BEA Bloggers Conference Recap + GIVEAWAY


Yesterday I recapped my #BEA15 experience. And be sure to check out my photo gallery! 

My dad and I chose to register for the BEA Bloggers Conference, which included the 3-day BEA pass and was actually cheaper. Also, I knew it would be an incredible opportunity to meet and network with other book bloggers. Pretty exciting!

We arrived at the Javits Center bright and early Wednesday morning to pick up our badges. While waiting for the keynote panel to begin, I met my first blogger friends, including Meghann of Becoming Books and Maura of Maura4u. We exchanged business cards, which was fun (I loved handing out my cards!).

The keynote panel was called “State of Blogging and Books.” Speakers Patty Anker, Ron Hogan, and Kameron Hurley discussed blogging trends and the possible future of blogging. The panel was moderated by Thea James.

I chose two of four morning sessions following the keynote. Then I skipped the first of the afternoon sessions because we were exploring the exhibit hall, but returned for the last session of the day. I summarize my three panels below!


Moderator: Brittany Kaback
Speakers: Sarah Moon, Kat O’Keefe, Sarah Pitre

This panel was especially interesting because the speakers included a blogger (Pitre), a podcaster (Moon), and a booktuber (O’Keefe). They discussed what it meant to “go beyond the blog,” by embracing collaborations with others, events, and book clubs.

It was exciting to hear more about booktubing – I love the direction booktubers like Kat are taking their channels. Their videos are unique, funny, and interesting. I wondered, should I give booktubing a shot?? Or post videos on the blog every now and then?

Question: Would you be interested in book-related videos on the blog? Is this idea something I should pursue or not? Comment to let me know!


Moderator: Nina Amir
Speakers: Maura Sweeney, Kate Rados, Kate Tilton

This panel gave me concrete tactics for producing content faster, which I really appreciated. Our new friend Maura, who podcasts, was a panelist. She was great, and I enjoyed hearing her speak.

One of the first tips for generating new content is something we all know but tend to forget – listen to your audience! Seek feedback, and decide what to act on. (Side note: Cait from Paper Fury created a survey for her readers a while back and I thought this was an excellent idea – she posed specific questions that gave her audience a structured way to submit feedback.)

Maura introduced a concept she called “cross pollination of media,” which is basically about reaching new people by utilizing different platforms. For example, I might look into creating a podcast or video to go alongside a blog post.

Other tactics for streamlining the posting process included keeping a blogging plan/calendar, scheduling posts, creating templates, and organizing thoughts/ideas in Scrivener.


I was super excited about this panel because it was moderated by Ashley Evans of Nose Graze, and I really wanted to meet her. (I just recently discovered Nose Graze, and it is a wealth of great content.)


Moderator: Ashley Evans (Blogger & Web Developer)
Speakers: Stephanie (Blogger/Designer), Hazel Ureta (Blogger)

The speakers explained the difference between HTML (structure) and CSS (design), and how they can be used to customize our blogs. This customization included bolding and italicizing text, changing text and background color, adding links and images, etc. The panel was interactive, so the speakers quizzed the audience and we helped create a dummy site so we could see HTML and CSS in action.

I enjoyed the panel and introduced myself at the end, and took a picture with the panelists.

*I’d like to note that every panel I attended during Blogger Con was really well done in terms of organization. The moderators were fantastic at keeping the speakers on track and on time. The speakers were focused and articulate and careful to give one another adequate opportunities to share. This was so awesome.

Thanks for reading!


I came home from BEA with so many great books, and I’m so excited to have this opportunity to share with all of you. Enter to win a signed ARC of The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker! (US only.)

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BookExpo America 2015 Recap

I’m still in disbelief that I actually attended BEA. The event was on my 2015 bucket list, so I mentioned it to my dad in early February, and he said we’d make it happen. Even when we booked our flights, it didn’t quite feel real.

Before I knew it, the month of May had come upon us. I had majorly procrastinated. About two weeks prior to the event, I began to panic because I had not yet created a color-coded schedule like everyone else. I decided to buckle down, and that’s when the Googling began. I read so many BEA-prep posts I could quote them in my sleep! No kidding. Rolling suitcase. Snacks. Portable charging device. Snacks. Comfortable footwear. Snacks.


Arrived in NYC around midday and went to a Yankee game that evening. (Anyone else a fan?!)

When we got back to our hotel that night, I freaked out a little because BEA IN THE MORNING OMG. I made sure I had everything at the ready – rolling suitcase, snacks, schedule, outfit, sneakers. And then I went to bed but didn’t get much sleep. (How could I?!)



Woke up early. My dad and I grabbed breakfast and took the subway. When the Javits Center came into view, it took my breath away. It’s a BIG building.

So this first day of BEA was more about the Bloggers Conference for us. (I’ll be blogging about my Blogger Con experience tomorrow!) The exhibit hall wouldn’t open until 1.

After our morning sessions at Blogger Con, my dad and I grabbed lunch and jumped in line for the exhibit hall upstairs. I was armed with my schedule and the catalogue for the day, which highlighted some of the authors/books/events taking place that afternoon. (It also advertised several galley drops which hadn’t been listed online!)

I was practically bouncing when the exhibit hall opened and the line began moving forward. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, so it was incredibly exciting when we entered and I saw all the booths and the stacks of books. My dad and I went a little crazy that first afternoon, grabbing every tote bag people thrust at us and every available book we laid eyes on.

I snagged an ARC of A Thousand Nights from the Disney Hyperion booth, because that was happening first thing. But then, according to my schedule, I didn’t have anything really pressing until my last Blogger Con session at 2:30.

And I’m actually glad that was the case, because it gave me a chance to freely explore and to get a feel for the layout of the floor. I was also lucky to run into Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and Kelly of Belle of the Literati at a Macmillan galley drop, and later Summer of Blue Sky Shelf (she knew who I was, which was cool)!

After my last Blogger Con session, I returned to the exhibit hall to wait in line for an autographed copy of The Witch Hunter. And that marked the completion of my first day of BEA, so my dad and I found a quiet spot outside the hall to sort our books. I eliminated several books, and then packed up my suitcase.



Thursday was my busiest day. It was characterized by waiting in very long lines for what felt like a really long time. But it was actually quite fun because I made so many new friends.

This is what went through my head every time I met fellow bloggers: MY PEOPLE!

My schedule was so packed with awesome galley drops and author signings that I knew I’d be making some tough choices. First on the list: run to Disney Hyperion to get in line for a special edition ARC of Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I was about 100th in line, but it was worth the wait because Alexandra Bracken was super sweet and personable! Meanwhile, my dad surprised me with a signed collector’s edition of James Dashner’s Maze Runner.

After Passenger we made our way to the autographing area. So I’m waiting in line for Megan Sheperd, author of The Cage, when my dad goes, “Isn’t that James Dashner?” So I turn around, and sure enough, there’s James Dashner just chillin’. Someone held my place in line while I approached him for a picture.

I also met booktubers Kat (Katytastic) and Jesse (Jesse the Reader) in the autographing area, and they were super nice!

It should have been time for lunch after that, but I realized the line for the Harlequin teen “power hour” was already forming. “Power hour” was pretty awesome because 5 authors were signing. I was pretty excited about Adi Alsaid’s Never Always Sometimes and Eleanor Herman’s Legacy of Kings. Also, major points to Eleanor Herman for wearing a toga and a crown.

That afternoon I spent some quality time at Macmillan, first while waiting in line for an ARC of Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales, and then while waiting for Marissa Meyer (EEK!).

Meeting Marissa Meyer was most definitely the highlight of my day. I love her books – she’s an incredible story teller! When her signing for Fairest was over, I looped back around to chat with her. I totally fangirled. 🙂

Shoutout to all the new friends I made on Thursday while waiting in lines!

