Review: Hidden Illusions by Amanda Shofner

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Title: Hidden Illusions (The Hunted #2)
Author: Amanda Shofner
Release Date/Publisher: December 26th 2014 by The Path of least Revision
Finished: December 28th 2014
Pages: unknown-eBook-given for review
1. Elusive Memories
2. Hidden Illusions

Synopsis from Goodreads:

She’s driven by one purpose

Janey Jones may have escaped the Hunters, but the scars they inflicted still mark her, inside and out. One goal keeps her moving forward: kill Captain Reed, the man who tortured her, destroyed her Gift, and murdered her mother. She’ll do anything to succeed.

He’s seen what blind ambition can do

Will Brown protects people. First his family, now the people he leads in the Gifted army. He knows what needs to be done to keep everyone safe: destroy the Hunters for good. And that’s exactly what he plans to do. The right way.

But one secret binds them, and its ramifications are explosive

When Will and Janey are thrown together, they’re forced to put aside their differences for a greater purpose: find a way to stay alive—and salvage the mission to cut the Hunters down, once and for all.

What they uncover will change their lives forever

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Review: Elusive Memories by Amanda Shofner

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Title: Elusive Memories (The Hunted #1)
Author: Amanda Shofner
Release Date/Publisher: May 2014 by The Path of least Revision
Finished: June 6th 2014
Pages: unknown-eBook-won from the author
1. Elusive Memories
2. Hidden Illusions

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Northern Alliance Betterment Society, better known as the Hunters, has persecuted the Gifted for years. When Sam Benson is taken and her memory stolen, she certainly isn’t the first victim of the Hunters. But she’s determined to use her family’s influence as memory-bringer elders to make sure she’s one of the last.

As soon as she escapes the Hunters’ compound, anyway.

Two Hunter guards claim to be working to get Sam free, but only one has her best interests at heart—and holds the key to mounting an offense against the Hunters. With her memory fractured and the Hunters set against her, can she choose the right person to trust?

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Review: The Blogger’s Mindset by Amanda Shofner

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Title: The Blogger’s Mindset

Author: Amanda Shofner 

Release Date/Publisher: October 22nd 2013 by The Path of Least Revision

Finished: February 7th 2014

Pages: 48-eBook-owned


What makes bloggers give up and step away from their blogs?

Burnout. Feeling overwhelmed or defeated. Over-committing. Jealousy. Life.

Sound familiar? Your blogging experience is shaped by how you approach blogging and how you think about it. The Blogger’s Mindset is about finding your way to the right mindset.

Learn how to build your blogging foundation and keep blogging when the blogging gets tough. Determine your why, who, and focus. Get real about your commitment and the nuts and bolts of blogging. Address your brand and evaluate your approach. Check your attitude. Find out what it takes to stick with it.

What I thought:

I’ve had a few reading and blogging burnouts in the past two years, and after reading this I’m starting to understand why. It was that added stress of trying to do so much so I could impress others and do as they were. Since then I’ve made my own schedule and found things that work for myself and the people who read my blog. Reading this just solidified that confidence that I’m doing great.

There were a lot of good points in this book. I really liked how it said to find what works best for you, and that not everything works for everyone. It talks about why you’re blogging and who your audience is, among other important things. At the end there’s even a handy recap that asks the reader questions to help them figure things out.

Here’s a great quote from the book:

“Blogging is more than getting people to your site; it’s developing a network of people you interact with and care about.”

I enjoyed reading this and I think it can really help someone who’s just starting a blog, or someone like me who’s been blogging for a while and just wants some guidance and confidence.

Another great book by Amanda Shofner is Blog Events.