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.

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Creative Writing

Vision of Dreams

CREATIVE WRITING: Dream

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes

Dreams are something we all have. It is very important, for it is our vision. The vision of what we could be, where we could be, and who we could be in the future.

Only I can see, no one else but me. I can see it now, my own vision of myself. 
I am sitting on a comfortable chair, playing with my pen, thinking what i can write. It’s been happening to me for almost a month, i can’t think of any idea i could write. But it’s normal, it’s happening to most of the writers all over the world. This is the so-called writer’s block.
I’m sick of this condition, unable to produce an original idea, so i went to places beautiful places I’ve never been to. I walked around, took some pictures and finally, I got inspired.
I started to search for my journal on my shoulder bag, which is my favorite. Once i had my journal, I took a deep breath and thought of all the places I’ve been to. It was beautiful, and relieving― closing your eyes and thinking of all the words you could put together and sooner or later, they’ll turn into a beautiful story. It seems magical when the pen meets paper, and produce a beautiful work out of words and ideas.
Fast forward 10 months, my work is finished and published. Finally, I felt the success and result of my hardships. My book was read by so many people all over the world. Plenty of reviews were posted, some readers liked it, some didn’t. But you know what’s good? I’ve learned to accept the negative comments I got because i believe, it made me better.  

This is my vision. Me, thinking of a writing prompt, editing, reading, and improving my own work. This is my vision, me as a writer, me as a proofreader, me as a journalist, and me as an achiever. These are my dreams.

We are all dreamers, some are hoping to get out of touch of the reality, some are dreaming, hoping to achieve. To my fellow dreamers, keep on dreaming but don’t let your dreams be dreams forever. Dream, try your best and reach it.

I am Jamaica, saying… DREAM to ACHIEVE! 

You? What is your vision?