Just working on my designs for the characters in RJ Anderson’s Faery Rebels books, since I just finished reading Nomad. So many feels omg— but anyway, here’s Knife, Linden, Rhosmari and Ivy.
Characters (c) RJ Anderson
*makes noise of sheer glee that only dogs can hear*
I want to reblog this to the Faery Rebels Tumblr RIGHT NOW but the sad truth is I created it before I knew you could link new tumbles to your existing one, so every time I want to reblog stuff I have to like it, being it up on my regular dashboard, open it in a new browser tab, log out and back in with a new email and password, and THEN reblog it, which is a royal pain.
I have been resisting deleting the old Faery Rebels tumblr and starting over because there is so much stuff on it and I don’t have the time to go through and reblog it all manually to a new one, but ugh this is frustrating.
So, uh, have some faeries?
Between that Linden and that Rhosmari, I am done. Happiest thing to show up on my dash in ages.
Review (and reprise) : Adaptation / Malinda Lo
Hodder Children’s Books, April 3 2014 (UK edition). Sourced from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Flocks of birds are hurling themselves at aeroplanes across America. Thousands of people die. Millions are stranded. Everyone knows the world will never be the same.
On Reese’s long drive home, along a stretch of empty highway at night, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won’t tell them what happened.
For Reese, though, this is just the start. She can’t remember anything from the time between her accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: she’s different now. Torn between longtime crush David and new girl Amber, the real question is: who can she trust?
I read Adaptation when it first came out. I was already a huge fan of Ash and Huntress, and was very excited to see what Malinda Lo would do with sci-fi and conspiracy theories. The to that was, “A whole lot of awesome,” which still stands. The plot of this book is fast, anxious (in a good way, that makes you look sidelong at big news media), and leaves just the right amount of threads hanging to lead into the sequel, Inheritance, which has been incredibly hard to find in Australian bookshops, and I’m hoping that the September 14 UK release will make that easier. Bless you, arbitrary publishing geographies.
Why, then, am I talking about this now? Why review a book that’s been out—and that many of you may have read, if I’m judging my readership correctly—for two years?
[Character spoilers and self-examination ahead. If you want to skip, feel free. The book is great. Go read!]
Home from the teeny surgery. The yeti was exceedingly polite in looking after me, and is now cooking me dinner.
Thank you envygreenpencilred and miss-evil-paws for the lovely well wishes (and Chrissy, I am extremely excited over you being excited over my ridiculous fic).
I’m sore and a little loopy, and extremely cranky over whoever dealt with my breathing tube, because it feels like I’m going to get some very unnecessary bruising, but as far as surgeries go it was pretty excellent. I’m very excited I can eat the dinner that’s waiting for me. ;)
idiosyncrasies of the YA romance scene
Now, this might be because my collarbones are in no way the most attractive part of my anatomy, but every time I read about how beautiful the hero/heroine’s clavicle is, I find myself baffled.
And you’d be surprised at the amount of pg-13 clavicle porn that exists out there.
If you need me, I can be found curled in a corner and twitching over the new Laini Taylor novel.
konfusedfae, have you got it yet?