Tag: YA fiction

Our Own Cinderella

It’s little wonder that Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles are so popular. I’ve just finished Cinder, and it was not at all what I expected: fresh and original, while gritty and intense. In this retelling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella–or, as we… Read More

Rebelle

If you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you’ll probably like Rachel Hawkins’ Rebel Belle. If, like me, you rabidly love Buffy (I’ve watched the entire series and its spinoff twice in the last year), you might be unduly critical of what… Read More

Twirly on Passions

Recently, I was asked what I’m passionate about. I paused to consider, but before I could open my mouth to respond, the asker continued, “Besides your husband of course.” Laughter, as if at the funniest thing ever said…. Read More

Salted Peanuts in The Big Easy

Ruta Sepetys may be best known for Between Shades of Grey (a story about art and refugees, not bondage and sex), but her more recent Out of the Easy is worth just as much attention. Set in the year 1950, in… Read More

Spinning a Story

I bought Spin (by Darcie J. Gudger) because of an Amazon ad on my Facebook. The girl on the cover looked just like me, and she was spinning a blue flag. All I needed to know was that this was a… Read More

TBT: Mistborn

Confession: I love young adult fantasy and science fiction. (I said it! I said it!) I’ve been trying to deny it for years, but it’s true. I have a friend who happens to have excellent taste in this… Read More

Eleanor and Park

I just finished reading Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park and now I don’t know what to do with my life. Remember those feelings I had during The Fault in Our Stars? This is like that, but so much worse. Worse… Read More

TBT: TFIOS

It’s Throwback Thursday! As such, Fiction Friday is being moved up; I’m taking today as an opportunity to share a review from my old blog, Confessions of a Twirl. Take a gander!   I didn’t want to fall in… Read More

Intelligencers and Assassins

I have an unfortunate proclivity towards British things–or, I should say, things written by British people. Literature, television, it’s all the same, really. (I should point out that this is only unfortunate because British authors seem less afraid… Read More

Reputable Thoughts on a Disreputable History

Frankie Landau-Banks is a sophomore at Alabaster boarding school in Massachusetts, and she is entirely too smart for her own good. It’s her best kept secret; people are constantly underestimating her, especially her family. And it’s driving her… Read More