in search of elusive

The female authors aren’t hiding...

Why is this still a thing? I just saw yet another article trying to recommend a few female authors as though they’re some rare species. The suggestions turned out to be just as boring as every other list: Rowling, Austen, Rowling, Bronte, Rowling.

I don’t know why people keep struggling to come up with 5 amazing female authors (or even making these lists. Like whyyy). So let me now walk over to my bookshelf and rattle off some names of my favorite modern female authors… (also, enjoy my attempt to break my endless “YA fantasy” books into groups). 

If you’re searching for that super elusive book written by a woman, try:


  • Veronica Roth
  • Lauren Oliver
  • Kristin Cashore
  • Veronica Rossi
  • Beth Revis
  • Marie Lu
  • Tahereh Mafi
  • Suzanne Collins
  • Susan Ee
  • Suzanne Young
  • Jennifer Wilson
  • Amy Engel


  • Samantha Shannon
  • Evelyn Skye
  • A.C. Gaughen
  • Jessica Khoury
  • Alwyn Hamilton
  • Marissa Meyer
  • Heidi Heilig
  • Libba Bray
  • Leslye Walton
  • Janet Lee Carey
  • Jennifer McGowan
  • Diana Peterfreund
  • JK Rowling
  • Janet B. Taylor
  • Laini Taylor
  • Robin LaFevers
  • Erin Morgenstern
  • Kendare Blake
  • Amie Kaufman
  • Kerstin Gier
  • Kiersten White
  • Melanie Dickerson
  • Melissa Landers
  • KM Shea
  • Alison Goodman
  • Elizabeth May
  • Kiera Cass
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Alexandra Bracken
  • Romina Russell
  • Deborah Harkness
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Madeline Miller
  • Julie Eshbaugh

High Fantasy

  • Sarah J Maas
  • Maria V. Snyder
  • Mary E. Pearson
  • Sara B. Larson
  • Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Shannon Hale
  • Stephanie Garber
  • Diana Wynne Jones
  • Stacey Jay
  • Erin Summerill
  • Leigh Barudgo
  • Hannah West
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Victoria Aveyard
  • Rosamund Hodge
  • Melina Marchetta
  • Rae Carson
  • Naomi Novik
  • Susan Dennard
  • Wendy Higgins
  • V.E. Schwab
  • Gail Carson Levine
  • CJ Redwine
  • Katherine Roberts
  • Sara Raasch
  • Erika Johansen
  • Rachel Hartman
  • Juliet Marillier
  • Livia Blackburne
  • Sophie Jordan
  • Tamora Pierce
  • Sandra Waugh
  • Marie Rutkoski
  • Elise Kova
  • Angie Sage
  • Amy Tintera
  • Sarah Fine
  • Jodi Meadows
  • Cinda Williams Chima
  • Morgan Rhodes
  • Sherry Thomas
  • Danielle L. Jensen
  • Colleen Oakes
  • Melissa Grey
  • Sarah Ahiers
  • Lori M. Lee
  • Roshani Chokshi

Modern Fantasy

  • Cassandra Clare
  • Rachel Hawkins
  • Stephanie Meyer
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Kami Garcia
  • Claudia Gray
  • Julie Kagawa
  • Maggie Stiefvater
  • Kaitlin Bevis
  • Aimee Carter
  • Holly Black
  • Cynthia Hand
  • Richelle Mead
  • Temple West
  • Alex Flinn
  • Kresley Cole
  • Josephine Angelini
  • Lisa Maxwell
  • Zoraida Cordova


  • Rainbow Rowell
  • Jenny Han
  • Morgan Matson
  • Sarah Dessen
  • Kasie West
  • Jennifer Longo
  • Anna Breslaw
  • Sonya Mukherjee
  • Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • Melissa Keil
  • Brodi Ashton
  • Jennifer Niven
  • Katherine Catmull
  • Miranda Kenneally
  • Eileen Cook
  • Sandy Hall
  • Jenn Marie Thorne
  • Sarah Strohmeyer
  • Stephanie Perkins
  • Danika Stone
  • Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Jandy Nelson
  • Carolyn Mackler
  • Ali Novak
  • Ann Brashares
  • Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Gwenda Bond
  • Stacey Lee
  • Nina LaCour

(Sorry to Leigh Bird Dog and anyone else whose name autocorrect couldn’t deal with if I didn’t catch it).

