The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele

Hello everyone,

today I am going to discuss the book “The Marked Girl” by Lindsey Klingele. I did read this book a few months back, but a few of you probably know that this is my favorite book, so let’s jump straight into it.

The official Synopsis: 

When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day LA via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum—soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they’ll discover that she’s more connected to his world than they ever could’ve imagined…and that finding home is no easy task.

 

Overall thoughts (non-spoiler): I give this book a 5/5 star rating. There is seriously nothing I didn’t enjoy about this book. I love Lindsey Klingele’s writing, her description is amazing and I love how she builds suspense up and the character development was great. And, it ends with a cliffhanger! I love cliffhangers, it makes you really excited for the next book in the series! Now, that is all about I can say for non-spoiler. If you haven’t read the book yet, please go and read and support the author. Then come back and discuss the book with me 🙂

 

Spoiler: Okay, so much happens in this book.

Favorite scene: I really liked the scenes in Hollywood, they were really interesting and suspenseful. And when Liv meets her sister, I thought that was pretty cool that she lives in Hollywood. It just shows how different they are from each other.

The Wraths: Okay, these creatures are sooo cool! I think they make such good villains in the book.

The end: Love it, love it, love it. I can’t say much about it. I love how it ends in Caelum with a cliffhanger.

Thanks for checking by,

Lucas

 

PS: I am very sorry for my horrible review. I have never done any review before… When I read a book and give it 4 stars we will have more to talk about 😉

 

NaNoWriMo 2016?!

Hello everyone!

Today I’ll talk about NaNoWriMo 2016! Yep, you heard me write, NaNoWriMo starts in only TWO months, which means prep time begins. So today I will talk a little bit about my process leading up to the first day of NaNoWriMo. Then when NaNoWriMo rolls around I will post updates every week and in between maybe a few posts with tips and tricks, book reviews, etc.

Prep Tips: 

  1. Write an Outline. This is so important for NaNoWriMo. I myself am a Pantser but I do outline for NaNoWriMo. Why? Well, you have thirty days to write a novel so I wouldn’t like to get stuck and not complete my wordcount goal, aka. win. So with an outline you WON’T get stuck. You have everything planned out. Of course, you don’t need to stick to the outline. You will make stuff up while you go, but if you get stuck you know in which direction you are heading or should be heading. I do chapter outlines, I will leave an example down below:

Chapter One: 

… (what happens in this chapter)

 

Chapter Two:

… “”

 

2. Draw Your Characters! I have never really done this before but I have once and it helps a lot! It puts you in the mindset of the character. Recommend doing it!

3. Write down any idea that comes to your mind or description! This may sound weird because this is normal for a writer, but include this in your outline. If you have an idea for a scene, write it down. If you have an idea of how to describe a scenery, right it down. You don’t know, even if it has nothing to do with your plot/story, maybe you can redo it and include it in your book. If this doesn’t make sense, please drop a comment down below!

Those were my tips! I hope you enjoyed them, please make sure to drop a comment down below if there is any topic that you would like me to cover!

Thanks,

Lucas

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