A Review of Mirage

A Review of Mirage

In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated home. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

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How to Transform Your Attic into a Chic Home Library

How to Transform Your Attic into a Chic Home Library

All bookworms dream about having their own private libraries with all those life-changing and inspiring masterpieces. As an avid reader, you probably know the importance of having your own quiet corner where you can immerse yourself in that fictional world or discover the messages hidden between the lines. So, why not design your own home library? And there’s no better place for this purpose than your unused attic.

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A Review of The Crescent Stone

A Review of The Crescent Stone

Madeline Oliver has never wanted for anything, but now she would give anything just to breathe. Jason Wu skates through life on jokes, but when a tragedy leaves him guilt-stricken, he promises to tell only the truth, no matter the price. When a mysterious stranger name Hanali appears to Madeline and offers to heal her in exchange for one year of service to his people, Madeline and Jason are swept into a strange land where they don’t know the rules and where their decisions carry consequences that reach farther than they could ever guess.

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How Necessary Is Social Media For Writers?

How Necessary Is Social Media For Writers?

If you haven't heard it yet, you're going to hear it a lot: "Having followers on social media is essential for you to sell your book." But Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are also huge time sucks that can take valuable time away from your actual writing. So how important is it really to have thousands of followers on Twitter? Well, it really depends on what your goals are. 

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A Review Of The Forest Queen

A Review Of The Forest Queen

When sixteen-year-old Sylvie’s brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates, Sylvie feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Her dearest friend asks her to run away to the woods with him, and soon a host of other villagers join them. Together, they form their own community and fight to right the wrongs perpetrated by the king and his noblemen.

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A Review Of Sanctuary

A Review Of Sanctuary

Kenzie has been training her whole life to become a Prison Guard on Sanctuary, a spaceship prison designed to hold teenage "anomalies", or people with supernatural abilities. Despite her best efforts through, everything seems to be going wrong. She's secluded on a spaceship with no access to her friends on Earth, her parents have decided to separate with her mom, the Commander of the ship, staying behind, and the AI system the controls the ship has begun to act up. But when the prisoners on the ship escape and take Kenzie hostage, things get much, much worse. 

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An Interview With Zarina Macha

An Interview With Zarina Macha

Every Last Psych is a collection of two novellas. The first one is about a girl with schizophrenia that falls in love with her best friend who doesn’t feel the same and has a girlfriend. The second is about a seemingly-perfect girl – beautiful, popular and intelligent – applying to Cambridge University to read Law, but inside she is a misanthropic psychopath.

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Why I'm Not Writing This Week 7/13

Why I'm Not Writing This Week 7/13

Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week. 

I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here. 

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A Review of The Dream Thieves

A Review of The Dream Thieves

After their encounter in Cabeswater, Blue and her new misfit friends from Aglionby Academy, can't quite move out. Gansey is more determined than ever in his quest for Glendower, Adam is become more sullen and removed from his group. Blue is struggling to figure out how she feels about Gansey, Adam and all the events happening around her. And Ronan's dreams are becoming more aggressive and more vivid with every passing day.

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An Interview With Jessica Blank

An Interview With Jessica Blank

Legacy is set in the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest against the backdrop of the punk and environmental movements. Ever since Alison’s golden-boy older brother Andy was killed in a drunk driving accident, her life’s been pretty rough. Her mom is in perpetual mourning, her dad left, and thanks to Andy’s hard-partying friends at school, her reputation is trashed. She’d been hoping to spend he senior year taking the path of least resistance, hanging out with her punk-rocker boyfriend Jeff and biding her time, but a massive fight with her mom pushes her over the edge, and she runs away with Jeff and his friend Dirtrat to join a Free State—an encampment of young people in the forest, protecting old-growth trees from being cut down by loggers.

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A Review of The Bear and The Nightingale

A Review of The Bear and The Nightingale

In the freezing Northern region of Russia, Vasya lives with her father, the leader of their small village, and her many siblings. Although her mother died giving birth to her, they live happily and comfortably until her father remarries, bringing home the daughter of the Grand Prince of Russia to be her stepmother. As Vasya grows up, she despises her stepmother more and more and begin putting more trust in the demons that lurk in the corners of her home and around their village. 

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