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Manuscript Monday #2

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Hello everyone! Ready for another fact? Okay here it goes. The idea for my entire series came from the picture to the side. I don't know how I got inspiration from this picture to think of an entire series but like most writers know, inspiration comes to you in some of the strangest ways. The funnier thing about this photo and my WIP is that it now has nothing to do with the series. When I first planned this series, this castle was the basis of it. Now it doesn't even exist in the story!

Did anything like that ever happen to y'all? I would love to hear the stories! Thanks for reading!

Waiting on Wednesday #2

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This tag is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine and I've always wanted to participate in it. Today I want to talk about One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake. This is the second book in the Three Dark Crowns series and even though I didn't enjoy the first book as much as I thought I would, the second book and the books to come are sure to make up for it.Summary: The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.In this enthralling sequ…

Book Review: A Star-Touched Queen

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Summary: Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire… But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that sp…

Waiting on Wednesday #1

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This tag is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine and I've always wanted to participate in it. For my first one, I have Warcross by Marie Lu. Do y'all know how much I love Marie Lu? I mention her books all the time on my blog and her books are always the first ones that I recommend. I mean they are always awesome! This book looks so good on her Pintrest board that I'm beyond excited to read this book. Are you?

Summary: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a co…

Manuscript Monday #1

Hello everyone! Today I decided that I'm going to try something that I saw on
Clever Fox's Youtube channel. She basically just talks about her current WIP and I thought that it would be pretty cool to do it. In these posts, I'm going to talk about interesting facts about my WIP rather than about the actual writing process of me writing the story. I'm going to try and do this every other Monday so that it continues to keep my interest in the story (I have a bad habit of quitting ideas because I think they aren't good enough and boring) Hopefully, it will also get you guys interested!For my first fun fact about my WIP, it's actually the prequel to the actual series I want to write later. It's told from the point of view of the main character's sister. The reason I decided to start with this? I was originally going to start with the actual series but Aaliyah's, the current name of the sister, story intrigues me a lot. The reason she intrigues me? Can&#…

Author Spotlight: N.J. Paige

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Hello everyone! Today I have the honor of interviewing author N.J. Paige, author of several books, including Code Human.

The soul of humanity can not be ignored when truths become lies, lies turns to hate and hate to an uprising and death. Fenesia Thornbark lives a privileged life because she belongs to a group of people called Purestkind, considered by an autocratic society to be the purest and highest form of humanity. However, her life is shattered with one fetal mistake, but allows her to see her world for what it really is: When the Purest, an autocratic government, embarks on subjecting groups of people to unspeakable horrors because they see them as lesser people, the unexpected happens: some of their own kind turns against them. Fenesia and the rest of her family are marked as traitors. The Purest kills her parents. Destroy her home. Bound her in chains. But...in spite of it all, they fail to break her. And now she'll make them beg for death.

Code Human is currently availab…

Book Review: The Imposter Queen

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Summary: Sixteen-year-old Elli was only a child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic in service of her people. The only life Elli has known has been in the temple, surrounded by luxury, tutored by magic-wielding priests, preparing for the day when the queen perishes—and the ice and fire find a new home in Elli, who is prophesied to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found. Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between her love for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understa…

Book Review: The Hate U Give

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Summary: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Review: How do I even start? To put it simply, I absolutely loved this book with everything within me. It was everything I knew I wanted and everything that I didn't know I wanted. This boo…

Summer Quarter Goals

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I know, I know. We can't keep doing this game where I disappear for a month and then come back saying that I'm going to do better. I'm really sorry, everyone. It's just been a stressful month where so many things have happened. My mental health has been suffering the last couple weeks and before that I had a lot of homework in Upward Bound. But I promise, I'm back now! Because of Upward Bound and my health problems, I didn't really get a lot accomplished for my Spring Quarter Goals. However, I completed two of them which I'm happy about. The first goal that I completed was outlining my WIP. I have the basic plot outline and I did the main character's outline but that's about it. I didn't want to plan too much about the entire story because I'm still trying to figure everything out. I'm still excited for the story even though I haven't worked on it in forever. The next goal that I completed is enjoying my summer! Since I'm in Up…