Category Archives: YA

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman

I did not read Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy when they were first published starting in 1995.  It wasn’t until HBO recently started advertising its new series based on the books that I became interested. Although marketed as young adult … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Sometimes sequels lack the energy and magic of the original story, but not this time! In this sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale, Arden exceeds our expectations, making the magical world of medieval Russia come even more alive, while … Continue reading

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Born in the US but living in Nigeria, Sunny struggles with feeling like she doesn’t belong. Not only does she speak differently and have a much different set of experiences than her classmates in Nigeria, she is also albino which … Continue reading

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