Movie Mashup Monday: Wizards in Black
Thanks to the wonderful online social media site that is Pinterest
, I’ve got some movie mashup gems for everyone today. Pinning my favorite young adult books, new artists and fun fashion trends is all well and good, but I really get stoked about certain pins to do with subjects like The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and of course, Harry Potter. I got so excited about a couple recent finds and can’t wait to share. Harry Potter lovers… this one’s for you….
Review Shout Out!
On a different note, I was very humbled by the thoughtful review left by Bret Stewart on Amazon for The Labyrinth Wall
. I just wanted to give a shout and say thank you to Bret for taking the time to share his honest thoughts and say some really kind things about the book. It means the world to Authors when readers give their truthful and encouraging feedback.
Here’s some of what Bret had to say:
“As Araina comes to realize there is something beyond the walls of the Labyrinth, she seeks to escape. She meets friends and enemies along the way that are somewhat typical fantasy fare: the smirking good/bad boy who will probably end up being the love interest, the white-clad folk hero, the master swordsman, a bevy of questers who come in various shades of good, and the evil villains. The book does not suffer for all its common tropes. The characters are interesting and seem realistic, the story is emotive right from the start, and not all the good guys survive. One of my pet peeves is the book wherein the protagonists are repeatedly faced with nearly insurmountable odds and survive with everyone intact. I am not looking for a massacre of the good guys or anything, but the death of one or more adds to the sense of danger and realism.
Once you read this book, you’ll be wanting more, and more is on the way. Girdner is hard at work on the second book already. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys YA, dystopian-apocalyptic, fantasy, quest tales, adventure, a well-detailed setting with lots of mysterious places to explore, a book about survival in a holocaust-like world, or any mixture thereof. I will be waiting for the sequel, and I think you will be, too.”
Read the full review or comment on it here
Flash Book Sale!
Also, as a side note, there is a promotion for The Labyrinth Wall today, so it’s on sale. If you’re wanting a copy, grab it here.
Thank you again, Bret and thank you everyone for stopping by today. Have an awesome week =-)
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