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!



MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
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BWW Interview: Helen Hoang, author of THE KISS QUOTIENTBWW Interview: Helen Hoang, author of THE KISS QUOTIENT
Posted: Jun. 12, 2018


BWW Interview: Mary Winn Heider, author of THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSONBWW Interview: Mary Winn Heider, author of THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON
Posted: Jun. 8, 2018


BWW Review: FISH OUT OF WATER by Alethea KontisBWW Review: FISH OUT OF WATER by Alethea Kontis
Posted: Jun. 14, 2018


Honoring the Late Literary Giant Philip RothHonoring the Late Literary Giant Philip Roth
Posted: May. 24, 2018


BWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 Adult BookExpo Buzz Panel FinalistsBWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 Adult BookExpo Buzz Panel Finalists
Posted: May. 31, 2018


BWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 BookExpo YA Buzz Panel FinalistsBWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 BookExpo YA Buzz Panel Finalists
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018


BWW Review: BEHIND THE SCENES by Dahlia AdlerBWW Review: BEHIND THE SCENES by Dahlia Adler
Posted: Jun. 19, 2018


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BWW Previews: GREAT AMERICAN READ Series Premiere TONIGHT On PBS!BWW Previews: GREAT AMERICAN READ Series Premiere TONIGHT On PBS!
Posted: May. 22, 2018


AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION  Announces 2018 Youth Media Award Winners! Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, & More!AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Announces 2018 Youth Media Award Winners! Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, & More!
Posted: Feb. 12, 2018


BWW Previews: Magnus Chase Is Back! Rick Riordan Reveals 9 From The Nine Worlds, Out This Fall!BWW Previews: Magnus Chase Is Back! Rick Riordan Reveals 9 From The Nine Worlds, Out This Fall!
Posted: Feb. 9, 2018


BWW Previews: Actor KEEGAN ALLEN on tour near you to promote his new photo essay collection HOLLYWOOD BOOK TOUR!BWW Previews: Actor KEEGAN ALLEN on tour near you to promote his new photo essay collection HOLLYWOOD BOOK TOUR!
Posted: Mar. 23, 2018


BWW Review: THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. KleinBWW Review: THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein
Posted: Jul. 24, 2017


Reviewing THE VALIANT by Lesley Livingston, now in development for a series on THE CW!Reviewing THE VALIANT by Lesley Livingston, now in development for a series on THE CW!
Posted: Aug. 18, 2017


Cover Reveal! The long-awaited TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce!Cover Reveal! The long-awaited TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce!
Posted: Jun. 22, 2017


BWW Review: AMERICAN GIRLS by Alison UmmingerBWW Review: AMERICAN GIRLS by Alison Umminger
June 21, 2018

I like books that deal with Hollywood and celebrities, but they so often only deal with the glitzy side of life. AMERICAN GIRLS digs in and looks at the Hollywood's underbelly. Not everyone can be rich and famous, a household name across the country. Many actors are struggling to survive and get by and can barely make the B-List or even the C-List. They'll take any job they can, even if it's embarrassing or shameful. They'll do things they're not proud of. They'll turn into people they hate. AMERICAN GIRLS looks at all this and more, while at the same time twisting in history about Charles Manson and the Manson Girls, as well as the plight of growing up in an uncertain world.

BWW Review: BEHIND THE SCENES by Dahlia AdlerBWW Review: BEHIND THE SCENES by Dahlia Adler
June 19, 2018


BWW Review: FISH OUT OF WATER by Alethea KontisBWW Review: FISH OUT OF WATER by Alethea Kontis
June 14, 2018

There are some authors I'll read no matter what. Some tropes, too, actually. I love contemporary worlds where the backdrop revolves around singers or actors--and if you're here on BroadwayWorld, then so do you!This time around, we get singersin our novel.

BWW Interview: Helen Hoang, author of THE KISS QUOTIENTBWW Interview: Helen Hoang, author of THE KISS QUOTIENT
June 12, 2018

Last week, Helen Hoang's debut novel, THE KISS QUOTIENT, released. The online chatter for this title has been favorable since before its release, with huge word-of-mouth as early readers fell in love with the world and the characters and began raving about the book to get it on the radar of more readers. Last week when I attended the Book Expo of America, the annual book conference for booksellers, librarians, reviewers, etc., I heard the title recommended several times. I recommended it a few times myself, having already read it twice--and it wasn't even published yet!

