Welcome to Mya Robarts, author of The V Girl, a YA dystopian romance.
E-book vs. Print Books
by Mya Robarts
Hello! I’m Mya Robarts and today, I wanted to share with you my opinion about a dilemma that every bookaholic faces once in a while. It’s the never ending debate of e-books vs. print books.
Some believe that e-readers are going to dominate the reading world. A more conservative group of people think that the traditional book will remain the favorite choice among a huge portion of book lovers.
As recently, as four years ago, I was an enthusiast of the latter. I used to believe that a book, to be “real”, had to come to life in print form. The flipping of pages, the smell, and the texture were all irreplaceable for me and a huge part of what my reading experience has to include. Who doesn’t love to take a look at shelves full of books?
Eventually, I discovered the advantages of e-readers. They are portable, you can get more books, pay less money, and you can read covertly when you’re supposed to do something else, let’s say a boring lecture. E-books have advantages that I never thought I’d enjoy since I was so reluctant to change the way I have always read.
You are not less of a book lover if you prefer eBooks over print books. I saw a video in which Kat O’Keeffe from Katytastic admits she prefers e-books. Kat owns the most beautiful shelves I’ve ever seen, and even so, she prefers e-books. Plenty of booklovers , who have a kind of physical impediment prefer e-ooks, too. And carrying a thousand books with you wherever you go has its advantages.
Why not combine the two? I read the books that I think won’t be among my favorites in electronic format. When my favorite authors have a new release, I end up buying the same book twice. I order the eBook the day of release and even so, I order the print version.
As a book addict who enjoys her addiction, I’ll always want more books in whatever format I can get them, whether electronic, audio, paperback, hardcover, etc. I want them all.
A great book will always be great not matter what format meets our eyes. And whether your book collection is nicely stacked on shelves or available to you with just a few clicks on your e-reader, the very fact that we have options to choose from is something to be grateful for. It means more reading opportunities to discover our next favorite reading.
The V Girl
YA/NA Dystopian Romance
In post-apocalyptic North America, rape and sexual slavery are legal. Lila Velez, desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town, and can take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend, Rey, the most attractive man in her town. Lila does not love him, but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute of love.
Lila’s coping mechanism to her mother’s violent attack is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey Fürst, a foreign, broody man that she distrusts because his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. He offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.
All the while Lila will have to find a way to live in the constant company of death, slavery, starvation, sexual abuse and the danger of losing the people she loves the most.
Due to strong language, violent scenes and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
About the Author
She spent years trying to become a contemporary dance choreographer. Eventually she realized that she enjoyed writing her stories rather than dancing to them.
Robarts is obsessed with books that present damaged characters, swoon-worthy guys, controversial topics and happy endings.