Romance Novels to End the Year!

Romance Novels to End the Year!

It’s that time of the week again and it’s also the last few days of 2020! What a crazy year it’s been, and what better way to end such a hard year than by reading some romance books. Snuggle up with one these cool new books and read your way into a new year.   1. Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer   Image via Amazon   Instant Karma is about Prudence Barnett, an overachiever and very judgmental girl. After a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the ability to grant instant karma on those around her. Of course, …

Why We Love Marissa Meyer’s New Podcast

Why We Love Marissa Meyer’s New Podcast

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In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, it feels like everyone and their mother has started a podcast, and Marissa Meyer is no exception. The author of The Lunar Chronicles, the Renegades trilogy, and Heartless, Marissa Meyer is a prominent figure in the YA industry. Though she says she’s had the idea for this podcast for some time now, the inaugural episode of The Happy Writer only recently premiered March 22nd.  According to Meyer, The Happy Writer is “a podcast that helps readers find new books to enjoy, and writers find more joy in their words and process.” Each episode …

Celebrate April Fool’s Day With 3 Literary Fools

Celebrate April Fool’s Day With 3 Literary Fools

In books, court fools are often looked down upon, usually winding up as the butt of a joke. But their prominence in literature is no coincidence; literary fools are often more important than they first appear, acting as wise or sometimes even prophetic characters. While the Shakespearean fool is the most common type of literary fool, many other works have continued a similar tradition. Whether you’d like to hear some jesters’ jokes this April Fool’s day, or just want to do some good-old literary analysis, these fools are sure to humor you. 1. Fool (King Lear) via Royal Shakespeare Company …

Which Lunar Chronicles Couple Are You?

Which Lunar Chronicles Couple Are You?

If you’ve read Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, you’ve probably swooned over one or two (or five) of its characters. But which of its couples does your real-life romance match up with? Take this quiz to find out!     Quiz images via universe of marissa meyer featured image via bitten by the fantasy bug Bookstr is community supported. If you enjoy Bookstr’s articles, quizzes, graphics and videos, please join our Patreon to support our writers and creators or donate to our Paypal and help Bookstr to keep supporting the book loving community. Become a Patron!

Three Books About Aliens and #ThingsWeAreNeverMeantToKnow

Three Books About Aliens and #ThingsWeAreNeverMeantToKnow

Alright, so I don’t really think there’s stuff we’re not meant to know – vive la science! – but a lot of people were talking about aliens (and Monty Python – Twitter, never change), so here are some books about aliens to start knowing some things. Maybe. The truth is out there! Cinder – Marissa Meyer This is a great start for anyone who likes their sci-fi light and lush, with enough cyborgs, psychics, and space travel to satisfy more die-hard fans. Set in futuristic Beijing, this well wrought fairy tale retelling features plague, sisterhood, and a robot who’ll be …