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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BWW Review: Broadway-inspired ROOMIES by Best-Selling Author Duo Christina Lauren now available!BWW Review: Broadway-inspired ROOMIES by Best-Selling Author Duo Christina Lauren now available!
Posted: Dec. 21, 2017


BWW Review: SOURDOUGH by Robin SloanBWW Review: SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan
Posted: Jan. 10, 2018


BWW Review: PRINCE IN DISGUISE by Stephanie Kate StrohmBWW Review: PRINCE IN DISGUISE by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Posted: Dec. 20, 2017


BWW Review: CARAVAL by Stephanie GarberBWW Review: CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber
Posted: Jan. 12, 2018


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BWW Review: TRULY MADLY FAMOUSLY by Rebecca SerleBWW Review: TRULY MADLY FAMOUSLY by Rebecca Serle
Posted: May. 9, 2017


BWW Review: STAR-CROSSED by Barbara DeeBWW Review: STAR-CROSSED by Barbara Dee
Posted: Jun. 19, 2017


BWW Review: LOVE YOU MORE by Lisa GardnerBWW Review: LOVE YOU MORE by Lisa Gardner
Posted: May. 30, 2017


BWW Review: THE SCATTERING by Kimberly McCreightBWW Review: THE SCATTERING by Kimberly McCreight
Posted: May. 26, 2017


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


BWW Previews: THE CIRCLE: Adapting Dave Eggers' Blu-ray & DVD Special Features ClipBWW Previews: THE CIRCLE: Adapting Dave Eggers' Blu-ray & DVD Special Features Clip
Posted: Jul. 27, 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


BWW Review: CARAVAL by Stephanie GarberBWW Review: CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber
January 12, 2018

'What happens beyond this gate may frighten or excite you, but don't let any of it trick you. We will try to convince you it's real, but all of it is a performance. A world built of make-believe. So while we want you to get swept away, be careful of being swept too far away. Dreams that come true can be beautiful, but they can also turn into nightmares when people won't wake up.'

BWW Review: SOURDOUGH by Robin SloanBWW Review: SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan
January 10, 2018

Fans of MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan will be enthralled by his latest novel, SOURDOUGH. which has been getting a lot of attention in literary circles and may be a 2018 contender during Award Season.

BWW Review: Broadway-inspired ROOMIES by Best-Selling Author Duo Christina Lauren now available!BWW Review: Broadway-inspired ROOMIES by Best-Selling Author Duo Christina Lauren now available!
December 21, 2017

If you eat, live, and breathe musicals, you're going to want to pick up ROOMIES by Christina Lauren. The newest novel from the New York Times Best Selling Author Duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings is set in the heart of New York City.

BWW Review: PRINCE IN DISGUISE by Stephanie Kate StrohmBWW Review: PRINCE IN DISGUISE by Stephanie Kate Strohm
December 20, 2017

Need one more holiday read to dive into this season? PRINCE IN DISGUISE by Stephanie Kate Strohm came out yesterday, and it's one worth running out and grabbing. It was cute. Really, really cute!

BWW Previews: CARVE THE MARK Sequel by DIVERGENT Author Veronica Roth gets a cover, title, & summary!BWW Previews: CARVE THE MARK Sequel by DIVERGENT Author Veronica Roth gets a cover, title, & summary!
December 15, 2017

Veronica Roth, author of the New York Times Best Selling series and blockbuster movie Divergent, has just revealed the cover for the second book in her duology CARVE THE MARK, the first of which released earlier this year.

BWW Trailer Reveal: BRAVE by Jennifer L. ArmentroutBWW Trailer Reveal: BRAVE by Jennifer L. Armentrout
December 12, 2017

This week marks the debut of this highly-anticipated series ender, and to celebrate, here's a look at the brand-new trailer:

BWW Review: EVER THE BRAVE by Erin SummerillBWW Review: EVER THE BRAVE by Erin Summerill
December 8, 2017

EVER THE HUNTED centers around Britta, a girl who has recently become an orphan. Her mother died when she was young, and her father was recently murdered. Due to her realm's mourning requirements, Britta must mourn in isolation for two months, never leaving home. Because her mother was from and a shunned country and nobody ever really trusted Britta, nobody comes with condolences, or checks up on her, or brings her food. Britt is literally starving to death because she's run out of food and can't leave to get more. As her isolation comes to an end, she's forced to poach from the Ever Woods in order to survive. Unfortunately, she's caught red-handed and taken to the king's dungeons; poaching is a hanging offense. However, because her father had been the king's best bounty hunter, she's given a reprieve: Hunt down her father's killer and be pardoned. The only problem? The killer is Cohen McKay, her father's former apprentice and the one boy Britta has ever loved. Can she trade her life for his, even if he killed her father?

BWW Feature: New York Times Best-Selling Author Duo Christina Lauren talk about Broadway's role in their new novel ROOMIES!BWW Feature: New York Times Best-Selling Author Duo Christina Lauren talk about Broadway's role in their new novel ROOMIES!
December 5, 2017

Today, ROOMIES, the brand-new novel by Christina Lauren, makes its debut. The novel is set in NYC and centered around the hottest Broadway musical in town. To celebrate, the co-authored team sits down to chat about the show that readers will only get a glimpse of in the novel and share their influences:

BWW Previews: 25 Reads of December: Read a new book FREE every day!BWW Previews: 25 Reads of December: Read a new book FREE every day!
December 4, 2017

Publisher Simon and Schuster is gifting readers with free books every day in December leading up to Christmas. For 25 days, readers are treated to a recently released YA novels that they can read absolutely for FREE.

