YA Best Books of October 2014!

It’s the middle of the month already so I think it’s time to let you all know what are the book shakers of the month.

    

1. My True Love Gave To Me

2. Damsel Distressed

3. Glory O’Brien’s History

4. Cure for Dreaming

5. Fall

A book I  strongly recommend for you to read for October! 

 

 

Love hurts…

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams.

Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . . .

A chilling account of unrelenting passion, Caroline Kepnes’s You is a perversely romantic thriller that’s more dangerously clever than any you’ve read before.

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Authors, don’t feel sorry for yourselves.

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This post is inspired by an author who isn’t that popular but then she apologised to her readers for creating a terrible book.

Dearest Authors,

It has come to my attention that some authors are very very sensitive and they tend to apologise for not creating a masterpiece. Authors, you shouldn’t give a damn. It’s your work and you should be proud of it, I can’t even write 10 chapters, but you were able to write your own book and had the damn to let the whole damn world read it. That’s guts and you should be very proud of yourselves.

Don’t bury your head in pillows just because the majority hate/dislike your book. There’s always going to be that one reader who will support you every step of the way. Don’t let one or a hundred negative reviews get you down. A lot of those topnotch authors like Colleen Hoover, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Mitch Albom, Cassie Clare, J.K. Rowling receive the harshest reviews, you should be grateful with your own creation. Be proud. Stand tall. Don’t let this discourage you.

Marketing is a challenge. And it also seems impossible for newbie authors. Stephanie Perkins (Author of Anna and The French Kiss series) thought she would never be who she is now, but look at her. She thought her book would die down and just be another novel to be read. She didn’t care, she didn’t expect. Yes, she hoped and that’s all you have to do.

The reason you are feeling that doubt in you is because you expect something dynamic to happen. Don’t expect. You hope and do your best. That’s about what you should do once you publish a story. I’m a book reviewer, but I can’t write stories, I tried using FictionPress and it did not work for me.

So don’t apologise for making a bad book. There is no such thing. There will negative reviews, conflicts, but deal with them properly. Actually, these negative reviews help you improve so appreciate every bit of them. There is no use in moping around bawling “WHY DO THEY HATE MY BOOK? I’M SO SORRY FOR CREATING A SHITTY STORY. I’LL DO BETTER.”

Deepest regards,

Chyna N.

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ARC Review: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Source: From the publisher
Format: advance copy
Series: Trial by Fire #1
Category:  Young Adult
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, adventure
Ratings:  1 star

Purchase on Amazon  | Barnes & Noble 

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily’s other self in this alternate universe.

What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.

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Fun Instagram HASHTAGS

I’ve been having so much fun with instagram lately. Most of the people I’m following are bloggers who have photography skills. I’m  so in love with their feed I had to share some of their hashtags and photos. Join the fun! And don’t forget to follow these ladies!

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Design review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies. 

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

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