Title: Broken Ever After
By: Adriana Galea (Wattpad: AdrianaGalea)
Summary: Quinn Hartley’s life is a fairy tale. She could want for nothing more in life. Or so she thought…until she discovers her friend’s illness and nothing mattered anymore. The happily ever after she had hoped for now shattered and broken.
After a wondrous encounter with a fairy tale character, Quinn embarks on an enchanted journey to save her currently broken ever after. To what length is she willing to go to save her friend’s life? Will the journey be able to change her mind about happily ever afters?
Rating: 💚💚💚💚 (See my Reviews Ratings post for more details)
My review of Broken Ever After:
I loved this story. Quinn is a strong and likeable character, whose values are friendship and loyalty. Ames is hard working and caring character who looks after his two younger siblings. These two are very sweet together and care about each other immensely so when Ames is sick Quinn’s journey to save his life begins; it is both life-threatening and enchanting.
The unique retelling of the different fairytales, including Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, among others, is incredible. It reminds me slightly of the books; The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer (amazing series).
While Quinn is in The Enchanted Kingdom she meets and falls head over heels for a certain Jacob Grimm… (I love him too 😍 )
This story is so creatively thought out and the epilogue was just beautiful. It touched me so much.
Adriana wrote Broken Ever Afters in such a delicate way and many readers will devour just as I did.
I have joined a writing club on Wattpad and I love it!
It’s a great way to make writer friends!
Here’s the link!
The couple met on an aeroplane,
Lyla fell asleep on his shoulder
while he smiled at the beautiful stranger,
who he would soon adore.
When she awoke
her blushed cheeks spoke
more than she did.
with a whisp of a smile,
how shy she was
that fateful day…
1. “She ran herself a bath and put some baby blue bath salts in it. When she finally got out of the steamy water she went to bed and dreamed of a certain boy with indigo eyes and a soft smile.”
2. “Ciel couldn’t remember how he had ended up in hospital. All he knew was that one minute he was thinking about Skyla and the next he was in a fatal position on the floor of his bedroom crying out in pain. He looked at the cyan painted walls and tried to lift his head up, but the pain was unbearable and the world around him turned to stars. Then it faded to black.”
3. “His lips, which were once strawberry red, were now azure blue and his inky blue eyes that stared vacantly up at them had turned to pastel blue.”
4. “Skyla was sobbing so much that she bit her lip to stop the sound from escaping. She bit down so hard that it turned a blueberry colour…”
The next ‘Insight’ is of my first self-published novelette/short story book ‘The Girl With The Purple Hair’.
I originally posted ‘The Girl With The Purple Hair’ on Wattpad on the 6th of November, 2016. (https://www.wattpad.com/story/89294422-the-girl-with-the-purple-hair-✔%EF%B8%8F). I wanted to see if people would read my story and surprisingly, as of today, 15th October, 2018, it has about 68,800 views and 14,580 votes.
I self-published it on Lulu.com in May, 2018.
The Girl With The Purple Hair is about a 17/18 year old shy mute girl called Violette, who has dyed her hair purple (obviously 🙄 😂 ) and a sensitive 18/19 year old boy, Benny, who’s falling for Violette more than ever.
Violette and Benny have known each other for about eight years and have been friends ever since. When she starts getting bullied, Benny quickly sticks up for her and is furious when people start attacking her and he tries everything he can to protect his girlfriend.
Violette decides she is ready to learn to speak again and invites Benny to go to speech therapy with her. This is a story of healing and over coming toxic people in the form of bullies.
Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Purple-Hair-Isabel-Scheck/dp/0244387109/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1539611192&sr=8-2&keywords=isabel+scheck
This is my second self-published poetry book ‘My Dreamland’ and it’s a bit different to the others.
‘My Dreamland’ is about a 17 year old girl who dreams about her perfect relationship for a year. It’s about her crush who she hopes likes her as much as she likes them. It’s representing first love and infatuation; some would call it ‘puppy love’ 😊
I’ve split the poems up into four sections; Winter, Summer, Autumn, Spring and for each season I’ve written about 16 poems…
Here is the amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Dreamland-Isabel-Scheck/dp/0244084734/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1539608364&sr=8-6&keywords=isabel+scheck
I haven’t explained very much about the first poetry collection I’d ever self-published and it’s very special to me.
When Daisies and Thunderstorms Collide is about a young lady (the Daisy) who falls for a young man (the Thunderstorm). It’s told in the perspective of a daisy who describes a thunderstorm as the gentle, pattering rain, the rolling thunder, the rainbow on dark days, etc. She also finds herself to be uninteresting and paints him as the beautiful one.
Somewhere in the middle of the book she shows her disappointment that the young man is not reciprocating her affections or making any effort at all. The daisy also finds herself becoming slightly bitter saying that he only talks to her when she speaks to him.
Towards the end she realises that actually she can do better than him and gradually starts to distance herself from the thunderstorm.
By the time the poetry book ends, she discovers that, not only can she be as delicate as a daisy, she can also be a raging thunderstorm in her own right.
Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisies-Thunderstorms-Collide-Isabel-Scheck/dp/0244972427/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1539613875&sr=1-1
I’m really pleased 😄
You are welcome to post your own reviews at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poems-Gentle-Hearts-Isabel-Scheck/dp/0244716986/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1539024431&sr=8-6&keywords=isabel+scheck
So, What should I review next?
Any self-published books or Wattpad books you can recommend?
I’m writing a spin-off (or something) of Peter Pan where an 18 year old dies and is sent to Neverland. Peter is assigned to new comers and shows her this seemingly perfect place. This story is set in 2019, 115 years after he met Wendy. He still thinks about her a lot, but when Ellie turns up, he realises he’s not thinking about Wendy anymore…
Please comment your thoughts!
I was wondering if any of you would be willing to review one of my books?
Obviously I would read and honestly review one of your books in return.
What do you think?
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Title: (You Make Me) Spill My Ink
By: Mona Soorma AKA Manic Sylph
Genre(s): Poetry / Dairy / Journal
Summary: The dance of the Poet and the Muse is rather fascinating, a gorgeous and mystical precursor to the creative effort. This book , the diary of a poet by Mona Soorma a.k.a. Manic Sylph, takes you on a journey to the beautiful inner world of imagination and creation.
Rating: 💚💚💚💚 (See my Reviews Ratings post for more details)
My review of (You Make Me) Spill My Ink:
Mona Soorma’s way of formatting these poems into dairy entries, that allow her to talk to her muse, is wonderful. She gives you a feeling of peace when reading her poetry and since it’s set in the months of the year you really get a feeling of the seasons rolling into another and when her muse strikes the most.
I’ve never read about someone personifying their muse in such a unique way as Mona has done:
“It’s my pen, but I write in your ink…”
“I flow out of you and you flow into me in scrawls of flowing ink…”
These examples are just the beginning of her well-written poems. This book really is a poetry collection as all the poems just work so well together. Also the word choice (“…pull me into your luminous oceans of creativity?”) gives the book a sense of magic. ❤️
Overall, I believe that the writing is beautiful and dreamy.
I highly recommend this poetry collection. 💚