Book Review

Landline

I didn’t know anything about the plot of Landline before I started reading it. I almost think it was better that way—picking a book up based on the strength of the author’s other work. So if you don’t want to know anything about the plot, and you already love Rainbow Rowell (I mean, who doesn’t,… Continue reading Landline

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Book Review

Sorceress of Faith

This second book in the Summoning series is probably my least favorite of the set. Which isn’t to say it is not an enjoyable book on its own merits. Marion is an interesting protagonist, and you’d think with her New Age leanings, I would feel the most drawn to her out of all the leads… Continue reading Sorceress of Faith

Book Review

Guardian of Honor

Romance reads are a guilty pleasure for me, except I don’t feel that guilty about it anymore. I love the expectations that come with the genre, and I love seeing how writers subvert or meet those expectations. It’s not my first love, when it comes to writing and reading—but a well-crafted romance can drop me… Continue reading Guardian of Honor

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

It doesn't seem nice (or business savvy) to waste the time of literary agents who are obviously not excited about the type of book you write. So you do research, you target your queries based on what they've represented and the books they say they enjoy reading. Dunham Literary, Inc. is friendly with my graduate… Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

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A Meeting at Corvallis

As the third book in the first trilogy, you expect the stakes to be raised. War, definitely. Probably some of the characters we know and love dying. Political intrigue, more fun weapons and farming hacks from these people still adapting to a changed world. I was a little disappointed at first when everything seemed to… Continue reading A Meeting at Corvallis

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The Protector’s War

This book takes place eight years after the events of Dies the Fire. We get more Juney and Mike, with all the supporting cast of characters that you grow to love during the first book. In addition, we get some awesome British characters thrown into the mix, which widens the scope of things. There’s war… Continue reading The Protector’s War

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Dies the Fire

Post-apocalyptic fiction is a big deal for me. I’ve always thought that raising the stakes is the best way to see who a character truly is. On a small scale you could say that’s why I prefer YA over adult fiction so often—because for teenagers things are often perceived as life or death, even if… Continue reading Dies the Fire