Perfect Pairings: YA and Adult Novels!

If you’re anything like me, the transition from your teenage years into adulthood was rocky at best. One of the most obvious examples of this was transitioning to “adult” literature. That’s not to say that I never read adult novels as a teenager (and definitely not to say that I don’t read YA novels now!). […]

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Taylor Swift is the Voice of Our YA Fiction

In case you missed it, the internet was rocked this week by Taylor Swift’s new album. As we recover from the greatness of 1989 by playing it non-stop, we couldn’t resist matching up some of our favourite T.Swift songs (new and old) with a few of our favourite Y.A books and couples. Now Swifty can be […]

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Review: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

A few months ago, readers took to Twitter to demand diversity in literature. The hashtag “#WeNeedDiverseBooks” went viral and, whether you participated in the discussion or not, it was a very inspiring conversation to witness, as individuals worldwide were sharing their own personal stories and their desire for unique voices. Thankfully, the conversation is ongoing, and […]

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What's This About Contemporary Realistic Fiction?

Recently, Publisher’s Weekly shared an article that addresses new trend’s in YA, stating that certain trends—paranormal love triangles and apocalyptic aftermaths, to name a few—have become played out. “What everyone wants to be working on right now is contemporary realistic,” says agent Michael Bourret. So what does contemporary realistic fiction entail? The article lists several […]

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