Tag Archives: Sarah J. Maas

How Much Violence Is Too Much in YA Literature?

As a writer of YA science fiction and fantasy, I’m no stranger to writing my heroines into some violent struggles. Whether it’s emotional abuse or outright warfare, somehow these themes are embedded in the hero(ine)’s journey. But I am also … Continue reading

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The New YA Prince Charming

Protective.┬áStrong. Aggressive. These have been the most prized traits in many YA romantic heroes over the past decade or so. But why did protective feel like stalking? Why did strength trump kindness? Worst of all, aggressive┬átranslated to controlling. (I’m looking … Continue reading

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