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Navigating the Shadow World

The Unofficial Guide to Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments

by Liv Spencer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: literary criticism & collections, film, science fiction, fantasy & horror

 

An insightful and clever companion to the urban fantasy phenomenon, now a Freeform TV series Shadowhunters

Navigating the Shadow Worldtakes readers deep into the rich universe of Cassandra Clare’s New York Times–bestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles. With intelligent but accessible explorations of each volume of the Mortal Instruments and Inferna …

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Love Bites

The Unofficial Saga of Twilight

by Liv Spencer
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: literary criticism & collections

Centering on the Stephenie Meyer books, the cast of the Twilight films, and the dedicated fan base, this full-color tribute showcases all the pieces of the phenomenon surrounding the epic love story between a young woman and a vampire. Along with invaluable background information and insight into this star-crossed loversÒ tale, this essential fan …

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Giant Despair Meets Hopeful

Kristevan Readings in Adolescent Fiction

by Martha Westwater
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary criticism & collections

Evil, despair, and helplessness are persistent themes in recent young-adult fiction. Yet this bleakness needs not translate into depression and fear for vulnerable adolescents. Westwater reads six young-adult novels through Kristevan theory to find a glimmer of hope amidst our cultural crises.

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