Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #17

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Frostfire
Amanda Hocking

Expected Publication: January 6th 2015
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Synopsis:
Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?


I feel like there's a lot of troll stories being written lately, but then again, maybe that's just me. This seems like it will be a fun little read and I'm interested in seeing what will happen. We'll just have to see how it goes, I guess. 
 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #16

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
 
Rhune
Michael J. Sullivan
 
Expected Publication: No date announced yet 
 
Synopsis:
What does it mean if the gods can be killed?
In the land of the Rhune, trees can tell the future. Roaw can’t sleep before adding more human bones to their bed. Crimbels steal children through secret doors in the forest, and the gods are beyond reproach. But when Raithe’s father is slain, he does the unthinkable—he kills a god. From this act, rises the legend of the God Killer, the seeds of a rebellion, and the question of whether the gods are really immortal after all.

Before the Dark Ages, there was the age of Myth and Legend. Before kings and castles, there were mystics and heroes. Before two thieves, there was an empire. And before there was an empire, there was Nyphron.

Everything you think you know is a myth. Learn the truth behind the legend. Discover a new world by the author of The Riyria Revelations and The Riyria Chronicles.
 
 
Well, there's not a lot of info out on this book right now, but doesn't it just sound so awesome!? I think so. I'm very intrigued. Besides, if you know anything about me... you should know my favorite genre is fantasy. So obviously I'm fascinated. What do you think? Are you intrigued by this synopsis too?!
 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The End of NaNoWriMo!

Well everyone, NaNoWriMo is over and I didn't get to fifty-thousand like I wanted. I tried really really hard too. But I'll just have to do better next time. I'm a little disappointed I didn't win, but there was only so much I could do until it was irrevocably hopeless.

I got a decent amount of words knocked out during the month however. So my time spent stressing over the words wasn't completely wasted. 44,612 words may not be 50k, but since this is the farthest I've ever written in any of my stories I'm actually really proud of this number. Not to mention I met some really awesome people this month who were also struggling with their own novels. It was such a great experience and I'm really glad I decided to join in the end. I had so much fun freaking out and chatting about plot ideas with those I met. The community is so fun and inviting that it made me automatically feel welcomed.

My plans for my NaNo novel? Well obviously I'm not going to just forget about it simply because NaNo is over. I'll keep working on it throughout December and January until I finish. It's going to be a lot more than 50k words. I was thinking at first it would be 100,000 but lately I've been wondering if that would really be enough. It's going to be a HUGE honker of a book when I'm done, I'll tell you that. I love it so much though. It's definitely a favorite. I never thought I'd have so much fun with such a stressful event, even though I didn't win, and I won't hesitate to do it again.

So did any of you participate in NaNoWriMo this year? If so, did you come out a winner on top? Or did you flop like I did? Let me know in the comments below! I'd like to hear about some of the work you've been focused on. I love chatting about writing! :D



Sunday, November 30, 2014

How's the Writing Going?: Beautiful Books #2




Well, I started this and I haven't given up yet. It's almost over now. Just a few hours until NaNoWriMo is all over. I won't stop writing. Determination is my friend. This event was created by Cait at Notebook Sisters and Sky at Further Up and Further In. If you wanna know more about Beautiful Books then just click either of their links.

  1. Be honest: how is your writing going?

    Well, being honest... I've fallen a lot a little behind. I'm pretty confident I'm not going to be winning NaNoWriMo this year. But I'll still finish the story eventually.

  2. What’s your first sentence/paragraph?

    Disappearances are common in every country; all over the world, there is at least one person who hasn’t made it back home. There’s usually some kind of explanation for what happened, runaway, kidnapping, or murder, but there’s almost never an explanation for why. There is a darkness in the world. It grabs hold of some, keeping a tight grip on those with a weakness for such evil. Relentless with its grasp, darkness is well known to be a jealous lover; forever keeping hold of those it’s ensnared. These people, those who have dealt with the dark, come in many different variations. There are those who have had an accidental taste, altering their lives in ways they’ve never wished for, and then there are those who revel in the evil they possess.
     
