Welcome to the Creative Corner!

Hi! Welcome to the Creative Corner! This is going to be a site devoted to book-lovers like me who are always looking for a good read. I am going to do book reviews, recommendations, list off short stories and post some of my own. If you are looking for a good, reliable source for all things book, you've found it. So, again, welcome! Hope you visit my site again soon!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In this fateful hour . . .

I loved this interesting poem found in Madeleine L'Engle's third book in the 'Wrinkle in Time' series, 'A Swiftly Tilting Planet'. It's beautiful!

In this fateful hour,
I call on heaven with all its power,
and the sun with its brightness,
and the snow with its whiteness,
and fire with all the strength it hath,
and lightning with its rapid wrath,
and the winds with their swiftness along their path,
and the sea with its deepness,
and the rocks with their steepness,
and the earth with its starkness;
All these I place
by God's almighty help and grace,
Between myself and the powers of darkness.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bad Magic trailer . . .

This is the book trailer for my most recent post, 'Bad Magic'. Hope you enjoy!

Bad Magic

* * * * */ Five Stars

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, Humor

In this enchanting book by Pseudonymous Bosch, Clay is just a normal kid with an upsetting past. His brother, a great magician in training, ran away from home years ago. Since then, Clay has believed that all magic is fake. Unreal. Cheese-wizardry. But now, he is starting to second-guess that. When the words 'Magic Sucks!' appear on the wall of the school gym, words that he wrote, but in his journal at home, he is shipped off to a place in the middle of nowhere called Earth Ranch, a camp for interesting wayward youth. As Clay begins to explore the island the camp is on, though, he begins to wonder what is really going on. On his adventures, he will find; killer bees, a mysterious library, magical marshes, secret passages, cool llamas, and, most importantly of all, himself, and what his brother really left for.
I loved the first books and I love this one. Combining the modern with the old, Pseudonymous Bosch has really outdone himself again!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Book Trailer for 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'!

This is a book trailer for one of my all-time favorite book series, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' by Lemony Snicket. Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fanfic Time!

Today I am going to be writing some fanfiction about the ending of the Heroes of Olympus. The ending was good, but not entirely satisfying. So, again, here goes:

5 Years Later . . .

Percy and Annabeth had just finished up their tuition in New Rome and decided to go back to New York to be closer to Percy's mom and stepdad. After the first month of living together there, Percy decided to propose. It went something like this,"Annabeth, I don't like your last name." "Why? What's wrong with it?" "Nothing, I just think that you should change it." "To what?" "How about Jackson?" And, well, you can pretty much figure it out from there. Annabeth and Percy got married in late March. The ceremony was small; only the twos' parents and close friends, and, of course, the other 5 heroes (plus Calypso). Leo and Calypso had shown up after traveling the globe 1 1/2 years ago, already married. This came as some-what of a shock for the rest of the heroes when they finally saw them again after all this time. Percy and Annabeth soon had another wedding to attend in half a year; double wedding, actually. Frank and Jason had proposed to their girlfriends only 3 days apart, so the couples purged their wedding budgets and just had on big giant one. It was quite the party. The same people came, except for some other Romans, like Reyna, Dakota, and Gwen. So, with everyone married off, they all needed to find a place to actually settle down. Frank and Hazel went back to the site of his family's house in the woods, and he and her hoped to restore it to its former glory. Leo and Calypso had a baby girl just before they found a place. They settled in right down the block from where his mother's old machine shop was. They want to buy it back and reopen it together like they had talked about back when Leo first got stranded on her island. Percy and Annabeth were fine for the time being just living in the city until they found out Annabeth was pregnant - and with twins! They just managed to find a nice townhouse on the outskirts of New York when they were delivered; one was named Hope, while the other was named Cyana (which is a special shade of blue, minus the 'a'). Jason moved back to New Rome, and he and Piper were welcomed back like the heroes that they were. Reyna now had a boyfriend; a regular mortal who had the ability to see through the mist. He stumbled upon one of her missions by accident, and since he discovered the truth about mythology, they had joined at the hip. His name was Zack. When Percy's kids reached 9, they were sent to both Camp Half Blood and got the chance to go to New Rome, but both chose the Greek side of the spectrum. Hazel had a 5 year old son by that point. He loved to play with his adoptive cousin, Luke, the 'son' of Nico and Will Solace. Piper was proud to say that she had 3 children now; a set of twins as well, one boy, one girl, and a little 2 year old son. Both twins were 8 and began exploring their fine home. Leo - still running his shop with his wife - sent his child to Camp Half Blood, where she got put in his same cabin. She too had her father's way with tools. Her name was Felicia, and she wasn't as delicate as she seemed, much like her mother. All of the children of the heroes became good friends with one another - and their protectors/satyr friends were the children of Grover Underwood and Juniper. Chiron and Reyna were thrilled that they were getting to train such amazing new demigods - ones sure to do amazing things, just like their parents. The End!

