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Cynically Sweet (Booklikes)

I'm not the most active user here on Booklikes. In fact, sometimes I forget that it even exists. However, I endeavor to come back and post more stuff that I enjoy.

My reviews aren't guaranteed to be something you agree with and my perspective on books isn't something most people generally want. However, I still hope that there's something you can gain from them and you don't feel as if you've wasted your time reading them.


Don't just take my word for it; read the books yourself and form your own opinion!

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Illusion in the Storms

Illusion in the Storms - Rebecca A. Rogers When I received an email newsletter saying that Illusion in the Storms by Rebecca A. Rogers was free (might still be right now; I download the Smashwords version). So I rushed over and grabbed it.

It's a short book of poetry. The description claims it's contemporary poems about "the storms weathered in both life and love". To me, the majority of the poems have kind of a depressing feel. They're about things like break-ups and friends with poor qualities. It's not a very uplifting book; though the theme is storms (low points) in a person's life, not many of these poems really show the theoretical person overcoming these points. Many of them simply look upon certain situations and focus on the negative points without any growth or change for the better.

Overall, it's just kind of sad, however they are written reasonably well. That's just my opinion, though.