My first Goodreads giveaway for The Mourning Ring came to an end on Thursday night at midnight. It was exhilarating to watch the number of requests spike in those last few hours, and I was blown away by the amount of interest in my Bronte novel. I would have been pleased with 500 requests, but … More Successful Goodreads Giveaway
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I hesitated to read another work by Holly Black after feeling disappointed with her novel Tithe. However, her short story collection, The Poison Eaters, is filled with interesting characters in strange and often morally confusing situations. I like how most of the heroes and heroines of Black’s stories don’t end up better off in the … More Holly Black’s The Poison Eaters
I decided to take a break from reading fairy tales last month to read some fiction that more closely aligns to my novel-in-progress in terms of the supernatural. Based on the recommendations from several writer friends, I picked up Sarah Rees Brennan’s The Demon Lexicon, the first novel in a young adult urban fantasy trilogy. … More Sarah Rees Brennan’s The Demon’s Lexicon
Kelley Armstrong’s second novel in the Darkest Powers series gets off to a slow start, but then delivers on the shape-shifting and zombie raising action.
The Circle is the first in a supernatural trilogy by Swedish authors Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandsberg. The novel follows a group of teens who develop magical abilities following the death of a classmate. Elfgren and Strandsberg put a supernatural twist on the trope of strangers banding together to overcome insurmountable odds, in this … More Elfgren & Strandsberg’s The Circle
I have to thank my Stonecoast friends for directing me toward Kelley Armstrong. I just finished the second book in her Darkest Powers series and they are a little addicting. Below is my review of the first Darkest Powers book: The Summoning.
Holly Black’s Tithe, the first novel in her Modern Faerie Tale series, leaves an impression, but fails to completely enchant because of flat characterization and an incomplete origin story.