Young Adult

Young adult literature is anything that readers from the age of 12 -18 choose to read, not necessarily something they have been assigned to read.
Characteristics of Young Adult Literature: YA authors write from the viewpoint of young people. “I want the credit.” In many YA novels the parents or other authority figures are absent. The characters are forced to confront their problems on their own. The literature is fast-paced, the stories told as a frantic pace with emphasis on powerful images. YA literature involves a variety of genres and subjects, with about half being contemporary realistic fiction. It includes stories about characters from many different ethnic and cultural groups. The characters are no longer all white, middle class characters. There are fewer taboos about what can be included. YA books are basically optimistic with characters making worthy accomplishments. The characters are faced with challenges, which earn the reader’s respect, even if they don’t succeed. The characters show change and growth. Successful young adult novels deal with emotions that are important to young people.

5.0
13 Nov

Review: InVision by Sherrilyn Kenyon

C L F Fantasy

Think you have a lot of pressure on your shoulders? Nick Gautier was born to bring about the end of the world . . . it’s not easy being the heir of a demon overlord.

29 Jan

Blog Tour: Crossroads by Mary Ting

Paranormal Romance

Award winning author, Mary Ting’s Crossroads Saga gets a facelift. Take a trip into the realm of angels and demons.

3.0
11 Jan

Review: Muirwood: The Lost Abbey, a graphic novel by Jeff Wheeler et al.

Fantasy

Maia, the daughter of the king of Comoros, has been banished, her rank and station taken away. Although magic is forbidden of women in her world, Maia secretly learned…and now her desperate father has sent her on a dangerous quest to save their kingdom. ~ Told in stunning graphics.

4.0
31 Oct

Review: Initiation by Rebecca Royce

Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic

Follow sixteen-year-old Rachel Clancy as she fights vampires, werewolves in Rebecca Royce’s YA Paranormal/Dystopian/Fantasy chock full of action, danger, and suspense.

5.0
23 Oct

Review: Voyage of the Defiance by S. E. Smith

Action & Adventure

When an act of defiance serves up a dish of life lessons that are almost fatal. Ms. Smith has a real winner here!