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!
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 ( and let me know what you think!

♥M.S. Watson

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The happiest rejection letter on earth... and more! XD

So today I log onto my emails in a whim to see if I have anything interesting and among the inbox emails is a reply to my manuscript submission to Penguin. I open it, expecting nothing of interest but it was sent from the managing editor from Penguin stating although they cannot offer me a publishing contract not to stop writing and to keep sending to other publishers. :) So that's why it's the happiest rejection letter on earth, and it's the only rejection letter I have.

PLUS I have been waiting forever to get Fallen In Love by Lauren Kate and Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare and I finally got them today. My room is slowly turning into a library but it's a little hobby of mine.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Book Review: Kate Smith's 'Illumé'

Now that’s new. People tend to receive death threats, not undeath threats.’ 
‘Try to convince me it’s the same as threatening not to kill someone.’
In folds of light there are always shadows and this boutique novel delves right into them, providing an interesting read of the gothic, macabre story of Thane da Silva in the city of Paris. A great read, Kate Smith has provided a novel of the highest quality with her amazing ability to capture words into a story with the linguistic grace of a poet.

The cover: Purely beautiful, the cover really sets itself apart from the other novels with its falling petals and the elegant font with which the word Illumé was composed. A simple cover, one is left to consider why there is a petal with a stain in its middle. The darkened edges give the impression of a source of light in the middle of the cover with shadows creeping in from the sides. This gives a large clue to what is featured in the novel without readers realizing until they read the novel and thought about the cover. An intelligent choice in the way of book covers.

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The Characters: The poetic way in which the characters are introduced confused me in some places; however, I simply am not used to reading boutique novels. Despite my own setback the author provided meaningful characters and they each have a distinct purpose.

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The Plot: Definitely a great read with poetic grace throughout but not a recommended read for adolescents who read text language all day long. This is a great third-person plot that really involves the reader in a world of shadows and intrigue. The particular beauty of the book is that while many novels involve focusing the main character’s attention on a love interest this novel focuses mostly on Thane’s journey.

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Overall Comments: If you enjoy whimsical, gothic novels this is definitely a read for you. The words will weave you deep into the novel as you explore the shadows in the City of Light, undertaking an intriguing journey. This novel does not disappoint, however, the intense language used may confuse younger adolescent and adult audiences.

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