Awesome 5-star review and guest post with “10 Random Stitch Influences” up at Bookish Treasures today! Here’s a sneak peek of the post:
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. There’s nothing I love more than a kick-ass female lead, and Buffy is the ultimate. Other favorites of mine include: Lizzy Bennet, Hermione Grainger, Katniss Everdeen, Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Susan Pevensie, Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, and many, many others. I knew that my book would have a strong female protagonist who was confident and self-reliant, but who was also still grounded and realistic with her understandable moments of self-doubt, and Buffy and the valiant women listed above were my templates. 4. Lost. My next favorite thing after an awesome female protagonist is definitely a mind-blowing, out-of-left-field twist, and who did it better than Lost? This show kept me on my toes for 6 great seasons, and – though I was as confused by the ending as everyone else – I appreciated all the care that had gone into weaving us viewers through this insanely complex and inventive plot.
Catch the rest over at Bookish Treasures today, and don’t miss Laura’s excellent review! Here’s a snippet:
“Stitch started off as a nice, enjoyable book. It seemed like your average YA/NA contemporary book with a little paranormal romance thrown in. It was an entertaining read, but not anything special. And then…. WOW, just WOW! I have never read a book with such an amazing unexpected twist. This book went from being good to utterly amazing in just a couple of pages. Once I had read further into the book I also saw the beginning in a whole new light”
Thanks so much to Laura for hosting Stitch!!