The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore: Review

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The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore Published by St. Martin’s Press on September 15, 2015 Pages: 320 Format: E-book Source: St. Martin’s Press I received this book for free from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that […]

Posted September 18, 2015
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Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: Review

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Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson Series: The Gold Seer Trilogy #1 Published by HarperCollins on September 22, 2015 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Action & Adventure, General, Girls & Women, Historical Pages: 448 Format: Advanced Review Copy Source: HarperCollins I received this book for free from HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who […]

Posted September 15, 2015
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The Young Elites by Marie Lu: Review and Giveaway

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu Series: The Young Elites #1 Published by Penguin Group USA on October 7, 2014 Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Fantasy & Magic Pages: 384 Format: Paperback Source: Penguin Group USA Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more […]

Posted September 11, 2015
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You won’t be blogging in five years

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If you’re reading this now and you’re currently blogging, chances are that within the next five years, you won’t be anymore. I started my blog six years ago on June 1, 2009. I started it because I had recently finished The Hunger Games, and it rekindled my love of reading. I got a library card and a stack of books and I started reading again. Even though I was married and had a job, I wanted something else to do. Since my reading memory is pretty much non-existent, I thought starting a reading blog would help me remember what I was reading, and give recommendations to family and friends who were looking for their next read. I thought I was so clever and smart for coming up with this idea. […]

Posted September 10, 2015
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A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen: Review

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A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen Published by Scholastic on August 25, 2015 Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Family, Historical, Europe, Thrillers & Suspense Pages: 336 Format: Advanced Review Copy Source: Scholastic I received this book for free from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family divided overnight. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts […]

Posted September 9, 2015
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: Review

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Series: Six of Crows #1 Published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR) on September 29, 2015 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Action & Adventure, General Pages: 480 Format: Advanced Review Copy Source: Macmillan I received this book for free from Macmillan in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone… A convict with […]

Posted September 8, 2015
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Sarah J. Maas Salt Lake City Event and Giveaway

Sarah J. Maas Salt Lake City..

Once upon a time, I met Sarah J. Maas at BEA. So, when I learned she was coming to The King’s English for her Queen of Shadows Tour, I was totally stoked. Especially because, this time, I’d read the whole Throne of Glass series. So, when I got there, I wasn’t surprised to see the room was PACKED. Huge crowd for Sarah J. Maas @kingsenglish! pic.twitter.com/3Y7PFYsm3C — Emily Hellsworth (@emsreadingroom) September 4, 2015 Sarah had a Q&A with fellow author, Christina Hobbs. I live-tweeted most of the questions and answers, so here is some of what she discussed: Talking about how @Sjmaas started writing. She said writing and posting on the Internet was good for her as a budding writer. @kingsenglish — Emily Hellsworth (@emsreadingroom) September 4, 2015 Fleetfoot survives the […]

Posted September 6, 2015
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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: Audio Review

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas Narrator: Elizabeth Evans Series: Throne of Glass #3 Published by Bloomsbury USA, Brilliance Audio on September 2, 2014 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Action & Adventure, General Pages: 592 Format: Audio Source: Brilliance Audio I received this book for free from Brilliance Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on […]

Posted September 3, 2015
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Story Engineering by Larry Brooks: Review

Story Engineering by Larry B..

Story Engineering by Larry Brooks Published by Writer’s Digest Books on February 24th 2011 Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines, Composition & Creative Writing Pages: 288 Format: E-book Source: Purchased Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads What makes a good story or a screenplay great? The vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives without ever learning that successful stories are as dependent upon good engineering as they are artistry. But the truth is, unless you are master of the form, function and criteria of successful storytelling, sitting down and pounding out a first draft without planning is an ineffective way to begin. Story Engineering starts with the criteria and the architecture of storytelling, the engineering […]

Posted September 2, 2015
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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge: Audio Review

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hod..

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge Narrator: Elizabeth Knowelden Published by HarperCollins on January 28, 2014 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Family, General Pages: 352 Format: Audio Source: Purchased Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known that her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. But on her seventeenth birthday when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom’s mountaintop, nothing is what she expected—particularly her charming and beguiling new husband. Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can’t resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who’s gotten in her way by stealing her heart. Audio review: I got this audiobook as a […]

Posted September 1, 2015
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