5/28/21

Poison's Kiss

 Author: Breeana Shields

Genre: fantasy, mythology, Assassin

Age: Teen

POV: 1st person

Summary: Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It's a miserable life, but being a visha kanya, a poison maiden, is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon. Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. 

5/27/21

The Jumbee

Autor:  Pamela Keyes

Genre: Retelling, Contemporary, Romance

Age: Teen

POV: 3rd person

Summary: When Esti Legard starts theater school on Cariba, she's determined to step out of the shadow of her late father, a famous Shakespearean actor. But on an island rife with superstition, Esti can't escape the darkness. In the black of the theater, an alluring phantom voice-known only as Alan-becomes her brilliant drama tutor, while in the light of day Esti struggles to resist her magnetic attraction to Rafe, the local bad boy. Toppled sets, frightening rumors of jumbee ghosts, and brewing tropical storms culminate in a tantalizingly spooky finale where romance sizzles and truths are unmasked.

5/25/21

TTT #45 Quotes to fit X theme

 

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Quotes about X theme. 

The Theme I'm choosing is on quotes base on how I feel about the book community and the society at large. 

5/20/21

A Sample of my writing a dystopian story



This is a story I wrote back in my teenage years. It my attempt to write a dark dystopian. I only made minor changes until the duologue towards the end. That I added on to give it more of an ending. Looking back on it now, the story is something that can be place in the middle. The beginning is not really a beginning and the ending is not really an ending. 

Hope you enjoy my antsy teenage writing. 


Journey Through Fiction: Exploring the Dystopian Genre



What is Dystopian?

Short answer: An ideal view of the world after an tragic event. That be natural disaster, alien inversion, or Totalitarianism rule. 

Long answer: "Dystopian literature is a form of speculative fiction that began as a response to utopian literature. A dystopia is an imagined community or society that is dehumanizing and frightening. A dystopia is an antonym of a utopia, which is a perfect society."

Source: What is Dystopian Fiction? Learn About the 5 Characteristics of Dystopian Fiction With Examples - 2021 - MasterClass

5/17/21

The Sisters Brothers

Author: Patrick Dewitt 

Genre: Western, Literary

POV: 1st person

Summary: Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for.

5/11/21

The White Stag

 Author: Kate Seredy

Genre: Fantasy, epic

POV: 3rd person

Review: This is an epic pack into a little book. The pictures on their own scream epic. The story is the legend of Attila (The Hun) quest to lead his people on manifest destiny to the promised land. All with the guidance of a white stag.

5/10/21

P.S. I Still Love You


P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Age: YA

POV: 1st person

Format: Audio

Summary: Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
They were just pretending. Until they weren’t. And now Lara Jean has to learn what it's like to be in a real relationship and not just a make-believe one. But when another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him suddenly return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

5/7/21

Movie review: The Secrets of N.I.M.H

 Genre: Fantasy, animated

Rated: G

Year of Release: 1982

Director: Don Bluth

Summary: To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

5/4/21

The Player King

The Player King The Player King by Avi

Genre: Historical fiction

Age: ~10 & up

POV: 1st person

Format: Audio

Summary: England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim, has apparently disappeared. Meanwhile, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is slaving away at a tavern in Oxford—until a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, buys Lambert from the tavern keeper and whisks him away in the dead of night. But this is nothing compared to the secret that the friar reveals: You, Lambert, are actually Prince Edward, the true King of England!