Jennifer Nielsen’s Cover Reveal Trivia

It’s HERE! I have Trivia Question number 7. Post your answer in the comments. From there if your answer is correct, I will send your name to THE Jennifer Nielsen for your entry point to the contest.

TRIVIA QUESTION NUMBER 7: What made the WW2 German Blitzkrieg different from any other invasions in history?


Start at Jennifer Nielsen’s blog There you see the cover with 15 trivia squares. There are (Surprise!) 15 blogs with links to ALL the questions.

  1. Follow that link to find the trivia question.
  2. Answer the question in their comments (Question 7 is answered here on my blog).
  3. The first correct answer will unlock that square of the cover, BUT
  4. Even if the square is unlocked, please visit the blog to get an entry point. The contest is open until every square is unlocked and the full cover is revealed. This means if you visit every blog before the cover is revealed, you can get up to 15 entries!


THREE signed books from Jennifer Nielsen, INCLUDING the choice of THE CAPTIVE KINGDOM – or – the first ARC of this new historical when she receives it!

This is going to be so much fun! Let’s jump in and get started! Good luck to everyone

Book Fun

Jennifer Nielsen’s Cover Reveal Contest!

You won’t believe what is coming this weekend! Jennifer Nielsen, author of the ASCENDANCE Series, MARK OF A THIEF Series, THE TRAITOR’S GAME Series and several other books is having a book cover reveal of her upcoming book! Part of the reveal is an exciting contest where you can win THREE signed books from Jennifer Nielsen, INCLUDING the choice of THE CAPTIVE KINGDOM – or – the first ARC of this new historical when she receives it!

Ever since I read The False Prince, the first book of the Ascendance Trilogy, I have been a huge fan of her work. I wrote a review of The Shadow Throne here. **Spoiler Alert** The book is AWESOME! It even got my teenage reluctant reader hooked.

Here are the details of the contest. On Sunday visit Jennifer Nielsen’s Website. Click on her blog. There will be 15 Trivia squares – Each with a link to a question. Post your answer on the blog the link takes you to. So if I have question 3, you would click on that tile, answer the question here. The first correct answer unlocks a square revealing part of her new title. No worries though if you aren’t the first. Every correct answer is an entry point for the giveaway. So if you got all 15 answers correct – whether you were first or not – you will have 15 entry points.

This sounds like a ton of fun and I’m so excited to be a part of it. So – COME BACK SUNDAY for the trivia question and a lot of fun!

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Author Events

Book Signing and Reading

I will be at the Barnes and Noble, Neshaminy Mall on Monday March 30th for a reading and book signing. All four of my books will be available including A Star in the Night, Teresa’s Shadow, Angel Donor and Caitie the Caterpillar. This event is in conjunction with a B & N bookfair supporting Saint Cecilia School. So, once you finish at my table, check out all the fun activities SCS has planned including: a Make and Take, a Scavenger Hunt, a selfie with the SCS Mascot (I’m DEFINITELY getting in on this one!) and more! If you are in the area that night, stop by and see me! Questions? Join the discussion on my Event Page.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Shadow Throne

Shadow Throne is book three in Jennifer Nielsen’s Ascendence Trilogy (which is expanding – more on that later!) . The story picks up shortly after the ending of Runaway King. The neighboring countries are taking full advantage of Carthya’s weakened state and throws young King Jaron in the center of a war. Jaron thinks he’s ready until things go horribly wrong on a rescue mission. And things just get worse for him by the minute. The one thing he often has going for him is that people always underestimate him.

This was a great read. I usually don’t enjoy reading about war, but the book held my attention. I really love the main character and just had to find out how he would get through everything. I did find a few spots sort of slow, but I highly recommend paying full attention to those parts.

In this third installment of the trilogy, I was not disappointed. And, as mentioned above, there seems to be a book 4 in the works. Jaron has another story to tell. Jennifer Nielsen posted here with all the juicy details!

Over all, I give this a 5 star rating.

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So, I’m Doing a Newsletter

Sharing news and updates with my readers is an important part of what I do. Now that I have several picture books out and I am working on more projects ( I have two novels in progress), I think it’s time to add a newsletter.

I have some basics included so far. I decided to share links to my latest blog posts and I have a suggested reading section. In my quest to do a newsletter, I have one goal: I want it to be useful to the reader. So, I need your help. What do you find beneficial in a newsletter?

I’ve been tossing around some ideas, such as resources for readers, writers, teachers and parents as well as a few other ideas.

As a fellow reader, writer, teacher or parent, what would you like to see? Let me know in the comments.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Going Wild

The middle-grade book, Going Wild by Lisa McCann is fantasy story set in the suburbs of Arizona. Charlie Wilde recently moved there from Chicago. Before she left, somebody left a mysterious package at her door. Soon, Charlie and her friends discover the abilities that come with this device – and all the danger that comes with it.

It was an interesting story with a fun concept. I think middle graders who love superheros will really enjoy it. While I enjoyed getting to know Charlie and her friends, I felt the first half of the book was a bit slow – but that’s just my preference. Lots of readers had no issue at all with the pacing of the story.

Going Wild by Lisa McCann

The second half of the book picks up dramatically when the dangerous organization responsible for the powerful device realizes Charlie has it. I do wish, with this being the first book, that it didn’t end with such a big cliff hanger. But I still enjoyed the majority of it and I think it is something the intended audience would love.

Have you read Going Wild? What were your thoughts?

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