A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Faerie of Honor Rating


Faerie of Honor Books:

(click on the titles to go to my reviews)

Highly Recommended Authors:
I've decided to include a list of authors I absolutely adore.  You cannot go wrong reading any of their titles.  I've also included some of the (paranormal) genres that they write for those of you unfamiliar, or who are just starting out reading said genre.  I hope this helps!
  • Anne Bishop (dark fantasy, paranormal* romance)
  • Kresley Cole (paranormal romance)  She also has a WONDERFUL Highlander series
  • Gena Showalter (paranormal romance)
  • Patricia Briggs (urban fantasy / paranormal romance)
  • Larissa Ione (paranormal romance)
  • Faith Hunter (urban fantasy)
  • Sharon Ashwood (paranormal romance)
  • Lauren Oliver (young adult)
  • Meljean Brook (steampunk)
  • Stephanie Perkins (young adult / contemporary)
*I use the term paranormal romance here loosely.  I view Bishop's series as fantasy > paranormal.  But there's also romance.

What are the guidelines for this?  

The Faerie of Honor is a rating awarded to 5-wing book reviews that blew me away.  Any books that were skillfully written and contain three or more of the following points have the potential of receiving this special recognition:
  • A strong, thought-provoking and/or jaw-dropping plot.
  • A creatively brilliant, original story-line.
  • A compelling hero and/or heroine.
  • Vivid, convincing secondary characters.
  • A unique voice (ie: author’s writing style).
  • Characters and/or scenes that make me cry*
  • A book that I crave to re-read and will re-read**
*Crying entails bawling, not a slight tearing in the eyes. Either way, both rarely happen for me. **I don’t re-read books, so when I stumble upon a book I crave to read and do read again at a later point, it is automatically a keeper.

Like the image accompanying this post?  I did too!  In fact, I’m in love with it.  If you go to [Den3221’s Deviant Art Profile], you can visit the insanely talented artist who designed this fairy image.  You should check out his gallery; there are plenty of other images to die for, including a colored version of this very fairy.  If you think Den’s drawing skills are divine, just wait until you see the colored drawings he’s done ;)


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