It's Hiatus Time - I will be back soon

Friday, October 10, 2014

Since I started blogging back in July, I've been going on and off with little breaks here and there, but nothing all too significant, so this is probably going to be my first actual hiatus.

Well, what can I say? Life sure does get hectic. I admit it's a lot more bearable than I initially thought it to be, but I still feel drained of creativity these days.

My exam is right around the corner, and I'm pretty serious about this stuff now. If you've been following me for a while, or - with the ever present possibility - stalking me, you might have noticed that I take breaks ever so often every time I have a unit test week.

Anyway, that's one of the many reasons.

Also since my brain will be half rotten from all the studies by the 22nd of this month, I'll take this moment to wish The Literary Oracle a mighty three months! Party poppers, anyone?

I'm too much of a chicken to point out the names of everyone who has helped me thus far, because there's a very big chance I will forget like, half! BUT, I LOVE YOU ALL. And..maybe one day  I will make a list of everyone who has helped me one way or the other.

So that's that. I will be back shortly, anyhow.

Probably after my exams, so it's a safe bet that I will be back with a rather feeble bang in a month.

Will I miss blogging? Erm..of course.

Will I miss my blogging friends? Terribly, and more than anything else.

Top Ten Character Driven Novels

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish involving a different list each week. It's a great way to share things with other bloggers.

[Mini] Review: Fire by Kristin Cashore

Monday, October 06, 2014

Genres: YA | Fantasy | Romance
Published: October 5th 2009
Publisher: Dial Books
Book: GoodReads | Amazon Barnes & Noble
Author: GoodReads Twitter | Blog

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. The young King Nash clings to his throne while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. The mountains and forests are filled with spies and thieves and lawless men. 

This is where Fire lives. With a wild, irresistible appearance and hair the color of flame, Fire is the last remaining human monster. Equally hated and adored, she had the unique ability to control minds, but she guards her power, unwilling to steal the secrets of innocent people. Especially when she has so many of her own.

Then Prince Brigan comes to bring her to King City, The royal family needs her help to uncover the plot against the king. Far away from home, Fire begins to realize there's more to her power than she ever dreamed. Her power could save the kingdom.

 If only she weren't afraid of becoming the monster her father was.

Why We Love the Anti-hero

Saturday, October 04, 2014

We've all met that one character who would happily kill anything they feel like killing. Depending on the story, you get to know this character more. And somehow, somewhere, you start sympathizing with this character; their backstory and their purpose. You know they have a good side, although the rational part of you refuses.

Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Viking Juvenile

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Genres: YA | Historical | Romance
Published: January 23rd 2014
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
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Author: GoodReads Twitter | Website

Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl. 

After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?