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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she's kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book's antagonist, she thinks that she's fallen into the hands of crazy, dangerous fans... until her antagonist sends a real, fire-breathing dragon after her. ...more
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Published November 5th 2016 by Blue Moon Publishers
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Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
4.5 stars


"Who are you? I'd like to know the name of my kidnapper."
The man leaned back and heaved a sigh.
"You wouldn't believe me if I told you," he said.
Liz put her hands on the desk and leaned forward. "Try me."
"I am the great writer William Shakespeare."

Have you ever dreamed about meeting Shakespeare? What about Tolkien, McCaffrey, Dostoyevsky, H.G. Wells, and all the other great authors? Jill Bowers gives you the chance to not only meet them, but interact with them through her characters.
Oct 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley
Immortal Authors are authors that have become immortal throughout their books and have brought to life their characters, I mean doesn’t that sound pretty cool, I actually quite liked the concept of this book but I had so many issues with it.

First of all I really didn’t like the main character Liz, she’s supposed to have become an immortal author because of how beautiful her prose is and how she could bring characters to life, but I found her to be a very flat and annoying character, but not jus
Title: Immortal Writers 
Author: Jill Bowers
Publisher: Blue Moon Publishers, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy

**I received a copy of this book free from the publisher and author in exchange for am honest review**

This review can also be found on my Blog page or @ TeacherofYA's Tumblr (originally posted on my Blog)

My Review:

I honestly didn't know what to expect when I went into this book. I had read the blurb, but I still didn't really get the premise.i also thought it sounded like an adult book instead of
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a very different, enthralling read this proved to be - a great start to an innovative series which I really look forward to reading more in futureI

Eighteen year old Liz McKinnen has a traumatic past but she's a highly skilled fantasy author, has had her first novel win a prestigious and lucrative award and returned home from a tiring but successful book tour. She keeps seeing a strange man following her around but still hadn't anticipated the events which occur during her first evening home
May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, ebooks
Immortal Writers!!! First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.
That is totally one of those books that surprised me a lot. I'm not sure what I expected but wow, this book was really amazing.
Summary: Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she's kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book's antagonist, she thinks that she's fallen into the hands of
Sep 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
The premise of this book sounded very interesting. A very young writer must join with a secret society of other famous and illustrious authors to battle against the evil protagonist from her book that she has unwittingly brought to life.
From the first several pages I had a problem with the book, however. The story is told from the point of view of Liz, the young author whose debut novel series has become a world-wide sensation. Liz comes across as very immature, though. The words she chooses to
Ummm... I think I might have been reading a different book to everyone else after seeing so many high ratings!

Reading the first chapter, I couldn't quite believe what I was reading. I honestly thought it was awful. I got no sense of the characters, the dialogue was clunky and forced, and I didn't see how I was going to get past the chapter let alone the entire book. I was sure that it would be an early 'did not finish'. I stuck with it and things did improve and there were times where I thought

I feel like I've been hitting a lot of 3 star 'meh' reads lately. But this one (apart from the first 30%) wasn't like that. I really did enjoy this. It's still a 3.5 star read, but 3.5 entertaining and highly enjoyable stars.

I just love this concept. I mean, seriously - "authors from throughout time whose words have given them eternal life, and whose prose is so powerful that it's brought stories over from the Imagination Field into the Reality Field." What bibliophile is not going to ju
The concept of this book is fun and original, and what drew me towards it in the first place. I find the execution somewhat lacking though. Overall, I feel like it’s more like a Middle Grade novel. Everything is just a bit too fantastical and the plot is probably very predictable to older readers.

