Everything You Need to Know Before Reading About the Fae [Elements of Fantasy]

Everything You Need to Know Before Reading About the Fae [Elements of Fantasy]

  Elements of Fantasy is a feature I host here at FaerieFits. Periodically, there’s a book that puts the spotlight on a particularly interesting element of fantasy, and I like to explore it more in-depth. Sometimes I’ll pull on some history, other times I’ll explore variations on a similar theme. These will all be different! […]

March 3, 2017
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Caraval: Mixed Feelings & Overhyped?

Caraval: Mixed Feelings & Overhyped?

I had a very mixed reaction to Caraval. It was a lovely book, I’ll agree. And overall I enjoyed it — I was definitely kept guessing, and Garber was super effective at really making me second-guess everything I thought I knew. But … Well … Parts of it just didn’t work all that well for me? […]

March 2, 2017
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Ten of My Favorite Antagonists to Love to Hate

Ten of My Favorite Antagonists to Love to Hate

Everyone knows that it’s the antagonists who really make a good book GREAT. I mean, you can try to convince me that it’s the romance or the feels or the worldbuilding. But you are wrong, and I’m here to give you some examples of great antagonists who really MADE the plot. After all, without a […]

February 28, 2017
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15 Minute Ficlet: “Halting” #15MF

15 Minute Ficlet: “Halting” #15MF

15 Minute Ficlets is a rekindled weekly writing challenge hosted over at The Literary Pheonix. (She’s doing it for fun, but I’m joining in! Woohoo!) Based on a single word, write a story in fifteen minutes.  The word count is irrelevant.  Just write your heart out for 15 minutes and be inspired by the word. […]

February 27, 2017
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Back to Normal & An Awesome Week for Reading [The Sunday Post]

Back to Normal & An Awesome Week for Reading [The Sunday Post]

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Life Updates: Most of the month […]

February 26, 2017
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Why I Loved A Gathering of Shadows (But Maybe Not as Much as Book 1)

Why I Loved A Gathering of Shadows (But Maybe Not as Much as Book 1)

I finished A Darker Shade of Magic about a month before reading this one, and it was with ZERO hesitation that I decided to continue the series. It’s a spectacular premise for a world, beautifully executed, and with fantastic characters. What’s not to love? The only reason I waited as long as I did to start […]

February 25, 2017
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Worldbuilding 101: Blending Fantasy & Technology

Worldbuilding 101: Blending Fantasy & Technology

One of the most exciting things about writing (and reading) fantasy books is the interplay between reality and the fantastical. One of my favorite aspects is seeing how technology is impacted by magic or some other fantasy element. Obviously, this is something that can be handled however you like, but there are a few scenarios […]

February 24, 2017
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Four Major Things I Didn’t Like About Carve the Mark

Four Major Things I Didn’t Like About Carve the Mark

For most of Carve the Mark, I had mixed feelings. I think I’ve finally settled on not liking it. There were some aspects I was kind of ok with — the way that Cyra and Akos’ relationship developed was cute, albeit predictable. But … well, what I didn’t like is far more interesting. So here you go! The […]

February 23, 2017
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15 Minute Ficlit: “Glory” #15MF

15 Minute Ficlit: “Glory” #15MF

15 Minute Ficlets is a rekindled weekly writing challenge hosted over at The Literary Pheonix. (She’s doing it for fun, but I’m joining in! Woohoo!) Based on a single word, write a story in fifteen minutes.  The word count is irrelevant.  Just write your heart out for 15 minutes and be inspired by the word. […]

February 20, 2017
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