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Kate LaRue

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about me

I like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain...
Just kidding (well, the first is true, the second has conditions)
I do like reading, writing, and spending time with my family, not always in that order. Writing is a great escape, as my fictional children almost always do what I tell them, unlike my real life children.

I enjoy giving and receiving constructive critiques, and I will always return a read. I try to read beyond the first chapter to get a better feel for where the story is going. If you want to swap chapters, just message me.

favourite books

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Chronicles of Narnia
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
The Giver
The Dark Tower Series
The Stand
The Green Mile
A Tale of Two Cities
Where the Red Fern Grows
Summer of the Monkeys
The Search for Wondla
A Hero for Wondla

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Kate LaRue

Marielle would do anything for her brother, but what she does with a deeply buried secret could destroy them both.

Seventeen year-old Marielle struggles with the grief of losing her parents while trying to shelter her younger brother. All she really wants is to be left alone, but two boys at school have other plans. Aaron is determined to get to know her better, while Lucca presumes to know her better than she knows herself.

The surrounding wilderness has always been Marielle’s haven, but the woods are no longer safe. Young women are disappearing, and Marielle begins fainting and having strange dreams, dreams which draw her closer to Lucca even as he is implicated in the disappearances. The stakes are higher than just her life, and not everyone is who they appear to be. She must find the strength to face her own secret before it’s too late. After losing nearly everyone she loves, she will face a choice that could separate her from the only one she has left.


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Kenneth Edward Lim wrote 5 days ago

Kate, Just so you know, "The North Korean" can be found in its full ....

Sam Barclay wrote 11 days ago

Hi Kate, I just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading t....

Chris Bostic wrote 13 days ago

o.O, Sad as it may be, I'm expecting you to take GC off your shelf....

MichaelDorman wrote 16 days ago

Hi there, I was set to give your book some comments, and noticed you....

Chris Bostic wrote 19 days ago

Nice tuque! I've missed your heart-shaped face around here. If ....

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I wrote 268 days ago

YARG David, I read all five chapters you have posted of The Tiger Farm. The writing was smooth and fast-paced. I really enjoyed being back with Angus and Little Wing, and I think you did a good job explaining some of the things that happened previously in The Ghost Shirt. However, someone unfamili... view book

I wrote 366 days ago

YARG/return read Jessica, Sorry it has taken so long for me to comment. I have read the first chapter, and this seems like an interesting idea, with Gwen learning to harness her powers and make potions, etc. Maggie seems like a good mentor/teacher. I feel like there is a lot of telling in thi... view book

I wrote 370 days ago

YALF/YARG review This is an interesting first chapter. You start with the excitement of a boy galloping across the meadow. Samuel is a satisfyingly rebellious teen, pushing the limits on his very first ride, first going beyond the meadow, then past the lake and up the mountain. While the ride... view book

I wrote 394 days ago

YALF/YARG review Jessica, I've read through chapter four of Oskar and wanted to go ahead and comment. I'll preface by saying that this is just my own opinion. You asked on the YALF forum about point of view, and the intended age group is 9-14. For me, as I was reading, I had a bit of trouble feeli... view book

I wrote 416 days ago

YARG/CWOG review I tried to pick up where I left off before, so I'm commenting on chapter three. This world you've created is colorful and wild, full of danger. It is interesting, but sometimes hard to visualize. I'm not familiar with the creatures or plantlife you name, so if there isn't a descr... view book

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