Accepting Rejection – Book Wise

By: Clover Brooks Ah yes… the one thing authors dread the most (other than tripping and falling over writer’s block). Rejection. (Not relationship rejection, mind you. Book rejection. Let’s clear that up right now, haha). I just experienced this recently as I received yet another rejection letter for the first book in my original series,…

Farworld

Farworld by Jay Scott Savage Reviewed by K. Cushing Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 Content Warnings: None Even though thirteen-year-old Marcus Kanenas is confined to a wheelchair, he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer. In fact, his favorite dream is of a world far away a world where magic is as common as air, where…

UVU Writing Camp!

Interested in a great writing camp opportunity? At UVU, Jennifer Jenkins is teaching a week-long writing camp! How cool is that? The course will cover almost everything from how authors get their ideas, to plotting, to story structure, to how to create well-rounded and realistic characters, to building worlds, and so much more! If you’re…

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Reviewed by Katya Pilkington Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 Content Warnings: None As the eldest of three, Sophie Hatter had accepted that it was not her place to seek her fortune. When the Witch of the Waste curses the young hat-maker into an old woman, Sophie leaves her quiet life…

Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green Reviewed by K. Cushing Amazon Rating: 4.2/5 CONTENT WARNINGS: NONE Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life- dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-…

13 Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Reviewed by Amber Neville Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 Content Warnings: Swearing, sexual harassment, sexual assault, Mention of suicide, mentions of alcoholic drinks You can’t stop the future.  You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home…

“Keep it hush-hush” – Writing Secrets

By: Clover Brooks So, you’re here because your character needs a secret, huh? I don’t blame you. (Confession: I honestly researched this topic for myself and felt like I needed to make a blog post out of the stuff I found. It was priceless and I thought you guys would love it!) First, what is…

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Submitted and Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.4/5 CONTENT WARNING: SWEARING AND GRAPHIC VIOLENCE After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s…

The Romantics

The Romantics by Leah Konen Submitted and Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 Content Warning: Swearing Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’…

Get Rid of Writers/Readers Block!

By: Clover Brooks Let’s face it, we’ve all experienced some sort of block in our lives. Whether if we’re a writer, just trying to get a book off the ground, or a reader who just can’t seem to find the right book. Trust me when I say this, I’ve been there. And I’ve done that….