Book Review: Quanta by Lola Dodge

Quanta

Publisher: INscribe Digital/Ink Monster

Date of Publication: October 15, 2015

Dates Read: October 7 – November 17, 2015

Description:

Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.

The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.

Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They’ll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she’s seen how their love plays out?

Buy It From: Chapters | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Note: I received an ebook copy of this book from INscribe Digital via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Confession: I had no idea Quanta was the second book in the Shadow Ravens series until after I got accepted to read it. Woops. That being said, I think it works well as a standalone, except now I want to read Cipher to see how her story goes.

Anyway.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. At first I thought it would be a solid 3 stars, but the second half of Quanta is what really won me over.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to read this book as quickly as I was hoping to. I read a few pages a day during the beginning of October, but then I got slammed with assignments and tests. My reading experience wasn’t as smooth as I was hoping it would be, which makes it slightly harder to remember how I felt about the beginning. For the most part, though, I’m pretty sure I know my feelings.

Like I said above, the beginning seemed a little slow for me. Honestly, when I was busy with work and felt the craving to read, there were other books I would’ve grabbed over this one. I’d say the first 40% was pretty “meh.” Even that one semi-minor revelation, that I think was supposed to be big, didn’t really faze me.

But then the big twist happened, and that’s when things picked up. It was an intense adventure that, for the most part, took place in one facility. I don’t know how Lola did it, but she did. When you thought things were going to work out, they didn’t. When you thought escape was possible, it wasn’t. All the twists left my jaw on the floor. Lola brings “things not working right on the first try” to a whole new level. If you read this, you’ll see what I mean.

The world this was set in was quite interesting, actually. Still very much dystopian (I guess utopian depending on which character you’re asking), but its sci-fi aspects didn’t make it feel like all the other dystopians I’ve read. Body modifications, immortality, the pursuit of perfection, a hierarchy-of-sorts within the upper class based on your profession and the colour of the helix you bear, futuristic tech, totally weird and totally creepy experiments… yeah, I liked how this universe was portrayed and detailed. Bonus points for that.

As for the characters, they were pretty cool for the most part. Quanta is feisty yet knows her weaknesses, and openly admits to not knowing everything (and hating it!). I grew more attached to her with every scene. By far my favourite. Altair, on the other hand, seemed too much like the knight-in-shining-armour type to me in the beginning. At some point, between his chemistry with Quanta, the full explanation of his backstory, and his chemistry with Quanta, my mind had changed. The blurb talks about his plastic heart melting, but I guess he melted my plastic heart whenever he talked about Quanta. You could practically see his heart eyes. And why he wants to take down the Seligo actually makes sense, at least to me it does.

And DARREN. UGH. DARREN. GET THAT NAME OUT OF MY HEAD. Darren is a total creep and even the very mention of his name on a page made me shiver. A+ for getting me to feel how everyone else felt about him. He deserved every little bit of what he got.

Cass, though not a major character, deserves at least a small mention. She is absolutely my second favourite character. She’s quirky and wonderful, and it’s too bad we didn’t see more of her.

I’m still a little bit lost on how Quanta is able to do what she does, but I’m trying to keep in mind that A) this is a work of fiction so pretty much anything goes, and B) Altair is like an amplifier. Or I guess a hidden power source?

Overall: A fun, intense read that was much better than I had expected.


This review was originally posted on my booklr on November 19, 2015

Just So You Know…

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday, and happy almost-July!

As some of you may or may not know, I just finished the lone summer school course I was enrolled in. This means that I will have July and August off, and head back to school in September.

With this in mind, I wanted to let you all know that I will being going wifi-free for the next week and a bit. I have been spending a lot of time on my laptop during the past 2 months, between blogging and doing my school work, and I figure it’s time for a break. I’d like to do some more reading (to get ahead on my Goodreads Challenge), writing, and all-around creative work.

Going without wi-fi for over a week means that I will not be very active on here or on any of my social media. I have scheduled posts for this blog during the rest of this week and all of next week, so it will still be updated. I have also queued posts on my booklr, for those who follow me on there. If you leave comments or mention me on social media, I will probably not be able to respond for a while. I may succumb to wi-fi usage once or twice, but it will not be often.

