Sweet Dreams Series

Posted January 11, 2014 by Brin in 80s & 90s Young Adult Rewind, Sweet Dreams / 8 Comments
Sweet Dreams Series

I do not tend to gravitate towards straight-up romance novels as a rule (though I must stress that I do read some now and again). I generally tend to prefer science fiction/fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal. If I do read contemporary, it tends to be of the Young Adult variety. I have to admit though, a significantly large portion of my teenage years were spent reading romance novels – most […]

Debut Author Challenge 2014

Posted January 11, 2014 by Brin in Challenges / 1 Comment
Debut Author Challenge 2014

I took part in the Debut Author Challenge in 2013 (hosted by ♥!The Young Adult Book Club!♥ on Goodreads) but had a hard time trying to complete the challenge. In fact, I ended up only reading 7 books (my goal was to read 10). I thought that this challenge would be fairly straightforward so I was really disappointed when it came to the end of the year and I hadn’t managed […]

80s and 90s YA Fiction

Posted January 9, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 9 Comments
80s and 90s YA Fiction

The Young Adult book market has changed a lot over the years. I read a great deal of YA fiction throughout the 1990s (the vast majority of which was actually published in the 1980s). The genre was quite different back then. There was not the vast array of choice that there is for younger readers nowadays. There really has been something of a boom in YA literature in the last […]

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Posted January 5, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

I really enjoyed Unearthly by Cynthia Hand but at the same time did not quite understand why it appealed to me so much. I am not a huge fan of ‘angel’ themes in Young Adult paranormal novels. Probably the only book of this ilk I have enjoyed previously was Angelfall by Susan Ee but that is because it broke a lot of the conventions of this particular brand of paranormal […]

A-Z Challenge 2014

Posted January 4, 2014 by Brin in Challenges / 0 Comments
A-Z Challenge 2014

This is a challenge being hosted by the Young Adult Book Club on Goodreads. I had a lot of fun completing this challenge in 2013 but put virtually no planning or foresight into my selections. I somehow managed to complete it without actively trying to – I made my books fit the challenge not the other way around. This time I want to try something different. I have pre-selected the […]