Bonnie Lynn Wagner

Bonnie Lynn Wagner Bonnie Lynn Wagner has been a reader for as long as she can remember. Friends frequently come to her for book recommendations, and eventually, she decided to start reviewing books in order to share her love of them with everyone! While her favorite genre is fantasy, she reads and reviews many others, from contemporary novels to juvenile picture books.

When she isn't reviewing books, you can find her on Twitter @abackwardsstory talking about musicals, nail polish, and Disney, among other things!

She continues to review at http://abackwardsstory.blogspot.com if you'd like even more book recommendations!



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New York Times Best Selling Series HOUSE OF NIGHT to Become a Television Series From the Creators of SHADOWHUNTERSNew York Times Best Selling Series HOUSE OF NIGHT to Become a Television Series From the Creators of SHADOWHUNTERS
Posted: Oct. 6, 2019


BWW News: Casting Announced For Leigh Bardugo's Upcoming Netflix Series SHADOW & BONEBWW News: Casting Announced For Leigh Bardugo's Upcoming Netflix Series SHADOW & BONE
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


BWW Previews: ORPHAN BLACK: THE NEXT CHAPTER Continues 8 Years Later On Serial Box, Featuring Tatiana MaslanyBWW Previews: ORPHAN BLACK: THE NEXT CHAPTER Continues 8 Years Later On Serial Box, Featuring Tatiana Maslany
Posted: Sep. 21, 2019


BWW Review: Rucka & Southworth's Graphic Novel STUMPTOWN Premieres as ABC's Break-Out Fall Show to Watch!BWW Review: Rucka & Southworth's Graphic Novel STUMPTOWN Premieres as ABC's Break-Out Fall Show to Watch!
Posted: Sep. 29, 2019


BWW News: Sony Pictures and John Wick Creator Derek Kolstad to Spearhead V.E. Schwab's New York Times Best-Selling Series A DARKER SHADE OF MAGICBWW News: Sony Pictures and John Wick Creator Derek Kolstad to Spearhead V.E. Schwab's New York Times Best-Selling Series A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


HUNGER GAMES Prequel Drops Title, Cover, & Release DateHUNGER GAMES Prequel Drops Title, Cover, & Release Date
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


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New York Times Best Selling Series HOUSE OF NIGHT to Become a Television Series From the Creators of SHADOWHUNTERSNew York Times Best Selling Series HOUSE OF NIGHT to Become a Television Series From the Creators of SHADOWHUNTERS
Posted: Oct. 6, 2019


BWW News: Casting Announced For Leigh Bardugo's Upcoming Netflix Series SHADOW & BONEBWW News: Casting Announced For Leigh Bardugo's Upcoming Netflix Series SHADOW & BONE
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


BWW Interview: Roger Kazanowski, author of the controversial thriller A CHANGE OF FAITHBWW Interview: Roger Kazanowski, author of the controversial thriller A CHANGE OF FAITH
Posted: Oct. 17, 2018


BWW Previews: Netflix Sets DUMPLIN' Premiere Date!  (And first look at Jennifer Aniston as Rosie Dickson!)BWW Previews: Netflix Sets DUMPLIN' Premiere Date! (And first look at Jennifer Aniston as Rosie Dickson!)
Posted: Oct. 24, 2018


BWW Review: Disney's 5 MINUTE HALLOWEEN STORIESBWW Review: Disney's 5 MINUTE HALLOWEEN STORIES
Posted: Oct. 29, 2018


BWW Feature: HEAVEN by V.C. Andrews Premieres Tonight -- And the E-Books Are Deeply Discounted At $1.99!BWW Feature: HEAVEN by V.C. Andrews Premieres Tonight -- And the E-Books Are Deeply Discounted At $1.99!
Posted: Jul. 27, 2019


BWW Interview: F.C. Yee, author of THE RISE OF KYOSHI, brings new life to the world of AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDERBWW Interview: F.C. Yee, author of THE RISE OF KYOSHI, brings new life to the world of AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER
Posted: Jul. 28, 2019


BWW News: Amazon Studios Wins Bidding War to Develop Series for Leigh Bardugo's Brand New Release NINTH HOUSE
October 13, 2019

Earlier this week on October 8th, Flatiron Books released New York Times Best Selling Author Leigh Bardugo's first adult novel, NINTH HOUSE. The first book in the Alex Stern series has already been getting a lot of online buzz, and was already chosen to be...

