Hunger Games Prequel News

Suzanne Collins is releasing a new book set in the Hunger Games world! According to an article in Time, it will take place in “…the reconstruction period known as the Dark Days that took place following the First Rebellion, the civil war that was fought between the districts and the Capitol 75 years prior to…

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Author Scott Reintgen discusses Ashlords and his writing process

Scott Reintgen, author of the Nyxia Triad, Ashlords, and Saving Fable fills us in on his latest novels, his writing process, and offers a few tips for aspiring authors. Saving Fable & Ashlords Sara (Book Series Recaps): What was your inspiration for Ashlords?  Scott Reintgen: My favorite stories are our world with a twist. Horse…

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BSR Spring 2020 Newsletter

We usually take a month or so to reflect on the past year. Our time is up! What resonated with us in 2019? The following are some of our favorite installments in ongoing series: Our 2019 Favs New Releases: Queen of Nothing If you don’t count the Magisterium series she co-wrote with Cassandra Clare, this…

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We are writing! A brief glimpse at our current projects

We’re writing! That’s right, both bloggers here at BSR have been hard at work on our first novels for a couple of years now. Oh, how we wish we could work on them full time instead of an hour here and an hour there! But we’ve made progress slowly but surely and are both in…

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A Winter Writing Update!

We are finally querying agents! After structural edits, re-writes, and going over our fourth drafts with a fine-tooth comb, both of us (Sara and Stacy) are finally querying agents. This is brand new territory for us as we’re new writers. And we never dreamed how hard this would be! Here are some of the challenges…

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Clean Reads Newsletter – Fall 2019

It’s been a while since our last newsletter, and we apologize for that. But whoa, have we been busy! In addition to working on clean teen pages, recaps, reviews, and our other newsletter, we have both been hard at work on our first novels. We have been writing and revising in any spare minute these…

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Clean Teen Books: Reader-Recommended

We’re thrilled about the buzz generated by our clean teen books post! Thank you for finding us and for sharing our passion for identifying clean YA books—those without sexual content and without excessive language—for readers of all ages. And YOU, our faithful readers, haven’t stopped at just sharing our passion; you’ve also shared your recommendations!…

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BSR Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall is a busy time for everyone, including us, but we wanted to check in with our loyal readers at least briefly to recommend several books for your reading pleasure. Recommendations The Near Witch – Have you read any of V.E./Victoria Schwab’s series? She’s easily one of the best voices in the market right now….

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Author Helen Scheuerer discusses The Oremere Chronicles

In our last newsletter, we promised to share the second half of our interview with the amazing Helen Scheuerer. Since then, Stacy has read War of Mist, the conclusion to Scheuerer’s debut series, and thought it was really great! Read her full review if you’d like more details. But before you do, let’s check in…

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