ARC Review: The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

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36297088The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

Release date: March 5th, 2019
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genres: Poetry
Format: eBook

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The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry, taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars. They tried to silence her once and for all, but the mermaid’s voice returns in this one.

Once again I’ve been blown away by Amanda Lovelace’s poetry. I adored her past two collections and have recommended them to everyone I know. There’s just so much emotion and honesty in her poems that you can’t help but become fully invested in learning about the story behind them. This collection is a complete emotional rollercoaster. It’s divided into parts which explore topics such as abuse, self-harm, suicide and death, then moves onto the aftermath or fallout from the trauma of these and finally deals with healing. While all of her books so far have followed this format, I enjoyed how this time poems from other poets were also featured. Their words of healing, self-love and worth made Lovelace’s even more powerful. Plus, it introduced me to poets that I’ve never heard of before. I´m very much looking forward to picking up their books soon!

“she didn’t kiss frogs.
she kissed great white sharks.”

I cannot recommend this book (and the entire Women Are Some Kind of Magic series) enough. It’s an emotional journey that hits you right in the gut. You’ll cry, get angry, smile and probably have to put it down a few times but in the end, it leaves you with hope. I look forward to seeing what Lovelace will release next!


About the Author

15225448Growing up a word-devourer and avid fairy tale lover, it was only natural that Amanda Lovelace began writing books of her own and so she did. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found waiting for pumpkin spice coffee to come back into season and binge-watching Gilmore Girls. (before you ask: team Jess all the way.) The lifelong poetess and storyteller currently lives in New Jersey with her spouse, their bunnycat, and a combined book collection so large it will soon need its own home. She has her B.A. in English literature with a minor in sociology. Her first collection, The Princess Saves Herself in This One, won the Goodreads choice award for best poetry of 2016 and is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller.

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Review: Highland Raven by Melanie Karsak

27506917Highland Raven by Melanie Karsak
Release date: July 1st, 2015
Publisher: Clockpunk Press
Genres: Historical fiction, fantasy
Format: eBook

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Destined to become Queen of Scotland.
Bound by blood to the Celtic gods.

Scotland, 1026 — Gruoch, descendant of the line of MacAlpin, should have been born into a life of ease. But fate is fickle. Her father’s untimely death, rumored to have been plotted by King Malcolm, leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line.
Escaping to one of the last strongholds of the old Celtic gods, Gruoch becomes an adept in arcane craft. Her encounters with the otherworld, however, suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined. Haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she’s never met, Gruoch soon feels her fate is not her own. She is duty-bound to wed a powerful lord, if not the Prince himself; however, she’s not sure she can stop her heart when she meets Banquo, a gallant highlander and druid.

*sigh* Where do I even start with this review? This book….this book was not what I was expecting. Sometimes that’s a good thing but not here. This was a complete and utter letdown. A disappointment.

I was super excited to read this book. I love historical fiction and Scotland…so what could go wrong? It’s advertised as being for fans out Outlander (which I am) and stories about witches, magic and folklore. Plus, it’s supposed to be the story of Lady Macbeth’s life before the events that take place in Shakespeare’s famous play. However….it just ended up being a huge mess of a book with plot holes, confusing storylines and unlikeable characters.

Basically, the book tells the story of Gruoch (Lady Macbeth) who comes from a long line of nobles with close ties to traditional Celtic gods. Before being married off she is sent to an all-female camp in the woods to learn about magic and the old ways of life. She learns that she’s actually the reincarnation of a famous female Scottish warrior and goddess. Oh, and she falls in love with Banquo (who later appears in the play Macbeth). There’s magic involved, past lives and a strange sequence in a magical world? I’m still not really sure what happened in those chapters. The storylines were all over the place and chapters began not always taking into consideration what happened in the previous one. I. Am. Just. So. Confused!

And the characters did nothing for me. I felt no connection at all. Gruoch was one of those oh so perfect characters. Everyone loved her. She had no faults whatsoever. Magic came easily to her. She was stronger than everyone around her, even as someone new to magic and the old ways. Plus, the author used so many names to refer to her that I had such a hard time keeping them straight. Sometimes she was Gruoch but also Corbie, Cerridwen and Boudicca. Like why?

The first part of the book also rubbed me the wrong way. Every other page featured some kind of reference to sexual assault or physical violence against women. This added nothing to the story and seemed to have only been included for shock value. Both of these topics are extremely serious and shouldn’t be used to as a random plot point.

The book ended on a cliffhanger but I just really can’t be bothered to find out what happens next. I most definitely won’t be picking up the sequel or any of other books in the series. However, I am open to recommendations for historical fiction based in Scotland. Any suggestions?


About the Author

6539577Melanie Karsak is the author of The Airship Racing Chronicles, The Harvesting Series, and The Celtic Blood Series. A steampunk connoisseur, zombie whisperer, and heir to the iron throne, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

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ARC Review: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

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37584991The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

Release date: October 30th, 2018
Publisher: Berkley Books
Genres: Contemporary, adult, romance
Format: eBook

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When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn’t come as a surprise–or happen in front of 45,000 people.

When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn’t the hard part–they’ve only been dating for five months, and he can’t even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans…

At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik’s rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He’s even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik’s social media blows up–in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can’t be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes…

Contemporary romance is a genre that I’ve been exploring more of as of late and I’m so glad that I stumbled upon this book while browsing through NetGalley. This novel was exactly what I needed! It’s beyond adorable and so much fun from beginning to end. A perfect summer read for lounging by the pool and soaking up the sun (too bad that it’s scheduled for release in October…what a wasted opportunity!).

Before I start my review, I do want to say that I have never read the author’s debut, The Wedding Date. The Proposal features characters from this book but it’s not promoted as a sequel or companion novel. Not reading the first book didn’t impact my enjoyment of this one at all. So, you don’t have to worry at all, however, I now really want to read The Wedding Date. It sounds like another great romantic read!

The story begins with a woman having her boyfriend of only a few months propose to her at a Dodger’s game. She declines his proposal and is judged by thousands of people in the stadium. Right away I was behind her 100% because I would hate having such a public proposal. I cringe just thinking about it. I could really put myself in the main character’s shoes and I loved that about this book. Anyway, as the lead character is trying to deal with the awkward situation, she’s aided by a man who had watched the whole thing a few rows back. This intervention changes both of their lives and kicks off a series of events that made me smile uncontrollably, laugh out loud, sigh and shake my head in disagreement. I cheered the characters on and found myself mumbling about some of their choices…basically I was fully invested in this story and was so sad when it ended.

What I especially loved was how the romance was friends to lovers. The two characters had to navigate through a lot of personal issues to figure out how they could make what they had work. Things weren’t easy but that’s what makes for a good story! The book is also very diverse with a cast of characters that actually reflect the world that we live in. For example, there is a black main character and a Latino love interest. The writing was simple, but it flowed and I just kept on turning the pages. I read this book rather quickly and totally didn’t mean to…I just couldn’t help myself! 

So, if you are looking for a fun romance book to read or need a good pick-me-up then this book is totally for you! I know that I’ll be getting a copy of the author’s first novel very soon and will be keeping on eye on her future releases.


About the Author

16287225Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School. She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks. As well as writing books, Jasmine sometimes writes about books, pop-culture, and food, some of her favorite things.

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ARC Review: Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

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36430924Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

Release date: October 9th, 2018
Publisher: Amulet
Genre: Young adult, fantasy
Format: eBook

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In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade.

In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt, and Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her — and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city — or themselves.

I absolutely adored Destiny Soria’s debut Iron Cast and automatically requested Beneath the Citadel when I saw it posted on NetGalley. While it’s very different from her first novel, Beneath the Citadel was just as good or even better! The book is full of adventure, magic and political intrigue and I simply couldn’t get enough! For being almost 500 pages long, I read through it so quickly and was so sad when it ended.

The story begins with four of the characters being sentences to death for the involvement in a treasonous plot. It starts off with no explanation and throws the reader right into the world of the characters. This was exhilarating…I could feel the danger the characters faced, their urgency to find a way out and escape. Books that start this way are always my favourite. The author wasted no time in getting right into the story and the rest of the book was the same way. There was never a moment when the characters weren’t on their toes, not having to solve a puzzle or fight for their freedom. This made me want to keep reading and reading, even when it was 2am and I was extremely tired. I just had to keep on going to find out what would happen next!

I really feel that this novel and its themes can tie in to what is currently happening in the world today. It focuses on topics such as the abuse of power, corruption, censorship, violence and mass murder. The main characters are fighting against this but along the way also realize that sometimes people who want to help are actually only in for it to help themselves. Nothing in this book is black and white. The characters and the situations that they find themselves in are very complex and fluid.

Talking about characters, the novel is very much driven by hem, with six different points of view. This method of story telling could have become confusing, but the author has masterfully created six unique characters with very different voices. The book also features gay, bisexual, aromantic/asexual characters, as well as fat representation. Now I can’t comment on how well this representation was written, however, I did like how this didn’t become what the book revolved around. Instead, it was who the characters were and wasn’t add to create drama or shock value. I loved how everything was slowly explained through their narratives. The beginning of the story didn’t feature an information dump. Instead, the reader had to be patient as the secrets of the characters and the world were revealed.

Beneath the Citadel is a fantastic standalone that fans of YA fantasy and adventure should totally check out. Go add it to your TBR and don’t forget to pre-order it now! Also, in the meantime, you can listen to the book’s soundtrack recorded by the Paper Crane Society (which I think is such a cool idea).

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About the Author

14757755Destiny Soria writes Young Adult fiction. Her debut novel Iron Cast was published by Abrams/Amulet in Fall 2016. Her second novel Beneath the Citadel is slated for Fall 2018.

Destiny lives in Birmingham, AL, where she spends her time trying to come up with bios that make her sound kind of cool. She has yet to succeed.

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Blog Tour: Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel (Review & Giveaway)

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37638219Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel

Release date: September 4th, 2018
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Genre: Young adult, fantasy

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Keeper of the Bees is a tale of two teens who are both beautiful and beastly, and whose pasts are entangled in surprising and heartbreaking ways.

Dresden is cursed. His chest houses a hive of bees that he can’t stop from stinging people with psychosis-inducing venom. His face is a shifting montage of all the people who have died because of those stings. And he has been this way for centuries—since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland, corrupting its people.

He follows harbingers of death, so at least his curse only affects those about to die anyway. But when he arrives in a Midwest town marked for death, he encounters Essie, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from debilitating delusions and hallucinations. His bees want to sting her on sight. But Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at Dresden.

Essie is fascinated and delighted by his changing features. Risking his own life, he holds back his bees and spares her. What starts out as a simple act of mercy ends up unraveling Dresden’s solitary life and Essie’s tormented one. Their impossible romance might even be powerful enough to unravel a centuries-old curse.

I just finished reading Black Bird of the Gallows (a book that I thoroughly enjoyed) and was super excited to pick this novel up. Now, Keeper of the Bees is technically a companion novel to Meg Kassel’s debut, but can be read as a standalone. So, if you haven’t read Black Bird of the Gallows (which you really should) don’t worry. You can still completely enjoy everything about this book. 🙂

Before I start my review, I just want to say that originally I turned my nose up at Black Bird of the Gallows. I unfairly dismissed it as being too Twilight sounding and turned down a chance to review it when it was released last year. When I received the blog tour sign-up for Keeper of the Bees I was really excited because of the cover and synopsis. Then I made the connection and decided to give it a chance. I’m just really, really glad that I did. I’ve totally been missing out! Anyway…time for the actual review.

Things I Liked:

  • The book was very easy to read through and I was completely engaged from the first page until the very end. It really didn’t feel like I read 400 pages. I’ve lately been struggling with books longer than 300 pages. Why? I have no idea but I’ve been losing interest midway through and with this story that didn’t happen. I actually read it within a couple of day it was that good!
  • The story is told through multiple points of view. Sometimes this can get a bit confusing because the characters tend to sound too similar. However, I really enjoyed reading the two POVs. Both were totally unique and I never found myself wanting to skip over a certain chapter because it revolved around a particular character.
  • Adding on to the point above, I loved the two main characters! Essie was absolutely wonderful. Throughout the story she suffered from hallucinations and I liked how the author invited the reader into her head during these periods where she wasn’t fully in control. I felt like I really got to know Essie and sympathize with her struggles. Dresden was very interesting to read about because of his “curse”. My heart really hurt for him.
  • I liked the Beauty and the Beast vibes that the story gives off. The lesson or main idea is that we all have our issues or problems, things that we struggle with. We shouldn’t judge others based on what we initially see because underneath there is great beauty. The romance between Essie and Dresden really went up against the odds and I cheered them on the entire time. You can’t help but rally behind them and become invested in their fight to be together and defeat their own personal demons.
  • If you have read Black Bird of the Gallows, then you already know a lot about the harbingers of death. This book immerses the reader into the world of the beekeepers and further adds to the mythology previously introduced. I liked getting to see the other side of things and to further understand how things work in Kassel’s super unique world.

Things I Disliked:

  •  The romance was a bit too insta-love for me. Things moved really fast! I kind of rolled my eyes a few times, but at least there weren’t any love triangles or squares. That would have been too much for me! I prefer slow burning romances that take time to develop.

So, if you were a fan of Black Bird of the Gallows or like paranormal romances than this book is totally for you! It’s very heartwarming, easy to read and very additive. I’m eagerly looking forward to Kassel’s next release.


About the Author

8353652Meg Kassel is an author of paranormal and speculative books for young adults. A New Jersey native, Meg graduated from Parson’s School of Design and worked as a graphic designer before embracing her true passion, writing. She now lives in a log house in the Maine woods with her family, and is busy at work on her next novel. A fan of ’80s cartoons, original Netflix series, daydreaming, and ancient mythology, Meg has always been fascinated and inspired by the fantastic, the creepy, and the futuristic. When she’s not writing, Meg is reading, hanging out with her husband and daughter, hiding her peanut butter cups, or walking her rescue mutt, Luna. She is a two-time finalist and the 2016 YA winner of the RWA Golden Heart© contest. Her debut novel, Black Bird of the Gallows, was released in 2017.

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Blog Tour: Jaclyn and the Beanstalk by Mary Ting (Review & Giveaway)

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39353711Jaclyn and the Beanstalk by Mary Ting

Release date: September 4th, 2018
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Genre: Young adult, fantasy
Format: eBook

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What fate awaits a girl who hears monsters at night…

Sixteen-year-old Jaclyn looks up to her father. An honest man who once fought for the king, he now teaches Jaclyn how to use her wits—and her sword.

But he has a secret. And his secret may have a connection to the one thing Jaclyn is hiding from him.

Upon hearing “monsters” are terrorizing the small villages around Black Mountain, Jaclyn’s father and his friends head out to hunt them … but they don’t return.

Armed only with her sword and three magic beans—a gift from a mysterious old woman—Jaclyn sets out for Black Mountain to save her father.

On her climb, one bean drops and grows into a beanstalk, catching her when she falls.

She isn’t the only one that takes the ride. Jack, her childhood friend and secret crush, is following her.

Jaclyn and Jack will have to work together to save not only their fathers, but the townspeople the beasts plan to lay waste to before it’s too late.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with Jaclyn and the Beanstalk, but I was completely taken by surprise. I totally adored this very fun and unique reimagining of Jack and the Beanstalk! Before I start my review, I do want to say that I can’t believe I actually debated signing up for the blog tour. I saw the graphics and the book title and thought it looked interesting. I thought about signing up, then said no but for some reason went back to it at the last minute. I can’t explain why but I’m so glad that I did!

Things That I Liked:

  • The book doesn’t take its time in introducing the reader to the story. Pages upon pages aren’t wasted with information dumping that slow down the story. Instead, the author throws the reader into the action right away. I love when this happens in books because I find it to exhilarating and fun. It also leaves a bit of mystery, a reason to keep on reading to find out more.
  • There’s so much action and adventure in this story that you seriously won’t want to stop reading. I honestly devoured it within a couple of hours. While reading you can’t help but be caught up in the journey, the battles against monsters and demons and the cute romance that develops.
  • Talking about the romance, it wasn’t what the book was mainly about. Jaclyn has a mission and doesn’t waver from it. The romance never took away from her determined personality or dominated what was happening. Instead, it burned in the background and helped push her character development forward. It was seriously well written.
  • I really liked how the author switched things up by changing the gender of the story’s main character. Instead of Jack we have Jaclyn, a character that you can’t help but cheer on. She’s like a firecracker…full of energy, intelligent and willing to take chances. She’s by no means perfect and goes through a multitude of situations that help her learn and grow.
  • The book is a standalone and it was honestly refreshing to have the story wrapped up at the very end. That said, there’s still enough room for the author to continue the story if she wanted. I would totally be up for more adventures with Jaclyn!

