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Book review of The Jewel: Has the makings of greatness, but ultimately underdeveloped

Book Review of The Jewel by Amy Ewing Book Description The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty—but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet is destined for the Jewel. She is trained as a surrogate for the royalty and is bought by the Duchess of the Lake at […]

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Binge-worthy book series: The Selection by Kiera Cass

I recently tweeted this: I binge book series like I binge TV.   I struggle to find my way back to reality until I’ve completed the series. Well, that tweet was because of a book series in particular. The Selection by Kiera Cass. In the case of this review, I’m going to give a review […]

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How An Editor Sees It (#10queries)

I am taking part in an awesome event for writers called Pitch to Publication. It’s run by Samantha Fountain, and she’s amazing for setting this up. In short, this event matches writers with editors and agents with the goal of selling a manuscript at the end. The first part of this event is the selection […]

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Book Review: Endgame: The Calling by James Frey

Twelve ancient cultures were chosen millennia ago to represent humanity in Endgame, a global game that will decide the fate of humankind. Endgame has always been a possibility, but never a reality…until now. Twelve meteorites have just struck Earth, each meteorite containing a message for a Player who has been trained for this moment. At […]

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