This episode follows the order of Lyra’s “stops” in the North. In the books, Lyra ends up at “The Station” before she searches for her father. So, to those who haven’t read the books, but saw the movie, this is the sequence that the story follows. It’ll all make sense in the finale. Lyra—using the… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials: The Daemon Cages”
Metamorphosis: #1: Vita Nostra By: Marina & Sergey Dyachenko Translated (English) by: Julia Meitov Hersey Published: 2007 in Russia & Ukrainian; November 13, 2018 in the U.S. Genre: Metaphysical, Speculative Fiction, Psychological, Bildungsroman Winner of the PocKoH 2008 Vita nostra brevis est, Our life is brief, Brevi finietur; Soon it will end; Venit mors velociter, Death comes quickly, Rarit… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Vita Nostra”
The Ten Thousand Doors of January By: Alix E. Harrow Published: September 10, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Coming-of-Age I almost didn’t notice the Door at all. All Doors are like that, half-shadowed and sideways until someone looks at them in just the right way, (1, The Blue Door). Portal fantasies are one of the many… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Ten Thousand Doors of January”
Gods of Jade and Shadow By: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Published: July 23, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Folklore, Historical Fiction, Mythology Casiopea Tun, named after a constellation, was born under the most rotten star imaginable in the firmament. She was eighteen, penniless, and had grown up in Uukumil, a drab town where mule-drawn railcars stopped twice a week… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Gods of Jade and Shadow”
The Sisters of the Winter Wood By: Rena Rossner Published: September 25, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, Magic Realism, Folklore, Historical Fiction “…Everything makes sense suddenly, and yet nothing makes sense at all. There have always been rumors about the Kodari forest and the hidden things within it. Now, I know we are a part of that… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Sisters of the Winter Wood”
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World By: C.A. Fletcher Published: April 23, 2019 Genre: Science Fiction, Coming of Age, Post-Apocalypse, Dystopian “I wasn’t going home Not then, not yet, or not to my home anyway. I was going to go to his home. I was going to get my dog.… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World”
A look into PBS' Top 10 Books voted in "The Great American Read" and my selection and why it should win the vote.