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Friday in Review: Stars Above

Hi everyone! So I love Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series and I own them all and have read them all and when I saw that she was coming out with a companion to the series I just about flipped out with excitement. The enchantment continues.... The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies? With nine stories— five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles. Her characters are fantastic, her plots inspire me to be a better writer and the writing in itself is amazing! She's one of the best writers that I&#

Top Five Best Middle Grade Series

Hi everyone! I hope you all liked my review for Renegade X and I plan on doing this Friday's review on Stars Above my Marissa Meyer. Last week I just finished rereading one of my favorite middle grade series, The Sisters Grimm and I decided to share my other favorite middle grade series that I grew up reading and that have a special place in my heart. I won't be mentioning Percy Jackson or The Keeper of the Lost Cities series because these are the series that I read before I even knew about those awesome books. Cue the nostalgia! The Sisters Grimm Series by Michael Buckley (obviously): This series is hilarious and it was the first book and the first characters that I ever fell in love with. I own every single one of the books either in hard copy or on my Kindle and I look to them all the time, flipping through their pages. The main characters are hilarious and I shipped (and still do ship) Puck and Sabrina so hard! The relationship between Sabrina (the main character)

Friday in Review: The Betrayal of Renegade X

Welcome to my first Friday Book Review! I'm getting back into the swing of writing book reviews so don't judge too harshly. This review may be a little rough but I hope you like it and the book anyways. :) Here's the cover and synopsis to The Betrayal of Renegade X : Damien thinks he has the whole hero thing figured out—he's getting good grades at Heroesworth and acing all his missions—at least until he zaps an unarmed bad guy he believes tortured and murdered children. It turns out the “bad guy” was actually a superhero working with the school. The mission was staged, and Damien blew it. Now his best friend refuses to work with him, his dad is considering getting him professional help, and everyone's questioning whether or not he has a future as a hero—including his grandpa, who will do anything to ensure Damien's future lies in villainy. His grandpa creates a villain organization called the Truth, intent on exposing the way heroes really treat villains. Bu

A Letter to All the Creatives Out There

To all of you creatives whether your gamers, writers, musicians or artists. You are awesome, you are wonderful and you are not alone. It's been my experience that having a community, especially a creative community that you fit into is essential for a creative person. Me and my mom had this long talk the other night about why it is so hard for me to find people I connect to, people that share my interests or straight up don't look at me funny when I go on and on about character development, plot twists and my obsession with fictional characters.  I'm writing this post so that you know that your not alone when you feel isolated or weird for being a very creative, very imaginative person. We creatives are a rare breed and it can be so hard for find another one of us where we live. I have exactly one friend who's a fellow writer that I have found where I live. I haven't been able to find another at my college group or anywhere else! And that can be so isolati

Ghatlinberg: A Review

So I had this whole awesome rambling rant thing planned out about creative people and how we're awesome but then we had our vacation last week and the day after we got home I came down with cold and I still have that cold and so I'm being lazy. I plan on writing that post next week but this week here's a quick little overview of Ghatlinberg and the family adventures we had there. Last week on Monday night my dad packed up our six passenger van and Tuesday morning we all got up at around three, got dressed and crammed ourselves like sleep deprived zombies into the car. Let's just say it wasn't a very pleasant experience (neither was the trip home). I'm not sure what I expected of Ghatlinberg but it certainly wasn't a tourist trap - I want to say town but it can't be considered one because it was so chaotic and not at all townish - crammed full of tiny shops that sold trinkets and shirts that you could easily find at Target or on Amazon. And let's