Book review – The Sunbearer Trials (Spoiler Free)

"You are a loud, impulsive, persistent seeker of justice, and that makes people uncomfortable, but it doesn't make you bad." Title: The Sunbearer Trials Author: Aiden Thomas Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 405 pages Publication date: September 6, 2022 I first heard of The Sunbearer Trials from Rainbow Crate. I got it in a book box. … Continue reading Book review – The Sunbearer Trials (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Ash Princess (Spoiler Free)

"Because I am not all right. I am a hurricane barely contained in skin." Title: Ash Princess Author: Laura Sebastian Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 464 pages Publication date: April 24, 2018 Ash Princess came to me in a weird way. I don't remember when I first heard about it, but I must've asked for it … Continue reading Book review – Ash Princess (Spoiler Free)

First lines given – #11

Welcome to First Lines Given! If that sentence confuses you, here's a link to where I explain what this is. Today's first line is by Ash! She said: This line can go in so many ways! Here we go: "We forgot someone," Apollo says. "No, we didn't," I snap. He gives me one of those … Continue reading First lines given – #11

Book review – Skin of the Sea (Spoiler Free)

"Releasing the woman’s fingers, I turn away, not watching as her body sinks into the depths. A daughter, a wife, a mother. My tears join." Title: Skin of the SeaAuthor: Natasha Bowen Genre: YA Mythological FantasyPages: 336 pagesPublication date: November 9, 2021 Skin of the Sea takes place in a mythical world with gods, mermaids, and … Continue reading Book review – Skin of the Sea (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Medusa (Spoiler Free)

"I have seen many different depictions of my sisters and me. Some are admittedly fairly accurate, whilst others are so far off the mark it is almost comical. The ones that make me laugh the most are where we are depicted as beautiful women, with snakes wrapped seductively around us. Honestly, people will try to … Continue reading Book review – Medusa (Spoiler Free)

A plan to go down in flames

Most humans believe that I will save the world. Tragic. They see me fly with my golden wings stretched out. The clouds brush by and create this sort of weird halo effect around me, so it must be a “sign.” But these humans look for signs under beds like that’ll say if they need ice … Continue reading A plan to go down in flames

Book review – Bone Crier’s Moon (Spoiler Free)

“I picture the shark's grotesque face. I see her trying to wring the life out of Ailesse. She isn't majestic like the alpine ibex or beautiful like the peregrine falcon. She isn't even charming like the fire salamander. I won't mourn to see her dead. But does that mean she deserves to die?” Title: Bone … Continue reading Book review – Bone Crier’s Moon (Spoiler Free)

All shields break

Shield your daughterThe world’s gonna get her Teach her what’s right and wrongTell her that your 神* is the one But she must know magic isn’t realBefore even watching Frozen She can’t hang out with "bad" kidsShe ends up with your older friends But she’s old enough now thatHer shield’s gonna crash down Soon, she’ll … Continue reading All shields break

Are we human?

Writers are strange people. Perhaps we're not even people at all. Few people can create an entire world from nothing. Something as small as sixty-five words can turn into a 70,000-word novel without trying. But are we human if we're gods of our own worlds? We are sometimes quiet, sitting off to the side. Some of … Continue reading Are we human?