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Karri Justina Shea is a writer, teacher, and author of the upcoming novella The Con, a tale of love and wizard rock for YA readers. Her geek cred includes authoring the popular Starship fanfic Learning to Dance, though she is definitely not cool enough to be in a wizard rock band. Karri has travelled the world seeking stories and magic and currently lives in Prince Edward Island, Canada with her soon-to-be family of three.
Karri’s first full-length novel, Bent, will be released in 2013.
on Oct. 30, 2012 :
What fascinated me the most about The Con is that it showed me two perspectives that aren't usually written about: The perspective of a non-fangirl looking in on the world of fandoms, fangirls and cons, and the perspective of a celebrity who is grateful for his fans but wants to be able to do things without being watched all the time. I think Karri did a great job of accurately protraying and combingin those two in the limited pages she had. The novella has - like most novellas do - a length of less than hundred pages but to me it felt like a whole book. Funny, engaging, insightful and even heartbreaking at times Karri used the whole spectrum of emotions available in this novella, and I'm amazed at how she pulled it off. I recommend it to literally anyone who can to read.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)