Tag Archives: Young Adult

Reading: Kaleidoscope

22029529Title:  Kaleidoscope
Editor:  Julia RiosAlisa Krasnostein
Short story anthology
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, magical realism

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.

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The Creative Fire

The Creative FireTitle: The Creative Fire
Author: Brenda Cooper
Series: Ruby’s Song, book 1
Genre: Science fiction, space, generation ship
Trigger warning: Rape

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.

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The Circle

16101193Title: The Circle
Author: Series: Engelsfors, book 1
Genre: Urban fantasy, young adult

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.

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Sandry’s Book & Circle of Magic

Sandry's BookTitle:  Sandry’s Book (or The Magic in the Weaving)
Author: Tamora PierceSeries: Circle of Magic, book 1
Published:  1997 by Scholastic Press
Read: 2000
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?

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I finally read The Hunger Games

2767052Title: The Hunger Games
Series: The Hunger Games series
Author: 
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.

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Curtsies & Conspiracies

15723286Title: Curtsies & Conspiracies
Series: Finishing School series
Author:  
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.

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