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"I love the MC's name. So cute." Sep 14, 2013 09:52AM

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Ride the Storm by Karen Chance
"There comes a time when readers tire of the torturous repetition of cliche cliffhangers. After seven damn books it's time to find a new shtick to keep us around. At this point I assume Chance will continue to dangle Pritkin just out of reach while..." Read more of this review »
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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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I wasn't particularly impressed with this story at first. The writing was at times sort of clunky, the story had a disjointed feel to it. Characters excepted strange occurrences in the blink of an eye and didn't ask many questions. However as the st ...more
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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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I read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin's debut novel, waaaaaaay back when it came out and I genuinely enjoyed it. Jemisin's brand of storytelling was something uniquely all her own, and so was her writing. As soon as The Broken Kingdoms c ...more
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Foz Meadows
“Something that’s bothered me for a while now is the current profligacy in YA culture of Team Boy 1 vs Team Boy 2 fangirling. [...] Despite the fact that I have no objection to shipping, this particular species of team-choosing troubled me, though I had difficulty understanding why. Then I saw it applied to Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy – Team Peeta vs Team Gale – and all of a sudden it hit me that anyone who thought romance and love-triangles were the main event in that series had utterly missed the point. Sure, those elements are present in the story, but they aren’t anywhere near being the bones of it, because The Hunger Games, more than anything else, is about war, survival, politics, propaganda and power. Seeing such a strong, raw narrative reduced to a single vapid argument – which boy is cuter? – made me physically angry.

So, look. People read different books for different reasons. The thing I love about a story are not necessarily the things you love, and vice versa. But riddle me this: are the readers of these series really so excited, so thrilled by the prospect of choosing! between! two! different! boys! that they have to boil entire narratives down to a binary equation based on male physical perfection and, if we’re very lucky, chivalrous behaviour? While feminism most certainly champions the right of women to chose their own partners, it also supports them to choose things besides men, or to postpone the question of partnership in favour of other pursuits – knowledge, for instance. Adventure. Careers. Wild dancing. Fun. Friendship. Travel. Glorious mayhem. And while, as a woman now happily entering her fourth year of marriage, I’d be the last person on Earth to suggest that male companionship is inimical to any of those things, what’s starting to bother me is the comparative dearth of YA stories which aren’t, in some way, shape or form, focussed on Girls Getting Boyfriends, and particularly Hot Immortal Or Magical Boyfriends Whom They Will Love For All Eternity.

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Suzanne Collins
“Is that why you hate me?" I ask.
"Partly," She admits. "Jealousy is certainly involved. I also think you're a little hard to swallow. With your tacky romantic drama and your defender-of-the-helpless act. Only it isn't an act, which makes you more unbearable. Please feel free to take this personally.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Karen Chance
“I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." ~Cassandra Palmer”
Karen Chance, Hunt the Moon

Laini Taylor
“Kissing can ruin lives. Lips touch sometimes teeth clash. New hunger is born with a throb and caution falls away. A cursed girl with lips still moist from her first kiss might feel suddenly wild like a little monsoon. She might forget her curse just long enough to get careless and let it come true. She might kill everyone she loves...”
Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times

Lauren Oliver
“Things That Don't Matter When You've Lived the Same Day Six Times and Died on at Least Two of Them: Lunch meats and their relative coolness. ”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

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