Monday, 5 December 2016

MIND GAMES by Heather W. Petty + Giveaway

MIND GAMES by Heather W. Petty 


Sherlock Holmes and Miss James “Mori” Moriarty may have closed their first case, but the mystery is far from over in the thrilling sequel to Lock & Mori, perfect for fans of Maureen Johnson and Sherlock.

You know their names. Now discover their beginnings.

Mori’s abusive father is behind bars…and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting that Mori—not her father—is the Regent’s Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are beginning to believe them.

Through it all, Lock—frustrating, brilliant, gorgeous Lock—is by her side. The two of them set out to discover who is framing Mori, but in a city full of suspects, the task is easier said than done. With the clock ticking, Mori will discover just how far she is willing to go to make sure that justice is served, and no one—not even Lock—will be able to stop her.


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Review: Too Late by Colleen Hoover

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Oh, well. Another CoHo book which has left me with mixed feelings. But at least I enjoyed the story, if not loved it. I loved the writing style in this book, it was very easy to read and onced I started it, I couldn't put it down without finishing it. The book is not very long so it took me only few hours to finish it.

I really loved the scenes between Carter and Sloan. I always like those cute banters between the characters in CoHo's book. The characters in this book were very complex and I couldn't even decide whether to hate them or sympathize with them. Then there is the tragic past of the characters which helps me understand them more, but that too didn't justify the things they did. Even though this whole love-triangle was too complex and disturbing to like it, I liked the way it ended.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

The Sunday Post #1

The Sunday Post #1

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer This seemed like a perfect meme to share all the bookish news (or any news) which happened throughout the week, so I am really thinking of continuing with this meme!

Number of books I read:

One. Yeah, I know. I was in huge reading slump for the past few weeks, so finishing this one book was also a huge accomplishment for me haha. The book I read is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, and to be honest, it’s one of the best Sci-Fi books I’ve read in a very long time. The story is complex, terrifying, gripping, and all in all, an amazing book wish brillian Sci-Fi plot! Here’s my review of it: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Book buying ban:
: I am sure none of us love to do this thing, and I’ve tried to go on a book buying ban twice in past and have always failed. Because basically, I am like this:

The last book I bought is Heartless, which still hasn’t arrived *sigh* but I am planning to not buy books for about at least a month. 

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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“We're more than the sum total of our choices, that all the paths we might have taken factor somehow into the math of our identity.”

This is one of those books which mess up with your mind. Not just once, throughout the story, and in the creepiest way. This is also one of the weirdest books I've read, I mean it's not often you get to read a sci-fi book with such enthralling and gripping plot, and which explores the idea of multiverse. How cool is that? But while the idea does sound appealing, this story shows a dark side of it. And it's terrifying, to be honest.

“No one tells you it’s all about to change, to be taken away. There’s no proximity alert, no indication that you’re standing on the precipice. And maybe that’s what makes tragedy so tragic. Not just what happens, but how it happens: a sucker punch that comes at you out of nowhere, when you’re least expecting it. No time to flinch or brace. The”
The beginning seemed like it was taken out of some horror movie: Jason, the main character, gets abducted by a stranger and wakes up in a strange place, where people knows who he is, but he has got no idea who these people are, or what he's doing here. People also mistakes him for the person he isn't, which also makes him doubt his earlier life: was that life a dream? Or is this a dream he's having which feels like a reality? He doesn't know what's real: the thing he's experiencing right now which is strangely similar to his life, but still totally different, or the memories he have of his past. At one point, even I started to think that he was dreaming one of these thing. But how wrong was I!

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


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Warning: Gif overload :P
How do you even write a review of Harry Potter when you're one of the very few people in this muggle world who is reading it for the first time and just want to fangirl about it?! I have no idea why I waited so long to start this series, but I am going to rectify that and finish rest of the books this year! Also, I might be the only person who haven't been spoiled for this series. Which also includes movie because I've only watched first two :P So basically I am reading HP series for the first time.

I am obviously not going to write about what I loved in this book. Because, well, then I'll have to mention every scene of this book because it was that amazing! Instead, I am going to write about what I'll remember this series by.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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Okay, so I'll start my review by saying that Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors and she'll always be.But that doesn't mean that I have to like all of her books. The first book I read by her was Hopeless, and after that I remember reading all of her released novels back to back so you can probable imagine how much I love reading her books. Although I didn't like this book, I am pretty sure that I will read anything by this woman in future!

What I love in her books is the characters she create;you can instantly connect to them,but not in this book. And that's what made me give this book 2 stars. Colleen Hoover's books are very emotional, and this was another book filled with a lot angst and heartbreaks, but because I couldn't connect with either characters, despite the book having dual POV, this book didn't work for me.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Books and us!

