Month: October 2014

Oct 04
September Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

September Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

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My Goings On in September: I attended two different book events at Anderson Bookshop! I went to the Rick Yancey signing and to the YA Fandom Frenzy – both awesome events! I got a new editing client and have started working on her first two books.  Keep an eye out for L.A. Starkey! I finally got around to reading Pride and Prejudice and The Giver, and really enjoyed both of them! I didn’t post reviews of these two, but I may post a discussion about them at some point in the future. Most Popular Posts: Let’s Discuss – Authors that Complain Let’s Discuss – Why I Wish I Could Blog in Bed Perfect for You excerpt & giveaway – The giveaway is still going on, so check it out! Other Features & Discussions: Let’s Discuss – I Don’t Read the Way I Used To YA Stereotypes: Love From Afar. Does this… Read more »


Oct 03
5 Star Review – Shattered World by Kate L. Mary

5 Star Review – Shattered World by Kate L. Mary

Reviews 7 ★★★★½

***NOTE: This review may contain spoilers for the first book in the series. Read my review of Broken World HERE.*** Well, book #2 in this series definitely did not let me down! If anything, I think I loved it even a little bit more than the first book! Shattered World picks up right where Broken World left off, and the gang is rescued and allowed into the shelter – by a movie star! What I LOVED: The zombies. The zombie apocalypse is now in high gear!! Like the synopsis says, the safety of shelter life doesn’t last long. Vivian and the others have to go out into Las Vegas to get supplies – food and fuel – and the trips are full of zombie action and near-death experiences (and some actual death experiences!). If you thought there weren’t enough zombies in the first book, you won’t be disappointed again! New characters and… Read more »


Oct 03
Review – Broken World by Kate L. Mary

Review – Broken World by Kate L. Mary

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 8 ★★★★½

This book was really amazing, and not at all what I was expecting. It took me a while to feel like I was in the mood for this one – I think I just wasn’t feeling in a zombie apocalypse mood or something. But when I finished the book, I had to immediately contact the author and ask for the next one (and then read it immediately). Obviously, I shouldn’t have waited so long! (By the way, I’ll be reviewing the second book in another post today – my one issue with my Ultimate Book Blogger plugin is that I can’t put two reviews in one post and have them both show up in my review archive – otherwise I love it!) What I LOVED: The story. The first half of this book doesn’t focus on zombies (not a big problem for me, but see my negatives below). Instead it’s more… Read more »


Oct 02
Review & Giveaway – Twelve by T.M. Franklin

Review & Giveaway – Twelve by T.M. Franklin

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 6 ★★★★½

The action-packed conclusion to the MORE Trilogy is here! ***NOTE: This is a review of book #3 in a series and may contain spoilers for the first two books. You can read my review of book #1 HERE and book #2 HERE.*** I’ve been anxiously waiting to see how this series was going to end, and Twelve did not disappoint!  It was full of action and suspense, plus it gave us some Caleb and Ava on the side! This book picks up where The Guardians left off. Ava and Caleb are with the Guardians, but the group knows that the only way to defeat Ava’s maniacal father is to join forces with the Council. Of course, that might be easier said than done. Plus, they’ll need to find as many members of The Twelve (Ava’s powerful brothers and sisters) before the Rogues get ahold of them first – because time is running… Read more »


Oct 01
YA Fandom Frenzy

YA Fandom Frenzy

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On Sunday, my mom (whose birthday we were celebrating!!) and I went to the YA Fandom Frenzy (hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop). There were 40 YA authors there, and probably about 200 attendees. It was all a bit crazy, but also really fun!! Here are some of the highlights: Cassandra Clare and Holly Black were up first (both with very colorful hair!), and they talked about their process for writing The Iron Trial. They said that basically, one of them would write a chapter (or section) and then the other person would edit it, write over it, etc. and then write another chapter or section. Then they would pass it over to the other person and do the same. Sounds simple, right? But you’d have to really work well with the other person for it to work! They said that even Holly’s mom wasn’t able to tell who wrote what when it… Read more »