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Book Review: The Enchanted Sonata

by Heather Dixon Wallwork *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* Clara Stahlbaum has her future perfectly planned: to marry the handsome pianist, Johann Kahler (ah!) and settle down to a life full of music. But all that changes on Christmas Eve, when Clara receives a mysterious and magical nutcracker. Whisked away to his world—an enchanted empire… Continue reading Book Review: The Enchanted Sonata

Writing life

Storyteller, Don’t Give Up

You were given your stories for a reason. This post is honestly just a reminder for myself. But I figured I’d post it here. Because maybe you need to hear it too. You were given your stories for a reason. Your imagination was made just the way it was by the perfect Creator. He designed… Continue reading Storyteller, Don’t Give Up

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Book Review: Curse of the Midnight King

by Yakira Goldsberry *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* Can she break the curse in time to save her sisters? She may conquer more than the Midnight King; she may learn to conquer herself.In this retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses and Cinderella, Faye must sacrifice herself to save her sisters, or risk them being trapped… Continue reading Book Review: Curse of the Midnight King

Book Reviews, Fun, reading

Blog Tour for In the Glorious Fields!

I'm super excited to get to be a part of the blog tour for In the Glorious Fields by Emily Hayse today! In the Glorious Fields is the third and final book in The Knights of Tin and Lead trilogy, a YA fantasy western retelling of Arthurian lore. You guys, this series is super good.… Continue reading Blog Tour for In the Glorious Fields!

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Book Review: The Beautiful Ones

by Emily Hayse *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* "It’s not until you tame the wild places that the monsters come out.”New hope brings new challenges and new blood from the East. With Archer and Rosamund Scott presiding over the land they love and Raymond Lacey serving as marshal, Glory Mesa is poised to enter a… Continue reading Book Review: The Beautiful Ones

Writing life

Editing: Love it or Dread it?

Let’s talk about editing—and our mindset towards it. For years, I felt dread at the thought of editing a book. It seemed like a massive, daunting task—and editing is. I mean, it’s not easy. But I think the writing community maybe needs to change how we talk about editing. Part of the reason I was… Continue reading Editing: Love it or Dread it?

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Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it… Continue reading Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

Fun, Random

Book Adaptations: Yay or Nay?

What is your opinion on books being made into TV shows or movies? I actually hadn’t thought a ton about this until the other day when someone asked me my opinion. I’d just basically had the “the book was better” mindset. Now, I still think that the book is better the majority of the time.… Continue reading Book Adaptations: Yay or Nay?

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Book Review: The Mermaid’s Sister

by Carrie Anne Noble *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* There is no cure for being who you truly are… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian, Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie’s healing potions; by night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked… Continue reading Book Review: The Mermaid’s Sister