Posted 3 weeks ago


Can you feel the love tonight? Some of these characters can - and for some of these characters, their stories became more hellish than ever. For more fun lists and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

Posted 1 month ago


Into The Woods debuts this Christmas.

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Following the huge success of their Kickstarter, we’ll definitely be looking out for the Valor Anthology. Check out our interview with savvyliterate and secondlina.

Posted 2 months ago

Keke Palmer will be new Cinderella on Broadway

Posted 2 months ago

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen: A Review


Fairy Tale: Sleeping Beauty

Trigger Warning: This post will discuss the Holocaust and all the hate crimes encompassed within, as well as how victims of violence cope with their past traumas.

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen is a young adult novel which is in large part an exploration of the past and the stories we create to mask it. Becca’s grandmother, Gemma, has always told her and her sisters the story of Briar Rose. But when Gemma passes away, Becca begins to discover that Gemma’s story may have been referencing a dark and terrible past, and that this is one fairy tale that may not end happily.

Some highlights:

  • A very seriously and well-written book examining the repercussions and violence of the Holocaust
  • It features a bright and determined young woman as its protagonist, who puts in the hard work and has the skills to discover the truth about her grandmother’s past
  • A haunting incorporation of the tale of Sleeping Beauty which doesn’t so much retell the tale as incorporate it as part of the mystery of the novel
  • It has a slow-burning mystery that, although one feels you already know what the result will be, nevertheless keeps you in dreadful suspense of the conclusion

Sound interesting? Then let’s discuss Briar Rose.

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Posted 2 months ago

Library stretch goal unlocked!


Today’s been a wonderful day for Valor! Not only did we reach goal early this morning, but we just hit the $25,000 stretch goal! We also had help today from the marketing campaign that Hiveworks started! Here’s a reminder of what that goal was:

Books will be donated public libraries! The more that’s pledged, the more books we can get to libraries! If you’re a librarian and want a copy of Valor for your library as part of this stretch goal, please send a message through Kickstarter or email Meg at namesakemeg at gmail dot com!

And because we all love libraries, we will put in a bookmark for every tier level that has a physical book pledge ($30 and above.) Here’s what the bookmark looks like! It was done by the ever lovely Angelica Maria Lopez of Solstoria!

Here’s the other two stretch goals we have in place so far!

We will create a digital artbook with concept art and the creating of Valor, including background into the stories used and comments from the creators! Plus, we will be able to give our artists and writers a bonus! Breaking through this stretch goal enables you to directly support the artists!

Want a hardcover copy of Valor? This is the tier level we need to unlock! We will also add another prose story to the Fairy Song package by Alex Singer of Little Foolery!

Thank you to everyone for all the support you’ve provided, and the enthusiasm for Valor!


Posted 2 months ago


Valor: A fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines starts today!

Valor is a comic anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.

The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.


CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter

CLICK HERE for the official tumblr.

Posted 2 months ago


Trailer: ‘Into the Woods' - Dec 25

Directed by Rob Marshall, written by James Lapine, starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Mackenzie Mauzy and Tracey Ullman.

How dare they not put any singing in this trailer. Looks like a lot of Disney magic and not much of anything else. Still the cast is reason enough to be excited.

Posted 2 months ago


First Production Photos from Disney and Sondheim’s “Into The Woods”

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