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, May 27, 2016

200 Posts

This is my 201st post. My last post was (finally) my 200th one, so yayyyyyyy! It has been over 2 years since I started this blog, and I've enjoyed posting on it for all this time. I hope to make it to 300 posts next year. Thanks, my readers, for making this fun.

Fanfiction Problems

I am mad. Mad because a lot of great book series have little or no good fanfictions. Come on, really? The fanfiction archive for 'The Emerald Atlas' (an awesome book in the Books of Beginning trilogy) has about 5 fics - none of them very good or detailed. 'Enchanted' by Alethea Kontis, the book I just posted? Nonexistent. There are tons more, but seriously people! Please please please write something good; I want to fantasize!


CLICK HERE to go to Fanfiction.net and solve my problems. Go and write decent fanfictions!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

10 Second Post

I am posting this to prove to someone in my class that yes, I can get a pageview for a post within 10 seconds of posting it. Beat that, unbelieving educational system!

Monday, May 16, 2016


* * * * */ Five Stars

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

All of the Woodcutter sisters have magic powers, strange destinies, and were named for the different days of the week. Monday was extraordinarily beautiful and ended up marrying a king whose cabin she stumbled in on, Tuesday was a fabulous dancer and (literally) danced herself to death in cursed shoes, Wednesday seems to radiate sadness and shadow, Thursday had a knack for the sword and ran away with a Pirate King, and so on. Sunday is the youngest among the seven and her other siblings. Overlooked due to a famous brother and her adventurous sisters, she is used to being nothing special. That is, until she meets an enchanted frog in the woods and befriends him. Soon she has her first real friend, one who doesn't mind that what she writes down in her notebook and talks about has a strange way of coming true. But he, after being cursed, is really a prince waiting to return home. When Sunday accidentally breaks the curse and allows him to return to castle life, she doesn't realize that she has set a series of events in motion that will change the face of her kingdom forever. What's to come will involve 3 (annoying) balls, an evil fairy, a devious shadow-stealing king, people turning into swans, and a whole heap of magic. There's only one question left; who's up for an adventure?
I loved this inventive novel by Alethea Kontis. These aren't your run-of-the-mill fairy tale characters; these girls are incredibly strong and interesting leads who have such varied personalities but all share an overarching good spirit. I guarantee that everyone who reads this series not only fall in love with the story but will also get swept up in the antics of the Woodcutters just like me. It's truly the type of fantasy book that only comes around every so often, so make sure to get a copy soon!


* * * */ Four Stars

Genre: Action, Adventure, Suspense, Romance, Futuristic, Danger, Fantasy

Vi lives in a future world where all of controlled humanity, those who live in a society ruled by the illusive thinkers who carefully monitor their personnel, tries to keep their heads down and lead a normal existence amongst one of four cities. A member of the City of Water, Vi is all about breaking the rules that the thinkers have set in place, especially those that restrict interaction between her and her match, Zenn. After a recent infraction - one that jeopardizes her entire future with Zenn because it is the last in a long line of mistakes - Vi is locked away in a cell with Jag. He is cocky, dangerous, rebellious, and from outside the cities in the regions of humanity that aren't ruled by the thinkers; Jag is essentially everything that Zenn isn't. And although he is beyond annoying, definitely untrustworthy, and far too full of himself, Vi can't help but be intrigued by him and what he stands for. As the two escape the cell and run off into the free sector with few plans and fewer supplies, their adventure is kicked into high speed. Should she go back to her predicable life and salvage relations with Zenn, or take the plunge and explore this new world? Is her sister really dead, or is her missing father the person she should have been mourning? And are Bads (uncontrolled humans) really as bad as they are made out to be? One thing is for certain; Vi has a lot of dangerous choices to make, and with a new target on her back, she'll have to decide quickly which life she wants to lead.
I liked this novel by Elana Johnson. Witty, strong Vi is a great character with a lot of heart that will inspire every reader with a wish to be extraordinary to break from the mold with her.

It's Bananas!

Me and my family discovered the horrors that is the amazon banana slicer review page. We couldn't stop laughing as we read what people had to say about this. Here are some (real) reviews from the page:

"I tried the banana slicer and found it unacceptable. As shown in the picture, the slicer is curved from left to right. All of my bananas are bent the other way."

"For decades I have been trying to come up with an ideal way to slice a banana. "Use a knife!" they say. Well...my parole officer won't allow me to be around knives. "Shoot it with a gun!" Background check...HELLO! I had to resort to carefully attempt to slice those bananas with my bare hands. 99.9% of the time, I would get so frustrated that I just ended up squishing the fruit in my hands and throwing it against the wall in anger. Then, after a fit of banana-induced rage, my parole officer introduced me to this kitchen marvel and my life was changed. No longer consumed by seething anger and animosity towards thick-skinned yellow fruit, I was able to concentrate on my love of theater and am writing a musical play about two lovers from rival gangs that just try to make it in the world. I think I'll call it South Side Story. Banana slicer...thanks to you, I see greatness on the horizon."

"Once I figured out I had to peel the banana before using - it works much better. Ordering one for my nephew who's in the air force in California. He's been using an old slinky to slice his banana's. He should really enjoy this product!"

"No more throwing bananas at the ceiling fan for me! This product has saved me the work of peeling the banana slices off the wall after the fan slices them. Thanks, banana slicer!"

"I would rate this product as just okay. It's kind of cheaply made. But it works better than the hammer I've been using to slice my bananas."

Thought that was funny? Wanna read more? Check out the customer review section at amazon by clicking HERE.

Monday, May 2, 2016

New Novels Tomorrow!

For those of you who haven't checked my Google+ Account recently, on May 3rd (tomorrow), Rick Riordan's new series 'The Trials of Apollo' comes out - and so does 'The Crown', the latest book from Kiera Cass' popular Selection series. Race to the nearest Barnes and Noble tomorrow and get them before anyone else does!

Huh . . . Didn't know that . . .

I really like the way the author Catherine Fisher writes. A blend between Madeline L'Engle, J.K. Rowling, and Cornelia Funke, her style is incredible. I was looking up the release date for my favorite series of hers - the Chronoptika series - and I found out that the 4th book in the quartet had already been published. It is called 'The Speed of Darkness', and it is the conclusion to the group. The first book is called 'Obsidian Mirror', and it is AMAZING. Please look into the novels; they're a great read.

Here is the cover of 'The Speed of Darkness'.

Here are all of the other covers in the series; be on the lookout for them!

The books were originally published like this, with 'The Box of Red Brocade' being republished as 'The Slanted Worlds' later on.

Here is a picture of the original cover for 'The Slanted Worlds':