Types of Beta Readers

Hello writers!

 

So Beta Readers. You probably know what they are. When you finish writing a book, or even a few chapters and you need someone else to read it, you find a Beta Reader.

I’ve been writing for a while, and I’ve found out that there’s different types of Beta Readers for different situations and people.

 

So today I’m going to go over 5 of the most common types of Betas chosen by writers…enjoy!

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Geekerella | Review

Title: Geekerella

Author: Ashley Poston

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genre: Contemporary, Retelling

Format: Paperback (My recommendation: buy the hardcover)


Synopsis

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad s old costume), Elle’s determined to win unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons before he was famous. Now they re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom

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Author Interview w/ Kendra Radke + Giveaway

Hello bookish people!

Guess who got to interview an Indie author about her funny and relatable book? Tyr Carter!

I kid! I kid! It was me. Kendra kindly agreed to do an interview with me, and after I got over my initial excitement I was able to ask her some questions about Nirvana; her second standalone novel.

(I’ve also added a giveaway. Just FYI.)

But let’s get on with the interview:

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Dorothy Must Die | Review

Title: Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1)

Author: Danielle Paige

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre: Fantasy, Retelling

Format: Hardcover


Synopsis

I didn’t ask for any of this.

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion.

What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I’ve been trained to fight. And I have a mission:

Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart. Steal the Scarecrow’s brain. Take the Lion’s courage. Then Dorothy must die.

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The King’s Champion | Review

The King's Champion (Book 1)Title: The King’s Champion (#1)

Author: Xina Marie Uhl

Publisher: Pikko’s House

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Ebook received via Netgalley

~ARC Review~

Available October 10th, 2017 


Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Lance thinks his life is just about perfect. Sure, he dreams of fighting far off battles, but that’s nothing more than a fantasy. Until the elders order him away from his village to find a name for himself.

In the capital, Lance navigates the court with Prince Kieran’s unlikely friendship. Yet the glitter and gold obscures a dark conspiracy. Soon the two friends find themselves propelled on a desperate quest. The stakes: Lance’s life, Kieran’s throne, and the survival of the Land itself.

Hunted by assassins, and haunted by the awakening of a strange and frightful power within them, they must find proof of Kieran’s claim to the throne before a dark god’s vengeance destroys them all. The Power is summoning a champion, and it will not be denied.

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Anne with an “E” | Show Review

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Anne with an “E” is a Netflix adaption of the classic, Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.

I loved this book when I was younger – the best parts about it were Anne (who is so wonderfully creative and fanciful), her friendship with Diana, and the lightheartedness of the story, even though it had a darker background.

 

Since I love this series so much, I decided to watch this show…I will tell you up front, while I liked it (for the most part) it’s definitely a hit-or-miss adaption.

So if you’re up for hearing my thoughts on it, read on.

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Because You Love to Hate Me | Review

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of VillainyTitle: Because You Love to Hate Me

Authors:  Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon

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Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Genre: Science Fiction + Dystopian + Fantasy

Format: Hardcover


Synopsis

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk”. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

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