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Tucson Festival of Books Three-peat

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Tucson Festival of Books March 11th & 12th 2017 This year was my third time attending the Tucson Festival of Books and man was wonderful. This was actually my first event of any kind and of any size where I went all by myself. *Pats self on the back* The event just ended two weeks ago and I already cannot wait for next year.
Day One didn't go exactly as I planned. The very first panel I planned to go to was full even though I had arrived 30 minutes early. I guess I should've known "20 Ways Not to Write Your First Novel" would be a popular one. So the waiting began. I ventured back out to the main parts of the festival to check out booths and spin some pokestops. Which was very successful. I went home with over 300 combined pokeballs. The first signing I went to was for Alice Hoffman. While I still haven't finished reading Practical Magic, I had to take the opportunity to get my copy signed since I love the movie so much. This was followed by more wandering until…

Entangled Teen: Urban Fantasy or Epic Fantasy

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Welcome to the last day of the Entangled Teen Urban Fantasy vs Epic Fantasy event. Today is the day where I let you know which side I'm on. Are you ready for this?

I'm not on a side. I honestly haven't read enough fantasy to have chosen a side so this post is going to be a very short one. I will tell you a book from each team during the event that I plan to check out.

My pick for #TeamUrbanFantasy is actually Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw. To be fair, I already own a copy of this book and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Story of all us book lovers right? So many books, so little time.

As for #TeamEpicFantasy, I want to check out True North by L.E. Sterling. I haven't read book one, True Born yet but they both seem rather interesting.

Man, what a sorry excuse for a post. I would love to hear your recommendations for Urban Fantasy and Epic Fantasy and maybe I'll even add some of them to my ever growing TBR pile.

Thank you for stopping by and don't f…

Entangled Teen: Epic Fantasy

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Welcome back to the Entangled Teen Urban Fantasy vs Epic Fantasy event! Today it's time to hear from the Epic Fantasy authors on why they love Epic Fantasy. Enjoy!

Erica Cameron - Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles, #1): Why do I love epic fantasy? It's a blank slate. We can erase all of our preconceived notions of society and law and even science, throwing all of that over the side of a cliff. Epic fantasy lets us push humanity well past the breaking point with ever more impossible landscapes and situations. It lets us see what we could be if only we let ourselves get there. Plus, epic fantasy is, well, epic!

Book Description: In Khya’s world, every breath is a battle. On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else.

But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya’s home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help i…

Entangled Teen: Urban Fantasy

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Welcome to the Entangled Teen Urban Fantasy vs Epic Fantasy event. Today we're going to hear from some Urban Fantasy authors on why they love Urban Fantasy. Enjoy!

Brenda Drake - Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2): I’m such a fan of Urban Fantasy for many reasons, but mostly because writers can take our normal world and, either secret or not, add a dash of the fantastical to it. With mystical creatures hiding from humans or living side by side with them, deliciously nefarious things can happen. There’s just something extraordinary about urban fantasy. It’s the ability of the writer to look at something normal in the human world and mix it up. Changing a simple book into something that can transport someone from library to library or hiding a zoo of magical beasts in a common suitcase. Book Description: Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens. Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awes…