Tag: YA

Melissa Albert-The Hazel Wood

Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.

Tomi Adeyemi-Children of Blood and Bone

Synopsis: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. Everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving…

Top 5 Library Themed Young Adult Books

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler- E. L. Konigsburg Synopsis: When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable,…

The Bone Queen-Alison Croggon

  Themes Explored: regret, magic, mistakes, pride, love, forgiveness, fantasy, magic, youthful rage, good versus evil, antihero, redemption Summary: Cadvan of Lirigon, one of the most powerful Bards of his time, has been exiled from the School of Lirigon for a grievous crime that unleashed…

Erika Johansen-The Fate of the Tearling

Themes Explored: dystopia, monarchy, romance, vampires, death, destiny, fate, time, fantasy, fiction, evil, hope, civilization, hopelessness, magic, swordplay Synopsis: In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has grown from an awkward teenager into a powerful monarch and a visionary leader. And as she has…

Sarah J Maas-Empire of Storms

Themes Explored: fantasy, romance, love, magic, battle, fire, mythology, sacrifice, death, joy, despair, relationships, piracy, evil, prophesies, demons, possession, witchery, illusion, elves, immortality, ancestors, descendants, premonition, deception, shapeshifting, legacy, assassination, training, loyalty Synopsis: The long path to the throne has only just begun for…

Sarah J Maas-A Court of Mist and Fury

Themes Explored: fantasy, faire realm, faire mythology, legend, magic, curses, uprisings, rebellions, war, ancient mysterious, inter-realm travel, Stockholm syndrome, post-traumatic stress, regret, remorse, self-loathing, self-hate, freedom, oppression, family, sibling relations, evil, monsters, death, rebirth, romance, sacrifice, betrayal, inter-species relations, secrecy Synopsis: Feyre survived Amarantha’s…

Caragh M. O’Brien-The Rule of Mirrors

Themes Explored: identity, existence, life, ethics, morality, split-personality, pregnancy, familial relationships, romantic entanglements, mystery, intrigue,  dreams, boarding school, reality television, reality Synopsis: At the remote, exclusive Chimera Centre, families of coma patients come from all over the world seeking miracles. When Althea Flores wakes…

Claudia Gray-A Thousand Pieces of You

Themes Explored:  inter-dimensional travel, physics, family, love, relationships, longing, father-daughter bond,  adventure, science fiction, alternate realities, reality, technology, jealously, death, science, genius, attraction, intelligence, drug abuse, fate, destiny, corporate espionage, intrigue, consciousness Synopsis: Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their…

Marie Rutkoski-The Winner’s Crime

Themes Explored: loyalty, family, famine, empires, conquering, economics, mind games, political smarts, negotiating, court intrigue, forbidden love, manipulation, deception, death, happiness, love, father-daughter relations, strength, military strategy, fantasy, power, culture clash Synopsis: A royal wedding means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry…

Marie Rutkoski-The Winner’s Curse

Themes Explored: fantasy, romance, young adult, historical fantasy, high fantasy, war, social hierarchy, slavery, forbidden love, mistress-slave dynamics, parental expectations, parent-child relations, conquest, friendship, longing, music, rebellion, regret, homesickness, independence, torture Synopsis: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love… As a…

Sabaa Tahir-An Ember in the Ashes

Themes Explored: exile, fantasy, magic, slavery, political dynasties, family politics, father-daughter relations, prophesy, legacy, fate, longing, angst, military state, assassinations, romantic relations, espionage, destiny Synopsis: Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to…

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