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Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu - and although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.

SUMMER OF SLOANE is her debut novel, out May 3, 2016 from Disney-Hyperion.

Erin is represented by literary agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.

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Monday
Mar072011

My Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

 The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.

In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety...until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated—and with it, order—and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.

The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Thomas can only wonder—does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

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Saturday
Jun122010

My Review: THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner


The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I have to say, the first few chapters were a little slow to start - but once it got moving, I rather liked the pace.  I also thought some of the "new" language that the author created, was a little awkward at first...but then I got used to it, and I liked seeing how the MC started to fit in, by using it. I did feel that the author did a decent job of explaining the story, while still leaving openings for the readers imagination. 

I rather enjoyed this book, along with the cliff hanger - which at 2:30am when I finished it, made me think, "Really? Are you kidding me?". Which is exactly what the author should make you feel, to make you want to read more. I will for sure, read the sequel. While it wasn't my absolute favorite, I still felt it was thoroughly entertaining.


James can be found on twitter:  @jamesdashner
He also has a blog:  http://jamesdashner.blogspot.com/
 

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

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