Hello everyone! My name is Cress. I’m so excited to be joining the team here at YA Obsessed!
I’ll be learning a little about blogging from my sister Tarah and sharing with you what new books I come across. My hope here at my newfound happy place is that by sharing with you some of the gems I’ve found, from new and established authors alike, it will in turn encourage you to pick up a(nother!) book and maybe give something new a chance.
For starters, here’s a little about me:
I am an aspiring author and avid YA enthusiast. My husband and I have been on again off again piecing together our own little bit of the literary world for three years. My personal love of the written word began at a much younger age and peaks every November. Nanowrimo time!
Today, as a young adult myself, I am most drawn to YA. Why? Why not? It’s about resolution. Friendship. Trouble. First love. Fitting in. Identity. And so much more. I enjoy books that give you something new to think about, put a different spin on something not so new, or promote self worth. Literature will always be an important part of my life.
Here are a few I’ve fallen in love with this year:
|☾☾☾||T.G. Ayer – “Dead Radiance” / Valkyrie series|
|☾☾☾||Heather Dixon – “Entwined”|
|☾☾☾☾☾||Cindy Hogan – “Watched” / Watched series and Christy Novels|
|☾☾☾☾☾||Marissa Meyer – “Cinder” / Lunar Chronicle series|
|☾☾☾☾||Morgan Rice – “Area One: Slaverunners” / Survival Trilogy|
|☾☾☾☾☾||Kim Richardson – “Marked” / Soul Guardians series|
|☾☾☾||Nancy Straight – “Blood Debt” / Touched series|
Born in Minnesota, I now reside in southern Mississippi with my husband and two fur-babies. I have a master’s degree in psychology that I sadly do not yet use to it’s full capacity. Most of my time is dedicated to work and serving as a caregiver. In those elusive free moments I enjoy spending time with my adopted family on Second Life and putting on my students hat at Hogwarts is Here.
I’m looking forward to this new adventure with my sister and you, fellow reader! I can’t wait to share my bookshelves with you! See you out there!
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” – Joyce Carol Oates