Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale delivers another delightful story, taking Miri and readers outside of Mount Eskel and into Asland, the capital of Danland where a rebellion is brewing. This tumultuous town tests Miri more than ever before, and she must decide where her loyalties lie and how she truly feels about Peder. Palace of Stone takes place shortly after the events of Princess Academy. Britta has invited … Continue reading Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Submarines and Sea Monsters

SUBMARINES. SEA MONSTERS(?). PIRATES. Enticed? You should be! Katya’s World by Jonathan L. Howard took me by surprise by just how amazing it was. The novel begins as Katya Kuriakova is making her first trip as a navigator aboard her Uncle Pushkin’s small submarine. It was supposed to be a simple, routine trip to deliver supplies to a nearby colony, but as they’re leaving, their vessel … Continue reading Submarines and Sea Monsters

Gregor the Overlander

Suzanne Collins Before the Hunger Games

When I found out that Suzanne Collins had another series after I finished the Hunger Games, I was ecstatic. Three chapters into the Underland Chronicles, and I had to check the cover to make sure that I really was reading the right author. Gregor the Overlander is about a boy from New York City who accidentally falls down a hole one summer while watching his … Continue reading Suzanne Collins Before the Hunger Games

Princess Academy

This book was absolutely lovely! Though, that really isn’t surprising considering that it was a Newbery Honoree in 2006. Whenever a Prince of Danland becomes eligible for marriage, the priests divine what territory the future princess will come from. This time, they divine that she will come from Mt. Eskel, an outlying mining province that is typically left out. The Princess Academy that is customarily … Continue reading Princess Academy