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 The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull
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 The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
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 Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
Peter Pan by James Barrie was published with three alternate endings. I got the one with the pirate fight! It's been so many years, I hardly remember this adventure, but I know the story well through its various film adaptations!