Tag Archive for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books For Young Adults

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

I’m happy to say that Bashardoust delivers a richly developed fantasy world beginning with the story that Soraya’s mother tells her over and over as a child. It starts “There was and there was not,” and in so doing, Bashardoust creates not only a parallel reality that will go on to become very meaningful as the novel continues, but also gives the allusion that the story Soraya’s mother will relate is both just a story and also something that is very much not just a story, but a reality, one that could have deadly consequences if its message is not heeded. Read more →

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Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Bayron’s debut novel is one that gave me chills at times, in particular when Luke, another queer character who Sophia meets on her journey, says: “‘Just because they deny us doesn’t mean we cease to exist.’” I think it’s a story that everyone needs to read not only because it features a strong, Black, queer character at the story’s centre, but also because her tenacity will, hopefully, give both teen and adult readers the inspiration to use their voice to resist, or even destroy, the patriarchy. Read more →

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Blog Tour: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter Review + Excerpt

Buy Vassa in the Night Special price $14.12 Regular price: $15.58 ($20.49 CDN) Publisher: Tor Teen / Raincoast Books Format: Hardcover Reviewer: Melissa on Sept 22, 2016 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars In the enchanted world of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes and clothes and go to parties in warehouses and rooftops and tell themselves that they’ve arrived.… Read more →

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Cover Reveal: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn!

Let us know what you think of the cover for Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, #2) by Pintip Dunn! Remember Yesterday releases on October 4, 2016 This cover reveal is brought to you by YaReads Blog Tours and YA Interrobang! About Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, #2): Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries, if… Read more →