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.
Title: Ashes to Ashes
Author: Valerie Thomas
Genre: YA Mystery
Published: January 15, 2016
Series: book 1 in the series
My rating: ★
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
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This week’s topic is the Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book
Author: Riley Moreno
Published: March 11th 2017 by Pronoun
Series: Unreal #1
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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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 ?
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?