“If stubbornness were all that was needed to be a good queen, I'd rule the world.” ― Sara Raasch, Ice Like Fire Title: Ice Like Fire Author: Sara Raasch Genre: YA fantasy Pages: 478 Publication date: October 13th, 2015 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers After a great book that had a good complete ending with Snow Like Ashes, Sara … Continue reading Book review – Ice Like Fire (Spoiler Free)
“I didn't choose the blood that runs in my veins, any more than you chose your fate. You and I, we've become what we were made to become.” ― Veronica Roth, Carve the Mark Title: Carve the Mark Author: Veronica Roth Genre: YA science fiction Pages: 468 Publication date: January 17th, 2017 Publisher: HarperCollins Veronica Roth, a … Continue reading Book review – Carve the Mark (Spoiler Free)
After writing the first draft of your book, you need to expand on it. The deeper the story goes, the stronger it will become. Plot holes need to disappear. Characters should develop more. Backstories must appear. There’s a quick way to do all of this too. Fan girl about your book. You read that right. … Continue reading Writers = fan girls?
“I’ve always set my expectations low and then been pleasantly surprised when a video did well. I’ve found that this is the best way to avoid being disappointed: Lowball yourself in life, and you’ll be fine.” ― Ryan Higa, How to Write Good Title: How to Write Good Author: Ryan Higa Genre: Non-fiction Pages: 224 Publication date: … Continue reading Book review – How to Write Good (Spoiler Free)
Before I write anything else, I want to thank JadeLM for being an incredible blogger and for nominating me for this award. (This award is one of my best birthday gifts yet.) Jade writes everything from book reviews to writing advice to short stories and more. Everything on her blog is great. You can check it … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award!
“That's not the spirit of the law, Emma. Remember? The Law is hard, but it is the Law." "I thought it was 'the Law is annoying, but it is also flexible'.” ― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight Title: Lady Midnight Author: Cassandra Clare Genre: YA fantasy Pages: 698 Publication date: March 8th, 2016 Publisher: Simon & Schuster As Cassandra … Continue reading Book review – Lady Midnight (Spoiler Free)