For no logical reason, I found myself thinking about Katsa from Graceling again. I know I’ve written innumerable blog posts about Kristin Cashore’s works. I’ve mentioned my adoration for the romantic subplots in the series. But today we’re going to focus less on the romance and more on one character, at least to start off … More Asexuality in SFF: A Ramble
Well, we are long overdue for a few book reviews, I think. But even though I finished Scythe a few weeks ago, I wanted to have This Golden Flame finished before I did another RBR. And, for reasons you’ll find below, it took me a little longer than anticipated to get through the book. So, … More Rapid Book Review: Fate of the Fallen, Scythe, This Golden Flame
In the time since The Hunger Games, young adult literature has been mesmerized with dystopias. Neal Shusterman tries to take dystopia back to its more perfect, idealistic roots with the creation of Scythe. Of course, the nature of stories require conflict, and utopias, by definition, shouldn’t, which means that today we’re going to be looking … More Setting Study: Scythe and Utopias
I don’t know how we always get here. I told myself not to buy any more books until the new year because I have enough to read until Winterkeep comes out at the end of January. But my poor little TBR shelf looked so desolate and lonely with only three books on it. So… I … More Book Haul!