BWW Interview: Mary Winn Heider, author of THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSONBWW Interview: Mary Winn Heider, author of THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON
June 8, 2018

Today, BroadwayWorld is sitting down with Mary Winn Heider to pepper her with questions regarding her new novel and, of course, the world of theatre! Heider is alsoan ensemble member with the theater company Barrel of Monkeys, and, of course, we had to ask her about her favorite plays!

BWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 BookExpo YA Buzz Panel FinalistsBWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 BookExpo YA Buzz Panel Finalists
June 1, 2018

Hello from NYC!!! I'm in town for the annual Book Expo of America, an industry conference highlighting all the major books publishers will bea highlighting this fall...and I get to tell you all about what I see and be your eyes to keep you updated on all the latest news!

BWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 Adult BookExpo Buzz Panel FinalistsBWW Previews: Showcasing the 2018 Adult BookExpo Buzz Panel Finalists
May 31, 2018

Hello from NYC!!! I'm in town for the annual Book Expo of America, an industry conference highlighting all the major books publishers will bea highlighting this fall...and I get to tell you all about what I see and be your eyes to keep you updated on all the latest news!

Honoring the Late Literary Giant Philip RothHonoring the Late Literary Giant Philip Roth
May 24, 2018

This past Tuesday, award-winning novelist Patrick Roth passed away at 85 years of age. Andrew Wylie, his literary agent, announced that he died of congestive heart failure in a New York hospital.

BWW Previews: GREAT AMERICAN READ Series Premiere TONIGHT On PBS!BWW Previews: GREAT AMERICAN READ Series Premiere TONIGHT On PBS!
May 22, 2018

PBS recentlyunveiled a list of America's 100 best-loved novels, chosen in support ofTHE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new PBS series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love.THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, launches with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations and will introduce viewers to the full list of America's100 favorite novelsselected through a demographically representative national survey conducted byYouGov.

BWW Review: THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL by Maurene GooBWW Review: THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL by Maurene Goo
May 21, 2018

What's worse than losing your entire summer vacation because of one stupid mistake? Spending it side by side with your mortal enemy. And your dad. On a sweltering food truck...

BWW Previews: Excerpt/Giveaway of POWER OF FIVE by Alex LidellBWW Previews: Excerpt/Giveaway of POWER OF FIVE by Alex Lidell
May 17, 2018

Today, BroadwayWorld is sharing an excerpt from Alex Lidell's brand-new novel POWER OF FIVE. Lidell has previously written several books for teens; this is her first adult fantasy and part of the new 'reverse harem' trend taking the fantasy romance world by storm. Whether you're a fan of the sub-genre or just hearing about it today for the first time, BWW has you covered with a sneak peek and a chance to win a $25 gift card (Which you could even use a part of toward the book!). Keep reading tofind out more!

BWW Review:  THE ROYAL WE by Heather Cocks And Jessica MorganBWW Review: THE ROYAL WE by Heather Cocks And Jessica Morgan
May 15, 2018

With the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this coming Saturday, everyone has frothy white gowns and wedding bells on the brain. Face it: We're all going to be camped out in front of the TV watching the Wedding of the Year. Why not bring a book with you to read during the commercials? And what better book thanTHE ROYAL WE by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, literally a book bringing the royal fantasy we all have tolife?

BWW Review: THE GOOD LUCK SISTER at Jill Shalvis + Excerpt!BWW Review: THE GOOD LUCK SISTER at Jill Shalvis + Excerpt!
May 14, 2018

Last year, BroadwayWorld treated readers toa special excerptof LOST AND FOUND SISTERS, the first book in the new seriesWildstonefrom New York Times Best Selling Author Jill Shelves. Today, we're giving you a sneak peek at brand-new novella THE GOOD LUCK SISTER, which leads the way to next month's release of RAINY DAY FRIENDS, the brand-new book in theWildstoneseries.

