Sunday, July 27, 2014

Early Morning

Early morning.
There's a smell to it, a crisp chill in the air. It's silent, and then the day begins and people wake up. It's beautiful.
Rainy mornings are just as glorious.
It's so cold, but under a quilt the rain is soothing, and the skies slowly light up. I love the mornings, but not if I have to get up for them. I love staying up all night. I love the morning. There's a serenity to it, like music. If I had a choice, I'd live the mornings, with Owl City in my ears and a book in my hands.
I can thrive in chaos, it's true, but I love the peace with a fierce passion. Even an extrovert can have enough of people.
Funny thing is, when I get sick of people, I turn to other people. Or I pull in all-nighter. Either is great. But I have a pool of friends who get dumped on every once in awhile when I've had enough(really, they are awesome people. They just have me for a friend :P).

~a random line of song~
I just can't get you off my mind,
and now I'm gonna be up all night

I must confess I use my all-nighters as an escape. One night without anyone or anything... it can be transforming. And I love it. I love watching the skies go from cobalt to aqua. I love the feel of the air. Goodness, I even love the feel of my exhaustion. It's a comfortable, warm, drunk feel. It's perfectly wonderful.
The rain.
The crisp cold.
The skies.

It's my inspiration, my escape, my reality. I know that even when everything goes wrong, the nights will stay the same. There will be silence. There will cold. The skies will continue on darkening and lightening, no matter what. It's the one ounce of normality I can muster, a rock I can hold onto. In the nights, nothing will change. It's the one time I allow myself to open up, to show what I'm really feeling. It's when I'm free, when I can share whole-heartedly. It's my sanctuary.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Best Books of 2014--so far

The Notebook Sisters did this list on their blog and invited anyone to do it. Since y'all have been waiting for a blog post, I decided to do it.

The One
Kiera Cass


Marissa Meyer

I love this soooo much...

Five Glass Slippers
Elisabeth Brown, Emma Clifton, Rachel Heffington, Stephanie Ricker, Clara Diane Thompson

Looooved these.

The Seahorse Legacy
Serena Chase


Jill Williamson

This ENDING!!! *keels over*

Anne Elisabeth Stengl

I cried. I laughed. I fangirled.

Throwing Stones
Stephanie Morrill

This was good. :)

I was going to do ten, like The Notebook Sisters did, but I couldn't find ten to put on here. :P
So there you have it!
Thanks, Notebook Sisters.

Au revoir, readers!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"All right, what’s with the weird poem?"

Her parents argue and fight almost every day. Not only is their marriage falling apart, but teenager Posy feels her life is falling apart with it. Amidst anger and tears, she retreats to the old library down the street. Posy selects one mysterious book in an undiscovered corner of the library and is magically drawn into another world.

Posy finds herself in a kingdom ruled by a cruel and manipulative king and queen who have attempted to usurp the role that belongs only to the Author of their story. The princess flees, an uprising is breaking out in the kingdom, and the prince and other characters fight against their slavery to the Plot.

Posy and the prince search for the fled princess, encountering hideous monster, fierce battles, incredible danger, and strange creatures Post only ever dreamed of. They must travel to mysterious places that expose the darkest part of the heart, their own raw far, and past wounds that haunt them. Will they find truth and forgiveness as they plunge into the book? Will Posy and the prince save the story? Will Posy heal the heartache she knew in her own world?

{the word changers came out may five}

I first heard of The Word Changers on Anne Elisabeth Stengl's wonderful blog, and it piqued my interest. Naturally, I was broke from my last book-buying spree, so I decided to see if I had money when it came out. I watched as the book tour continued, and as people started reading it, and reviews popped up.
My first instinct was to be mad, but the shiny books on my kindle testified to the fact that I was broke for a good reason.
And, of course, I entered in several giveaways, just in case. I didn't have much luck(as always). So when I read Ashlee Willis was giving out one last call for reviewers, I jumped on the chance. A good book in exchange for a truthful review... Surely writing a review would be as easy as it looked.
So I offered to review it.
I started The Word Changers the very next day. At first, it was confusing, which I thought was rather brilliant. Posy is naturally confused by what's happening, and if was good writing. Next I focused on the story. Though I found some of the characters a bit flat, the story drew me in, especially it's Narnia-like feel. Ashlee Willis crafted a wonderful tale, and even slipped the Author in as a God-figure, who was simple and easy and others would have been complicated. I thoroughly enjoyed The Word Changers, and I can't wait to see what others think! :)
There is some small romance, though, but it was not over the top like some.

Four stars! Well done, Ashlee Willis!


P.S. Quote is from The Word Changers.

I recieved a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.