Friday, 24 June 2016

Review: The Loose Ends List


 My ratings.


An amazing, touching story which talks a lot about death but still manages to make you smile! I had no idea what to expect when I started reading it. It appeared on my feed and then the next thing I know is that I am reading this book. The blurb might look simple; A story of a girl who is suddenly being told that her grandmother is ill and has decided to take the entire family to a 'death with dignity' cruise ship. But what it doesn't tell is how the family is full of crazy and lovable people and how amazingly the idea of death is being handled in this book. It's Carrie Firestone's debut novel, and she has done a great job with it! 

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of death is sadness, but after reading this book I'm sure you won't feel that way.  The story is very refreshing despite having very serious and emotional moments in it. Since it's a 'death with dignity' cruise ship, you'll find a lot of ill people and their family, who are on the same journey as Maddie.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Review: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

My rating.

 My review.

“Growing up, I believed in miracles. I guess I don’t anymore.” 

Let me start off by saying that while I knew that this book was going to be intense, I had no idea it would be so horrific yet brilliantly written. Yes, I loved the poetic writing, and yes, I was sick with disgust while reading some part of the books. If you like horror and can read through the things I am going to mention: Just read this book.

"I am deserving because even after everything, I'm still hopeful. The people who hurt me couldn't kill my spirit. I'm dreaming still. See me, right now? Dreaming. And, given everything, that's pretty wonderful."

It's a story of a girl named Minnow Bly who was raised in a religious community known as Kevinian cult. Well, to be honest, the Prophet - whom the whole community followed - was a crazy, twisted person. The things he made people believe in were just ridiculous. The people in the community are brainwashed and believes anything the Prophet says.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Liebster Award!

 I was nominated for this award by lovely Melanie from Paperback Darling.
Thanks a lot for nominating me, you've been really amazing! Guys, check out her blog, if you haven't already! 

These are the rules you have to follow after being nominated:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blog gives you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award that have less than 200 followers.
  5. Let the blogs know you have nominated them.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Here are the 11 questions I answered: 

1.      How many books do you currently own?

I started collecting books over a year ago, so my collection has reached to about 200 books right now.

2.      What’s your favorite genre?

Currently my favorite genre is YA/Fantasy.

3.      Have you ever wanted to write a book?

Yes, I definitely have had thoughts about writing a book. In fact, I also remember starting a book and had even written few chapters. But that story never got its end :P

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Review: The Boy With Words by C.E. Wilson


  My rating.


Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Actual rating: 3.5 stars

I had no idea what this book was about when I started reading it. I always make sure to check other reviews/blurb before reading any book, but this time I just started reading it without any expectations and any knowledge of the plot. And this book turned out to be a great fun read! The story was surprisingly good with some refreshing ideas.

In the beginning, I had this weird thought that this book was going to turn very serious. I mean they were talking about creator and people not allowed to go in the outside world. Because why else would they be all secretive and dangerous? And no one had seen skies, or basically anything other than where they live. They didn't know anything! It was difficult to believe that anything like this existed, and on top of that, there was a threat of some 'Creator'. What came after that was a real shocker!! They weren't normal beings, they were tiny. And by tiny, I mean about 6 inches. So that was the reason they couldn't go outside and only few selected people who were strong enough we allowed to go into the real world to bring back the things they needed to survive.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)

My ratings.


Okay, so now that The Last Star is released, it was about time I read this book. Honestly, I didn't love this book as much as The 5th Wave, but I still enjoyed it. I think I loved the first book more because the plot was more mysterious and interesting than this one, and now that all the identities are revealed, it seemed like there wouldn't be much to read in this book, but I was so wrong! The Infinite Sea is terrific and amazingly written. I admit that the first few pages were very slow, but when the book picked up the pace, it was a complete roller coaster, and a good one at that.

The story picks up exactly where the first book left. While the first book had a lot of actions, drama, revelation of secrets, and then that climax, this book was relatively slow. But that doesn't mean it wasn't good, it just focused more on the the character developments and the overall plot. Still there are many things which are left unanswered, especially about the aliens because there's still no clear explanation for that, and I am really looking forward to see how everything ends.

