Reviews

Loves Me Not, Loves Me by Brittany Julian-Review

Hi, everyone!

Today I have the opportunity to review Loves Me Not, Loves Me by Brittany Julian.

The poetry book is split into two sections: Heartbreak and love-just like the title. Each poem follows the lines of Brittany's love life but easily traces the story of the reader's love life.

The poetry was beautiful and honest. At points, very heartbreaking. All of the emotions just flooded out of the pages. It's truly beautiful.

I think this book can help anyone who's gone through a rough time in any relationship. It gives you a sense of knowing that everyone has experienced some sort of heartbreak.

This book is perfect for the fans of The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace.

Thank you Brittany Julian herself for contacting me about her book. And thank you to everyone for reading.

Love always,

Hannah

poetry

Maybe Not a Superhero-a poem

I need not a superhero to save me,

I need you,

To wipe those tears from my eyes

When life becomes

Too much.

 

I need not a superhero

With spider-like

Haste

But just that smile

On your face.

 

You’re my superhero

Yet who I am

To you,

Nothing but

An admirer,

But a friend

If you ever feel like breaking too.

 

You’re loved from all over

Just the same from me,

If not more.

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Within the Heart of Silence by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith-Review

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday!

I teamed up with Booktasters once again to have the chance to review Within the Heart of Silence by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith.

Within the Heart of Silence is a collection of contemplative poetry and magnificent photographs. A majority of the poems are inspired by nature and finding oneself.

I quite enjoyed this collection. I love how the photos easily fit the poetry. As if the poems were written about the very images themselves. I'm not positive if that was intentional or just coincidental.

The one thing I didn't really enjoy was the author's constant rhythm. Each poem was written in the alternate rhyme scheme. I kind of wished for a little more variety in the rhyme scheme.

I definitely recommend this book to poetry lovers and nature lovers.

This book really leaves you thinking. Each poem inspires you to do a double take.

Thank you for reading everyone! And thank you to Booktasters and James William Peercy for giving me to opportunity to read this collection.

Love always,

Hannah

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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.

 

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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