Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Hey everyone so Monday of this week we hit 3,000 views (over actually), but to thank you I am hosting a giveaway. Unfortunately, it is not an international giveaway. Sorry! :(
So here are the rules:
1. Must be located in the U.S.
2. Must be 13 or older (or with parent's permission)
3. Must be able to provide a valid address (and email address)
4. Please respond within 7 days of receiving a winning notification.

How to enter:
1. Like The Worm is Awesome on Facebook
2. Follow The Worm is Awesome on twitter (@Booktuber13)
3. Comment your favorite book of 2014 on this post

Oh! You have from April 1st to May 31st 11:59 p.m to enter.

Now, I am sure you would like to see what is up for grabs:

1st place prize:

 A signed copy of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. And, 1 pack of Catching Fire trading cards, 1 Katniss (CF) card, 1 Peeta (CF) card, and 2 Divergent cards.

Prize 2: 

A signed Destined for Doon poster, a pack of Catching Fire trading cards, three Divergent cards, and a President Snow card. 

Prize 3:
A Alex Rider graphic novel, a book mark, 2 Divergent Cards,a Johanna trading card, and 1 pack of Catching Fire trading cards.

Prize 4: A the fault in Our Stars pin, 1 pack of Catching fire trading cards, 2 Divergent cards, two Catching fire cards and a bookmark.

So, feel free enter starting tomorrow, April 1st!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Movie Review 21: Insurgent

This past weekend I saw Insurgent. I absolutely loved it, and in some ways I loved it more than the book. And I never say that about a book to movie adaptation! If you haven't seen Insurgent already, don't go into it thinking that it will be like the book or extremely similar to the book. There is a lot from the book that is missing from the movie, and there are a lot of added scenes, or scenes from the book that have been changed. I feel that in some ways they pulled another Dauntless Cake episode on us, know what I mean? Well, despite all of the changes the movie was amazing and I now need to see it again! There is a small amount of language, like the books, just enough to make it pg-13. Everyone that had a part on or off screen did an amazing job, and I cannot wait for Allegiant :'( . There are a lot of things that fans that have read the books will pick up on, but the movie is enjoyable for everyone. The writer, director, and producers did a great job of creating a good balance between the scenes from the book and the newly added scenes, that were not in the book. I can't wait for this movie to come out on dvd so I can get it! Go see this movie now, I hope you love it!




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lauren Oliver, Mindy McGinnis, and Jasmine Warga signing

Hey everyone!
So, I was able to go down to Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati for the book singing for Lauren Oliver, Mindy McGinnis, and Jasmine Warga.
If you don't know who at least one of these authors is (at least their name), where have you been?
I'm sure most know, but  Lauren Oliver is the author of the best selling Delirium trilogy, consisting of, Delirium, Pandemonium, Requiem, and the short story collection. She has also written the Young Adult books Panic, and recently released, Vanishing Girls. She has also written an adult novel titled Rooms. 
Mindy McGinnis, is local to Ohio, and has written Not A Drop To Drink, and In A Handful Of Dust. She also has a new book coming out in October!
Jasmine Warga has written My Heart and Other Black Holes, however I can't wait to see what else she has in store!
And, I met Margot Wood from Epic Reads!!

Everyone was amazing and super nice! I can't wait to start My Heart and Other black Holes and Vanishing Girls!!

(Lauren Oliver and myself)

                                                           (Jasmine Warga and myself)

(Mindy McGinnis (Left), Jasmine Warga (Right))

                                       (Margot Wood (Epic Reads), and myself)

Left to right; Margot Wood (even though you can only, just see the top of her head), Lauren Oliver, Mindy McGinnis, and Jasmine Warga.

(I also received an Epic Reads tote bag. I bought Vanishing Girls, and My Heart and Other Black Holes (and got them signed). I also bought No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale and Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not by Thompson Square (Yes, they wrote a book!).

To find out more about Lauren Oliver click here.
To find out more about Mindy McGinnis click here.
To find out more about Jasmine Warga click here.
Click here to go to the Epic Reads website.
And, here is Margot Woods website! http://www.therealfauxtographer.com/


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Zeroboxer Trailer Reveal

Note from author:
This isn’t your usual book trailer. Instead, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite parts of writing Zeroboxer: envisioning and depicting the sport of zeroboxing. How would a combat sport work in the absence of gravity? Check out what these martial artists and fighters have to say about it. 

To watch the trailer click here.


Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee
Published by: Flux
Publication date: April 8th 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult


A Sci-Fi Thrill Ride Set in the Action-Packed Sports Arena of the Future
A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way.
As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices place everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.

