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Here is an ongoing list of the books reviewed by WriterAlina over the years...

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World-Building a WriterAlina Book Review

World-Building: A writer’s guide to constructing star systems and life-supporting planets by Stephen L. Gillett is 1 of 4 books that are in the Writer’s Digest Science Fiction Writing Series that was Edited by Ben Bova. This book is one of my essential writing books....

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Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook Book Review

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass was a recommendation from a writer friend shortly after I started attending my first formal critique groups. The novel Writing the Breakout Novel is basically the same as the workbook, from what I’ve been told, but I...

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The War of Art Book Review

I’ve read a lot of writing books over the years, as a teen and as an adult. They come and go; some books hit me profoundly but unfortunately, most don't. Don’t get me wrong, I find reading through many of them once worth while, but there is only a hand full that...

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Uprooted Book Review

Uprooted by Naomi Novik is a very well executed, mature coming of age story and is a good example for those who want the courage to live their truth. I highly recommend it.

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UnEnchanted Book Review

I have mixed feelings about UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn. I started this novel expecting an interesting fairy tale retelling. The book certainly delivered that but in a way that I didn’t expect. I’m intrigued enough by the story that I’m interested to know what happens...

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Stitching Snow Book Review

A WriterAlina Book Review: If you enjoy fairy tale retellings, space opera, techie heroines, and heroes with heart then you will most likely enjoy Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis.

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The Red Tent Book Review

A WriterAlina Book Review: If you enjoy biblical historical fiction and enjoy a story from the female perspective, I highly recommend The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

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Dragon Rose Book Review

Dragon Rose (Tales of the Latter Kingdoms Book 2) by Christine Pope A WriterAlina Book Review: If you are interested in Fantasy Romance and are looking for a light, quick read with a satisfying ending then Dragon Rose could be for you.

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Books Read by WriterAlina

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The Giving Tree
Anne of Avonlea
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Caves of Steel
A Light in the Attic
Anne of the Island
The Mists of Avalon
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Ender's Game
Ella Enchanted
The Giver
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Ender's Shadow
The Fellowship of the Ring
Anne of Green Gables

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Eleanor & Park
Little Brother
Pebble in the Sky
Shadow and Bone
The Caves of Steel
The Robots of Dawn
The Naked Sun
Peter and the Starcatchers
The City of Ember
Portrait of a Spy
A Game of Thrones
Fever Crumb

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