Krystal @ Books Are My Thing / Talia @ Nerd With a Voice / Tzivi @ Cookie Addictions / Emma @ Miss Print / Nicole @ The Book Bandit / Ana @ Ana Loves



This was the highlight of my morning: My dad and I got off the subway and were walking toward the Javits Center, maybe 2 blocks out, when I turned to my right and realized I was walking alongside Shae from Shae Lit! I introduced myself (and hoped she didn’t think it was totally creepy that I recognized her on the street) and we chatted on our way to the Javits Center.

I got in line for the Black Widow signing at 9, then quickly made my way to the autographing area because Leigh Bardugo would be signing ARCs of Six of Crows at 10:30 and I knew the line would be super long. (It was.) I used my front-of-the-line pass, which was an excellent decision. Leigh Bardugo is so sweet and just generally awesome.

I snagged a few more books before my dad and I left. I was quite tired.

I could not have done it without my dad, who deserves a huge thank-you for helping make the trip possible and also for doing everything I said. (“Dad, you MUST go to Penguin immediately for the Soundless drop!” OR “Dad, please wait in line at Table 12 for a signed copy of Snow Like Ashes.”)

Shoutout to my Friday friends!

Summer @ Blue Sky Shelf / Christina @ Christina Reads YA / Emi @ A Spoonful of Words

*And if we met and I did not mention you in this post, I apologize. If we didn’t exchange business cards I have probably forgotten your name! But THANK YOU THANK YOU to EVERYONE I met at BEA who made this trip extraordinarily special. 


Total: 47 books

31 ARCs
10 hardback, 37 paperback
18 signed

Check out my gallery of pics from #BEA15. And come back tomorrow to read about my Blogger Con experience and to enter a giveaway! 

Brooke Reviews: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite authors. She has this incredible talent for writing stories that never fail to move me. I really enjoyed Saint Anything, as it featured all of Dessen’s trademark elements (“Hate Spinnerbait!”). 🙂 Maybe not my absolute #1 of Dessen’s books, but definitely a great read.

I felt like there was a lot going on in this book, and maybe that’s why it didn’t quite capture me the way several of Dessen’s other books have (Just Listen, for example). Sydney is your average teenage girl, except her brother is in jail and she seems to be shouldering the guilt of what he’s done. Her parents are so preoccupied with her brother’s situation that Sydney feels invisible.

So there’s the whole brother-in-jail thing overshadowing everything in Sydney’s life, but she’s also dealing with the unwanted attentions of a much older (and creepy!) boy, a new school, and new friends. She doesn’t feel invisible around the Chatham family. And for the first time, she feels somewhat understood. The Chatham family is by no means perfect, but they’re super close and they truly care for each other. They teach Sydney about what it means to face her challenges and move on. Layla Chatham is hilarious. She brightens this book with all her quirks, including her OCD with french fries. And, of course, there’s Mac, who’s incredibly sweet and knows how to treat a girl.

I thought the romance really took a backseat in this book, but that was okay with me. A romantic relationship was not going to fix what Sydney was going through. Dessen always deals with very real issues in an incredibly insightful and sensitive way, and I really appreciate that.

Again, extremely enjoyable read. Glad to have this on my bookshelf.

Top 10 Tuesday: Books as Movies/TV Shows


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Okay, this might be my favorite TTT so far this year. It’s cool because it’s not improbable – it seems to me as if more and more of my favorite books are being converted for the screen, whether it be for cinema or television.

Just look at the success of the Harry Potter movies, the Hunger Games franchise, Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars. As for TV shows, there’s Game of Thrones (I don’t watch it, but there’s plenty of evidence of it’s popularity!), The 100, the upcoming Mortal Instruments TV show.

Have I mentioned how crazy I am about today’s topic?? Huge fan.

1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – Multiple movies would be epic, but I think it’s particularly well suited for TV what with the alternating perspectives of the large cast of characters.


Kelsey Chow or Lindsey Morgan as CINDER ; Katie McGrath as LEVANA

2. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray – TV show. I just think each of the parallel universes could be explored in greater depth.

3. The Selection by Kiera Cass – TV show, like a teen version of The Bachelor. I’m sorry if that’s cliche. (I still think a lot of us would watch us.)

4. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – TV show. Hands-down. It’s addictive and intriguing and political. And don’t those qualities perfectly describe America’s current TV faves?


Julianne Hough or Lily James as KESTREL

5. Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter – I could see this going both ways. But I admit Cammie’s escapades as a spy-in-training could be filmed as individual episodes of a TV show, and each book as a full season.

6. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson – Super cute romantic comedy – you know the one, where everything goes wrong until the end? But I’d only watch it if they film in Europe.

7. Legend by Marie Lu – Ah, I’m torn. I’d be totally on board for a movie or a TV show. So long as there’s awesome chemistry between the characters just like the books!


Hailee Steinfeld as JUNE

8. The Cuckoo’s Calling / The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith – Movies! I love murder mysteries.

9. Born of Illusion by Teri Brown – The gritty and enchanting setting of jazz age New York screams TV show.

10. Smart Girls Get What They Want – This would be a seriously adorable coming-of-age romantic comedy. I’m gaga for Gigi!


Olivia Holt or Stefanie Scott as GIGI


Have you guys heard of the “If List“? It’s an online site that allows you to nominate actors/actresses for the roles of your favorite characters. I’ve only just discovered it, so I’m looking forward to playing around with it a bit. Check it out!

Do you prefer movies or TV shows? DISCUSSION QUESTION: Would you rather wait for your fave book to be turned into a movie, and watch it all in one go, or watch it as a TV show that spans over months/years?


Top 10 Tuesday: Books in My Summer Beach Bag


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

There is nothing sweeter than reading a good romance during the summer. It’s satisfying to read about young love while I sit by the pool or at the beach. <3


1. Love, Lucy by April Lindner

2. The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

3. Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik

4. The Heir by Kiera Cass

5. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West


6. Kissing in America by Margo Rabb – May 26

7. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – May 26

8. Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout – June 9

9. Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat – June 16

10. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid – Aug 4


Have you read any of these books? Are you looking forward to reading any of these books? Share your thoughts! 


Brooke’s first-time BEA prep


I am SO excited to be attending BookExpo America this year. I’ve been looking forward to it for months, but now that it’s here, I don’t know what to do with myself.

I’ve been purposefully procrastinating because it’s so overwhelming, and therefore do not feel quite as prepared as I could be. But these past few days, I’ve really buckled down and done some research. I’d love to share with you what I’ve learned. I hope it’s interesting and helpful, especially for those of you who are also first-timers.


So I registered about a month ago for the BEA Bloggers Conference, which includes the 3-day BEA pass. (It’s also cheaper!) I checked and double-checked this, because the pricing chart was rather confusing and I wanted to be sure I was choosing the correct badge.

*I actually contacted Shae @ Shae Has Left the Room to ask her a few questions about registration, and she was super sweet and helpful. She also pointed me in the direction of the Press Pass, which is free. I submitted my info but was not approved for this pass. It was worth a shot! Thanks, Shae 🙂

Quick note: I’ve turned this into a family trip to NYC, so travel/lodging was taken care of. I did not go through the process of booking my own flights or searching for a roommate.

Tips & Tricks

Since registering, I’ve been Googling “BEA tips and tricks” and also searching through the archives of trusted blogger friends.

Many bloggers who’ve attended in the past put together fantastic pre- and post-BEA blog series chronicling their planning process and sharing their experiences. I’ve listed the links to these informative blogs below. (And what’s great is that many of these blogs point to other blogs with BEA posts and that’s how I’ve found them all! Yay for bloggers promoting other bloggers!)

Shae’s 6-part BEA Tips blog series
Octavia’s So You Want To Go To BEA? blog series
Jon’s What No One Tells You About BEA (And You Should Know…)
Liza’s Tips for BEA
Nose Graze’s How to Own the Hell Out of BookExpo America
Nose Graze’s BookExpo America Tips – Things I’m Glad I Did & Things I Learned

Through one of the sites listed above, I also discovered the Goodreads BookExpo America discussion. I submitted a question to the 2015 Signing Info thread and received a lengthy reply shortly thereafter.

