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Dark Water: Darkly Atmospheric, Hugely Satisfying

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Dark Water

224 Pages
Mystery/Psychological Thriller
Nightingale Editions Publishing
Expected Publication Date: October 3rd, 2016
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Friendship doesn’t die, it waits…

A haunting and lyrical novel, Dark Water is a psychologically intense portrait of adolescent yearning and obsession.

When Helena returns to her childhood home in Orkney, she is forced to face memories that she has spent half a lifetime running from. Her best friend, the charismatic Anastasia, disappeared after a swimming incident. But what really happened that night by the wrecks?

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Quick Reasons: that ending changed literally everything!; unreliable 1st person narrator; interesting flip flop/use of 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd POV narrations; love the “Now and Then” feel this has; dark and atmospheric prose; realistic, flawed characters

First: HUGE thanks to Sara Bailey and Nightingale Editions Publishers for granting me early access to this title in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book.

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Now, I’m going to do something just a little weird and work my way backwards in this review. Why? Because mystery, intrigue, all things chaotic! No, no, I kid. BUT THAT ENDING! The ending of this book literally changed everything. Don’t get all worked up–I promise to keep things spoiler-free, as always! I will, however, warn you: the first person POV? 100% unreliable. There are hints dropped early on that you won’t realize were even hints until you hit the last few paragraphs. Helena, our main character, will make you question her, will make you doubt her…and then will somehow, someway, sneak her way beneath your skin and force you to trust her at her word. The pieces come together, but they do so in a way you won’t be expecting.

 

That being said, this book is both weird and awesome in its use of perspective. 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd person POV are all used brilliantly. Seriously, I bow down to this author for putting it off and making it gorgeous at the same time–that is SUCH a challenging feat, and Sara Bailey made it seamless. The first few chapters were a bit confusing–it takes a moment to get used to the formatting and the perspective shifts. I also wasn’t entirely sure who the third person POV was until the very end, though this, of course, was the entire POINT of this POV. It all comes down to perspective, and the puzzle pieces dropped in these sections were meant to be jagged, to not all fit together, to throw readers off the trail.

 

The plot is, overall, a bit slower than I was expecting. There’s a sense of “Now and Then” (this is a movie, for those who don’t know it–it’s one of my favorites, go look it up!) in the way the plot jumps from present to past. It is in no way a linear progression, so if you aren’t a fan of cyclical or nonlinear prose, keep this in mind when considering picking this book up–it jumps around. A lot. For this particular book, it worked REALLY well for me personally–it always came back to that one defining moment. It always came back to the instant that changed everything for these characters.

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I am super happy to have been approached with the opportunity to read and review this title! Helena is the PERFECT example of an unreliable narrator, though she manages to fool even the readers through most of this journey. The shifts in perspective are both gorgeously done and, in some instances, unsettling in an enthralling, exciting way. I definitely recommend this to lovers of darkly atmospheric prose, characters with defining secrets, and mysteries that are a little slow in plot but hugely satisfying in answers. I will be keeping my eye out for Sara Bailey in the future. If this is a debut novel from her, I can’t wait to see what she does next!

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Cover Reveal: Shadows of the Forest

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Shadows of the Forest

Emma Michaels

Publication date: November 5th 2016
Genres: Fantasy,
Young Adult

Everyone is dying to live in the
Shadows of the Forest.

They gave me three rules to follow in exchange for my brother’s life:

1. Do not enter the West Wing;

2. Do not go outside after darkness falls; and

3. There is only one exit; The Gates.

This is what happened when I broke them…

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emmaAuthor Bio:

Emma Michaels is the award winning author of the Society of Feathers series with
over 15 publications under her belt. With a love for all things story-telling this bibliophile
plans to take over the world one cup of coffee at a time. A rule breaker who isn’t afraid
to have uncommon opinions she is an avid lover of mathematics and stand out fiction
which transcends both its genre and format whether books, games, movies, or
otherwise. A good story is a good story. When she isn’t online she is out dancing in the
Washington rain or seeking new adventures.

