Tag: YA literature

What We Learned From V.E. Schwab

Victoria “V.E.” Schwab, whose newest book A Gathering of Shadows came out this week, and her best friend-turned-beta reader Patricia Riley were both playful and informative during their visit to One More Page Books last night. If you weren’t able… Read More

The Big One

Yesterday, I started a project. The Big One. I’ve started to write a book. It sounds so pretentious when I put it out there like that. “Look at me, how fancy I am. A book!” But, really, it’s a… Read More

Always Take a Little…

Danielle Ellison’s Salt is a story of self-discovery. Penelope knows that her magic works differently from everyone else’s; it’s “temperamental,” as she puts it. What she doesn’t know is that pursuing her dream job will uncover secrets hidden in her family’s… Read More

An American Girl in Paris

Anna is a Georgia girl, looking forward to her senior year of high school. She loves her family, best friend, and job–and the prospect of what could be with a coworker has her excited for what the next… Read More

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