Overall, a good read if you want some woodsy magic and dragon slaying.
Chapter 48 of the book I am writing.
Suzanne Collins strikes again with the fourth installment of the Hunger Games series. This one follows Cornelius Snow before he's become President Snow, when he's just 18 years old. A perfect companion to the series, and frankly, I want more Snow books.
I expected a bit more, since I've loved Arden's other books, especially the Winternight trilogy. Not a bad book, but certainly Arden's weakest.
A few months ago, I mentioned my book Mistlyn on Wattpad. In the last few weeks, I've been editing it and getting it ready to send out to beta readers, and then, to agents. The only way thirteen-year-old Mistlyn can bring her dead village back to life is by going with a conniving Jinn to … Continue reading Mistlyn Chapter One
This was a pleasant middle grade read! Though the premise, strange old ghost-like creature controlling scarecrows, seems ordinary, the writing made the book.
Spring is in the air, and floral/woodsy covers are coming our way! The floral and woodsy book cover trend is still going strong, and these covers are as beautiful as ever.
I forced myself to go through the book, hoping it would improve. But the writing was too much. Too many metaphors that pulled me out the scene, things like "my jaw was hanging by a shoelace." Poor writing overall, which is surprising for Mafi. Her other books were superb.
I love atmosphere. Something about the feel of a place and the characters who live there draws me in and holds me tight in its grasp. There doesn't have to be dread, just mood and...atmosphere.
A beautiful, atmospheric read, and my favorite book this month! Witchy, dark, and moody, Winterwood had all the elements I wanted this winter.