Fonda Lee writes fantasy and science fiction for teens and adults. Her debut novel, ZEROBOXER, will be published by Flux on April 8, 2015. She is a former corporate strategist, avid martial artist, and an enthusiast of food, film, and books. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Author links:

There is also a giveaway you can enter here. Or look for the link to the right side ---->

A huge thanks to Xpresso Reads for letting me be part of this reveal!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Interview with Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp, authors of Doon!

I have had the honor of being able to interview Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp, authors of Doon! Here it is:

1. Doon is a retelling, or based on Brigadoon, the musical by Alan Jay Lerner, why did you choose to write this story retelling?

Lorie: When I was sixteen I saw the musical Brigadoon and fell in love with the romantic tale of the village that only appears to the modern world once every one hundred years. But one thing always bothered me about the original – during the hundred years that the portal to the kingdom is closed, the people in Brigadoon sleep. Really? They sleep! I couldn’t stop thinking about what I could do with that hundred years…

Carey: We met at a local writers meeting and became friends almost instantly! We’d just finished editing our respective solo projects and were discussing what we each wanted to write next, when I mentioned my idea of doing a retelling of Brigadoon. Coincidentally, Carey had just completed her second young adult novel, so I was picking her brain on voice and technique when somewhere along the way our conversation took a detour. Our ideas for the mythical kingdom of Doon sparked an explosion of evil witches, magic spells, daring adventures, two unique best friends, and heroic princes in kilts … soon it became clear that this story was bigger than the both of us, but that together we could make it amazing. So we jumped in with both feet and DOON was born!

2. Are there any scenes that were cut from the final edit of Doon, that you wish had made it into the book?

Carey: Yes, several. One of the earlier drafts of Doon was split 50/50 between Vee and Kenna. When we revised to make it 65/35, lots of Kenna stuff had to be cut. Although it didn’t make the book, most of that material was relevant so we released it last summer as bonus content. You can go deeper into the story of Doon, get other perspectives, and even whole chapters…like Kenna’s last day of high school and the besties driving to Alloway. (go towww.DoonSeries.com/doon-series/ to discover bonus material)

3. Are there any songs/artists that helped you or that you listened to while writing Doon?

Carey: Quite a few. Lorie and I always make youtube playlists when we’re writing. Then we compile our lists when the book comes out. We generally have a couple of songs that overlap, but for the most part our tastes in music are somewhat different. Vee’s playlists always have dance music on them. Kenna’s always have a few Broadway tunes. Always a couple of traditional Scottish tunes as well. (go towww.DoonSeries.com/doon-series/ to discover links to our playlists)

4. Do you have a favorite character from Doon? What about you one true pair (otp)?

Carey: That’s an easy one. I write Kenna’s chapters, so Dunkenna is my OTP; Lorie writes Vee so Jeronica is hers. The great thing about two couples is we can root for both…no irritating triangles.

5. What has been the most challenging part of writing Doon and its sequels?

Carey: I think it’s balancing out writing with all the other things going on in life. Lorie and I have faced some unexpected challenges with health and family that have threatened to take us off course. Luckily, we have eachother for accountabily, encouragement, problem solving, and to keep the other on track.

6. If there was going to be a television show or movie based off of Doon, who would your dream cast be?Carey: Neither Lorie nor I can find actors that fit our visions perfectly. We’re much more interested in hearing who our readers would choose. There’s a great Doon movie thread on the IF list: (http://www.iflist.com/stories/doon)

7. I know you co-wrote the Doon series with Lorie Langdon. Are there any difficulties/challenges that come with being a co-author?

Lorie: As you can imagine, one of the challenges of co-authoring is not having complete creative control, but this can also be an advantage because you have two brains instead of one!


Carey and I, much like our characters, are opposite in a way that makes for a perfect balance. As writers, we each bring different technical strengths to the table.

The actual process of writing with a co-author is fun and dynamic. Splitting responsibilities such as blogging, promotions, and social networking is a great blessing. But the biggest advantage is that you have someone who is equally invested. Someone you can call or text at midnight with a brilliant plot idea, who won’t curse you out and block your phone number. (Carey: Ha! Lorie is trying to teach me boundaries, but I’m not a very good student.)


Carey: What Lorie said—especially the part about opposites. Lorie LOVES to write bad boys, like her character Jamie. I have a soft spot for the boy-next-door good guys, like my character Duncan. I love what Stephen Sondheim has to say about collaboration: “One of the advantages of having a collaborator is—you’re never slammed in the face alone.”

