August 2017

  • Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer
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    Deadly Mists and Female Warriors

    When you have a story you don't want to let go of, it's quite hard to say goodbye to it. This is exactly the impression Heart of Mist had on me.

    A world surrounded by a deadly mist which leaves everyone at risk, but the true enemy might be within their boundaries? One world which contains badass female warriors that have a strict system of combat and power? The world where everything is never perfect and each character deals with their own struggles, no matter their age? COUNT ME IN.

    I love the journey we took with Bleak and how much she changed throughout the novel and how prevalent the change is. The other point of views (yep, there are multiple and they were all brilliant) all took their own personal journies as well and my favorite perspective was Dash. I have such a theory surrounding Dash and it's making me excited and giddy and I hope it's right. I WILL BE SO SHOCKED IF IT IS RIGHT.

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  • Character Confessions
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    Beautiful People

    Beautiful People is a writing blog meme hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further. They post questions at the beginning of the month to do with characters in everyone's current WIP. This month's questions are about characters this time and you'll be hearing from the three main characters in A Mirror of Smoke. Each of them are like my brain children (well they did spawn from my mind) and I can't wait to share their stories with you.

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  • The Month of Camp NaNo
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    July Recap & August Plans

    This month was a bit of a busy one which was to be expected. From participating in Camp NaNoWriMo all the way to the last minute decision to join in BookTube-A-Thon, I had a pretty busy month.

    It's definitely taught me a lot about time management and how I can better schedule myself in the further months to come. I did make an improvement to the amount I read, from one to two! I've almost finished Crooked Kingdom so I could include it in this but I won't. I do slightly blame my low read count due to Camp since it was my main priority this month. But now that it's August, my main focus is reading (and finishing this first draft).

    I do slightly blame my low read count due to Camp since it was my main priority this month. But now that it's August, my main focus is reading (and finishing this first draft).

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