A Wrinkle in Time: the Graphic Novel adapted by Hope Larson

A graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. [description from WorldCat]

wrinkleintimegnA Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite novels from my childhood. I was excited to check this adaptation after reading Hope Larson’s other work and I was not disappointed. The artwork perfectly captures the feeling of the book. I thought Larson showed so much emotion in the characters’ faces and the color palette was just right for the tone. Fans of the original will enjoy this along with people just picking it up now.


Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday. [description from WorldCat]


Ethan has been having nightmares that are disturbingly real. Things get even stranger when the girl from his dreams shows up at his school and it turns out she is the niece of the creepy town shut-in. Ethan can’t help but be drawn to Lena and gets sucked into her world – a shadowy version of his very own town that holds more secrets than he ever imagined.

I finally read Beautiful Creatures even though I’m a few years late. I figure that I might see the movie sometime soon and I’d like to have read the book first. I enjoyed it more than I anticipated; I usually shy away from things that seem like they will be mostly paranormal romance. While some of the rules about Casters and Keepers and all the Official Capitalized Words were a little much for me, the characters and the story drew me in and kept me interested until the end. Despite the long length it was a quick read. Plus there was an awesome librarian character, which is always a bonus!