…sankta alina… sol koroleva… sun summoner…
My tribute to Alina Starkov from Leigh Bardugo's The Grisha Trilogy, a fantastic series of YA novels set in a Russian-inspired fantasy world and a lovely magic system. I wanted to show her power (and the amplifiers!) rising out of the Volcra but also a little fear that comes with being an accidental heroine.
Done in traditional media: pen, marker, color pencil on toned paper (as usual).
OH. MY. WORD. I can’t tell you how much I adore this. Loved seeing the work in progress at the launch but oohhhhhhhh the final!!! Thank you so much for sharing it <3
"So many men had tried to make her a queen."
-Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm
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Poetry in the Margins, 2014
Thanks to all of the teen poets who read their work (or sang a song) at last night’s Poetry in the Margins!
LIST OF THE WEEK: TEN SHAKESPEARE RETELLINGS
Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. Read a few retellings of his classic plays with these YA adaptations. For more fun lists and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!