Monday, May 3, 2010

House of Night: Marked Review

I finished House of Night last night. I like the concept of vampyres being spiritual and I love the Goddess tie-in. I felt like it was a lot of build-up for a pretty quick wrap up though. The dialogue was pretty realistic. I'm still not clear on why vampyres are going to finishing school though. There were some interesting loose ends, so I'll likely read the next one.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Heather Brewer is truly amazing

If you're a fan of 8th Grade Bites, I'm here to tell you I met Heather Brewer and she was amazing. Not only is she a gifted writer and I do recommend you get her books but she is also focused on her fans. Check out her website, she gives out really cool bling to minions. Also, she spent a lot of time giving this humble aspiring author encouragement and advice when I ran into her at the RT Booklovers Convention in Columbus this weekend. Check out her website at

If you're here for the first time please check out my first three posts and provide feedback! Especially if you're between the ages of 10 and 16.

Completed Young Adult Novel: Ada Road

With a single phone call, everything changed. Even her name.

When Ursula Apple finds out her mother kidnapped her from her father and her name is really Sarah Kurzinsky, she thinks her life has been blown apart. Then she has to leave everything she's ever known to keep that same Mother out of jail. Ursula’s barely over the shock of learning the truth about her past when she’s whisked off to a bungalow colony in New York to live with her new family by her real Father, Al. He's a teacher in Manhattan who runs the coffee shop in the summer at his family’s Jewish resort— and he’s spent the last 13-years frantically searching for his missing daughter.

As Al deals with the reality of losing a baby and finding a teenager, Ursula navigates a strange new world where fish is a breakfast food, Hebrew words are oddly comforting and little old ladies can be lethal. Years of secrets are exposed and new friends lead to changing loyalties. Ultimately, Ursula must choose whether she’ll return to her Mother in Ohio or follow her original destiny in New York.

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