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 …

LGBTQ Books Are Being Censored and Authors Are Fighting Back

LGBTQ Books Are Being Censored and Authors Are Fighting Back

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According to Entertainment Weekly Middle Schools across the country are resisting teaching LGBTQ material in the classroom. One incident occurred with an author called Jen-Petro Roy, who had booked a trip to Texas in order to talk with students about her book, P.S. I Miss You.   Image Via Goodreads   The novel follows an eleven year old girl who begins questioning her faith and sexuality, discovering she may not be straight and what that means for her identity. But, out of the blue, the school cancelled the scheduled visit. According to Roy, the school had decided that by featuring her work, they’d …

4 Upcoming Sequels and Where to Start

4 Upcoming Sequels and Where to Start

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There are a lot of exciting sequels coming up, and if you’ve left preparation for the last minute, don’t panic: here are four forthcoming books and how you can catch before they come out!   -SPOILER FREE-   1. When She Reigns – Jodi Meadows Image via Amazon   Where to start: Before She Ignites and its sequel As She Ascends A lush fantasy world and slow burn plot that’ll keep you thinking until the final book on September 10th, pick up this book if you want an amazing story that’ll make you feel things. Plus you’ll love the complexity of the …

Do We Deserve Marissa Meyer’s ‘Instant Karma’?

Do We Deserve Marissa Meyer’s ‘Instant Karma’?

Marissa Meyer is known for her previous series, the Lunar Chronicles, as well as the accompanying graphic novels titled Wires & Nerve, and for the ongoing Renegades Trilogy, the final book of which will be released later this year. Between the last two, fans of Meyer have hardly been deprived of content, but this week Meyer announced four upcoming books, including something completely new – a contemporary fantasy series. All Meyers’ previous titles exist along the genre border between science fiction and fantasy. The Lunar Chronicles, for example, has enough space travel to satisfy sci-fi fans, and enough magical power …

The Top 5 Superhero Novels for All You Super-Fans

The Top 5 Superhero Novels for All You Super-Fans

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Superheroes are often underrepresented in literature. To be sure, they dominate the landscape of comics, television, and movies these days, but actual books about superheroes are pretty scarce. Nevertheless, they do exist and there are some real gems among the throngs. You just have to dig deep. But to celebrate the release of Avengers: Endgame, here are some recommendations for the best superhero novels to add to your collection, super-fans!   Image Via Amazon 5. Soon I will be invincible by Austin Grossman Soon I Will Be Invincible is a loving commentary upon superhero tropes that also embraces the concepts that make them so endearing …