young adult

What Keeps the Young Adult Genre Fresh

What Keeps the Young Adult Genre Freshby Guest Blogger

Guest post by Connie L. Smith, author of Essenced and Emblazed Can I part with a little secret here? My first reading love wasn’t YA. It wasn’t even contemporary. The initial genre that snagged my interest was fantasy. Elves, orcs, dwarves… I fell hopelessly when introduced to R.A. Salvatore’s The Dark Elf Trilogy , and […]

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Why I Love the YA Genre

Why I Love the YA Genreby Guest Blogger

Guest post by Sherry Soule, author of Beautifully Broken (Spellbound Series) Today Sherry has some exciting news to share with all of us! All the previously published books in the Spellbound series have been rewritten and republished with more epic romance, sizzling character chemistry, and thrilling new scenes. The new versions also include exclusive bonus […]

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Review: The Iron Queen (Daughters of Zeus, Book 3) by Kaitlin Bevis

Review: The Iron Queen (Daughters of Zeus, Book 3) by Kaitlin Bevisby Keira G

Summary: Kidnapped by her father, Persephone is not looking forward to be reunited with dear old daddy. The guy has several screws loose and wants one thing – to live forever in the peak of his power. And if not his, then to steal another’s powers and realms. Persephone is the key to do this […]

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Review: Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus, Book 2) by Kaitlin Bevis

Review: Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus, Book 2) by Kaitlin Bevisby Keira G

Summary: You have to be careful as a goddess. You are held by your word – quite literally. So promises are made sparingly and avoided at all opportunities. Persephone was tricked by someone she thought a friend and now she can’t tell anyone about the betrayal. Hades places Persephone in the care of the betrayer […]

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Review: Persephone (Daughters of Zeus, Book 1) by Kaitlin Bevis

Review: Persephone (Daughters of Zeus, Book 1) by Kaitlin Bevisby Keira G

Summary: Persephone lives a normal life with the exception of a few abnormal things here and there. She can always explain it away – even the creepy feeling of being watched. But she can’t ignore the weirdness when a winter storm springs out of nowhere on a trip to see a rock concert with her […]

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Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn

Review: Beastly by Alex Flinnby Keira G

I saw the trailer announced at Katidom and like Kati I’m a sucker for fairytales, especially Beauty and the Beast fairytale retellings. After viewing the trailer I went immediately to the library and got a copy of the book. (How about you are you planning to do the same?) It’s an easy read, directed toward […]

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Movie Review: Beastly starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer

Movie Review: Beastly starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyferby Keira G

Summary: Kyle Kingsbury a spoiled pretty boy. He’s the undisputed king of high school and all the more arrogant for it. He mocks the ugly students and poor kids and promotes beauty as the highest standard. His politics antagonize the school’s witch, Kendra, and she calls him on it. He makes a fool of her […]

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Review: Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney

Review: Dark Mirror by M.J. Putneyby Keira G

Dark Mirror can be summed up in four words: magic, romance, time travel. The Story: When Lady Victoria (Tory) Mansfield performs magic in front of a bunch of witnesses at her mother’s annual lawn party her father banishes her to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for magic tainted aristocrats. There Tory meets two very different […]

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