It’s blog time. I had to recently think about and write down my top ten addictions for an amazing blogger and editor who spent hours upon hours of fixing my hot mess of a manuscript. Only, I thought she meant fiction addictions! I thought it would be a perfect thing to share with you all as well. One of the selections is not young adult, I will admit, but I have hug fiction crush on one of the characters. The Faefever is not for the young, at all its very mature content, but I love Jerricho Barrons enough to include it. And I think Dani is my all-time favorite characters as well.
As for the rest of my selection, I have been vigorously, well as vigorous as I have time too, reading young adult novels that are similar in nature to my own books. I love mythology retellings, anything Fantasy and I’m digging all the new fairytale twists. Every once in a while, I’ll even pick up a vampire series. There were so many I loved it was hard to decide. And trust me it might even change down the road!
I want to discuss my top three; starting with the Runes series by Ednah Walter. I actually found this book at my local library and fell in love. Torin and Raine have a relationship that makes you want to read more and the Norse mythology made it even more interesting. Ednah is an amazing writer and she is definitely on my list of authors I one day want to be like. Her writing is literally that good. Her first book of the series is even for free right now! I’ll link it below.
The immortal Descendants by April White was another page turning that had me on the edge of my seat with each new book. This one was a time travel series and had a different take on special abilities such as shapeshifting and vampires. Saira’s personality and toughness had me wishing I was like her. And Archer’s devotion made me really wish I was like her. April white did a splendid job creating a world of action, suspense and high stakes that made me crave the next book. I highly recommend it!
Lastly, the Gatekeeper’s Daughter and Descent are a close tie. They were both very good Greek mythological retellings. I put Gatekeepers daughter first because the story between the two main characters, Therese and Thanos seemed like a real relationship with very real issues. Well, for the most part. I mean we can’t all be gods! But I really enjoyed it. I read it after I wrote Acceptance and realized Eva Pohler and I used similar characters. Although, my book is wrapped around some Greek and some Egyptian mythology and hers is just Greek. She did a excellent job on building her story. I liked how she introduced new Greek characters and wrapped them into the story. As for Descent by L.A Starkey she made me throughout the book fall in love with the two brothers in her books as well. I found myself feeling for the character because I was in my head going, “Damn, girl who are going to choose?” The story did end a little abruptly and it left me wanting to know more, but it was still a great story, that is on my top faves and I highly, highly recommend picking it up!!
The rest if you feel the need to pick up some new literature I give them thumbs up as well.
I will provide links to my top 4 below if you are interested in purchasing!
Top ten addictions
1. Runes series by Ednah Walters
2. Immortal Descendants by April white
3. Gatekeepers Daughter by Eva Pohler
4. Descent by L.A Starkey
5. The Legend of the Blue Eyes by Kristin McMichael
6. The Immortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
7. The Giver by Lois Lowry (always my favorite time of the school year)
8. Sand Runner by Vera Brooks
9.(On the adult side) Fae Fever by Karen Marie Moning
10. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Until next time,
After writing this blog, Ednah Walter’s passed away. She was truly an inspiration to us other authors and I am truly sad that the world has lost such an amazing writer. Ednah yo