Friday, October 11, 2019

On This Age of Nostalgia

One of the biggest gripes about Hollywood today is that there doesn't seem to be much new being released. Everything is a sequel or a retelling or a remake of something already made before. In the literary world, retellings of classics and fairy tales are very popular. (I mean I'm writing one so there's that.) Have we run out of ideas? Are all of these redos clogging up the theaters and bookshelves and stopping new fresh ideas from coming out? Is it cheap to profit off of nostalgia?

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A Book Review of The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber

In a world where skycams follow your every move and the details of your life are uploaded each hour, Sofi knows that her eyes are the only caring ones watching her brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, she works behind the scenes to protect Shilo as he competes in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb destroys the gaming arena, she is helpless to rescue him--and certain that his disappearance was no accident. Despite all the evidence of Shilo's death, Sofi 's nightmares tell her he is still alive. Could the dreams be truer than what everyone else claims?
For Miguel--a charming young playboy from Earth--the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets. In the aftermath of the bombing, he fears he has lost Sofi forever, even as he wonders if she is really who she seems. Now he's a target for blackmail. The game is simple: help the blackmailers or lose more than anyone can fathom--or than Earth can afford.

Series: Sofi Snow (Book 1)

Genre: YA Science-Fiction 
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 6, 2017)
Page Count: 352 pages

I've heard great things about this book for years and I finally snagged a copy! The first time I tried to buy it at Realm Makers, it was sold out! So I knew it had to be good!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Writing Lessons from Anime: Fruits Basket 2019

I loved the first version of this anime that come out in the early 2000s but I’m surprised to say that I love Fruits Basket 2019 even more. It’s more loyal to the manga and it’s going to last far longer! This anime is one of my top favorites. It’s so heartwarming and it’s made me cry multiple times. 

For those of you who haven’t seen it Fruits Basket centers around a high school student named Tohru Honda who recently lost her mom to a car accident. When she doesn’t want to inconvenience her distant family members by staying with them she decides to live on her own in a tent until she encounters Shigure, Yuki, and Kyo Sohma who offer to let her stay with them.  She uncovers their mysterious secret: they are cursed with the animals of the zodiac which they transform into whenever they’re hugged by someone of the opposite sex. 

Warning: Minor spoilers. Bigger ones in point 5.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Language of Worlds September-October 2019 Edition!

I'm participating in Liv's bi-monthly link-up again and this month Aska is joining us to answer some questions! She's one of my side characters from Silver Hood. More about her in her bio. If you'd like to join in on the fun hop on over to Liv's website

Friday, September 27, 2019

Monthly Wanderings: September 2019

September was a pretty insane month between going out of town twice and tackling a new writing job on top of everything else! But I made some amazing memories.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Disney/Fall Florida Trip 2019 Report!

This was such a wonderful trip! I'm writing this before my flight home, so I'm still riding the hype! Project Magic Kingdom Hearts plus a spontaneous trip to Animal Kingdom and then video games! Squee!