BWW Review: RUINED by Amy TinteraBWW Review: RUINED by Amy Tintera
May 8, 2018

RUINED centers around Princess Emelina, a girl bent on revenge. Two neighboring kingdoms have taken everything from her: They've killed her parents and kidnapped her sister, the heir to the throne of Ruina. Even though Em is the eldest sister, she won't inherit because she is not Ruined and has no magical abilities. How can someone so weak rule over a kingdom that was once so strong? Her only goal in life is now to save her sister. Em kills the crown princess of a neighboring kingdom, one who decapitated her father in order to marry a prince. She disguises herself as Princess Mary and goes to marry Prince Casimir herself. She vows to destroy both kingdoms from the inside, avenge Ruina, and save her sister. She never expected that Prince Casimir might actually be rational, unlike his father. That he might be kind. That she might fall for him.... Could love be the weapon that kills the ultimate revenge?

BWW Review: IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY by Leila SalesBWW Review: IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY by Leila Sales
May 7, 2018

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY by Leila Sales just came out, and it's a 'hot button' book with a flawed, often unlikable main character. The book revolves around internet shaming and cyber bullying.is definitely an important title, and one that will have people talking. It's absolutely a conversation starter. It's a good book club option, as well as great for the classroom. Internet shaming and cyber bullying are huge issues and can lead to suicide. When you are both a victim and a villain due to your o

BWW Cover Reveal: Jeff Kinney's 13th WIMPY KID Book Gets a Title & a Cover!BWW Cover Reveal: Jeff Kinney's 13th WIMPY KID Book Gets a Title & a Cover!
May 4, 2018

Every year, Diary of aWimpy Kidfans speculate on the next book: What color will the cover be? What will the title be? What will it be about? Fret no further, because today, BroadwayWorld is showing off the highly-anticipated new children's! Last year, Wimpy Kidhit its 10th Anniversary. This year, the franchise sees the publication of Lucky #13. There have been over 200 million copies of the series sold world-wide. The series is available in more than 140 countries and 56 languages.

BWW Interview: Amy Poeppel, author of LIMELIGHT and SMALL ADMISSIONSBWW Interview: Amy Poeppel, author of LIMELIGHT and SMALL ADMISSIONS
May 3, 2018

This week, Amy Poeppel's sophomore novel,LIMELIGHT, released. Her debut novel wasSMALL ADMISSIONS. LIMELIGHT is the perfect novel for Broadway lovers, going behind the scenes of an up-and-coming show. Today, BroadwayWorld is sitting down with Amy to pepper her with questions regarding her new novel.

BWW Review/Excerpt/Giveaway: MY OXFORD YEAR by Julia WhelanBWW Review/Excerpt/Giveaway: MY OXFORD YEAR by Julia Whelan
May 2, 2018

Don't let the sweet, easy cover fool you: If you're a fan of Nicholas Sparks and Jojo Moyes, you're going to LOVE Julia Whelan's MY OXFORD YEAR!

BWW News: George R. R. Martin Announces a New GAME OF THRONES Related Book Dropping This Fall!BWW News: George R. R. Martin Announces a New GAME OF THRONES Related Book Dropping This Fall!
April 26, 2018

Yesterday, George R.R. Martin and his publisher Random House unveiled a brand-new book in theA Song ofIce and Fire[akaGame of Thrones] line coming this fall--but no, it's not the highly-anticipated, long-overdue THE WINDS OF WINTER.

BWW Previews: Movie Trailer Drops for CRAZY RICH ASIANS Based on the Best Selling Book by Kevin KwanBWW Previews: Movie Trailer Drops for CRAZY RICH ASIANS Based on the Best Selling Book by Kevin Kwan
April 25, 2018

book byKevin Kwan. The movie is already making major waves because it's the first all-Asian cast in more than two decades, and long overdue. The movie stars Henry Golding in his first movie role as Nick Young and Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)as Rachel Chu. The story revolves around Nick wanting to take his girlfriend to meet his family in Singapore, but he never tells her that he's insanely rich and that everyone in Singapore will be gunning to break them up upon their arrival. The book was hailed as a modern-day Jane Austen spin on upperclass life and spawnedtwo sequels, CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND and RICH PEOPLE PROBLEMS.



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