Once I began "Ignite the Sun," I couldn't put it down. Howard quenched that classic fantasy adventure structure I'm always thirsty for, but can never seem to find. This story checks all the boxes, including: a mid journey joyful scene around the campfire, training to control powers, a slow burn romance, characters who are not what they seem, along with a myriad of magical creatures that support Siria on her journey to overcome the evil queen and being the light back to power.
This book kept me hooked from the beginning anticipation the catalyst "Choosing Ball," through the characters' travels to join the rebels up north, all the way to the climatic battle back in the castle where it all began. This debut sparkled. ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera
For the urban fantasy, realistic fiction crossover (YA) audience:
Here is a story that is extraordinarily powerful, magical, and relevant as hell! Thank you, thank you, Bethany C. Morrow for describing the holes in this nation in a way that is digestible enough for us escapism devotees. ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera
"The last book on screenwriting that you'll ever need" is right! I I love this book! When I'm writing, I keep my copy with me at all times. Snyder breaks down story structure beat by beat in his own restless and humorous style. Pair this with, Screenplay by Syd Field and you'll really feel inspired to write your manuscript! ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera
This is the perfect book for aspiring novelists! Young writers will feel comforted reading that their favorite authors go through the same writing process struggles as they do! Drawing from her own hilarious experiences, Ally Carter shares creative writing tips from brainstorming basics to query letters. Similar to classics such as Blake Snyder's, "Save The Cat" and Syd Field's, "Screenplay," this is a colorful, comprehensive love letter to the creative process. ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera
Pete is a young mouse with a family treasure hidden at the bottom of the sea. With the help of a professor guarding his own rich achievements, Pete and the Professor build a vehicle strong enough to travel the ocean in search of the treasure. This award-winning illustrator will have little scientists and adults alike wanting to simultaneously go deep sea exploring and draw! ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera