Thursday, March 21, 2013

Guest Post: 5 Books I'd Want On A Desert Island by Kelley Lynn

Today we have a guest post by Kelley Lynn, author of Fraction of Stone. Fraction of Stone is out today so make sure you check it out! Here's a synopsis:

Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.

Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving.

5 Books I'd Want On A Desert Island by Kelley Lynn:

Many thanks to the ladies at Pretty in Fiction for having me visit their blog today! I’m usually over at my blog so it’s nice to get out and make new friends! (I guess that’s assuming I don’t scare everyone away…)

Speaking of scaring everyone away, today we’re going to assume we’re stuck on a deserted island. This isn’t Survivor TV style. Nope. This is just you and five books. Plus all the creepy crawlies and fierce animals that will gnaw on you when you go to bed. Fun, fun, fun.

So which five books would you choose? That’s tough. Who knows how long you’ll be on this island.
I’ll go first since this is my post and that is only fair…

I’d have a book like this one, because, I kinda hope to get off the island alive.

I think I would want a bible, because, let’s face it, I don’t mind the outdoors, but the chances of my survival, even with book one, are slim. So I’m sure I’m going to want to make sure I get through the pearly gates when a lion gets me.

Now this is where it gets tricky because I don’t really do ‘favorites’. For anything. So I don’t have favorite books. But, since this is my nightmare scenario I’m going to cheat a little bit. I’d have the complete Harry Potter Series. I know, I know, that’s more than one book but I’d have the box set so they would have all been together. And even though they’re amazing, quick reads, I don’t think I could get sick of reading them.

And I’d do the same with the Wheel of Time Series, which is now, finally, finished. (I guess I’m going to have a suitcase filled with just books that gets stranded with me…)

And lastly, I would have my Thermodynamics book from college. Not because it would help get me off the island, or give me clues in how to survive. But because I know it’s the one thing that would put me to sleep, no matter what weird things are going bump in the night.

So how about you? What books would you want with you on a deserted island?

About the Author:

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.
Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

For more about Fraction of Stone check out these sites!


  1. Harry Potter books on a desert island are a must! I don't think there are any other books I could re-read so many times and still never get bored of them.

  2. My girls were very into the Harry Potter series, but they've changed courses a little bit but not much. They are into the Stelladaur Series now by Shari Whyte, my oldest just finished Finding Tir Na Nog, the third installment. She loved it, she just told me that she would want that series anywhere! What's great is that the books are fantastic and the author is too, Whyte has the Stelladaur Academy, an online scholarship education program. It's nice to see an author do a little more than just write! they have the book info and link to the academy. Worth a look, a cool idea!

  3. Harry Potter for the win!!!

    LOL on the book of thermodynamics!

    Angie @ YA Novelties

  4. This was so fun! Thanks for letting me pop by and for helping me with my release :)

  5. Love the book choices I did wonder about the last one, but then I saw the reasoning:)

    Fun post!


  6. HP series, V.C. Andrews series, Emily Dickenson poetry collection and two other random books. You made some great choices Kelley.

    Oh and I'd have to grab Fraction of a Stone too (leaving me with one random book) since I haven't read it yet. Hey if I'm trapped on an island, why not add a book by an authour who's also a blogger buddy. *grins*


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