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Friday Finds (#38)

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Hosted By:  Babs @ Babs Book Bistro
Description:  FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever!(they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

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As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!  Also…I’m not separating them into their price ranges (because lazy).

All the Bright Places by [Niven, Jennifer]

Blackheath by [Lepore, Gabriella]

Of Blood and Magic (Of Light and Darkness Book 2) by [Leighton, Shayne]

The Jewel (Jewel Series Book 1) by [Ewing, Amy]

The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Novel by [Lord, Karen]

Sabriel (Old Kingdom Book 1) by [Nix, Garth]

Newt's Emerald by [Nix, Garth]

Ruin by [Wild, Clarissa]

Lisey's Story: A Novel by [King, Stephen]

Welp, there you go!  Some awesome reads for epic prices!  Have you guys read any of them?  Are there any you’re dying to read and bought immediately?  Let me know your thoughts below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Book Blitz, Teasers, Excerpt, and Giveaway: Ruin

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Ruin
Clarissa Wild
Publication date:
September 20th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Maybell Fairweather was the girl of my
dreams.

Always smiling brightly, she kept going, despite the names her classmates called
her behind her back.

She was full of curiosity and independence, the extent of which I could only be jealous
of. Even though she had all odds stacked against her, she knew what she wanted from
life and pursued it, no matter the cost.

She was completely my opposite in every way.

Perfect, even though she couldn’t see it.

Perfect … until me.

Because this is the story of how I ruined her.

Based on a true story. Standalone Romance. No cliffhanger.

Goodreads / Amazon

EXCERPT:

He winks, and somehow, it makes me blush.

For some reason, it’s hard to look away too.

“What’s your name?” I ask.

“Alexander Wright.”

I smile. “Maybell Fairweather.”

“Hmm … Maybell … nice name.”

“Thanks.” I blush.

I don’t know why or what it is about him, but he has this gentleness about him that
soothes me and makes me want to ask him to stay, even if I don’t have a reason for
it.

But then I realize it’s not the only reason I’m looking at him.

Something’s felt off since we met, and I couldn’t put my finger on it, but now, I
can.

“Wait …” I mutter. “I know you, right?”

“Yeah, I’m that guy who ate a sandwich with you the other day. You don’t
remember? Should I call a nurse?” He chuckles.

I roll my eyes. “No. I mean …” I recognize him from somewhere. “I know you from
… school, right?”

His eyes suddenly widen, and he slams his lips shut.

HA! I knew he looked familiar. “No way! I knew it.”

The muscles in his face tighten. “Oh, boy.”

“I’ve seen you at school a few times.”

“Really?” he says, scratching the back of his neck.

“Yeah … don’t tell me I’m making this up. I’m not crazy … right?” I pout.

He smiles, his dimples making me wanna pinch his cheeks. “No, you’re not crazy.
It’s just a surprise that you’d even recognize me. People usually don’t even see me. I’m
invisible.”

“Yeah?” I bite my lip and frown. “Same here.”

He lowers his arm. “No … you’re not invisible at all,” he says, looking at me with
half-mast eyes. “I see you. All the time.”

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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for
the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious
Series, and Stalker. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series,
The Billionaire’s Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer
of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat
friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all
sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

Website / Goodreads / Facebook /
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Weekly Wishlist (#1)

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I decided, after posting my last Wishlist Wednesday, to go ahead and just switch it all over.  I don’t know if the original meme will ever get back on its feet, and this way I’m not “stealing” the idea from the host.  (Except I mean… this is the same idea, just…not?)

I will keep the same format I’d adopted for my Wishlist Wednesday posts–two books in the wild, and two books soon to  be.

