Tag Archives: YA Fantastic Book Review

A blog by any other name…

So, I changed the name of my blog. While I’ve gotten rid of the title “YA Fantastic Book Review,” the blog itself will not change drastically. Don’t worry! I’ll still be doing book reviews, but I wanted to have more … Continue reading

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Zombie pulp fiction: Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Hollowland by Amanda Hocking This is a zombie apocalypse book, pure and simple. Remy is a teenage survivor is also a kickass zombie killer. A virus that turns people into zombies is ravaging the world, and the book opens, the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Recommends: The Emerald Atlas

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens Three siblings who keep getting kicked out from orphanages find a secret  magic book that transports them to another world. Orphans, a magic book, a secret world—I have to confess I didn’t have high … Continue reading

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The Book of Three and echoes of LOTR

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander This is the story of an Assistant Pig Keeper with delusions of glory. Who couldn’t love that? The adventure really starts when Taran, the pig keeper in question, suddenly gets a taste of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Influential YA Novels of 20th Century

Think the whole YA thing came after Harry Potter? Think again. Check out my guest blog for the bookstore Printsasia.com on the Top Ten Most Influential YA Novels of the 20th Century. You’ll find a few you know and perhaps a … Continue reading

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The Book Thief’s stolen hype

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak “Here is a small fact: You are going to die.” This is not the opening line of The Book Thief. It’s the 5th or 6th, but it’s a grabber, no? And it just about … Continue reading

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The Giver and its dystopian descendants

The Giver by Lois Lowry Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a very orderly community. Everything happens in stages. Dreams are discussed at breakfast. Emotions after dinner. At at 9 you get a bike, at 12 you start training for your career. But … Continue reading

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