Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Occasional Book Spine Poetry #1: Kiss the Sky

Remember how last week we celebrated Lily Calloway's birthday? Well, today is Rose Calloway's birthday. I love this character to no end. Out of all the Calloway sisters, I'm the most like her and my personality, dreams, fears.. Let's just say that I can identify with her a lot. At first I wanted to have a discussion today: talk about strong women in fiction and use Rose as the prime example. When I started writing it though, I realized that there are so many other characters I want to portray as well and that the post would do injustice to them. So I thought hard over what to do today and had an Einstein moment *insert light bulb* where I came up with the most brilliant idea.. only to forget it.

YEP. HOW? I have no idea *shakes head* As hard as I tried, I could not remember that idea to save my life. Clearly, clearly someone is getting old. Needless to say I had a small panic attack yesterday, because Rose is one half of my OTP *waves a team Coballoway flag*, my favorite female character in the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series and one of my favorite female characters ever! Obviously I needed to do something to honor this character who helped me through some hard times this last semester at uni; inspired me to push myself further and further; who has given me so many feels while following her story.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure to meet the fiercest Calloway sister yet, Rose is extremely smart. She loves knowledge. I wanted to do something fun for today. Something that Rose would perhaps appreciate. Since Connor and books are some of the things she loves the most in addition to her sisters, fashion and standing for women's rights, what better way to celebrate by creating a non-traditional book spine poem about the two nerds (read: Rose and Connor) on the same orbit. The following poem is inspired by Kiss the Sky, my favorite book in the whole series and tells the story of my OTP: Rose Calloway and Connor Cobalt. 

“I’m just excited for you,” I tell her. “It’s like a milestone in your relationship.” The orbiting nerd stars have finally collided. — Lily Calloway, Thrive.


Well, this was a long one :) In case any of you want to see the poem in writing, here it is, one more time:

Once upon a time
Under the Never Sky,
two strong, powerful and passionate souls
Crash, Clash, Crush
Days of Blood and Starlight
as they both try to come out on top and win the place on the
Throne of Glass
Pushing the Limits
of themselves and each other.

Dare You To,"
he seems to be saying.
"Take Me On,"
he urges. She does.
Fire with Fire,
they fight and banter, until one day,
The Fiery Heart
that burns inside both of them, sets free their passion; enlightens their minds and souls.

The Burning Sky,
that has replaced the once ‘Never Sky’, he murmurs:

"You can put your
Trust in Me.
Be with Me,"
he whispers. "Because
The Truth About Forever,"
they both say, "is that I will stand by you
Until I Die."

And that's a wrap on this post! Since this was super fun to do, I've decided to do this from time to time when the mood strikes and I feel so inspired by a book or its characters. Although, they'd be way shorter. I think. Would you guys even like this idea? Let me know! I hope you had fun reading this and see you tomorrow with my very late-ish July recap :) Cheers! x


  1. O.M.G. How fun and creative!!!! You never cease to amaze me! I can't say that I feel bad that you forgot what your original plan was for Rose's birthday because this is just AMAZEDERFUL (yes, I made that up so just go with it)! I'm putting this in the Fan Page so I can keep coming back to it!

  2. SIIRI!!! THIS IS SO COOOL! Wow, how do you come up with this? That's it. I declare you a genius. Now, I see why you love Connor so much ;)

  3. siiriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii that was awesomeeeeeeeeee and very creative!!! love it!!! rose and connor wld love that!! and i know KB will approve too!! - Lanie

  4. THAT.WAS.AMAZING. Omg, I read it like three times! And WOOT, another celebration! hehe don't know who Rose is either....BUT, I'm glad you feel so connected to her. That is a great feeling. :)

  5. *hugs* I love it when characters help us get through hard times of our own and my own feelings aside about Rose (even if you say she is just like me AND you for that matter) I am GLAD she helped you through those tough times. What you did to honor her is gorgeous and that poem.... I got them chills, yo!

    I think you should start offering classes on how to be the best fangirl EVAH. <3

    This was ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, Cy and THANK YOU for sharing it with us!

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

  6. Wow. Holy crud. That is AMAZING! I wish I had the creativity to do something like that! Such a wonderful poem, and it's so clever how you managed to intertwine some of your favorite fandoms. ;) Thanks for sharing, and BRILLIANT post! <33

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

  7. I love this! I love it so much! It's like pretty and clever and you've used books awesomely. XD I have no idea how to ever do this hehee...but i see bloggers doing it from time to time, and what can I say? I'm hopelessly peer pressured. I want to have a go one day. But this was particularly beautiful so I'm just going to go admire it a little longer....

  8. This is absolutely lovely! Also very creative! :)
    You're a true fangirl of this series, Siiri!

  9. THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! I love the poem so much and the way you slipped all those book titles in there - AMAZING JOB SIIRI!!! Also, this made me snort:

    "So I thought hard over what to do today and had an Einstein moment *insert light bulb* where I came up with the most brilliant idea.. only to forget it."

    YES! *high five* This happens to me all the time! ALL THE TIME! I guess I'm getting old too, so we can take comfort in the fact that it's happening to both of us at the same time :-)

  10. THIS IS AMAZING!! I LOVE IT. I love the poem and how you included book titles in it. Really I'm speechless! WOW. You really are the fabulous fangirl when it comes to this series.

    About forgetting things, well yeaaaaah I know the feeling.

    Amazing post, dear! ;)

  11. Wow, that was an awesome post, Siiri! One of the most creative features I've ever seen :D It must have been nerve-wracking to keep looking at your shelves and to see a title that would correspond to your poem! I know I wouldn't have done it myself. And it's so beautiful, too! GREAT JOB! :D

    Faye at The Social Potato

  12. that was sooo cool! how creative! i loved it!

  13. I love the spine poem..totally love it! Of course David kept distracting me..I wanted to bring him in out of the rain and feed him tea and Jammie Dodgers

  14. OMG I love this so much!!!!!!!! Rose is also my favorite character. Coballoway all the way! <3

  15. I really like the beginning with 'Once upon a time under the never sky' :D