  3. Do you have a book cover, and/or pictures that reflect your book?

    Sadly no. I'm going to rectify this mistake soon though. Tonight, maybe, if I find the time.

  4. Do you have pictures of each of your characters? If not, describe them for us! (Be as descriptive as you can.)

    Viper- Medium height, long curly, dark brown hair, full lips, prominent green eyes, flat nose, heart-shaped face, mocha colored skin, a lean body w/ curves, and a constellation of scars and tattoos all over her body.
    Huon- Tall and muscular build, short, curly auburn hair, deep-set stormy grey eyes, scars on his arms and left shoulder, square jaw, full lips, straight nose, unshaven stubble, olive skin tone.
    Federyc- Tall and muscular, dark auburn hair, brown eyes, scars down his torso and along the side of his neck and cheek, olive colored skin.
    Dannya- Wavy auburn hair, hooded blue eyes, straight nose, wide lips, tall and delicate frame, golden skin tone.
    Brien- Slightly hunched over framed, long salt & pepper hair (mostly white), light brown almond shaped eyes, thin lips, crooked nose, pale slightly wrinkled skin.
    [There are more but I don't want to list them all...]

  5. What scene are you most excited to write?

    I'm excited to write a lot of scenes. I don't think there's any I'm more excited about than the others. I have love for it all.

  6. Share a snippet or a scene that you really enjoyed writing.

          “Did you know it’s actually considered rude to do work while food is on the table?”
    Huon looked up from his papers, sat back, and smirked. Then he rolled up the ones he was looking at and pushed them all away. “My apologies, I wouldn’t want you to think of me in such a way.”
           “Don’t worry. I already do.”
    This comment made him laugh and then shake his head, “I must be making a poor example of myself.”
    “I think it’s your princely status. That loses you a few points automatically.”
    “Is that true? Huh… interesting. Most women say my... ‘princely status’, as you call it, is a desirable trait.”
    “That’s because they’re insane.”

  7. Now that you're writing, have any of the plot details, or the process itself, turned out different from what you planned or imagined?

    Oh yeah, there's two whole chapters I wasn't expecting to have in there, but they definitely make the story more interesting.

  8. Is there a character or aspect of your plot that's difficult to write?

    The connection of the "famous" Legend with Maeryn as a whole has been a fairly challenging aspect to write. There are a lot of subtle details that need to be worked out still.

  9. What’s your favorite aspect of this novel so far? Favorite character?

    I really like Maeryn and Huon's flirtatious banter with one another. It's witty and sarcastic, I think it's really great, but of course I have a bias opinion on the matter.

  10. Have you drawn off of any life experiences or people you know to create your novel and your characters?

    Not really, no. I just threw a bunch of things that I liked in there and came out with something beautiful. Like a rainbow. Or Outer Space.

  11. Do you have a playlist or certain song for your novel and/or characters?

    Umm...


  12. Let’s have some fun for a moment: imagine you are somehow transported into your book’s world. Which character are you most likely to be found hanging out with?

    I'd really like to hang out with either Maeryn or Huon or maybe even Brien would be nice. He's a cool dude. Lol

  13. How do you keep yourself motivated to finish your daily wordcount? (Pinterest? Internet breaks? Chocolate?)

    Um.. I don't know. I just do it. I tell myself to write. I think about all the exciting things that are coming in my writing and I urge myself to move forward. (I'm going to see if Pinterest helps though. I hope it does.)

  14. What your favourite writing quote or piece of writing advice?

    I don't know if this is exactly a "writing" quote but I like it, "Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art." that's by Neil Gaiman. And there's also another quote by him I really love: "Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort."

