Author has written 3 stories for Princess Academy, and Vampire Academy.
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Blog: Fiction Fervor
About me: Linda, reviewer and owner of Fiction Fervor, takes pride in being a Chinese-American teenage bibliophile. Often reading MG and YA books in comfortable armchairs and writing for days without end, she attempts to juggle her blogging life with her A student life. When not reading, she can often be found on the computer playing expert Minesweeper (her current record is 103 seconds) or studying for a test for one of her classes in her challenging high school. Linda currently lives in New Orleans.
About my fanfiction: I haven't read as much fanfiction as I should lately. Honestly, I should be tearing through fanfics daily like I do with books. But alas, no. Ever since I started my book blog in 2010, I started to fall out of reading fanfics. And I miss fanfics.
I tend to read fanfics based off books (and sometimes manga) that I've read. I like fanfics that take place from a different POV from the main character in the book. For example, one fanfic I'm currently writing is from the POV of Peder from Princess Academy. He's not the main character; Miri is. But I'm still taking the plot of Princess Academy and developing all of it just into Peder's POV. And I like this because it gives the reader a sort of perspective into what others were thinking at that time some big thing happened. It's sort of like a behind-the-scenes peek. I also like fanfics that happened before a book started. Sort of like a flashback. For instance, I'm also writing a oneshot of the day Rose and Lissa from Vampire Academy met. They were in kindergarten at the time they met, which was way before the beginning of the first book in the series--when they were seniors in high school. This also has a bit of a behind-the-scenes feel because it expounds on something the author of the book only mentioned once.
I'm not a big fan of fanfics with alternate universe or alternate reality. I like it when fanfics stick to the book and don't veer off course. I used to read all kinds of fanfics, but then I started getting the actual plotline of the book confused with the plotlines from fanfiction. Yeah, not cool.
Mary Sues. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate Mary Sues. For the last time, I don't want to read about that super popular girl in town who has a perfect boyfriend and is captain of the cheerleading squad and has really pretty blond hair and gets invited to every party and has an A average in every class and is rich and has perfect parents who are doctors and is super nice--no, seriously. Please. You'd bore me to death.
About my reviews: I'll try to point out the best aspects of your fanfic -- and the bad parts. And if I really love your fanfic, I might even include a short review on my book blog.
About my writing: The first time I started writing, which was when I was about seven, I wrote short stories. One was about twin witches that I wrote on a notepad in my dad's office. My parents were ecstatic (now I feel horrified about my terrible writing from then), and they encouraged me to write more. It became a hobby, a way to express my feelings and interests. By the time I was nine, I was planning to write a novel with my twelve-year-old sister about ... magical stuffed animals. (Okay, point your fingers at my sister. She should have known better.) After a while, I grew tired of my so-called book, and I stopped writing.
When I turned 11, I started writing again--more seriously--about a girl from a family of all kinds of nationalities who wished upon a star to find her long-lost father, who disappeared overseas when he was at war (WWII, to be specific). It was actually a pretty good idea (I still think that now), but now I realize that having a family with three kids born in different countries and having no resemblance among themselves and their parents was a little bit too much of a stretch. So I never finished it.
I started aspiring to become an author throughout the years. I read more and more books, believing that if I read enough I could start my own novel seriously. Gradually, my love of books and writing culminated in my attending my first book signing ever when I turned thirteen. I met one of my favorite authors--Richelle Mead, author of the bestselling Vampire Academy series.
I'm currently working on a young adult dystopian fantasy. Three characters in the series are based off well-known characters in fairytales. After I finish this trilogy, I plan to work on either a series of fairytale retellings or of Greek mythological characters.
Last update: June 15, 2012
Caged (Vampire Academy) - Occurs after Spirit Bound. Discontinued.
The Hawk in the Linder (Princess Academy) - Peder's POV of Princess Academy.
Title TBA - Hermione's POV of the series
Title TBA - Fang's POV of the series
Title TBA - Lissa's POV of the series
Title TBA - Adrian's POV of the series
The Hunger Games
Title TBA - Prim's POV of Mockingjay
Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Title TBA - Annabeth's POV of the series
Title TBA - Four's POV of the series.
The Mortal Instruments
Title TBA - Jace's POV of the series.
The Iron Fey
Title TBA - Ash's POV of the series
The Books of Bayern
Title TBA - Finn's POV of Enna Burning
Thanks for reading!