I hope you all understand, and thank you so much for reading this. I hope you all have a wonderful week and a half, and I will talk to you all very soon ❤

~Becca

Book Review: Risuko by David Kudler

Risuko

Publisher: Stillpoint Digital Press

Date of Publication: June 15, 2016

Dates Read: May 24 – June 27, 2016

Description:

Kano Murasaki, called Risuko (Squirrel), is a young, fatherless girl, more comfortable climbing trees than down on the ground. Yet she finds herself enmeshed in a game where the board is the whole nation of Japan, where the pieces are armies, moved by scheming lords, and a single girl couldn’t possibly have the power to change the outcome. Or could she?

Buy It From: Chapters | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Note: I received an ebook copy of this book from Stillpoint Digital Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★★★☆

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Hooray for pretty covers that also hold good stories!

The beginning of the book may have been a little slow, but I didn’t find it all that bad. Throughout the book there was a lot of intrigue, many secrets to keep the reader on edge, and exciting events to follow Risuko through. Most chapters held important tidbits of information to help advance the plot, even though the reader might not realize it until much later, and when there was no plot advancement there was definitely character development. I will say that the second half was a bit better than the first half, but overall the plot was carried out very well.

The cast of characters was wide and varying; very few characters were exactly the same, and I saw a lot of development the further I read. I do wish there had been a bit more development when it came to Toumi and Risuko’s relationship, but I’m content with where the book ended off with them. My favourite characters were by far Mieko and Kee Sun – they were the only characters that I had gained an emotional connection for, I think.

As for the one lost star, there was just something about this book that kept me from getting too engrossed in it. Something was holding me at bay, something stopping me from experiencing it rather than just reading it. The storyline was good, the characters were great, but there’s a missing connection there that I just can’t place. It may very well be the fact that I really only cared about two of the side characters, when I feel like I should have gained an emotional connection to all of them, especially Risuko.

I can’t really comment on the accuracy of the Japanese history, seeing as I’m not Japanese, but from what I’ve seen it looks as though the author did his research. He even went so far as to include translations at the end of the book, which was neat. It was really cool to be dropped into the culture like that, to see the world in a different way from how I usually see it, especially with the elements, food, herbs, and pretty much everything from the chapters in Mochizuki.

The only other thing I feel the need to say is that this does read more like a Middle Grade novel rather than Young Adult. That didn’t bother me, but there may be some future readers who will go into this thinking it’s YA and be disappointed when it doesn’t read as such. Just thought I would let you know.

Overall: I liked it a lot, but there was just a little something missing that kept me from loving it.

My Shelf Monday: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book

Publisher: HarperCollins

Description:

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family…

Where did I get it from?

A used bookstore downtown!

Why did I get it?

I’ve heard some wonderful things about this book, and it’s another Neil Gaiman that I feel like I should be reading.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

I want to read it, but there are other books that I just want to read more!

Where is it on my TBR?

Again, not too far down, but not too far up, either. A little below Good Omens, though.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

My 7 Auto-Read Authors

Good morning readers, and happy Friday!

Today I’m going to discuss with you the authors who have won my little biblio-heart, the ones who make me smile and laugh and get teary-eyed on a regular basis. These are the authors I trust, the ones whose books, no matter what they’re about, I will eventually read without a second thought.

These are my auto-read authors, in no particular order.

1. Morgan Rhodes

Rhodes is the author of my favourite series, Falling Kingdoms, and the spinoff A Book of Spirits and Thieves. Her books continue to be a consistent 4-5 stars for me, and I’m always happy to be taken to other worlds through her writing. Plus, she is such a nice person, which was confirmed when I met her at the ABOSAT book launch last year.

2. Alice Oseman

Oseman is such a great young talent, and I’m excited for what brilliance is coming from her next. Not only is she super down-to-Earth and unafraid to be herself, her writing is just so real and raw without ever being boring. I personally saw a lot of myself in Radio Silence, her most recent book, but I also very much enjoyed Solitaire, both books gaining a spot on my favourites nook. I really look forward to the next one!

3. Sarah J. Maas

I know many people are hit-and-miss about Maas, but I really enjoy her writing. There’s something very magical about it, how she weaves the words to put visuals in your head and make you feel like you’re there. While I still haven’t finished Queen of Shadows due to its daunting size, my love for Maas’s writing was renewed when I finished A Court of Thorns and Roses, and I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon.

4. Renée Ahdieh

While I’ve only read The Wrath and the Dawn, it was enough to convince me to keep up with this lady and her books. It was intense and fun at the same time, and such a wonderful, unique story, which I feel like will be Ahdieh’s staple. I’m excited to see where she will take her lovely writing next!

