News of the Good Variety

Hey all!

If you can’t tell by the title, I FOUND MY MANUSCRIPT!

Halle-frigging-lujah.

Thanks to all who liked my previous post and all my others, or followed it, or whatnot. I seriously appreciate it.

On a more technical level, I plan to have a good deal of free time not this weekend, but next weekend. When that time comes, I’m going to edit my story and give it to my friend to read/edit. When she finishes, I’ll edit again, then give it to one of my teachers to edit/critique. I’ll edit a final time before researching publishing houses, which I’m doing now.

It’s a long, slippery slope, and navigating as a teenager through these slopes with your parents’ less-than-enthusiastic cries isn’t always easy, but I seriously rely on you guys. I appreciate every like or follow I get, but I have to admit, comments are blogger gold. It doesn’t have to be long. Just a quick, “I really like your blog!” “I’m glad you found your story!” or even a simple, “NEAT!”  (That one will likely be most appreciated by myself due to my fascination obsession with “Welcome to Night Vale”)

But don’t feel like you need to comment. I’d hate to feel like I’m forcing you to comment. Because that would make me feel evil. And I hope I’m not evil.

Quick recommendation alert!

What with school and life, I’m surprised I can do this with any regularity, but I recommend the book The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson.

THE FALSE PRINCE is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

… so, yeah!

I’m not sure how much I can recommend the latter half of the book, seeing as how I’m only about halfway through it at present, but from what I have read, it seems like a very good book.

My favorite part? The main character, Sage. I love his personality, though he does act a little bit younger than he’s supposed to be. Though that could just be his personality. What else is his personality?

Blunt, snarky, and, hilarious. He likes very few people, and very few people like him. It’s just fantastic the way Mrs. Nielson wrote this. I literally cannot get over it.

So instead of getting my fangirl cooties all over you, I invite you to try it out for yourself. It is one of those rare boks that sucks you in from the moment you sit down to read it, so I hope you’ll enjoy it.

P.s., there are two other books in the series: The Runaway King, and The Shadow Throne. If those titles are anything like this book, I highly suggest them!

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