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Lauryn April
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Author and avid reader. Follow my reviews.
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Review for Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
4.5 Stars.Groundhog Day meets Mean Girls. Before I Fall was both hilarious in parts and painfully serious in others.  I loved and hated this book at the same time. It was beautiful and utterly heartbreaking all at once. I loved watching Sam's journey. She's...

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5 Tips from Buffy for Writing a Book that Resonates with Readers
Saturday marks the 14 year anniversary of the last episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With this anniversary coming up I've found myself thinking about that iconic, cult-classic show and wondering what about it captivated its audience. The same question co...

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Review for Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
5 Stars. An Excellent, Twisted Mystery.  This book blew me away. It starts out as a murder mystery, then becomes so much more. There are a lot of little clues and red herrings along the way, leading you through an excellent mystery. The writing was great. T...

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April Wrap-Up
April was a busy month. So, in case you missed anything, here's everything I was up to last month! READING: Books Reviewed in April: The Iron Queen (Daughters of Zeus #3) by Kaitlin Bevis - I liked this. The first two were my favorites, but it was a great b...

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Review for Persephone's Orchard by Molly Ringle
3.5 Stars. Fascinating and new
twist on an old myth. I loved the concept of this book. It mixed ancient
Greek mythology with reincarnation and looked at the Greek gods more as immortal
people than actual gods. I also liked that it explained how they became ...

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Psychology Tips for Better Writing (Part 2: Characters Who do Bad Things)
In Part 1 of Psychology Tips for Better Writing I relied on my psychology degree to discuss five tips to help create well rounded characters. In Part 2, I'm going to specifically discuss psychological tips that will help with writing characters who do bad t...

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Review for Ethereal by Addison Moore
3 Stars. The writing was beautiful and the plot was both interesting and engaging. But, this book left me feeling underwhelmed. Ethereal moves at a fast pace, but at times it’s too fast. Problems develop quickly, but are also solved quickly resulting in a l...

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Psychology Tips for Better Writing (Part 1: Believable Characters)
The best stories have well developed characters, and being able to write well developed characters involves being able to accurately describe human behavior. Characters need to make realistic decisions and react in ways that your reader can understand and r...

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March 2017 Wrap Up
In case you missed anything, here's everything I was up to in March! READING: Books Reviewed in March: Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1) by Kaitlin Bevis - I am so hooked on the Hades/Persephone story after this book, it was awesome! Daughter of Earth and S...
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