Zoe Cannon

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Zoe Cannon may or may not be a supervillain out to conquer the world through writing. When not writing, she can be found perfecting her schemes for world domination, plotting against her archenemies, and staying up too late reading a book. Her secret lair is rumored to be located somewhere in southern New Hampshire.

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The Torturer's Daughter (In...

3.54 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Necessary Sacrifices

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No Return

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The First Unforgivable Thing

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In writing, the first draft gets all the attention. Writing a first draft is seen as synonymous with writing, while anything that comes after is just a chore that has to get done after the real writing is finished. Worse, there are writers out there who tell other writers not to revise at all, because all it does is kill the magic of a story’s initial inspiration. But in my experience, the firs...

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" 8. Justice Calling by Annie Bellet (2 stars | on TBR since December 2014)

After how much I'd heard this book talked up, I was disappointed. I never fel
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Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
Ignite the Stars
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I found the concept of this book hard to resist, even if it strained credulity. The most feared criminal in the galaxy is a seventeen-year-old girl who got her start when she was twelve? And when she’s captured by the empire she’s been fighting again ...more
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Opal by Maggie Stiefvater
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The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
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I liked this book less than the previous two books in the series, for three reasons:
- This one borrowed too much from the horror genre for my taste. I have a very low tolerance for horror, and this book was a bit too much for me at times. I at least
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
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I’ve been trying to figure out what it is about the structure of this series that makes me nostalgic, and I’ve finally figured it out. I’m used to the trilogy plot pattern, especially in YA, and either I’m tired of it or was never much of a fan of it ...more
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You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know by Heather Sellers
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This is the story of how the author looked back at her childhood one day and saw her parents as strangers, people who, from an outside perspective, had serious mental problems and looked nothing like the normal familiar parents they had been through ...more
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
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I’ve been trying to figure out what it is about the structure of this series that makes me nostalgic, and I’ve finally figured it out. I’m used to the trilogy plot pattern, especially in YA, and either I’m tired of it or was never much of a fan of it ...more
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Zen in The Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
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I picked this off my stack of writing-related nonfiction because I was really not in the mood to read Yet Another Marketing Book. In a way, there isn't much to this book - all the essays basically boil down to the same couple of bits of advice - but ...more
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“Living by your principles will always be the harder path. But you have to do it anyway. You have to do what’s right no matter how hard it gets, or one day you’ll find out you’ve become somebody you can’t live with.”
Zoe Cannon, The Torturer's Daughter

“I will not be someone who abandons my principles as soon as they become inconvenient. I will not be someone who says that certain things have to be done… as long as somebody else does them.”
Zoe Cannon, The Torturer's Daughter

“Enforcement?” Becca tried to imagine Enforcers in Heather’s apartment, with their faceless helmets and black body armor, dragging Heather’s parents away like dissidents in the middle of the night. She couldn’t.”
Zoe Cannon, The Torturer's Daughter

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“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

“It wasn't a case of storming heaven. It was a case of letting heaven storm you.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
James Michener

“I’m not really interested in the black and white, the 'goodies and baddies.' I find the complexity of the gray areas more compelling, more intriguing. As I have said before, there are angels and demons in all of us, and I am interested in the relationship between the two within the ‘ordinary’ person.”
Jacqueline Winspear

“I need words that mean more than they mean, words not just with height and width, but depth and weight and, and other dimensions that I cannot even name.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion

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