When // romance is on the backburner in this one

My qualms with young adult (YA) fiction — as I’ve not yet dabbled in YA nonfiction — begins in the execution of, well, everything: character development, plot, setting, romance and relationships… There’s a saying that goes something like, “If you keep reading YA and hating it, maybe you just hate YA and should stop,” and […]

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A Throne for Sisters // great idea, inconsistent plot

I wasn’t expecting anything going into “A Throne for Sisters”, aside from a full pilot novel. Instead, I found a pilot novel for a series compiled of several books with similar page counts, which I surmise are executed akin to this one: ending right at the climax, rather than containing a full story. And that’s […]

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Ninth City Burning // this series was cancelled??

At least 500 years into the future, our culture on Earth is reduced to “Common Era”; baseball survives by a margin; and erotic fiction, disguised as “entertainment texts”, is one of the few commodities abundant among settlements, yet scarce among cities—and we’re in a parallel world war with aliens who may or may not resemble some combination of spider legs and dog bodies.

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