INFOGRAPHIC: Books Versus Hollywood

The Book Versus Film section on this blog is one of the most popular features – so far we’ve had the likes of dystopian YA classics like Divergent, The Maze Runner and The Hunger Games, not to mention Stephen King’s Misery. Plenty more where that came from, too! So this infographic showing people’s perceptions of…

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BEST OF 3: G X Todd, Author

1) The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis WHY I LIKE IT: This can’t technically be shelved under Crime, but it does tell the story of a most heinous series of crimes perpetrated by Kreagar Hallet, the father figure to our main character Elka. It’s set some time after the Damn Stupid, a catastrophic event that sets…

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My Year In Writing – 3 For 3!

I’d been so busy with my drafts, edits and submissions for my novel, The Other Twin during most of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 that I’d resigned myself for not having anything published this year. But oh look – I couldn’t have been more wrong!! 2016, for me, was the year of the short…

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My Top 4 Reads of 2016

As long-time readers of this blog know, I often theme and categorise my reads – but in this case, to be one of my top reads for this year, a book *just* (!) had to: i) Stick in my mind plot-wise ii) Have a character I really empathised with for some reason Now, I read…

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Top 10 Awesome Books That Influenced Me As A Writer

I recently took part in THE Book Club’s ‘What Writers Read’ Event on Facebook (still ongoing, until Dec 9th!) and it was quite the eye-opener! It’s fascinating to see what my fellow authors and favourite writers love to read. We must have the best job in the world … As an author, freelance writer and script editor…

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What Will Be The Next Popular Trend In Dystopian Novels?

On this last day of Dystopian November, here’s some really interesting data (below) compiled by Goodreads on what’s gone before in this fascinating sub genre. I love how they’ve separated it into ‘waves’ and on whom likes what: Fear of The State. Men tend to favour these types of books and it’s not difficult to see…

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INFOGRAPHIC – 5 ‘Go To’ Themes For Dystopian YA Novels

Here’s another great infographic, this time on the various themes and backdrops Dystopian YA seems to fall back on. It’s made me realise I seem to favour books with Totalitarian Governments, though I recently read The Fire Sermon, which has the latter as well as a nuclear holocaust backdrop. Which of these books on the infographic…

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Why I Love The Female Characters In The 100

With the end of Dystopian November in sight, I thought I’d repost this great insight into the female characters on The 100 from Shauna, who works on the show. The 100 is a CW show that’s an adaptation of the Kass Morgan books. Whilst notably different from their source material, what’s interesting is the unusual…

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