Well, I hope that that piece made some people happy. GO PERCY JACKSON (and friends!)!!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

'The Keeper of Lost Cities' Book Trailer!

Here is a trailer to one of my new favorite series; 'The Keeper of Lost Cities' by Shannon Messenger.

Here is what the cover looks like:

Well, anyways, this is a great book for anyone looking for an exciting fantasy with a twist (WARNING; it will change your view of Santa's little helpers forever!). It's very well written and fun yet inventive. I personally loved it!

Sunday, January 4, 2015


* * * */ Four Stars

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Danger, Suspense, Mystery, Fantasy

In this astounding book by Toby Forward, Sam is the current apprentice of the magician Flaxfield and studies happily with his dragon friend Starback and the many books within the magician's home. Halfway through his apprenticey though, disaster strikes. Flaxfield dies unexpectedly, leaving him masterless and confused. When Flaxfield's previous prodigies come to manage his affairs, they stumble across Sam and immediately become suspicious of him. Isn't it odd that he would die with an untrained apprentice in his home? When Sam learns of their plans for him, he takes his dragon and few belongings and runs away from everything he has ever known and loved about the valley and decides to start a new life elsewhere. What he doesn't know is that a great evil knows about the late Flaxfield and his powerful apprentice, and that it will stop at nothing to make sure that he cannot reach his full potential. Will Sam survive on his own?
I really liked this creative novel. Forward did a great job of balancing out olden tales and stories with our modern twist on fantasy writing. However liked The Magic Thief is sure to love this amazing book.


I am really happy right now; I have just learned that the third (and possibly final) book in the Emerald Atlas trilogy is finally being finished and published! It will be out in late March or early April, and I have just gotten to see the new cover. After being delayed for 2 years, I will finally get to see the next one. Great news, right? Here's the trailer for the first and second books (and no, they are not creepy books; the trailers' pictures just came out that way); just to clarify, this is one of my favorite book series. If you haven't read it before, please READ IT!

The Books of the Beginning, Book 1: The Emerald Atlas

The Books of the Beginning, Book 2: The Fire Chronicle

The Supernaturalist

* * * * */ Five Stars

Genre: Action, Adventure, (very little) Romance, Humor, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, Drama

In this amazing book by Eoin Colfer, Cosmo Hill is a regular boy at the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, an orphanage where all of the boys are forced to test dangerous and mysterious products. Cosmo has just about had it. He is sick of being a lab rat to this place, and knows that all the testing might very well kill him sooner or later. He wishes, like all the boys, that he still had a family and that he could go free. When he sees his big chance to escape on a train, he and another boy take it and leap over the edge of the line to freedom. Then, in the midst of this, his companion dies from the fall and he gains the special ability to see the supernatural creatures called 'Parasites' that supposedly suck away a persons' life force in the moments before death. Injured and with no idea where to go, a small group of people who call themselves 'The Supernatuarlists' take him in. Like Cosmo, they all have the mysterious ability to see the Parasites and know how to 'destroy' them. Cosmo is know faced with on last question; Is he ready to embrace an actual family?
I personally loved this inspiring book. Cosmo's journey really touches you like no other. I was over the moon about it, and I know that anyone with a knack for reading will be as well.