Check out these reviews of the Fey Court Trilogy on Andrea Heltsley’s book blog.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
― Cyndi Goodgame
I am in constant search of some of the best quote worthy sarcasm from my favorite characters in my favorite paranormals.
The problem is…I can’t keep up with how many I love and want to revisit. Here is my log of “laugh out loud” and “ONUD just say that” kind of days that are packed into my crazy life.
Have spent several weeks away from writing. I’ve almost caught up on all my reading that I vowed to friends I would have done in a timely manner. I can’t tell you how many great indie books are out there getting little exposure.
Kudos to all those who took the plunge a shared their stories and imagination. Life is reality, but it’s all in how you make it!
I am currently working through some books that I have promised reviews on. I took a two week break from writing and I can tell you…it feels weird.
Will return next week after I finish with the last three reviews. 🙂
Here is the top most followed bogs according to YA. I follow two of these and planning to check out the others!
Grab the entire trilogy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Grab the side companion book of Deception from Ian’s POV.
YA Fictional Main Characters
Many of the leading roles in YA fiction have morals so to speak, but lack the conviction to stick with them through the end of the book. As a writer, mother, and junior high reading teacher, I feel like society is attempting to sway our young adults into making decisions that “feel right at the moment” and not for the future they may come to see.
While many of our young female main characters begin as timid, unsure future heroines in the making, they almost always end up outspoken and brave in the end. And sometimes a little too sarcastic even! However, developing a character like that has to be cleverly done to pull off it’s authenticity.
A young girl on the inside may be thinking thoughts centered around “how did I get myself into this” where on the outside she is saying seemingly bold statements like “I will do anything to get what I want”. Is that really how we want our young girls to behave to achieve results?
Problem solving is a key part of any fictional piece. The heroin of a story needs to be seen as taking in all the facts and acting on them. Not all characters are created the same, you say. Yes, we need a degree of error for the character to grow, mature, and become better problem solvers through experience. However, not all main characters have to make meaningless “airheaded” decisions and say “oh well” when they royally screw up. Sometimes the characters need depth simply because, as women, we strive to prove that we can be treated equal.