Laura Lam

Guest Post by Laura Lam: Top Ten Settings I’d Like to See More of in YA Fiction

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Guest Post by Laura Lam: Top Ten Settings I’d Like to See More of in YA Fiction
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I found this guest post very interesting to write, as settings in YA are something I've thought about but never fully articulated. Normally, I speak more about characters, but a setting brings a character to life. I’m enchanted by rich worldbuilding.

It also sparked some interesting Twitter discussions when I put out a call for what other people want to see more of in YA when I was stuck on the 10th setting.

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Book Review: The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Book Cover: The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell

The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell


Genre: YA Fantasy

Format: Ebook, 304 pages
Published On: January 10, 2013 by Penguin Young Readers Group
Source: Requested via NetGalley for review.

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First Sentence: "Lady Renee de Winter turned her back to the parlor, where her father's clerk counted gold crowns into the visitor's waiting palm."

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Top Ten 2013 Adult Speculative Fiction Debuts I'm Looking Forward To

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


This was the toughest Top Ten list for me to write so far. Why? Because, although I have rather long list of waiting-to-be-published books on Goodreads, they are mostly sequels to series I am reading or new books by authors I already read. When I had to filter down that list to debut authors, I had only two books left.

Desperate time need desperate measures, so I had to do my share of googling and scouring the catalogs of some of my favorite publishers until I found a list of books that I was some-what satisfied with. The list could probably be better and I bet there are some awesome books out there I didn't mention here.

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New Books for 05. Jan. - 11. Jan.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

In my Mailbox And Stacking The Shelves
IMM is hosted by The Story Siren & STS is hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Here is a list of books that I bought or received from various sources during last week.


The pile of books that I have to review is REALLY getting out of control. I am adding another goal to my bookish goals for 2013, I'm gonna try to do not request any new books from NetGalley for a month. If I manage I will try even to prolong it until March 1st. Wish me luck. :)

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Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


As each New Year starts we make some goals or so called New Year Resolutions. You know what I mean - this year you are finally going to lose that extra weight or clean up that messy store-room...

I am always ambitious with my plans, because, you know, this year I am going to fix & organise it all and by the end everything is going to be perfect. Of course, this never happens, I usually manage to complete just some of my goals but... As the smart little bunny in the picture below says: "If I gotta fail, I'm gonna fail big!"

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New Books for 22. Dec. - 04. Jan.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

In my Mailbox And Stacking The Shelves
IMM is hosted by The Story Siren & STS is hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Here is a list of books that I bought or received from various sources during last two weeks.


So, here I am after my holiday break. :) I hope you had nice time and had a good rest during the holidays. I sure did. Sorry if I did not respond to comments or tweets, but now I'm back (or will be back after brake for the weekend LOL).

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Review & Giveaway: Doomed by Tracy Deebs

Friday, January 04, 2013

Blog Tour: Doomed by Tracy Deebs
Hosted by Itching For Books

Another great book tour organised by Shane @ Itching For Books. I didn't hear about Doomed by Tracy Deebs before I saw blog tour sign-up but summary appealed to my inner-geek so here I am. :)

My part of the blog tour today is to offer you my thoughts about the book and to try and make a dream cast for the movie. Also of course you have an opportunity to check out the book summary, find out a little bit more about the author & enter awesome GIVEAWAY!!!



Book Cover: Doomed by Tracy Deebs

Doomed by Tracy Deebs




Ebook, 481 pages
Published on January 8, 2013 by Walker Childrens
(Provided for review by blog tour organisator)

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