Books in the Wild

We Awaken by [Lynne, Calista]

One year ago a car accident killed Victoria Dinham’s father, and now all that keeps her going is the hope of getting into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory. That is, until an ethereal girl named Ashlinn visits her in her sleep claiming to be the creator of good dreams and carrying a message from her comatose brother. They meet in Victoria’s subconscious, and over time they come to care for each other. Ashlinn is secure in her asexuality, but Victoria has never heard of it. Soon, however, she realizes she too must be asexual.

On the day of Victoria’s big dance audition, her mother is unable to drive her to town so Ashlinn must turn human to help Victoria chase her dreams. While in New York City, Victoria and Ashlinn explore their affections for each other and try to understand what it means to be asexual teenagers. Unfortunately for the couple, Ashlinn cannot stay human forever, and humanity begins to suffer from not having her around to create pleasant fantasies each night.

Why I want it:  For one–THAT COVER!  Oh my penguins, I go gaga for pretty covers, and this one is so so absolutely stunning.  I swear, if I met this book on the street, I’d fall to my knees and beg it to go home with me.  Also, the synopsis is super intriguing, and it has diverse characters, and I just… NEED.  Need it now, please and thank you.

The Thousandth Floor by [McGee, Katharine]

New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….

Why I want it:  I only had to read through the prologue to know this book will ABSOLUTELY break me into a trillion tiny pieces…and you all know how I feel about books like that!  Also, I’ve seen pictures of this book.  The naked cover?!  Can anyone say GOOOOORGEOUS?!  My goodness.

Books Soon-to-Be

Strange the Dreamer by [Taylor, Laini]

A breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:
the aftermath of a war between gods and men.
a mysterious city stripped of its name.
a mythic hero with blood on his hands.
a young librarian with a singular dream.
a girl every bit as dangerous as she is in danger.
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep.
Why I want it:  Like every other reader on the planet, I’m a SUCKER for anything Laini Taylor.  ‘Nuff said.
Carve the Mark by [Roth, Veronica]

Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth’s stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.

Why I want it:  I mean… It’s Veronica Roth?!  I’m sure it’s bound to be EPIC.  What other reason could I POSSIBLY need to want this book in my hands?!

What do you guys think–have you read any of these…or WANT to?  What did you think of them, if so?  Let me know your thoughts and as always…

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#38)

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DESCRIPTION:  Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Last week’s theme: Top Ten Books on Our Fall TBRs

Find their latest post here!

But SHHHHH!  I don’t wanna and I don’t have to because you can’t make me.  Also, I only ever really plan my reads a month in advance because ARCs and review requests and blog tours and EPIC MADNESS OF DOOOOOOOOM!  so…I only have October planned out, which means you’ll be seeing what I plan to read in my upcoming monthly “want to read” post.

Which means…

My Top FIVE Favorite Bookstagram Accounts

 because let’s share the love, yes?!  Please note, all photos belong SOLELY to the account listed and linked above them!  GIVE THE ARTISTS CREDIT–go check out their IG accounts!

Bridget @darkfaerietales_

Vanshika @thatreadingfaerie

Cait @paperfury

booksbooksbooks @frostedbooks

Casey Ann (darkreaders) @caseyannbooks

I guess you could say I LOVE IG accounts that have a lot of colors and fun props?!  XD  I mean, obviously these aren’t ALL of my favorite accounts–they’re just the ones that have been standing out to me recently.  There are SO MANY gorgeous feeds out there, though, guys–GOTTA FOLLOW THEM ALL! #bookstagramaspokemon

Feel free to link me to YOUR IG account, if you have one–and/or follow me at betwixtthesepages !  Who are some of your favorite bookstagrammers?!  Link me to them, as well, if you want!

And as always…

Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments, or link me to your own Top Ten Tuesday!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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The Counting-Downers: Inventive, Perspective-Changing, and Beautiful

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The Counting-Downers

The stunningly poignant and life-affirming debut novel by A.J. Compton

Imagine if we could see how long everyone around us had left to live. But we weren’t allowed to know our own numbers…

Trying to make sense of life after the death of her beloved father, free spirit Matilda Evans meets Tristan Isaacs and discovers a marrow-deep connection with him.

