It was cute. Not amazing. The love story felt forced. There were far fewer games or puzzles in this book than there were in the previous installment, which was disappointing, because without the puzzles and with a cringe-y love story, there simply wasn't a lot to keep readers wanting more. The characters showed very little growth or depth and the prose was just okay.
Overall, an adequate follow-up to the Inheritance Games.
And just like that, school is out and summer is here. The nice thing about being a teacher: I get two months off every year to relax and recuperate from the school year. And if you spent all day every day with preteens, you'd need to decompress too. The bad thing about being a teacher: If you don't set specific goals for yourself over the summer, you'll get lazy and nothing will ever get done. Enter, the 65 Days of Summer Writing Challenge. In the past, my summer goal has alw
For years, I wrote only for myself. I hoarded spiral notebooks - three subjects, the perfect thickness - in my bedroom. I covered them with bumper stickers, I wrote every day, nay every hour. Every chance I had. I arrived at math class ten minutes early every morning in high school, pulled my notebook out, and wrote. Song lyrics - I'll always be a sucker for a well written song. Terrible poetry - honestly, just horrible stuff. Short stories Dreams Thoughts - OMG, he is so cut
How did I do? Two out of three ain't bad, right? Still passing. Things I accomplished this week: * I tweeted every day. You can find my twitter page @SKaminskiAuthor. I've mostly been tweeting about #WriteMentor this week. * Speaking of... I successfully got everything submitted to #WriteMentor, This is a program for young adult (YA) and middle grades (MG) authors that pairs an un-agented author (like me) with someone who has successfully found a literary agent, and helps the