WELCOME TO THE BLOG TOUR FOR THE Wonderful Contemporary YA Anthology – “FORESHADOW Edited by Emily X.R. Pan and Nove Ren Suma! Check out my review of this wonderful collection of diverse short reads in the YA genre with short snippets and commentary by two wonderful authors on the blog today ❤
Hosted by Algonquin Books and Algonquin Young Readers
Thirteen Short Stories from Bold New YA Voices & Writing Advice from YA Icons
Created by New York Times bestselling authors Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, Foreshadow is so much more than a short story collection. A trove of unforgettable fiction makes up the beating heart of this book, and the accompanying essays offer an ode to young adult literature, as well as practical advice to writers.
Featured in print for the first time, the thirteen stories anthologized here were originally released via the buzzed-about online platform Foreshadow. Ranging from contemporary romance to mind-bending fantasy, the Foreshadow stories showcase underrepresented voices and highlight the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each piece is selected and introduced by a YA luminary, among them Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir.
What makes these memorable stories tick? What sparked them? How do authors build a world or refine a voice or weave in that deliciously creepy atmosphere to bring their writing to the next level? Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan.
This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults.
Oh this was such a gorgeous and a brilliant way of introducing some very new voices in the YA genre!
Foreshadow is an anthology of short stories – some very diverse genres ranging from contemporary to fantasy to science fiction.
All wonderfully written by some very talented new voices- loved the inclusion of #ownvoices stories and such wonderful openness of creativity- it gave me such new talent to look forward to!
But what I adored the most was the editorial commentary given by Emily XR Pan and Nova Ren Suma – on the different writing tools used by these talented new authors in their short stories!
Foreshadow is a brilliant adventure of not only introducing new talents, but also a way of giving advice to budding new authors by critiquing the the writing tools not only used in the short stories but also how it can be improved – this was such an informative aspect of the book, for me as a reader.
Because while I was always in awe of the sheer talent and effort that goes into writing a story; the actual details had me slack jawed and all the more appreciative of the authors.
And if as a reader this anthology was informative; I can’t even begin to imagine how appreciative and helpful this collection would be to a hopeful and budding writer!
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