  15. How does this book make you feel so far? Are you laughing? Crying? Frustrated?

    I think it's safe to say I'm a mixture of frustration and contentment. Right now I'm simply trying to keep hold of my sanity with all these wild ideas rumbling around in my head.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #15

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Uninvited
Cat Winters

Expected Publication: August 11th 2015

Synopsis:
From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel—a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb.

Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.

But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.

Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.

The Uninvited is an atmospheric, haunting, and utterly compelling novel.

This sounds like a really haunting and interesting tale. I really love books based on historical times. They are really fascinating to read. Plus I love going to different time periods, that's always fun. 
  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #14

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Orphan Queen
Jodi Meadows
Expected Publication: March 10th 2015


Synopsis:
Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

Queens, spies, secrets, threats, love!! It all sounds so fun and magical (kinda) and just all around awesome. This story sounds like something I could really get into. And if you know anything about me... you know I love kings, queens, kingdoms, and mysteries so I'm pretty much sold already. Lol

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #13

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Return
Jennifer L. Armentrout

Expected Publication: February 17th 2015

Synopsis:
The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.

Is it bad that I want to read this when I haven't even read the Covenant series yet? I feel like it probably is. I'm so bad. I can't help it though when the synopsis sounds so good!! Maybe this will give me more incentive to pick up the Covenant books. We'll see.
  

Saturday, November 8, 2014

October Monthly Recap!

Well, October ended up being busier than I was expecting it to be, and November isn't going to be any less. I might add a few non book related things into this post. Maybe make things a bit more interesting.

 

Read:

  

Reviews:

(This is just as sad, or sadder, than last months. I'll pull my crap together soon. Promise.)

  

Currently Reading:

The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (Yes. Still. This is a huge book. Cut me some slack. Lol) 

 

Shows I'm Watching:
(Cause why not)

 November TBR:
(NaNo's not gonna give me much time for reading but...)
 

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #12

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas

Expected Publication: May 5th 2015
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Synopsis:
A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!



I'm going to admit something very shameful right now people. I still have yet to read one of Sarah J. Maas' books. I KNOW! How could I, right? Trust me, I'm ashamed of it too. But as soon as I'm able that's going to be rectified!! And this will be one of the books that I will read. Of course, I'll probably read something else of hers before I even get this book, but still. I want it. What do you think of this pick? Sound like something you'd be interested in too? 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NaNoWriMo Freak Out!!

People! NaNoWriMo starts in less than two days and I've decided to join along with all the fun!! I'm so completely not ready!!! This is my very first time participating in NaNo, I've been reading up and watching videos on how to prepare, and I feel totally out of my depths. I'm not ready at all. I get the distinct feeling I might flop on completing this year since I'm so ill prepared. I'm just gonna have to wing things. There are a few tips I've learned recently that I'm hoping will help me this month, so I figured I'd share some of those tips with you. 


1. Have a set plan.

This tip involves everything from a daily word count to a simple outline of your story. 50,000 words in a few weeks is an extremely daunting task. I should know, that was one of the reasons I didn't join last years NaNo, far too many words in too little time (That's what I kept telling myself). But if you set a specific goal for each day, for example only 1-2k words, then the task seems a lot more manageable. It will also be easier on you if you have an outline of the story you plan on writing. With an outline you'd be less likely to lose sight of your plot and you'll have a clear focus of where your story is headed. (I unfortunately don't have a complete outline so this will be where my winging it comes into play)  


2. Join the community. 

I've heard from more than one source that getting involved with the other Wrimos that are participating in NaNo is all part of the fun. What could be better than banding together with others writers? Helping each other with ideas and motivation, freaking out with one another, and any other nonsense that could happen during this wild experience. People have made great lifetime friends through the NaNo community.


3. Stay healthy.

You have to be able to think clearly and push, push, push for your words and staying healthy will help with that. What I mean is, get as much sleep as you possibly can, drink lots of water, take a break from your computer and go outside. You don't want to feel like a prisoner to your computer, that won't help you write your story, you need to give yourself a moment to step away and then come back later. Sometimes taking a break will help get you out of a funk or it will help you regain your focus. It's good to just take a step back.


