Meet Me At Midnight Review

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Meet Me At Midnight

Author: Jessica Pennington

Publisher: Tor Teen/Macmillan

Release Date: April 7, 2020

Pages: 336 pages

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

They have a love-hate relationship with summer.

45043589Sidney and Asher should have clicked. Two star swimmers forced to spend their summers on a lake together sounds like the perfect match. But it’s the same every year—in between cookouts and boat rides and family-imposed bonfires, Sidney and Asher spend the dog days of summer finding the ultimate ways to prank each other. And now, after their senior year, they’re determined to make it the most epic summer yet.

But their plans are thrown in sudden jeopardy when their feud causes their families to be kicked out of their beloved lake houses. Once in their new accommodations, Sidney expects the prank war to continue as usual. But then she gets a note—Meet me at midnight. And Asher has a proposition for her: join forces for one last summer of epic pranks, against a shared enemy—the woman who kicked them out.

Their truce should make things simpler, but six years of tormenting one another isn’t so easy to ignore. Kind of like the undeniable attraction growing between them.

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REVIEW

5

I absolutely ADORED this book! I couldn’t put it down, and wound up reading it in one day. I read it last month, and it totally helped me escape from all the craziness going on in the world. This is the third book I’ve read by Jessica Pennington, and I feel like her books keep on improving, and this may be the best one yet.

Our main characters Asher and Sidney have been vacationing with their families in cottages across from each other since they were fourteen years old. It’s usually the same thing every summer- cookouts, bonfires, bike rides, and them pranking each other. They’ve just graduated from high school and they’re determined to make this the best summer of pranks yet! Plans go awry though, when their pranking causes their families to get kicked out. The two families wind up having to rent one home and all live in it together. Shortly after they arrive, Sidney winds up getting a note from Asher to “meet me at midnight” and they decide to join forces the rest of the summer and prank the woman who kicked them out.

I loved the banter between Sidney and Asher. I loved how their relationship enfolded through the pages. I loved that I could read the story from both points of view, and that the author provided some flashbacks into the past. I loved the pranks that they came up with together. I loved how both of the characters are athletes, and that it explored all the work that goes into being a swimmer. I loved that the story took place at one of the beach lakes in Michigan, and has some easter eggs from one of Jess’s previous books. I laughed a lot during this story, but I also cried. It’s one of those books that just pulls at your emotions. I was totally in this for these two amazing characters!

If you enjoy an enemies to lovers summer romance, then this book is for you! It released  on Tuesday, April 7th, so please make sure you check it out! *I received an e-arc from Netgalley of this book and it in no way impacts my review*

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jessica PenningtonJessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. A serial entrepreneur with a B.A. in public relations, Jessica has a passion for grassroots marketing. She lives in a Michigan beach town, where she owns more YA novels than many teens and spends most of her time on a laptop, rather than on a beach.

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Bone Crier’s Moon Review

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title:  Bone Crier’s Moon

Author: Kathryn Purdie

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: March 3, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 480

 

SYNOPSIS:

“We will have to make our own sacrifices one day, and it will be easier if we don’t grow attached to those destined to die.”

BoneCriersMoon_Cover (1)Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die. 

The first pulse-pounding novel in a new duology from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Burning Glass shines with doomed romance, macabre magic, and a betrayal with the power to shatter the boundary between the living and the dead.

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REVIEW:

5

This book was amazing! The story was told through three different points of view. We see what’s happening through the eyes of Ailesse, Sabine, and Bastien. Ailesse and Sabine are Leuress and have been preparing their whole lives to carry out the traditions and the sacred duties of their people. They draw their strengths to ferry the souls of the dead from animal bones. Sabine has always shied away from the Bone Criers practices, but Ailesse has been training hard her whole life to become the next leader. I love the friendship between Ailesse and Sabine. I really feel like their relationship is the heart of the story. They’re the best of friends and will do anything to protect each other.

Bastien’s father was killed by a Bone Crier and he has always been set on revenge until he meets Ailesse, who is destined to kill him, her one true love. When Ailesse’s rite of passage goes awry, things change in ways they never could have imagined. I love Bastien as he and Ailesse have similar personalities. They’re both headstrong and passionate. I’m a sucker for enemies to lovers stories, so this trope pulled me right in.

I loved the unique mythology, the magic, the amazing friendships, the romance, the betrayals! I am so looking forward to book two! Definitely add this book to your TBR if you haven’t already. It’s out in stores now.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Headshot-CropKathryn Purdie is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the BURNING GLASS series and BONE CRIER’S MOON, the first in a YA fantasy duology from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. She lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and three children. Kathryn is a trained classical actress who studied at the Oxford School of Drama. In her spare time, she loves writing songs on her guitar for her characters, binge-watching TV, and devouring Peanut Butter Oreos. Discover more about her at www.kathrynpurdie.com

Of Curses and Kisses Review

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title: Of Curses and Kisses

Author: Sandhya Menon

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Release Date: February 18, 2020

Genre: Teen Fiction

Pages: 384

 

SYNOPSIS:

OF CURSES AND KISSES FINALOf Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon is a contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast set at an elite boarding school in the mountains–think Beauty and the Beast meets Gossip Girl! It’s out February 18th, 2020 and even has a *map* in the hardcover. Featuring an Indian princess and a misanthropic British aristocrat, it’s immersive, glamorous, and full of smoldering kisses! I hope you guys will order it wherever you get your books! Read on for the official description from the back of the book…
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Will the princess save the beast?
For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds out she’ll be attending the same elite boarding school as Grey Emerson, and it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. She knows what she must do: Make Grey fall in love with her and break his heart. But much to Jaya’s annoyance, Grey’s brooding demeanor and lupine blue eyes have drawn her in. There’s simply no way she and her sworn enemy could find their fairy-tale ending… Right?His Lordship Grey Emerson is a misanthrope. Thanks to an ancient curse by a Rao matriarch, Grey knows he’s doomed once he turns eighteen. Sequestered away in the mountains at St. Rosetta’s International Academy, he’s lived an isolated existence—until Jaya Rao bursts into his life. Sparkling and elegant, Jaya’s unlike anyone Grey has ever met. Still, he can’t shake the feeling that she’s hiding something. Something that might just have to do with the rose-shaped ruby pendant around her neck…As the stars conspire to keep them apart, Jaya and Grey grapple with questions of love, loyalty, and whether it’s possible to write your own happy ending.

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REVIEW:

5

* I received an arc of this book through a blog tour for review. I gave an honest review*

5 teacups! I absolutely adored this book! Of Curses and Kisses is a Beauty and the Beast retelling that I felt was really unique, and went beyond the classic story we all know and love. It’s set at St. Rosetta’s International Academy, an elite boarding school in the mountains of Colorado. Princess Jaya Rao and her sister Isha find out that they have to attend the school after a centuries old feud targets her sister. When Jaya arrives, she finds out that her sworn enemy, Grey Emerson, from that very family hers is feuding with, also attends St. Rosetta’s.  I enjoyed how the original story was woven in throughout the book, but this story is about much more. This story is about family and familial expectations, societal pressures, sisters, friendship, taking responsibility, and then there is the romance. The story was told through both Jaya and Grey’s points of view, and I enjoyed that aspect as I got to know the characters quite well. It helped me as a reader to understand where they each were coming from, and what their insecurities and feelings were.  I felt that the secondary characters were really fleshed out and I got to know them well too. I really felt a part of their world. I just love Sandhya’s writing style and I was quickly drawn in. In fact, it was hard for me to put this book down! Who doesn’t love kissing and swoony boys and girl power?! Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this book. It’s hitting shelves tomorrow, and you won’t want to miss it. Plus bonus, it has a map! Can’t wait to find out where the story takes us in book two. I’m ready!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met RishiOf Curses and Kisses, and many other novels that also feature lots of kissing, girl power, and Sandhya Menon Author Photo_Digitalswoony boys. Her books have been included in several cool places, including the Today show, Teen VogueNPRBuzzFeed, and Seventeen. A full-time dog servant and part-time writer, she makes her home in the foggy mountains of Colorado. Visit her online at SandhyaMenon.com, on Twitter @smenonbooks or on Instagram @sandhyamenonbooks.

