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Lisa Parkin

Lovers & Fighters

I’m a hopeless romantic. This aspect of my personality seeps into my daily life and into the books I choose to read. Just glancing at back cover blurbs with the words “true love” or “starcrossed” will prompt me to pick up and buy the book. I’m not always proud of those moments, but I know …

Things To Know Before Reading Fantasy/SciFi

Fantasy and scifi are unlike any other genres out there. Between outlandish settings and swords and sorcery, it is definitely full of quirks. If you’ve read books from this genre for awhile, you’re probably used to the little eccentricities present in many novels. For readers who are new to it, they may have a lot of …

Obsessed with Romantic Fantasy

As a woman who reads fantasy, sometimes I just need a little romance to get me through the fight scenes, war planning and court intrigue that’s present in a lot of sci fi/fantasy books. Don’t get me wrong- I love those elements, and they have their rightful place in fantasy, but sometimes a girl just …

Emerging Trends in YA

Every couple of years there seems to be an outbreak of new book trends all featured in one genre or sub-genre. In the young adult fiction world, vampires and werewolves have been an extremely popular pick of the last year or two, but now in 2011, a fresh wave of trends have finally rolled out. Even …