Free Event in Manhattan this Thursday with Gayle Forman, Author of IF I STAY! Q&A, Writing Tips, & Book Signing!Free Event in Manhattan this Thursday with Gayle Forman, Author of IF I STAY! Q&A, Writing Tips, & Book Signing!
November 27, 2017

Gayle Forman will be joining Inkitt for a live, free event in Manhattan on Nov. 30th at 7pm. She will be sharing her top tips for writers, doing a Q&A, and signing books! We will have coffee, and time for networking with fellow writers afterwards. Writers, bring your notebooks and laptops as there will also be writing time!

BWW Review: STAGE TO STAGE: My Journey to Broadway by Josh GrobanBWW Review: STAGE TO STAGE: My Journey to Broadway by Josh Groban
November 20, 2017

The holidays are here, and STAGE TO STAGE: My Journey to Broadway by Josh Groban makes a fantastic gift for your loved ones--or yourself! Out tomorrow, the photo essay collection is a gorgeously rendered coffee table book brimming with photographs as Groban reflects on his journey to Broadway. From Chess in Concert to his album Stages to his recent Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as photographs of various other events, Groban shares insight on what brought him to where he is now.

BWW Feature: National Book Awards 2017 Winners AnnouncedBWW Feature: National Book Awards 2017 Winners Announced
November 16, 2017

The 2017 National Book Award Winners were announced on Wednesday. One of the winners, Jesmyn Ward, became the first female to win two National Book Awards, first for SALVAGE THE BONES in 2011, and now for SING, UNBURIED, SING. Only seventeen women have won the National Book Award for Best Fiction in the almost-seventy years of the Awards.

BWW Previews: Black Friday Signed Editions Return to Barnes And Noble Stores with over 150 Authors!BWW Previews: Black Friday Signed Editions Return to Barnes And Noble Stores with over 150 Authors!
November 16, 2017

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest retail bookseller, announced the return of its Black Friday Signed Editions program, a customer favorite, with over a half-million autographed books by more than 150 highly acclaimed authors. The largest promotion of its kind kicks off on Black Friday, November 24, at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, while supplies last. The autographed books span many genres and interests, and were signed by authors for Barnes & Noble customers.

BWW Previews: Best Selling Novel THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh Optioned for Film!
November 15, 2017

New York Times Best Selling Novel THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Ren e Ahdieh has been optioned for film by Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment. The film is being developed by Erica Huggins (Get On Up).

BWW Review: MY PRIDE: Mastering Life's Daily Performance by Alton Fitzgerald WhiteBWW Review: MY PRIDE: Mastering Life's Daily Performance by Alton Fitzgerald White
November 13, 2017

Last week marked the milestone 20th anniversary of Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, and to celebrate, Disney Books published three titles correlating to the musical today. One of them was a memoir, MY PRIDE: Mastering Life's Daily Performance by Alton Fitzgerald White, a hybrid memoir plus life lessons guide from the actor who played Mufasa for a record-breaking 4,000+ performances.

BWW Review: DEAR MARTIN by Nic StoneBWW Review: DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone
November 10, 2017

DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone has been getting a lot of buzz since before its debut and hit the New York Times Best Sellers List at #4 upon launch. The book has been blurbed by Jason Reynolds (ALL-AMERICAN BOYS) and Angie Thomas (THE HATE YOU GIVE), two authors who have also written searing novels that expose the injustice in the lives of many teenagers, and whose books DEAR MARTIN will proudly sit next to on the shelf.

Author Livia Blackburne Discusses New Novel ROSEMARKED. Enter to win an early copy!Author Livia Blackburne Discusses New Novel ROSEMARKED. Enter to win an early copy!
November 9, 2017

To celebrate the ROSEMARKED release, Livia Blackburne is offering 3 lucky winners a ROSEMARKED swag pack, which includes a copy of ROSEMARKED and a signed bookplate! Entrants must be 18+ to participate. Best of luck, and happy reading!

BWW Previews: Celebrate 20 Years of THE LION KING on Broadway with these 3 new titles from Disney Books!BWW Previews: Celebrate 20 Years of THE LION KING on Broadway with these 3 new titles from Disney Books!
November 8, 2017

This week marks the milestone 20th anniversary of Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, and to celebrate, Disney Books is publishing three titles correlating to the musical today.

BWW Preview: HAVEN by Mary Lindsey is out today!BWW Preview: HAVEN by Mary Lindsey is out today!
November 7, 2017

Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for Haven by Mary Lindsey presented by Entangled Teen! Grab your copy today!

BWW Interview: #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Marissa Meyer, Author of Brand-New Novel RENEGADESBWW Interview: #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Marissa Meyer, Author of Brand-New Novel RENEGADES
November 6, 2017

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of HEARTLESS and The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and twin daughters. She's a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg.



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