Wednesday, 25 June 2014

cinder by marissa meyer

Hey all,

I read this book a few months ago but I forgot to upload a book review. Cinder is a retelling of classic fairy tales.cinder follows an android named cinder in China. This book is the first book in the Lunar chronicles. I personally loved this book and can't wait to read the second in the series's. For now Trisha signing off.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Broken Branch Falls By Tara Tyler

Hey All!!!

I just got done with the children book Broken Branch Falls by Tara Tyler, it was very interesting. The story line was strong and I highly recommend it to those who like something a little different. This book is about a nerdy goblin boy who is tired of doing homework for the ogres and being the butt of pixie pranks he and his friend decide to pull a prank of their own on the  dragons at the first football game, it literally backfires, bringing a High Council vote to dismantle not only Gingko High, but the whole town, too!
The Book of Ages–hidden handbook of the High Council, filled with knowledge and power–may be Gabe’s only hope. With the help of friends old and new,  Gabe attempts to complete his quest to find the Book in time to save Broken Branch Falls. 

This book is very well written and I do recommend it to readers old and young alike. For now Trisha  Signing off

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Edge of forever interview

Hey All!!!! Well I'm a bit behind on my reviews and blog tours but I hope to make it up to you all with this wonderful interview I did with the author of Edge of Forever.

1.What was your inspiration for your book?

My initial inspiration lies within the eighteenth century Japanese masterpiece Tales of Moonlight and Rain, written by Ueda Akinari. The spirits he wrote about were unlike others I encountered in literature or film, as they had thoughts, feelings, and desires of their own that went beyond tired ghosts clichés like “unfinished business” and other junk like that. Upon finishing the book, I knew unequivocally that the book had to be my model for a ghost story. As for the romantic element of the book, the underlying narrative framework of Kevin Smith’s Chasing Amy proved to be a fantastic guide for structuring their love story, which itself was inspired by a menagerie of embracing and subverting genre tropes, dealing with personal memories/feelings, and writing scenes for no other reason than to have fun.

2.How did you come up with your characters?

Plot and situation always comes to me before characters, and my characters are initially nothing more than cardboard stand-ins fulfilling whatever action needs to be written to move the plot forward. The characters eventually reveal who they are in the same way that strangers become acquaintances and then friends—little by little after hours of hanging out with them. As I wrote the first draft in third person, I often felt inspired to go off the rails and improvise scenes not in my original outline, and it’s within those moments that the characters would show me their quirks, hopes, fears, and other intimate things that comprise who they are. These moments revealed the missing details of their humanity, and thus every subsequent draft was written in alternating first person in order to embellish and capitalize whatever the previous draft “unearthed.” Despite the finished product reading like a character piece, I prepared virtually no additional backstory for anyone in the book – anything relevant appears in the story when the plot requires it to be known, and everything else my characters have deemed private and not for me to know.

3.Who was your favorite character from "Lost on the Edge of Forever"?

Leila, easily. I have great fondness for Alejandro and some of the other characters were fun to write (Blake more than I should probably admit to) but for me, Leila is the raison d’être of the book. The optimism she exudes despite her horrific situation makes her one of the only characters I’ve ever written I feel inspired by, and she fully embraces the many dualities of her nature both as a human and a spirit while feeling little need to apologize to anyone both for who she was and is. Of all the characters in the story, she’s the one I’d most want to be friends with, and regardless of what readers and reviewers think of the other characters, Leila’s the one I’d be heartbroken over if they didn’t like.

4.Do you feel you relate to any of your characters?

I relate to nearly all of them, with the exception of the minor characters of Calvin and Lenny Majors, neither of whom I don’t feel much of anything for. Different aspects of myself managed to sneak into most of the book’s major players: Alejandro’s general thoughts, Leila’s attitudes of religion and sexuality, even Blake’s abrasive sense of humor. I’ve been told from neutral readers that the characters all read very differently from each other, yet all I can see is how much of myself is split across their personalities. And yes, that includes Alex’s incessant use of the word “dude.”

5.What do you hope others will take from "Lost on the Edge of Forever"?

I hope readers are entertained, but I also hope they feel even a little of the feeling that, for me, shapes the heart and spirit of the book. It’s the feeling of staring off into the vastness of the universe and feeling something staring back at them – maybe God, maybe the soul of their beloved, maybe the sense of something awakening within – something. It’s not a feeling of reverence or prayer but one of energy and ecstasy: playful, insouciant, yet deeply serious and with a sense of connection between the isolation of one’s own experience and the pull of something great, grand, and awe-inspiring. I make no grandiose claims that the book fully communicated this incredibly exhilarating yet allusive feeling, yet if the reader manages to feel even a sliver of it for a moment while reading, than it will be a success beyond my wildest dreams.

Monday, 9 June 2014

How to date dead guys review

Hey All. Here is a Book reveal for you all. Enjoy!!

How To Date Dead Guys By Ann M Noser.

Series: Under the Blood Moon

Genre: New adult, urban fantasy

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Publication: July 15th, 2014

Cover Reveal: June 2nd, 2014
Blog Tour: July 14th through the 25th, excluding weekends

Cover Artist:

Collage sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mothers sage advice "Don't sleep around, don't burp in public and don't tell anyone you see ghosts" But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river, under Emma's watch, Emma's sheltered life shatters.

Blamed for Mikes death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of shadows  to bring him back.  Under a Blood Moon, she lights candies, she draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to her dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn't the only one.

Instead of rising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead- a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a desperate victim determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can't first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive  Book of shadows, her powers grow but witchcraft might not be enough to protect her from the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims 

Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE  DEAD GUYS will ignite the secret powers hidden deep within each of us. 


                                                 About the author

My to-do list dictates that I try to cram 48 hours of living into a day instead of the usual 24. I've chosen a life filled with animals. I train for marathons with my dog, then go to work as a small animal veterinarian, and finish the day tripping over my pets as I attempt to convince my two unruly children that. YES it REALLY is time for bed. But I can't wait until the house is quiet to write; I have to steal moment throughout the day. Ten minutes here, a half an hour there, I live in my imagination.

Like all busy american mothers, I multi-task. I work out plot holes during runs. Instead of meditating I type madly during yoga stretches. I find inspiration in everyday things: a beautiful smile, a heartbreaking song, or a newspaper article on a political theory. For example, a long drive in the dark listening to an NPR program on the Smiley Face Murders theory made me ask so many questions that I wrote How To Date Dead Guys to answer them to my satisfaction.

 I'd love to have more time to write{and run,read and sleep} but until I find Hermione Granger's time turner, I will juggle life with half written stories in my head. Main characters and plot lines interwine in my cranium, and i need to let my writing weave the tales on paper so I can find out what happens next.