Category: Book Reviews

Jul 23 2015

#FirstReads #NewToYouRC Book Review of How to Develop Story Tension: 13 Techniques plus the Five Minute Magic Trick Guaranteed to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages by @amydeardon

How to Develop Story Tension: 13 Techniques plus the Five Minute Magic Trick Guaranteed to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages by Amy Deardon My rating: 4 of 5 stars It was informative. The book itself is much shorter than portrayed. There is “extra” content. But the titled content is straightforward and well-explained. A useful book. …

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Jul 04 2015

Reviews of Books Read in June #firstreads #NewToYouRC

As promised in my goal post, here are the three books that I read in June. Reviewed at last! All of these authors were new to me (though they are not debut authors by any standard). I also managed to cross two off my 2015 reading challenge — A popular authors first book (according to …

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May 27 2015

Book Review of Trust Me, I’m Lying by @mesummerbooks with a Marshmallow Alert

Marshmallow alert! Dear fellow Marshmallows, I have found a book for you. No, it doesn’t take place at Neptune High. But the voice in this story reminds me of Veronica Mars. (And, naturally, of iZombie. Honestly, the two voices are similar.) Someone send a copy of this book to Rob Thomas A.S.A.P. -J Trust Me, …

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May 18 2015

Blood, Boobs, and Carnage blog fest featuring the novel Red Queen

This is a review and discussion of Victoria Aveyard’s book Red Queen. Pic taken of Red Queen book by @VictoriaAveyard for #boutofbooks and upcoming Blood, Boobs, and Carnage blogfest. pic.twitter.com/E7BG3a0rsQ — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) May 17, 2015 As you can see from that picture, I have marked several passages that fall into the categories. …

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May 11 2015

Review of The Imaginary Friend by @kellyhashway #boutofbooks #FirstReads #NewToYouRC

  Time Devoted to Reading I will be reading all week.   My Goals To finish three books by May 17, 2015.   Updates Monday Number of books I’ve read today: 1 Total number of books I’ve read: 1 Books: The Imaginary Friend by Kelly Hashway   My Review:   The Imaginary Friend by Kelly …

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Apr 26 2015

Portrait of a Lone Wolf by @Katalina_Leon #Book Tour #BookReview #FirstReads #NewToYouRC

Book Info   Series: Black Hills Wolves Book: Portrait of a Lone Wolf, Novella, #7 Publisher: Decadent   Book Blurb   A mixed-blood Native American wolf-shifter, abandoned by a teenage mother and ignored by an absentee father, Rio Waya has never fit in or felt worthy of love. But when he comes home to the …

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Apr 11 2015

Book Review #firstreads #NewToYouRC and Vocabulary Words of Missing Sisters by Gregory Maguire

Missing Sisters by Gregory Maguire It’s an interesting read. There are strong references to the 1960s, which is when the book takes place. The book didn’t end as I suspected it would, which makes it intriguing. The characters felt real. There are scenes where the descriptions are very poetic. Excellent symmetry between the opening and …

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Jan 27 2015

Using #writetip and #querytip to Express Myself plus a Book Review of Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson

  This will be split into three parts. The first will include a review of a book I finished reading on Jan 11. The second part will include tips from the Fellowship of Fantasy Writers tour. And the third will be tips from me. I’ve done this post using images so that you can PIN …

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Jan 25 2015

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin #FirstReads Book Review

I read this book because it was the Fantasy Faction book club” selection this month. My complete thoughts are on the forum, which contains spoilers. This book has gods and mortals, and ends with a great twist for both. There’s more going on in this story than normal. A few of the character names refer …

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Jan 24 2015

I made #timetoread WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014

WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014

My review of ” WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014 “ Special Notes: I am one of the authors who won a spot in this anthology. Proceeds from sales of “WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014” will benefit cancer patients in writing courses. Review:   There is something for nearly every fiction reader in this collection. My personal …

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