What book is on your nightstand now? Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. I got this way back in February (face it, months go by before I read a book I get. What can I say? It’s so easy for them to get lost on my mess of a bookshelf!) Glass Sword is the sequel to Red Queen. Honestly, Red Queen felt like a cliche melting pot of every dystopian ever written buuut it’s so hyped up that I *want* to like it. I’ve also been told Glass Sword is even better than the first.
What was the last truly great book you read? Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. OH MY GOSH, guys. This. Stinkin’. Book. I could dedicate a whole blog to it cause adqihdoi;gu23hfkal. I adore Ruta Sepetys, mm-kay?? This book has four different perspectives from teenagers in Nazi-occupied Europe. The story centers around a ship called the Wilhem Gustloff that sinks at the end of WWII. The death toll was nine times the size of Titanic, yet no one seems tot talk about it! I had never heard of the ship prior to reading the book.
I’m so grateful Ruta Sepetys chose to write a book around a maritime tragedy that more people need to discuss. Her characters and writing and everything is just AHHHH so flawless. I’d love to write a book half as great as Ruta Sepetys’ someday and I’d recommend her books to anyone and everyone. READ IT.
(If you’re interested in learning more about the story and the time and setting, you can watch this video below. I’d also tell anyone who hasn’t read much historical fiction to start with this book. You’ll be hooked.)
If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know? This is such a hard question to answer because there are so many authors I’d love to sit down and talk to but… Jane Austen. There’s not much that’s known about her for sure since she was a very private person and went by “A Lady” as her byline until she died. Even still, I feel like we’d be kindred spirits. <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/72x72/1f642.png" alt="