Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Review: Dare and Deny-Tricia Mingerink

   I was simply browsing blogs that I follow, and I happened to glimpse Jaye L. Knight's post about the book Deny's release. Now on the Jorum, Dare was the rage for a while! Everyone was talking about it! Dare this, Dare that, and I was broke at the time, which was probably good.
   So I look at the post and see the giveaway! I have won two giveaways, both within a week of each other, so I thought, "I might as well enter this, I probably won't win." He he.
   BAM! I won! I received signed copies of both Dare and Deny! I was so excited when Miss. Tricia emailed me about them! Then...tragedy struck! The book became popular! Miss Tricia sold all of her copies of Deny but one, and it was wrinkled and damaged. She asked if I wanted it, or if I wanted to wait a week for a pristine one.
   I said that I could wait, thanked her, and sat on the couch for a week until they came. BUT! When they did, I read them in one afternoon! So anyway, enough of my rambling, the review!



   Ok, first off, the con, but only because there is only one! The girls. In both books, the girls annoyed me. Renna has no purpose in the books except to injure those around her! Come on Renna! Although she did hurt *cough* to distract him, so that was good! Brandi, I loved her, but she was a baby. In the first book, she is thirteen, and the second, fourteen. She acts like a baby! And it's not just me, I lent the book to Gabana who read both and agreed! So, yeah...
   But the guys! The epic guys! Man, Martyn, Leith, Shad, SO. MUCH. EPICNESS.
   The writing was very similar to mine, and I loved the action, awkward romance, and the funny parts!
   I rate this book 4.9/5, .1 away because of the girls. But that's all, I promise!

                                          I know, this was in my last one, but I had to post
                                                                          it again!

   Anyway, thanks for reading, I know it was hard fun, so thanks!
   Rachael

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Reviews: A Time to Die and A Time to Speak-Nadine Brandes

So for Christmas, I asked for and received A Time to Die and A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes. I talked with Nadine during NaNoWriMo and I told her how much I wanted to read her books.


 I loved them! Jude was by far my favorite character, and I loved him so much that it was hard for me to like Hawke in A Time to Speak! The characters! I loved Ried, Jude, Parvin, and I even kind of liked Skelley Chase. *hides*
The writing style is awesome! I was pulled into it and I never fully came out! :D
It has some violence, but nothing over the top. There was no language, and only a slight bit of romance.
I rate this book 5/5 and the other book 5/5! And thanks to Alea Harper for posting about it.

Oh, and I totally stalked Nadine's blog and found her Realm Makers recap. I looked at Katie Grace's  recap and I freaked out, wanting to go bad! That is, until I found out it was $300 dollars for the conference, not including flight, food, and room. So...yeah, I can't go. But go to the post's about it and maybe you will!
   R. J. Steele

Monday, December 28, 2015

Thank You!

In this post, I will thank everyone who has helped me this year in my writing.
So first...
GABANA! Gabana has been so encouraging to me in my writing, thank you soooo much!
                                                         Love her so much!
Anna and Katherine. I couldn't have done this without you two encouraging and giving me tips!

Emma! My dear, fantastic cousin, thank you!

Gogi! My editor and grandmother, I love you so much!

Logan. You have now joined the world of Rayray. Thanks for reading the books I shove at you, both mine and others.
                                                                He's the one grinning.
Now on to authors...

Kendra! You have been so patient with my questions about writing, thank you so much!

Jaye L. Knight! If you hadn't written Ilyon, I wouldn't have become as serious as I am now, thanks!

On to writing buddies...

Sierra! Seriously I could not have made it through Nano without you, you have been a fantastic BEST WRITING BUDDY!

Katie Grace. Your posts about writing are sooo helpful! It's awesome to read posts like yours from someone close to my age!

Griffin. For the Story Character Chats and Scenes that we have done, they have been so helpful!

Anyone else...
My Mom! I love you so much! Thank you for everything!
                                                                  A writer's food
Bro! My amazing brother, thank you for everything you do! Love ya!
                                                     This was 8:30pm when he came home
                                                     and pulled beans and rice out. I ate as
                                                     well, I was starving!
Haley and Abigail! You guys are amazing sisters! Love you!
And lastly, all of you guys who did giveaways which I won.
MacKenzie Morganthal-Not Abandoned-Ebook giveaway

Morgan Huneke-The Crossways-signed copy

Tricia Mingerink-Dare and Deny-Signed copies.

I love books! These amazing books are my favorites!
                                                    I lent Dare to Gabana, so just mentally
                                                    add it in.
 Ok, so I know I've posted a lot this week, but I will be gone for the rest of the week, so I needed to get it done. :D Thanks for reading!
R. J. Steele








Saturday, December 26, 2015

Character Spotlight: Mitch


So Mitch...where do I begin? I wrote him because we needed a villain and a young man trained to be the best sounded great. So Mitch...how do I describe him? Uh, Em, help?

Age: 17
Occupation: Assassin/spy/kidnapper
Friends: That's write fans, a big fat DONUT! He has no friends, not one.
Enemies: Ember Kaya, Liam Micheals, Brea and West, too many others to name, but Ember...
Theme Song: Castle-Halsey. Co-writer Emma found this song and it's his theme song!
Personality: Hmm, violent, impatient, manipulative, haughty, smart, nitpicky(is this a word), proud, talented, haughty(that's right, he is doubly haughty), flirtatious, cruel, sarcastic, the list goes on and on.
Height: 6' 4" Yup, he's tall.
Location: The New World
Relationship: He's in a relationship with Ember...a hate/hate relationship. Emma and I call their relationship Member. We have a Member board where we post sarcastic stuff bout him.
Anything I missed: Ummmmmmmm, I love Mitch. He is by far my most favs character evs! Emma would say she hated him, but everyone knows that isn't true. ;)
Favorite Quote: “I have to admit, I am impressed, slightly, you didn’t scream at all during your ride.”


Welcome 2016

Ok, so in this post, I will be doing two things, first is the 2015 Blog and Book Awards. The second is my New Year's Goals. So first I will do my awards. 

Rayray's Blog Choice Award.

The three lucky winners of this award are...

1st: Katie Grace-A Writer's Faith
2nd: Alea Harper-Elvish Pens Fantastical Writings
3rd: Sierra-Flights from the Aerie

Rayray's Book choice Award.

1st: Deny-Tricia Mingerink
2nd: A Time to Die-Nadine Brandes
3rd: The King's Scrolls

Rayray's Character Choice Award ((This is published and unpublished))

1st: Liam-Where Loyalties Lie-Sierra Blasko
2nd: Jude-A Time to Die-Nadine Brandes
3rd: Kaden: The Ilyon Chronicles-Jaye L. Knight



Part 2 of the post: New Year's Goals

I stole this idea from my friend Katie Grace and Kendra E. Ardnek, who stole it from Katie...so basically Katie's just a genius and we are all in awe of her!!!
   These are my NYs resolutions.
1. Read 50 books
2. Write 100k
3. Finish two books
4. Make one new writing buddy
5. Make one new blogging buddy
6. Win NaNoWriMo
7. Win 3 Camp NaNoWriMos
8. Beta-read one book
9. Review 5 books
10. Drink 100 cups of tea/coffee

Thanks to Katie Grace for being such a genius!
R. J. Steele
What are your New Years Writing Goals?

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Tag of Happiness






I was tagged by my writing buddy Raechel (her blog is awesome)  for The Tag of Happiness. Thank you so much!
   Ok, here it is.
   Songs that make me happy.
   To the Dreamers-For King and Country. My cousin and I have an awesome dance to this. :)
   It's Time-Imagine Dragons
   Deer in the Headlights-Owl City. My friend Sierra re-introduced me to this song.
   Just be Held-Casting Crowns
   Till the Day I Die-Toby Mac

  Books that make me happy
  Where Loyalties Lie-Sierra Blasko(unpublished) This has turned into my favorite book ever!
  The Ilyon Series-Jaye L. Knight
  The 9/11 Series-Karen Kingsbury
  The Knights of Arrethtrae-Chuck Black
  The Bible-God( :) )
 
  Movies that make me happy
   The Hunger Games-I know, surprising!
   Captain America
   The new X Men movies with the young mutants.
   The Flash-This is a show, but who cares?

