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!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Blog!

I am writing this post to spread awareness about a new blog; History Mystery. It is just starting out, and it is a cool blog that kind-of goes along with this one; every month, the bloggers at History Mystery will be reading a new historical fiction novel and comparing it to an actual historical account of reference, to see how accurately the author represented the time period. I will pitch in by occasionally writing a review on this blog about the book they are looking at for the month.

Here is the link to the blog: amahistorymystery.blogspot.com.

I will write the review on their book, 'Fever, 1793' sometime this week. Keep a lookout and check that blog out sometime!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

'The Book Thief' Trailer

Here is the book trailer for the popular Holocaust book, 'The Book Thief'. Enjoy!

(WARNING: this may be a spoiler!)

Sunday, March 8, 2015


* * * * / Four Stars

Genre: Action, Adventure, Humor, Suspense, Mystery, Futuristic, Romance (VERY VERY little, though . . .)

In this action-packed novel by S. J. Kincaid, Tom is just a regular boy who has a dad and goes to a cyber school just like everyone else; except for a few differences. His dad is a game gambler at casinos and such, and the two gamble their way to a hotel room and some food each night by playing and betting on games in the arcade. His mother left them for a snobby rich guy. Tom is an expert at the games, surpassing the skills of virtually everyone else he plays. Oh, and the world has pretty much entered World War 3. When Tom is picked to go to an academy that trains students to fight out the war through virtual reality games, Tom jumps at the chance to be one of America's privileged youth soldiers. He is their new secret weapon. Now Tom is making real friends, staying in a huge, fancy compound, and learning the works of the game network. But then he meets Medusa, the other side's best fighter. Anyone she meets in the network, she beats. When Tom starts to become friends with his enemy, what will happen to him if anyone finds out?
I loved this novel. It reminds me (a lot) of 'Ender's Game'. Anyone who loves sci-fi and a taste for adventure will want this remarkable read!

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Poetry . . .

I have just found an aspiring new poet on the website 'Hello Poetry'. Her name is Lydia Pinder. Here is an example of her work, her most recent poem:

You are not just,
A flickering flame of light,
You smolder all in
your sight.

Effulgent, my precious one,
Glowing more
Than the asterioids 
Our closing sun.

You don't ignite my love,
But you engulf my heart,
With your atomic bomb,
Your flicking tongue,

Left a fiery hell,
In the back of my throat,
Striked me, 
Harder til I fell from your spell

Cool, right? Here is her page; check it out sometime! 

The Secret of Ka

* * * */ Four Stars

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

When Sara goes on a trip to Turkey with her archaeologist dad, she thinks that she and him will be going out, eating at cool restaurants, sight-seeing, and overall just 'bonding'. Instead, she has hardly seen him for 1 week, cooped up in her hotel room. When she convinces her dad to go eat lunch together at his work-site (finally), she sees a mysterious woman and trails off. The women disappears, and she finds a matted, dirty old carpet in the sand. She and a cute boy who works there, Amesh, clean it up, and Sara suddenly feels . . . drawn to it. The two soon realize that this is a magic carpet, like those from legend, and their curiosity to see what it can do and where it can take them overpowers their concerns and fears about it. What they didn't see coming was that the carpet flew them into another world, the land of the Djinn, while they slept through the night on it. Sara and Amesh scour the island, looking for food and water, when they find the temples holding the 'lamps' of the djinn (not specifically lamps, though; the djinn could be attached to any object, such as a sword or chair or painting, etc). Amesh, being extremely poor, having lost his hand, and more, naturally wants to make one wish. Harmless, right? But neither of them truly understand the dangers of making a deal with a djinn, not knowing their sacred laws of magic. What will their wishes cost them?
I really loved this beautifully-crafted book by Christopher Pike (though it ends some-what incomplete, and I don't know if he will be making a sequel, which is what downgraded it a star). I think that anyone wanting a fantasy that they can dig into and search for a greater meaning will love this intricate novel with its complex story.