Annie Recommends // Books for Spring

Where my university is at in North Carolina, we've been through one hell of a spring.  The weather has been swinging back and forth like a pendulum: last week, it was freezing and windy on Monday, but sunny and 75 and Friday.  We're not quite sure what's up with Mother Nature, but the temperatures have … Continue reading Annie Recommends // Books for Spring

What Annie Read // Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Published January 31st, 2017 Flatiron Books Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Stephanie Garber Goodreads Synopsis: Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and … Continue reading What Annie Read // Caraval by Stephanie Garber

What Annie Read // The Lone City Trilogy by Amy Ewing

The Lone City Trilogy by Amy Ewing Published by HarperTeen Find The Jewel On // Amazon // Goodreads Find The White Rose On // Amazon // Goodreads Find The Black Key On // Amazon // Goodreads Goodreads Synopsis of The Jewel: The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the … Continue reading What Annie Read // The Lone City Trilogy by Amy Ewing

Popular Books that Annie Disliked

One misconception I've discovered as a reader, reviewer, and blogger is that I'm supposed to love every book I read.  When I peruse blogs or scroll through my Instagram feed, there is an overwhelming majority of positive reviews, especially surrounding new releases and books everyone else seems to love. Positivity is a good and welcome … Continue reading Popular Books that Annie Disliked

Annie Recommends // Books for Your Harry Potter House

Today I'm reviving an Annie Likes Words classic: the Harry Potter Book Recommendation.  Last summer, I shared book recommendations based on which Harry Potter house you're a member of (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin) and y'all loved them!  So I'm listening to the voice of the people and reprising one of my favorite posts. Related Post: … Continue reading Annie Recommends // Books for Your Harry Potter House

What Annie Read // The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton Published February 6th, 2018 Disney-Hyperion I received a copy of The Belles through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Dhonielle Clayton Goodreads Synopsis: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a … Continue reading What Annie Read // The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Annie is Looking for Beta Readers!

Asy'all know, I've been working on a young adult thriller novel since the beginning of time.  (It was actually August 2016, but it feels like I've been working on it since the beginning of time.)  This little project of mine was the brainchild of an independent study I completed my senior year of high school and … Continue reading Annie is Looking for Beta Readers!

What Annie Read // Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston

Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston Published September 2nd, 2017 Self-Published I received a copy of Lorna versus Laura in exchange for an honest review. Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Cynthia Hilston Goodreads Synopsis: Ever since a tragic accident took the lives of her parents, grief-stricken and lonely Lorna Ashford has buried herself by destroying … Continue reading What Annie Read // Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston

What Annie Read // My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows Published June 7th 2016 HarperTeen Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Cynthia Hand // Brodi Ashton // Jodi Meadows Goodreads Synopsis: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather … Continue reading What Annie Read // My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

Annie Debunks Common Writing Advice

As a young writer, people are often all to eager to give me advice.  My age and desired profession give off the idea that I'm young and naïve and have very little perspective on "making it big" as a writer.  To an effect, they're right: I am young, I am somewhat naïve, but I'd like … Continue reading Annie Debunks Common Writing Advice