When I came across this infographic on Facebook a few weeks ago, it inspired me to write a guest post on why I admire Buffy the Vampire Slayer so much and how she influenced the character of Alessa (and probably every other female character I will ever write). You can find that post, “Buffy: The Ultimate Heroine” up today at Always YA at Heart, along with a giveaway and a fab review. Here’s a sneak peek:
Now, I’m as big of a Twilight fan as the next girl. But I’ll be honest here – Bella Swan drove me absolutely nuts, and frankly, so did Edward Cullen. I managed to fall in love with these characters despite my better judgment, because let’s face it, it was an engaging story (and I was extremely gratified to see Bella’s transformation by the end, thank you Stephenie Meyer!). But there was always that nagging voice in the back of my mind whispering, “How can you ever wholeheartedly support a book that sends this kind of message to readers?”
After all, Bella is no Buffy.
Head to Always YA at Heart for the rest, and remember to enter the e-book giveaway while you’re there!
I also wanted to share this great new review from Life of a Total Book Nerd – here’s an excerpt:
There were so many twists and turns in this book, I never saw them coming, like a traffic accident, suddenly everything was spiraling out of control, and in all directions.
This book was filled with actions, one thing happened right after another. Which doesn’t sound good but actully is, it didn’t go too fast, but it definitely held your attention. I didn’t put the book down once, from the moment I read it. I was instantly hooked I needed to know how the story was going to play out and how it was going to end. I didn’t stop reading until I was at the very last page.
The rest is up at Life of a Total Book Nerd today!
HUGE thanks to Ellen and Nadia for hosting Stitch!!