If you love books, something inspired that love along the way. Whether another person did, or a specific book did, something brought you to the point where you began to love books. And for those who had a slower descent into the love of reading, several books and people might have inspired it. For me, there was a single moment where I went from reading indifference to loving to read. Continue reading “Beginning to Love Reading”
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic, an imaginative addition to Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha novels, was originally intended to be a prequel. What it became instead was a collection of fairy tales filtered through the lens of Bardugo’s fictional world, the stories that its children may have been told at bedtime.
This was by far my most favorite horror graphic novel to date. Emily Carroll’s folk tales and illustrations weave a thread of anxiety and unease as you turn the pages. Some stories are definitely more frightening than others, particularly “The Nesting Place” which I made the mistake of reading just before bed. A few images could be labeled as downright grotesque, but are tame in comparison to most horror-related graphic novels. The coloring is utterly beautiful and each page is stylized to unite each story within an overall aesthetic. If you’re looking for fairy-tales gone very, very wrong you won’t be disappointed with this quick read.
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TEEN BOOK BATTLE
The two Fairy Tale contenders this week are Rapunzel’s Revenge and The Last Unicorn. Both of these books can be found in the Graphic Novels area of the Teen section of our library. You may remember reading Peter S. Beagles book The Last Unicorn, but Shannon and Dean Hale’s take on the Rapunzel tale is entirely new.
TEEN BOOK BATTLE
This is a battle of the Fairy Tales!
The Transfigured Hart by Jane Yolen is a lovely, lovely little story contained in just 110 pages about a boy and a girl who see a unicorn in the woods. Or do they? Continue reading “Harts versus Hearts”