Blog Tour: The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd (Dream Cast)


Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be on the blog tour for The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd (October 11, 2016 — Delacorte Books for Young Readers). This book was described as being for fans of The Secret Garden. Once I saw that, I was sold! So, today, Megan Shepherd is sharing her Dream Cast! First, here’s more about the book!

the-secret-horses-of-briar-hill-high-res There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital. In the mirrors that line its grand hallways, which once belonged to a princess. In those that reflect the elegant rooms, now filled with sick children. It is her secret.

One morning, when Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital’s abandoned gardens, she discovers something incredible: a white horse with broken wings has left the mirror-world and entered her own.

Tucked into the garden’s once-gleaming sundial, Emmaline finds a letter from the Horse Lord. He is hiding the wounded white horse, named Foxfire, from a dark and sinister force—a Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight. If Emmaline is to keep the Black Horse from finding her new friend, she must collect colorful objects with which to blind him. But where can Emmaline find color when her world is filled with gray?

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And now for the dream cast post! Enjoy!

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Dream Cast

Emmaline: Millie Bobby Brown: I just finished binge watching Netflix’s Stranger Things, and Millie Bobby Brown did such a fantastic job playing the enigmatic Eleven. I think she has the perfect look and depth to play Emmaline.



Thomas: Rupert Grint: Naturally, I first think of Rupert Grint as Ron from Harry Potter, a role where he is often jovial and energetic. The character of Thomas is quite the opposite: quiet, brooding, and a loner. I think Rupert Grint is a marvelous actor, and I’d love to see him take on this vastly different type of character.



Foxfire: Asfaloth from Lord of the Rings: I put this one in for fun. ☺ I’m a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings movies, and the scene where Arwen rides Asfaloth to escape the Nazgûl is one of the most beautiful and powerful horse scenes of all time.



Anna: Elle Fanning: Anna is such a crucial character to Emmaline. I’d love to see her portrayed by an actress who can appear both young and maternal, and pretty but not vain. I think Elle Fanning would be terrific.



Sister Constance: Emily Watson: I’ve loved so many of Emily Watson’s performances, particularly the historical ones. She has a knack for bringing strength to her characters while showing glimpses of tenderness, which would make her a great Sister Constance.




The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 3rd: Twinning for Books, Review
Tuesday, October 4th: The Mod Podge Bookshelf, Interview
Wednesday, October 5th: Jenuine Cupcakes, Review (and cupcakes!)
Thursday, October 6th: Pandora’s Books, Movie Cast Post
Friday, October 7th: Owl Always Be Reading

Monday, October 10th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers, Review
Tuesday, October 11th: Such a Novel Idea, Playlist Post
Wednesday, October 12th: The Reading Nook Reviews, Review
Thursday, October 13th: Seeing Double In Neverland, Author Guest Post
Friday, October 14th: Mundie Moms, Review


meghan-shepard-credit-kristi-hedbergAbout The Author
MEGAN SHEPHERD grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of several acclaimed young adult books. Shepherd lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband. You can visit her at and follow her on Twitter at @megan_shepherd.

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