Tag: writing

Sundays Are for Writing #227

This was a decent writing week: I wrote two book reviews, The Viscount Who Vexed Me, by Julia London and The Dueling Duchess, by Minerva Spencer. I also did a little bit of work on my story idea. I need to make some decisions on setting and culture, so I can push through my inertia there.

Happy writing!

Sundays Are for Writing #224

This was a decent writing week: I wrote three book reviews (Warrior Girl Unearthed, The Secret Book of Flora Lea, and The Last One to Fall by Gabriella Lepore, forthcoming), my April reading post, and the best books I read in April post. My job has entered a new stage of crazy, so writing will be challenging for a while, but I’m looking forward to doing more brainstorming on the potential fiction idea.

Happy writing!

Sundays Are for Writing #222

I ended up working an extra day this week—and all five days were mentally exhausting—so I only wrote one book review this week, Pieces of Me, by Kate McLaughlin. (Interesting read, but it struck me as a bit sugar-coated.) I also DNFed three books (again), Where Coyotes Howl, The Dutch Orphan, and Under the Cover of Mercy. The first one, I DNFed because there was no conflict in the first 25%, the second, the POV was too distant for my taste, and the last one, the MC felt a bit haughty and distant.

I also wrote four posts on A Little Bit Greener: Green=peace of mind, Time is greener, Sometimes it’s hard to find the light, and tell them they’re pretty. I honestly didn’t realize I wrote that much this week…I ALSO binge read Kresley Cole’s From the Gave , the final book in the Arcana series, which I love.

I also did a solid bit of brainstorming on the new story idea, so I’m very happy with this week of writing!

Happy writing

Sundays Are for Writing #221

This week, I wrote three book reviews, Silver in the Bone, by Alexandra Bracken, This Isn’t Going to End Well, by Daniel Wallace, and How to Best A Marquess, by Janna MacGregor (that’ll be up tomorrow). I also DNFed four books, including This Isn’t Going to End Well, but it’s for a blog tour, so I wrote a review anyway. Also on the DNF list were The House is On Fire, The Seaside Library, and Blind Spots. I guess nothing measured up to Silver in the Bone, which I read last weekend.

Happy writing!

Sundays Are for Writing #220

This was a solid writing week: I wrote two book reviews, Fateful Words, by Paige Shelton and The Sinister Booksellers of Bath, by Garth Nix. I also wrote three posts over on A Little Bit Greener: taking the time, Gardening is greener, and I discovered. And, I did a tiny bit of brainstorming on the potential new fiction project.

Happy writing!

Book Review: Divine Rivals, by Rebecca Ross   

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Title: Divine Rivals     
Author: Rebecca Ross     
Genre:  Fantasy, YA   
Rating:  4.5 out of 5

After centuries of sleep, the gods are warring again …

All eighteen-year-old Iris Winnow wants to do is hold her family together. With a brother on the frontline forced to fight on behalf of the Gods now missing from the frontline and a mother drowning her sorrows, Iris’s best bet is winning the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette.

But when Iris’s letters to her brother fall into the wrong hands – that of the handsome but cold Roman Kitt, her rival at the paper – an unlikely magical connection forms.

Expelled into the middle of a mystical war, magical typewriters in tow, can their bond withstand the fight for the fate of mankind and, most importantly, love?

This started off a bit slow, but it got going quickly. I would have liked to know a bit more about the history of the culture/the gods and how things ended up quite they were with the war and everything going on, but the not-knowing didn’t detract much from the story. I loved the typewriters and their history! That part was really cool. I liked Iris and Roman a lot, and watching their enemies-to-friends-to-lovers journey was a grand adventure. I can’t wait to read more!

Rebecca Ross lives in Georgia. Divine Rivals is her newest novel.

(Galley courtesy of St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.)

Sundays Are for Writing #219

This has been a great writing week! I wrote four book reviews: Five Fortunes, by Barbara Venkataraman, Once We Were Home, by Jennifer Rosner, Zora Books Her Happy Ever After, by Taj McCoy, and Oxford Star, by Laura Bradbury. I also wrote my March reading post, and my top three books I read in March. I also wrote a post over on A Little Bit Greener. I’m very happy with writing this week!

Happy writing!

Sundays Are for Writing #218

This was a good writing week! I wrote four book reviews: Hotel of Secrets, by Diana Biller, Yours Truly, the Duke, by Amelia Grey, Please, Sorry, Thanks, by Mark Batterson, and When You Wish Upon a Star, by Elizabeth Lim (forthcoming on April 4th). I did a little bit of work over on my other blog, A Little Bit Greener, and I should have a related post up later today there. Also still toying with a fiction idea. I’m very pleased with this week’s writing.

Happy writing!