March 10, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Huffington Post article: I’m a Teenager and I Don’t Like Young Adult Novels. Here’s Why. The 2017 article listed above swept across my newsfeed this morning and I found it to be filled with amazing insight and advice for writers of YA fiction. The insight is useful because it comes from a teenager… the population […]
February 21, 2016.Reading time 3 minutes.
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Coriander Hobie is the daughter of an adoring mother and father who lives an early life of luxury and balance. The love between her parents is ethereal and romantic. Their days are filled with the beaming rays of a bright sun… until a […]
January 31, 2016.Reading time 5 minutes.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein My rating: 5 of 5 stars Take to the skies in this gut reeling, high flying adventure shared by two courageous women in World War II. But beware the barrage balloons. Two best friends fly over France on a secret mission. Two best friends fall behind […]
January 25, 2016.Reading time 3 minutes.
The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s the cover art that got me. It was mysterious, playful, and simplistically beautiful. Just like the story within that cover. So entranced by the cover was I that I didn’t realize the genre I was reading – namely that of young […]
December 20, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
Seeing Ione by Jansen Curry My rating: 5 of 5 stars In a literary world filled with dystopian futures, wizards, vampires, and closet BDSM billionaires Jansen Curry‘s debut novel is a breath of fresh air. Seeing Ione is by far the most original story I have read in recent years. Ione McCreery is a young woman with a mysterious […]