No stranger to grief himself, lonely artist Tristan is in awe of Matilda’s fun and philosophical approach to life. With every second spent in her presence, he finds his views on life and loss changing, and begins to embrace the beauty of being alive.

As their friendship turns into something deeper, lessons are learned, memories are made, and legacies are created.

But with both of them knowing how long their soulmate has left in this lifetime, important questions have to be asked and tough decisions have to be made before time runs out.

The Counting-Downers is an inspiring story about life, loss, love, and making the most of every moment.

Goodreads Rating: 4.27 Stars
Contemporary/New Adult/Romance/Sci Fi/Fantasy
344 Pages
Publication Date: July 24th, 2015
Get a copy here!

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Quick Reasons: life-ruiner!; this book is just… SO many feels, SO much to ponder, SO powerful; a poignant, beautiful story of life, loss, love, grief, death…but most importantly, LIVING; there are no words for how much I love this book; gorgeous, atmospheric prose; beautifully description scenes; a landscape painted of words and emotions; this book touched me, deeply

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Firstly: JUST LOOK AT THAT COVER, oh my penguins it’s so exquisite and gorgeous and just… gaaaaah, so much yes!

I just… I mean, it’s a bit early in my relationship with A.J. Compton to be certain, but I’m pretty sure I’ve found a new favorite author. A new auto-buy. A new person to watch out for with impatience and childlike wonder in the future. Because A.J. Compton? speaks to me, so deeply. I’ve read two novels by her so far, and have been ABSOLUTELY blown away both times. Why? Because she leaves me thinking. She challenges me to view the world, and the subject she’s chosen to focus on, in different and vastly unique ways. She challenges me to think outside the box, to examine my reactions, and to WONDER. And that is a gorgeous, wonderful, awe-inspiring talent, in my opinion.

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This book? Focuses on some very difficult and abstract subjects. Time, for one thing–and how to handle the passing of it, when you can see exactly how much time everybody but you has left. The subject and plot of this book is so uniquely different from anything I’ve ever read before, because the characters start this book KNOWING that the world around them is dying. Knowing that they, too, have a finite number of minutes, even though they don’t know that number exactly. These characters are flawed, but courageous despite their fears. These characters are well-rounded, vibrantly written…and so, so heart-wrenching.

The world A.J. Compton has written within these pages is both believable and vibrant. There are some grammatical errors–things like missing words are a bit of an issue, though it’s easy enough to figure out from the context what words have been dropped, and it didn’t in any way hinder or take away from my reading. This journey–the growths, the strengths and weaknesses, the love of these characters–took me for a wild, thought-provoking ride. This is yet another book that’s bound to haunt me for years to come, and I adore that so much. I adore how much this one read has changed my perspective, has made me reconsider the world.

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If you guys haven’t picked up an A.J. Compton book yet… GO DO IT! Seriously, what are you waiting for?! Her writing is descriptive and vibrant, her characters are heart-wrenching, and the journey is ALWAYS inspiring and perspective-shifting. A.J. Compton knows how to make her readers think…and that’s a beautiful talent to have. I definitely recommend this book to lovers (or haters) of time; to readers seeking an unexpected but beautiful journey; and to those who think they need a new outlook on living and dying. Seriously, guys–don’t waste any more time. Pick this book up NOW; I swear it’s worth the risk!

