ARC Review — Remember Me

Title: Remember MeAuthor: Estelle LaureGenre: YA ContemporaryPages: 272 pagesPublication date: March 22, 2022 Remember Me is a tale that starts the day before Blue’s birthday. She wakes up with bottles of orange juice in her backpack, feeling slightly off the whole day. She doesn’t understand why, but she does have a strange note that says … Continue reading ARC Review — Remember Me

ARC Review — I Rise

Title: I RiseAuthor: Marie ArnoldGenre: YA FictionPages: 320 pagesPublication date: August 2, 2022  Thank you NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair review! I'll start with my highest praise: I enjoyed this book more than The Hate U Give. I Rise is about a teenager—Ayo—dealing with racism and … Continue reading ARC Review — I Rise

Book review – Skyhunter (Spoiler Free)

"It is always the gentle ones I fear for the most, those willing to bare their hearts, who grieve for others and feel happy for others' happiness." Title: SkyhunterAuthor: Marie LuGenre: YA Science FictionPages: 371 pagesPublication date: September 29, 2020 I love Marie Lu's books, so of course I picked up Skyhunter. Skyhunter follows Talin, … Continue reading Book review – Skyhunter (Spoiler Free)

ARC Review — The Bone Way

Title: The Bone WayAuthor: Holly J. UnderhillGenre: Fantasy retellingPages: 162 pagesPublication date: June 26, 2021 I got an arc from NetGalley and Nyx Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you both for that! And honestly? I enjoyed reading this story. The Bone Way has a great premise and starts off in the heat … Continue reading ARC Review — The Bone Way

Book review – Rage is a Wolf (Spoiler Free)

"You know, I think I've always thought that it'll be okay. Someone will save us. I'll still go to college, get some job, and have some life. Someday we'll stop fighting each other. We'll stop chopping down the rainforests and filling the water with chemicals. Girls won't have to get home early and never walk … Continue reading Book review – Rage is a Wolf (Spoiler Free)

POV talk: 1st person

There are many POVs with questions surrounding them. I want to break them all down and discuss the biggest concerns in different posts. Today, I'll talk about 1st person POV. 1st person 1st person is intimate between the reader and the main character (MC). You get front row seats through the MC's eyes. It also … Continue reading POV talk: 1st person

Query advice from literary agents

I attended a Zoom meeting with literary agents awhile back. They mentioned many good tips, and I'd like to share some of them. Here's a run down of what they said: What they wish writers knew Takes time to hear back. They can have up to 2,000 queries at one time, so it may take … Continue reading Query advice from literary agents

How to write an author bio for submissions

Author bios can seem difficult. It's impossible to narrow a person down to a few sentences. But writers also do the impossible all the time. My experience with this is limited to Submittable. Most places ask for a bio between three to five sentences long. Bios are simple and can have a bit of creativity … Continue reading How to write an author bio for submissions

Book review – The Cruel Prince (Spoiler Free)

“If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.” Title: The Cruel PrinceAuthor: Holly BlackGenre: FantasyPages: 370 pagesPublication date: January 2, 2018 I found out about The Cruel Prince a while back. It was one of those books I put on my Goodreads to-read list, but I never had the opportunity … Continue reading Book review – The Cruel Prince (Spoiler Free)

What I wish I saw more in books

I’ve read countless books and loved them, but I also feel that there are parts of life that many books don’t mention. There is so much that doesn’t make it to the bookshelves. As a disclaimer, most of the books I’ve read are YA fiction, so this is mostly criticizing that genre. But some of … Continue reading What I wish I saw more in books