THE ABC BOOK CHALLENGE – A

I’ve seen this on several blogs and thought it would be fun to do. Have you read these? Any others you’d recommend?

FAVORITES

THE ALCHEMIST, Paolo Coelho. A wonderful read, and  written in just two weeks! I love the idea of a “personal legend” and how the universe will “conspire” to help you achieve your goals. Some dialogue can come across as a bit patronizing, but overall it’s a true “feel-good” read.

 

ALPHABET OF THORN, Patricia McKilip. One of my all-time favorite fantasy writers. This book is the story of the orphan Nepenthe, a scribe who translates an obscure book and learns her destiny is linked to a queen. Gorgeous writing, compelling plot. If you haven’t read McKilip, try this.

 

 

THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT, Julie Berry. This is Berry’s debut novel, and it truly is enchanting. A mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry change the life of a young woman indebted to a cruel aunt. A quick and satisfying read.

 

 

THE ARKADIANS, Lloyd Alexander. This book has a perfect story arc, a plot that keeps you turning pages, and a cast you’ll cheer on–even the rascals. One of Alexander’s best, with twists on Greek mythology and a young woman who doesn’t take guff from anyone. Fun and fast-paced.

 

TBR

ACE OF SHADES, Amanda Foody. Described as “dark and enticing” with a protagonist who’s more resilient than she appears, thieves, rogues, and assorted shady characters.

 

 

AIR AWAKENS, Elise Kova. A library assistant discovers an unknown power in herself. It has a theme similar to my book–embrace sorcery and change the world or learn to live without magic–so I’m really interested in seeing how the story is crafted.

 

 

FREE DAYS COMING FOR WORSE THAN WICKED

Haven’t picked up a copy of WORSE THAN WICKED yet? Now’s your chance.

From August 8-10, the e-book will available for a free download via Amazon! Just click here.

If you do get one and like it, I’d love a review. Short and sweet is fine—a sentence or two—and it means a lot to a debut author like me.  Thanks.

All the best,

Kathryn

 

 

 

Birthday Sale

A birthday + my first book.

Time to celebrate!

This weekend (6/9, 6/10), WORSE THAN WICKED will be on sale for $.99.

Pick up a copy at Amazon and immerse yourself in the fantastic tale of a young woman bewitched by ancient magic.

And remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an e-book. If you’ve got a Smartphone or computer, just download the free Kindle app and you’re good to go.

Enjoy!