Meet the Heroine: Eponina

Meet Eponina Photography by Alice Alinari. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Lady Eponina Glen Wilqen From: Bainherd Plains, West Halvea, World of Jordinia Status: Princess of the Bainherd Plains Distinguishing characteristics: Opalescent eyes, gossamer-like hairMotivations: Bright and clever, Princess Eponina longs for the opportunity to use her intellect and be involved in matters of political importance. Eponina’s … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Eponina

Book Review: The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull

The Radiant Road (Penguin Young Readers 2016) is a recent YA fantasy novel by Katherine Catmull. Our protagonist is fourteen-year-old Clare, daughter of a traveling geologist. After moving about the United States, Clare and her father return to her birthplace of Ireland, back into the ancient, mysterious stone home in which she was born, where her mother’s … Continue reading Book Review: The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull

Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

The Forbidden Wish (2016) is a new release by author Jessica Khoury, a retelling of the Aladdin tale from the genie's - or rather, jinni's - point of view. Except in this lushly written YA fantasy romance, our jinni is Zahra, a beautiful young woman with a mysterious, four-thousand-year-old past. Inexplicably, a magic ring leads a charming young thief, … Continue reading Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Book Review: Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow (2008) is an original YA fairy tale written by children’s author Jessica Day George. In this once-upon-a-time, a little Norwegian girl with no name, simply called “the lass,” is granted a special gift - to speak to animals - by a magical white reindeer. The lass is a woodcutter’s daughter, … Continue reading Book Review: Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George