What I’ve Learned

  • Wear comfortable shoes!
  • Bring a phone charger! (Apparently the Javits Center has terrible WiFi and drains your battery.)
  • Bring snacks! (When do I ever NOT bring snacks?)
  • Know the difference between ticketed and non-ticketed author signings!
  • Utilize the ‘shipping’ area or bring a suitcase so you’re not carrying loads of books all day long!
  • Create a color-coded schedule! (No, seriously. Almost every ‘BEA prep’ post I’ve read recommends this.)

I’ve explored nearly every inch of the official BEA site, and I’ve also played around a bit with the online BEA show planner. Now, I’m creating a spreadsheet (my color-coded schedule) and researching the ARCs I’ll want to look out for at the event.

Check out the Publisher’s Weekly list of ‘Can’t-Miss Kids’ Galleys.’


Besides all the books (ARCs! ARCs! signed copies!), I’m really looking forward to meeting/networking with other bloggers. I think it’s going to be really cool to meet some of my online friends in person, and to have the chance to tell them how much I appreciate their work. I’ve even ordered business cards, which I’m pretty stoked about.

Clearly I am not an expert on all-things BEA. But I’m a pretty good finder-of-online-information, so if you have any questions, I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.

ALSO, let me know if you’ll be there! We can stand in lines together and chat!

Brooke Reviews: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

So I know we shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but I really think the awesome cover of this book is what grabbed me. And, of course, that it’s a Snow White retelling, because I’m a huge fan of retellings.

I enjoyed many aspects of this book – the futuristic story world, feisty protagonist (princess in hiding!), reluctant romance, similarities to the original fairy tale. The story takes place in space, and Essie is the only girl on the mining planet Thanda because she’s a mechanic. Her seven dwarfs are seven drones, the mining drones she programmed herself and who keep her company. The reader doesn’t know much in the beginning about why Essie is in hiding, but you know it has to be a good reason because Thanda isn’t particularly safe or comfortable.

When Dane crashes onto her planet, I thought the plot would be pretty predictable from then on out. But I give author R.C. Lewis major points for adding interesting twists that made the plot quite the opposite! Both Essie and Dane have interesting backstories. The romance is slow and sweet, and it’s rewarding in the end.

Essie’s lingo was a bit overwhelming – she has this entire vocabulary that takes a while to get used to. Believe me when I say I appreciate good world building, but this was a bit distracting.

I really liked this retelling of the classic Snow White. I think it accomplished what all good retellings should: capture the overall tone/essence of the fairy tale, while giving the original a unique spin.


Top 10 Tuesday: Characters With Genius IQs


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

So for this freebie day, I’ve decided to go back to the topic I skipped earlier this month (April 28) – I was swamped with exams! Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _____ (are musically inclined, have lost someone, have depression, who grow up poor, etc.) I’m glad I get to revisit it, as I think it’s a super awesome prompt and all my favorite geniuses came to mind…

*in no particular order


1.Reynie Muldoon, Sticky Washington, Constance Contraire (The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart) – The birthday party at the end of book 1? Knocked my socks off. (If you’ve read the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about!) *Hint: It’s the reason grumpy Constance Contraire will forever have a place in my heart.

2. Lizzie, Gregor’s sister (Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins) – She loves solving puzzles, and she’s good at it, but she’s shy and incredibly humble. Gotta love that combination in a character.

3. Charles Wallace, Meg’s younger brother (A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle) – Maybe he and Constance Contraire should go out.

4. Turtle Wexler (The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin) – She’s weird, but I wish we could be friends.

5. Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer) – “Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind.” He’s only everything I’ve always wished I could be.


6. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling) – Okay, so, we may not be explicitly told that Hermione is a genius, but we all know it’s true.

7. Liz Sutton (Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter) – She speaks a ton of languages and cracks CIA codes, but she’s klutzy and naive and super sweet.

8. Micah (Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas) – Has a genius IQ, and he’s adorable for it. 😉

9. Paul and Teddy (A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray) – There is nothing more attractive than two teenage guys studying parallel dimensions alongside your brilliant parents.

