Monster, Monster

Crooked, yellow teeth,
a hunched back,
and a sinister smile.
I thought that’s what monsters looked like.

But then I saw him,
As perfect as anyone could ever be;
with his handsome face
and striking features.

He stood there,
over her body,
now empty and lifeless.
Her face bloodied and bruised.
There remained only a broken shell of what used to be.

I looked at him then,
and in that instant,
I knew without a shadow of doubt,
that that’s what monsters really look like.

Meghna Jain

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[Book Review And Guest Post] Ashes to Ashes

ashes to ashesTitle: Ashes to Ashes

 Author: Valerie Thomas 

 Genre: YA Mystery

 Published: January 15, 2016

 Series: book 1 in the series

 My rating: ★

Synopsis

From tragedy came power. And from mishandled power came mystery.

After moving into a new gated community with her family, Natalie is ready to begin a peaceful year at Emerson High. A year complete with boy troubles, school dances, new friends… everything an average girl could expect. Continue reading

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish in which on every Tuesday, they will pick a random topic and choose top ten things to go with the topic! All they ask is participants link back to the site to share their lists with fellow bloggers. To participate check out details on the The Broke and The Bookish’s website.

This week’s topic is the Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

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Book Deal: Unreal by Riley Moreno

unrealTitle: Unreal

 Author: Riley Moreno

 Genre: Mystery

 Published: March 11th 2017 by Pronoun

Series: Unreal #1

 Price:  FREE!

Synopsis

Julie Edwards is a recent college graduate who is planning to go on a road trip across the country with her best friend, Kim. The day before they depart, the girls are given a party by Julie’s mother, Sharon, and her stepfather, Greg. Sharon seems nervous at the prospect of the girls taking off for parts unknown, but Greg sees no harm in the adventure. The girls set off and after driving through the morning, they stop at a small town diner for a bite to eat…and you can never imagine what happens next.

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What if?

                                                                W h a t  i f
                                 she had been more careful? What if she
                          had not been so disrespectful? What if she had not
                      believed in feminism? What if she had not wanted to be
                   strong and independent? What if she had stayed within the
                limits imposed upon her?                       What if she had never want-
              ed to step out of the four                                walls of her kitchen? What if
             she  had  been  shy  and                                        reserved? What if she had
            been  more  obedient?                                             What if all she ever want-
            ed was to be a slave to                                               her husband? What if she
                                                                                                        had dressed a little more ap-
                                                                                                     propriately? What if she had
                                                                                          not fraternized with the opposite
                                                                                   sex? What if she had given a fuck
                                                                        about what other people thought?
                                                                        What if she had abided by the se-
                                                                        xist gender roles of the society?
                                                                        What  if  she  had  simply  just
                                                                         l     i     s     t     e     n      e     d     ?

                                                                                               Would
                                                                                 She have been spare-
                                                                           d then? Would she have b-
                                                                        een safe then? Would she n-
                                                                           ot have been raped then?
                                                                                Would she still have be-
                                                                                        en alive then?

Meghna Jain