Early on, I’ve decided against participating in blogger awards and tags. I never specifically announced it on this blog as it was more of a personal vow. While I understand that these tags and awards are meant to boost camaraderie among bloggers and to serve as an avenue to better introduce one’s self to the virtual community, these activities – and this is going to sound very vague – didn’t really feel like my sort of thing. As mentioned in my bio (hint: visit my ‘About’ page), I am not a huge fan of writing about myself. Truth be told, I’m pretty terrible at doing so, and the mere thought makes me feel very awkward. Also, I’m not so great in interviews as well. But I digress. Mainly, I wanted people to get to know me better in a way and at a pace I’m more comfortable with. That’s actually one of my intentions when I decided to establish Shealea writes – a humble category for my late night thoughts, incoherent rants, nearly unintelligible musings, meaningless scribbles and everything else in between.
Title: The Light of Day
Author: Kristen Kehoe
Genre: New Adult, Romance
The Light of Day is Kehoe’s self-published romance novel which tackles dark themes and sensitive content. The story revolves around Cora Whitley and Jake Ferrari – two strangers who met through Cora’s cousin and somehow ended up becoming roommates. Right from the start, Jake finds himself effortlessly drawn to Cora and her less than fairytale-like past. Perhaps it’s because the two of them share a common trait: they’re both broken and haunted by their past.
Regardless, as I type this, I think I finally get what all the fuss is about. Or at least a portion of it. I think. Whatever. Disregard my entire rant, and let’s get down to business
to defeat the Huns.
- The Lonely Hearts Travel Club: Destination Thailand by Katy Colins
- Sever by J.M Miller
- Everealm by J.D. Wright
- Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Segue: Okay, okay. I know. Chronologically, my next review should be about Forgetting August by J.L. Berg. However, I’m having a hard time with it because I have yet to really wrap my head around the novel’s story. I mean, I am a hundred percent certain that I really, really, really enjoyed the book, but the rest of my thoughts are pretty jumbled. I figured I should work on the reviews for these four books instead because 1) it’s a lot easier; 2) my opinions on these books are pretty straightforward; 3) I wanted to write down all my thoughts on these books before moving on and picking up another novel to read.
Title: Destination Thailand
Author: Katy Colins
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Rating: N/A (I only finished 8% of this book.)
What if you had a second chance… to find yourself?
Instead of slipping on her something borrowed and tripping up the aisle to wedded bliss, Georgia spends her big day crying into a warm Sex-on-the-Beach, wondering where it all went wrong.
Author: Sarah Noffke
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
As far as I know, Defects is Sarah Noffke’s fourth published novel, which is (from what I’ve heard) eerily similar to her first trilogy, The Lucidites. This is the first time I’ve read one of her works. When I received her email, I immediately replied (and quite enthusiastically, if I may add) because damn it to hell, the book’s synopsis is insanely intriguing. The concept of Dream Travelers was very foreign to me, and I wanted to know more about them! Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed in the least.
Author: C.J. Redwine
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
However, the two form an unlikely camaraderie as they share the same unwavering belief in Jared’s survival outside the walled city-state, in the Wasteland where the Cursed One roams free. Because of this, Logan and Rachel set out on a nearly suicidal quest to search for him themselves, determined to find answers and more importantly, the truth behind his absence.
In which Shealea ineloquently writes about writing about her 2015 (without actually writing about anything that happened in 2015). At 2 in the bloody morning.
I personally find it difficult (and sometimes even frustrating) to write about my day for multiple reasons: