The Page Sage

The Page Sage was started because I love reading and writing- it just seemed like the natural way to combine my two passions. It's where I discuss books I love and some I don't, as well as everything from book covers to feminist literature.

TFIOS Movie Trailer

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

How do you feel about the trailer?

Will #readwomen2014 change our sexist reading habits?

Reblogged from Kate says:

It's a truth universally acknowledged that, although women read more than men, and books by female authors are published in roughly the same numbers, they are more easily overlooked. Their marginalisation by top literary journals, both as reviewers and the reviewed, is confirmed in a yearly count by the organisation Vida: Women in Literary Arts. Perhaps the problem lies not with whether women are published, but how. Read more (via The Guardian)


Even if you don't agree, I think it's a great initiative and a way of discovering and experiencing new literary personalities.

How often do you reread books?

Vessel is really great so far. Definitely living up to ALL of the hype!

Vessel - Sarah Beth Durst

Have you read it (or any of Sarah Beth Durst's books) yet?

Book Review: Going Rogue by Robin Benway

Going Rogue - Robin Benway

I've said this before and I'll probably say it many more times, but Robin Benway is one of very few authors who can make me laugh out loud. It's Roux, Maggie's best friend, who is so hysterical. Her dialogue is blunt and unexpected, and goes with her phenomenal character development.

Because while Benway brings the funny, she excels at characterization.

Roux, for example, has grown so much since Also Known As. She's a supporting character but with just as many layers as Maggie. Meanwhile, Maggie's relationship with her parents continues to be an awesome part of this series. There's no missing parent syndrome here, as their family is incredibly tight knit. Does Maggie have a bit more freedom than the average teenager? Well, yes- but she is a spy, so I think that's to be expected.

In the midst of the wit, the friendships, the family dynamic (not to mention Maggie's relationship with Jessie, who is such a sweetheart), the suspense is absolutely insane. Maybe I'm the only one, but when something unexpected or exciting happens in a book, I do this I-Did-Not-See-That-Coming wiggle. That wiggle was happening quite a lot and I really, really want to discuss some of the book's events, but I also want you to experience it for yourself. Let's just say there's a lot of action.

There are also some brand new characters introduced who are, of course, great. Oh, and Angelo is in prime form (seriously, Angelo and Rue's friendship is completely adorable).

If you haven't read Going Rogue yet, please do! And then come back here and talk to me about it, okay? We can wait for the third book together, since you'll be dying to know what's going to happen to Maggie's family next.


Just for fun Q: If you were a spy, would you want to be a safe cracker, a computer hacker, or a linguist?


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Library card = POWER

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Inside the Industry: Editorial Assistant and Author

Blair Thornburgh, the Editorial Assistant at Quirk Books, stopped by to talk about her job, writing tips, and college advice! If Quirk Books sounds familiar, that might be because they've published books like Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenPride and Prejudice and Zombies, and William Shakespeare's Star Wars.


If you like Harry Potter, start collecting stamps

Reblogged from Kate says:

Now boy wizard and his friends can be sent to every place, literary. The most popular YA characters go on stamps. Great lifting to old-fashioned hobby and original accessories for all Harry Potter fans.


The United States Postal Service reveled five stamps which are part of a 20-stamp Harry Potter Forever collection. The collection will count 20 stamps and will be officially released on Tuesday (Nov 19th). But you can pre-order them now here:


What other characters would you like to see in this stamp collection? 




P.S. If you're a fan of J.K. Rowling's series, join BookLikes Discussion Room where you can (re)read all seven titles and discuss them with other Potter fans :-)


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Playlist for A MAD, WICKED FOLLY

A Mad, Wicked Folly - Sharon Biggs Waller

I'm basically obsessed with this playlist. (And this is definitely the 2014 release I'm most excited for!)

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Book Review: Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky

Anatomy of a Boyfriend - Daria Snadowsky

A book with an empowered female protagonist? With tons of awkward, sweet, cute, AWKWARD moments? Such a great read!


Read the rest of the review at The Page Sage.


Do you love Epic Reads? Maybe you dream of having a job like Margot’s or Aubry’s? Or you tune in religiously to Tea Time?


Go behind the scenes in this interview with Margot Wood, the Epic Reads Community Manager!


Book Review: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

The Bitter Kingdom - Rae Carson

Book Review: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson


The Fire and Thorn trilogies is one of my favorite high fantasy series, and one of my favorite series, period. So naturally, I'm a little crushed that it was over.

That said, The Bitter Kingdom is the perfect ending.


Read the rest over on The Page Sage.


Book Review: A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard

A Darkness Strange and Lovely -

A Darkness Strange and Lovely is a STUNNING follow up to Something Strange and Deadly. I mean, Paris, romance, magic, and zombies?! 


Seriously, it's AMAZING.


Read the rest of the review at The Page Sage.



Inside the Industry: Author, Copy Editor, and Editor of Mathematics

Dahlia Adler, copy editor, Assistant Editor of Mathematics, and author of the upcoming YA novel Behind the Scenes stops by to talk about what it takes to become an editor, life as a writer, and lots of other stuff besides!