   Foods that make me happy
   Ice cream and coffee
   Chips
   Celery(I had to add something healthy)
   Pizza(Yes Katie Grace I love it too)  
  
   Scents that make me happy
   Pizza!
   Coffee
   Books
   Money
  
   Random things that make me happy
   Being tagged in a post! Seeing a new post in the Story Character Chat or Scene on the Jorum. Dancing with my cousin Emma. Laughing with my friends Bana and Logo.
  
   I am tagging...
   Emma
   Katie Grace
   Alea

   Have fun y'all!
Rachael S.



  

Monday, December 7, 2015

Random Update




   So many things have happened since my last official post, excluding the review I posted yesterday.

   I won the giveaway for Dare and Deny by Tricia Mingerink, which I am so pumped up to read! Because I participated in the Black Friday thingy, I got five ebooks and Dare was one of them, although I haven't received it yet. Anywho, uh, major bragging rights on the Jorum because I have literally heard Dare the whole time.

   Ok, what else? Umm, oh yeah! I have just planned out a five book futuristic series, snippet below.
  
   “How do I know that you are telling the truth?” he asked. Asha fumbled in her bag and pulled her key out. In her shaking she dropped the key and knelt down to pick it up. As she dropped to her knees, she saw a hand reach down to get it. She quickly stood and watched him study it, all the while praying that he believed her.
   What do you think? I have officially written most of the first chapter for the first three books.

Oh, yes....:


   This guy gets me! Ok, back on track...
   I am mostly through my first edit of my NaNo project, so as soon as I get the second edit done, which should be soon, beta-readers will be needed. Thank you to Sierra for being me beta-beta-reader! I could literally throw the book away at any second if it weren't for her. Editing this book is awesome! I cracked up over this scene...
  

“Ok, whatever. I want you to look inside Izzy’s head and tell me what she is thinking about me, or when the last time she thought about me was and what she thought.” He instructed. She stared at him. “What? Was it too complicated?” he asked. She looked up.

   “No, I just did what you wanted.” She said.  He lit up.

   “Ok, tell me.” He demanded. She gave him an odd stare and nodded.

   “Ok, she was thinking about you when I checked. She thinks that you are very handsome and she can’t wait to marry you.” she said. He jumped off of his chair.

   “Are you serious?” he asked. She nodded.

   “I am dead serious...no are you kidding me she was thinking that the food she was eating was amazing and she needed the recipe and she was thinking about Reed.” She said. “I’m serious about that.” She assured. He sunk low in his chair.

   “So she still wants to marry Reed?” he asked dejectedly. Amaris nodded and laid a hand on his arm.

   “It ok. You did ruin the poor girl’s life; she is allowed to want to marry two people, especially if she only loves one.” She said. He nodded.

“I get it. I did ruin her life, so it’s perfectly natural for her to not like me.” He said before getting up and walking over to a normal chair.

   “Don’t feel bad Grif, it’s nothing you did. Well, it’s everything you did really.” She said. “Ok, I am not helping so I am just going to be quite and go get another biscuit.” She said and did a backflip off of the counter. Griffin jumped up.


I guess that's it folks...I will probably post the first chapter of the first book in a few days. 
   Rachael S.




Thursday, December 3, 2015

Daughter of Light Review

 Daughter of Light has turned into one of my favorite books that I have read this year. My favorite character was definitely *hides* Caleb. I know, I know, he is a villain, but I still love him! He is so disturbed that I want to give him a hug. Fictional crush #4: Caleb Tala. I know that I should probably like on of the protagonists, but I don't!
   It's a little scary how much I like Caleb, but I am not so scared that I have chosen a new favorite character.
   The romance between Rowen and Cade is a slight bit uncomfortable because of the age difference, but it might not bother some other people.
   There is a slight bit of mature content, Rowen disarms a man who attacks her and wants to use her, but there is little to no detail. The evil of man's mind is mention a few times.
   The violence is not very descripted, but it is still there.  
   I would give this book a four and a half stars, half has been taken away because of the mature content.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

World Ilyon Day

I am happy to announce the first annual World Ilyon Day. There are already some great posts out there, so check out some blogs such as Raechel's and Anna S. Brie's

Ok, so starting my post off will be a guest post. I have interviewed Ramulas from jayelknight.boards.net. Here it is!



