I’m back // with a let’s chat???

I’m baccccckkk!
I miss it terribly, I’m sort of out of my reading/life slump so decided to come back, for the time being I’m not going to have any sort of real schedule, I’m just going to post as and when!Β 💕💕
I’ve also had a little new logo design made by my amazing fiancΓ© (I did have to pester him loads to do it for me though)

So now I’ve got that little bit out of the way, today I thought we could chat about one of the things I HATE most in YA books, and that is girl on girl hate. SERIOUSLY, the amount of YA (I’d go more so for contemporary than fantasy) that has a lot of girl hate in it crazy. Real life isn’t always like that?? Yet in so many YA books I feel like it is used constantly in themΒ 🙄🙄!!!

I just don’t understand why there is so much girl on girl hate? Surely YA women should be supporting each other in books not automatically creating some sort of petty squabbling relationship? It’s usually the same sort of thing, one would be the popular girl the other one not so much, or it would be something to do with them both liking the same guy? I want to see SO MUCH MORE amazing female friendships in YA books.

I can name SO MANY guy friendships in YA books (take the raven boys for example? or the darker shade of magic series??) Sadly, I can’t mention that many female friendships, not the ones that hated each other but are now friends but ones that are friends all the way through and it’s such a shame.

Basically, I just want to see some healthy girl friendships, girls supporting girls (think moxie), don’t get me wrong I love some of the friendships from books that I have listed above but I long for some awesome female friendships.


What do you think? Are you fed up of seeing a lack of female friendships in YA books?
Or are you the opposite and came name me some AWESOME recommendations below!!!??

20 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Welcome back πŸ™‚ Your new logo is so pretty!! I agree with you so much – I can only think of a select few female friends in YA, whereas there’s at least double the amount of girl-on-girl hate!

    1. Thank you savannah!
      It’s such a shame though isn’t it, I mean primarily there are probably more females that read YA then males so you think they would put less girl on girl hate and more girl friendships

  2. Love that new logo of yours πŸ™‚ and I agree about the hate. Girls should support each other. And people in general, not just girls. Well, you know what I mean. Sadly, I don’t have good YA recs cause I don’t read all that much YA πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Evelina!
      Considering I was pestering him for ages it only took him like 10 minutes πŸ˜›

      Yeah, I understand the odd hate relationship because it does cause drama/tension but I swear I am getting it in every book I’ve been picking up recently

  3. I feel the same. This is one reason I love everything from K.M. Shea, because she purposely writes strong female characters that uplift each other and are amazing friends to each other! I also fell in love with the friendship between Nina and Inej in Six of Crows for the same reason. We need more female friendships and positivity!

    1. I’ve never heard of K.M. Shea but strong female characters uplifting each other sounds like something I need in my life, I’ll be looking her up on Goodreads!!!
      YES. Nina and Inej have such a great friendship, I think it’s one of my favourites actually! πŸ˜€

    1. I just feel like it’s the 21st century now?? Girl on girl hate doesn’t happen THAT much anymore.
      Ahhh! I have that on my shelf, I’m even more excited to read it now I know it’s got good female friendships πŸ˜€

    1. I have been meaning to read more Emery Lord books, I’ve only read one and really enjoyed it! πŸ˜€
      & Thank you, it feels so good to be back

  4. Forever telling people I’m in a “life slump” now bc that perfectly describes me!! Hahah! I agree, we don’t really get many decent female friendships in YA…

    1. Do it!
      I’d like to think it lets me escape adult life but that isn’t always the case πŸ˜›
      We don’t and it’s such a shame πŸ™

  5. Welcome back, the logo looks awesome!! And yep, I agree completely. Books that do that (especially for no real reason) lose stars from me automatically. Like sure friends fight, but that is much different than catty hate! And you are SO right, I could name 10 best friend male pairs off the top of my head, but asking me about female duos and I’m basically at a total loss. I can think of a few, but none of the more popular series and such, and that is just wrong!

    1. Thank you Shannon! πŸ˜€
      I agree, people do fall out but hating for no reason I really dislike, girls aren’t actually like that, or at least not all the girls.

  6. Love the logo!
    I actually can’t name a single contemporary with great girl friendships… I know a few fantasies with girl friendships like Inej/Nina in Six of Crows and Feyre/Mor in ACOTAR and probably a couple more I’m forgetting, but they’re so hard to find in contemporary? I gotta admit I don’t read a lot of contemporary, though… haha!

    1. Thank you Ayla <3
      Oh yeah, female friendship in fantasies I can actually name some but female friendship in contemporary there are barely any which is such a shame, especially as it's pretty much my favourite to read!

  7. Aww so cute that your fiance made your header! It’s absolutely lovely. <3

    I totally get this post! I hate girl-on-girl hate; I mean, it's realistic sometimes, but only to a certain extent. Some YA novels have it for ALL their girl characters, and now that's unrealistic!? From the top of my head, the latest awesome girl friendship I read was from Love, Hate & Other Filters (but the romance overshadowed it, IMO).

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

    1. Thanks Aimee, bless him I think he does it because he knows I won’t stop pestering him πŸ˜›

      Yeah, I don’t mind it if the plot calls for it but it happens a LOT where there really isn’t any need. Ooh yeah, I did like the friendship in LH&OF but I agree, the romance did take away from that a little πŸ™‚

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