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Book Series Review: Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Recommended Age: 14+ Content Warnings: War themes, mild sex, and bodily harm. Rating: 4.2/5 stars This review will cover the entirety of the five-book series by Elise Kova. Expect some light spoilers as I will be alluding to the overall plot of the series, highlighting certain scenes, and discussing the development of certain characters.
My Thoughts on Sexual Content in Young Adult Fantasy Novels
Sex sells. Any publishing veteran will tell you the same, regardless of their personal views on the subject. But should sex sell in the young adult genre? That is the root issue that I want to discuss today.
In My Dreams
High school was the worst four years of my life. Back then, all of my problems felt like they could be blamed on hormonal teenage bullshit: I was overly emotional because of the hormones, I had toxic mood swings because of the hormones, I gained weight because of the hormones, I thought about suicide because of the hormones.
Did You Know 1 in 10,000 Girls Worldwide are Born with Rett Syndrome?
I don't really pull this fact out of my pocket to impress strangers. If anything, it is them asking me when they see me out with my sibling: "What's wrong with your sister?" So few people are aware of Rett Syndrome's existence. Chances are, you clicked on this article because you don't know what this disorder is either.
Valheim: Is it worth buying?
Imagine this: you are a Viking. You've led a very successful Viking life. You've conquered foreign lands and pillaged villages along numerous coastlines. You've raised mighty mead halls where you sang and drank merrily during the long winter nights. You've even sailed the high seas seeking out more territory to explore, settle, and turn into fertile farmland.