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Book Review: The Stolen Kingdom Series, by Bethany Atazadeh

I am so stoked to share my latest review with you! I recently finished The Stolen Kingdom series by Bethany Atazadeh and it was a delight to read! Synopsis Arie is the heir to Hodafez and holds a gift that could cost her life: the ability to read minds when others are thinking directly about… Continue reading Book Review: The Stolen Kingdom Series, by Bethany Atazadeh

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Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 4-6, by Sonam Chainani

As promised, here is the review of the last half of The School for Good and Evil books. It took me so darn long to get this done because 1) I wasn’t very smart about how I put the books on hold (I put them on hold as I finished one, instead of multiple at… Continue reading Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 4-6, by Sonam Chainani

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Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 1-3, by Sonam Chainani

It has been so long since I last posted a review. I have been working through The School for Good and Evil series by Sonam Chainani and as it turns out...the series has six books in total. I didn’t expect that! I thought it was only three! But it works out, because as I’ve gotten… Continue reading Book Review: The School for Good and Evil, Books 1-3, by Sonam Chainani

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Book Recommendation: Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland

I’m so excited to share with you my latest read on writing! A few weeks ago, I finished Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland. I first heard of the book when I attended David Farland’s “Writing Enchanted Prose” class at Fyrecon last year, and bought it because I don’t have great skill in outlining. I… Continue reading Book Recommendation: Million Dollar Outlines, by David Farland

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Book Review: The Selection Series (Books 1-3), by Kiera Cass

It has been a while since I posted a book review! I've had difficulty reading books on my To Be Read list because of the COVID-19 library closures, so I’ve mostly been trawling through old favorites on my bookshelf. But recently, I’ve started borrowing books from one of my good friends who has an extensive… Continue reading Book Review: The Selection Series (Books 1-3), by Kiera Cass

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Renegades Full Series Review

A couple weeks ago, I finally managed to finish the Renegades series by Marissa Meyer! It took days and weeks of waiting on hold lists at the library, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Supernova, the final book in the series, right before the library shut down for… Continue reading Renegades Full Series Review

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Books to Get You Through COVID-19

Disclaimer: Please note that as you read through this blog post, it is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Do not take this as a sign that I’m not taking COVID-19 seriously. I’m taking it very seriously and am in my house climbing the walls. Humor is my coping mechanism and I might be a bit of a… Continue reading Books to Get You Through COVID-19

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Three Dark Crowns Full Series Review

A few weeks ago, I finished the Three Dark Crowns book series by Kendare Blake! It was a fun ride with a really cool idea that snagged my imagination in a vice.  Synopsis The series takes place on an island called Fennbirn ruled by Queens descended from the island’s Goddess. The Queens have one of… Continue reading Three Dark Crowns Full Series Review

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The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land by Diana Wynne Jones

Here is one of my favorite cliché checkers. Diana Wynne Jones put together this magnificent and quite entertaining guide for the world of Fantasy. She has gone through, defined and commented on every aspect of Fantasy that needs to need to be considered when writing the genre. For all those who are very familiar with… Continue reading The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land by Diana Wynne Jones

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Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway

Here is a book that is absolutely essential to any writer's library: Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway. I don't think I have ever enjoyed reading a textbook more in my life! This amazing book is a wonderful guide on how to deal with elements of craft such as characterization (and all types of characterization therein),… Continue reading Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway