Monday, January 31, 2011

Meet a Blogger Monday: Sara’s Urban Fantasy Blog (1)


I’ve been thinking about this for a while now. There are so many great bloggers & blogs out there. A lot of which don’t seem to be known about real well, or are new and trying to get the word out about them. So how can I help?

I wanted to start Meet a Blogger Monday mainly for the new bloggers, or less well known ones that would like a little love. This way you get to know them a bit and can go check them out for yourself!

For my first week, I’m happy to have someone whose blog I stalk whenever I have the time. She’s actually been blogging longer than I have, but wanted to get the word out on her blog a bit more. Isn’t this the perfect place to talk about an urban fantasy blog? So let’s kick things off!

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Your name: Sara M

Name of Blog: Sara’s Urban Fantasy Blog

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Country you live in: USA

How long have you been blogging? Almost a year and a half

Are you mainly a book review blog or do you feature/review other things? My blog is strictly about the books and authors I read

What genres do you read/review? Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

What age group books do you prefer (middle grade, young adult, adult)? Why? I read both young adult and adult novels. Right now, I’m around the age of those in college or just out of college, and I find that I’m stuck in between the two age groups. I’m older than the young adult main characters, but I’m younger, and in many ways less mature, than the adult main characters. Even though I am finished with college, I’m still searching for that perfect paranormal novel where the main character is in college and stays in college once the paranormal aspect comes to light.

What’s something unique about your blog? I think the way I layout my reviews makes my blog unique. I could never just write a review that flows and gets all my point across. It felt too much like writing a paper for class. And I’ve always hated introductions. So I cut my reviews into four parts: Plot, Pace, Characters, Cover. Each four get a score (1-5 Stars) and then I average those into the overall score. I chose these four parts because they’re what’s important to me in a novel. I include the cover in my reviews because I love covers and like to talk about them.

Who/what are your favorite...

Books? The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn, When Blood Calls by J.K. Beck, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready, Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Series? Georgina Kincaid, Elemental Assassins, Night Huntress, Kitty Norville, Charlie Madigan, Wicked Lovely

Authors? Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Jeaniene Frost, Carrie Vaughn, Kelly Gay, Melissa Marr

Literary characters? Seth (Wicked Lovely), Seth (Georgina Kincaid), Sparky (Lantern series by Laura Bickle)

Literary couples? Cat & Bones (Night Huntress), Peter & Cody (Georgina Kincaid)

Villains? Mab Monroe (Elemental Assassins), Difwethr (Victory Vaughn series by Nancy Holzner)

Supernatural beings? Shapeshifters of all kinds

Meet Sara:

Here’s a bit of a bio: I’m 23, a slightly recent college graduate with a Bachelors in Business Administration (Marketing major/Finance minor), and currently working in retail. I read every chance I get. That includes on my lunch break and during the commercials of my favorite shows. Although the books I read must be paranormal in some way, I tend to watch more “real” television, including The Office and Top Chef. I have three cats that are absolutely nuts, but adorable. And I’ve been dating my girlfriend, Christen, for over four years. That’s me in a nutshell.

 Check out Sara’s Urban Fantasy Blog now!

Thanks Sara for letting us get to know you better!


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Paper Cut Reviewer said...

Hey Amanda! What a great idea and now we can meet new bloggers. How cool!

Howdy Sara! Nice to meet you=)I just stopped by your blog and I love it! BTW I'm a new follower=)


*Melissa* said...

Wow thats' real cool! Im a new blogger so I know what you mean when people don't know that your out there.
Love your blog thanks for the post!

Sara M said...

Thanks for having me, Amanda!

Amanda Leigh said...

Hey Steph- Glad you like the new feature! Glad you found a new blog too! :D

Melissa- Thanks! Glad you like it!

Sara! Thanks for being my first featured blogger! This was so fun!

Aislinn_C said...

Awesome Idea Amanda! I will be stopping by Sara's blog very soon!

Anonymous said...

I'd never seen your blog before, this is a very nice feature!

Laura Bickle said...

Thanks for the shout-out on Sparky! :-)