Next Meeting Prep and Some Exciting Reviews Info

Hello my lovelies 🙂

We decided since we were missing so many people at the last meeting, and some hadn’t had a chance to read the book, we’d do a recap of Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins at the meeting on the 19th. I’m posting the talking points/questions below so everyone has a jumping off place for the discussion. I’ll be posting my review of Hex Hall on our reviews page after the meeting that night. 🙂

Discussion Questions (BEWARE: QUESTIONS ARE SPOILERY):

  • The theme of a school, or academy, for those with abilities is used often in YA paranormals. Do you think it’s OVERused, or do you think books benefit from a setting that’s familiar to the target audience?
  • Why do you think Justin, the werewolf, charged at Sophie when she arrived at the school? Is the idea of bringing kids who already display self-control issues with their supernatural ability into a school together a good, or bad idea?
  • What would be the pros and cons of Sophie joining Anna, Chaston, and Elodie’s coven? What effect do you think her demon blood would have had on the spells they tried to cast? (Remember, she felt power coming to her through the ground and her feet, rather than the sky and her hands, would this made a difference?)
  • What happened to Archer? Did he choose is apparent connection with The Eye? Was it forced on him? What part, if any, did he play in the injury/death of the girls at Hex Hall? (Did he give info? Allow access? Attack them himself?)
  • Will Sophie go through with the removal?

Also, we’ll be discussing our current book, Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield. I loved this book, I can’t wait to hear what you all think! I’m hoping to have a cool surprise for the discussion. *crosses fingers*

Just in case you haven’t yet… you should all go subscribe to our reviews page, What We Thought. Some of the authors are answering some fun questions that are being posted with the reviews for their books. As you would expect, they’re very creative. If you subscribe, you’ll get an email whenever a new review is posted. 🙂 We’ve got some contests coming very soon, and some interactive author Q&A’s are planned as well.

FYI – I updated the release date calendar with about 100 new titles. Check it out and make sure you know when the next book in your favorite series will be out. Also, there are quite a few first timers on the list. Some that look REALLY good. 🙂 The same calendar is on both this blog, and What We Thought. As always, if you think of something I’ve missed, comment the blog and I’ll make sure to make the correction. (I’ve got tons for 2011, I’ll start posting them closer to the end of this year.)

I think that’s all for now. Go subscribe to the reviews page, subscribe here if you haven’t yet (you all should have by now, but just in case), and I’ll see you on Monday!!

Happy Reading!

🙂 Jennifer

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