I’m back with Reading Radar for the New Year!
I have a couple of books to start the year of right …
Inkshares – They Are the Last by Elayna Mae Darcy
Piper Anderson is a girl living in a juvenile detention center, alone and forgotten until her grandmother comes to free her. Piper discovers she is a child of two worlds, with an Alterian mother and a human father. She learns that she can wield an incredible power, and must venture forth to save a world she didn’t know she came from. The best thing about this is Darcy’s lyrical prose, which sets a wonderful mood and theme for the story from the very beginning. The prose is helped by excellent worldbuilding and strong characterization – it’s pretty clear that Darcy brings a lot of experience and emotion to this tale. i really hope the campaign for this book starts up again – I think it will be a good one.
Amazon Promotion – 100 Questions to Ask Your Main Character by Lieze Neven
I got this on Kindle as a free promotion, but unfortunately it seems to have expired. It’s less than $3 US, so it’s still a good deal. Sometimes, books like this might seem lazy – after all, how many books of prompts and questions does a writer really need? But in this case, I think the questions are well thought out. While some questions like “How do you see yourself today and what has led to these views” strike me as awkward and unlikely to hold much bearing in my story, they remind me of the questions that actors try to answer about the characters they play. The best question I’ve seen yet is “If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be?” – that was one I hadn’t asked some of my characters yet. Seasoned writers may not get as much out of this book, but it looks good for beginners.
That’s it for now.
What do you want to read in 2017?
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