Monday, January 4, 2016

You Don't Have to Be a Brontë Fan to Enjoy This


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Worlds of Ink and Shadow: A Novel of the Brontës by Lena Coakley (Amulet Books, 2016, 352pp.)

Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell Brontë have a secret: whenever they get tired of their humdrum lives, they can, quite literally, say a few words that will transport them to worlds of their own making. Their favorite invented place is Verdopolis, a shining city home to dashing gentlemen who belong to secret societies, and virtuous ladies who tame devilish rogues into marriage. Unfortunately, their ability to go world-hopping comes at a terrible price, one that might eventually cost them their lives. You don’t have to already be a Brontë fan to appreciate this novel. A unique premise, well-drawn main characters, and a colorful supporting cast make this latest take on the Brontës an engaging read for fans of both contemporary fiction and classic literature. Recommended for Ages 16-18.

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