Author Interview: Christina Henry (Alice)

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See my review for this book here.

Interview with Christina Henry:

Tell us a little about yourself… Are you a fan of horror movies? What makes your day? Is being an author the only profession you’ve ever practiced?

I am a fan of certain kinds of horror movies. I’m not a huge fan of modern slasher films but I do love monster movies and anything suspenseful and atmospheric.

As an example, three of my favourite movies of all time are JAWS, ALIEN,

and THE THING. All three movies have very strong atmospheres that shape the tension of the films. I also love Alfred Hitchcock, especially REAR WINDOW.

A good writing day definitely makes my day. By that I mean the writing is flowing smoothly and it doesn’t take me all afternoon to write one paragraph (it feels like it does sometimes).

I’ve done lots of things besides write, including teaching writing, working for an insurance company and selling books. I always wanted to be a writer, though, ever since I was 12 years old. Continue reading

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Taking the Sorting Hat House Quiz for the First Time!

Hey, guys!

I finally took the Sorting Hat House Quiz, which I never did before. I’m super excited to share this video with you, because I never took this kind of Harry Potter related quiz before.

Click to see what house I got in and how!

What’s your house? Do we share the same?

(Unconventional) Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Publication Date: March 27th 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Point of View: 3rd Person
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Demons, Vampires, Angels, Romance

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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end. Continue reading

Review: Princeless Volume 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Publication Date: May 23rd 2012
Publisher: Action Lab
Point of View: 1st Person Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Comics, Fairy Tales, Feminism, Princesses, Princes and Knights.

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Princeless is the story of Princess Adrienne, one princess who’s tired of waiting to be rescued. Join Adrienne, her guardian dragon, Sparky, and their plucky friend Bedelia as they begin their own quest in this one of a kind, action packed, all-ages adventure!

Graphic Novel. Collects issues 1-4 of Princeless. Continue reading

MY NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Hi everyone, I am writing to you today because I recently created a Youtube channel on which I (will) review books, do book hauls and other bookish videos! I would love for you check it out if you have time and maybe give me feedback if you have some more time.

Also, you can leave the link to your own Youtube channel below and I will check it out. I’m excited! This is something new for me, seeing that I’ve never done anything of the like. I’m not even used to making video, so please imagine that my first video is not perfect! If you have any tips and suggestions, I would love to hear them!

Thank you!

Lola xoxo

Interview: C.S. Pacat (Kings Rising)

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Would you say that writing the third and final book in the Captive Prince trilogy was more arduous than writing the first two ones?

It was the most enjoyable to write, but simultaneously the most technically demanding. The greatest challenge was making certain that the book hit all of the right notes, and was a satisfying conclusion to the series. But I loved writing it. It was incredibly exciting for me to have reached that point–there are so many climactic scenes in Kings Rising that, for three books, I had been yearning to write. Continue reading

Review: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Point of View: 1st Person Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Time-Travel, Romance, Family

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This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It’s a little bit like a black hole. It’s a little bit like infinity.

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she’s hurtled through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn’t even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.

Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie’s past, present, and future are about to collide—and someone’s heart is about to be broken.

With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance, The Square Root of Summer is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out, from stunning debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood. Continue reading