5. R. C. Lewis

The first Lewis book I read was a NetGalley advanced copy of Spinning Starlight, and after that I was hooked. I bought Stitching Snow, which was released before Spinning Starlight, and I was definitely not let down. I haven’t done a lot of diving into the sci-fi genre, but her books have made me want to do more of it. She uses techno-jargon without being confusing, has kickass female leads who will do what it takes to save the ones they love, and enough of a romance to please any romantic. It’s always a good time with Lewis.

6. Maggie Stiefvater

I liked the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy (though I still have to read Sinner), and I’ve been wanting to read The Raven Cycle for a long time now. I don’t think I can pinpoint exactly why I want to read all of her books, besides the fact that she’s a pretty cool human being – I enjoy her snark. While her books, like Maas’s, may be hit-or-miss with a lot of people, I have a feeling that this woman will continue to weave stories that impress me. Seriously, I need to get onto that Raven Cycle train.

7. Riley Redgate

Redgate is the author of Seven Ways We Lie, one of the best books that I read in 2015. Much like Oseman, Redgate wrote a story that was dramatic but contained much of the real world within. SWWL touches upon a lot of topics that are important to this generation, which most other books don’t even begin to cover. It’s both refreshing and informative. More people should read this book!


Did any of my picks surprise you? Who are your auto-read authors? Let’s talk about them in the comments!

Have an awesome weekend, everyone.

~Becca

 

Book Review: Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

SWWL

Publisher: ABRAM Kids

Date of Publication: March 8th 2016

Dates Read: December 2nd to December 3rd

Description:

Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage; or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.

When that scandal bubbles over, and rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change.

Buy It From: Chapters | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository

Note: I received an ebook copy of this book from ABRAMS Kids via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★★★★

Oh. My. God.

I am physically, not just mentally, breathing heavily. This book was such a roller coaster of emotions, and I loved every second of it.

I’m going to be honest: my expectations weren’t very high for this book. At the very least, I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do. I requested it because I loved the colourful cover, and I was intrigued by the fact that it was inspired by the seven deadly sins.

But this book has so much more substance than I anticipated. My heart feels so heavy and fulfilled after reading it. I am so emotional right now.

Okay, onto some actual reviewing and away from the chattering fangirling, shall we?

Characters: God, you guys, the characterization in this book is just so well done. Yes, there are seven different perspectives, but Riley has written each one so well that you don’t even need to read the chapter heading to know who you’re reading about. Each person had a distinct personality, different ways of thinking, that often contradicted another character’s personality/way of thinking. Not one person was the same, and not one person was perfect. I also love that Juniper Kipling’s chapters were poems, and that Matt Jackson’s conversations were just thrown into paragraphs. It just suited their characters so well, and really helped me get to know them better. Gosh, I am so attached to them.

The plot: listen, I don’t imagine this kind of plot is for everyone. As one of the other reviewers pointed out, this book isn’t hyper-realistic. It does read more like a Degrassi episode with all the drama and the events. But then again, is that not why shows like that are so popular? The drama? The twists? Even though the plot wasn’t as well defined as a lot of YA plots are, I was much too intrigued by this story to stop reading it. The lives of these seven high schoolers were woven together in a neat little basket, so not having a true path to follow worked out really well. The story shapes itself.

This book also touches upon topics like sl*t shaming, pansexuality, briefly on gender being a social construct, reliance on alcohol, and so many more. I am so glad to see a lot of these in here, because I rarely see any of them in the books I read. Maybe I just haven’t read the right books (yet – I’m working on getting there), but I feel like this is a good place for me to start.

Honestly, this was written so well. I felt everything along with the characters. In fact, I could feel my eyes threaten to tear up around a really emotional part. I never cry reading books, and to have this happen really says something about how strong this book is. I gasped and flailed my arms in panic and laughed and nearly cried. It was so much more than I expected it to be, and will definitely be one of the best books I’ve read all year.

Overall: SO GOOD. I NEED A PHYSICAL COPY LIKE NOW.


This review was originally posted on my booklr on December 3rd, 2015

My First Book Signing and Meeting My Favourite Author

When I heard that Morgan Rhodes would be doing a launch party and book signing, I knew that I had to go. I had wanted to RSVP for the event immediately, but at the time I didn’t yet know when my summer school exam would be. My fear was that it would be on the same day as the signing. To say I would have been devastated was an understatement.

Luckily for me, my exam was on the very last day, 2 days after the event. This way not only could I attend the signing, but I would also have another full day to study! Huzzah!

So June 23rd rolled around, and I somehow convinced my friend, Jer, and my boyfriend, Lucas, to come to the signing with me. Two of my other friends, Gel and Sam, agreed to hang out with us downtown before the event.