 

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Beyond The Shadowed Earth Review

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title: Beyond the Shadowed Earth

Author: Joanna Ruth Meyer

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

Release Date: January 14, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 400

SYNOPSIS:

It has always been Eda’s dream to become empress, no matter the cost. Haunted by her 43263577ambition and selfishness, she’s convinced that the only way to achieve her goal is to barter with the gods. But all requests come with a price and Eda bargains away the soul of her best friend in exchange for the crown.

Years later, her hold on the empire begins to crumble and her best friend unexpectedly grows sick and dies. Gnawed by guilt and betrayal, Eda embarks on a harrowing journey to confront the very god who gave her the kingdom in the first place. However, she soon discovers that he’s trapped at the center of an otherworldly labyrinth and that her bargain with him is more complex than she ever could have imagined.

Set in the same universe as Joanna’s debut, Beneath the Haunting SeaBeyond the Shadowed Earth combines her incredible world building and lush prose with a new, villainous lead.

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REVIEW:

5

5 tea cups! There’s just something about Joanna Ruth Meyer’s writing that always leaves me wanting more! Beyond the Shadowed Earth is an excellent companion to Beneath the Haunting Sea. You can read each as a standalone, but I recommend reading them as companions as they are set in the same world and contain the same mythology. I really enjoyed the main character, Eda. She was so self-centered and selfish in the beginning of the story, but as she embarks on her journey, she shows tremendous growth and becomes so much more appealing. I loved the action and adventure in Earth. It was well paced, and I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what happened next! There were some great plot twists and I enjoyed trying to figure everything out. Joanna knows how to add just the right amount of romance to her stories as well.

If you like fantasy, romance, prose, mythology, redemption stories, and amazing world building, then this book is for you! I absolutely adored this book, and I hope that you will too. Be sure to add this to your TBR if you haven’t already! The book is out now and available wherever books are sold, and also you can request it from your local library. I absolutely can’t wait to see what Joanna comes up with next. I volunteer as tribute!

*Thank you to Page Street Publishing for the ARC in an exchange for an honest review*

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joanna Ruth Meyer is the author of Beneath the Haunting Sea, Echo North, and Beyond the Shadowed Earth (January 14, 2020) with Page Street YA. She lives with her dear husband and son in Mesa, Arizona, where it never rains (or at least not often enough for her!). When she’s not writing, she can be found teaching piano lessons, drinking copious amounts of tea, reading thick books, and dreaming of winter. Joanna is represented by Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary.

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Joanna Ruth Meyer
Author of Beneath the Haunting Sea, Echo North, and Beyond the Shadowed Earth (1-14-20)
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Every Other Weekend Review

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title: Every Other Weekend

Author: Abigail Johnson

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Release Date: January 7, 2020

Genre: YA Contemporary

Pages: 512

SYNOPSIS:

Can life begin again…every other weekend?

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Adam Moynihan’s life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then his oldest brother died. Now his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can’t talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a coward by moving out when they needed him most.

Jolene Timber’s life is nothing like the movies she loves—not the happy ones anyway. As an aspiring director, she should know, because she’s been reimagining her life as a film ever since she was a kid. With her divorced parents at each other’s throats and using her as a pawn, no amount of mental reediting will give her the love she’s starving for.

Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed.

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Review:

5

This was my first book by Abigail Johnson, and certainly will not be my last. This story quickly became one of my favorites, and I can’t wait to read Abigail’s backlist books. If you like ya contemporaries, then Every Other Weekend is definitely for you. There was so much to love! I found myself feeling different emotions as I read. I laughed a lot, but I also cried a lot too. I enjoyed the camaraderie between the two main characters, Adam and Jolene,  and the friendship and romance. This book also tackled some tough subjects, like the loss of a loved one, and the very raw pain and heartache that stems from parents divorcing, and the impact it has on the children. I was so glad to see divorce discussed in a ya book, as I don’t think it’s a topic that is featured enough. I hope that this book reaches the people who need it, so they know that they’re not alone.

Please add this book to your TBR if you haven’t already. It’s out now wherever books are sold, and of course you can borrow it from your local library.

*I received an ARC of this book from a friend for review*

About the Author:

Abigail Johnson.jpgAbigail was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snow storms for year round summers, and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip (in a purple spiral bound notebook that she still has) and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen, but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high school production of Cinderella, and becoming a published author.

