s thrust into the unknown, she is forced to question everything she has ever been told. Not everyone outside died, some of them became something… else. As her heart is torn in two, every choice she makes is harder than the last. What she discovers will change her forever. She knows she will probably die, but Maya has seen enough of death and she won’t let it have her without a fight.” -Goodreads
Chained expected publication: October 01, 2015
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo (2014)
YA Fiction | Fantasy
“The capital has fallen.
The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.
Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Continue reading
Hogwarts Library by J.K. Rowling
Academic | Fantasy
First of all how awesome is it that Rowling decided to actually indulge us Potterheads and write and publish (albeit short) versions of a couple textbooks mentioned in the Harry Potter series? Not only is it cool to have copies of these books just like other Hogwarts students but it’s fascinating to learn so much more about the wizarding world. It just goes to show how much thought and creativity Rowling really put into her books. Magical creatures merely mentioned some time in some book in a section you can’t quite remember specifically are expounded upon in her, I mean Newt Scamander’s, book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The sport of Quidditch is not merely a fun part of the books but it becomes fully actualized and explained in Rowling’s, sorry I mean Kennilworthy Whisp’s, book Quidditch Through the Ages. To top it all off JK Rowling donates the proceeds of these books to Comic Relief (“UK-based charity that strives to create a just world free from poverty”) and Lumos (a charity founded by JK Rowling to “end the institutionalization of children”).