We spent most of the day wandering to different stores – record shops, Chapters, comic book stores, thrift stores, and, of course, Starbucks! Sam and Gel headed back home at about 4PM, leaving Jer, Lucas, and I to our own devices for 3 hours. We roamed the city streets on the hot, sunny day, and ended up at a music store, where Jer bought a ukulele. After wasting some time in there, we decided to head to the book store early, Jer providing us with walking music on his cute new instrument.

It was a longer trek than we had anticipated, but we persevered and ended up at Bakka Phoenix Books an hour before the event was supposed to start. The staff were setting up for the book launch, but welcomed us in, nonetheless, so we could look around. Bakka Phoenix Books is a cute little indie book store, one of the few that I’ve been in.

IMG_3232
Lucas (back) and Jer (front) scouring the Bakka Phoenix Books shelves for their next read

With 45 minutes still remaining until the event itself, we meandered over to the ice cream shop across the street for a cool treat on the hot day. It was such a good decision, and that day I realized the value of looking at non-chain stores and eateries. You never know what treasures you’ll find!

Finally, the time had come for the event. We walked back across the street, and suddenly the shop had more than just the staff; book bloggers and lovers from the nearby area had gathered just like us, talking amongst each other and eagerly awaiting Morgan’s arrival. One of my regrets is that I didn’t talk to more people – I’m a pretty shy person when it comes to new people, so that day I had just stuck with Jer and Lucas. I wish I’d gone to talk to the other bloggers, maybe made some new friends in the bookish community, but c’est la vie.

Morgan arrived, and after she went around talking to a couple of attendees, she started the event with an introduction to A Book of Spirits and Thieves, and even read us 2 excerpts!

IMG_3233
Morgan Rhodes introduces A Book of Spirits and Thieves

After her reading we all headed to the basement of the book store for cake!

IMG_3235

After cake came the signing itself! Jer and I waited in the signing line, Lucas hanging out beside us as we advanced. Jer went first, though at this point I was too busy trying to figure out what I was going to say to her to hear what they were talking about.

And then, suddenly, it was my turn.

I pulled out the 3 books I had brought/bought to have her sign: Rebel SpringGathering Darkness, and A Book of Spirits and Thieves (ABOSAT)I’d already bought Falling Kingdoms signed, so these were the only bare ones. As she signed I rambled on about how it was my first author signing, and how my name is the same as one of the characters in ABOSAT. Seriously, I think I was fangirling too hard to be able to talk and function like a normal human being. Thankfully, Morgan took it in stride and made me feel welcome to the signing. She even agreed to take a photo with me!

IMG_3245
Me being an awkward potato, and Morgan Rhodes being a beautiful, awesome human being

After chatting with my favourite author and not winning anything in the raffle, Jer, Lucas, and I stuck around for a few more minutes. Unfortunately, we were exhausted from the sun exposure and all the walking we’d done that day, so we headed home early so we could all fall into bed.

By the way, here’s all the cool swag I got:

At the end of the day, it was a really fun event, and I’m super glad that I went. Morgan was so nice and funny, and I hope I get to meet her again soon! My copy of Frozen Tides is looking a little bare compared to the rest of the series, too, so that probably needs to be fixed…


 

Thank you all so much for reading today’s long post! Have a wonderful Wednesday ❤

~Becca

 

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

ACOTAR

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Date of Publication: May 5, 2015

Dates Read: June 1 – June 18, 2016

Description:

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Buy It From: Chapters | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

My Rating: ★★★★☆

I’d like to start this review off by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can definitely understand all the hype! Sarah J. Maas has such wonderful, vibrant writing, and I’m definitely excited to read the next book, A Court of Mist and Fury (which actually arrived in the mail yesterday).

The plot was exciting and, though inspired by Beauty and the Beast, quite original and interesting. For the most part the pace was pretty good, though I do think the last 25% seemed a little rushed. I feel like more time could have been spent on the end, which would have made some of the smaller events seem less random and unnecessary (if you’re confused about what I’m talking about, you’re welcome to ask me).

The cast of characters was pretty good. Feyre got on my nerves sometimes, but ultimately I like her, and I especially like that she’s never portrayed as the ~perfect~ heroine. She has her flaws, but (most of the time) she doesn’t let her “shortcomings” stop her.

I love Lucien, he’s my baby. And right now I’m pretty “meh” about Rhysand, although I did start to like him closer to the end – a great morally grey character, at the moment. I’m wary of having an opinion of Tamlin because I’ve seen so much Tam-hate online due to ACOMAF, but for now (FOR NOW) I don’t mind him. Maybe my mind will change when I read the next book?

