I read Cinder, I thought Scarlet was a little boring, but the third installment in the Lunar Chronicles might be my favorite. Cress puts a twist on the classic story of Rapunzel and makes the lead a gifted STEM baddie! Another win for this series.Continue reading “Cress turns Rapunzel into a Stem baddie!”
Young adult novels for teens tired of Shakespeare
When I started this blog I was overwhelmed with the reading required for my major. My brain struggled to decode these older texts and by my 3rd year in college, I decided to mix in young adults novels in between reads.
Young adult novels have become very diverse and with the rise of Own Voices novels, I began to prefer these novels because I feel like they explore modern themes.
Not to hate on Shakespeare, but forbidden teenage romance like that of Romeo and Juliet do not speak to teens in the U.S as say Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give does.
The list I’ve complied contains YA books that hold similar plots and themes. Whether you’re in a book slump or looking for your next read, I hope you find this list helpful.Continue reading “Young adult novels for teens tired of Shakespeare”