One of the best ways to get your mind onto it’s creative thinking space is to listen to music. This doesn’t work for everyone and some people prefer silence so if you’re trying to figure out what works best for you, try this then try silence and see which one makes you work better. Continue reading “Music for Writing.”
For many years now, people had suspected many things about Nerissa’s lake. She had always done her best to keep what lay at the bottom of the sprawling expanse of water ringed on all sides by thick oak forests a secret from prying human eyes. But nothing could stop the threat of time and drought. Continue reading “What Lies Beneath – A Short Story by ZBT”
First things first, this book is both very heavy (both physically and emotionally) and very emotionally destructive. Do not undertake the reading of this book lightly.
Emma Carstairs remembers The Dark War well. She and her now-parabatai, Julian Blackthorn both fought in Alicante when they were only twelve years old. Now, five years on, they are faced with a new threat. There have been a series of murders near the Los Angeles Institute and Emma has taken it upon herself to investigate them. Thrust into a confusing maze of underground societies and secrets hidden in the darkness of the past, Emma and the Blackthorns of the LA Institute attempt to unravel exactly why humans and faeries alike are being killed by a faceless enemy. Continue reading “Review: Lady Midnight”
I had never read anything by Julie Kagawa before reading these books. They had very mixed reviews so I was pretty apprehensive about buying them but I decided that it was worth the risk and wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading “Review: Talon & Rogue”
Okay, this one has been a long time coming. I said that I would read this a long time ago. So, naturally it took me four years to do so. But, boy, am I glad I did? This is one of those series’ where you just kinda go “WOW”. It’s seriously awesome and there’s action and drama and romance and evil people who try to take over the world. It’s the complete package.
I was lucky enough to go to a writing festival last year that Cassandra Clare was attending and doing a presentation with Holly Black. This would have been great had I actually read any of either of their books at this point, however, after meeting her I decided that it was definitely time to read The Mortal Instruments. I was not disappointed. Continue reading “Review: The Mortal Instruments.”
I’ve been doing a lot of writing recently and while I am in no way an expert, I’ve figured out a few things that definitely have been working for me. Continue reading “7 Tips for Writing”
Okay, okay, this one is gonna be emotional. It’s a fresh wound. I swear, this woman is tearing my life apart with her books. Cassandra Clare has done it again, this time with the Infernal Devices. They are the prequel series to her famous Mortal Instruments series (Yes, I will do a post about them soon), set in 19th century London, it follows Tessa Gray who comes to London from her home in New York after her aunt dies to live with her brother, Nathaniel, who promises her a new life with him in England. When Tessa arrives, however, she is kidnapped by a pair of demons called the Dark Sisters who force Tessa to reveal a power that she didn’t even know she had.
The story follows her escape from the Dark Sisters’ House and her life in the London Institute while she falls in love with two Shadowhunters and is hunted by the Magister who wishes to use her to destroy all Nephilim.
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
– Stephen King
We all have our dreams and ambitions. Even if you don’t know what career you want to have, I’m sure there are things that you want to accomplish or places you want to go before you die, right? Ambition is a great thing to have. It gives us something to look forward to, something to work towards and it gives us purpose.
Some people want to run million dollar companies, some want to star in Hollywood films, and some people just want to live a quiet life and raise a family. All of these things are perfectly valid dreams, just as the people who dream them are perfectly valid people. I consider myself a pretty ambitious person. I want to make my mark on the world, and while I hate being in the spotlight, I would love for people to know who I am and know what I can do. Continue reading “Dream Big.”
If you have spoken to me in the past few weeks you will probably have found out that I’ve been reading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I received the series as a Christmas present last year (thanks a tonne Mum & Dad) and have been completely obsessed with it ever since.
The series follows the adventures of Celaena Sardothien, an assassin with a very dark and complicated past. She is enslaved in the salt mines of Endovier until the Crown Prince offers her a deal, however, this deal will men that she has to work for the man who slaughtered her family and enslaved her country. Continue reading “Throne of Glass.”