BWW News: Former Girls' Generation K-Pop Star JESSICA JUNG to Publish Novel SHINE -- Already Headed to the Big Screen!
October 13, 2019

Girls' Generation is one of the most popular K-Pop music groups to come out of South Korea, and Jessica Jung was one of its nine founding members when it formed in 2007. She left the group in 2014 to focus on her fashion line Blanc & Eclare, and has since returned to the music industry as a solo artist with the release of With Love, J, as well as acted in several movies. Now, she is ready to take the publishing world by storm.

BWW Review: THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A BOOK by Jomike Tejido From James Patterson Presents
October 12, 2019

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A BOOK by Jomike Tejido was an absolute delight. It begins with the traditional Old Woman from the tales. Her children are missing, so she leaves her home (Which is shaped like A BOOK! If you love books about books, you're going to be head-over-heels for this artwork) and goes to visit her neighbors to see if the kids went next door to visit the three bears from Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

BWW News: Official BOOKTUBE Series Comes To YouTube Originals, Complete with Trailer
October 12, 2019

YouTube Originals just announced its next series: BookTube, and released a trailer. The aim is to be like a monthly book club, with one new episode each month featuring a different best-selling author. The idea came after they released a special this past March entitled BookTube: A Discussion with Michelle Obama (Which you can watch here). The critically-acclaimed special starred Former First Lady Michelle Obama and her best-selling novel BECOMING. She was joined by New York Times Best Selling Author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska) and popular booktubers Ariel Bissett, Jesse George, Jouelzy, Kat O'Keefe, and Franchesca Ramsey.

BWW Review: SLAY by Brittney Morris
October 7, 2019

The concept for brand-new debut novel SLAY by Brittney Morris was intriguing from the very beginning: it was pitched as 'THE HATE U GIVE' meets 'WARCROSS,' which is a fascinating concept to begin with.

BWW Review: TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY by Kwame Mbalia
October 14, 2019

Disney Hyperion's Rick Riordan Presents line has another brand-new series to add to its growing family. This time, we get to dive into African mythology.

BWW News: DIVERGENT Author Veronica Roth Reveals the Cover, Summary, and Inspiration Behind New Book CHOSEN ONES
October 6, 2019

This week, DIVERGENT author Veronica Roth and publisher Houghton Mifflin announced the details of Roth's debut adult novel, THE CHOSEN ONES. Speaking at an event this reporter attended earlier this week celebrating the launch of her most recent release, THE END AND OTHER BEGINNINGS, Roth revealed...

New York Times Best Selling Series HOUSE OF NIGHT to Become a Television Series From the Creators of SHADOWHUNTERS
October 6, 2019

Vampires are making another comeback. There has been a lot of chatter about hotly anticipated novels such as Renée Ahdieh's THE BEAUTIFUL, out this week, and Kiran Millwood Hargrove's recently released THE DEATHLESS GIRLS. It was just announced that vampires are making their way back to the screen as well. Shadowhunters producers Don Carmody and David Comican are developing a TV series featuring the New York Times Best Selling Series House of Night, written by mother-daughter team P.C. and Kristin Cast from St. Martin's Press.

BWW News: Sony Pictures and John Wick Creator Derek Kolstad to Spearhead V.E. Schwab's New York Times Best-Selling Series A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC
October 5, 2019

New York Times Best Selling Author V.E. Schwab has long teased movie news for her beloved trilogy A Darker Shade of Magic, for which rights sold in 2016, but no details have been released up until now.

BWW News: Casting Announced For Leigh Bardugo's Upcoming Netflix Series SHADOW & BONE
October 5, 2019

One of 2020's most highly-anticipated Netflix premieres is Shadow & Bone, based on two New York Times best-selling book series set in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, Shadow & Bone and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. The first season will consist of eight episodes weaving together elements from the first book in each respective series, as well as some backstory. This week, casting news was announced, and fans worldwide instantly started cheering the casting -- and have even already created fan art! Filming began this week, and more news surrounding the series will be released soon.

HUNGER GAMES Prequel Drops Title, Cover, & Release Date
October 5, 2019

Yesterday, news surrounding the release of another book set in the world of The Hunger Games instantly went viral. Set 64 years before the original trilogy that took the reading world by storm, Suzanne Collins returns to Panem with a book that takes place during the 10th Annual Hunger Games, beginning the morning of the reaping. Out May 19, 2020 from Scholastic, the book, entitled....

