Book review

A Book Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Let me start my book review off by mentioning that Lord of…

Let me start my book review off by mentioning that Lord of Shadows (the second in the Dark Artifices trilogy) is one of my favorite books. In fact, a lot of Cassandra Clare’s books, including Lady Midnight (the first book in the same trilogy), make it to my list of favorite books. If you are not familiar with these two books, you might recognize their predecessors City of Bones, City of Ashes, and the list goes on. . . So, without further ado, here is what I thought of this thrilling novel:

lists for writers

A Book Review: Why Writers Need “Master Lists for Writers”

Recently, I stumbled upon another author’s blog. Bryn Donovan is a romance…

Recently, I stumbled upon another author’s blog. Bryn Donovan is a romance writer, and I did not know about her until a few weeks ago when I found myself stuck with words during my own novel-writing session. For those who don’t know, I have been working on my second novel and I just hit page 200, so losing words this far into the game was not something I wanted to deal with. I wanted to keep writing. So, after researching how to illustrate a specific emotional description, I came across Donovan’s blog. And from her blog, I was led to her book Master Lists for Writers: Thesauruses, Plots, Character Traits, Names, and More.

The Girl on the Train book review

A Book Review: The Girl on the Train Is a Wild Thriller

I just want to start out by saying I love, love, love…

I just want to start out by saying I love, love, love The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and this book review will not do it justice no matter how much I try. I stayed up till 3:30 a.m. yesterday just to get to the ending, and I was completely satisfied. This psychological thriller is one that no one should miss out on. Hawkins’s fast-paced, first person narrative makes you read section after section without wanting to put the book down. The entire story is in present tense, which immersed me in the action as if I was experiencing it all right then and there.