December 31, 2013

New Years Resolution

My New Year's resolution is to read more books.

And to start watching Supernatural.

I win.

December 30, 2013

Top 6 Books Of 2013

I read a lot. 


Like you, I'm sure. So, instead of writing a blog post on the books I read in 2013, I decided to write one featuring my top 6 reads of 2013. That I can remember. 2013 was a good year for books, and it looks like 2014 will be even better. So, here you go. In no order at all.

1) Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano - These chapter introductions were literally the most beautiful
words I read in 2013. I loved them, and the lyrical writing throughout this book.

2) The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton - One of my very favorite writers. The writing was lush and gorgeous and I really loved the new ideas behind the story. I also loved that the novel is more a book of stories that are not said rather than those that are.

3) Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble - A story that needed to be written. Romantic and scary. I truly loved every word in this book, and eventually found myself in awe of the hope Trumble created throughout.

4) Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas - Honestly, I ate this book like I ate Harry Potter. Enough said.

5) The Book Theif by Markus Zusak - The story. The pictures. The words. I wasn't sure if I would like this one when I started it, but when I finished it a few days later I didn't want to leave. This is a story that stays with you, and I cried.

6) Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry - A book about zombies taught me what it means to be human. That alone is an amazing thing, but I also loved the story and the world Maberry created in this book. The entire series is excellent, but this first one is my favorite. Also, the ending of Dust & Decay, the second book in the series, killed me.

 There you go! What were your favorite reads of 2013? What books are you looking forward to in 2014? I can't wait to read Andrew Smith's Grasshopper Jungle! Also, Ignite Me. 

December 23, 2013

Spine Poetry

Across a star-swept sea, 
lost voices 
the gathering dark. 
These broken stars 
never fade. 
For darkness shows the stars 
every day-
unbreakable. ‪

December 21, 2013

Feature Story

This past week I was featured on the front page of the Troy High School newspaper. This is awesome, you guys! How cool!? The article, found HERE on their site, talks about the event we did a few weeks ago at the local Barnes and Noble. It was a great event, and the students from Troy High are beyond smart and amazing. What's more is that they love books just as much as me, so we had a lot to talk about. 

Also, be sure to ask your local Barnes and Noble (or any bookstore) to stock the new Light of the Moon: Special Edition!

December 18, 2013


You read it! Light of the Moon: Special Edition is now available! Check it out! It has an amazing matte cover and exclusive extras on the inside INCLUDING a short story.

December 16, 2013

Light of the Moon: Special Edition - In Stores Soon!

Plus, in this Special Edition there are exclusive bonus extras! 
The Light of the Moon playlist is featured along with really cool discussion questions AND Magda's short story, The Witch's Curse, is in the back! Basically, you get two stories in one! Awesome.

December 3, 2013

Light of the Moon: Special Edition

So. Big news.

In just about a week (hopefully), Light of the Moon will be rereleased into the wild as a special edition book available for purchase INSIDE Barnes and Noble stores (and other retailers across the country). I'm pretty excited about this!

Light of the Moon: Special Edition will feature exclusive bonus content including the Light of the Moon playlist, exclusive short stories, and discussions questions. It will be available to be stocked in Barnes and Noble and other book stores if asked to be stocked, so I'll let you know when it's available! You'll still be able to purchase the older edition, and that one will stay available.