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Joined 12-30-10, id: 758431, Profile Updated: 12-13-13
Author has written 3 stories for Fantasy, and General.

Hello there.


YouTube

This is a link to my YouTube account. I recently decided to upload some of my poetry, and almost all of my poems were written under the intention of being performed so I decided that I would upload stupid videos of me reciting my poetry to go along with my poems (This Red Book). However, Fictionpress is being stupid and not letting my paste the entire link in the actual story so here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmpi9k8-KoE9uH2lvSxuNaQ/feed


Recommendations

So if you're an avid reader and you've just happened to stumble across my profile on some random website then let me give you a list of things I personally enjoyed reading and maybe you'll like, too. But be wary: I like fantasy, some sci-fi, mystery, and classical literature. And this list is in no particular order.

Note, I intentionally left out the following series: Harry Potter, Twilight, Narnia, Ann Rice's Vampire Chronicles, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, and Lord of the Rings. I left these out because of the mixed feelings people have towards these books mostly due to to religious views. We all know about the mixed feelings with Twilight. I personally didn't like how the Hunger Games trilogy turned out, but most people like it so...Percy Jackson wasn't a bad series at all. I only mentioned it because I feel like it's for a younger audience, and I tried to not list any books that were for a younger audience (younger as in younger than 14). INKHEART IS DEBATABLE. And I love Ann Rice's vampires, but her books are some pretty heavy stuff so I can't recommend it unless I know you.

I will add more books as I find them.

Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray also by Chris Wooding
The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfield*1
The Midnighters Series also by Scott Westerfield
Watership Down by Richard Adams*2
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
The Inheritence Cycle by Christopher Paolini*3
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Tithe, Valient, and Ironside all by Holly Black*4
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
The Artmeis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer*5
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau*6
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke
Terrier by Tamora Pierce
Birthmarked by Caragh M O'Brian
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin*7
"The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs (short story: http://www.americanliterature.com/author/w-w-jacobs/short-story/the-monkeys-paw)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (should be two dots above the "e" in Bronte)
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Stevenson
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
1984 by George Orwell
The Stranger by Albert Camus *8

1 I think Uglies may be considered a series now.
*2 It's about rabbits. No joke.
*3 This is more popularly known as the Eragon series
*4 These aren't technically a series, but they're related books and I recommend you read them in the order as they're listed. They go by "A Modern Faerie Tale" as a collective name.
*5 This series is more for a younger audience, but I really did like this series.
*6 I personally did not like the rest of the Ember books, and I would only read the first one and stop. That's just an opinion, though.
*7 More popularly known as Game of Thrones as the HBO television series based off of the books is called. Warning: books are time consuming and may require character charts; also, there are high levels of mature content throughout all of the books.
*8 This is also known as The Outsider. It was translated from French from a word that has multiple meanings, and cannot be properly translated to convey it's full meaning. Also, this is a major work of literature, and it's not quite like reading other major works of literature such as 1984 or Slaughterhouse-Five. The purpose of all literature is to comment on life in some form. While 1984 comments on the government and SH5 comments on war, The Stranger comments on the meaning (or rather the absence of meaning) of life. It is very deep and psychological, and holds a view contrasting to most traditional beliefs. If you're a die-hard Christian then I wouldn't read this book. In fact, if you're a die-hard of any religion then I wouldn't read this book. It would only upset you and make you angry. Also, a lot of people misunderstand this book so perhaps I shouldn't even be recommending it. However, I believe that this is a wonderful book because of the way it conveys it's message. Camus conveys his views on the pointlessness of life in such a way that you yourself can feel as if there is no point in living (if you understand what Camus is getting at of course). So even though this book would probably upset a lot of people or simply be misunderstood, I'm still recommending it because it is a great work of literature and you may even end up liking it. (Also, this book is incredibly short; 120 pages. I read it and made a project for it the day before the project was due; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is also really short).

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Beast by BeccaBreaksThings reviews
Noreen Butler had always been a homebody, content to while away her days in the dusty haven of her mother's bookshop. Beau Chevalier was a man on a mission – head down, guard up, and grunt his way to eternal solitude. When fate thrusts the dangerously elusive, deliciously blunt Beau into Noreen's quiet world everything changes.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,245 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/5 - Published: 1/31
Events In the Life of A Chimney Sweep by SweeperOfChimneys reviews
Aaron is a chimney sweep in a world where scarecrows talk and trees play poker. This is his story living in a slightly strange place...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,077 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/30/2012 - Published: 7/8/2012
Sensing the Darkness by ironickarma
A graduate student learns more about her empathic and magic powers, while being chased by shadows that want her dead. With her grandfather's mysterious dagger and the help of her friends in the medieval club, will she be able to keep the darkness at bay? Will she even be able to keep herself sane?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,102 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/9/2012
Strength, Your Name Is Human by Viking-American reviews
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Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,231 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 1/3/2011 - Published: 12/29/2010
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On the Other Side is a Secret reviews
A town called Dogwood has a secret. The manholes are actually portals that lead to other worlds. A secret organization keeps this a secret. A series of bad omens forces a member of the secret organization to discover the truth about Dogwood's mystical portals.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 722 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/13/2013
This Red Book
A collection of original poems written by me either for my school's poetry club or for myself. That doesn't mean all of these are school appropiate, though. Content is somewhat mature. Mild cursing. Almost all of these poems were written with the intention of being performed/read aloud so there's a link on my profile page to my youtube account.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 3 - Words: 672 - Updated: 6/29/2013 - Published: 6/28/2013
Stitches reviews
Rema is half-human and half-"synthetic" faerie and her human blood allows her to do the one thing faeries can't do: lie. But she doesn't know and when they find out...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,527 - Reviews: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/26/2011