poetry

Dark Road-a poem

She might’ve

strayed from

the path,

a road less

less taken

but for a valid reason.

 

Not in particular,

but she finds

patterns

in each

constellations.

 

Each star

as bright as the

other or

each a little

gentler on the eye.

But whatever constellation

it may be,

she still walks

down the

dark road

without a flashlight.

Poetry and Updates

Droplets-a poem

Her songs are

droplets on his rose petals

those sparkling

droplets

pour nowadays.

Yet he cries

everyday not knowing

that those songs

she has written are

about him.

 

Those teardrops

on ashen cheeks.

A smile once

or twice

but not for long.

Teardrops

and water droplets

bring her to

tears

and those cloudy

skies never

seem to escape

the palace

walls of her mind.

 

Don’t make me laugh.

Don’t make me cry

he seems to whisper

but two worlds

apart they stand.

Never knowing

one day it’ll

be another

world apart

by then.

poetry

Little Cottage-a poem

There is a little cottage

buried deep in my memories.

Wall to wall

shelf upon shelf

books

and papers stack high above the ground.

 

My old ideas

and young as time,

but I still recall

the feelings

those stories would

to others

and myself

I would sit

and write

for days at time.

Knowing sometime

all of my writings would

make sense.

And yet,

years have past

and some ink smudges

I’m not able to recover.

 

Burnt journal entries

and thrown away memories,

but still stored

in the back of my mind.

May I never

forget

the first time

I held a pen

or felt crisp

paper between my fingers.

 

May I never forget what it

felt like when

all of the breadcrumbs

underneath my bed

dissolved into dust.

Reviews

His Frozen Fingertips by Charlotte Bowyer-Review

Hey, my fellow bookworms!

How is everyone’s summer going so far?

I was given the great opportunity from the team at Bookollective to read and review His Frozen Fingertips by Charlotte Bowyer. Along with a few other bloggers, this review is part of the His Frozen Fingertips Blog Tour. Be sure to check out the other amazing bloggers’ reviews.

Here are the dates for upcoming reviews!

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Let’s get to the review!

Synopsis

His Frozen Fingertips follows Asa, a teen diagnosed with a life-threatening heart disease. His days are numbered and he believes that his adventures are over. His parents left him as a child and the only person who he can trust is his friend Averett. He is thrust into a journey across his homeland knowing that at any moment he could grow sicker.

My Thoughts

I quite enjoyed His Frozen Fingertips

This book is very suspenseful. I was on the edge of my seat while reading because I was afraid of the main character dying in the middle of the story. (I guess my favorite authors have made me a little paranoid when it comes to characters dying. *ahem J.K. Rowling*)

I also felt as if it should’ve been extended more. I wanted more background information on Erebus.

The exploration of the LGBTQA+ community in this novel is amazing. I definitely shipped Averett and Asa.

I definitely recommend this for fans of Blood Red Road by Moira Young. You will definitely enjoy this book if you’re a fan of Blood Red Road.

You can read His Frozen Fingertips here:

https://www.amazon.com/His-Frozen-Fingertips-Charlotte-Bowyer/dp/1633933458/

 

Thanks for reading everyone and have a great weekend!

Love always,

Hannah

 

 

poetry

Paint Smudges and Leftover Cloth-a poem

A poem for my cousin Abby 

 

Hard at work again,

She may have spent the hours sewing

And the other days painting

Her world in watercolors

And the trees on the leaves still seem to fall.

 

Once the stars shine

And the moon beckons a night’s rest,

A day well spent,

Another piece of leftover cloth

Sewn into the sky.

poetry

The Nightingale and I-a poem

That little nightingale

has read my mind

and know’s when I’ve cried.

Her eyes water

just like mine

and then

sings me a lullaby.

That nightingale

and I

are one

in the same.

We share

a soul,

we share

a brain.

Emotions alike

hardship

and strife,

nothing can

cut our

bonds like

a knife.

 

Reviews

Jaiden and Anjali Medina and the Mythical Kings by Felix Alexander-Review

Hi, everyone!

I was once again given the opportunity from the people at Booktasters to review one of their up and coming books. This week I’d like to talk about Jaiden and Anjali Medina and the Mythical Kings by Felix Alexander.

Synopsis

Jaiden and Anjali’s father has disappeared the day after the Day of the Dead. Thinking that their father was just running late, the siblings head to the library. Once someone hears about their father’s disappearance, they discover their father is a member of a secret group called the Order of the Scribes. The Order of the Scribes has existed since the first library in history was constructed. To find their father, they must remember everything he has taught them about mythology and legends in order to find the Mythical Kings.

My Thoughts

I did enjoy this book very much. I would’ve enjoyed it more if I was younger. Being in my late teens, middle grade books don’t really appeal to me as they used to. Though, this does not affect my views of this book.

I thought the book had a very interesting concept, but at times the text was a little too chaotic. There was too much going on at once.

I loved the idea and the plot line.

I wish there was more character development and a little more depth to the characters themselves. All we know is that their father went missing and they have to find them. There wasn’t really a backstory to build off of.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I hoped to. (I feel as if I’m being too harsh. 😦  )

You can read Jaiden and Anjali here:

https://www.inkitt.com/stories/children/105790

 

Until next time,

Hannah Stoffield