Tag Archives: YA

The Young Elites: Delving into the Darkness

Genre: Young adult fantasy Synopsis: Ten years ago, a plague decimated the land. Most of the plague survivors were children, and many of those were scarred afterwards. Of the scarred survivors, some developed powers. The crown views this as an … Continue reading

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Review Roundup: Thorn and Mind Games

Thorn by Intisar Khanani Genre: YA Fairy Tale retelling Synopsis: A retelling of the Goose Girl. Princess Alyrra grows up in a cruel household, until she is sent away to marry a foreign prince. However, an attack from without and betrayal … Continue reading

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Terrier, Bloodhound, Mastiff: Tamora Pierce’s Tortall

Eventually, I’m going to get around to all of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books. They’re just so satisfying. Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Beka Cooper comes from a poor family in the Lower City that got lucky–the Lord Provast of the city’s … Continue reading

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Death Sworn, Magical Assassins Living in a Cave

Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Ileni, like all Renegai, was tested for magic at an early age–all children have magic, but it fades as they reach adulthood. She passed her Test, and was trained as one of the most promising students. … Continue reading

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The Immortal Rules: Humanity versus Survival

Genre: Post-apoc/urban fantasy Synopsis: Allie is an Unregistered–this means she isn’t on the list to give blood regularly to the vampires ruling her city, but it also means she isn’t approved for the rights of the Registered. Like having jobs. … Continue reading

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Ten (SFF) Books About Friendship

A Top Ten Tuesday topic, from The Broke and the Bookish, I’m interpreting their topic as best friendship in books. I managed to come up with 8–next week, I’ll do a follow-up post on the same topic, but in non-book media. … Continue reading

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Starters by Lissa Price, YA Dystopia

Synopsis: Only the young and the old, as the most vulnerable populations, received the vaccine against the genocide spores before it was too late. Everyone else died. This lead to a shift of power in the direction of the elderly, … Continue reading

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