Category Archives: symphony of ya butterflies

Secret Lies by Amy Dunne

Categories: 4 butterflies, Amy Dunne, contemporary, FxF, lgbt, RBR, review, romance, symphony of ya butterflies, ya
Secret Lies By Amy Dunne Editions: ebook, paperback Published: December 16th 2013 by Bold Strokes Books Genre: FxF Young Adult Contemporary / Romance Source: review copy In a Note: You're in for the ride of your life! Would you face your biggest fear, to save the one you love? Nicola Jackson escapes from her abuser, only to realize she has no one to turn to and nowhere to go. In a twist of fate, she accidentally bumps into Jenny O’Connor, the most popular girl at school. They strike up an unlikely friendship. As their trust Read more [...]

Discussion: Present Tense VS. Past Tense in Books

Categories: discussion, symphony of ya butterflies, ya
OK, so I didn't really know that books could be written in present tense until I stumbled upon Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me. It was very disconcerting and I guess that's why for me, it was constantly an issue when a book is written in present tense. I don't know why, but it was just mentally jarring and something very new and outside of my comfort zone. Books using past tense are very easy to relate to, in my experience, and I just grew up with them, so I guess I didn't really know that any other kind of book existed. But then I came across Read more [...]

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Categories: 2 butterflies, Maggie Stiefvater, paranormal, review, romance, ROMR, symphony of ya butterflies, The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, ya
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) By Maggie Stiefvater Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: August 1st 2008 by Scholastic Press Genre: Young Adult Paranormal / Romance Source: own copy In a Note: it was just not for me For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless Read more [...]

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Categories: 4 butterflies, angels, paranormal, review, romance, ROMR, symphony of ya butterflies, The Sweet Trilogy, Wendy Higgins, ya
Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) By Wendy Higgins Editions: audiobook, ebook, paperback Published: April 29th 2014 by HarperTeen Genre: Young Adult Paranormal / Romance Source: own copy / borrowed In a Note: I cannot recommend it enough! It’s time. Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways. The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined Read more [...]

Fate by Amanda Hocking

Categories: 1 butterfly, Amanda Hocking, My Blood Approves series, paranormal, review, romance, ROMR, symphony of ya butterflies, vampires, ya
Fate (My Blood Approves #2) By Amanda Hocking Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: April 15th 2010 Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Source: own copy In a Note: I was very, very disappointed. Fate - the second installment in the My Blood Approves series... Alice Bonham thinks she's finally found a balance in her life between the supernatural and real life with her brother Milo. Jack - her sorta vampire boyfriend - keeps her at arm's length to keep her safe. As for his brother Peter... she's not sure Read more [...]

Discussion: The Best Villains Of YA Literature

Categories: discussion, symphony of ya butterflies, ya
More often than not, every good story always has two sides; the good and the bad. The drill is that most of the time the good side wins (yay for us). But they obviously have to face a lot of hardships and go against some twisted freaks in order to get where they are; so let's just take a moment to look back and see the worst possible villains that we've ever encountered in YA literature (in no particular Order) A) Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments: This guy has got to be one of the most scary villains there is. I mean, he's Read more [...]
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