Book Review: Diary of Anna the Girl Witch

Book:  Dairy of Anna the Girl Witch: Foundling Witch

Author: Max Candee

Kindle Edition: 159 pages

Genre: Upper Middle-grade

Review:Rating4.5/5

Book Review: Anna the girl witch
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Book Description:

What do you do when you discover you’re a witch… And that using your new powers destroys your soul a little each time? As Anna continues to learn more about her secret abilities, she finds out that her neighbors are hiding something of their own: a plot to harm Anna and her friends.

Can Anna Sophia use her newfound supernatural powers to stop them? Can she fight back, without endangering her own soul? And maybe, just maybe, is her own secret tied up with theirs?

Though there is nothing new in middle grade fiction where the main character learns that she/he is a witch, the subtle dark edge of the blurb intrigued me.

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Flower

Flower

each petal unfurls

hope blooms in the depths of heart

as the flowers smile

Also read  the dilemma of a flower in Birth of a flower

© Kiran Acharya (2016)

Day, and night at Dona Paula

Day Vs Night
Dona Paula

Every place has its own character, but time adds essence to the place. For instance, take day and night, and how it affects Dona Paula.

The day starts with a cheery note, and brings along with it the warmth & radiance of the sun. A curious smell—a stinky odor mixed with the fragrance of exotic flowers and fruits straight from the bottle—soon overlaps the fresh smell of dawn. The street is lined with various colours, shops selling clothes, and trinkets. The mass of humanity is as huge as the expanse of the sea. The patter of footsteps, the clatter of human voices, and the rattling motorboats drown the sound of roaring waves. The crowd bestows a feeling of gaiety, and the lonely soul imbibes the joy trying to blend. Continue reading Day, and night at Dona Paula

Wordless

Greens

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gentle evening breeze

blows dry leaves off the ground…

wrinkled man sits still

© Kiran Acharya 2016

WPC: Earth

WPC: Earth

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

-John Muir

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The start of a vacation

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A stray golden curl sliding down his forehead, pale blue eyes, and a cherubic face gave Mark an angelic look. On any other day, he’d look innocent with neatly pressed shirt, and pants. Not today. His golden hair had already turned brown, the sand flying around him as he shook his head. His cream shirt, now buff was wrinkled, and untucked. The pants were probably brown to start with, so it’s hard to know the extent of the damage it suffered. Streaks of dirt graced his face along with a satisfied smile. The scrapes on his elbows showed signs of bleeding. He bore them with fortitude of a knight. Continue reading The start of a vacation

Senryu

Senryu

deep distinct palm lines

covered with rough calluses—

a labourer’s fate.

© Kiran Acharya 2016

*Senryu is a human haiku. Haiku is a Japanese poetry, which traditionally  follows a pattern of 5-7-5 syllables in three lines. While Haiku deals with nature, Senryu portrays human characters and emotions.

Honest criticism is always welcome.😀