This is where my sister CB and I (as well as some other great guest posters) rant on various topics that deal with YA on alternating Thursdays! Please respond thoughtfully to these posts, and you'll earn some mad entries to my giveaways!

CB: Infodumps

The Twin Disasters: A beautiful disaster... and the not so Beautiful disaster

Anna and the French Kiss and a rant about dumb boys

SK: Best Blog Post Since Hitler

CB: Notes on Les Mis the movie and the book

Novellas in between sequels: Good or bad thing?

CB: Top Five Reads of 2012

SK: Too much of a good thing?

CB: Worst 5 Reads of 2012

My 2012 Top YA Reads

CB: World building Consistency

World Building or Lack Thereof

CB: Portal fantasies vs dystopias

SK: Marketing or False Advertising?

Last Survivors "Trilogy" Rant

CB: Rants Disguised as Fiction

CB: Bechdel Test

The Queen Bee (aka Mean Girl)

Rant on the Chemical Garden Trilogy

CB: Writing Style

I Can't Help it... I love the token Curmudgeon

CB: Age-disparity in Relationships

On the Wrong Side of the Love Triangle

CB: Spoilers (no spoilers in post)

Villains, villains, villains

CB: Friends and Partnerships

CB: Romance and Relationships

Why I Love YA

There's Only One Harry Potter: Review on Insignia

Copycat Plots and Review of Pure by Juliana Baggott

Rant on the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

A Rant on Science in Dystopian YA and Review of Partials by Dan Wells

Trilogies: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Rant on Beginnings and Endings


  1. Villains, villains , villains!
    Totally important part of the plot of story. Without obstacles and villains the story is just not interesting enough!

  2. What's wrong with the Chemical Garden writing style? I wanted to read that book so bad!

  3. Some great post topics, that are really interesting! x

  4. I could rant about love triangles all day if I could haha. Great topics!

  5. As much as I hate the villains in my books, gotta admit they take a pivotal part on the books LOL

    My fave villains? President Snow from Hunger Games Trilogy!

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  7. villains are a very important part of the story, as much as i dont like them

  8. Love triangles, love triangles, love triangles....

    Interesting subjects, but they can sometimes be a pain!

  9. i can say ilove any and all books and do review n them some author are getting bad vibe and they should not get it

  10. I love some of your featured books here :> Can't wait to read your reviews about them :)

  11. I really like some of your featured books.. I cant wait to read more reviews!!

  12. I really like this webpage.. the reviews are amazing and I just love some of the featured books here :)

  13. Worst books of 2012 gets my vote for rant.

  14. Villains are what make a great story! :-)

  15. ranting is the best. good way to release emotions (:

  16. ranting is the best. good way to release emotions (:

  17. I love your site! The way you have everything set-up... it's amazing that you haven't had this blog for like... five years or more!

  18. Excelent posts *-*
    My favorites:
    + Villains, villains, villains
    + There's Only One Harry Potter: Review on Insignia

  19. Novellas Good or Bad??
    I think if they are done before the series has been released they are good or if it a follow up to start off a new series for a secondary character.
    When they are put in between each book in a longer series, esp. a series that has been out for a while, it can get confusing and really hurt the story structure.
    But that's just my opinion 8)

    michelle hofacker 8)