About the Book : Crystal is the youngest and most impressionable character of the novel begins to understand that life isn’t all made up of fairytales, but her youth is kept sacred and pure. Dealing with the disappointments of her drug addicted father at such a young age, she is introduced to her strength and boundless endurance.
Celeste the adolescent of the tale yearns for love and acceptance from her mother. Her sweetness creates a compassion that the closest of those around her will never show. She wishes to find her voice as she takes on the responsibility of enduring her mother’s demons.
Camille is the disrupted teenager seeking peace. Striving to create her own path during a tumultuous relationship with her first love. The secret abuse stretched her only to find her own wings. Her faith and love for God guides her inner core to keep going.
Chasity finds herself in a whirlwind of new possibilities as she goes off to join the military. A far cry from her life in New York, she is introduced to war as she deploys in support of the terror attacks on September 11th. Now away from family and friends she is forced to find herself and her leadership skills are developed. Through tumultuous travels and escapes there is no room for complaints there is only the will to survive.
Cilicia is a young house wife and new mother learning that marriage is not only hard, but some days impossible. Raising a daughter gives her a new perspective on life and what she is willing to accept from her husband and not accept at all.
Corrine a newly divorced single mother strives to create a life for herself and her daughter. With a new job, home and budding romance she can finally breathe. Trying to keep it all together and striving for comfort at night she still finds herself silently crying herself to sleep only to wake up to a new day and do it all over again.
Constance is the most hopeful and the most matured of the ladies. She is briefly introduced in this novel. Her story however is not yet finished it has only begun.
About the Author : Call Me Queen is the author Cyrene Renee’s first novel. After years of writing poetry, her first literary love, she decided to expand her love for words and storytelling. Creating Call Me Queen has been a wonderful journey. The characters coupled with the original poems, allow for a dramatic and personal touch for each story. Cyrene hopes to continue her literary path creating more heartwarming and thrilling novels and poems. Cyrene currently resides in New York City where she is originally from.
My Say : ‘Every next level of your life will demand a different you’ and such books prove that never underestimate the talent hidden behind a debut Author.
Call Me Queen is a wonderful collection of poems and stories about seven young women Crystal, Celeste, Camille, Chasity, Cilicia, Corrine and Constance, these young ladies have all endured, glorified, failed and learned throughout the years allowing them to grow into maturity and becoming a Queen of their own opinions.
Those lovely poems and stories left me speechless. ‘I loved you, I loved you on the conditional basis that you would love me too’ Wow!! The Author knows how to express a woman’s feelings very well. You will see your glimpse in her stories. I totally loved reading this book. These seven stories touched my heart because of the way they were written with so much of passion. Each and every story will leave you with so many thoughts. I loved all of them but Crystal is my personal favourite. The way she has explained the emotions and expressions, I can see an emerging talent in her.
I highly recommend this book to all my lovely readers! Go and grab a copy! Trust me the Author has written this book with her whole heart. This book will leave you with a lingering fragrance on your bookshelf and on your soul. In the end she left me craving for more by saying ‘ the journey continues..’ So I will be eagerly waiting for your next book. Good Luck Cyrene!
With this review, I am signing out and picking up my next book! I shall catch you up with my next post..
Happy Reading and Stay Curious!
~ Sonali Agarwal~