10. June and Day (Legend by Marie Lu) – Two prodigies – a soldier and a criminal – totally makes for a super cute romance.




How to create a storyboard for your novel


In my last post, I wrote about an excellent resource for writers – Donald Maass’ Writing the Breakout Novel.

In this post, I’ll write about storyboarding and identifying key plot points.

Some writers are tempted to run the opposite direction when they’re told to “outline” or “plot” their novel before they begin writing. We call these writers “pantsers” because they write by the seat of their pants. Writers who prefer planning are called “plotters.”

Honestly, I believe today’s post is for writers of both camps. Creating a storyboard is a fun process which gives structure to one’s novel but isn’t quite as formal as the traditional outline.

Basically, it’s about visualizing the timeline of one’s novel and the placement of all the important events.

A storyboard follows the three-act structure, which you may have seen before. I learned about a similar method called the “plot clock” at a past writer’s conference. And more recently, I’ve become familiar with the “master outline” which is featured on Better Novel Project.

*I’ve come to realize that it isn’t necessarily a strict adherence to any one of these methods, but rather a combination, that does the trick for me. It’s all about finding what works for you.



tri-fold poster board
Sharpie markers
*LOTS and LOTS of post-it notes

*Okay, so, you don’t need LOTS and LOTS. I just find it’s much more fun to have a variety of colors and sizes to choose from.


Use your Sharpie to draw a line down the middle panel, splitting this section in half. You should now have four columns. Label these “Act I,” “Act II A,” “Act II B,” and “Act III.”

Label important story elements on post-it notes and place them on your board. The remaining post-it notes are for the scenes which make up your story. This is where my love of color-coding comes into play. On my storyboard, scenes are blue, ideas/thoughts are orange. Some people prefer assigning colors to their characters so it’s easier to keep track of subplots.


Major plot points include the inciting moment, Act 1 climax, Act II-A climax (midpoint!), Act II-B climax, and Act III climax. Each climax should represent an important decision your protagonist makes to move the story forward.

The storyboard is helpful because it allows you to see where pieces of your story fit into the overall plot arc. Also, it feels less intimidating than outlining, as there’s a feeling of flexibility. It’s easy to move your post-it notes around the board.


I hope you give this method a shot and decide to create a storyboard of your own. Put your spin on it, and let me know how it goes!


Brooke Reviews: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas has done it again – completely swept me off my feet. ACOTAR is a beautiful, compelling, and steamy retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I absolutely loved it.

If you’ve also read Throne of Glass, I’d be willing to bet that you opened this book with high expectations. I certainly did. I thought it was great that ACOTAR features Maas’ distinct storytelling style, but has a completely different tone/feel than Throne of Glass. The book delves deeper into the realm of the Fae, and Maas has carefully crafted a unique story world and plot.

First of all, I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings. And I’m quite fond of Beauty and the Beast, simply because Belle is an avid reader. And also because it’s all about focusing on what’s on the inside rather than on outward appearance. I enjoyed following along with Feyre’s story and comparing it to Belle’s. Of course, while there are many similarities, Maas has given the beloved fairy tale a new twist and incredible depth.

And can we talk about Feyre’s absolutely steamy and swoon-y (is that a word?) romance?? There were several scenes (if you’ve read it, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT) that made my heart pound and my cheeks flush. And THAT is a testament to Maas’ skills with pacing and character development.

I care so deeply for each and every character (even Rhysand!), and so when terrible things happened to them it felt like my heart was being ripped to shreds. (Because unfortunately terrible things happen to them. And it’s painful.) What I’m saying is, this book gives you ALL the feels.

The first half of the book is definitely slower-paced than the second half, but I never found myself to be disinterested or bored. I couldn’t put it down. The ending ties things up quite nicely, but there are a few loose ends that raise interesting questions for book 2. Excellent, excellent read. I enjoyed every minute of it (when I wasn’t having an emotional breakdown, that is).

Read the book. And I’ll give a quick shout-out to Throne of Glass, too. 😉