Young Adult Chosen One Novels!

When it comes to the Chosen One trope, let’s just say I am not a fan.  Sure, I love Harry Potter as much as the next person. Now more and more stories are using this trope and it’s starting to irritate me.

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Urban Fantasy Cop Double Feature!

My indie book binge continues, this time with two urban fantasy stories with female detective as protagonists. I will say right now that I am in love with Diana Rowland and her Kara Gillian series, so if anyone dangles an Urban Fantasy Cop story in front of me, I might not be able to resist. So, how did they stack up?

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New E-Reader! Back to the Indies I Go!

Hey, all! My e-reader broke about two years ago, and I was saving up for a new one. Unfortunately, the one I wanted was discontinued before I had a chance to buy it. It was the Kobo Touch, and before it was taken off of the shelves, it was $80. The Kobo Aura, which was the next cheapest one and therefore the cheapest one in stock, was $130. I have no use for a back light, so I couldn’t justify paying that much extra and was waiting for the price to take a dive. A good friend gave me her old Kobo Touch because she never uses it, preferring paperback books. Thanks, Kim!

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Skip the Mirror: Describing Your Protagonist Without Using Their Reflection

Anyone who’s read a book would definitely remember this: the protagonist just so happened to walk past a mirror, which they use to gaze at their reflection and proceed to tell you exactly what they look like. It’s overused to the point that it’s cringe-worthy. In fact, whenever a book mentions a mirror within the first chapter, I physically shudder because I know exactly what is going to happen next.

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