Mini Review

A Day of Mini Reviews

The Book:

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Book Title: love, and you

Book Author: Gretchen Gomez

Page Count: 142

Publishing Date: April 4th, 2017

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Date Read: October 1st, 2017


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“the ghost of

my past self

haunted me.

 

she had done

so much better,

reminding me

‘you can get through anything’”

 

When I found out that there was a book of poetry out there written by one of our very own fellow bloggers, I just knew I had to get my hands on it! I was not disappointed by it! It was powerful, heartbreaking, uplifting, and thought provoking. For anyone who loves poetry and enjoys reading something written from the heart, this one is for you. For those who do not enjoy poetry or sometimes find poetry hard to understand, you will enjoy these poems because they are easy to read, heartfelt, and to the point.

Gretchen poured her heart and soul in to this work of art. She is a truly beautiful poetess. You can truly feel her emotions and understand her journey of heartache through her words. Poetry isn’t always about perfect prose and rhymes. It’s about empathy, emotions, and expression. It’s about writing for yourself, no matter the outcome. I recommend this to anyone who has ever been through a difficult relationship, anyone who loves poetry, and anyone who loves reading something written from the heart.

“you were made out of

stardust

and that’s why lovers don’t understand you,

because you have galaxies

of life, love, and wildness

living inside you

 

 

they weren’t ready

to see that shooting

star spread like wildfire

throughout the sky”

 

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Both poems are from the book, written by Gretchen Gomez.

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The Book:

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Book Title: Captain Guinevere

Book Author: Clara Bennet

Page Count: 190

Publishing Date: November 21, 2016

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Date Read: October 1st, 2017


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Captain Guinevere was a fast paced, intriguing, middle grade read! It was fun, daring, and magical. I would highly recommend it to young teenage girls for its female empowerment!

I say this is a great middle grade read because it is something I know my 5th grade self would have loved (I was a super reader at that age). For an adult reader, the book had a few issues with the pacing being too fast and the plot and characters not being too well developed. With that being said, it was still a cute, quick read that would be great for young readers.

It had nice elements of magic and fantasy. It had danger and intrigue, and it had some great female positivity! It had a few interesting plot twists and just felt like a child’s faerietale! I would rate it 3.5-4 stars and would say it is appropriate for any child or young teen. It was also enjoyable enough for me that I will be waiting to read the rest of the series!

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Thank you to the author for providing me with this free e-copy in exchange for my honest review!

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Saved the best for last!

The Book:

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Book Title: Wraith Ladies Who Lunch

Book Author: Sean Patrick Traver

Page Count: 102

Publishing Date: October 24th, 2017

Publisher: Rocket Surgery Books

Date Read: October 6th, 2017

 


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“Ghost. Mummies. Museums. Brunch.”

Wraith Ladies Who Lunch is a stunningly well developed short story about life, death, and that burning question of “what happens when we die?” Traver has packed this one with humor, mystery, a thought provoking plot, and a tinge of sadness. This one will not leave you disappointed!

I knew I was going to love this one when I read the synopsis. Sean Patrick Traver has a fantastic writing style that draws you in and keeps you hooked! The three characters in this 100 page story were so well developed and were highly enjoyable! The plot, and its twists, kept me entertained with laughter and plenty of “hmms,” being said.

I really loved the idea of these ghosts finding each other and making a connection. It was so fun to see them discussing their lives and their theories about what keeps a spirit from passing on. What I really enjoyed was the twist that tied them together and made me feel like I had just read a 300 page novel! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys quick reads, paranormal reads, and thought provoking mysteries.

“Tasenetnethor hoped their occasional diversion didn’t upset the servers too much. Rattling chains and shouting ‘boo’ had never amused her, though Christabel, she knew, felt differently. That one had a more natural aptitude for haunting.”

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Thank you to Black Chateau, Rocket Surgery Books, and Sean Patrick Traver for providing me with this free copy in exchange for my honest opinion!

Both quotes used are from the book, written by the author.

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24 thoughts on “A Day of Mini Reviews

  1. OMG I AM CRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH MY LOVE!!! This means a lot to me! So glad that you enjoyed it ❤

    Wrath Ladies Who Lunch sounds soooooo cool! I definitely will be adding to my TBR. Happy you enjoyed all these reads xo!

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    1. I think poetry is hit and miss for people. Especially since we are forced to read it in high school and people tend to either not understand it or get bored of it. I really love poetry though because it is a form of self expression and there is no true right or wrong way to write it!

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