Crowdfunded project that I have supported among with many other people. The anthology gathers original fantasy and science fiction stories about diverse young adult protagonists. And they use the word diverse to cover a broad spectrum of genders, sexuality, ethnicity, ability and everything from neurotypical to protagonists that isn’t. The authors themself are also quite diverse.
The Creative Fire is a book about a revolution. It is a book about growing up. It is a book about wanting and achieving change in an oppressive society. It is a book about the power of song.
It has been some time since I read a young adult book that I actually liked. I think I found one! While many young adult books make teenage problems seems so trivial and angsty to the adult reader, The Circle managed to transport me into the mind of the young women in the book. Made me feel their emotions, their frustrations, their joy.
Title: Sandry’s Book (or The Magic in the Weaving)
Author: Tamora Pierce
Series: Circle of Magic, book 1
Published: 1997 by Scholastic Press
Format: Paperback, Danish
Genre: Fantasy, young adult
Earlier this week when I was putting together a list of epic fantasy books that I recommend, I had to write a little about the first book in the Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce. And I found that I almost couldn’t stop writing, so I decided that I would write a longer piece on the book. Mind you it has been a year or two since I read the series. But I have re-read it multiple times over the years. It is one of my favourite fantasy series. Why, you ask?
Title: The Hunger Games
Series: The Hunger Games series
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published: 2008 by Scholastic Press
Pages: 374 pages
Status: December 20 to 21, 2013
Genre: Dystopia, science fiction, young adult
Everyone raved about The Hunger Games last year, but at the time I didn’t get around to reading it. Then the movie came out and my sister read it and loved it, and I didn’t read it. Last month one of my friends lend it to me and finally this December I found a slot in my reading schedule to read it.
Title: Curtsies & Conspiracies
Series: Finishing School series
Author: Gail Carriger
Published: November 5th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320 pages
Status: First reading, 5/11 2013
Genre: Steampunk, young adult, boarding school, adventure, comedy of manners
I have been looking forward to Curtsies & Conspiracies for weeks now and was so happy when it showed up in my Kindle app.