dystopias: are they really new?

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analysis: first lines of dystopian novels

Warning: This analysis may contain spoilers. I take an in-depth look at what makes this book work and why. And it may only be helpful if you’ve actually read the book. However, continue reading at your own risk. For more information on the Friday Analysis, go here. FIRST LINES: dystopian novels So here’s the time […]

analysis: construction of the first chapter

Ryan, Carrie. The Forest of Hands and Teeth. New York: Delacorte Press, 2009. Warning: This analysis contains spoilers. I take an in-depth look at what makes this book work and why. And it may only be helpful if you’ve actually read the book. However, continue reading at your own risk. For more information on the […]

a look at book trailers

Carrie Ryan’s new book, The Dead-tossed Waves, debuted yesterday. And there is this amazing book trailer here that makes me just want to rush out to buy the book. You can also see the book trailer for the first book here. So here’s some great info if you’re thinking about making a book trailer. First, […]