Fanfiction

Enemies to Lovers in Drarry Fanfiction

It’s no secret on this blog that I love Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy pairings (“Drarry,” for the uninitiated) in fanfiction. I found that Drarry was the pairing I read the most, by a large margin, in 2018. I think like it and certain other pairings because I have an unabashed love for the enemies-to-lovers… Continue reading Enemies to Lovers in Drarry Fanfiction

Characters

Faerie Love Interests Created by Two Friends

When I started reading Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare, last month, I noticed that Clare wrote this in the dedication: “For Holly / Elven, he was.” Two years later, Holly Black wrote a similar dedication to Clare in The Cruel Prince: “For Cassandra Clare, who was finally lured into Faerieland.” These dedications place their books… Continue reading Faerie Love Interests Created by Two Friends

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The Beloved Brother Award Goes to Johnny Olivera

For the first I Heart Characters prompt of 2019, I am going to write about a beloved sibling character. There are some truly great siblings in YA books, but one is a particularly great big brother. The fictional sibling I think deserves an award is Johnny Olivera from Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard. Girl… Continue reading The Beloved Brother Award Goes to Johnny Olivera

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I’m Thankful for Billina Because….

Next week, the U.S. will be observing Thanksgiving. This is why weekly memes, like the I Heart Characters! Meme I’m participating in today, are using a theme of thankfulness. I’m thankful for Billina from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Ozma of Oz is the third book in the Oz series. Billina is a… Continue reading I’m Thankful for Billina Because….

Graphic Novel

Metztlitototl is plagued by the Gods of Death and Night

A pale boy who had lost his memory was going to be sacrificed to the Aztec God of Death until said god stayed the High Priest’s hand and marked the boy as his servant. Like the High Priest, this boy can see and interact with the gods. It doesn’t help that the interests two of… Continue reading Metztlitototl is plagued by the Gods of Death and Night

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Remembering New Moon for the Motorcycle Scenes

This week’s theme of the I Heart Characters! Meme is a Biker. Most of the bikers I’ve encountered in fiction are in movies or urban fantasy novels. The bikers I will talk about today are from a very mainstream YA novel: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. If you haven’t read New Moon, Bella has been… Continue reading Remembering New Moon for the Motorcycle Scenes

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4 Reasons Misa Amane Would Run into a Fire

Death Note mostly examines a young man’s obsession with becoming the god of a new world by executing those he considers evil by writing peoples’ names in the Death Note. The media dubs him Kira, which is essentially “killer” written in romanized katakana.¬†Misa Amane is a famous model who is an open supporter of Kira.… Continue reading 4 Reasons Misa Amane Would Run into a Fire

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Characters and Gardner’s 9 Types of Intelligence

This week’s theme for the I Heart Characters! meme is brainiacs, who could show that by being sly, clever, book smart, etc. As I thought about the characters who could be brainiacs, I remembered the the theory of multiple intelligences. Multiple Intelligences Oasis¬†says Howard Gardner is a psychologist and Harvard Professor who developed the theory… Continue reading Characters and Gardner’s 9 Types of Intelligence

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I Want a Novella for Sausun, the Niqabi Ninja

In S.K. Ali’s Saints and Misfits, Sausun is the niqabi woman or teen (I’m not sure her age) who believes Janna and gives her the confidence to face her monster, Farooq. She’s there in the book, but she suddenly reaches prominence toward the end when she rescues and helps Janna. Sausun is more than a… Continue reading I Want a Novella for Sausun, the Niqabi Ninja