Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

I read novels to get immersed into awesome worlds. Okay, so if I really broke it down I would tell you that characters are awesome, plot is essential, love stories are annoying (I’M SORRY GUYS, I WANT MONSTERS NOT KISSING), and can magic please exist?  But the escapism element?  Yeah, that’s why I read in a … More Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

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