1.     How did you find out about the series?

Well my sister and I are both into reading, needless to say that she reads more than me, one day she was browsing an author’s website and came across Jaye’s book. She told me about so I took a look at it, after reading a sample I fell in love with it and bought the all the books available.



      2. Who is your favorite character and why?

      I would have to say Jace, I know most people probably say that, but he is one of the very few characters I can relate to. I what it is like to always be the outcast, the outsider looking in, I know what it is like to battle your own anger and hate. I know what it is like to not want to be around other people. When I see Jace, it’s almost like I am looking at myself. I can sympathize with his struggles and that is why he is my favorite.

   

     3. Which is your favorite book and why?

       Well out of the books that have come out (Resistance, King Scrolls, and Half-Blood) I would have to say….as of now….. This is a hard one… King Scrolls only because it have dragon! But I love all of them so it was really hard to just choose one.


I will answer the same questions.

1. I was looking at Christian fantasy on Amazon and found the series. When they went on Kindle Countdowns, I snatched them up and blew through them. I got the ebook to review for the blog tour of Half-Blood!

2. My favorite character is Kaden or Liam or Marcus. They are all so cool! Kaden makes me laugh, Liam is so troubled I want to reach out and give him a hug, and the same with Marcus, he's so cool!

3. I like The King's Scrolls because it is so emotional . The feels it gave! *shivers.* I loved it.

Ok, so that concludes our post, keep looking out their for more of these.

R. J. Steele

I Won NaNoWriMo!

Ok, deep breaths here. *sighs* Ok, IWONNANOWRIMO! I was so excited!

Ok, first of all, congrats to my writing buddies who completed their goal!

Katie Grace

Athelas

Patience

Resterwen

Kendra

FaithSong

And fantastic job to Sierra, alea, and firefly, you all did amazing!
And thank you to all who word warred with me, Katie Grace, Athelas, Patience, Resterwen, FaithSong, and a huge thank you to Sierra for being the most supportive! You all did an amazing job! Oh, and thank you to Nadine Brandes for getting on the chat site and encouraging me, I have asked for your two books for Christmas!


Ok, part 2. Who won the Ilyon Fan Trailer Contest. Lady Jaye has chosen Ab Ray as the winner! Congrats! Contact Jaye for instructions on how to receive your prize when it comes out. Her email is authorjayelknight@gmail.com. The winning trailer is below.
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Ok, later today I will be posting again for World Ilyon Day.

R. J. Steele


Thursday, November 26, 2015

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2# The Crossways by Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
3# The 9/11 series by Karen Kingsbury
   I am looking foreword to...
1# Samara's Peril by Jaye L. Knight
2# Crannig Castle by Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
3# Lady Dragon Tela Du by Kendra E. Ardnek

I hope you score on some of these amazing deals!!!
R. J. Steele

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NaNoWriMo Update




So lots has happened since I last posted.
1. I was going to see Mockingjay Part 2 with my sister, but I got/still have an awful cold, so I have to wait. My writing buddy Katie Grace over at awritersfaith.blogspot.com watched it and when I heard about it I had to stop myself from freaking out!
2.My cousin Emma is writing a story now and I am having a lot of fun easing her into the writing world...I'm just kidding, I totally threw her off the diving board! Anyway, in the comments lets all give Emma some encouragement shall we? I'll start.
   Emma, writing is so much fun! I love to write most of the time. When you get down in the dumps about it, keep writing! If you are going to explode, take a walk and then keep writing. If you are depressed about it, talk with your writing buddies.

3. I am almost to 40k! A little over 35, and I am getting it done, but my buddy Sierra at flightstotheaerie.blogspot.com started a role play on the Jorum and that's a time sucker.
It's almost NaNoWriMo time!:
This is such an accurate description!

Anyway

Monday, November 16, 2015

Halfway Point!!

   I hit over 25k sometime yesterday and I almost passed out I was so excited. Congrats to Katie Grace for hitting 50k as well! I almost freaked when I saw her hit the mark as well! All of my other writing buddies are doing great!
   I am excited to finish, and the word sprints on Writedeck and amazing! Pizza was great as well. I started listening to some Civil Wars songs as well *smiles as 20 Years comes on*.
   I have been a little distracted by a show, but I am working on getting off of it.
   So all in all, I am a little ahead. Keep up the goof work all you NaNoWriMoers!
R. J. Steele

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NaNoWriMo Day Twelve.

