Fantasy Fairytale YA
April 10, 2017

Genre: Fantasy Fairytale YA You’ll like this if you like: Sympathetic, Multi-Dimensional Villains, Evil Queens, a Heart-Breaking Backstory, or Tragedies. Cleanliness: Catherine, the future Queen of Heart, kisses a man while she’s being courted by the King, but she makes it explicitly clear to her cat, Cheshire, that should she ever get married, she intends…

Sci-Fi Fantasy for Teens
June 27, 2016

Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy Novel for Teens You’ll like this if you like: The Lunar Chronicle Characters or Marissa Meyer’s Writing. Cleanliness: In the last short story, Kai and Cinder kiss. As do Wolf and Scarlet for their wedding. At one point, Kai and Cinder fall asleep while talking to each other. Hero Type: Varied—depends on…

Snow White holding a glowing apple
April 25, 2016

Genre and Audience: Romantic Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Dystopian for YA (Okay, so I couldn’t quite decide on the genre…) You’ll like this if you like: Diverse, Multi-Dimensional, Lovable Characters, Sweet Romance, Tension, Adventure, Speculative, Sci-Fi, Fairytales, Plot Twists, Romance with Love instead of Infatuation, Sweet, Compassionate, Slightly Crazy Heroines, Protective Heroes, and Refreshing Prose. Cleanliness: A few passionate kisses….

Little red riding hood's cape
April 11, 2016

Genre and Audience: Dystopian Romance for Teens You’ll like this if you like: Multi-Dimensional Characters, Super Sweet and Protective Heroes, Feisty Red-Headed Heroines, Mystery, Adventure, Plot Twists, Incredibly Sweet Romance, Intricate Plots, and Saving Grandmas. Cleanliness: They sleep together on a train, but nothing really happens. They also kiss a time or two. Altogether, the…

Cyborg Leg Dystopian Romance for Teens
March 28, 2016

Genre: Dystopian Romance for Teens You’ll like this if you like: YA Novels,  Tension, Sub-plots, Depth, Subtext, Incredible World-Building, Intrigue, Three Dimensional Characters (from Cinder to Queen Levana. Every one has something they want and a reason behind it). Cleanliness: As far as the romance, there’s one kiss. It was a great kiss, though only…