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Blog Tour and Review: Night Ringing

night-ringing-bannernight-ringing  “I revel in the genius of simplicity” Laura Foley writes as she gives us in plain-spoken but deeply lyrical moments, poems that explore a life filled with twists and turns and with many transformations. Through it all is a search for a fulfilling personal and sexual identity, a way to be most fully alive in the world. From multicultural love affairs through marriage with a much older man, through raising a family, through grief, to lesbian love affairs, “Night Ringing” is the portrait of a woman willing to take risks to find her own best way. And she does this with grace and wisdom. As she says: “All my life I’ve been swimming, not drowning.” -Patricia Fargnoli, author of “Winter, Duties of the Spirit, ” and “Then, Something

“I love the words and white space of poetry. I love stories even more. In this collection, Laura Foley evokes stories of crystallized moments, of quiet and overpowering emotion, of bathtubs and lemon chicken. The author grows up on the pages, comes of age, and reconciles past with present. Almost. Try to put the book down between poems to savor each experience. Try, but it won’t be easy. -Joni B. Cole, author of “Toxic Feedback, Helping Writers Survive and Thrive”

Plain-spoken and spare, Laura Foley’s poems in “Night Ringing” trace a life story through a series of brief scenes: separate, intense moments of perception, in which the speaker’s focus is arrested, when a moment opens to reveal a glimpse of the larger whole. Memories of a powerful, enigmatic father, a loving but elusive mother, a much older husband, thread Foley’s stories of childhood, marriage and motherhood, finally yielding to the pressure of her attention, as she constructs a series of escapes from family expectations, and moves toward a new life. In these lucid, intense poems, Foley’s quiet gaze, her concentration, and emotional accuracy of detail, render this collection real as rain. -Cynthia Huntington, author of “Heavenly Bodies”

Foley’s voice rings with quiet authority undercut by calamity, examining a life so extraordinary, she seems to have lived several people’s lives, setting a high bar for poetic craft she meets, in great mystery perfectly expressed in the tiny, quotidian, “spent matches pressed on wet pavement,” to soulful beauty, “as wind lifts/every shining wave”; in wisdom rooted in humor, from the deliciously funny “Flunking Jung,” to self-deprecating wit, misreading “poetic” as “pathetic,” reminding us wisdom is love, grown from self-compassion. -April Ossmann, author of “Anxious Music”

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About the Poet:Laura Foley is the author of five poetry collections. The Glass Tree won the Foreword Book of the Year Award, Silver, and was a Finalist for the New Hampshire Writer’s Project, Outstanding Book of Poetry. Joy Street won the Bi-Writer’s Award. Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Valparaiso Poetry Review, Inquiring Mind, Pulse Magazine, Poetry Nook, Lavender Review, The Mom Egg Review and in the British Aesthetica Magazine. She won Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Memorial Poetry Award and the Grand Prize for the Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Contest.

Find Her:
Website | Goodreads

Buy Night Ringing here:
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Quick Reasons: gorgeous, powerful, poignant; the poetry in this collection is emotive, evocative, and thought-inspiring; while the progression isn’t always clear, it’s obvious there’s a story to be found here, interlaced with both the abstract and the realistic; human nature–and personal growth–are very strong focuses throughout

HUGE thanks to Laura Davies Foley and the crew atWorldwind Book Tours for sending me a copy of this poetry collection in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this title.

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Let me just start by saying…. POETRY, HOW I MISS YOU!

I mean, honestly–this collection? makes me want to go out and scoop up as many poetry books as I can find, to devour, to be inspired by, to fall in love with. Laura Davies Foley has woven a journey–to self-acceptance, to loves and to heartbreaks, to the abstract and the realistic–that I both related to and was captivated by. This collection is FULL of human nature and the assurances that everything you do–even the worst mistakes you think you’ve ever made–make up exactly who you’re supposed to be, and that’s just beautiful to me, as a reader, to come across in poetry.

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The poetry herein is emotive and evocative. Subjects range from the abstract to the wholly realistic–from sea turtles on page one, to experimentation with partners later on. Marriage, children, divorce; happiness, disappointment, anger–all are touched upon and explored, a tapestry of emotions.

Every sense is ALSO brought into play, though sometimes more subtly than you’d expect. Laura Davies Foley chose her words with care in order to take readers along a path of reminiscences, heartaches, and self-discovery. Split into different sections, each portrays a different event in the poet’s life. Sometimes, this connection is easy to spot. Other times, readers will need to piece the seams together as the poems come.

