I loved MADE FOR YOU and instantly had burning questions when I finished it. Lucky for me, Melissa Marr was kind enough to join us today and satisfy my curiosity You’ve written many types of books including adult and young adult, many of which have heavy supernatural/ paranormal elements. How was it venturing into something in the thriller/ mystery realm? It was awesome, actually. I’ve wanted to play in a contemporary setting for a while, and MADE FOR YOU let me try out new things. For me, that’s a lot of what I love about my job: experimenting, trying new… Read more »
I do a lot of freelance writing. Recently I was asked to write something, with one of the requirements being that it was written in first person past tense. When reading, I’m not really that picky. I like various POVs. One of my favorites is a story told in multiple POVs with each chapter being a different character. I am currently listening to an audiobook in which the story is told in multiple POVs, but also in a before/after style. I LOVE IT. But that’s a story for another day. When writing, I prefer to write in first person present… Read more »
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A new feature where I share cool, unique, weird items or things I want to buy. Enjoy! This week features awesome bookish things I found while browsing Etsy. Not necessarily purchase worthy (some are super expensive), but really interesting nevertheless!
This is a feature hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Check her out! This Week in… On the blog Links I Loved/ News The MOCKINGJAY PART 1 trailer is out! Thoughts? I’m really excited to give theses Anticipated Fall YA Books a try! Whoo! It’s fall, and here come the spooky reads. How many strikes do you give an author? I usually give at least a second chance. Maybe two. I use a spreadsheet to track my review books, but not one quite this detailed. How do you track your reading? Added to Mountain TBR What is Up Next Week… Read more »
Before I jump into this post, I just want to quickly say how thankful I am to now be a part of this fabulous blog! This is my first discussion post, so go easy on me September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. So I decided to break the ice with my first discussion post and write about…..what else? Banned Books Week. What exactly is Banned Books Week? Banned Books Week (BBW) is a yearly event that embraces ones freedom to read. It is typically held during the last week of September. BBW is BIG in the book community. Several blogs… Read more »
I absolutely cannot wait for this book. Not only have I adored anything every written by Cora, but just look at that cover!! Absolutely gorgeous. Plus Cora is a total goofy sweetheart (thanks to Rusk Street Team for letting me get to know her!), so you should definitely check this, and pretty much anything else she’s ever written, out. Nowish. Thanks!
Pardon my slightly jumbled thoughts. There was just so much going on here! MADE FOR YOU is an exciting and riveting young adult thriller. Melissa Marr is not afraid to tackle the sensitive stuff. It is not unknown that people of the south tend to be more religious focused than those in other parts of the country. Marr uses common stereotype, the Bible Belt, to craft her psychological drama in a way that is truly horrific. Eva and her friends live in North Carolina a place where status, manners, and religion still matter more than happiness and success. Who you are,… Read more »
LOUDER THAN WORDS is a powerful book about love, betrayal, and trust. I loved how Ellen’s family was front and center as a support group in this story. When times are tough, one of the easiest forgotten are the family that help you through it. Not only can they be a support group, but also a down bringing. These two sides of the coin are prominent, and I’m glad Iris St. Claire gave them the story time they deserved. While Ellen is a strong protagonist, something horrible happens to her, and therefore, it will take her a while to trust… Read more »
A weekly feature to show off some awesome books, trends, authors, basically whatever the ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish are in the mood for that week Check out their site to link up and join the fun! Lenore’s Top Stay with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout Rowdy by Jay Crownover Deep by Kylie Scott Tied by Emma Chase The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin Kristen’s Top Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber Black Ice… Read more »