LitStack Review: Hero by Alethea Kontis

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Hero (The Woodcutter Sisters) Alethea Kontis Harcourt Children’s Books Release Date:  October 1, 2013 ISBN 0-5440-5677-9 Finally!  A book with a girl – well, young woman, she’s at least 16 –  who is the hero, who isn’t confused about the fact that she’s the hero.  Who doesn’t normally wear skirts and doesn’t particularly like dresses [….]

Speculative Fiction Sucker Punches, Part 2 – The Left Hook: Uber Leetness*

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So if the right hook in Speculative Fiction Sucker Punches is convenient magic (as discussed in my earlier essay), what would the left hook be?  Something that, on its own might merely daze, but combined with that right hook, could very well bring about a KO – which for the other person in the ring, [….]