Fairytales Retold: A Modern Spin on Classic Tales in YA

Fairytales Retold: A Modern Spin on Classic Tales in YA

Once upon a time, in a land of timeless tales, young adult literature found a magical key – the art of retelling fairytales. These stories, known to us since childhood, are being ingeniously reimagined, offering fresh perspectives, diverse settings, and contemporary...
A Fantastic YA Christmas

A Fantastic YA Christmas

Let’s talk about something truly magical: YA books that beautifully weave Christmas into their stories. There’s just something about the holiday season that adds an extra layer of charm and wonder to these tales. So, grab your favorite holiday drink, and...
Mythology Mash-up Mondays: When Ice Meets Sand

Mythology Mash-up Mondays: When Ice Meets Sand

This will be a new Monday series on most Mondays (or at least the Mondays when I feel the muse’s call). I’m experimenting with some ideas where ‘myths collide.’ Join me in my creative sandbox and chime in with any of your inspirations about...
Fantasy World Building: Immersive Escapes

Fantasy World Building: Immersive Escapes

In the realm of fantasy literature, what sets apart the truly remarkable works is often their stellar world-building – the ability to create a universe so vivid and intricate that it feels as real as our own. A well-crafted fantasy world offers an immersive escape,...
Feasts in YA Fiction: Magical Meals Galore

Feasts in YA Fiction: Magical Meals Galore

When diving into the vivid pages of YA fantasy, it’s not just the characters and plots that captivate us, but also the sumptuous feasts and unique foods that add flavor to these rich worlds. From hearty meals in cozy hobbit holes to the exotic cuisines of...
Librarians in YA Fiction: Keepers of Hidden Worlds

Librarians in YA Fiction: Keepers of Hidden Worlds

There’s something magical about libraries. Every time I walked into one as a kid, it felt like stepping into Narnia. I remember this one librarian vividly – she had this dark, almost mystical hair and wore bright pink lipstick. To my young, book-loving...