Monthly Archives: November 2018

I have the plot bunny disease…..

So I realized that I have the sickness for plot bunny fever. Most of my stories are a surprise idea that I get so often that stop whatever I am doing and start typing it only to discover that I am supposed to be working on my main project. As of right now, I stopped working on my oldest project because I had so many plot bunnies hitting me and I thought would explode. I even changed my storyboards on Pinterest to a secret board. I honestly can’t look at them anymore. I am even thinking of deleting my stories and starting my story ideas anew. 

I am either stressed or overthinking. I might attempt a story once I have an idea worthy enough. Everything I used to look at for inspiration is now useless. I don’t understand what happening maybe I am beginning to question if I was made for writing. Of course, I don’t know since it has always been writing. I really feel like hitting my head against a brick wall. So the next couple weeks, I will be staring at a screen wondering if a new story will rise again. Or is it worth the pain of trying to write? I’m even ignoring the post I wrote a long time ago about inspiration. My inspiration is a blank slate. I feel like blank. I seriously have no inspiration for writing. So the next upcoming weeks, I might or might not be posting. I really need to find out what is happening. Thanks for understanding. 

Don’t Hate Authors Part One

Sunny, why this? Because I am tired of people believing that an author stole a famous author/movie idea. Like the Eragon by Christoper Paolini debate. Did he copy and paste The Lord of the Rings? No. So he didn’t steal it. He was inspired by Tolkien. Like I am inspired by Tolkien, doesn’t mean I am going to copy and paste it. Good grief, people.

Mini Review of Eragon: Epic story because my favorite mystical creature is the dragon is in it. Take How to Train your Dragon, Dragonheart, and Tolkien and combined them together. I don’t understand the hate towards this book. Yes, the author uses elves and dwarves. I just don’t understand it all. It’s not like he completely copied and pasted the story and just changed some of the locations’ names and characters’. You can see the elements of Tolkien in it but some people. Other than that, I plan on reading the next book in the series.

Writers get inspired by stories but they have a unique writing process. Like right now, I noticed one of my stories may have been inspired by The Clerk’s Prologue/Tale in The Canterbury Tales. I am not copying the characters/plot. No. If anything, writers are writing clichés. Don’t point out the famous author’s names in your review, if you are going to hate on a writer.

Writers work on their projects for days, months, and years maybe. And next thing you know, you hate on their book. Sure, you can point out the true audience for that certain book such as rating the violence, romance, or etc. I do that. I am not hating the author. I am just pointing things for when a younger reader decides to read it. Aka safety warnings, nothing more. Nothing else.

Next time, you review a book. Rate the violence, language, and romance. Not rate how an author copied a popular idea. Please. Less hate. Readers are to support authors not to create graves for them.

Thanks for reading!

 

Tales of Tarsurella: Book II review

Title: The Rebellion

Author: Livy Jarmusch

Genre: Christian, Contemporary, Fantasy

Published: May 6th, 2018

Synopsis: Something is brewing. Like the far-off rumble of a train in the distance, a rebellion is stirring. A cry for change arises in the midst of a traditional monarchy, where King Addison has inherited the throne. Who are the underground troublemakers? What is stirring their defiant banner and demand for change?

Notes:

So it has been almost over a year since I was part of The Coronation book blog tour. And now I am finally reading the books. Yep, no judging me here. Thanks.

So I don’t if it’s me or does Asher like the Christian version of Nico from the Percy Jackson series? Hmm.. thought not. Yeah, it just me. Asher is like a marshmallow and all I want to do is hug him.

I love the evolvement of Bridget throughout the book. ❤ Liam and Bridget. Hmm.. 🙂

The struggles that Hope has is basically me. 😛 (Finding her purpose)

When Millie tells Vanessa about Addison {spoiler removed}. It’s hilarious.

The quote can be found on page 126 (paperback edition)

Chasity: “It’s below freezing outside, and much as I love Nic, I’m not going to suffer through frostbite just to go horseback riding. Things have been extremely dull around here the past few months. I’m ready for a good adventure.”

Hanson: “An adventure? In the library?”

Charity: “Why, of course!” “That’s where all adventures begin.”

Me: Thank you, Charity. This is the truth.

Although I love this book and rate it a five. I really felt like Addison and Vanessa have that “perfect relationship”. The only odd thing is the aftermath of that date, they have. {spoiler removed} Their relationship is really fast-paced. The really odd thing ever is the rebellion and then instead of {spoiler removed} they {spoiler removed}. Make so much sense, right? No, it doesn’t.  Now I have to wait for the next book. Ughh.

Rating from 1-5: 5

Rating from 1-10: 8

Thanks for reading, owlnerds!!!

Book review: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Enjoy this book review. Hopefully, more is coming soon on the blog. Fingers crossed.

Disclaimer: **There may have spoilers?? Who knows really?**

So I first discovered Nadine Brandes or either Tashapolis’ or Jessethereader’s channel. I can’t remember which.  I had never heard of her before and was interested when she was soon to publish Fawkes. And I soon subscribed to her Youtube.

Author Bio:

Nadine once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She’s the author of FAWKES and of the award-winning The Out of Time Series. Her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. When she’s not busy writing novels about bold living, she’s adventuring through Middle Earth or taste-testing a new chai. Nadine and her Auror husband are building a Tiny House on wheels. Current mission: paint the world in shalom.

Synopsis:

Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.
Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.
But what if death finds him first?
Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.
The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.
The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.
No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.

My review:

So I just realized it me, it took me to read it in a month. It wasn’t bad, I promise. It just me and forgetting I have an ebook and remembering to read before bed. *disclaimer*

So this is another book, I have to choose for a favorite of this year. In the beginning, it felt like it was slow but it gradually increased in conflict and suspense. I liked how Nadine choose this time period. Although I don’t know much about, it was actually interesting to read in fictional terms. I like how she used each color of a mask and gave them each a certain power for it and genius in itself. Now I really want to learn the history behind the story. It’s really intriguing. And there is Emma. I had my doubts about her, in the beginning, like is going to betray Thomas. Yes? No? She was great, enjoyed how she developed. Then there is his father, I had so high hopes. Why? :/ The white light was an interesting concept. I loved it so much. It really tied together very well.

Rating: Five stars