Giveaway- I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson (India only)

Hi Everyone,
Okay, as the title has already given away, I have planned a giveaway for my reader friends! Being a reader, I love getting books, so I thought it'd be a great idea to have a small giveaway :)
This is my first time doing a giveaway so it's only for residents of India.  I am planning to do the giveaways frequently on my blog and share my love for books with you guys, and I'll be trying to do some international as well.
 Enjoy guys!<3

Monday, 6 June 2016

Review: The Raven Boys


My Rating


Oh my god, guys! *shaking my head and wondering why I didn't read this book sooner*  I know I am going to get a lot of "I told you so" looks because just look around yourself( or in this case, around Internet) every one has been talking about this series, but this book was just too good!! I can say that this series might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it worked for me. If you guys haven't read it yet(which I highly doubt), jump on the bandwagon and read this book!! I promise you won't be disappointed!! I don't really get this much excited about a book, but when there are four guys in a book *swoons* and a mysterious plot, it's pretty hard not to get all excited about it! 

* no spoilers*

Okay, now coming onto the story, I wasn't really a fan in the beginning. I mean, I instantly liked the characters, but the story? It was....slow. I couldn't get into the story, and all the ley line mysteries just confused me more. But after a while, the story started to unfold and finally gave more explanation about the ley lines, which pulled me in and after that I only remember pages flying and then reaching to the end of the book. No, really. I did finish 70% of the book in one sitting.  I am not going to explain the story, because who am I kidding? You guys already know that, but I'd like to say that I loved this adventurous journey, and more importantly, I loved the characters.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava LavenderThe Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I honestly don't know how to express my feelings for this book. It is exactly like its title-strange and beautiful. And it is also very difficult to describe such book, because whatever I say will not make sense until you experience it book by yourself.

As the title suggests, this book tells about the beautiful yet strange life of Ava Lavender, but it's not only that, in fact almost first half of the book is about her ancestors and how they have been know for strange things happening in their family. I was surprised by how natural the story felt, and I am not talking about the magical part of the story (although it was convincing, I still have my doubts). I was surprised by the characters; each one of them and their ability to love, and to not only love, but to hurt too.

The romance in this book is very beautiful and also sad at times, and it was shocking how the characters acted with each other, and how sad it was to experience that I sometimes forgot that they even loved each other at some point in their lives. The things they did were NOT okay. I never thought that I would hate the characters I loved in the beginning. (view spoiler) And it's not as if they didn't love each other, oh yes, they did, but the things they did for love was truly heart-breaking. And this quote perfectly explains it: “Love makes us such fools.”

“I found it ironic that I should be blessed with wings and yet feel so constrained, so trapped. It was because of my condition, I believe, that I noticed life's ironies a bit more often than the average person. I collected them: how love arrived when you least expected it, how someone who said he didn't want to hurt you eventually would.”

But there are other characters too whom I loved. Ava is one of my favorite characters. For a girl who was born with wings and was treated differently, she was surely a strong and amazing person. I really enjoyed this story, and even though it was sad and heart breaking, I found it beautiful and uplifting.

I also loved the magical aspect of the book, it was truly mesmerizing. And the only reason for not giving it five stars is that even though the story touched my heart, I couldn't really connect with the characters. But overall it was a great read. The story might seem light, but it is not. It deals with tragic and sad events. But still it's worth reading for its unique plot and complex characters. I highly recommend this book.

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Friday, 3 June 2016


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Hi everyone,

This is my first post, and I just want to let everyone know what my blog will be about. I'll be reviewing the books most of the time, and since I can't ever stop talking about my new obsessions with series/books, there'll also be a lot of fangirling involved! So basically, I'll be talking about books. I've been reviewing books on Goodreads, and from now on I'll be posting my review on both Goodreads and my Blog( Wow, never thought I'd actually create my own blog!). I have just started this blog, so I'll be also making changes and adding new things on my blog.
I am really excited for this, and I hope you guys enjoy my reviews, too :D

Thanks to everyone who read this! <3