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Magan: Empty by K.M. Walton

Empty by K.M. Walton Publication Date: January 1, 2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 256 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: depression, obesity, divorce, bullying Format read: ARC from S&S via Edelweiss (Thank you!) Previously read book by K.M. Walton: Cracked Summary: Dell is kicked off her softball team for continuing to gain too much weight and no longer […]

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January 27, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Magan's Shelve It --> January 27, 2013 - […] → A list of February 2013 Young Adult (YA) Book Releases → A Review and Discussion of Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt → A Review of Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker → An Interview with Daria Snadowsky → A Review of Empty by K.M. Walton […]

January 23, 2013 - 1:16 am

Kristen Evey - Like others have said, I do enjoy depressing stories with unhappy endings, but I don’t think this particular one is for me. Bullying and kids being mean to other kids is a sensitive issue for me. Great review though, Magan! Sounds like this is a book that would be good for some to read!

January 22, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Magan - I like to read unhappy stories sometimes, too, Lori. Though lately, I’ve been thinking I should try something happier. Estelle has given me lots of happier options so I don’t come across as a depressed-all-the-time-reader on the blog. 😉

January 22, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Magan - Elena, I knew when I read this book that it wouldn’t be a you book. I know how uncomfy you get about bullying so yeah, no, this one wouldn’t be for you at all. 🙁

January 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Magan - Alexa, it’s weird because I didn’t know to expect to be sad when I began reading Empty. It was much more overwhelming than I expected and things really took me by surprise. K.M. did do a fantastic job tapping into this girl’s mind, you’re right.

January 21, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Alexa Y. - This just makes me sad. I don’t always need a happy ending for my books (since I know that’s not always the case in real life), but this certainly sounds like it would be very hard for me to read. I do think it’s great that the author managed to tap into what a bullied teen’s experience is really like sometimes, harsh as it can be.

January 21, 2013 - 4:07 pm

elena - I felt nauseated just reading your review so I don’t think this is the book for me. It sounds SO intense and the fact that it’s a not a happy story makes me worry. Teenagers can be really brutal, gah.

January 21, 2013 - 6:31 am

Lori - I haven’t heard too much about this one, but I’m definitely intrigued now. Sometimes I really like to read an unhappy story. I think it makes me put things in perspective…or maybe I’m just weird.

Interview with K.M. Walton, Author of Cracked

We are so excited to bring you an author interview with K.M. Walton, mastermind behind Cracked.  Magan’s review, in which she gushed over the fine line K.M. balances between serious topics and humorous characters, went live yesterday. We contacted K.M. after perusing her website (which is fabulous, by the way). She has so, so many wonderful things to […]

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June 16, 2012 - 9:27 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - What a great interview! It was really fun to learn more about her, and to see her fabulous website 😉

March 15, 2012 - 10:53 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - What a fun interview! And I LOVE her website too! So much fun. 🙂

March 15, 2012 - 3:12 pm

April Books & Wine - I’d totally pop champagne too if I wrote a book and then got the call.

Her next book, Empty, sounds fantastic.

Magan: Cracked by K.M. Walton

Cracked by K.M Walton [twitter | website] Publication Date: January 3, 2012 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 311 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: ARC received from the Debut Author Challenge ARC Tour Why I requested it: Loved the idea of two unlikely characters being roommates. Summary: Victor and Bull are sworn enemies. Bull terrorizes Victor, […]

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January 21, 2013 - 12:01 am

Rather Be Reading Review of Empty by K.M. Walton - […] Empty by K.M. Walton Publication Date: January 1, 2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 256 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: depression, obesity, divorce, bullying Format read: ARC from S&S via Edelweiss (Thank you!) Previously read book by K.M. Walton: Cracked […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:25 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This isn’t normally the kind of book that I’d go for, but the way you’ve reviewed it has made me rethink that decision!

March 15, 2012 - 7:01 am

Author Interview with K.M. Walton, Author of Cracked - […] are so excited to bring you an author interview with K.M. Walton, mastermind behind Cracked.  Magan’s review, in which she gushed over the fine line K.M. balances between serious topics and humorous […]

March 14, 2012 - 4:20 pm

VeganYANerds - You’ve sold me, Magan! I like books that can balance serious issues with some funny bits thrown in!

March 14, 2012 - 10:20 am

April Books & Wine - I’m glad Cracked is good. I randomly got it in the mail from S&S, so I figure I will read it at the end of the month if I get through my pre-picked March TBR.

Also, I am a big fan of first person books, I think that it adds on a special layer when you can really get into the character’s head.