Publisher’s Description On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn’t looking for trouble–she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she’s on the local gangster’s wanted list, andContinue reading “Recommended: LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff”
Author Archives: Rebecca J. Allen
Recommended: BLOOD WILL OUT by Jo Treggiari
Publisher’s Description Ari Sullivan is alive–for now. She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person who put her there is coming back. The killer is planning a gruesome masterpiece,Continue reading “Recommended: BLOOD WILL OUT by Jo Treggiari”
Recommended: Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Publisher’s Description When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution humanity has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and their message leads to the planet Gaia, a treasure trove waiting to be explored.
Get Ready for WriteOnCon!
WriteOnCon is near and dear to our hearts at the Winged Pen because it’s where a lot of us first connected. I’ll be attending this year and I hope you will be too! If you haven’t before, here’s some tips on making the most of it.
Book Review: THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
Publisher’s Description Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns howContinue reading “Book Review: THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert”
5 More Great Reads from the CYBILS Young Adult Speculative Fiction Nominees
My last post shone a spotlight on Five Must-Read books from the CYBILS 2017 Young Adult Speculative Fiction nominees. But there was too much awesome to fit in just one post. If you love fantasy, science fiction and magical realism as much as I do, you’ll love these books too! The Last Magician by LisaContinue reading “5 More Great Reads from the CYBILS Young Adult Speculative Fiction Nominees”
5 Must Reads from the 2017 CYBILS YA Speculative Fiction Nominees
One hundred and thirty books were nominated for the 2017 YA Speculative Fiction Award. 130! That’s a lot of books for seven judges to read in three months! As one of those judges, I’m overwhelmed by the volume but even more overwhelmed by the talent!
Twitter 101 for Writers: Building Your Twitter Writing Community
Back in February, I wrote my first post in the Twitter 101 for Writers series. That post covered the Twitter Writing Community hashtags writers can use to find resources for every stage of the writing journey, from getting words on the page to finding a literary agent. At that point, I had the idea thatContinue reading “Twitter 101 for Writers: Building Your Twitter Writing Community”
Recommended: NYXIA by Scott Reintgen
Every life has a price in this sci-fi thriller that has the nonstop action of The Maze Runner and the high-stakes space setting of Illuminae. This is the first in a new three-book series that will take a group of broken teens to the far reaches of the universe and force them to decide whatContinue reading “Recommended: NYXIA by Scott Reintgen”
Recommended: THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY by Daniel H. Wilson
In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact—a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetectedContinue reading “Recommended: THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY by Daniel H. Wilson”