4. Have caffeine and snacks.

Yes, I realize how this sounds, especially right after the last tip I wrote, however who doesn't like to be a little unhealthy once in a while? Sometimes you just want to keep writing, or you need to catch up on your word count, and you just need that little kick of caffeine or maybe that one extra piece of candy. I support you in your decision to indulge yourself. I obviously will be and it shall be glorious. As long as you don't judge me for it, I won't judge you. (;


5. Have fun.

Novel writing shouldn't be overbearing or feel like a chore. You should have fun with it. Get lost in your world and in the feels you're trying to portray to your readers. Fall in love with your characters and make your story all it can be. I believe you should write because you love it. NaNo has the capability to stress people out, so try to keep it all down to a minimum if you can. Talk with your other writer friends and play games with yourself to help you move your story along. Anything. Just enjoy the adventure as much as you can.


I hope these few tips help. Mind you, I'm no NaNoWriMo expert, seeing as how this is only my first year participating. Perhaps next time I'll have better tips for you. But for now, these seem the most important. That, however, may change in time. Well just have to see. So how many of you are doing NaNo? Are you as ill-prepared as I am? Or do you have a clear direction? Leave me a comment below letting me know. I'd like to talk to you about it all. Good luck fellow Wrimos!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Yes. #1
Pages: 338.
Source: Shelf.
Genre: Paranormal | Young Adult | Dystopian
Published Date: November 15, 2011
Publisher: Harper




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Summary:

I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I'm more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.


My Thoughts:

You know, I never really understood the hype around Tahereh Mafi's books, but everything is different now. After reading this book I think I'm already hooked. Though I thought it was funny that the whole time while reading this I was major team Warner while everyone else is usually team Adam. Maybe I have issues. Who knows?

I sadly couldn't give this book a 5 star rating since the world building was practically non-existent. But the characters were great. Each one I was introduced too had me intrigued one way or another. Tahereh's writing style is probably the most unique I've read up to date. I really enjoyed reading all the scratch outs and mental instabilities that were present in this story. I thought Juliette was an intriguing character to get to know. Even though there were some times when I got more than a little irritated with her. But there were sometimes, in small moments, that I felt like I could relate to Juliette.
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“Raindrops are my only reminder that clouds have a heartbeat. That I have one, too.” 
                        _________________

The writing style of this book is very poetic. I loved being able to read the story in such a creative way. And there were some brilliant quotes that I fell in love with all throughout the pages. This may sound bad, but I also really loved the mental illness aspect of this story. Juliette isn't a completely sane character. She understands that her mind doesn't function like 'normal' peoples do and in a way she uses it as a shield. Yes, there were times when I felt that Juliette made stupid decisions and wallowed in her self-pity too much, but there were also times that I really enjoyed reading her mental thought process.
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“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
                        _________________

The ending left me with a lot of questions and a burning desire to read more. Tahereh Mafi wrote a brilliant story. I felt it was a refreshing, quick read, and I felt like it was different than the other dystopians I've had the pleasure of reading. I've read the 1.5 novella and the second book, so reviews on those will be coming out soon. If you're in the mood for a fun page-turner, then maybe you should consider checking this out, if you haven't already that is. If you have read this, tell me what you thought of it, did you enjoy it as much as I did? Or do you think I'm crazy?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Little Look At What I'm Working On: Beautiful Books #1



So I thought, since NaNoWriMo is coming up, I should join along with some of the writing fun. I'm still not 100% certain if I want to actually DO NaNoWriMo, but I thought doing this little Beautiful Books thing would be a good filler type of thing. What do y'all think? Should I just suck it up and do NaNoWriMo too? Haha! I don't know how great this little survey will be since I'm skeptical to answer some of the questions due to spoilers, but I figured: 'why not?', I'll be fun. This event was created by Cait at Notebook Sisters and Sky at Further Up and Further In. If you wanna know more about Beautiful Books then just click either of their links. 
 


