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Friday, May 21, 2010

What's My Take on Paranormals?

Like, Jenny I am a big fan of realistic fiction and that is what I've mostly gravitated to my whole life. I will admit that I've never read any book from the Twilight series or Harry Potter. There are just so many books on my reading list and those were not on my top. I certainly might read and (love) them someday but for now I have plenty of other books on my nightstand that I'm dying to dig into.

I will say that this past year I have read three paranormal books and really LOVED them all. First was Jeri Smith-Ready's Wicked Game, Carrie Ryan's Forest of Hands and Teeth and Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver. They were all so well written and it's the characters that really drew me in.

Also, the manuscript, Graveyard Shift, that I just completed is what I call a reality-bending book. It is set in the real world but has one element that deals with spirits. I had so much fun writing this book because I loved being able to stay in the real world and just bend the rules slightly.

I'm a strong believer in write what you love and love what you write! There are certainly plenty of books out there for all different interests. So happy reading!


Jan Blazanin said...

Hey, Danielle, thanks for the book recommendations. I've been interested in Shiver and The Forest of Hands and Teeth for a while now. I'll have to check them out.

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Reality-bending, I like that phrase and it gives me something to think about when working on the manuscript that I have that might be best described that way.

Also I totally agree with you about Wicked Game and Forest of Hands and Teeth, so I guess that mean I better check out Shiver!

Danielle Joseph said...

Jan, let me know what you think after you read them! Steph, I hope your wip is going well!