One of the things that bothered me about this book is that the romance just seemed too forced, especially after that big reveal/explanation of everything. There just didn’t seem to be a lot of buildup to it, unless I completely missed it.

On that note, I have come to realize that I don’t particularly enjoy big plot points being described to the main character over many consecutive pages. It just seemed too bulky, too much for such a short period of time. I kind of wish the big reveal had happened slowly, instead of all at once.

Oh, and I am so tired of reading about seeing muscles through a wet shirt, or a shirt defining muscles. I get it, he’s muscular. Can we please move on?

Okay, enough with the negatives, back to the positives.

I really like how Feyre’s relationship with her sister changes over the course of the book – it really warmed my heart.

And, okay, I’ll admit it, the steamy scenes were STEAMY. Wow. I don’t read a lot of books with super steamy scenes, and honestly it was kind of refreshing.

Even though I have listed a lot of things I didn’t like, each one is not major enough to drop my rating to 3/5, but as a whole were enough to settle me at 4/5. It is truly Maas’s beautiful writing and creative storytelling that saved this book for me.

Overall: Not perfect, but still wonderful; I’m excited to start the next one!

 

 

My Shelf Monday: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Description

Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who is much more than he appears. In fact, Wednesday is an old god, once known as Odin the All-father, who is roaming America rounding up his forgotten fellows in preparation for an epic battle against the upstart deities of the Internet, credit cards, television, and all that is wired. Shadow agrees to help Wednesday, and they whirl through a psycho-spiritual storm that becomes all too real in its manifestations. For instance, Shadow’s dead wife Laura keeps showing up, and not just as a ghost – the difficulty of their continuing relationship is by turns grim and darkly funny, just like the rest of the book.

Armed only with some coin tricks and a sense of purpose, Shadow travels through, around, and underneath the visible surface of things, digging up all the powerful myths Americans brought with them in their journeys to this land as well as the ones that were already here. 

Where did I get it from?

My library’s used book sale 2 years ago

Why did I get it?

I’ve wanted to read Gaiman’s work for a while, and these were $1 each so of course I couldn’t resist.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

It just hasn’t been a huge priority tbh.

Where is it on my TBR?

Meh somewhere closer to the bottom, I think.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

Writing Every Day in July/August – Challenge!

Good morning friends, and happy Friday to one and all!

Today’s post is going to be about a little challenge I’ve created for myself, although if there are others who want to join in then I may turn it into an actual event.

So as some of you may or may not know, I consider myself to be a writer. I’ve always done really well in English class, I was in my high school’s writing club, I’ve read poems and stories to crowds, and I’ve even had a short story published in an anthology called Order of Beings.

Lately, however, I haven’t had time to do the creative writing that I used to do, spending my time on school, work, writing articles for a student life website, and blogging. I’ve barely had time to read, too!

Last week I quit the student life writing, and next week school ends. That means more free time in July and August.

So, to make up for the year and a half that I haven’t been creative writing, I’m challenging myself to write every day for the last 2 months of summer. And, don’t worry, I do have a project I plan to work on: The CBC has their annual Short Story competition starting in September, so my main focus will be on my submission. If I’m inspired to work on a novel (as it’s still a dream of mine to write and publish a novel), then I’ll write that, too!

At the end of each day I’ll wrap up how many words I’ve written and my thoughts on my progress. If more people are interested in joining the challenge, I may do weekly writing prompts to help people get their creative juices flowing! But if I’m alone in this, then I’m happy with that, too.

Honestly, I’m just excited to start writing again.

While summer schools winds down I’ll be planning and outlining my short story entry, but once it’s July 1st you bet your butt that I’ll be a writing machine! Hopefully.

If you’re interested in joining/think I should make this an ~actual~ event, let me know!

EDIT – JUNE 27, 2016

Hello! Due to the number of people who have gotten back to me about participating, I have decided to make the writing challenge an ~official~ event in August. This is because I will be without wi-fi for a week in July, which will make updating the challenge harder. Plus, running a challenge for 2 months will be difficult to do, so one month I think is good enough.

You are still welcome to challenge yourself to write every day in July, just as I am challenging myself, but I won’t be posting writing prompts or daily updates until August!

If you have any questions, please let me know and I will answer as quickly as I can! I will make an official challenge post near the end of July, so look out for that!

Thank you very much for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Cheers!

~Becca