Interview with Novel19 Debut Author Rosiee Thor of Tarnished are the Stars, available 10/15/19!

Welcome friends to my fourth author interview as a part of my Novel19 Class! This year I wanted to do something to help boost new author voices and stories, and this is a project that I am really excited about! For more information about my Novel19 Class and the other five books that I’ve chosen, please check out my announcement post.

“I wrote Tarnished for myself. I wrote it for the teen version of myself who didn’t know she could be aromantic, asexual, and also queer; I wrote it for the version of myself who existed while I was writing the book–so afraid of my own identity and of writing it wrong; and I also wrote it for the version of myself I hadn’t met yet, the version that exists now who is confident in her identity and proud to have written about it. Identity is a journey, not a destination, and this book made this leg of the journey possible. I hope it helps others on their own identity journeys and makes them feel like they belong.”

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The Babysitter’s Coven (The Babysitter’s Coven #1) by Kate Williams | ARC Review

A quick note before we dive in: as a reviewer, I strive to be critical yet respectful because I know how much work goes into writing a book. I prescribe to the belief that no two readers read the same book and make an effort to highlight positives about the book, be clear about the reasons why I didn’t enjoy it, and to the extent possible share who may enjoy it. I originally was going to rate this 2 stars, but after sorting through my feelings and writing my review I realized I personally cannot recommend this book. I think there have got to be better witchy reads out there without harmful stereotypes and creepy adult behavior for teens to read.

Believe me, no one is sadder than I am that this book didn’t work for me. The cover is absolutely eye-catching and “Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is a phrase I didn’t know I needed until I heard it. I wanted to love this book and it was one of my most anticipated Fall releases. But unfortunately, I was left wanting for character development and worldbuilding and found the narrative at times questionable and uncomfortable.

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Interview with Novel19 Debut Author Liz Kerin of The Phantom Forest, available 7/16/19!

Welcome friends to my third author interview as a part of my Novel19 Class! This year I wanted to do something to help boost new author voices and stories, and this is a project that I am really excited about! For more information about my Novel19 Class and the other five books that I’ve chosen, please check out my announcement post.

“If you’re into epic journeys across fantastical lands, enemies-to-friends-to-something-more, and strong sibling relationships, this is a story for you! If I’m being honest, I wrote this for myself. I created a world I knew I would want to immerse myself in.”

Today I am so excited to have Liz Kerin on the blog to talk about her debut fantasy novel The Phantom Forest, which will be published by Inkshares on July 16, 2019! Keep reading to learn about how The Phantom Forest began as a 12-year old’s short story, Liz’s path to publication, and about our combined love of the Buffyverse.

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Interview with Novel19 Debut Author Claire Eliza Bartlett of We Rule the Night, available now!

Welcome friends to my second author interview as a part of my Novel19 Class! This year I wanted to do something to help boost new author voices and stories, and this is a project that I am really excited about! For more information about my Novel19 Class and the other five books that I’ve chosen, please check out my announcement post.

Today I am really excited to have Claire Eliza Bartlett on the blog, whose debut fantasy novel We Rule the Night was be published on April 2, 2019! I’m really excited to share our conversation about how going to a metal concert was her introduction to the Night Witches, her path to publishing, and how people like me can live their dreams of living abroad.

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