The Triangular Tragedy of YA Fiction

Any reader will be hardpressed to find a novel with a female protagonist whose romantic relationship doesn’t overflow the entire plot.  Authors embrace this formula for heartbreak and success in a variety of ways:  Anita Blake author Laurell K. Hamilton overthrew her supernatural plot of necromancy and sleuthing to highlight Anita’s relations as the only … More The Triangular Tragedy of YA Fiction

Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ Series: The Hunger Games (1) Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Teen, Apocalyptic, Post-Apocalyptic, Action Published By: Scholastic in 2008 Format: Hardcover (374 pages) Goodreads / LibraryThing Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation … More Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Voices from the Grave: Deaths of Beloved Characters

Dealing with death in books is difficult.  Some characters are “expendable” and so as both readers and writers, we move quickly away from them.  Other, more important characters, need a moment of dwelling, and sometimes as readers, we need a moment to mourn.  It’s not as simple as putting the book down and walking away … More Voices from the Grave: Deaths of Beloved Characters