Harry Crewe, the Homelander orphan girl, is pleased with her new home. Life in Istan is certainly easy, but a voice in her ear whispers that the home of her heart is among the Hillfolk, among the descendants of Lady Aerin, who once wielded Gonturan, the Blue Sword.
"I read this fantasy novel as a teen and it was formative in my development as a writer and as a person because it showed me that young women can easily be heroes. I can trace the inspirations for my novel Huntress straight back to this book." --Malinda Lo
New York Times best-selling author Robin McKinley has won numerous awards for her writing, including the prestigious Newbery Medal. Though her two sisters are beautiful, Beauty, despite her name, is thin and awkward - but she's also courageous. So when her father makes a terrible promise to a Beast living in an enchanted castle, Beauty knows she must volunteer to be the Beast's prisoner.
"This retelling of Beauty and the Beast is another favorite from my childhood. It showed me that fairy tales have infinite possibilities for reimagining, and McKinley's reworking of fairy tales are especially wonderful. My novel Ash, a retelling of Cinderella, comes right out of the McKinley tradition." --Malinda Lo
After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He's very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.
"Many readers are fans of L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time books, but I always preferred her Austin family series, especially the third novel, A Ring of Endless Light. I read this when I was eleven or twelve years old, and while I identified with the main character, Vicki, who wanted to be a writer, I was also captivated by the way it engages with faith and science, grief and love, issues which continue to fascinate me today." --Malinda Lo
Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn't shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear....
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In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother....
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