Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Interview with WESLEY KING, author of The Vindico

I have to admit, this was the most fun answers for one of my interviews!
The Vindico
Click to see my 4 roses review

Where did you write the most (at home? Starbucks, etc.?)
Definitely at home. Actually, only at home. I don’t drink coffee, and I just bought a laptop two months ago. I’m not very cool, now that I think of it.

What's your favorite food and beverage?
My favourite food is the goulash that my Oma used to make. It’s like a steak and gravy sauce on pasta. Very healthy. And my favorite beverage is probably beer. Some mornings it’s my least favorite.

Did you have a schedule while writing The Vindico, and if you did, what was it?
I did. I wrote at the same times every day—I treated it like a real job. It’s just the best job ever.

Will The Vindico be the first book of a series, or a standalone?
It will be the first of a six book series, if all goes well. The sequel, The Feros, is already written and will be published in June of 2013. I’m hoping readers are going to want to grow with my characters, because I certainly do. There are a lot of darker and more mature themes I want to explore with them, much like the Harry Potter series. You’ll see the first signs of that in The Feros.

What would be the most surprising thing you didn't know would happen by becoming an author?
People think I have important things to say now. Unfortunately, that’s rarely true.

What would you say to your younger self as you were beginning to write The Vindico?
I’d say “Take a little break and write 50 Shades of Grey.”

The Vindico's cover is really amaze-pants. What did you think the first time you saw it?
I was pretty blown away. I didn’t expect it to be so eye-catching. I was slightly afraid that it was a little masculine and female readers might not like it, but as usual that just proved I know nothing about females.

Describe your book in five words or less!
Teens get superpowers; chaos ensues.

Where did you get the idea for your novel?
I have no idea, actually. I once wrote a chapter describing two villains (Sliver and The Torturer), having a merry chat about torturing a superhero in acid at a ballroom party. Somehow from that this entire premise came about. I don’t get it either. But I’m certainly glad it did.

Who is your favorite superhero, and why?
Wolverine. I just like that he’s a superhero but also kind of a jerk. 

If somebody told you to your face ' I hated your book', how would you react?
I’d probably thank them for reading it. I’m 6’7, so if it was a younger reader, it would probably be a very amusing situation. That said, if you watch my promo video you’ll see that small children can still bully me quite easily.

Anything we readers should expect from your future books?
In terms of The Vindico series, expect darker themes as the series progresses, but also the same humor and relationship-building to dominate the story. These five teens have a lot of growing to do, and I’m excited to see where this adventure might take them. And as for the other projects I have on the go, expect them to be nothing like The Vindico series.

And, finally, thanks for answering those questions. A last word (or more)?
Thank you for having me! Please check out www.thevindico.com for more information on the book, myself, and for the new “Ask a Villain” section where you can ask James, Hayden, Emily, Lana, or Sam for advice. If you ask Hayden, be prepared for terrible advice. 

And, here's a funny video about Wesley King introducing THE VINDICO! Prepare to laugh!

Throne of Glass : Book Review

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Title : Throne of Glass
Series : Throne of Glass #1
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Pages : 416
Release Date : August 7th 2012
Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Children's / Penguin Canada
Format : ARC
Source :
* Thanks to Penguin Canada for providing the ARC for an honest review!*

My Opinion :

A unthinkable twist was waiting for me at each turn of a page! 

It said in the book, countless times, that Sarah J. Maas already has a legion of thousands of fans due to her first posting her book (several stages of writing before the final product) on internet! Now that is a seriously awesome marketing plan, people!

Grave Mercy, Poison Study, and ANY fans of YA will enjoy Throne of Glass!

After being for one year in Endovier , a slave camp where criminals are sent to mine salt day after day, and being whipped while mining the salt, 18 years old assassin Celaena Sardothien now gets sent to the castle, where the King and Crown Prince(Dorian) reside. And, she is told that she will fight many men to be the king's Champion, and that if she wins, after four years of serving the king, she will gain freedom; something she has never tasted before. She starts training with the captain of guards, Chaol... and she starts liking him... and she starts liking Dorian too. But when evil starts lurking in the castle, and the ghost of a thousand-years-old-dead woman, and ex-queen, comes help her, Celeana doesn't know what to do, or who to trust.

I feel like this may be the next Hunger Games, guys! I can smell 'movie' written all over the book! Don't you? With a plot like that, boys and girls will LOVE IT!

Although I really liked Throne of Glass and found myself immersed completely in the story at times, it just wasn't THE complete package; I felt like there was something missing, although I couldn't put my finger on it. I guess it just wasn't met to be for me, but I can say that you NEED to buy Throne of Glass if you want a good, adventurous books to make spike your summer (or any time of the year) up and, maybe to make it better! I know that, for some people, Throne of Glass was a favorite of 2012, if not their very favorite!

The writing is special; a little bit lyrical, entertaining, fast-paced are only a few words I would use to describe Maas' writing! And, that's only a tenth of how I'd describe it!

I am more of a 'Team Chaol'; I didn't like the romance between Celeana and Dorian, because it felt like only Dorian loved Celeana, and Celeana just liked him, not liked liked him.

With its beautiful and mesmerizing cover, its stunning plot, its unputdownableness, and lyrical writing, Throne of Glass is a MUST!

Rating :

Other books in the series

Book Trailer :  

Hardcovers vs. Paperpacks vs. Mass Markets vs. eBooks

 Today, we are discussing Hardcovers vs. Paperpacks vs. Mass Markets vs. eBooks. I'll be stating some ups and downs for each.

HC vs. PB vs. Mass M. vs. eBooks

Don't forge to leave your opinion in the comments!


Ups : Hardcovers are the best of these formats, for me. The spines are almost always the same heights, and so my Hardcovers shelves look pretty. Also, you have the 'hardness' of the book. It's hard to damage it. When I read Hardcovers, I take the jacket off, because, first, I don't want to damage it, and second, it doesn't feel comfortable when you hold it.

Downs : It's heavy, and the most expensive of all


Ups : They sometimes have different covers from Hardcovers, which means, if you don't like the HC cover, you can get another one! Also, it's not too heavy

Down : They have many different sizes. That's a MAJOR down.

Mass Markets

Ups : They sometimes have different covers from Hardcovers, like the Paperbacks! They are easy to carry, in pockets and everything! And, they are the cheapests of physical formats!

Down : They are little, easy to damage, and are sometimes hard to open without damaging it.


Ups : They sometimes are cheaper than other formats, and you can carry many eBooks on ONE Tablet.

Downs : Prices are sometimes more expensive than physical formats, which doesn't make sense to me. You don't have the 'feel' of real books, and you can't see their pretty spines in your bookshelves. You don't have to smell of books.

As I said, I prefer HARDBACKS :D

So, which do you like better? Why? Which do you like the least, and why? Leave your opinion in the comments below!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Trying to get back into blogging.

Hi. So, as you probably just saw from the title, I'm trying to get back into blogging. I'm not sure how it'll go, but I'm going to try my best!


I use Grammarly's plagiarism finder because cats may be cute, but copycats aren't.