Tag: ya fiction

May AND June Book Wrap Up Because Well…

While the world went even more down the pooper during these months, I didn’t really spend my time reading or writing much of anything. Most of the books I “read” were audiobooks. So I decided to do a two-month wrap up instead. Also here…

Making a Mood Board Review for ‘House of Salt and Sorrows’

Hi everyone, how’s it going? Are you resting? Are you actively signing petitions? Link at the bottom for some you can sign. Don’t be shy. Black lives matter! ‘House of Salt and Sorrows’ by Erin A. Craig Although I felt like this book was…

Why You Should (Always) Read Middle Grade and YA Books

Hey guys, it’s been a while. But I’ve been doing a lot of reading. A lot of YA and Middle Grade reading. And I’ve been thinking about why I believe it’s so valuable to read these genres as an adult. It may seem strange…

Book Wrap Up (February): Good and Bad Books

Hello everyone! I finally got my reading butt into gear this month, even though it was a short one. If you’d like a full review for any of the books below that don’t have one already, let me know! I’d love to extend my…

Book Review: Fireborne Reignited My Love of YA

A Light Review (No Spoilers) Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars If you’d like to read my spoiler review section, keep reading through to the section titled “Into the Fire.” So many YA books start before the revolution, but this one takes place several…

Book Review: Wilder Girls Is Not Quite the Wild Ride I Wanted

I read the book Wilder Girls by Rory Power, and while this book was super-hyped, I was majorly disappointed.

Beautiful Creatures Is a Wannabe “I’m Not Like Other Girls” Mess

This has been on my shelf for so long, and now that I’ve finally read it, I’m wondering is it even relevant anymore? Let’s talk about it.

Response To: “The Decade in Young Adult Fiction” by Slate

Is YA Fiction Eating Itself Alive? As someone who grew up as a teenager during the last decade, the state of YA Fiction is something near and dear to my heart. But I’m also a writer, and a writer of YA Fiction, so I…

Sex In YA Fantasy Part Two: How Fantasy Can Change Young Adults

Before reading this, check out Part One of this blog series. “When I started working as a child abuse and neglect family therapist…one quick conclusion I came to was that until we are willing and able to talk openly about sex in this culture—healthy…

Sex In Young Adult Fantasy (Part 1)

An Overview Oh boy. This is a tricky topic for so many people. Should writers put sex in their books? How should it be portrayed? Are the relationships healthy? Is the sex safe? Is it consensual? Instead of just writing off the conversation as…