Poems

Evanesce

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“Yesterday was your confession of love

Til’ that day, I never knew what I had

But then you made me feel how it feels to be treasured

How valuable I am to you, nothing could ever measure.

But today my mind and heart argued

I suddenly asked what is bad, and what is good?

Could this love truly last a lifetime?

Or this would disappear and fade through time?

Now I foresee this love won’t follow

Wherever our hearts go, this love would only bring us sorrow

Cause’ baby you know I need an assurance

And I have to know til’ when is this love’s endurance

And if ever it’s gone, where could I borrow?

Just for me not to ask you-

‘Baby would you still love me tomorrow?'”

-jam.c

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Book Reviews

Zillow Stone and the Unholy One (BOOK REVIEW)

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Title: Zillow Stone and the Unholy One

Author: Brindi Quinn

Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

*The author of this book sent me this paperback copy in exchange for an honest review, so don’t expect anything less than that. I will always give an honest review, be it a positive one or a negative one.*

Synopsis:

In Eastern City, metropolis of wind and rain, a deadly game is about to begin . . .

Beneath the boy’s thumb, my blood bubbled in reaction to the implant. Hot stinging moved through my flesh for a helping of seconds before subsiding. The boy felt it too, for when it was done, he removed his thumb and inspected my hand. Beneath my skin was a green glow, roughly the size of a coin.
It was done.
Their people were born with extreme lust for ours, and just as my grandfather had warned all those years ago, one of them had come for me.
I, Zillow Stone, had been marked by an unholy one.
While I digested the truth of it, the boy leaned over, placing his lips nearly to my ear, and whispered, “Run.”

REVIEW:

I gave the book a perfect 5 stars because:

  1. Concept- the concept is very unique and exciting to read. All the actions and everything are worth reading. The concept where there are prags and markers who are to kill each other.
  2. Characters- Zillow Stone is my favorite, she is a tough and intelligent girl. At first, i thought there would be something cheesy between Zillow and her marker (well, let’s see) but as I turn pages, I want her to be with Theo. They are the exact opposite of each other which would really make a good love team.
  3. Settings- Every place was dreamy for me. I could imagine if not all, at least most of them. They really fit the dystopian novel.
  4. Cliffhanger- Oh gosh, this is the best of all! The cliffhanger made me feel so curious and made me want to read the next. Brindi Quinn did such a great job to make readers read every part of her book. Amazing and Good Job!

Overall, i really liked this book. I recommend it to almost all readers especially those who love high action books.

To the author, thank you for making this book and sending it out to me. Again, good job and hands up for you.

Thank you for reading.

Creative Writing

The Light Within Me

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“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ―Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I walk.

Still walking.

I stopped.

The view of something scary stopped me from walking, a dark place with so much cross around it. I don’t know what are they, i don’t know where I am, I don’t know who I am.

I just don’t know.

The darkness entered my soul within me until i feel afraid.

I keep on walking.

Finally, I saw a mirror.

I stepped in front of it, I looked at myself and suddenly… the place around me brighten, sparkled, and was lighten up.

Still, i don’t know what happened. But i come to realize that the light which erased my fear is nothing, i mean, no one else but me…

THE LIGHT WITHIN ME.

Everyone has darkness within themselves.

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
Mark Twain

Most of the time, there are hundreds of possibilities that we would feel lonely. We would feel worthless and darkness would enter our hearts and would filled it with their horror.

But what are the chances that during that darkness time, we would find ourselves lighten up within?

Thousands.

Nothing else could stop darkness but light. No one else could stop them but us.

During the darkness times of our lives, we should be strong. For this is the time when we could prove ourselves. This is the moment when you could reveal yourself. Everyone has light within them, this is their true personality. This is the light that could outshine the darkness when it filled their hearts.

During this time, you could never lean to anyone but yourself. You won’t see the people who used to stand beside you during the happiest times of your lives, some would be gone. The only way out is following yourself and letting your light guide you to the best place you could ever go to. Just trust them.

Finally, i’ll tell you this. Don’t let this darkness be your shield, or a place to where you could hide. Instead, treasure it because we are what we are because of it, or spite of it. Darkness is just simply piece of a whole. Don’t let this time down you. Never surrender, you got light within you!

Response to daily prompt: Darkness

 

 

Book Reviews

Somewhere in Between (Book Review)

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Title: Somewhere in Between

Author: Katie Li

Rating: ★★★★ 4/5 stars

*The author of this book sent me this paperback copy in exchange for an honest review, so don’t expect anything less than that. I will always give an honest review, be it a positive one or a negative one.*

Synopsis:

Two friends find a portal to another dimension and use this “in-between place” to avoid the stress of their everyday lives. What they don’t realize is that every time they enter, they alter reality.

Pseudo-punk Magnolia and underachieving gamer-geek Rom are two unlikely friends who only hang out during their walks home together after school. When they find the a portal that leads to different worlds, they use the “in-between place” as an escape from their lives in high school, then later, after college.

Their visits through the portal bring them teetering along a tight-rope of fantasy and reality, where they don’t always believe what is in front of them, not even their feelings for each other.

The book is about changes—the ones that you can control, and the ones that you can’t. It’s about commitment and friendship. It’s about the stages in between where you have nothing but the unknown ahead of you.

Inspired by the work of Haruki Murakami and films like Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, Somewhere In Between is metaphysical coming-of-age story about defining love and finding yourself.

REVIEW:

This is the hardest book to review I’ve encountered, so far.

This is a story about two friends wanting to somehow, escape each of their reality because of stress. Until they found somewhere they could find themselves, and their true feelings toward each other.

At the beginning, I don’t really know what’s coming next. I thought it’s about a typical high school love story, but as i kept on reading… I’ve found out that it’s so much more than what i thought.

I love the story, it’s very magical and it fits my imagination. I could imagine everything, from the door, and inside of it. I hope this book comes with a movie, i think it would really make a good one!

I find each chapters exciting, that’s why i keep on turning pages. I am always excited to know what the in-between place could show us, readers.

Why didn’t I give the book 5 stars?

First of all, I din’t like how the time jumps in the story without informing the reader. It is very weird and confusing. It made it hard to follow the story.

The characters do have chemistry, but i want more of them. I think the book focuses on the in-between place, instead of the characters. I need more explanation about how and why the characters turned out to this and that.

I’m concerned to other readers who would ask questions like “NO, WHAT? WHY? WHAT HAPPENED? I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT PART! HEY, WHEN DID THAT HAPPENED? WAIT, WHAT?!” as they read the book. I don’t recommend this book to readers who are certain they would ask something like that.

I understand the story (perks of being a writer, too) but some parts are just too hard to follow. Example, the ending part doesn’t get to me well. It doesn’t strike me the way I want it to. I feel like there are some parts missing. Maybe because of the past to present to future part of time.

Overall, I rate this book 4 stars. Despite of the negative things, I think there are still a lot of positive things about this book that could outshine the negative ones.

Thank you for reading!