WINTERWOOD: REVIEW AND AUTHOR INTERVIEW

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title: Winterwood

Author: Shea Ernshaw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Release Date: November 5, 2019

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 319

 

SYNOPSIS:

Winterwood.jpgFrom New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep comes a haunting romance perfect for fans of Practical Magic, where dark fairy tales and enchanted folklore collide after a boy, believed to be missing, emerges from the magical woods—and falls in love with the witch determined to unravel his secrets.

Be careful of the dark, dark wood…

Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even.

Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing.

But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.

For as long as there have been fairy tales, we have been warned to fear what lies within the dark, dark woods and in Winterwood, New York Times bestselling author Shea Ernshaw, shows us why. 

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REVIEW:

5

*I was fortunate to receive a copy of an arc from a friend for review*

After being in love with Shea Ernshaw’s first book, The Wicked Deep, I was super excited to dive into her sophomore novel. I was utterly bewitched from the very first page of Winterwood! It was absolutely magical, and hauntingly beautiful. I loved the setting of the dark, dark woods and the magic and mystery surrounding them (I could almost picture myself standing there, facing them myself, because of the author’s beautiful description). I love the main character, Nora Walker, who is said to be a witch. I love how there’s so much history surrounding her family, and how it’s so integral to the story. Nora’s connection to the woods is what leads her to a boy, Oliver Huntsman. He should have been dead as he was lost in a big snowstorm weeks ago, yet she finds him very much alive. She embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about what happened, and discovers that Oliver has some of his own secrets. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, romantic, mysterious and lyrical story, be sure to pick up your own copy of Winterwood in bookstores and libraries everywhere!

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

1.) What are some of your favorite books from childhood?

I loved Watership Down by Richard Adams—I think it was the first book that made me cry. My parents read a lot when I was younger so I often just picked up whatever book they were reading once they were finished. My dad loved J.R.R. Tolkien so I was introduced to that series pretty early on, and those books changed how I saw stories. The characters and world building was so well developed that I began to wonder if Middle-Earth might truly be real. You still can’t convince me otherwise! Ha!

2.) What initially inspired you to write Winterwood?
WINTERWOOD is based on a real-life lake not far from where I live. I’ve spend many long weekends beside that lake and heard the locals talk of the haunted forest to the north. It was such a compelling setting for a story, that writing WINTERWOOD almost felt like non-fiction.
3.) I absolutely love Nora! What was it like getting to know her and the Walker women?
Nora is one of my most favorite characters I’ve ever written! Her family history is so layered and interesting, and I felt very protective of Nora while writing her story. I could have easily written a nice sleepy book about how Nora just stayed at home where she was safe and read her favorite books and hung out with her dog, Fin. But alas, I forced her to go out in the world and fall in love and have adventures! And I think by the end she came out much stronger for it!
4) Which actor would you choose to play Oliver?
I’m awful at casting my characters! Like truly bad at it. LOL! I’ll take any suggestions anyone has!

5) What can we expect from you next? Any upcoming projects?

I’m working on a secret book right now that is nearly finished! I’m so excited about it and it’s slightly different than what you might expect from me, but hopefully I’ll be able to share more soon!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Shea Ernshaw is the NYT bestselling author of The Wicked Deep and Winterwood. She is the winner of the 2019 Oregon Book Award, and both The Wicked Deep and Winterwood were Indie Next Picks. She lives in a small mountain town in Oregon and is happiest when lost in a good book, lost in the woods, or writing her next novel.

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A Constellation of Roses: Review and Author Interview

About the Book:

Title: A Constellation of Roses

Author: Miranda Asebedo

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: November 5, 2019

Genre: YA Contemporary

Pages: 326

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Trix McCabe is aimless, rootless, and on the run. At least, that’s what she tells herself.

Ever since her mother walked out, Trix has been determined to make it on her own. And with her near-magical gift for pulling valuables off unsuspecting strangers, Trix is confident she has what it takes to survive.

Until she’s caught and given a choice: jail time, or go live with her long-lost family in the tiny town of Rocksaw, Kansas.

Running away is one of the things Trix does best, and she doesn’t plan to stick around Rocksaw for long. But there’s something special about the McCabe women, something in their unexplainable talents that Trix is drawn to. Her Aunt, Mia, bakes pies—Bracing Blueberry, Never-Lonely Lemon, Ardent Apple—that seem to cure all ills. Her cousin, Ember, hand-sews dresses and can tell a person’s deepest secrets with the touch of a hand. And Trix’s great-aunt takes one look at Trix’s palm and tells her that if she doesn’t put down roots somewhere, she won’t have a future anywhere.

