First Lines

13th November, 2012

We’ve all seen the contests for first lines, and many of us have gone crazy trying to make our first lines perfect.
I decided to take a look at a bunch of my favorite books and their first lines.
Let’s see what you think.
Everyone knows I’m perfect—PERFECT CHEMISTRYThey called the world beyond …

Why I Love YA

10th November, 2012

I’ll give you one word: raw.
There’s something fragile and explicit about being a teenager. It’s like every emotion is magnified to the point of it bearing down and paralyzing you. I remember how one kiss could make me float and one forgotten call could bury me in pain.
Reading YA takes …

YA Book Covers

18th October, 2012

It’s no surprise that a vast majority of YA book covers consist of a pretty girl in a pretty dress. Some readers are tired of this trend, but yet, the covers continue.

Mixed in with all the pretty girls, are beautiful artistic covers.

I went to school for graphic design and the …

Amazon Used books

16th October, 2012

I’m not sure when this change happened, but now if you go onto Amazon and click on a book, in some instances you can buy used. While I think this is a great for all us broke folk, I’m worried what it will do to the authors…
From what I know, …