Divergent the Movie: A Review There are a lot of YA dystopian novels out on the market and I enjoy finding a story that rises above the fray. Divergent, the first of Veronica Roth’s dystopian series, was delight to read and I was excited to watch the book made into a movie and released last month. The […]Read more "Divergent the Movie: A Review"
Writer on the Go Part 2 For a writer, a good word processor is critical for productivity. For the time-crunched writer, the world of mobile phones/tablets and writing apps is a godsend. So today, I’ve included apps I use with the tools I described in last month’s post to increase my daily word counts when I’m […]Read more "Writer on the Go Part 2"
Writer on the Go, Part 1 As a writer with a full-time job, time is a precious commodity. Add to that a long commute, large family, and everything else in an average, crazy lifestyle, and carving out even a few minutes to write is a near impossibility. I’ve read of writers that require X number of hours […]Read more "Writer on the Go- Part 1"
As a former reluctant reader, who loves sports, video games, and anything visual, the faster the author gets me into the story, the faster they hook me as a reader. When I came across Arclight by Josin L. McQuein in my library’s science fiction list I was hooked by the first page. Marina, the main character, is on an isolated island of […]Read more "Arclight by Josin L. McQuein"
If you are a writer, and on Twitter, with the addition of a few new followers you will likely connect with one of the most social authors I know online, Erin Albert. Erin is recently published and her book, The Prophecy, came out in November of last year. It is my pleasure to have my […]Read more "Spotlight on Author Erin Albert and Her New Book, The Prophecy"
I read The Adoration of Jenna Fox and enjoyed the book Mary Pearson released confronting the issues of humanity, synthetic human parts, and what constitutes a human being. The Fox Inheritance is the sequel that brings back Jenna Fox’s two friends, who were killed with her in an automobile accident at the age of sixteen. […]Read more "The Fox Inheritance by Mary Pearson"
When it comes to YA science fiction, space opera is not a prominent subgenre. Think of Star Wars, Star Trek, and the like, and I bet you can count the number of YA space operas with your fingers. So I was pleasantly surprised to find Garth Nix’s A Confusion of Princes. A Confusion of Princes is an epic […]Read more "A Confusion of Princes"