New & Improved at Novel Novice

New & Improved at Novel Novice

Welcome to the new and (we think) improved Novel Novice! (If it looks the same to you … well, give it time. We JUST redirected the URL this morning, and it can take a few hours for every corner of the Interwebs to update.) Yes, we’ve got a bit of a new look going on […]

Posted February 1, 2016 by Sara in Blogging, Book Blogging / 0 Comments
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Pardon Our Dust …

Pardon Our Dust …

Today, we begin our migration from WordPress.com to WordPress.org — so please pardon our dust while we move. You won’t really see anything here until we’re finished migrating & turn the new site live. If everything goes as planned, you should see the shiny, brand-new Novel Novice on Monday! There will, of course, be a […]

Posted January 29, 2016 by Sara in Blogging / 1 Comment
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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

A hold-your-breath, slow building and intensely powerful story, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a stunning portrayal of one of the world’s biggest, yet littlest-known tragedies. Based on the true story of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a luxury ship requisitioned by the Nazis to transport refugees from the Soviet invasion of Germany, Salt to […]

Posted January 27, 2016 by Sara in Book Review, Reviews - YA / 1 Comment
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New YA Releases: January 26, 2016

New YA Releases: January 26, 2016

Here’s a look at today’s new YA releases: Rise of the Wolf by Jennifer A. Nielsen Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War–the battle to destroy Rome from within–is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive […]

Posted January 26, 2016 by Sara in New Releases / 0 Comments
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The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth: Launch Party

The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth: Launch Party

Last week, I attended the launch party for The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth at Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing here in Portland, OR. Jen’s book is fantastic — a super creepy thriller with lots of twists and turns — and her launch party was no disappointment. Complete with thematic (and tasty) “moth” cookies, Jen read […]

Posted January 23, 2016 by Sara in Events / 1 Comment
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Book Blogger Confessions: Novel Novice Edition

Book Blogger Confessions: Novel Novice Edition

On Twitter this week, a wonderful hashtag #BookBloggerConfessions popped into my feed — and I couldn’t help but jump on board. I don’t know exactly where it originated, but it was such a fun chat with fellow bloggers (and readers and authors), and I had a lot of fun sharing my “confessions” with you guys. […]

Posted January 22, 2016 by Sara in Blogging / 0 Comments
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Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker

Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker

A teenage twist on a Gothic classic, Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker is filled with dark humor and a clever re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s well-known novel. High school meets classic horror in this groundbreaking new series. It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hit someone with her car. And killed him. […]

Posted January 20, 2016 by Sara in Book Review, Reviews - YA / 0 Comments
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