Things That I Disliked:

  • There were a lot of religious aspects to the book that I just wasn’t used to reading about. I usually avoid books that are highly influenced by religious messages/books because I think that they are too preachy. This book had its moments but overall it didn’t come across as overbearing. Of course, this little complaint is completely personal and some people might not even realize that there are religious elements at play or they may not even care. It’s really up to each individual person and their preferences.

How have I not heard of Mary Ting before? She has a bunch of books listed on Goodreads that I look forward to reading in the near future. I highly recommend this book to fans of fairytale retellings/reimaginings. It was so much fun to read and totally addictive.


About the Author

4388953Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one (Something Great). She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book No Bullies Allowed.

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Blog Tour: Reign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer (Review & Giveaway)

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Book cover (Reign of Mist).jpgReign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer
Release date: September 13th, 2018
Publisher: Talem Press
Genres: Young adult, fantasy

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The realm’s darkest secret is out.

The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents.

On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past, and take her fate into her own hands before it’s too late.

Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleak’s friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust.

But one thing is certain: war is coming, and they must all be ready when it does.


My Review:

*** Read my review for Heart of Mist, the first book in the series, here.

I’m so happy that I stumbled upon a Twitter post for this book’s blog tour. I hadn’t heard of the series before and it completely blows my mind because I love all things fantasy. And…this series is fantasy done beautifully right!

  • The cover! Just look at how gorgeous and yet simplistic it is. The gold design really pops when placed on top of the purple background. Ahhh…I LOVE IT!
  • Like its predecessor, the story is very female focused. Women take centre stage and hold many different roles. They are leaders, warriors, strong, weak, self-assured, on personal journeys of discovery, etc. I enjoyed how the female characters were not pigeonholed into one stereotype. For instance, to be a strong character women have to be portrayed as a warrior, wielding swords and demonstrating physical strength.
  • I enjoyed reading about Bleak’s journey to fight her demons and become a better version of herself. In the first book she did everything to sabotage her own progress. She was constantly looking for alcohol to feed her addiction and in this book she’s making a conscious effort to fight it. I love it when you can cheer a character on. She’s not perfect and that makes her all the more real.
  • I gained a new appreciation for some of the characters that I didn’t necessarily enjoy in the first book. The story is told through multiple points of view which provide the reader with all sides of the story. Some characters didn’t feel necessary in the first book. However, here every character matters. I won’t give anything away, but there were totally some twists and turns with characters that I didn’t see coming. I had so much fun flipping through the pages and seeing what would happen next.
  • The story was beautifully written. The author writes in a way that really immerses the reader in the world and the story of the characters. I could easily imagine what each character looked like, how they acted and the environment around them. What amazed me was how this was all done without being too wordy or descriptive.

So…this is most definitely a book (and series) that you totally NEED to read. I can’t wait to read the next book and find out what happens next. I’m so addicted to everything about this series: the writing, the magic, the characters…I could go on and on. But don’t just take my word for it. If you haven’t read the first book DO IT NOW! You won’t be able to put it down and will need to read Reign of Mist right away.

** Also, as a side note, you can download six free prequels to Heart of Mist and Reign of Mist on the author’s website.


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Author photo (Helen) coloredHelen Scheuerer is a YA fantasy author from Sydney, Australia. Heart of Mist is the first book in her high fantasy trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles. It explores themes of identity, belonging, loyalty, addiction, loss, and responsibility.

Helen is also the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit (www.writersedit.com), an online literary magazine and learning platform for emerging writers. It’s now one of the largest writers’ platforms in the world.

Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.

Helen is now a full-time author living by the beach.

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