Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dark YA Blogfest

It’s officially November, which means that it’s time for the I Love Dark YA Blogfest:

1. Put the I LOVE DARK YA badge on your sidebar or at the top of each of the posts you do for the fest. Make sure you link it back to the YAtopia linky sign-up.
2. Visit blogs of your hosts and other participants if you can. Interact. Make some friends. It’ll be more fun!
3. Your blog post needs to be up on Wednesday. You can post early if you want, but people will be hopping on Wednesdays.

November 2nd: Blog about your favorite dark YA book(s).

November 9th: Write a 500-word or less flash fiction piece inspired by this picture—

November 16th: Music and Movie Fun—Take a dark YA book and build a soundtrack for it or cast characters for a movie version.

November 23rd: #YASAVES—Blog about how a dark YA book made an impact in your life.

November 30th: Waiting on Wednesday—What dark YA book are you most looking forward to?

So, here it is . . .

For the answer to week one's discussion, my favorite dark YA book (or in this case series) is The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. Inspired by one of my all-time favorite books – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – it depicts a darker, more sinister version of Wonderland, recovering from a civil war between the White and Black imagination. I won’t reveal too much of the plot for fear of spoiling it, but needless to say it is an amazing YA retelling of a classic childhood tale. If you have't read it, check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this. I added it to my wish list. I'm getting so many fantastic recommendations from this blogfest.