Tag: YA

Rachel Caine-Ink and Bone

Themes Explored: books, history, library, totalitarian government, libraries, romance, fantasy, dystopia, magic, smuggling, book thievery, black markets, bibliophiles, though control, mind control, student-teacher dynamics, angst, civil war, starvation, terrorism, death, alternate history Synopsis: Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence…

Sarah J Maas-Queen of Shadows

Themes Explored: identity, magic, political power struggles, demon possession, demonic influences, spirit warfare, elves, immortality, flying, romance, friendship, sacrifice, wanderlust, meaning of humanity, survival, self-reliance, self-preservation, fear, hope, regret, memory, forgiveness, adventure, swordplay, sorcery, witch lore, death, revenge, betrayal, assassination, world weariness, loyalty, distrust,…

Stephanie Meyer-Twilight

Themes Explored: teenage angst, depression, broken families, immortality, vegetarianism, vampirism, high school drama, adoption, obsession, love triangle, stalking, romance, love, myth, legend, mob Vampires, social anxiety, social exclusion, single fatherhood, interpersonal relationships, death, divorce, forbidden love, deceitfulness, fantasy, melancholy Synopsis: About three things I…

Erika Johansen-The Invasion of Tearling

Themes Explored: dystopia, post-apocalyptic, epic fantasy, magic, science fantasy, science fantasy, high fantasy, death, loss, new beginnings, battered women, rape, contraception, marriage, familial relationships, war, self-identity, kingship, diplomacy, time travel, religion, interpersonal relationships, mortality, sibling rivalry, police state, women’s rights, power, love, romance, brutality,…

Sarah J Maas-A Court of Thorns and Roses

Themes Explored: fairy tales, fantasy, fairie mythology, folklore, beauty, morality, evil, wickedness, death, magic, enchantment, court politics, enslavement, familial relationships, sibling love, fate, destiny, illiteracy, curses, love, romance, hunting, survival, self-preservation, self-reliance, perseverance, art Synopsis: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the…

Top 5 Anticipated Summer 2015 Releases

A Court of Thorns and Roses-Sarah J MaasReleased: May 5, 2015Why I am Excited: Because The Throne of Glass Series is amazing. I have high hopes for the start of this new series. Hopefully it will live up to the hype. I actually just…

Stephanie Meyer-The Host

Themes Explored: free will, death, alien invasion, individuality, world conquering, submission, identity, love, obsession, bondage, civilization, survival, self-reliance, perseverance, identity, foreignness, community, family, compassion, forgiveness, life, consciousness, existence, memory, the past, prejudice, exile, possession, loss of control Synopsis: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away….

Maria V Snyder-Poison Study

Themes Explored: loyalty, family, adventure, poison, taste testing, military regime, superstition, magic, lore, myths, kidnapping, slavery, death, love, secrecy, intrigue, spying, romance, destiny, self-reliance, self-preservation Synopsis: About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have…

Victoria Aveyard-Red Queen

Themes Explored: dystopia, teenage angst, magic, totalitarianism, war, poverty, privilege, caste society, family, sibling relationships, anger, self-reliance, rebellion, perseverance, mind-games, manipulation, seduction, betrayal, loyalty, romance, infatuation, mutation, court intrigue, gladiator fights, terrorism, discrimination Synopsis: The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule…

Lois Lowry-The Giver

Themes Explored: dystopia, oppression, coming-of-age, memories, relationship between pain and pleasure, individuality, vision, nakedness, mystery, teenage angst, language control, society, culture, utopia, censorship, restriction Synopsis: Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no…

Mary Pearson-The Kiss of Deception

Themes Explored: independence, tradition, magic, assassination, arranged marriage, coming-of-age, running away, broken hearts, deception, loss, motherhood, politics, family dynamics, political tensions, small town life, self-reliance, romance, prejudice Synopsis: In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter,…

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl-Beautiful Creatures

Themes Explored: adolescence, southern culture, parental abandonment, bullying, teenage angst, high school, magic, witch lore, good versus evil, free will versus predestined future, love, hate, destiny, romance, growing up, coming-of-age, family dynamics Synopsis: In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets. There…

Kenyan Library

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Life of Chaz

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The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

What's She Reading?

Because the only thing better than reading is more reading.

Kenyan Library

Life in the pages :) Literature Obsessed, Lover of Art & Photography... Say Hi and Stick Around.

Life of Chaz

Welcome to My Life

The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

What's She Reading?

Because the only thing better than reading is more reading.

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