November 4th, 2011
So…the new site is here! And pretty! AND IT REDIRECTS!!
I’ve spent far too many hours trying to figure out how to import/redirect all my feeds and posts and everything. I’m a liiiittle excited to finally have gotten it right.
Anyway, on with the Friday Fives!
1. J. K. Rowling was the author who inspired me to write and to believe in myself.
3. Sarah Dessen – She’s not one of those authors with “phenomenal cosmic powers” (you know, the Rowlings and the Meyers), but she has tons of books on the shelves — books that teens LOVE and can’t wait for more of.
4. Kiersten White – Again, no phenomenal cosmic powers, but an author with a great attitude, and a willingness to share the truth about how hard publishing can be, even once you have the book deal.
5. John Green – I mean, have you read his books?
What about you guys? Which authors inspire you?
September 9th, 2010
By Kiersten White
Blurb from Goodreads: “Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal. Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.”
Bleeping awesome. That’s what this book was. It’s a quick, enjoyable read.
Evie is an enjoyable character that you can’t help but like. I mean, she loves pink sparkly things. How much better does it get? It doesn’t. She’s witty and sweet, but also a badass when she needs to be.
Knock out a few zombies? No problem. Deal with Reth, the psycho faerie? Whoa, no way.
This book is great for escaping for a while. Kiersten pulls you in so you feel everything Evie does. The writing is smooth and makes it easy to breeze through chapters without realizing just how much you’ve read.
I suggest you all give it a try. It’s nothing short of a really great story.