Discussion: Long, Descriptive Books vs Short, Simple Books

I just finished Nick Cutter’s horror novel, Little Heaven. It was amazing. Expected this to be dropped fairly early into reading, but it slapped me and caught my utmost attention instead.

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Safe to say this is a book I’ll always remember, but this isn’t a book review. One thing made me rate this lower than what I wanted to rate it from beginning to end, the long explanations.

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Why YA Needs to Portray Healthy Relationships

I think the title speaks for itself. Anushka speaks on an issue that I have to agree with. Young adult titles seem to be in a stagnant position currently, with diversity being one aspect of it improving. That is my thought on why relationships aren’t as loving as they could or should be in a lot of YA novels.

Take a look Anushka’s perspective if you’re interested.

Going Through Books

Today is time for another discussion =D

I’m about to write about the importance of portraying healthy relationships in YA. The reason why I’m writing about YA, is because I feel the lack of healthy relationships in YA, much more than in the adult genre. Sure, sometimes adult books mess up too and portray something unhealthy or incorrectly, but I feel that to be a common occurrence in young adult books. So here is my discussion!

Familial Relationships

YA disturbingly lacks the portrayal of healthy, regular familial relationships, in its quest to write about broken, sad, or desolate family lives. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve picked up a YA book and it turns out that the family is broken or their is no family life of the characters. Of course, I’m in no way belittling people who actually have such families, but I would 

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Thursday’s Thoughts: Socioeconomic Status & The Book (Blogging) Community

Breeny from Breeny’s Books delved into a topic that is quite prevalent in the book blogging community. Some people have the financial stability to participate in bookish activities: hauls, conventions, other events, arcs, purchasing books in general. I’m one that doesn’t have the position to do all those, so I understand and see it from a different angle.

Check out Breeny’s thoughts below and click the link for more!

Shout Out To All Those That Love To Read #amreading #bookbloggers

Author, Kim Knight would some help from book bloggers on reviewing some books. Check out her post below and click the link to see her full post!

Author, Kim Knight

 

I love books

Thank you to all you wonderful book lovers that follow me, without you us authors would be doomed.  I love to read, sometimes my love for reading and writing battle with each other for my time. Today my son is unwell, so I’ll  be on the sofa with him relaxing and reading all day. I’m reading a lovely historical romance by Sara Ackerman.  I hope to finish  it today. I’ve also got some page turning steamy erotica lined up by Ava Sterling to get through, as I nurse my little soldier back to good health.

Right now I’m seeking honest reviews for a few of my books, the blurbs are below.  This is a shout out to all book bloggers, reviewers and anyone who loves to read. If anything takes your fancy to read below, let me know I’ll gift you a free copy and forever be grateful…

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What Book Should I Read Next?

I figured I’d let others help me choose what to read after I finish Nick Cutter’s Little Heaven. I know the last two are kind of long; I couldn’t really shorten them. I literally chose three books of different genres and went with what held some interest, so hopefully the one chosen is some heat. 

Check out the books and synopses below:


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Author: Vic James

Genre: Fantasy

“In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power — and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters — the magical elite — you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old, and you’ll never get through them. Do them young, and you’ll never get over them.

This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. In its glittering milieu move the all-powerful Jardines and the everyday Hadleys. The families have only one thing in common: Each has three children. But their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful than the human spirit.”

      – Goodreads


The Memory of You by Catherine West

Author: Catherine West

Genre: Romance

“Thirteen years ago, Natalie lost a part of herself when her twin sister died. Will traveling back to the family winery finally put the memory to rest, or will it completely destroy her?

When Natalie Mitchell learns her beloved grandfather has had a heart attack, she’s forced to return to their family-owned winery in Sonoma, something she never intended to do. She’s avoided her grandparents’ sprawling home and all its memories since the summer her sister died—the awful summer Natalie’s nightmares began. But the winery is failing, and Natalie’s father wants her to shut it down. As the majority shareholder, she has the power to do so.

And Natalie never says no to her father.

Tanner Collins, the vintner on Maoilios, is trying to salvage a bad season and put the Mitchell family’s winery back in business. When Natalie Mitchell shows up, Tanner sees his future about to be crushed. Natalie intends to close the gates, unless he can convince her otherwise. But the Natalie he remembers from childhood is long gone, and he’s not so sure he likes the woman she’s become. Still, the haunted look she wears hints at secrets he wants to unearth. He soon discovers that on the night her sister died, the real Natalie died too. And Tanner must do whatever it takes to resurrect her.

But finding freedom from the past means facing it.”

      – Goodreads (longest synopsis ever)


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Author: Boris Akunin

Genre: Historical Mystery

“Moscow, 1891. The new Governor General of Siberia has been secreted away on a train from St. Petersburg to the former Russian capital. A blizzard rages outside as a mustachioed official climbs aboard just outside the city; with his trademark stutter, he introduces himself as State Counsellor Erast Fandorin. He then thrusts a dagger inscribed with the initials CG into the general’s heart, and tearing off his mustache, escapes out the carriage window.

The head of the Department of Security soon shows up at the real Fandorin’s door and arrests him for murder. The only way to save his reputation is to find CG–and the mole within the government who is feeding the dangerous group information. Can Fandorin survive corruption among his fellow officials, the fearlessness of an unknown enemy, and the advances of a sultry young nihilist with his morals intact?”

            – Goodreads


If you’ve read any of these or heard of the authors, let me know. I always welcome recommendations, too.