These are just the books I happened to glance at, so feel free to add! And then maybe this can stop being a thing…

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Thorin had been locked up in the throne room for days. Meanwhile, the rest of you had been searching the Mountain for the elusive Arkenstone. Despite his hunger for his rightful gem, you hoped that the king would never find it. You could only imagine him getting worse and as it was, you could barely look at him for the stabbing in caused in your chest.

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Clarke and Bellamy trapped in a cave

Hahahahaha oops this got smutty. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


They’re still not used to life on the ground. Their first winter was mild, a few gentle snowstorms and a lot of rain, but nothing they couldn’t handle with the aid of the Trigedakru. 

This winter, their second, is a different story. It’s only early November, but the winter’s first major storm is well underway, and of course it begins only when Bellamy and Clarke are already kilometers out from camp on a search for the hardy but elusive plant Nyko told them was good for winter flus. 

And now it’s started to hail. 

“We’re stuck here until the hail stops coming down,” Clarke announces, staring out the entrance of the cave where they’ve taken shelter. The wind was nearly enough to knock her over when they were out among the trees, but at least in here most of the wind is blocked. But the hail is coming down in ever-larger clumps, and even as she watches she sees one twice the size of her fist shatter on a tree limb. 

She hears a snort. 

“No shit, princess.”

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Lost Time
Little Comets
Lost Time

Little Comets // Lost Time

Just like the waves, you made me feel so ill
So up and down, I wish that you’d be still

Nessie Sightings On The Rise

Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster are higher than they’ve been in 16 years. More and more people are out searching for the elusive beast nowadays, trying to snap a photo with the easy access of their smart phones. Two sightings this year occurred on the same day, by different people, at different areas of the loch. The most recent sighting was from Ian Campbell who spotted two creatures swimming close to the shore who were estimated to be over 30 feet.

So what do you think of the recent sightings? Two creatures spotted at the same time would give evidence towards a breeding population. How long will it be until we get a crystal clear image of the creatures? Only time will tell.

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

In Roland’s where and when, the world has already begun to move on. Time and direction are in drift, and the fabric of reality is fraying. However, things are about to get much worse. The six invisible magnetic Beams, which maintain the alignment of time, space, size, and dimension, are weakening. Because of this, the Tower itself is foundering. Unless Roland can find a way to save the Beams and stabilize the Tower, all of reality will blink out of existence.

Inspired in equal parts by Robert Browning’s poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” J.R.R.Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, and Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Western classics, The Dark Tower series is an epic of Arthurian proportions. It is Stephen King’s magnum opus, and is the center of his amazing creative universe.

The Dark Tower upcoming 2017 American science fantasy Western horror film directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel, is based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King. The film is a quasi-sequel to the The Dark Tower book series, following the ending of The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower.
The film has been stated to be not a typical adaptation, but more of a new take on the series. Additionally, King has tweeted a photo of the Horn of Eld with the caption “Last Time Around”, which is related to a scene from the end of the final book and Arcel said that fans will know the movie is a sequel to the book series.

In September 2016, Entertainment Weekly reported that following the release of the film, a TV series set within the same continuity is scheduled to be released in 2018. Both Elba and Taylor are set to reprise their roles as Roland and Chambers respectively. Reportedly the series will potentially fill in the backstory to the film, being based on King’s The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass, and star a younger actor playing a young Roland.

The film is set to be released on July 28, 2017.

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NERD ALERT: The following is an in depth Harry Potter thing that may be my new favorite thing.

