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4 Awesome Starter Books You Should Read

26 Apr

These four awesome books were originally listed on a static page (like the pages above), but I figured it was out of place there and should have a home with the rest of my book recommendations.

So I’ve decided to make a post of it.

I call them “starter books” for lack of a better term (if you know of one, let me know!). Three are the first books in their respective series; one of the books being not part of a series, but an introduction into the kinds of books the author writes.

The Thief By: Megan Whalen Turner
The Thief is the first book in a fantasy quartet. The thief in question is the main character, Eugenides (nicknamed Gen). It’s tough with a series like this to review a single book. There are so many plot twists that I’m not quite sure what I’m giving away. There are thieves, political intrigue, love, and more, all set in an ancient Greek/Byzantine-like setting. The stories revolve around the countries of Eddis, Attolia, and Sounis and all involve Gen. Interestingly, they’re all written in different points of view which allows for an in-depth look into Gen’s character.  I read the books slightly out of sequence, but they’re amazing in any order.

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Friday’s Child By: Georgette Heyer
Georgette Heyer’s historical romances are different from every other historical romance. I admit to Continue reading

Stop, Thief!

6 Nov

Author’s Note: I was feeling uninspired, I really wanted to write something; a story, a scene, anything…but I wasn’t feeling it. Then I got roped into going shopping (normally something I enjoy, but I wasn’t in the mood) and this happened. I apologize if the story sounds ridiculous, but you know what they say, “Reality is stranger than fiction.”

Lori trailed behind her friend, Christine, as they entered the store.

Lori was not in the mood of shopping. She’d planned on a night in – just her, some popcorn, and Johnny Depp. But Christine had called her in a panic. She had a party, but no dress, and would Lori please, pretty please, help her pick one out?

As Christine pulled dresses off the rack, Lori sighed to herself. She was a great friend. The very best.

“What do you think?” Christine asked, holding up a little black number.

Lori surveyed it. “Can’t hurt to try it on.”

“My thoughts exactly.”

They wandered the shop for some time.

“Hey, Christine, take a look at this,” Lori called.

Christine ambled over, both arms laden with dresses. “Pretty,” she said.

Lori reached out to check if it was the right size, but the dress was snatched from her before she could pick it up.

“What the -?”

A young guy was walking away from them, the dress and a purse clutched in his hands, as he threaded his way through the store.

Lori and Christine looked at each other. Lori’s heart beat a bit faster. “You don’t think…”

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What Genre do YOU Live In?

3 Oct

In the Dead of Night: Take I

It was late. Around three in the morning. She should have gone to bed hours ago. Instead, Dara had stayed up watching – The Shining, of all movies.

Bad move.

Home alone, in the dead of night, one should not be watching horror films. The house was dark and creaked as it settled in the nighttime. She chided herself for being spooked. She wasn’t a child anymore; there was no reason to be afraid of shadows or weird noises. She’d made sure the house was locked up tight. And the boogeyman was not hiding in her closet.

To prove to herself that she had nothing to fear, Dara didn’t bother to turn on the lights when she reached her bedroom. Habit and the faint glow of the streetlight that seeped into the room guided her. She slipped into pajamas and turned to check the windows one more time.

She froze. Continue reading