J. E. H U N T E R

A writer of young adult fiction specializing in self-publishing, creativity, and writing.

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden I had this book on my shelf for about a year before my mother told me that she had read it and that she liked it. As a library technician, my mother knows books. So I knew I should pick it up and read it …

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Young Adult Book Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte is a young adult fantasy (with a little bit of tech), about a girl who ends up embroiled in a plot to kill the four queens of the land. From the start, this book was a bit different than …

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On the way into my day job this morning, I was listening to the radio. One of the DJ’s was talking about some research that said we shouldn’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but make a reverse bucket list, in other words, we should write down all the things we’ve already done that we’re most proud …

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Young Adult Book Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater I finished this book a long time ago, but am terribly behind on book reviews, so you’ll actually see what I thought of the entire Raven Cycle series in very short order (hint: I loved it). The Dream Thieves, picked up right where The Raven …

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I picked up Storm Glass, by Maria V. Snyder, from my local library after my daughter grabbed it off the shelf and suggested it to me (she’s three, so it was pretty cute). The blurb sounded okay so I dove in, and overall I enjoyed the books. There were a couple of weak spots in …

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Next Wednesday, on August 1st, I’ll be reading at Readings on the River, a summer session of Saskatchewan Writer’s reading their work at the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan tent on the Saskatchewan river in Saskatoon (how many times can I say Saskatchewan in one sentence? It starts at 615pm and goes until around 715pm, ending …

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Young Adult Book Review: The Raven Boys by┬áMaggie Stiefvater. This is one of those books that you hear about forever, and that you know a lot of people love, but you just put it off because something about it doesn’t appeal to you. To me, I didn’t like the cover or the blurb, so I …

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Young Adult Book Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Every so often I take a break from Young Adult Fantasy books and read something along contemporary lines. Most of the time I love these books, but for some reason it’s one genre I just can’t read back to back. Maybe because …

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You might be saying, what? Poetry? Because that’s right, I never read poetry, let alone blog about it. But a few months ago I was feeling like something different so I picked up The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur and I loved it. If you haven’t heard of her, Rupi Kaur is a …

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