Thursday, May 31, 2012

Book Review: "Smokeless Fire (Fire Spirits #1)" by Samantha Young

"For the last two years Ari’s life has been anything but normal and on her 18th birthday, when her friends surprise her with a gimmick genie claiming to grant wishes, Ari discovers the truth. The tragic and strange occurrences surrounding her 16th birthday were not coincidental and her life is never going to be the same again. Ari’s real parents are not normal. They are not loving. They are not human. They are myth. They are Smokeless Fire. They are Jinn." (from; click here for the page)

I really enjoyed this book! It was so different and I got to learn about Jinn, a subject I haven't had much experience with. I loved the characters, especially the chemistry between Ari and Jai. They had that sarcastic back and forth commentary that I found myself looking forward to while reading. The plot moved along nicely and there was a pretty good amount of action involved. It was the kind of book that I couldn't put down, and when I did have to put it down, I found that I couldn't stop thinking about it. I devoured this novel in about a day. I can definitely see myself reading this one again in the future. I highly recommend Smokeless Fire and I give it five out of five stars.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

First Blog Post

Hello! My name is Katie Kay and I am 22 years old. I've always been an avid reader and I love stories that have supernatural elements and/or are about romance. Some of my favorite books are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, anything by Meg Cabot, Keary Taylor, and Samantha Young, the Night World series by L.J. Smith, the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, and The Host by Stephenie Meyer (just to name a few). I'm currently working on my first novel, The District (this is just a working title). It's somewhere between a young adult and contemporary fiction novel. It is surprisingly not about anything supernatural, but is instead a totalitarian action/romance novel. This is weird for me because most of the stories that I've come up with are supernatural romances.

I can't wait for this novel to be done. It's taking a while to write and I haven't even got to editing any of it, but I'm enjoying the journey. Once I've completed it, I'm going to try to send it to the publishers and if that doesn't work out, I'm probably going to try self-publishing. Somehow, some way this novel is going to get published. I'm so excited for that day to come, but for now I'm just going to have to read, write, and sleep.