Antiartists by Ralph Pullins

I don’t like to DNF books. I don’t know what it is, but there is something deep inside my soul that aches at the idea of leaving a book started unfinished. In fact, in my long relationship with books there are less than a handful that I can even claim as DNF’s.

This book justifies every single reason for that decision.

Continue reading

Paper Wishes by Spencer Hoshino

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s time for another FaveReview, and this time, I’m diving into the world of self-publishing!

Now, I’ll be honest, I don’t usually grab for self-published books too often because I’ve read way too many that have left a bad taste in my mouth. More often than not, it isn’t because of the storyline, but rather a case where the book went ‘live’ before it was ready.

Paper Wishes is NOT one of those books.  Continue reading

Age Of X

Most people who know the author Richelle Mead are familiar with her work Vampire Academy. While I must admit, those books are how I found her. Since then, I have since become a huge fan of her writing and have followed all of her stories.
One of my favorite stories of hers, however, is not a YA (gasp!) it is actually an ADULT Fantasy series, but it is absolutely AMAZING. Here’s why:

Continue reading

November #RdgWl

November is NaNoWriMo and it’s got me thinking about my current WIPs.

I’m planning work on my sequel to Alice in Wanderland, but I also have a SciFi retelling that I’m playing around with too.

So far though, writing SciFi is HARD. I mean, I love Science Fiction movies and I am all about the genre, but  HOLY MOLY, zombies are much easier for me to work with. HOWEVER Peter’s story must be told. So I must research. My November #RDGWL?

Science Fiction, baby.

Continue reading

October Reads

Sometimes in the busyness of all my ‘writerly’ duties, I forget the most basic rule.
If you want to be a good writer, you also need to be a good reader.  Consider it research. I’ll be honest, I’ve been a bad reader lately, but this month, I told myself I was going to pick up my ‘studies’ again.  And I’m so glad I did.

It’s funny how you can go for a while without doing something and not realize how much you missed it until you start back up again. Now, I don’t want you to think that I haven’t been reading ANYTHING, but between school, writing, building an author platform, and life in general, I haven’t really been reading much along the lines of quality literature. So this month I made a conscious effort to pick out and finish a few good books. Here’s what I found:

Continue reading

Ella Enchanted

I have been an avid reader for my entire life. Since I have been reading for nearly as long as I could walk, it stands to reason that I have a pretty hefty list of books that I LOVE. Here, on my #AMReading page, I will break down the list of books that make the cut and what makes them so special to me.

First, I want to introduce you to is quite possibly my favorite book of ALL TIME. It was the first book that I chose on my very own. I remember walking through the teacher supply store with my mother (what can I say? Education runs in the family.) and looking at the rows and rows of books. I picked one up that sounded like a fairy tale and brought it to my mom with puppy dog eyes pleading if I could please get it. She said yes, and soon I was in the car, book in hand and totally hooked.

October #RdgWl

Once I got the news that Alice was going to be published in 2017, one of the first things I wanted to do was to figure out where my competition would be. 

As a retelling, Alice already has some big contenders- Sisters Red, The Lunar Chronicles, and  Beastly, to name a few, but I wanted to focus on the stories that revisit Wonderland to see where MY Alice will sit in the world. That being said, my #RDGWL theme for this month is: 

Continue reading