The writing itself was very simple. It especially hurt the story because Liz did not make a believable successful and award-winning author, judging by her phrasing and thought processes. Also, Liz freq
Danielle Urban
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Immortal Writers by Jill Bowers is a sensational read. Adventure, creatures, intrigue, and suspense all wrapped into one amazing book. Imagine the characters that are created in a book suddenly come to life...and the only way to stop the bad characters is for the writer to fight the bad guys off....which is quite scary, funny, and richly entertaining. Liz McKinnen wrote such a book. After finishing her book tour she had been kidnapped by none other the hot sexy male protagonist from her book! Th ...more
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A little known fact: When an author's Imagination is strong enough, it can pass to Reality. The characters become real, just as written. Not only do the characters become immortalized, it also initiates the author into immortality and part of heh the Immortal Writers society.

Since all this is so little known, one can forgive new bestseller Liz McKinnen for not taking to the stalker and the kidnapping and is sure they are all crazy--especially the guy purporting to be William Shakespeare. Well,
Tiffany Marin
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Up and coming Author Liz McKinnen returns from her first book tour, having no idea that everything in her life is about to change. When she’s kidnapped on her way home, her mind races with all kinds of possibilities like being held for ransom to being murdered. But, none of her ideas are quite as crazy as t
Jan 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I really like the unique plot of this novel. When an author's words stretch beyond the page, when their words are etched into the fabric of reality, the writer becomes immortal. That's what happened to Liz, a young award winning fantasy writer. She thought she was being kidnapped but she was just being taken to the castle where Shakespeare, Poe, Austen, Tolkien and scores of other authors were in residence. She meets many of the brave characters she created in her novels. They have come over to ...more
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's a book that takes you behind the eyes of the author and asks/answers that big WHAT IF....what if the characters written, the stories that "came to you"...CAME TO LIFE? What if they were merely creations of your fascinating mind, but stories that echoed across worlds that you were able to hone in on, putting pen to paper and immortalizing them for all the world to enjoy? What if those carefully crafted heroes personifying all the things you wanted in another half was standing right before yo ...more
Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
Thank you Netgalley and Blue Moon Publishers for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review.

1.5 stars rounded up because it really felt like the writer tried her hardest even as so many things felt contrived and a mess!

Liz, a 19 year old author is coming home from her book tour. With her fantasy series almost complete her life is falling into place nicely. Then she's kidnapped, but not for ill purposes, it's William Shakespeare and he wants her to join his Immortal Writers group. Her word
Ola Adamska
May 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2018
The Concept was really intriguing, but execution of it was just Ok, nothing extraordinary here.
Characters were Good, but sometomes felt a bit artificial and one dimentional.
Płot was really engaging and kept me mostly intrigued in it. What will happen when you will Her caught in The middle of fight That is happening between Her fictional characters. Will she be able to deal with Her villian?
Could be much better!
Sydney (booksofkings)
3.5 Stars at best.

You ever read a book and want to know more about other characters than the main character? That's this book for me. The premise of Immortal Writers is that if an author creates a story that is so great and awe-inspiring and will probably go down for along time, the story somehow truly comes to life and the author is then immortal(literally).

The story focuses on Liz McKinnen, who is probably in her mid 20's and is a fantasy writer( like created types of dragons fantasy). She is
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
**I received an ARC of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review**

I am beyond frustrated trying to write a review for this book. There were aspects of the story that I absolutely loved, yet it dragged for me. There’s actually a point coming up on the climax that I
noted, “I should be anxious and excited for the climax but I just want it over so I can move on.” And I still couldn’t just be quit reading and put it under the “not finished” heading.

The whole concept of this story is


Immortal Writers isn't a book that I would normally go for. Actually, if I'm being completely honest ... I didn't mean to pick this one off of NetGalley. I received an email about this book and when I clicked the link to check the book out, it approved me on NG. So. I figured since I got it, I might as well give it a shot!

I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up. I didn't give it a second glance once it was put onto my Kindle after the whole NG Email Mis-Click of 2016. I was p
Emily Wrayburn
Oct 30, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: arc
I think being far more ruthless than usual with my current reads. Two DNFs in a row! I'm not rating this book because I don't rate books I didn't finish, but I did have enough to say about this one to warrant my first ever DNF Review!

