An Intro to Fantasy

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So, it’s plenty reasonable to assume that if you’re going to edit a fantasy novel, you have to have some experience with fantasy books, right?

I thought so too.

Which is why I’m making this post! (Yes mom, I’m looking at you. Yes, everyone else, I’m working on  a fantasy novel and my mom wants to edit for me without any prior YA fantasy experience. SCANDAL!)

So here we are, with *ahem* get ready for it folks…. *drumroll*

Leah’s Guide to (mostly) YA Fantasy!!!

(Imagine if that was read in like a crazy low-pitched announcer voice. Bam. Epic.)



Let’s begin.

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Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson




Title: Second Chance Summer

Genres: Young adult, contemporary, realistic fiction

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Publish Date: May 8th, 2012

Page Number:  468


Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

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The Harry Potter Tag





(This post is a couple days late, but shhhh…)

In honor of our beloved Harry Potter (and J. K. Rowling and, a day previously, Neville Longbottom!)’s birthday (and also the release of the Cursed Child!), I wanted to do the Harry Potter Tag! Harry Potter has been a HUGE part of my life, and I, quite honestly, don’t know where I’d be today without it.

Now I’m not sure who originally created this tag, but let me tell you guys, it sure wasn’t me! So don’t give me any credit haha.

Let’s begin, shall we?

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Books to Movies… (A Critical and Dangerous Transformation)

So, in the book worm realm, there is a very dangerous, fear-filled realm, one that all readers both anticipate and dread…

The transformation from book to film.

We all know the feeling. One of our favorite books/series’ are being turned into either a movie or TV show, and we are torn between total excitement and fear that they will completely botch the story.

So, in this post I will be discussing some book-to-movie adaptations, and how well I believe the transformation occurred.

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January Wrap Up + February TBR


Hey guys! It’s time for the first wrap up of 2016! January passed by so fast. So many good (and bad) things happened, but at the end, I’m glad that it’s over. Here’s a brief wrap up on how my month went by:

It began in an incredible way—I woke up on the New Year’s Day finding out that I became a rep for the wonderful Evie Seo. That’s probably one of the best things that happened last month. I was immensely flattered to have given such an amazing opportunity! 🙂 Then, I moved this blog from Blogger to WordPress—I honestly don’t regret my decision at all. It’s a lot easier to communicate with fellow book bloggers on here, and I also love the variety of themes WordPress provides. But then my midterms started and last week was insanely stressful for me. Sadly, I couldn’t even read much because of that as I was way too busy preparing for the exams. I’m so glad most of them are over; hopefully I’ll be able to read a lot more in February!  Continue reading



Hey guys! Welcome to Fiction and Tea! Some of you might recognize me from Instagram (@fictionandtea) or Twitter, but to everyone else who’ve never interacted with me before: it’s really nice to meet you! Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤

I recently transferred my blog, Fiction and Tea, from Blogspot to WordPress after hosting a poll on Twitter, asking my followers about it. Lately, WordPress has become more and more popular in the blogging community. I’ve come across so many great blogs that are hosted via WordPress. Why not join the bandwagon then?!

I’ll be posting book reviews, hauls, weekly memes, and bookish discussions here, along with my co-bloggers Leah and Nina. Feel free to comment on our posts—we’d love to communicate with you! You can find our social media links in the sidebar.

I can’t wait to talk about books with y’all. 🙂 Here’s to a very successful reading/blogging year!

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