As I mentioned yesterday, ILLUSTRATED GIRL (the first book in the Lucitopia anthology) is now available on Amazon for free for the next 3 days!
If this is the first time you're hearing about it, where the hell have you been!? The story is a humorous slant on the princess fairy tale, about a girl who ends up stuck in her favorite book with only 15 days to find her way out.
I loved The Princess Bride, and grew up reading Discworld by Terry Pratchett and Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams. Unfortunately, this book is nowhere near as good as any of those stories!
That being said, it's a really fun read. It's got knights, magic, quests, and a real dick of a unicorn. And, if you don't like it, you won't have to ask for your money back, because it's free!! It's a win win!! :)
Seriously, I hope it brightens your day. We can all use a good laugh right about now. I know I sure can.
Here's the link to ILLUSTRATED GIRL.
Yesterday, Stephenie Meyer announced that she is finally releasing another book in the Twilight Saga, after a twelve-year delay. For those of you who don't know, in August of 2008 Stephenie Meyer abruptly stopped working on Midnight Sun (which retells the events of the Twilight books from Edward's perspective), and shelved it after twelve chapters were leaked online. So far everyone has had a strong opinion about it. Lots of big feels about this series. Lot of love and a lot of hate. Some feel it's overkill to release another book after so many years, while others welcome the news.
Personally, I enjoyed the series immensely. I read every book like I was gobbling down popcorn. Yes, I was aware that there were some problems with the plotting, the worldbuilding, the characters, yada, yada, yada, and I just didn’t care. I was hooked! Hooked, I tell you! And there is real talent in that. There’s luck, too, and great timing, but that’s true for any book that hits it that big. As for whether I will be reading more about Edward and Bella, I'm not sure that I need to. That series already holds a special place in my heart.
One of the things I kept reading online was that, Twilight stan or not, if you got a book deal after 2008 in the YA genre, Stephenie Meyer helped you get it. And I have to agree with that one. I got a book deal after Twilight, and I know for a fact it was because Twilight was a huge hit, so thank you Stephanie Meyers. And thank you for a thoroughly entertaining series.