I have been trying to kickstart my brain, so I can write. I sit at the computer and a flatline runs through my head. Some days there are crickets. I have people breathing down my neck for me to get the fourth book of Prince Andy and the Misfits done and I have only written 28,000 words so far.
So I took a Fablehaven vacation. It has been wonderful reading my favorite series. This will be my fifth time reading it, that’s how much I like it. I’m starting to get blips in my imagination thought processes, so that’s encouraging.
I think the reason I’m having such a hard time, is because I haven’t sat at my computer to write anything in such a long time, other than my blog. My brain feels a little disconnected to my characters. Hopefully, reading many books will get me going again.
Now on to Dystopian Tuesday. For a while, I have been looking at a series of books by Ann Aguirre, called the Razorland series.
In Books-A-Million–my favorite haunt–you can find the second and third books, both in hardback, in the discounted section. Both of them are only $3.97 each. That’s pretty good. I think the first book is $9.99. So you could end up with all three books under $20, especially if you have a Books-A-Million discount card. If you have never checked out the discount section, you need to. That’s where I find a lot of my books.
There are three books so far, in the series: Enclave, Outpost, and Horde. I love the book covers! They really grab your attention.
Here is what Enclave is about:
New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20’s. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters–or Freaks–who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight–guided by Fade’s long-ago memories–in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.
Ann Aguirre’s thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world–facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known.
I have read nothing but good about these books. I’m hoping to pick up all three on Friday. Sadly, the first book on Kindle is $7.09 on Amazon. That’s a little high, especially when you can buy the hardback for just under $10.
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