Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.
This list is the fourth of a series I am doing on young adult novellas and short stories, available on ebook, in a print version, online, or in anthologies. I have not read any of these novellas, but I have read all the series they belong to, or other books by that author. Once I read a novella, I will post a short review in the comments section. Feel free to post one of your own! Enjoy!
#0.5 The Witch of Duva (ebook, 43 pages)
There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls…or so the story goes. But it’s just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel, Shadow and Bone.
#1.5 The Tailor (ebook, 17 pages)
A new scene from the New York Times-bestselling Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, told from Genya’s point of view, which can be read online here.
# 2.5 The Too-Clever Fox (ebook, 32 pages)
In Ravka, just because you avoid one trap, it doesn’t mean you’ll escape the next. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo’s upcoming novel, Siege and Storm, the second book in the Grisha Trilogy.
The Fierce Reads Anthology (ebook, 182 pages)
This anthology includes short stories from five fierce young adult authors! Inside, you’ll find a magical mermaid tale from Anna Banks, a fantastical Russian-influenced story from Leigh Bardugo, an electric thriller from Jennifer Bosworth, a post-apocalyptic drama from Emmy Laybourne, and a cybernetic fairytale from Marissa Meyer. This free anthology will give you an exciting taste of the fierceness of these authors’ debut novels.
This anthology contains the following stories:
Legacy Lost by Anna Banks
The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo
Prophet by Jennifer Bosworth
Dress Your Marines in White by Emmy Laybourne
Glitches by Marissa Meyer
(Descriptions from Goodreads.com)
Go to Leigh Bardugo’s website for information about her books, the history behind them, and most importantly, links to free online copies of these ebooks!