Book review – Challenger Deep (Spoiler Free)

"Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug." Title: Challenger Deep Author: Neal Shusterman Genre: YA Contemporary Pages: 320 pages Publication date: April 21, 2015 Neal has been one of my all-time favorite authors for years now—about a decade—but I've been behind on reading some of his work. … Continue reading Book review – Challenger Deep (Spoiler Free)

2023 writing goals

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is having a great end of the year. As the year is coming to a close, it's time to go over my goals for the last year and set some new ones for next year. This past year, I have accomplished all my goals, just not all on time. … Continue reading 2023 writing goals

Book review – The Sunbearer Trials (Spoiler Free)

"You are a loud, impulsive, persistent seeker of justice, and that makes people uncomfortable, but it doesn't make you bad." Title: The Sunbearer Trials Author: Aiden Thomas Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 405 pages Publication date: September 6, 2022 I first heard of The Sunbearer Trials from Rainbow Crate. I got it in a book box. … Continue reading Book review – The Sunbearer Trials (Spoiler Free)

ARC Review — Lady Night

Title: Lady Night Author: Rita A. Rubin Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 370 pages Publication date: November 1, 2022 Thank you, Rita A. Rubin, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Lady Night—the sequel to Amulet of Wishes—starts off like an Avengers movie. The readers get thrown right into … Continue reading ARC Review — Lady Night

Book review – Ash Princess (Spoiler Free)

"Because I am not all right. I am a hurricane barely contained in skin." Title: Ash Princess Author: Laura Sebastian Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 464 pages Publication date: April 24, 2018 Ash Princess came to me in a weird way. I don't remember when I first heard about it, but I must've asked for it … Continue reading Book review – Ash Princess (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Fire Becomes Her (Spoiler Free)

"Nowhere is it written in stone that you must love in only one way, only one person, only one time. You haven't missed your shot at love, because love isn't just one thing." Title: Fire Becomes HerAuthor: Rosiee ThorGenre: YA FantasyPages: 368 pagesPublication date: February 1, 2022 Fire Becomes Her is where 1920's glamor meets … Continue reading Book review – Fire Becomes Her (Spoiler Free)

ARC Review — Amulet of Wishes

Title: Amulet of Wishes Author: Rita A. Rubin Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 344 pages Publication date: April 28, 2021 Thank you, Rita A. Rubin, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Amulet of Wishes follows Derek, a boy with a haunting past and a promising future as he … Continue reading ARC Review — Amulet of Wishes

Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

"I'm an accident. I'm a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion." Title: Red QueenAuthor: Victoria AveyardGenre: YA FantasyPages: 383 pagesPublication date: February 10, 2015 I kept seeing this book everywhere years ago, but I never got around to reading it. I've had it sitting on my to-read shelf for about a year … Continue reading Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback

It has been a while since I've done a writer's journey. Last time, I spoke about getting accepted in a journal and building my credentials. I’ve continued to do so over the past year. I made a goal last January to submit pieces on Submittable two times a month. Now, I've gotten two more accepted … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback

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