Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Starts: November 13.
Ends: November 30.
Three entrants will win a FREE copy of the eBook 'Glass Bones' by M.S. Watson.
To celebrate the impending release of 'Glass Bones' on December 1, a photo contest is being run. Starting November 13, contestants must print the cover of 'Glass Bones' and take a selfie of themselves holding the book cover wherever their favourite place to read or write is.
Then, whoever receives the most likes and shares on Facebook will win the contest.
The contest will be drawn on November 30, the eve of the impending book release. Winners will receive their prize by December 1. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Book Review: Starlightt's 'December' - Wattpad Review

'They met in December.'

Reviewer's Note: I am so very excited to write a review of this for such a talented Wattpad writer! She captivated a truly beautiful story that was so simple that it instantly captivated me and maintained my interest throughout the entire novel. I definitely recommend it! Oh, and say hi to Starlightt, too. She's a total sweetheart!

Woven into the world of Samuel Windermere, Ellery Eshelman blows in through the door and into his life like a beautiful hurricane. Set in Portland, Starlightt captures a beautiful and simple romance that is as captivating as it is flawless. A dancer of ballet, Ellery is a girl of awkward imperfections and a writer captivated by her own literary worlds. Following their story, day-by-day, chapter-by-chapter, readers are invited into the world of Samuel as he discovers this beauty and her many facets. A must-read for every reader searching for a flawless novel centred over an awkwardly perfectly imperfect couple and their blossoming romance, all in a Portland tea shop. The definition of a perfect love story.

The Cover: So I know it's wrong to judge a book by its cover, but the cover was really a deciding factor of me opening this out of the hundreds of thousands of others on the Wattpad website. With its soft myriad of images associated with winter, it is easy to see how they fit with Samuel's Polaroid camera as mentioned in the novel. I like to think that the images featured on the cover are the images Samuel captures of Ellery and their forming relationship together. A cover that I wish had sitting physically on my bookshelf so I could sit and stare at it for hours on end.
Stars: 5/5

The Characters: Each character was flawlessly formed by Starlightt's magnificent creation. Featuring everyday difficulties and flaws within each character, we see people within the novel that we could easily identify with. The aunt who couldn't cook to save herself; the beautiful girl struggling with her self-worth and always in a chaotic mess. The awkward boy with a fascination over this mysterious beauty and the worlds she buries herself within; an older sister with no interest in her family, indifferent to those who love and care for her.
Stars: 5/5

The Plot: Two words: simple beauty. I highly recommend this to anyone who is sick of reading big, flash Hollywood romances and want a simple, beautiful love story. It's brilliant how Starlightt manages to capture the simplest and most mundane of love stories and create it into something beautiful and unable to stop reading. Countless times I found myself reading until the early hours of morning, I just couldn't put it down! I honestly don't know how she put it together, with such flowing grace, but she did it!
Stars: 5/5

Overall Comment: If you enjoy simple, beautiful romance novels then this is definitely a read for you! A deeply beautiful love story, I recommend this to anyone, especially those on Wattpad whom may leave many comments and votes on the novel! This is literary perfection!
Stars: 5/5

Coming Up Soon: Next book review, I shall be reviewing Starlightt's novel 'Superior', nominated in the Watty Awards, 2013. Keep an eye out and don't forget to drop by and vote! :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Read for Free 'The Last Ember' by Glista (A.K.A Me)

   Due to excess study periods at school, I have decided to begin work on a novel that I'm writing straight onto Wattpad. It's free to read and I'm slow in writing it but I'm determined to get it done. Head on over to www.wattpad.com and search for Glista in the search bar!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wattpad Reviews!

Due to the increase of school demands and extra curricular activities, I am no longer working on my 52 week short story writing challenge. As this means a heck of a lot less stress, I am going to be reviewing novels on Wattpad for my blogs Rissa Books and Rissa's Book Reviews. So, attention all Wattpad authors! If you are a Wattpad author or know of someone who is, just comment on this post and I'll be sure to read them!

おやすみなさい。Good night!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Book Review: Cassandra Clare's 'Clockwork Prince'

Set in Victorian London, this novel is a brilliant sequel to Clockwork Angel. Whilst some authors begin with amazingly composed works, Clare has consistently provided a visually beautiful and mysterious novel. It is positively a novel that leaves readers wanting to read more right up to the final word. In addition to this, Clare also knows how to tempt the reader with another spellbinding cliff-hanger finish.

The Cover: Unlike many novels, the salient image clearly indicates the character whom is being given the spotlight within the text. A personal favourite of mine, this series is on my favourite shelf for its combination of a beautiful cover that matches an equally beautiful and dangerous story.

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The Characters: Overall, the characters depicted are very well thought out and consistent. Tessa is strong and brave but she is not perfect or Mary-Sue; she has her difficulties and conflicts. We see in this book a more thorough depiction of Jem and his feelings, and we gain a larger understanding of Will's life and how he has come to be the way he is. Cassandra should be very proud of her characters.

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The Plot: The very thing that I love most about Cassandra's novels is her ability to be consistent in every facet. Her plots are always spellbinding and have the ability to make a reader wanting more. Of course, with every novel there are flaws but that is entirely dependent on the reader's perspective in this case. As Tessa's heart is torn between Jem and Will, Tessa's situation leaves the readers with the opportunity to swoon over their favourites: Team Jem or Team Will. It's difficult to choose which but I'd have to say Team Will with Team Jem a close second. ;)

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Overall Comments: If you love Clockwork Angel, you're sure to fall for Clockwork Prince!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm a Goodreads author now!

I never really write much for this blog aside from book reviews but I'm happy to say I am a Goodreads author now! http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5758425.MS_Watson
And I'm going to be completing two book reviews in the next week or so:

  • 'Switched' by Amanda Hocking, the new inspiration for my hopeful career in writing.
  • 'Fallen in Love' by Lauren Kate, a novel I have almost completed reading.
So until later, bon voyage!
MS Watson

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Read my new full novel for free, exclusive to Wattpad!

So since I sent my manuscript to Penguin I'm hoping to spread the love with uploading my novel to Wattpad and allowing people to read for free. :) And I'm working on writing a new series to send to Solstice Publishing, see if they'd like to publish me, and the new trailer for Glass Bones since the first one corrupted on my laptop and can only be viewed in Movie Maker. So head on over using the link (http://www.wattpad.com/3504746-glass-bones) and let me know what you think!

♥M.S. Watson