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FIRST DRAFT: A book or series you’ve never read before
I’ve never read Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, even though I LOVE her other books. My cousin suggested it to me a million years ago, but I’ve never gotten around to it, and now there’s literally three books on my desk that I need to read and I’M RUNNING OUT OF TIIIIIME
SECOND DRAFT: A book or series you didn’t like as much the second time you read it
I loved The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen the first time I read it, and even though this whole trilogy still has a special place in my heart, reading it a second time revealed some… juvenile plot points that left me a little disappointed. I know it’s a children’s book- but that doesn’t mean you can get away with silly storylines.
FINAL DRAFT: A book or series you’ve liked for a really long time
The Ugly Princess and The Wise Fool by Margaret Gray has stood the test of time. This book will never not be an incredible work of art. The thing about books like this is that they’re not trying to be serious, and by being purposefully ridiculous, they succeed in being witty and esteemed.
KILLING OFF YOUR CHARACTERS: A book or series that made you cry
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has a solid grip on my heart. I’m a huge advocate of female characters that are strong without sacrificing their personality, femininity, or mind. Katniss fits the bill, and so do the rest of the female characters- like Rue and Johanna. But more importantly, this story is about r e a l e m o t i o n s. It’s about a young person dealing with the grit, and having to deal with it for the rest of their life.
PLOT HOLES: A book or series that disappointed you
Look at how beautiful the cover of Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts is. Look at it. And that tag- “sworn to no one”. Amazing! Such potential!! I can still see the shining vision of a group of bastard children rebelling against the kingdom because they’re not sworn to the throne!! IT COULD HAVE BEEN AMAZING.
AND IT WAS AWFUL. IT WAS HORRIBLE. I COULD HARDLY FINISH IT (but I did, because I paid money for it).
WRITER’S BLOCK: A book or series you never finished
I read all of Starglass by Phoebe North, not knowing it was part of series, and hoping the whole time that the story would get better. IT DIDN’T. Nice name, mediocre cover, but the sToRY diDN’T evEN fEeL liKE a SpACE sToRY. Sure you’re on a spaceship. But this is not a sci-fi novel. It’s just about a girl who doesn’t really want to get married, and her father’s a drunk, and lots of kissing. TMI. NECSS*
*Not Enough Cool Spacey Stuff
FEEDBACK: A book or series you’d recommend to anyone and everyone
There are some books that I love, but I wouldn’t recommend them to everyone. But then there’s Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, which I would recommend to every. single. person. in the entire world. It is the height of fiction to me, and I hold this novel in the highest regard. The story is beautiful, the writing poetic, the characterization gripping. READ IT.
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