You guys might be wondering what I am up to, with this weird title which hardly make sense? Well, I’ve been thinking about how much we book nerds read in a day, and when you think about it, we unknowingly ( or knowingly) start implying them in real life. And I’m not talking about inspirational book, no. I am talking about how reading books have changed our choices and tastes.
So I’m going to share how reading books have influenced my life.

#1 Shopping:
Okay, so first thing that comes in my mind when I am being told to spend money? You guessed it: I would go straight off to a bookstore rather than getting clothes or other such things( what happened to basic necessities? We would never know) . And that’s not it. These days, my Mugs, Carry bags, etc are inspired by books.

Yeah, I’d rather look like a complete nerd than dress up like cool people. (Even John Green agrees ;) )

Review: Say Something... by T.A. Roth

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*I was provided  an ebook copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Okay, first off, I really enjoyed this book! I mean, what's not to love? It has amazing characters, super-hot romance, and a really good plot! When I started this book, I had no idea of how it would turn out, and since it's a NA romance, I was really hoping it to be a good read, and it totally was! It was a really quick read, I finished it in only 2 days because I just couldn't put it down!

Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera


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“I’m more happy than not. Don’t forget me.”
No, I won't.
Nothing could have prepared me for this intense and emotional story. I don't know why but I expected it to be a light read despite of the fact that everything about this book says that it's a sad story. Except for the title, which misleading because this book is more SAD than HAPPY! I started reading the book at midnight and finished it at early morning, and it's needless that I was crying my eyes out at the end. This has to be the most sad story I've read this year. My rating would have been different if I had wrote the review just after finishing the book;I might have rated more, but now that I think about it, my is rating around 3.5 stars but rounding off to 4 only because of the unique plot and the writing. I loved Adam Silvera's writing and his way of storytelling and I am looking forward to read more books by him.

The book started at a slow pace, and it wasn't until after the first half that I realized why there is so much hype about the book and why everyone loves it so much. The story is unlike anything I've read, I love how unique and different the concept is. And even though it is also shelved as sci-fi which is also the main reason for some very shocking plot twists, it seemed more contemporary to me.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Review: No Safe Zone by Adite Banerjie

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Won a copy of this book through Goodreads giveaway.

3.4 stars
Let me start off by saying that 3.5 stars is not a bad rating, I really enjoyed this book, but didn't love it as much. This book was really entertaining. And with its fast-paced action scenes and super hot romance, it was very close to get 4 stars. I fell in love with author's writing style. The writing of the book was definitely a treat for me, because every scene was crafted beautifully, and being a sucker for love stories, I fell in love with the scenes between Kabir and Qiara This book was also a very quick read, and I finished it in only few hours.

The story revolves around two main characters, Kabir and Qiara, who are once again brought together by a situation neither of them would have imagined. Qiara's life turns upside down since the moment she arrives in Delhi. She witnesses a murder, and after that there's only running from goons, politicians, and trying to save herself and the organisation she's working with.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Review: We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

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"Your entire sense of self-worth is predicated upon your belief that you matter, that you matter to the universe. But you don't. Because we are the ants."

Wow. I came across this book few days ago and started reading it as soon as I was able to get the copy of this book. There are some books that makes me want to read it right away because I know that I am going to like it, and this is definitely one of them. This book affected me very strongly and left me thinking a lot about life and the choices we make. I also love the simple yet beautiful cover of this book.Well, I love everything about this book!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Review: Captive Prince

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Hey. all! Here's a mini review of Captive Prince. 
I've been reading this book for months. Not because it's slow, but I just never got a chance to continue. But I started it few days ago, and you know what? I finished it in only two days! It's that good. I don't usually read M/M, in fact this is the first book I have read in that genre. I had read some reviews before starting it, and I had gotten the rough idea that this book was mainly focused on romance, and even gave off the vibe that it was slightly erotica. Which it isn't. And it doesn't even have romance. Yes, there are a lot of explicit scenes like violence and rape, but they all were used for building up the plot. There are many historical fictions which includes such scenes, so it wasn't really shocking, not for me at least. But if the above things makes you uncomfortable, then this book might not be for you.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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I just finished this book, and to say that this book broke my heart would be an understatement. After waiting for what felt like forever, I finally read this book and now I'm at a loss for words.
If I forget the only thing that I still don't want to accept, I couldn't be happier with how the story turned out.

And my ships! Oh god, I've never been happier and sad at the same time. At one moment there'd be a swoon worthy scene between the characters, and right after that there will be something to ruin it. Kaz and Inej's scenes went from 0% chemistry to sizzling hot romance! And in any other book, I wouldn't even consider those scenes very romantic, but Kaz Brekker? He stole my heart with those gestures, which is exactly what Dirthyhands does in this entire book. Everything between them was so intense, and the sexual tension, I can't even. *inserts million heart emojis* And how could you not love him when he says things like these:

“I would have come for you. And if I couldn't walk, I'd crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we'd fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that's what we do. We never stop fighting.”