From “CHOAM” to “Chewbacca”: 10 Ways to Create New Words for New Worlds

Imagine you are some deity about to create a new universe from scratch, including all of its stars and planets, mountains and oceans, plants and animals. You’ll probably start with a handful of subatomic particles, a sprinkling of energy, and give it all a good mix together. If, as is more likely, you are a […]

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What I’m Currently Reading… (WICR)

[ NOTE: I wrote this last month in 2015. Sorry for the delay!! ]

Time for another segment of WICR!! (Pronounced like: “wicker”)
This fall, I’ve discovered 2 new series of books to immerse myself in–as well as 2 other books – each from two different series – that came out in the past two months (October and November)… [–One of them you might already know because I think I’ve mentioned it recently: the Steel & Bone series by Annette Marie.–] 

The books, that I’ve been waiting on for FOREVER, from another two of my favorite series is: Rogue,the “Relentless Trilogy” by Karen Lynch, and Alpha Unleashed, from Aileen Erin’s Alpha Girl series (involving witches, werewolves, and vampires). Those were REALLY good and didn’t take me long to read sadly. Now I’m officially done with those two series… BUT, I recently discovered that Erin will be writing a spin-off of two secondary coupled-characters (werewolf “mates” of sorts) and their story after the book Alpha Unleashed. Have to wait until March of next year for that, though :/

The other two series I discovered was The Hunted Hearts series (HustleHeist; Hacked; Hitman) by Claire Chilton … And Six of Crows, the first installment of Leigh Bardugo’s new series that’s set in the same universe/world as her other famous debut series the Grisha Trilogy.

Ok, so, with that out of the way, I will get on with the show…
What I’m Currently Reading:

1) Six of Crows

BY: Leigh Bardugo

GENRE: Fantasy

“This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review (on Six of Crows)

Discovered this story via a book recommendation email from Amazon. The storyline intrigued me. This story is a slow-burning fantasy, meaning: everything is sort of spread out and the plot is progressed gradually (not too slow/boring or ridiculously fast), the relationships form slowly, the story line progresses at a medium pace, character background is explained gradually, and the 3rd POV is slightly limited (POV switches by chapters). Many aspects of the characters’ thoughts (even intentions) are made clear/obvious, while a small amount of things about them are left hidden from the reader. Take the main leader Kaz: you don’t know what he’s going to do next until he makes it, and that makes him all the more interesting and mysterious. I love it!! Now I want to go read the Grisha Trilogy after this while I wait for the next book 😉

However, I’m taking my time on this one. I’m not in any rush to finish it, since it came out September (of this year: 2015).

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2) Frost

BY: E. Latimer

Genre: Paranormal//Fantasy

I read this story first on Wattpad two years ago when Erin Latimer was posting it chapter by chapter up on the site, and I’m glad to finally read the published and re-written version of it!

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3) Hustle

BY: Claire Chilton <<[*Find it FREE on her website (and Amazon) by clicking on the author’s first name!]

Genre: a Crime Action-Romance

I discovered the series VERY recently on Wattpad (where I spend majority of my time) and it’s really good!

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4) The Masked Heart

BY: Karla Darcy

GENRE: a historical romance set in England’s Regency Era

I’m normally not much for historical romances myself, mostly because I’m picky when it comes to this type of genre. It all depends on the author’s writing ability for me, and therefore the few exceptions to this is author and current Wattpad writer, Laura Bell  and _’s book The Season.