Ok, so I am at twenty thousand words for NaNoWriMo and I finished my story. I am writing thirty thousand for another story, so I will technically have written fifty thousand, just not in the same book.




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This is me today, drinking Earl Grey tea which btw is keeping me going in the day. I write different wordage each day, but around two thousand. My writing buddies are doing great as well. A few have blogs.
awritersfaith.blogspot.com is Katie Grace's. She is a writing maniac! She is so encouraging and is really competitive, or maybe that is me. Oh well, she is a fast writer and I want to beat her! So yeah, I guess I am just competitive. :)
http://flightsfromtheaerie.blogspot.com/ is the one Sierra has. She is also one of my writing buddies. She is super sweet and has helped me through many a difficult time with my book.

So I guess that is it! See you all in a few days when I update my progress.
R. J. Steele


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Update

Ok, so there are a few things that I want to update you guys on.

NaNoWriMo- I posted about my NaNo project and about two days ago, I had all these crazy ideas about the story. Soon it was absolutely shocking how bad Izzy's life was! I actually considered dumping it less than a week before NaNo, but thanks to one of my writing buddies, I saved it and it's going pretty good. I have 10k written, so yup! I'm excited.

Ilyon Book Trailer Contest- It ends on Saturday! Finish up those trailers Ilyon fans!

I won!- I won two giveaways in two days. One was The Crossways giveaway that went on during the blog tour. I won the signed copy of it and I absolutely love it! The other is a book called Not Abandoned by MaKenzie Morganthal. I won a free ebook of it, so that was also exciting.


I guess that's it, so, until next post!
R. J. Steele

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Author Interview with Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Today I have the pleasure of presenting an author interview with Morgan Elizabeth Huneke a day late. She was extremely gracious and said that I could post it today, so here it is!




1. How long does it usually take you to write a book?

It really kind of varies, depending on the book. My average used to be a year. Then the first draft of The Experiment took 3½ months. For all of Time Captives, which includes the companion, it took two years and two months from the starting the first draft of the first book to finishing the first draft of the last book, and I had the major revisions done a few months after that. For my outer space dystopian, the first draft technically took almost two years, but when I started to actually focus on it (halfway through the second chapter) it took me four months to finish. So every book is different. It depends on the book, how hard the writing is, and what other insanity is going on in my life at the time. But I do seem to be getting faster.



2. What do you write on, a computer or in a notebook?

Both. I used to always write in a notebook and, honestly, I’ve yet to complete a story written primarily on the computer, but I’m starting to switch over. I’m faster at typing now, but notebooks are still more portable than my laptop. It’s difficult to stick my laptop in my purse. :) I’m still kind of torn on the issue. I’ll probably end up writing on the computer, aside from the bits scribbled on note paper while I’m out, but I could end up back in notebooks.



3. Do you listen to music while you write?

Absolutely. Pretty much always. I experimented with it while writing Across the Stars and discovered I was way more productive with music on. I didn’t really listen to much while writing The Experiment, but I had to go back to music for Time Captives, and haven’t stopped since. I generally listen to film score, though there have been a few instances of Vivaldi, and I generally find a specific soundtrack that works best for the story. I’ve started creating playlists too. My playlist for my Sleeping Beauty story consists of Catching Fire, Mockingjay, and Cinderella (2015). Heehee. It’s quite interesting. ;)



4. What program do you type your books on? (Word Doc, Scrivener, etc.)

I use Microsoft Word. We’ve always had it, so it’s the program I’ve grown up using. Through indie publishing, I’ve learned a lot about the program and can do quite a bit with it. (Drop caps drive me insane, though. They’re worse than headers and footers!) I went to a free writers’ miniconference with a friend earlier this year which had a session on writing tools, and they explained how to use Scrivener. I think it looks cool, and I have a 50% off coupon from winning Camp NaNo, but I still haven’t gotten it, though I want it. I’ve still got a few months to decide before my coupon expires. And meanwhile, I figured out how to use Microsoft OneNote as a sort of peg board for worldbuilding like you can do in Scrivener.



