I Read YA 2015 – Day 4

21 May

I love historical fiction, so Day 4 of #IReadYA week is all about the world of the Brontë sisters.  I don’t know as much about Emily, Charlotte, and Anne as much as I’d like to – I did not fall in love with Wuthering Heights as I thought I would – but I like reading about them!

 

World Within 

From the publisher (Scholastic):

Emily Brontë loves her sisters, responsible Charlotte and quiet Anne, and her brother, tempestuous Branwell. She loves the moors that stretch all around the little village of Haworth, and wandering over them in the worst of weather. And she loves most of all the writing that brings all these things together, as she and her siblings create vast kingdoms and vivid adventures that take them deep into their imaginations.

But change is coming to Haworth, as their father falls ill and the girls must learn how to support themselves. How can Emily preserve both what she loves, and herself, and find her way into the future?

From the award-winning author of Wildthorn, the story of a young writer finding her voice, and a window into the mind of the beloved but mysterious Emily Brontë.

 

Ever wonder where the word “gothic” comes from?  The Brontë sisters’ stories fit snugly within the period of gothic literature, so I’m very interested to know if anything gothic will pop up in this novel.

Do you read/like gothic lit?  What are your favourite titles and/or authors?

 

I Read YA - Purple 

Remember that this week (May 18-22) is a celebration of all things YA.  You can even win some prizes!  Click on the icon above to find out more, and if you’re planning to talk about YA books this week, don’t forget to use the hashtag #IReadYA.

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