  1. What came first: characters or plot idea? Are you a plotter or a pantser?
    My characters came first. I still pretty much have no clue where exactly I’m going with the plot, but my characters are practically fully developed already and I know generally what I want to happen. I would say that I’m a mixture of both. I plot, but not much, I’m more-so a pantser.

  2. Do you have a title and/or a “back-cover-blurb”?
    At the moment my title is “Transcendent” I think it works really well with the overall theme of my story. I do not have a blurb created for it yet. I know the beginning and some random scenes here and there, but as a whole, I’m still mulling over things. I’ll get there eventually though, haha!

  3. What wordcount are you aiming for when your novel is finished?
    I plan on my story having a lot of information and crazy things all packed into it, just one huge epic… Epicness. Yes, that’s what I want. And in order to achieve that I believe I’ll need, at the very least, 100,000 words total. That sounds good. I love long stories. (:

  4. Sum up your novel in 3 sentences.
    These are going to be pretty random sentences:
    Modern era female assassin somehow falls into an alternate medieval universe.
    Dragons and magical things.
    Kingdoms, royalty, secrets, betrayals, a complete mixture of ‘what?’

  5. Sum up your characters in one word each.
    There are going to be quite a few characters. I don’t want to list them all. In fact.. I think I mostly want to keep them as a surprise. So that’s what I might do.

  6. Which character are you most excited to write? Tell us about them!
    My main character, Viper, is the one I’m most excited to write. A morally corrupt assassin who’s so complexly complicated it’s hard to tell whether she’s good or evil? Oh yes. She is definitely my favorite. :D
     
  7. What about your villain? Who is he, what is his goal?
    I’m not totally certain about my villain yet. I’ve had different ideas about them overall, but nothing has really clicked as a ‘wow’ factor yet. Plus Viper is so corrupt that she could very well pass as a villain. I just need to keep brainstorming on this until I figure out what’s right.

  8. What is your protagonist’s goal? And what stands in the way?
    Viper has varying goals as the story progresses. First she wants one thing, then situations get changed, and she has to fight for something else. I don’t want to say too much about this cause I feel like it gives away spoilers.

  9. What inciting incident begins your protagonist’s journey?
    It’s a “call” type of thing. An extremely loud noise, that only Viper can hear, which leads her to a crack between the two worlds.

  10. Where is your novel set?
    In an alternate universe set in medieval times.

  11. What are three big scenes in your novel that change the game completely?
    Viper’s call.
    The first real test of Viper’s moral compass.
    Dragons.
    I’m sorry; this is really all I can say about this. I really don’t want to spoil important things.

  12. What is the most dynamic relationship your character has? Who else do they come in contact with or become close to during the story?
    Viper’s relationship with Huon will be one of the most dynamic. But there will also be two other relationships she gains that will be extremely complex as well.

  13. How does your protagonist change by the end of the novel?
    … Mmm… Uhh… Spoilers…

  14. Do you have an ending in mind, or do you plan to see what happens?
    I’m going to wait and see what happens. I think that’s more fun for me in the grand scheme of things.

  15. What are your hopes and dreams for your book? What impressions are you hoping this novel will leave on your readers and yourself?
    I feel like this is an obvious answer, but I would really love for my book to get published. I really care about this story and the characters; I want others to read this one epic-ly emotional adventure and fall in love with them as I have. I also want to try to stop some of the hate on New Adult novels. They’re not all bad.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #11

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan

Expected Publication: October 6th 2015

Synopsis:
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Rick Riordan's making another book people! That's all I need to know!! He's writing another series and this time it's about Norse Gods?! Oh, I'm so beyond happy, I can't even express my complete elation for such news. One of my favorite authors. It's like he KNEW I needed more from him. I only hope the series is just as amazing, if not more so, as Percy is! I'm so excite!!