So it would figure that the same day I post my essay about how I wish fantasy YA would be more than what it currently is, some troll on Slate tries to tell me I should be embarrassed that I read YA.
Eff that nonsense.
In a day and age when so many forms of media compete for our attention, time and dollar, I think all reading should be praised, no matter whether your drug of choice is a “classic” or a bodice ripper. But instead of focusing on the hate, or giving the idiot more attention that he doesn’t deserve, I’ve decided to highlight YA novels that I’ve read within the last six months or so that I think deserve some love. Books are in order of when reviewed, most recent on top.
The Archived – by Victoria Schwab
Daughter of Smoke and Bone – by Liana Taylor
A Breath of Frost – by Alyxandra Harvey
The Casquette Girls – by Alys Arden
The Giver – by Lois Lowry
Dreamwalker – by C.S. Friedman
The Winner’s Curse – by Marie Rutkoski
The Long Way – by Michael Corbin Ray & Therese Vannier
No matter what you like to read though own it and enjoy it. At the end of the day as long as you enjoy what you’re reading, that’s all that matters.