To Whatever End by Lindsey Frydman Genre: YA Contemporary Paranormal Release Date: January 8th 2019 Entangled Teen Summary: Quinn Easterly is cursed. With one touch, she can see the end to someone's life. Everyday deaths, and ones that haunt her in her daydreams. Ones that have always proven impossible to prevent. She has finally… Continue reading To Whatever End – COVER REVEAL!
The Monsters of Verity duology by Victoria Schwab… where do I even start?! Victoria Schwab is a well-loved fantasy author in the YA and new adult community, but can you believe that this duology was the first books of hers that I had ever read?? This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet were INCREDIBLE. I loved them SO much, and I can’t recommend them enough!! 5/5 stars to both books in the duology!!!
She’s hell-bent on revenge. He’s desperate for adventure. Now the only question is: does this count as a date? Sixteen-year-old Reiko Mori’s family has clashed with the Markows in a clandestine search for the famed Lover’s Kiss Ruby, ever since their ancestors killed each other over it centuries ago in Japan. Now, after pulling off a successful museum heist, Reiko’s finally going to be the one who finds the jewel. Even better? She’s just arranged a study date with hot-but-sheltered sculptor Levi Green to work on their English project. Things are looking good. Until a mysterious third party attacks Reiko and Levi, intent on stealing her clues to the ruby.
Meant to be Broken is a new release as of this July!! It is the first in a series of novels set in South Carolina and written by Brandy Woods Snow. I was sent the book to review from the publishers. I want to say that when I am sent books by the publishers or authors to review, my reviews are always honest. I’m not writing reviews to try to make the author or publisher happy – I’m writing them to honestly report on a book that I have read.
The Demon Race by Alexandria Warwick comes out in three days!! I was sent this book by the author to review and because I was a part of the blog tour last month! Check out my last blog post to read all about Alexandria’s world building process!! It’s so interesting to me to read about other writers’ views on worldbuilding and other parts of the writing process, so I’m very glad I got to share it with y’all!
I am so excited to have the opportunity to discuss what is probably my favorite part of writing today: worldbuilding! I have been drawn to fantasy for as long as I can remember. Not only is it the genre that allows my imagination to run free, but you can basically write whatever you want, which is awesome. I believe there is no right way to build a world, as people place emphasis on various aspects. What I'd like to discuss are the parts of worldbuilding I emphasize in my stories, the parts most important to me. Namely: mythology, religion, and culture.
The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi has been on my TBR for the longest time. I’ve owned the books for a while, too. A few months ago, I finally picked up this iconic YA dystopian series, and I have lots of thoughts on it!!