CARVE THE MARK BY VERONICA ROTH BOOK REVIEW

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5/5

I started this book in good faith (meaning I didn’t read the blurb) mainly because I read the synopsis sometimes last year and while I couldn’t remember what the book was about except it’s supposed to be a dystopian novel (or sci-fi ? ) I remembered I had interest in it and also because of the divergent series. I only read book one of the trilogy- divergent; I saw the movie first and  It’s rare for me to enjoy both book and the movie adaptation, it’s either I like the book and not the movie or vice versa so if I happen to watch the movie before reading the book I usually don’t bother except in rare cases (Twilight series, Fifty shade series, currently struggling to read the mortal instrument series but that series is loooong and the only reason am making an effort is because I want to read the spin offs and I hear Jace are not really related Clary ).

I liked the movie so I read divergent while waiting on Insurgent & Allegiant ( the movies). I liked, not enough to continue the series but enough  for Veronica Roth  to get on my authors I read list . She didn’t disappoint. Like I said before I didn’t read the blurb so I had to keep guessing at what the book might be about and when I thought I had an idea of what the conflict is, it got sorted and a new one arise. I like the way it ended; with a cliff hanger but not one so great to make me spiral.

I don’t what to say too much about it since it just got published and I don’t want to spoil it for anybody but I wanted to recommend it incase anyone was in doubt whether to pick it up or not plus there’s some kind of controversies surrounding this book that I don’t understand but I think it’s a cool book and worth recommending.

I rate this book 4/5 and I recommend it to all lovers of good writing, well detailed world and good plot. Looking forward to the next book, thumbs up to Veronica Roth she’s amazing and I give this book a glowing recommendation.

Breathe

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Breathe, yesterday’s over

Lived to die another day

Smile to welcome the new day

Let the troubles of yesterday stay there

Let the wisdom for today flow in

Through the roses and honey

Breathe

Through the mud and moss

Deep breathe

Through the wave of agony

Please breathe

Through all and eveerything

The high, the low and the very low

Breathe and keep putting one foot ahead of the other

That’s the secret to pushing forward

Don’t let the storms sink your ship

Raise your flag up high

Cuz “God with us”

Breathe

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My momma told me when I was young

People think differently, understand that

And you will get along with anybody

We hurt cuz we expect more from the other

Sometimes we forget

Not everyone thinks and feel like we do

And that’s what fucks us up

Next time before taking offence

Reflect

Try to see from the others’ perspective

Life is only as hard as we make it

If only we’ll learn to tolerate more

Before that well versed word of insult

Think on how you’ll feel if it was said to you

Then decide if it’ll be worth it

Take time more to be considerate

Let’s start seeing through the other

And enjoy the different facet of life

And if the view is like taking a course on crazy315

In that case

Still enjoy while trying not to end up crazy yourself

MORE EMOTION THAN BLOOD

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I like John Bellion ,I think he gets it

I like Sia ,I think she feels it

I like Ed Sheeran I think he’s already conquered

I grieve for Paul Walker ,I think he went too soon

And the song “See you again” by Wiz Whalifa?

Brings me almost to tears

I like Eminem I think he’s mastered how to use words

Am not good with talking about my emotions

Most time I don’t even understand them

And when I do?

I don’t think anybody else will

So I when I hear songs I can relate to

It lights my heart ablaze

I love the Words from the Lord

It gives me freedom and ignites the fire in me

I think am more emotion than blood

And it makes everything so damm hard

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So here I am

Stripped of all ego and pride

Bartered, broken and weak

No mirages, no deception, no pretending 

This is who I Am

Not the best I Can be

But also not the worst 

This is me

Mistakes and bad decisions 

All is open to you 

Do you see me? 

With the dirt and thorns

Can you look?

Will you? 

I am here

Not hiding 

Do you see me?

Please say you do

Cuz I need things to be alright 

I need to be told it’ll be alright

Even if not yet 

Please 

Look

See 

WARM BODIES BY ISAAC MARION (BOOK REVIEW)

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“R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight”

The book is about a zombie that ” came alive” . The story is told from the point of view of the zombie which must have being hard. The fact that it was told from the zombie’s perspective  made it interesting because he was truly a zombie, the brain eating type and not the reformed type of the TV series zombie. Making something worthwhile out of that view to draw readers in enough to develop interest  in Rrr other than the fact that he’s a brain, flesh eating character must have being hard. Another thing about it was that it was funny at least it was at the beginning and I liked the first paragraph so much I thought I wouldn’t be able to put it down till I finished the whole book.

 

I think the story is more about the zombie trying to be something more than what his current situation warrants and creating a sort of revolution in the process even though the relationship  between him and Julian was the catalyst that spur the change. Funny  I came across the book in a romantic book recommendation.

Along the line though it kind of lost the zeal it started with and I stopped enjoying it as much as I did in the beginning. I was turning the pages so I could finish and not because I wanted to find out what happened in the next page. Am not saying it was bad but it was like starting at point 10 and then easing down to point 7.

 

I should probably talk about characterization and world building and all that writer stuff but I know nothing about those sorts so am not going to spoil someone’s hard work by talking about things I no nothing about. If I wanted to though I’ll say it’s got all that sorts and that’s probably what threw me cuz I have short attention span and trying to focus on a concept dragged long confuses  me, I like information passed in small chunks and when useful to the current situation of the book. Other extras and I space out.

 

The amazing thing about the book was how it stuck with me after reading it, like the taste of a good meal long after eating it. I was grinning about it days after reading  and while trying to figure out what to read next. Will add the next book in the series in my August tbr (if Christ tarries)

I give it a 8/10