Stories- Mine

my eyes can’t lie

as I saw you walking by

it’s clear to see you’re divine

I just gotta sigh

because you’re so damn fine

The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

The Last of the Firedrakes (The Avalonia Chronicles #1)The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As I was browsing through the young adult section in the library, the cover of Farah Oomerbhoy’s The Last of the Firedrakes caught my eye and so I added it to my book haul.

The first in Oomerbhoy’s Avalonia Chronicles, it tells the story of 16-year-old Aurora Darlington who gets kidnapped through a portal to a land of magic. Okay, right away this book grabbed my attention as I spent the night reading half the book before falling asleep. But I admit that picking this book back up wasn’t easy.

In the first half of Oomerbhoy’s novel, Aurora is introduced as a young girl who is bullied and her family’s treatment of her rivals that of the Dursley’s. Right away I’m rooting for Aurora because in my mind there’s no place but up for her to go in gaining self-confidence. As Aurora explores this new land, forms friendships and discovers who she really is, its easy to become annoyed with her. I often found myself asking “why” to her actions as I couldn’t understand her feelings/motives throughout most of the book. It isn’t until the end that Aurora finally seems to gain confidence and come into her own but by then its into someone who the journey doesn’t necessarily reflect.

As this is only the first book in Oomerbhoy’s Avalonia Chronicles I do look forward to reading more. Oomerbhoy’s writing is solid and she does a great job getting right into the action. I do hope her second book plunges right into action! I recommend this book to anyone looking to start a new light YA fantasy series.

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Feeling

Entry 2

 

There’s pain from fallingĀ in love

and pain when remembering too.

There are times I wish for pain so

I can feel closer to you.

 

Feeling

Entry 1

 

Found friends to love

and a life to drown in.

I’m not scared to feel.

I’m scared of nothing.

Deadly

soft, gooey and warm

bittersweet lies coat his tongue

poisoning kisses

Enchanted, Inc Series by Shanna Swendson

Damsel Under Stress (Enchanted, Inc., #3)Damsel Under Stress by Shanna Swendson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I came across the Enchanted Inc. series by Shanna Swendson because the title was really cute and I was looking for a fairy tale-esque story.

Swendson’s Enchanted, Inc. series is a cute, light and fun magical romance series that follows Katie Chandler who is immune to magic. Her immunity makes her an asset to the corporation that maintains order in the magical community. Add in a blushing hottie named Owen, the one and only Merlin as your boss and an evil former employee who really isn’t evil, and chaos is sure to follow.
As I am only three books into the series, I gave Damsel Under Stress a 3.5 out of 5.

This book is a fun light read, but I kept wanting more. Reading scenes that were funny I smiled but never laughed and in the more serious scenes there still was always a lightness to them. The mood in Damsel Under Stress and the previous books always stays in a happy medium and because of this stable mood throughout the books I was always left wanting more and not necessarily in a good way.

I do recommend the Enchanted, Inc. series to anyone looking for a light magical romance story! I quickly consumed the first two books,Enchanted, Inc. and Once Upon Stilettos! If you’re a quick reader you will have no problem consuming at least the first two books in one day. I will definitely be finishing this series!

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The Syrena Legacy by Anna Banks

Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy, #3)Of Neptune by Anna Banks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First things first, I’m a sucker for mermaid stories. I can’t help it! If there’s a book about mermaids or underwater life then I have to give it a shot and the Syrena Legacy by Anna Banks is one of the better underwater/mermaid series I’ve read. I wish there were more books about mermaids that weren’t YA. Don’t get me wrong, I love YA books but I have yet to find a book about mermaids that leaves me thinking about it weeks later. So with that said, Banks does a pretty good job with her YA Syrena Legacy series. I’d recommend this series to anyone looking for a good underwater romance series to sink their teeth into!

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wineCoffee First, Then Wine

 

History

Miles of golden sand

Pharaohs ruling into the

night to hazy days

Halloween Part 2

I could feel the crisp breeze between my fingers, could smell the heavy dose of chocolate floating in the air and taste the bitter fear in my throat.

“Are you alright my dear?” I remember an old woman asking.

I nodded, wishing the old woman would leave and smiled politely while praying that my sister would find me. Hesitating only a second, she did just that, carrying two orange pumpkins full of candy and leaving me with my eye patch. Not a second later the silence crept along my skin expanding the tight ball of fear between my lungs. I remember the fear. I remember breathing in and out until my sister found my hand. I remember she slid her gloved hand into mine, twining her long fingers with my short ones. I remember I grasped that hand so tightly I never wanted to let go again.