Before long, Trix feels like she might finally belong with this special group of women in this tiny town in Kansas. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life…or keep running from the one she’s always known.

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Review:

5

I absolutely loved this book! To me, A Constellation of Roses is about discovering who you are, belonging, and finding home, with a dash of magic sprinkled in. The main character, Trix McCabe was abandoned and is trying to get by on her own. She has the ability to be able to steal valuables from strangers and not be seen, but she eventually gets caught. She goes to live with relatives that she never knew existed in a small town. Trix doesn’t plan on staying there, but she learns more about the McCable women and that they have gifts like she does. She also happens to meet a cute boy. She may have finally found a place where she belongs, if she can stop herself from running.

I really enjoyed the main character, Trix. I love that she is flawed. She is so strong and resilient despite everything that she has been through. The secondary characters are amazing as well. Aunt Mia is so sweet and tries to fix everything, Auntie has a great sense of humor, shy Ember is such a good friend and listener, and Jasper just had my heart from the beginning.

I felt that the message of hope and forgiveness is so important to this story. Despite what our circumstances may be, and what we’re going through, there’s always hope that things can get better. Our past doesn’t have to dictate our future.

If you love stories about belonging, family, hope, heartbreak, and magic, this story is for you! Go forth and add this beauty to your TBR.

There’s still time to preorder and get preorder goodies as this book is releasing on November 5, 2019. Preorders and library requests are so helpful to authors.

 

Author Interview:

1. Do you think Trix would get along with the ladies from The Deepest Roots?
I think Trix and Rome would get along really well. Both characters are really fierce and guarded, but underneath that they truly care about their friends and family and would do anything for them. Their character arcs both involve learning to trust and ask for help when they need it.
2. How did you come up with the ideas for the pies/bakery that are such a big part of the story?
I really wanted to play off of the idea of “comfort food.” There are certain foods that we reach for that bring back happier memories, like childhood favorites macaroni and cheese or homemade chocolate chip cookies. So I wanted to bring this concept to life in a way that would work for anyone who ate the food, regardless of their childhood memories and food preferences. To do that, I started not with the food itself, but with the feelings that make people long for comfort. The first pie I came up with was Never-Lonely Lemon, and after that, Bracing Blueberry. After that, the idea of the bakery came second, both as a place where the family could sell the pies, and as a vehicle to put Trix and her family at the heart of the community.
3. You tackled some tough subjects in this story. Were they difficult to write at times?
Absolutely. This was a really difficult book to write at times, and sometimes I had to take a step back and indulge myself in some happier TV shows and movies to take my mind off of it. Trix’s mother, Allison, gave birth to her daughter while very young and alone, and most of their early life together is just struggling to survive any way that they can. They endure homelessness and poverty, and at times Trix’s gift for theft is the only thing between them and hunger. Later, Trix’s mother struggles with addiction, and this becomes a huge hurdle in their relationship. Eventually, Trix and Allison have to find a way to forgive each other for a past they can’t change, and Trix has to decide if she’s going to let past wrongs dictate her future. Though the story has its dark moments, I also tried to find moments of hope and happiness for the characters and their relationships with each other.
4. Are there any plans for more stories in the TDR/ACOR Universe?
I would love for there to be more stories in that universe. I really enjoyed bringing back some mentions of Cottonwood Hollow, and Jasper Ruiz’s uncle, Deputy Ruiz, from The Deepest Roots. I’d love to see some more minor characters come back for their own stories!

About the Author:

Miranda Asebedo was born and raised in rural Kansas with a love of fast cars, open skies, and books. She carried that love of books to college, where she got her B.A. and M.A. in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Literature. A Seaton Fellowship recipient, her short fiction has appeared in Kansas Voices, Touchstone, and Midway Journal.

Miranda still lives on the prairie today with her husband, two kids, and two majestic bulldogs named Princess Jellybean and Captain Jack Wobbles. If Miranda’s not writing or reading, she’s most likely convinced everyone to load up in the family muscle car and hit the road.

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