Book Review: Jove’s Legacy

  Title: Jove's Legacy Author: Kim E. Morgan Genre: Distopia/YA Fiction, Fantasy Blurb from Goodreads: Marie-Joëlle Peone's migraines kick-start her psychic abilities into high gear when she teams up with eleven polymaths, one who wants Jo dead. The twelve survive in a hostile wilderness and being hunted by predators. But Jo's visions grow beyond her control … Continue reading Book Review: Jove’s Legacy

Book Review – Souls Discovered

Souls Discovered by Miranda Brock Genre: Young Adult fantasy Description from Goodreads: Spin away with young Autumn as she finds a seemingly innocuous gold necklace on her family’s farm and inadvertently uncovers her destiny as “The Keeper.” Autumn’s discovery of the necklace activates “The Window” and alerts both good and evil forces to her whereabouts. Autumn is … Continue reading Book Review – Souls Discovered

Book Review: Hollo: The Gatecaster’s Apprentice

Description from Goodreads: Hollo always wanted to go out and explore the city, not that she dared… but still… staying inside all the time is bad for a body, even a wooden one. And what's the good of being able to do magic if you can’t even enchant the statues next door to keep you … Continue reading Book Review: Hollo: The Gatecaster’s Apprentice

Book Review: The Secret of Sinbad’s Cave

Description per author: Nat Sheppard’s world is turned upside down on the first day of the school holidays by the discovery of a secret room containing cave maps with clues to an ancient treasure. But Nat and her friends soon discover they’re not the only ones chasing the jewels. Professional treasure hunters are on the … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret of Sinbad’s Cave

On Writing Fantasy #atozchallenge #amwriting

Fantasy as a genre has become extraordinarily popular with young adults, movie makers, and television viewers. Its unique abandonment of the world we know lets you have complete control of the world you create--there are no true rules in fantasy. Which should make writing fantasy easier...right? I don't think so, and having read and reviewed … Continue reading On Writing Fantasy #atozchallenge #amwriting

Book Review: Turquoiseblood

  Description from Author: When the dangerous rogue dragon Anya crash lands in an isolated mountain village during a snowstorm, Kiri saves her life. Anya awakens seemingly cured of her madness and in thanks offers to show Kiri the country outside her village. Kiri seizes the opportunity.  At the royal court, Kiri learns that the … Continue reading Book Review: Turquoiseblood

Announcing Book Coaching!

As a book reviewer, I regularly discuss a novel's strengths and weaknesses in a summarized way for the sake of potential readers, but I feel like, if I was an author getting a review, it'd feel like too little, too late. There I'd be, with a published book and a whole bunch of feedback about … Continue reading Announcing Book Coaching!

Book Review: Bella at Midnight

Description from Goodreads: In the little village of Castle Down, in a kingdom plagued by war, lives a peasant girl called Bella. Blessed with a kind family and a loving friend, she manages to create her own small patch of sunlight in a dark and dangerous world. Bella is a blacksmith's daughter; her friend Julian … Continue reading Book Review: Bella at Midnight

Do Your Characters Worry About Money?

It's a topic that, in real life, we think about more than we'd like to admit: how much we make, how much we can spend, and how we can make more money all has a place in our thoughts. (And if we're being completely honest, we'd have to say that making money from writing is … Continue reading Do Your Characters Worry About Money?

Book Review: Throne of Glass

Description from Goodreads: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her … Continue reading Book Review: Throne of Glass