Late night musings lead to the strangest ideas sometimes. I’m reading all this stuff about being a Ravenclaw because I just got resorted (I’ve been a Slytherin since Pottermore first came out) and Idon’t know how to deal with this kind of life changing event, and I start reading about Luna Lovegood, who is an amazing character that I tend to forget about. Inevitably, my mind wanders to: Who would I ship her with? After running through every character, male and female, that I can think of, I’m like wait. What if she was asexual? Possibly aromantic? And then that led me to my other darling ace child, Charlie Weasley. And then it hit me. What if they were best friends? 

Imagine Luna in Romania, in search of the elusive Umgubular Slashkilter and Charlie just shaking his head with a smile bandaging up yet another burn from the Hungarian Horntail he just got done introducing her to.

One of the dragons starts acting strangely and Charlie has no idea what could be wrong.  He brings it up to Luna one day over lunch and she says, as though it was the most obvious thing in the world, that it must be the nargles making its head all fuzzy. All they have to do is make it a crown of Dirigible plums and Butterbeer corks and it will keep them away. Charlie’s just like um, sure? And tries it and is shocked when it works and from then on, whenever something strange happens with the dragons, he goes to Luna for advice.

But wait, there’s more!

Charlie is a Gryffindor. Brave, impulsive, and reckless. Super smart, but he’s still got those traits. But what if he befriended this innocent, walks-around-with-dreamy-eyes, yet super intelligent and insightful young Ravenclaw who doesn’t always realize that no, that is a dangerous creature that might bite your arm off so maybe don’t pet it, and he feels the need to grow up a bit and make sure Luna doesn’t hurt herself? 

And Luna Lovegood having the protection of the Weasley clan. George finds out about Luna being bullied by her house when she was in school and makes sure no one does it again by planning revenge jokes for those foolish enough to treat her unkindly (which he hasn’t done since he lost Fred). Ginny ready to hex any tormentors into oblivion. Molly and Arthur finding out about her not having a mother and bringing her into the family like they did with Harry. Ron being awkward but supportive. Bill and Charlie trying to convince Percy that telling Luna that Weetimorousbeasties don’t exist is hopeless and that she’s actually probably right. 

And it’s not a romantic thing between them. It’s just Charlie Weasley and Luna Lovegood, off to find dragons and ward off Nargles together. 

It may be a good thing I’m not great at writing fiction; If I were, I’d probably just sit at my computer writing platonic Weaselgood/Loveley fanfiction.

tl;dr Luna Lovegood and Charlie Weasley are my unpoblematic asexual faves and their friendship would be pure and perfect.

@theasexualityblog @aroacehogwarts Thoughts?

The Gemini Woman is indeed one of the most exciting women in the world. She has many, many positive traits that are often overshadowed by her insecurity and by the search for her elusive soul mate, her other half. She contains all the essential elements of a happy and evolved woman. Too often these parts are scattered and strewn about, much like the windblown seeds of the cottonwood tree … She needs to find joy in the mundane, to learn that the repetition of patterns provides the consistency necessary for growth. When the Gemini Woman clears her life of illusion and stops living in the darkness of fantasy, she emerges with the brilliance, speed, and grace of a shooting star.
—  Judith Bennett, Sex Signs (Gemini)
Signs playing Slender

Aries: cheers for slender man, waving homemade banners for him

Taurus: rocks back and forth in the corner whispering “no … no …”

Gemini: wears slender man cosplay and hugs cancer, scaring the shit out of them

Cancer: is ready with therapy ice cream


Virgo: slendys pretty fit tbh, i would ;)

Libra: eh whatever, this ish ain’t scary

Scorpio: WTAF IS THAT oh wait that’s a tree

Sagittarius: lol lets do this … in the dark ;)

Capricorn: Slender man is clearly in search for his elusive wig that will conceal his receding hairline

Aquarius: is calm af while everyone is losing their shit

Pisces: maybe slendy just wants a hug c:

Surfer wisdom.

Relationships are like waves.

You wait and wait until the perfect one comes along, and for a while it will give you the ride of your life, but before you know it there will be the crash, and eventually, it will peter out completely. Still you paddle out again and again, perpetually in search of the next great ride, no matter how elusive or short lived it may be.