Review: Stormcaller by Christine King

Synopsis:

Raised in fear of her elemental power, Seren has spent her life protecting her exiled people and trying to live up to their legends. When that responsibility is brutally taken from her, she and her shapeshifting friend Atomi must enter a divided world where their very existence is treason. Axys is a land of peace and prosperity for those in the Eternal Lady’s favour, but her benevolence comes at a cost that Seren and Atomi are unwilling to bear.

A storm wind stirs the long dormant ashes of rebellion.

Their legend is only just beginning.

Favorite Lines:

“Five minutes, ten minutes, the rest of my existence. Whatever you ask for as long as you will have me.”

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

At the start, I felt like I was thrown into a world where everything had a strange name and had no idea what was going on. There is always an adjustment period when starting a new book to get used to the author’s writing style. But once I got used to it, the story really took off.

There were point of view changes mid chapter. It was in third person so it was not as confusing as if it were in first person but it was still hard to keep track of sometimes when you think you’re following one character just to switch to another. There were also a lot of characters to keep track of in general. It was almost as if King had this huge plot that takes place all over the world she created and she would jump from place to place. I would arguably say that there could have been too much going on at times and it got a bit confusing to keep up.

I can really appreciate the world that Ling set out to create. The story is really creative and unique. I do feel like the character relationships and emotion could have been developed a bit more but I also recognize how hard it is to take what may be a clear picture in the author’s mind and translate it to words on a page

Summary:

Overall, this was a really unique and beautiful story that has a lot of potential. It just needs to be cleaned up a tad and perhaps slowed down a bit to really develop the story. I have no doubt that King can take this series in an amazing direction and I can’t wait to see where it goes next.

 

Stormcaller


 

 

Review: Parts of Me: Lost and Found by Cisel Ozbay

Synopsis:

A journey of self- discovery involves completely losing yourself in order to find yourself again. This collection of poems captures all the ways the author has lost herself, and all the truths she has found in doing so.

Favorite Lines:

I did not keep track as this is a collection of poems, but I especially liked the poems titled Flaws and Feels.

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

This collection of poems kind of reminded me of Rupi Kaur. Ozbay did an amazing job at capturing human emotion in a way that was very relatable. I was surprised that Ozbay was able to capture thoughts that I have had and put them on paper. It seemed like she was writing about a lot of things that I’ve experienced in my life as if she were there. It made me reflect on my past and where I want my future to go. That is the beauty of art and words, everyone can interpret it differently.

Summary:

Overall, I really enjoyed this collection of poems. They were raw and beautiful. If you like any sort of poem collection like ones written by Rupi Kaur, you would love this book. Happy reading!

 

Parts of Me: Lost and Found


 

Review: Habits: An Analysis of the Habits of Powerful & Successful People by Deja Tyla Hansen

Synopsis:

Have you ever faced the distress of doing everything you possibly can and not being able to attain your goal? Is your dream of success and wealth within reach, but you don’t know what it is that you’re missing to make this dream become a reality?

Maybe you’ve done everything you’ve been told from paying attention to others and getting your diploma or degree. I’m sure you work hard and you’re dedicated, but maybe you’re stuck not achieving the wealth, success, or power that you want. You’re missing a critical ingredient — what is it?

The answer is simple, Habits!

Deja Tyla’s how-to guide will reveal to you not only the factors for success but a variety of tips on how to properly implement them into your path to a new lifestyle. In three basic parts, Hansen describes the motivational effects of healthy habits, exposes strategies to overcome the hardships of developing new habits, and how together they leave an infinite effect on your life for the better.

By the end of this book, you will:

– Understand the key habits of successful individuals

– Identify simple steps you can take to implement new, healthy habits

– Develop a clear understanding of why and how habits can make a difference

The right habits will bring you to success, and this book is where you will learn them. Achieve

Favorite Lines:

I did not pick out favorite lines as this is more of an informational, self-help book.

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

This isn’t my usual type of book to read but I enjoyed it nonetheless. This book discusses exactly what the title says, habits for success. Some examples of habits discussed were continued learning, listening, and sacrifice. I liked that there were scientific facts thrown in to back up a lot of the information presented. I also liked that it was an easy-to-read format rather than just walls and walls of text. I did feel like a lot of it was common sense but the way it was worded made me look at it all in a different light and really think about what I could change for the better.

Summary:

Overall, this was an informational book that made me think about a lot of my habits and how I can improve them to better my future. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in striving for success in their lives.

 

Habits: An Analysis of the Habits of Powerful & Successful People