Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!



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Career Day (Jasper Dent, #0.5)

Career Day (Jasper Dent, #0.5) - Barry Lyga I feel like I Hunt Killers has been on my to-read list for a lifetime, and when I just now noticed this short prequel story, I got really excited. I wanted to read something short and (hopefully) good in the midst of all these books I’m reading for school, and it seemed like the perfect distraction when I had a few minutes to kill. And surprisingly, I really enjoyed it! I’m usually wary of short stories because I either don’t like them, or feel kind of “meh” about them (there’s simply not enough time to get to know the characters/story to truly love a prequel, in my opinion), but I feel like this offered a great insight to how I would feel about the novel itself. I enjoyed Lyga’s clear style, and although I wasn’t overtaken with awe, I did really like it. I think it’s a perfect place to start before beginning the series. And offering it for free is a great way to get readers interested in your book!Read more?