ya novel

hito-pinku  asked:

Do you know of any lesbian YA fiction, preferably with an Asian MC?

Yes, I do! For a general list of lesbian YA, check out this goodreads list. You can find my favourites here, under YA and SFF YA (they’re bisexual women and lesbian recs).

Here are the lesbian Asian main characters in YA that I know of, though I haven’t read all of them:

There’s also Huntress and Ash by Malinda Lo, but those are implied and not explicitly Asian.  (You) Set Me On Fire by Mariko Tamaki (review) and When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai (review) are more new adult-ish: they take place in universities.

Hope that helps!

anonymous asked:

Why does YA often get such a bad name? It's like I'm in my 20s and like some YA books so fuck those people.

YA gets a bad rep because a lot of YA protagonists are whiny, and a lot of YA novels perpetuate dysfunctional relationships as romance. That said, there are genre elitists for every category imaginable. I’ve heard YA lovers complain that all adult novels are boring, and I’ve heard adult enthusiasts claim that YA is immature. In reality, there are wonderful and shitty novels in every category. There will always be gems, and there will always be turds. And elitists will always be insufferable assholes unworthy of your time. 

In which I desperately need a filter that works much faster
  • Coworker 1: Hey, do you still write fanfiction?
  • Me: ...yes
  • CW1: CW2 and I are starting a writing group to help each other actually finish stuff. Do you want to do it with us?
  • Me: Uhhhh, maybe? I might be too embarrassed.
  • CW1: Why would it be embarrassing? We're really nerdy too.
  • Me: Well, I mean, my fanfiction isn't necessarily what I would consider my greatest writing. There's a lot of tropes in fic and it's got totally different rules. Like, a lot of it is just "what if the Avengers had movie night?"
  • CW2: Oh, that's fine. My wife and I are working on a cheesy YA novel. And we're making it cheesy on purpose.
  • CW1: Yeah, you could totally write about Captain America and Batman watching tv or whatever.
  • CW2: That actually sounds fun - I'd read that.
  • Me: Ummmm, well, I don't know...all of my stuff is also super gay.
  • CW1: What?
  • Me: Not like, as a pejorative! Like, none of my characters are straight...
  • CW1: Well, it's not like it's romance, right?
  • Me: Kinda?
  • CW1: I mean, you don't write sex scenes do you?
  • Me: ...not...all the time...
  • CW1: ...
  • CW2: ...
  • Me: I'm gonna run away now *gets up and leaves lunch table*

@maggie-stiefvater may have concluded the Raven Cycle just last year, but she already has a new standalone YA novel hitting shelves later this year, titled All the Crooked Saints. Find out more from the author about what’s in store for readers, her process, and of course, her upcoming Ronan Lynch trilogy.

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i want to grab my brother’s hand and run back through time, losing years like coats falling from our shoulders.

// i’ll give you the sun

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I haven’t read the sequel to The Diviners yet! I absolutely adored the first book in the series though. I’ve heard mixed reviews about Lair of Dreams, but I’m hoping I find it just as amazing as the first. I have such a huge soft spot for Flapper and the jazz age stories.

As Travars~ To Travel

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On sale on Amazon Kindle for 0.99. Give it a read = )
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012025TA6

You can also download the !free!Amazon Kindle App to MAC, PC, and Smartphone to read the novel, if you do not have a kindle.

Synopsis:

After the death of his mother, Devin Maxwell joins Titan Force, an organization that collects supernatural artifacts using super powered agents. Devin quickly rises to become a brash, yet successful agent under the field name: Streetslam. He forms a pseudo family with his friends and fellow agents at Titan Force.

Devin’s allegiances are put to the test after an enigmatic billionaire offers him the chance to revive his mother, but only if he turns on his new family and steals a mysterious item from the Titan Force vault.

From our latest 5 star review:

“StreetSlam is action packed to the point of rollercoaster and I love it. Where does the fight scene take place? Literally everywhere, also I think you mean fight scenes. Palatial mansion, on the open highway, a mall. The real question is where doesn’t a fight take place. The one thing I’ll say is that the fight scenes can get long. The fight scenes strike me as very anime in their style, they’re the kind of fight scenes you might find in an anime/manga like Naruto and the weapons like something out of Final Fantasy 7.

As much as I loved the fight scenes, my favorite parts of the book was the characters. They were so amazingly developed and diverse. I mean, just take a glance at the cover to get an idea. It’s a stellar cast of characters and I promise you’ll come out with at least three characters that you adore. “

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