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Charysse is our elusive display fairy. Her interests tend to be fairy/folk tales and memoir - but include hearty doses of feminism, dystopias, social constructs, and neuroscience. So, when not working to keep our space inviting and thought provoking, she will happily steer you to writers who speak to her favorite topics. She also likes lists. A lot. But that’s another topic.
This is an enchanting story about a town ruled by sorrow and fear, a little girl raised by a witch, and a mother who never stopped searching. Of course, there’s much more to it than that. Everyday wonder mixes with myth and magic in delicious prose, in a story that can cast a spell on anyone. Explore the tenuous and unbreakable bonds between people, the determination to fight for the light even when there is sorrow. This is a truly moving and beautiful book. Ages 10-14
Straddling the line between myth and history, this fairy tale brings frost demons, magic, and intuition to life in medieval Russia. A girl follows her mother’s line with magic talents and is sought by two demons, both born of cold, but one of darkness and one of mystery. A priest is deceived by the darkness. Meet women with secrets, and a family trying to survive. The constant adventure and rich language will keep you turning the pages.
How can you change the future without remembering the past? In the final book of the Tearling Trilogy, Johansen leads us down the unexplored timelines and history of the Tear. Finally learning the secrets held by this land and its people, Kelsey Glynn hurtles toward a conclusion that leaves the reader breathless. As with the first two books, this is not a novel for the faint of heart. The realities of war, violence, and trauma are ever present in this realistic fantasy. But you won’t want to turn away from Kelsey as she pushes relentlessly onward.