Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

Reflections on Modern YA Title Trends

The titles of YA Books these days! Let’s play a game: try to guess the patterns. First of all, take a look at what I can do with these modern … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Along the Lines Of… (#5) Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Along the Lines Of… is a weekly feature/meme held every Sunday here at Gwen & Kate’s Library, in which we provide a list of at least three recommended books with a … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Along the Lines Of… (#1) Cinder by Marissa Meyer (New Feature!)

Along the Lines Of… is a weekly feature/meme held every Sunday here at Gwen & Kate’s Library, in which we provide a list of at least three recommended books with … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

YA Novellas #3: Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

This list is the third of a series I am planning on doing on young adult novellas and short stories, available on ebook, in a print version, online, or in … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Gwen’s Praise of The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

The Bitter Kingdom is a stunning conclusion to an amazing series. The ending was really unique and left the reader with more information than most authors give. Everything is resolved in … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Gwen’s Thoughts on The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

This book is an amazing sequel to The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and focuses more on the court and politics within Joya d’Arena rather than a war with Invierne. Elisa … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Gwen’s Reflection on The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

This book has a very engaging plot, which keeps the reader interested with constant intrigue, rebellion, betrayal, war, kidnapping, and romance. Although most of the book centers around Elisa’s travels … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 3 Comments