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!

Friday, February 27, 2015

'Number the Stars' Book Trailer

Here is the book trailer for the book 'Number the Stars' by Lois Lowry. It is a historical fiction novel surrounding the Holocaust. Take a look at this homemade trailer!

Here is what the book looks like:

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Of Enemies and Endings . . .

The new book in 'The Ever Afters' series by Shelby Bach is finally coming out; the release date is June 30. This series was AMAZING, and I think that everyone should read it. I will post a link to Shelby Bach's page and to Amazon; everyone who loved the first 3 will love this book!!!

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Link to Shelby Bach's page: http://shelbybach.com/title-cover-reveal-the-ever-afters-4-plus-a-giveaway/

Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Enemies-Endings-Ever-Afters/dp/1442497874/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424390801&sr=1-1&keywords=of+enemies+and+endings


Finally, this March, Sapphire Blue, the second book in a really good series (the Ruby Red trilogy) is coming out! I CANNOT WAIT!!! This is a picture of the book:

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Look up this series; you will love it!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon

* * */ Three Stars (It was very good, but it didn't elaborate much, so it got downgraded a star . . .)

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

Welcome to the future; resources are scarce, technology has failed, and society from the past has collapsed. The race for old treasures and new lands is underway. Kit, Xander, and MK's father dissapeared on a distant mission and is deemed dead and robbed of his Explorer status. The kids, alone in their father's house, were struggling for money without any income in their broken world. Everything changed for the small family when Kit goes out shopping (getting some money for groceries by selling some scrap-metal) and a mysterious man with a clockwork arm stops him in an alley, giving him a parcel that supposedly came from their father before he died. Now they have half of a map to an unknown location, and they are a part of a race against the agency that 'manages' the affairs of explorers like their father. With a golden city, father's secrets, and their own lives on the line, the 'Expeditioners' (the nickname given to them by their late father) will soon find out if they have what it takes to tackle one of the most dangerous endeavors they may ever face.
This book by S. S. Taylor is one-of-a-kind. Anyone looking for an interesting book that proves that nothing is ever as it seems will love this one.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Rogue Wave is out!!!

Finally, the second book in the Waterfire series (the 'Deep Blue' books) has come out; Rogue Wave! Exciting, right? This is what the first and second books look like:

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Here is the book trailer for the second book (sorry it is kind-of robotic; and, just a warning, this is a complete spoiler alert if you don't know what happens yet!):

Monday, February 9, 2015


* * * */ Four stars (almost five; almost)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Suspense, Mystery, Intellect, Romance, Humor (small and slightly dry, but present, none the less)

In this amazing novel by Jessica Khoury, Pia is a girl that is turning 17, just like every other teenager in the world; accept for the fact that she is immortal, and she shall never die. She lives in a scientific compound, awaiting the day that she can prove herself to the rest of the scientists there that she calls 'Uncles and Aunts' and finally learn the secret of her DNA, and make an immortal race that will survive along with her when the rest of them die. Instead, on the day of her sweet 17th birthday in the middle of the jungle, Pia finds a hole in the wall that surrounds the entire base and she climbs through it from sheer curiosity, since she had never visited the outside world. Instead of just taking a quick peak and going back, she meets Eio, a local boy from one of the native tribes in the jungle. Pia soon realizes that, although she has studied her whole life, she knows so very little about the outside world. When tests begin arising even harsher and harsher than those of before to test her emotional will against her desire to please everyone else on the compound, Pia begins to question for the first time what she actually wants. Will Pia be willing to go to unmeasurable lengths and go against her judgement to fulfill the image of what her fellow scientists want her to be, or will she find enough inner courage to leave behind everything and everyone she's ever known to fight for an unguarded new future in the real world?
I really enjoyed this beautifully crafted novel that questions what it truly means to be 'human'. Pia is asking a question that most of us have probably asked ourselves at one point or another; would we want to be immortal if we can't share our infinite life with someone else? I recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that they can 'think on'.

Friday, February 6, 2015

'As I Grew Older'

This is the poem 'As I Grew Older' by Langston Hughes. I found it off the website 'poem hunter'. Enjoy!

It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun—
My dream.
And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky—
The wall.
I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My hands! 
My dark hands! 
Break through the wall! 
Find my dream! 
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun! 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

* * * * */ Five Stars

Genre: Adventure, Action, Humor, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense (and a lot of British people)

In this amazing read by J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter is just an average boy. He has been raised by his awful aunt, uncle, and cousin his whole life, abandoned on their doorstep because his parents died in a 'car crash'. The Dursleys are terrible people, making him wash the dishes, prepare the meals, wash the clothes, and sleep in the small closet under the stairs. One day, a plague of owls begin to visit the house, dropping millions and millions of letters at the door, all addressed to Harry, the loser that nobody cared about and would never write to. As the days lag on and the letters keep coming, the family leave the house without letting Harry have a single copy to open and read. On a faraway house in the middle of a lake where the uncle and aunt think that nobody will ever be able to find them in, a bearded, tall man named Hagrid, the groundskeeper of a special school for witches and wizards, does. He invites Harry to go to the school, Hogwarts, the same place his parents did. As Harry begins to unravel more secrets about his past, he will fall deeper and deeper to the heart of the dark plans of 'The One Who Shall Not Be Named'. Will he be able to survive his first year in the wizarding world? 
I really loved this enchanting and whimsical novel. Rowling did an amazing job crafting this book and I recommend it to anybody who is looking for a new favorite.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Frog Princess

* * * */ Four Stars

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

In this enchanting and whimsical book by E. D. Baker, Princess Esmeralda, future heir to a beautiful and successful kingdom, is less than the desired choice. 'Emma' is clumsy, snorts, and is disastrous at everything she does. That, and she will have to get married to an uptight royal, Prince Jorge, which she hates. That all changes when she meets a talking frog, who convinces her that, if she kisses him, he will turn into a prince. Trying to help out, Emma kisses the frog, only to have the magic reverse and turn into a frog, too! Now accompanied by the strange prince, she and him must find a way to turn human again before the royal families come apart at their seams due to their mysterious disappearance. Will Emma be able to find a dragon, escape from a swamp witch, outwit a curse, find her long-lost grandfather and become human again to re-seal her royal fate?
I personally loved the wit and charm of this inventive twist on the original fairy-tale, 'The Frog Prince'. Anyone who wants a book that will make them laugh and warm their hearts will enjoy this fantastical novel.