8. Have you always wanted to be an author?

Carey: Yes. I didn’t realize for a long time. But I’ve been writing stories since I was seven years old. My first book was a total plagiarism of Star Wars. LOL (You can see it here.)

9. Have there any authors that have influenced you and/or your writing style?

Carey: As writers, you try to not let anyone else’s style influence your own. Your voice makes you unique. But there are writers that challenge us and even give us imposter syndrome. Cassandra Clare is one. J

10. Have you ever been hit with the feared writer's block? Any tips for getting through it?

Carey: Like any other job, there are days when you don’t feel like writing, but part of being successful is developing discipline. If you’re a writer, you need to put words on paper. Even rough or clumsy thoughts are better than none at all. First drafts usually suck anyway. You can revise anything other than a blank page.

11. Whoa re your literary crushes?

Lorie: My first literary crush was Dallas Winston from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. My current literary crush is Will Herondale from Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series. (Guess I’ve always had a thing for tortured, complex heroes.)

12. Do you have a favorite quote, movie, book, or play/musical?

Carey: I’m a Broadway nerd. So I love Wicked, Into the Woods, Spring Awakening, and RENT! My current favorite books are: Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series, The Fault in Our Stars (or anything else by John Green), andEleanor & Park.

 Lorie: I really like the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas or Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo or any fantasy story with a strong female lead!

13. If you could have 7 famous people over for dinner who would have? What about 7 fictional characters?

Carey: The cast of Supernatural and the characters of Supernatural…except the bad demons...and not at the same time because of the French Mistake episode. LOL!

14. Have you written anything else, besides Doon? Lorie: I just sold a stand-alone YA to my publisher Blink. It’s called Gilt Hollow and is scheduled to come out in fall 2016.

Carey: I have a couple other novels out. The Halo Chronicles: The Guardian, and Shades of Neverland. You can find them on Amazon and B&N.com

15. How can readers discover more about you and your work?

Carey & Lorie: There’s all kinds of stuff on our website, The Dooniverse.www.DoonSeries.com

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Review 37: Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis

This book! OH MY GOODNESS! Sorry for yelling, but this is an amazing book! I can't believe I didn't read this book sooner. Practically any book that takes place in Ohio goes on my favorites list, but this one has a well deserved spot on that list.

It's a fight for survival, and water. Can Lynn survive on her own? Is she willing to risk everything for people she barely knows. Can they be trusted? Will Lynn be able to make her mother proud?
So many questions, and not enough book! The good thing is that the sequel In A Handful of Dust is out and available.

There is minor language in it and little violence (less than THG). The world that Lynn lives in could really happen. This book surpassed all of my expectations, and hopefully yours too!

I have so many questions for Mindy McGinnis. One being, Why Eli?!

Anyway, go check out this book, its' sequel and the author!

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13112869-not-a-drop-to-drink?ac=1

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/not-a-drop-to-drink-mindy-mcginnis/1114298557?ean=9780062198518

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Not-Drop-Drink-Mindy-McGinnis-ebook/dp/B00BATIJYE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425586912&sr=8-1&keywords=Not+a+drop+to+drink

Mindy's website: http://www.mindymcginnis.com/


Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Review 36: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

So, I finished Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon last night, and it was amazing! I am usually a sucker for fairy-tales anyway, and this is one of my favorites! There is the prince (Jamie MacCrae), his brother (Duncan), the protagonist (Veronica), and her best friend (Mackenna). This story is based on the musical Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner.

What does Veronica and Mackenna do when everything at home goes wrong? Go to Scotland of course! What do they find there? Two rings that open a secret portal to another world. What happens after they cross the bridge? Chaos of course! And a romance of the best kind. Veronica has some big decisions to make? Will she choose to stay in Doon or go back to the world she has nothing left in? Can she save the place where she belongs? Will she convince Jamie that she can be trusted, and that she is worth all of the problems caused?

To find out the answers to these questions get the book today! I found this book better than most Disney princess stories. And that says a lot! Anyway, I am really looking forward to reading Destined for Doon the sequel to Doon. There are so many twists in this book. Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon keep you guessig until the end, and leave you wanting more! If you love Disney stories, romantic books, or fantasies, you need this book!

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17745703-doon
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Doon-Lorie-Langdon-ebook/dp/B00BW3K23Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425326859&sr=8-1&keywords=Doon
Barnes and Noble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/doon-carey-corp/1114852635?ean=9780310742395

Carey Corp:

Lorie Langdon: http://www.lorielangdon.com/

*More information and interview to come!