The YA/Adult divide

Samantha Shannon recently responded to an ask on her Tumblr over whether her books are YA or Adult. This is the excerpt that really got me thinking, but it's certainly worth going over there and reading her entire post: I don’t think anybody really knows how to define YA, or distinguish it from Adult. I’ve … Continue reading The YA/Adult divide


The Kiss of Deception, by Mary E. Pearson

Fleeing an arranged marriage to a stranger, Lia, youngest child and only daughter of the king and queen of Morrighan, runs away with her friend and settles in a village at the other end of the country. There she develops a new identity, living in a cottage and working in a tavern. Soon two men … Continue reading The Kiss of Deception, by Mary E. Pearson