Author: Lyn Kaye

Imaginative Discussions: BEA Checklist

Posted May 28, 2014 by Lyn Kaye in Imaginative Discussions, Lyn / 5 Comments
Imaginative Discussions: BEA Checklist

Going to BEA this week? I have you covered! Not going? These are good tips for any future convention, expo, or general gathering.  I created a nice, neat checklist to help curb your enthusiasm, set your social standards, and overall make for a good time! DON’T come unprepared.  Travel plans and knowledge of the area will help any new visitor or veteran become aware of safety precautions and emergency plans. DON’T go anywhere with strangers.  Always keep in contact with a book buddy, and carry a charged cell phone at all times. DON’T become dehydrated or skip meals.  You know more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Bought Because of Their Titles

Posted May 27, 2014 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments
Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Bought Because of Their Titles

  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the BookishThis week’s theme: Books We Bought Because of Their Titles!   This week was a Freebie! Bekka and Lyn decided to share the favorite books that they bought based on their title.   Lyn’s Picks Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell – Everything about this title screamed at me. Roses and keys? YES, PLEASE! The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman – Haunting and romantically spooky. Nice! Loki’s Wolves by  K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr – No brainer. Loki! Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore – As someone who clings to her notion that there more »

Book Review: Shadows on the Moon

Posted May 22, 2014 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 12 Comments
Book Review: Shadows on the Moon

When Kara wrote her own review for this book, I quickly added this to my wish list afterwards.  Just a neat Lyn fact: I have over 300 books on my Amazon wish list.  Sometimes, when i am bored, I stroll through my wishlist to see if anything strikes me as MUST HAVE NOW. When I was scanning for my next IT book, I stumbled on this one again, and gave it a chance. One thing I can say for certain is this: This book is sorely underrated.  I was very shocked at the level of NEWNESS in the book, something I more »

Book Review: The Dreamer

Posted May 16, 2014 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Dreamer

This MG book was recommended to me while I was still attending school.  I bought it, on sale, and put it on my shelf for a year or two.  I ran across it when I was unpacking a box looking for my boots (I really, REALLY want to find my box of boots!). The cover is an instant attention-grabber for me, so I was determined to read this book when I laid eyes on it again. Going into The Dreamer, I was very sure what to expect.  The description sounded vague, and the title didn’t give anything away.  After flipping more »

Book Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Posted May 8, 2014 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 15 Comments
Book Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters

I can’t believe this era is at an end.   For such a rough beginning (I wasn’t a huge fan of Daughter of Smoke and Bone), this trilogy turned out to become one of my favorite YA series.  Before I review the last book, I’ll point out that book 1 pushed me away from the series for a while. I read the second book some time after it was published, and it quickly drew me back in. The last book rivals Days of Blood and Starlight as my favorite Laini Taylor book. I was happy with the progression of the storyline, and more »