BWW Review: Rucka & Southworth's Graphic Novel STUMPTOWN Premieres as ABC's Break-Out Fall Show to Watch!
September 29, 2019

When you first hear the word 'graphic novel,' you likely think about superheroes, but there are so many more genres in the comic book business. Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth created STUMPTOWN, a four-issue hard-boiled detective series that has jumped from page to screen this fall season. Whether it's around the water cooler or on social media, the premiere everyone has been talking about so far is ABC's Stumptown, starring Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers). The show airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. A strong first episode is always important in ensuing a show's future in its early days. Shows get canned quickly, and if buzz is there from the very beginning, as it was when Stumptown first debuted this past week, it's a good indicator that the show will stick around for a while.

BWW News: Best Selling Author V.E. Schwab's THE ARCHIVED Being Developed as CW TV Series, Led by JANE THE VIRGIN Showrunner
September 22, 2019

The CW is on the hunt for its next big hit. It's most successful series, the long-running Supernatural, ends its fifteen year run this season. Another favorite, ​​​​​​​Jane the Virgin, just ended this past season. What will fill The CW's need for another supernatural series and put the team from Jane the Virgin back to work? Developing a ghost-hunting TV series based on the books by Victoria 'V.E.' Schwab.

BWW News: Michael B. Jordan's WB-Helmed Studio Outlier Society Scoops Up Film Rights to KINGDOM OF SOULS Trilogy
September 22, 2019

Fantasy is still a hot commodity, and movie studios continue to look for the next big thing by scouting new book releases and scooping up film rights, often before a book officially hits the shelves. Rena Barron's debut novel KINGDOM OF SOULS only launched this past week on September 19th, but news just broke that actor and producer Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed, Friday Night Lights) just acquired the trilogy through his production company Outlier Society, helmed by Warner Bros. Jordan is set to produce the movie alongside Pouya Shahbazian and Alana Mayo, with Misan Sagay adapting the novel into a screenplay.

BWW Previews: ORPHAN BLACK: THE NEXT CHAPTER Continues 8 Years Later On Serial Box, Featuring Tatiana Maslany
September 21, 2019

Award-winning television series Orphan Black may have ended in 2017 after a successful five-season run, but it still has fans anxious for more. Now, thanks to Serial Box, the series will continue in a new medium -- and you can download the first episode right now for free.

BWW Previews: Trailer Drops For Upcoming Hulu Series Based on John Green's Best-Selling Novel LOOKING FOR ALASKA
September 15, 2019

New York Times Best Selling Author John Green is one of today's most popular YA authors. He has written novels that have gone on to become hit movies such as The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. Now, his prestigious, Printz Award Winning novel Looking For Alaska is set to become a limited run TV series this October on Hulu.

BWW Review: THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow
September 7, 2019

THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY immediately brought fond memories of WAYWARD CHILDREN to mind. Both are adult fantasy w/YA crossover appeal. The cover is stunning. It's a book about books, & what reader doesn't love reading about people who also love books?

BWW Review: WELL MET by Jen Deluca
September 2, 2019

Well met, dear readers! Are you looking for a fun, engaging read to end your summer and bring you into fall? Pick up brand-new release WELL MET by Jen Deluca this Tuesday!

BWW Previews: DICKINSON Trailer Drops for Apple's Upcoming Streaming Service
September 1, 2019

As streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have become wildly popular, everyone has wanted a piece of the pie. This fall alone, new streaming services will launch from both Disney and Apple. Apple has yet to set an official date for Apple TV+, but it is rumored to be launching in November 2019 and will supposedly cost $9.99 a month.  Trailers have become dropping for what will be available when the service launches, and this week saw the release of Dickinson, an upcoming ten-episode series starring beloved poet Emily Dickinson.

BWW News: DISNEY+ Cancels its First Series, BOOK OF ENCHANTMENT, Based on the Best-Selling Novels by Serena Valentino
August 31, 2019

Bad news for Disney Villains fans ahead of the release of Disney's new streaming service Disney Plus. One of the most intriguing shows in development, Book of Enchantment, has been cancelled because its tone is too 'dark' for the Disney brand. (Plus, limited time offer on a Disney+ Membership!)



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