Title: Jove's Legacy Author: Kim E. Morgan Genre: Distopia/YA Fiction, Fantasy Blurb from Goodreads: Marie-Joëlle Peone's migraines kick-start her psychic abilities into high gear when she teams up with eleven polymaths, one who wants Jo dead. The twelve survive in a hostile wilderness and being hunted by predators. But Jo's visions grow beyond her control … Continue reading Book Review: Jove’s Legacy
Book Description per Goodreads: Magic is an abomination. It spread from the Rift, a great chasm hundreds of miles long that nearly split the southern continent in two. The Rift was a portal, a gateway between their world of science and the mythological world of magic. On the northern continent of Ocker, King Godwin … Continue reading Book Review: Wolves of the Northern Rift
I feel like pregnant women get one of the worst roles in literature. Their experience is used as a means to complicate the plot, to firmly entrench the woman’s role in the family, or sometimes, as a way of removing the woman altogether (as in stories where the woman dies in childbirth, like Downton Abbey, … Continue reading Birth and Pregnancy in Literature, Part One
I have noticed a couple concerning trends in YA fiction. While I do not proclaim myself to be an expert, what little I have read suggests that these messages frequently appear in YA fiction, and I wonder if that's really what we want to be telling our young adults. Young adults are adults…just young. Very … Continue reading What’s YA Fiction Telling Our Young Adults?