Things I’m Tired of Seeing in YA Fiction

It's List Time! Things I'm tired of seeing in YA fiction: Dumb Adults I hate it when a twelve-year-old find the missing piece to the puzzle that an adult should have found. Adults were once teenagers, too. They broke rules and knew about drugs and sex. Adult Villains Obsessed with the Teenage Protagonist I can't stand … Continue reading Things I’m Tired of Seeing in YA Fiction

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Book Review: And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White (4/5)

 YA Fantasy (Alternative History, Apparently.) I saw this book among the "because you read such and such," on Goodreads. I assumed it fantasy because the book it compared it to was fantasy, so I expected fantasy, you know - magic, dragons, vampires - in the spirit of Dracula. I expected more of an alternative history … Continue reading Book Review: And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White (4/5)

Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu (4/5)

 YA Fiction, Fantasy Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar … Continue reading Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu (4/5)