Best Books of 2020: Historical Fiction

After Science Fiction and Fantasy, historical fiction is my favorite genre. That said, I'm picky about what I read. I want historical fiction to transport me to another time and place, not give me modern-seeming characters dressed in period clothes. So while I went through a host of so-so historical fiction novels, there were a … Continue reading Best Books of 2020: Historical Fiction

Classic Remarks: What Contemporary Book Do You Think Will Become a Classic?

Classic Remarks is a meme hosted by Krysta and Brianna at Pages Unbound. Each week, they pose a question about classic works of literature in order for readers to engage in a continuing conversation about elements of classic literature, the literary ‘canon’, and the timelessness of story. If you’re interested in participating, you can find … Continue reading Classic Remarks: What Contemporary Book Do You Think Will Become a Classic?

Book Review: The Court of Miracles

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant YA Historical Fiction 464 pages Expected publication June 2, 2020, by Knopf Children's Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables has inspired all sorts of adaptations since its publication in 1862, including the beloved musical of the same name. In Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's musical, the dynamic second half … Continue reading Book Review: The Court of Miracles