Austen · NovElla · Science Fiction · YA

For Darkness Shows the Stars

Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, this YA book stands out from the others on the post-apocalypse bookshelf. A sci-fi tale that tackles issues of genetic modification, For Darkness Shows the Stars is an exciting story about risk and choices. Containing thought-provoking ideas regarding the relentless march of progress and technology, Peterfreund’s powerful novel is a… Continue reading For Darkness Shows the Stars

NovElla · Science Fiction

The Force Awakens

The much-anticipated Star Wars Episode VII has been released; and everyone has an opinion! Whether you’re a young Jedi initiate or a lifelong fan, this movie attracted a lot of attention. I’ve seen the movie and I’m here to report back—favorably! For those of you who haven’t seen Episode VII yet, don’t worry; this post… Continue reading The Force Awakens

NovElla · Quotes · Science Fiction · Supernatural

Starlight

Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have this wish I wish tonight. Have you ever seen a shooting star? Legends say they’re magical! I’ll never forget the first time I saw one; it traveled across the sky in a bright arc. Given my interest… Continue reading Starlight

NovElla · Quotes · Science Fiction · The Hobbit · YA

Mixed Prose

What do you think about mixing different styles of writing? About adding songs and poetry into a fictional book? Sometimes it feels as though every new YA novel is using poetry epigraphs at the start of each chapter. Authors have actually been mixing it up this way for centuries! Even Shakespeare frequently used poetry in… Continue reading Mixed Prose

NovElla · Science Fiction

Shakespeare and Star Wars?

As a lifelong Star Wars fan, I grew up watching the movies. When I first stumbled over the book William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, I was skeptical. When I saw that Ian Doescher had written Star Wars in the form of one of Shakespeare’s plays, I realized the idea was ingenious. I quickly made it a… Continue reading Shakespeare and Star Wars?