Archive | July, 2013

Taking Reading Chances

by Rachel Seigel — Being the veracious reader that I am, I think it’s fair to say that my reading tastes are pretty refined. I know which authorS I like, which ones I dislike, and what genres/styles appeal to me. I wouldn’t call myself completely immovable, but as is human nature, I tend to gravitate towards what I know I like, and I have to push myself (or be pushed) to read outside of my […]


The Importance of Womance

All around the internets, you can often see cries and complaints that YA is “too girly” or that there isn’t enough fiction to interest boys. Of the latter, I say that there have been centuries of “boys’ fiction”, so let the girls have a turn. Of the former, I say that if by “too girly”, you mean “too much romance”, then I would have to begrudgingly agree. Not that I have an issue with romance. […]


A Little Goodbye (and the Importance of Community)

I’m sad to say that this will be my last post as a regular contributor to Pub(lishing)Crawl. As much as I truly love being a part of this blog, deadlines and touring have gotten the best of me at least for the time being. (And let’s face it, I’ve always been an erratic blogger at best. Need a thousand word rant on an episode of Game of Thrones? I’m there. Tidy round-up post on likeable […]


Last Call: Proxy by Alex London

Inspired by The Whipping Boy and Feed, Proxy tells the tale of Knox and Syd, two boys living in drastically opposite social classes. Knox is a Patron, born into an extremely wealthy family. The world is at his fingers, and when he gets into trouble, a Proxy takes all his punishments. That Proxy is Syd. When the two are unexpectedly forced to team up, they learn that some debts cannot be repaid. The above quote makes us PubCrawlers […]


Best of: Antiheros

Antihero: n. a central character who lacks conventional heroic attributes (such as being morally good, idealistic, and/or courageous) There is nothing I love more than a well-drawn antihero. In fact, some of my all-time favorite characters fit into this archetype. I’m not sure what it is about watching a morally ambiguous protagonist navigate their way through life that is so captivating. Maybe I can relate to them better than I can a traditional hero? Their […]