T is for Tris
Before I fell in love with the Cinder series, I was obsessed with the Divergent series. (I've been fortunate enough to meet both of these authors, and they are lovely. I love supporting good writers - I love it even more when they are good people too).
Tris is the protagonist of Veronica Roth's Divergent series. She's bright and strong-willed. She's a bit of an adrenaline junkie and, my favorite part about her, - she's short. I love that she's tough and little. As silly as this sounds, I have several students who struggle with being short. I love being able to give them a book with a strong, short heroine.
Tris is also well rounded (vulnerable, scared, unsure of herself) and dynamic. I can't wait to read more about her in Roth's third book that comes out in October....which is good. I need a break from really good books for a while. I'm hoping after I finish Scarlet - before the end of the day - I can get back to more pressing concerns....like...oh, I don't know....graduate work? potty training my three year old son? closing on a house at the end of the week? A-Z blog posts?
Contests and Blog Hops
The Writer's Voice competition begins May 1st.
Operation Awesome is hosting another Secret Agent Contest on May 1st.
And last but not least, a big congrats to Brandon Ax on his release of his book Elemental.