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I really enjoyed basking in the beauty of Laura Davies Foley’s words–and the journey transcribed within these pages. There’s something heart-wrenching and honest about this collection that is bound to be relatable to even the newest readers of poetry. I definitely recommend this read to lovers of the poetic, the juxtaposition of abstract with realism, and seekers of an emotionally evocative journey. I am determined, after reading this exquisite collection, to read much more poetry in the near future!

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Villainous Love Songs (#24)

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Because c’mon–you think those characters with the hearts of ice, the unbreakable wills, the huge tendency to bully DON’T jam out to the mushy-gushy on their iPods sometimes?

I am of the firm opinion that villains, just like everybody else, have a love song they just can’t help but…well…LOVE!

This will be a consistent new feature on my blog–probably posted every Monday.  Because there are a LOT of villains, and a LOT of love songs, out there to match… and I’m bound and determined to do it!

If you like this meme, feel free to post up your own–just be sure to link back to mine!

VILLAINOUS LOVE SONGS

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Harley Quinn
(Suicide Squad)

I mean really…If you’ve seen the movie, you know exactly every reason I chose this song for Harley.  If you HAVEN’T seen this movie…what are you doing with your life, DROP EVERYTHING and go see it!  Seeeeeriously!

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Captain Barbossa
(The Pirates of the Caribbean)

Do… Do you get it, guys?  Do you get it?!  YOU CAN SEE THROUGH HIM!  So…this song is obviously his theme song!?!?!?!  It makes sense to me, okay?  And that’s all that matters!

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Villains…and the love songs they don’t want anyone to know they rock out to.

If villains in your world had a favorite love song, which would it be?  Let me know what you think of this post below–or feel free to jump in and post your own pairs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Bookmark Monday (#41)

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Bookmark Monday
Hosted By:  GUILTLESS READING
Description: Do you have a bookmark you want to share? Just take a photo and link up in the linky!

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My Theme:  Sea Turtles

Because they’re so majestic and adorable, I just cannot help but love them!

Dolphin Bookmark, Sea Turtle Bookmark, Nautical Sealife Bookmark, Beaded Metal Bookmark, Books and Zines, Starfish Bookmark. B260

Turtle Trove, by PNLJewelryDesigns

I love all the details on this–the turtle, especially, is intricate and delicate.  This entire page saver is just stunning; I want it between my sheets (of book pages, guys!  get your minds outta the gutter!)

Sea animals paper clips, planner paper clips, large paper clips, gold paper clips

Turtle Trio, by NiksCraftCreations

Yeah, this is a bit more cutesy than I prefer…but that turtle is SUPER adorbs.  I’d buy this set just for the turtle, let’s be honest.

Cute Sea Turtle bookmark // planner clip // paperclip

Turtle Trunk, by WickhamDesigns

Uhm…can anyone say SUPER FREAKING ADORABLE?!  Because it is.  I looooove love love the colors used here, too–and that shell!  That shell is stunning.

Bronze Turtle And Dolphin Bookmark Beaded Unique Metal Bookmark Turquoise Blue Bookmark Gift Sea Theme Bookmark Turtle Gift Unisex

Turtle Triumphant, by BookmarkStore

For one:  the bronze with that blue/green/turquoise beading?  Absolutely gorgeous.  For two:  THAT TURTLE, man!  That turtle is huge and I adore it!  For three:  I love everything about this bookmark.

Sea Turtle Page Pet Bookmark

Turtle Tango, by Octobertiger

Last but not least… JUST LOOK at these pretties!  I mean, can you even with how gorgeous these are?!  Because I can’t.  I can’t at all.  They’re so super pretty!

Which are your favorites from this batch?  Have any bookmarks you’ve discovered recently you’d like to share with me?  Let me know below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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