Young Adult

How do you choose what to read?

How do you choose what to read?

Apologies for the delay in posts. I had a mishap with 3 cats, a kitten, a glass of water and my laptop. As you can imagine it did not end well for the laptop. So now I’m borrowing the public library’s computer/wifi as my poor […]

Rejected Princesses: The Fairytales You’ve Been Missing

Rejected Princesses: The Fairytales You’ve Been Missing

I was griping to my friend about the fact that there are so many fairy tales that paint women as the damsel in distress and never provide an example of women going on adventures, doing crazy things, and generally being heroic. Then she recommended this […]

The Thief-Masterful Use of Foreshadowing

The Thief-Masterful Use of Foreshadowing

Ok, I’m going to take us back to our high school English classes and talk about literary devices…dun dun dun. But have no fear, because I’ll break it down in case you forgot, which I frequently do. Today’s star literary device is foreshadowing. Crash Course […]

“The Thief”- My YA Fantasy Love

“The Thief”- My YA Fantasy Love

Two of my all-time favorite genres of literature are young adult and fantasy, so when they are combined I’m in heaven! “The Thief” is based in a fictional Greece. It’s not 100% Greece, but rather the structure of the Grecian landscapes, gods, and architecture, only […]

“Alex Rider: Skeleton Key”-Saving the World and Algebra Homework

“Alex Rider: Skeleton Key”-Saving the World and Algebra Homework

Alex Rider is one of my favorite kid spies as I already talked about in an earlier post (Alex Rider vs. CHERUB). It is also a series and as such is subjected to the curse of series. On the one hand you love them because […]