Category: Young Adult (YA)

NOT Your Average Princess Stories

The princess companion by Melanie Cellier | Kayoz Talks Books

I am currently reading the second book in the The Four Kingdom’s series by Australian Author Melanie Cellier. And loving it! This is not yet a full review – I’ll save that for when I have read all four, but let me just say, these are not your average princess stories. Full of allusions to…




The Best of Twilight Fan Fiction

Twilight cover

With a Short(ish) Commentary on the Both Original Series & the Fan Fiction PhenomenonThe Twilight series* – and the mass of fan fiction it’s spawned – are rather fascinating to me. The books themselves are quite compelling, even while I read them with feminist criticism firmly running through my head. Culturally we are suckers for…




Kerry Greenwood Books in Order (From Phryne Fisher to Ancient Egypt, to YA and Children’s Books)

Phryne Fisher Mystery Dead Man's Chest; Kerry Greenwood

(First published in 2012, most recently updated November 2016) With the introduction of Phryne Fisher to the television screens, of course my interest in re-reading the books returned. But this time I’d like to read them in order, rather than starting in the middle and hopping around randomly. Of course Greenwood’s written more than the…