Of New Beginnings and Silver

Grad school…

That’s literally all I can say, readers. I apologize for being away so long. I know you missed my sarcastic puns and horrible jokes from the enjoyment of your electronic device. But I promise to be back starting now! Just one more semester of grad school and I should be on my way to making my regularly scheduled posting.

Ha ha.

Let’s be real. I never have a schedule. It’s my New Year’s revolution.

Anyways, this year has been jam packed full of fun and school. I’m almost finished another project I’m working on. Just three more chapters! Come on Kylan Mogg! Get it together! And also finalizing a new Picture Book, which I hope to debut in 2020.

Other than that, my life has been filled been books, Disney+, dark and brooding thoughts, and of course Bob’s Burgers. But let me tell you, this year the Young Adult books have literally changed my world. I’m going to share my top ten picks to check out!

  1. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  2. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
  3. A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer
  4. Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra
  5. Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  6. With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  7. Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
  8. Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford
  9. Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  10. The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

These ten titles were ones that were published and read during the year! Don’t get me wrong, there were MANY MANY MANY GREAT TITLES to choose from, including some I haven’t even started reading yet (I’m so behind on my TBR list). These were the ones that really made a lasting impact that I read over and over when needing inspiration.

Without further ado, here a review from the book Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke! I urge you to add this to your 2020 list. I promise you won’t regret it!!!

A girl born with Silver. Haunted by a shadowy past. Jennifer Gruenke makes a stunning debut with the dark and twisted gem Of Silver and Shadow. Gruenke takes readers deep into Denfell, where a tyrant king rules without mercy. His team of highly trained guard keeps his land in check, along with his silver channel of powers. It takes a young group of individuals to join the rebellion and put an end to his evil ways, including a young child from his past. The one he thought was killed, one of the last silver wielders to stand against him. Gruenke introduces readers to a diverse set of characters who are all connected like cards in a deck. From a cunning thief to a rebellious prince, each individual has a role to play for everything to go as planned. Even if it means opening dark secrets from the past.

This exciting story provided a new perspective on the political affair of the monarch. It shows how strong the younger generation can work together to build a new world for others to live it. I can’t wait for readers to literally open this book and see how the evolution of Young Adult changes the readers from 2020 and beyond.

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!

-Kylan Out (imagine an image of me doing a peace out and slowly fading into the dark!)

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