Tag: ya

#NextYA Craze Book Review: Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice)

I recently saw a movie trailer for Seventh Son, an action / fantasy film. It caught my interest. Knowing that many, many movies are based on books, I did a little digging. Turns out, the movie is actually based on the first two books in The Last Apprentice (The Wardstone Chronicles, as it was originally […]

#NextYACraze Book Review: Tallas

On my search for the #NextYaCraze, I recently received and began reading Cathrina Constantine’s Tallas, a dystopian young adult novel. With an alluring cover, and a premise that sounded promising, I was hopeful. The back cover synopsis reads: In a decimated world, setting foot outside the protected village of Tallas is certain death—or so they […]

#NextYACraze Book Review: Tommy Black

My first #NextYACraze read for 2015, was Tommy Black and the Staff of Light, by Jake Kerr. Kerr, a music industry journalist, is also a Nebula Award nominated writer and was shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon and StorySouth Million Writers awards.  The book is a dense 400 pages. Don’t let that scare reluctant readers. The font […]

Search for the Next YA Craze

Can YOU help find the next big YA craze? What genre will it fall under? Dystopian, Utopian, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Contemporary, adventure, or Humor? I plan to dedicate 2015 to reading MOSTLY (not all, but mostly) YA Books on my search for the Next YA Craze. (#NextYACraze). I don’t want to do it alone! READ the books with […]

I Am One of the Infected

When I started writing, the goal was to write YA. The reason behind it stemmed from my reading of, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. That was the first book I ever read. I was fourteen at the time. I wanted to write about teen angst and stuff Hinton covered in her novels. After that, I […]