Finally I am posting my review of Spectacle by Rachel Vincent! It’s been well over a year since I read the opener of Rachel Vincent’s Menagerie series, but it took me no time at all to become completely re-immersed in this fascinating world she has created. Set in an alternate present, the Menagerie series is a contemporary… Continue reading Book Review – Spectacle (Menagerie #2)
The love triangle—such a classic trope of YA literature, and when done well it can lead to a really awesome read (check out Shatter Me, The Arcana Chronicles, Kricket, The Infernal Devices—just to name a few…). But sometimes the love triangle can be a little meh—it could be because the heroine chooses the wrong guy;… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays: Triangle Rejects of YA
This is the first chapter from the project that keeps distracting me from what I’m supposed to be doing right now (finishing the second Shadowlands book!) This project is a book called Blood Red Rose, a near-future science fiction story set in Australia and inspired by Nazi Germany. It is VERY rough! As these characters… Continue reading Blood Red Rose – Sneak peek at my WIP
Today was supposed to be a review of Spectacle by Rachel Vincent, but then something happened… Last night, I decided I was going to have an early night. I was going to read for a couple of hours and then have lights off by no later than 10pm… I ended up finally going to sleep… Continue reading Book Review – Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1)
From dimension jumping to time travel to aliens next door to dystopian futures, these ten series would not have been the same without the awesome heroines leading the way. Heads up – there are a few spoilers in here, so if you haven’t read these books, maybe skip past those ones. Marguerite Caine –… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays: Kick-arse Heroines of Science Fiction
This post was originally written as a guest post on YA Book Divas for my Out of the Shadows blog tour in April. Most people would assume that as an author you get to name your characters whatever you want. It doesn’t always work like that. A lot of the time characters name themselves. And then there… Continue reading What’s in a name?
If you’ve never gotten into webcomics before, this is a great place to start. Sharp Zero is a young adult LGBTQI leaning comic created by the exceptionally talented Robotsharks about a teenaged guy who gets ‘superpowers’ after being exposed to a substance called Sharp Zero. There is a huge cast of awesome characters including people… Continue reading Review – Sharp Zero Webcomic