Ultimately, this book felt a bit bland and while I was only at 53%, I felt the story should really have been working towards climax by that point. I have no idea how another 50% was going to be padded out. Apart from that, though, there were two things that bugged
Patricia Hamill
Immortal Writers takes a rather literal spin to finding immortality through the written word. Imagine learning, as an author, that your plot twists, dashing heroes, and darkest villains have come to life. Not just come to life in the minds of your readers, but in reality. All I can say is Liz has her work cut out for her.

First off, I love how the story brings to life some of the things writers often say about writing. That they’ll live on through their words, that their characters take over the
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for honest review

Immortal Writer by Jill Bowers has a really, really cool concept. I was intrigued from the first time I read the synopsis. I mean, a world where writers become immortal because their stories are so good? Count me in! I was excited to see what happens.

However, the first 30% of the book was kind of... awful. I didn't like the characters, AT ALL, especially Liz and Derek. I didn't enjoy their interaction and honestly it felt too... chi
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it

It takes a very intriguing blurb for me to pick a young adult to read and review. The premise was very interesting and very much reminded me of League of Extraordinary Gentleman. The main character, Liz, is a young author whose book series hit it big, like Harry Potter big. As a result the magic in her words became real and she became an Immortal Writer. Her characters came to life, her villain and his angry horde of dragons included. Liz is 19 years old and while that would technical
Wanda Maynard
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The author so skillfully weaved together a uniquely intriguing must read story that took this reader deep into a world of imagination that made me wonder and probably most writers have wondered about from time to time, and have probably asked that age old question of, what if the characters of stories came to life? What could be the outcome? How would we or they react to the possibilities? In IMMORTAL WRITERS by Jill Bowers, Liz was found in one of those situations. A problem that could develop ...more
Aug 09, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley exchange for an honest review

Summary: Immortal Writers

Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she's kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book's antagonist, she thinks that she's fallen into the hands of crazy, dangerous fans... until her antagonist sends a real, fire-breathing dragon after her.

Liz is quickly init
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Before picking up this book, I didn't know very well what to expect. The synopsis sounded quite unique and somehow different from any other book! And it was! The book has some plot twists and action but there were some aspects which didn't sounded right.

The book starts by introducing Liz McKinnon, a 18-year-old writer whose books have been pretty successful. After a book tour, she has dinner with her boyfriend who proposes to her r
Gabrielle Messier
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story with even a more amazing writing! The way the writers are presented and how they interact with their creations is very well done. The plot is about how if you use your imagination and create stories (whether it's a full length book, a short novel or just some ideas scribbled in a napkin) can change everything as the magic in the words turns those stories into reality, and this is exactly what happens to our main character Liz when she writes a fictional story and it cros ...more
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Even though the story line was very good I had a hard time connecting with the characters. It's quite interesting book, but I couldn't help but feel as if something was missing. I'm not sure what but I think it's because characters are not so well-developed. Otherwise it's a good read. I liked the concept of immortal writers, it's quite enjoyable to read about. And I'm sure people who enjoy a good fantasy will like this book.

Liz can't believe what she is hearing. These people want her to believe
Sue Wallace
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Immortal Writers By Jill Bowers is a sci-fi and fantasy and teens ya read.
Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she's kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book's antagonist, she thinks that she's fallen into the hands of crazy, dangerous fans... until her antagonist sends a real, fire-breathing dragon after her. 
Absolutely fantastic read.
I loved the story and
Refilled Chais And Fictional Guys
I loved the idea of this novel but didn't really enjoy the novel itself. I found it difficult to get through and eventually reading it was just a struggle. I loved meeting authors that I knew and seeing their characters was incredibly. The ending was predictable as well as the character of Curtis. However despite that I really liked his character and found myself rooting for him. This book is part of a series but I don't think I will be following it. ...more
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