5. Which out of your four books was the most fun to write?

The Experiment. I don’t think anything will ever compare to that writing experience. The story just came to me, which made it really easy and a lot of the characters are based on people I know, so it made it feel more real. And the premise is something I’m really passionate about. Plus the sci-fi angle was really intriguing for me, even though it felt a lot darker than it really was while I was writing it and thus I was worried if it was okay for my target age group. It really is fine, things feel worse when you’re writing them. But that book. It’s still a wow experience for me.



6. Where do you write best? (Coffee shop, your room, a library, etc.)

I write best in my bedroom at my desk. Does that mean that’s where I write most? Absolutely not. I really like being outside, so I write on the porch, and only sometimes make good progress. At other times, I get tired of being alone, and so I try to write in the living room with my family around and get next to nothing done. Then there are the times I try to write in the car and write even less. If I’m really focused, though, or have no one to talk to, I can write at political events or before church. I’ve only tried writing at the library once, towards the end of Camp NaNo, and I actually was able to focus really well, but I’ve yet to do it again.



Thanks for having me!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Emma's Sketches

My cousin Emma drew a few pictures using some pictures I sent her via Pinterest and I wanted to share them with you.
 :  : Very rough drawing of Gwen:

Mrs. Darcy Pattison

Today I had the opportunity to talk with an old friend of my mom's side, Darcy Pattison. We met at Barnes and Noble, and I was looking foreword to an Italian Soda, but as soon as I saw her, I told my mom, "I'm too nervous to eat or drink anything." Anyway, she just posted on her blog about our meeting, so you should check it out. You can find it at darcypattison.com/blog under the title Go Indie, Young Writer.

R. J. Steele

NaNoWriMo Excitement

So today I got up at six o'clock am like I try to every day, but I don't always make it. I typed 840  words and typed 500 this afternoon, adding up to 1340 words. I have to write 1667 every day in November, but I think I can do it. I am not going to get on Pinterest at all in November or the Jaye L. Knight Fiction Forum either, so 1667 should be possible.

R. J. Steele

How many words do you usually type a day?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Crossways by Morgan Elizabeth Huneke Blog Tour

Today I am very pleased to be a part of the blog tour of The Crossways, by Morgan Elizabeth Huneke. I was a little bit late for this, so I thought that I wasn't going to be able to read it in enough time, but once I started it, I couldn't put it down!


“M’lady, it has been fairly well confirmed that the Redona was hidden away by the merfolk at the conclusion of the Great War instead of destroyed as was commanded. My brother has confirmed to me Joseph’s belief that it was concealed at the Crossways.”

Toarna pressed her fingertips together in thought. “It must be recovered and destroyed as was at first intended.”

Emily, Allan, Jill, and Joey have been reunited with their long lost ancestors. But with that reunion comes the true beginning of their quest: free the rightful king of Calhortz so that he may be restored to his throne. The Redona, the only object that can free him from his long imprisonment, is rumored to be concealed in The Crossways, a mountain across the sea which cannot be entered.

A slave since birth, Adriel’s resentment and hatred towards the strytes only grows as his family is continually ripped from him. He longs for the freedom the Time Captives are prophesied to bring, but he doubts their existence, just as he doubts God’s love. Circumstances in Calhortz are so dire. How could they ever improve?

Who can enter The Crossways? Will the king ever be freed? Or will the slaves of Calhortz lose all hope of freedom before it is even offered to them?

The Crossways is the second book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.



T
his book was captivating. I loved the new characters, I cried over the change of the old characters, over all, I loved it! It was completely clean, and violence was at a minimum, perfect for those fantasy lovers who are not fans of violence.
On Friday, I will do my first author interview! Look for it!

R. J. Steele




Change Nowaday Books

In the third part of change nowadays books, I will be talking about dystopia.
I think that in the last five years or so, dystopia has exploded, dystopia and science fiction.
The Hunger Games
Divergent
The Maze Runner
The Giver

There is nothing wrong with these books, I love some of them, they just get old. This is what the public wants, and that is what the authors want. There are almost no normal books anymore!

Write about a girl on a farm. Write about an orphan and how he or she finds a family. Write a book about a Viking Christian. Try to steer away from those kinds of books, please authors.
R. J. Steele