With both hands heavily shackled, I stared up at the young man in front of me.
His golden hair, like that of an angel’s, was glowing with a faint light from the skylight that shined through the window, like how divinity was bestowed in religious paintings. No emerald could rival the brightness in his fresh verdure eyes, it looked all the more brilliant on that lovely, beautifully arranged features.
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YA Protagonists with the “Darker Shade of Gray” morality
The Young Adult section is full of main characters who are inherently good. They almost always do the right thing for the right reason. They may suffer a momentary lapse of judgment, but all-in-all, you can count on him (or her) to be there to save the day.
But if you’re tired of those sort, and feel like reading darker fare, then you might like the following selections. These characters have done morally reprehensible things with little to no hesitation. But for some reason, they are still likeable.
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An illiterate Beauty? A booty-licious Beast? Authors have used, reused, subverted, inverted and messed with this classic fairytale in every way possible that I’m surprised something new manages to come out every year.
Regardless of the setting or form, I find three elements to be the same in any retelling:
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