Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller



✏️ #FirstLineFriday: War Poppy

I’m an emotional masochist when it comes to book. I love books that captured real life struggles – something that everyone could relate to. In this case it’s death and how it affected people that are left behind. Real life can be ugly, and I like to be reminded of that instead of losing myself to unrealistic expectations and denials. I like to keep it real – even with fictions.


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War Poppy (War #1) by Nicole Lynne (Stevie J. Cole & L.P. Lovell)
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Love and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we’re left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had.

War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you’re only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain…a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I’ve lost—what we’ve lost. In the midst of destruction, she’s a salvation I don’t deserve.
I shouldn’t love him.
I shouldn’t love her.
Love is a war we never should have fought.