If you’re no fun, you might call this book gimmicky. I call it brilliant.
Tag: young adult
This is not the first book I have read about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and he remains one of the most inspiring historical figures that I have ever read about.
The rabbit hole of book and author cancellations at the hand of YA Twitter is a deep one– and it’s a symptom of a larger cultural problem in the book community that we would be remiss to ignore.
Mel Torrefranca is a 19-year-old author and entrepreneur who has published several YA novels and runs a YouTube channel with over 40K subscribers where she makes videos about her life and writing journey. She also has her own indie publishing house, Lost Island Press, which specializes in dark young adult fiction.
This was the second read of my banned books challenge last year.
Harvard. Stanford. MIT. The circle of elite colleges is tantalizing for many teenagers. And for YA characters, seem to be predetermined destiny.
What would you get if you fed an AI 10,000 words of antiracism books, “deconstructing whiteness” seminars and the script of that Karen movie trailer and then told it to write a YA thriller?
This book was one of my most-anticipated releases from 2022, and it did not disappoint!
I think (hope) we can all agree this month was not the best.
YA (Young Adult) fiction kind of gets a bad rap amongst some echelons of society, a phenomenon that’s been well-documented by bloggers and defensive book influencers all across the Internet.
It’s been a while since I did a book tag on here, so here we go!
If you stick to one genre, reading can get boring. Why? Because the book world is not immune to trend-hopping. Publishers want to sell books, so they publish what sells, leading to a myriad of interesting– but sometimes repetitive– trends.
Ugh. It’s a cold, rainy, very subpar day, but what can make me feel better faster than… a book tag? Thank you to A Bookworm’s Paradise for nominating me for the Feelings Book Tag!
Believe it or not, this post was inspired by a BuzzFeed quiz. (I would link the quiz in question, but I could not find it)
With its unique premise and slower pacing, I think it’s fair to call The Cousins Karen M. McManus’s most controversial mystery. And yet, it is the book that reserved McManus’s spot on my list of favorite authors.
I’m not usually much of a new-release-attuned person (I’ve been prefacing my posts like this a lot recently; maybe I need to re-evaluate my self-perception) but right now there are a lot of new books in YA that I am super excited to read.
I’ve been obsessed with YA mystery/thrillers for a while… there’s something about the easy-to-read yet suspenseful writing style, plentiful plot twists, and shock endings. They’re just so readable, and I can’t just enough!
Do you ever get that feeling, while reading a book, where you’re completely absorbed in the story and you just can’t put it down? It’s almost like eating delicious food, or being wrapped in a warm blanket. You don’t want it to end, because you’re just in the MOOD for reading.
Is this a discussion post?
I was recently thinking about how I want to expand the kinds of books I read, and that gave me this idea.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how CREATIVE the entire concept of this book is? I really should read more sci-fi.