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
LAST 30 DAYS

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


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!
Posted: Nov. 16, 2017


BWW Review: THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON  By Elizabeth L. SilverBWW Review: THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON By Elizabeth L. Silver
Posted: Oct. 23, 2017


BWW Review: DEAR MARTIN by Nic StoneBWW Review: DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone
Posted: Nov. 10, 2017


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!
Posted: Nov. 9, 2017


BWW Review: ONE SONG AWAY by Molli MoranBWW Review: ONE SONG AWAY by Molli Moran
Posted: Oct. 25, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

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


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


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 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.

BWW Review: SNOW AND ROSE by Emily Winfield MartinBWW Review: SNOW AND ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin
November 2, 2017

SNOW & ROSE is very much on point in following the traditional fairy tale of the same name, about two sisters named Snow White and Rose Red (No, one is NOT the same Snow White who met seven dwarves and had an evil stepmother...). Snow and Rose have just lost their father. One day, he never comes home from hunting, and the family is forced into poverty and must move out of their posh house and into a much smaller one where they must fend after themselves. The eldest sister, Rose, knows her dad won't be returning, but Snow still believes he'll come home to her. The sisters live on the outskirts of an enchanted forest, and wind up being caught up into various adventures that lead to a run-in with the evil Menace of the Woods that will ignite a prophecy and change their destinies.

BWW Review: UPDRAFT by Fran WildeBWW Review: UPDRAFT by Fran Wilde
November 1, 2017

Imagine a world where there are so many dangers in the world (perhaps our own?) that we must climb--up, up, above the clouds, into the sky. How would we survive? The people of the Bone Universe not just survive, but thrive. They live in towers that are living, breathing entities in their own right. They use recycled soil to grow food, have spider farms to generate clothing, and have learned how to fly.

BWW Review: ONE SONG AWAY by Molli MoranBWW Review: ONE SONG AWAY by Molli Moran
October 25, 2017

ONE SONG AWAY is lighthearted and didn't have a lot of the dark, depressing subject matter I read more of in contemporary, which can be nice and relaxing when you just want to read and not think too hard! It also didn't overdose on drama, which I always appreciate in contemporary fiction. If you're looking for a straightforward contemporary romance with a focus on family and growing up amid life-altering decisions, ONE SONG AWAY might be just what you're looking for.

BWW Review: THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON  By Elizabeth L. SilverBWW Review: THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON By Elizabeth L. Silver
October 23, 2017

If you're looking for a book with the same style of breathless suspense and anticipation that hovered in the air while reading last year's New York Times Best Selling Novel GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn, you'll be pleased to know that it has finally arrived.

BWW Previews: CUCKOO'S CALLING By J.K. Rowling Picked Up For TV!BWW Previews: CUCKOO'S CALLING By J.K. Rowling Picked Up For TV!
October 20, 2017

THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, the first book in the Cormoran Strike written by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling, author of the best selling Harry Potter series), is set to become a television series in the USA on February 2, 2018.

BWW Previews: Cover Reveal: A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS Edited By Ellen Oh And Elsie ChapmanBWW Previews: Cover Reveal: A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS Edited By Ellen Oh And Elsie Chapman
October 17, 2017

Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

BWW Review: FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. DaoBWW Review: FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao
October 12, 2017

FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS has been one of my most-anticipated books of 2017. I'm happy to tell you that Julie C. Dao's debut novel doesn't disappoint! If you're looking for a darker fantasy, one with a character likelier to become a villain than a hero, look no further

BWW Cover Reveal: THESE REBEL WAVES by Sara RaaschBWW Cover Reveal: THESE REBEL WAVES by Sara Raasch
October 10, 2017

Sara Raasch, author of the New York Times Best Selling series Snow Like Ashes, has just revealed the cover for the first book in her brand-new series Stream Raiders, entitled THESE REBEL WAVES.

BWW Review: WHEN TINKER MET BELL by Alethea KontisBWW Review: WHEN TINKER MET BELL by Alethea Kontis
October 9, 2017

Bellamy and Tinker are two unlikely friends. Bell is a fairy, and everyone is always drawn to her. They want to touch her and get some of her magical dust to improve their life a little bit. Tinker is the first person who didn't want anything from her. He's a goblin, and goblins are allergic to fairies, so he literally can't touch her without breaking out into hives. Bell wanted a friend who wanted her, not her magic, and Tinker wanted a friend who didn't think he was weird or odd. The two became instant friends, and now, those feelings are morphing into something more. But how can you ever have a relationship with someone you can't even touch?

BWW Feature: YouTube Sensation HANK GREEN to Publish First Novel in 2018BWW Feature: YouTube Sensation HANK GREEN to Publish First Novel in 2018
October 6, 2017

Hank Green, who co-stars with his brother John Green (New York Times Best Selling novel THE FAULT INOUR STARS and PAPER TOWNS) on their wildly popular YouTube Channel Vlog Brothers, has announced that he will release his first novel in 2018.

BWW Previews: Cover and Summary Reveal: Rick Riordan Presents: ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME by Roshani ChokshiBWW Previews: Cover and Summary Reveal: Rick Riordan Presents: ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME by Roshani Chokshi
October 5, 2017

Earlier this year, Disney Hyperion announced a new line of middle-grade mythology novels entitled Rick Riordan Presents, to debut in 2018. Today, BroadwayWorld has a full synopsis for the first book in the imprint, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, as well as a cover reveal!



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