Book Reviews

Book Review: Taken at Dusk: A Shadow Falls Novel by C.C. Hunter Traci Kenworth   St. Martin’s Press                                                          YA Supernatural fiction The 3rd book in the Shadow Falls series   Hook: They were here.   Kylie Galen is at the Shadow Falls office, about to meet the Brightons, the couple who adopted and raised her […]

Book Review #7

Book Review 7: Love on the Range by Jessica Nelson Traci Kenworth   A Love Inspired Historical                                 2012 Hook: Obsession was the way in which madness lay. Gracelyn Riley can’t stop scanning the train platform for Special Agent Striker. Though her parents considered traveling alone unsafe even in 1918’s modern days, the threat of influenza […]

Book Review 6

Book Review: Shattered Me by Tahereh Mafi Traci Kenworth   Harper, an Imprint of Harper-Collins 2011     Science Fiction       338 pages Hook: I’ve been locked up for 264 days.   Juliette has been a prisoner of the Reestablishment, the initiative that was supposed to help the Earth’s dying society. The same people that pulled her out […]

Another Miss

Another Miss Traci Kenworth   Sorry, everyone, I didn’t get a book review in this week again. More life came into play. Between appointments, errands, and Spring Cleaning the book/s got pushed to the side. I will be back soon and plan to make book reviews a regular feature here. Some problems might occur when […]

A Craft Book Review

Craft Book Review: The Elements of Style Traci Kenworth   The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White is one book I think every writer has not only heard of but has on their bookshelf somewhere. If you don’t, and you’re serious about your writing, download a copy or pick one up […]

  Book Review: Webster’s New World Guide to Punctuation Traci Kenworth   Simon & Schuster                         by Auriel Douglas and Michael Strumpf   Hook line: All the rules you need to know to punctuate correctly.   Okay, so this is an older book obviously but I’ve been going through craft books lately, trying to study, study, […]

Book Review 4: 2012

Book Review 4: 2012 Traci Kenworth   On Writing Horror the revised edition. A Handbook by The Horror Writer’s Association. Writer’s Digest Books. 2007.   Write and Sell Frightening Fiction.   I can’t say enough good things about this book. It includes interviews, lessons, and all-around terror from prominent authors such as Stephen King, Ramsey […]

Book Review 3: 2012

Book Review 3:2012 The Nine Lives of Chloe King: The Stolen by Liz Braswell Traci Kenworth   YA Horror                                                                  Simon Pulse Warning:Spoilers Hook: She was back at the Golden Gate Bridge. The book starts with Chloe remembering the fight on the bridge, except this time things are different. Alexander Smith—the Rogue—appears and Brian and Alyec […]

Book Review 2: 2012

Cover of The Fallen (Nine Lives of Chloe King) Book Review 2: 2012 The Nine Lives of Chloe King: The Fallen by Liz Braswell Traci Kenworth   YA Horror                                                                  Simon Pulse   “Dying can really change a girl’s life.”   Warning: plot spoilers. I thought I would break down the three novels of […]