March 2017 | Norma Hinkens

Archive Monthly Archives: March 2017

Step Aside, Katniss: YA’s New, Fierce Female Leads

Katniss Everdeen, where would we be without you? When The Hunger Games was published in 2008, the saga of Katniss Everdeen fascinated readers who loved this new strong, female protagonist. She set the standard for fierce female leads in the public eye, played with a deft performance equal parts fierce and vulnerable by Jennifer Lawrence. Still, […]

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The Next Great Female YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

It’s Women’s History Month, and what better time to love on some lady authors! With so many amazingly inventive young adult sci-fi and fantasy novels hitting the shelves each week, there is no shortage of stellar lady-penned speculative fiction being published today. Here’s my list of some of the next great female YA science fiction and fantasy authors […]

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That’s What She Said: Best Quotes from Dystopian Heroines

  • March 12, 2017

“They can’t do that,” she said finally. “It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything—anything—but they can’t make you believe it. They can’t get inside you.” Do you know which of your favorite dystopian heroines said those powerful words? Hint: It wasn’t written in 2017. Or even 2007. Try Julia, […]

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The Best YA Blogs and Websites for Hardcore Fans

  • March 5, 2017

Best YA Blogs and Websites My Facebook and Twitter feeds are chockfull of the best YA blogs and websites I’ve liked or followed over the years to learn more about YA. It can be overwhelming, but so many awesome websites and blogs are available nowadays to introduce readers to book recommendations, reviews, fun articles, and more. One […]

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