As long as there have been heroes there have been villains for them to fight against, and if you ask me there are a few villains out there who are just so epically villainous they ae capable of stealing the spotlight from the heroes. Here are my Top Ten Villains of YA: Warning: there are… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays: YA Villains
The love triangle—such a classic trope of YA literature, and when done well it can lead to a really awesome read (check out Shatter Me, The Arcana Chronicles, Kricket, The Infernal Devices—just to name a few…). But sometimes the love triangle can be a little meh—it could be because the heroine chooses the wrong guy;… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays: Triangle Rejects of YA
From dimension jumping to time travel to aliens next door to dystopian futures, these ten series would not have been the same without the awesome heroines leading the way. Heads up – there are a few spoilers in here, so if you haven’t read these books, maybe skip past those ones. Marguerite Caine –… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays: Kick-arse Heroines of Science Fiction
This post was originally written as a guest post on YA Book Divas for my Out of the Shadows blog tour in April. Most people would assume that as an author you get to name your characters whatever you want. It doesn’t always work like that. A lot of the time characters name themselves. And then there… Continue reading What’s in a name?