Thanks to Frances Whiting from the Courier Mail for this great review of TTTWNS. Strangely enough, I spent a few days with John Green at the White Ravens Festival in Munich in 2010. Lovely guy. Great writer. Love his books. Thrilled to be mentioned in the same sentence as him. #youngadultbooks #loveozya #childrensauthor #australianauthor
This was a special moment for me! I had always written women’s commercial fiction and saw that as my future until the day I read this awesome lady’s book - That’s Why I Wrote This Song. It touched me and talked to me and I wished with all my heart I’d read it when I was a teen. It would’ve helped me. And I knew then and there I wanted to write for teens - to provide them with a metaphorical hug, an invisible helping hand within a book. That was five years ago. Yesterday we stood together making H signs for The Harper Effect, my first YA novel. Special! Thanks @susanne_gervay
The second photo is the SCBWI meeting and so many of these people have supported me and continue to. Thank you to you too! .
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Picked this copy of Eragon up for the classroom library today. Did you know that Christopher Paolini was a teenager when he wrote it?
The stalking Jack the Ripper series are some of my favorite books! Escaping From Houdini came out this week and I’m so excited to get to it, I’ve missed Audrey Rose and Thomas so much 🥀 have you read these books? If not you NEED to they’re definitely a must read!
hello lovely readers!! the time has come... after heavy consideration i have deduced my favorite. ya series. of. all. time.
THE ACOTAR SERIES
holy CRAP these BOOKS! if you have had a convo with me in the recent past about books to read, there is no doubt in my mind that i mentioned this series!!! i am not even kidding when i say i have read ACOMAF 8 times this summer. i’m so in love with the characters and the plot and... uh illyrians... and like idk chapter 55 maybe? anyone?
a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me
QOTD: kiss, marry, or kill with 3 characters from the INNER CIRCLE AH!!
A: kiss: azriel; marry: rhysand; kill: oh no i guess amren but ily amren
also let’s take a second to appreciate the stem from my backyard making its second appearance! it hasn’t died yet!
last thing!! : if any of y’all beautiful people know where to buy affordable bookish candles please lemme know!
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Today I decided to do a different kind of post
The Greatest Showman will always hold a special place in my heart. The whole idea behind coming from nothing and building this whole dream and watching it come to life resonates with me on a deep level. This quote stood out to me the most
This is who I am without a doubt. I am a workaholic and I don’t stop until I see results. I work 6 jobs and it still isn’t enough for me. I can’t tell you how many countless hours I spend pouring over ways that I can continue to grow without compromising the quality and reviews that I’ve worked so hard to build
I have so many ideas, and so many dreams that I often wonder how my head can hold them all 😅
So, when my shop reopens you’ll notice that I added HP boxes. I’m not doing this because I want money. I’m looking for the experience. Right now, I am only going to have a very limited amount of small boxes because it seemed to be cost effective. However, the larger box would have been a much better showcase of my talents
I’ll be honest and say that most days I feel so very limited. I can make shirts, bath salts, lip balms, soap etc. and I hope that I can eventually bring all of these things to my shop and exceed my goals that you all help make possible ♥️
Amazing artwork by the incredibly talented @risarodil
who continues to blow me away with her beautiful designs
The ARCs of YOU MUST NOT MISS have arrived!! ARC stands for Advanced Reading Copy, a paperback copy of the book that gets distributed to reviewers before the actual on sale date of the hardcover. I think I’m going to do an Instagram-only giveaway for one of the VERY FIRST COPIES of these beautiful beautiful beasts!!! Watch my stories for details... 😊😊
Assassin's Heart was a strange mix of cover buy (because the cover is just fabulous) and a new love of teenage assassins. I have seen it on readers TBRs and that was it no one was really talking about it and by the time I found Assassin's Heart Celaena Sardothien had become one of my favorite character. I mean come on who wouldn't love a badass teenage assassin so I was eager to find another. •
In the kingdom of Lovero there are nine rival assassin families and Lea Saldana's family is number one. They lead and set examples for the other eight families. Lea is a trained assassin with great skill but what will she do when her family murdered and her whole world is turn upside-down because she loved the enemy, the question then becomes what is truly in an Assassin's Heart. •
The book started off a little ify to me but as I got further into the to the story, I felt more connected to Lea and the plot got better. Actually this plot is kinda mind-blowing and I did not see this coming. Religion is a big theme in this book, there are different gods that people worship but in Lovero the people pray to Safraella, a dark god of death and resurrection. The nine families are her humble servants can carry out legal murder in her name for various reasons. I am not even sure I can really explain it, it's the type of book you just have to read to get the fuller picture. •
Assassin's Heart kept a nice pace with the action and drama. This was an interesting tale that had a spin on the assassin storyline. With great characters, meetings on roofs, night-stalking, poisons, swordplay, some very scary ghost, family drama, betrayal and murder Assassin's Heart was a really nice read. There is another book in the series and I don't know if it's a continuation of the series or a companion novel but I think I will be checking it out.
Overall 4🌟s ⚡For the full review checkout my Goodreads page ⚡
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I’m a little late to the game on this one, but I’m very excited to finally read ACE OF SHADES by @amandafoody
Who needs pumpkin spice?! 🎃 Spending the first day of fall shopping with @ericamchapman
and we HAD to try on these shirts (and buy them). 🍁🍂 We bought twinning shirts last time we shopped together too. How are you spending the day?
Meet Derek Hawke: created after my nephew, the one and only Derek Hairston, for whom I have a bit of a soft spot. The character Derek is one of Brie's three guardians. As a Blameless, he's gifted with powers from the air and sun; manipulating fire, mind reading, and creating shields are just a few of his talents. He's the strategist and planner among her trio of protectors, he favors the bow, and is an excellent marksman. He'd give Legolas a run for his money. Don't you agree that Derek is one heck of a star?? (Both the real and the imagined version)
Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that starting Monday you will be able to get a free kindle edition of the first Memoirs of Elikai book: The Children of the Solstice. Make sure you get your free copy by 12:01 am on Wednesday. You’ll have 48 hours to get this incredible first installment! All I ask is that you review the book after you are finished! All reviews, good or bad, are welcome.
Danny Elikai is a teenage boy who has just lost his family in a horrific car accident, which he mysteriously survived. He finds himself in a swirling depression in the mystical city of Grenoff as disturbing events begin to unfold. He learns of an ancient conflict between the choices offered by Free Will, and the absolute peace granted by Destiny. He must overcome the darkness to discover the truth of the Crusaders, the agents of Destiny who threaten Creation. Danny must choose to find the King of Light and to fight for Free Will, or to stay in the familiar darkness, leaving humanity to the iron grip of the Emperor of Darkness. The Final War is coming, and the souls of Creation will soon have to make a decision: will they fight for the freedom of Free Will, or the security and harmony promised by Destiny?
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I wasn’t going to post anything today, but it is the first day of #fall
and the high is 70 🙏🏼 and I put on a flannel. So, yeah. #theblakebrothers