Thursday, 23 February 2017

Short review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur



This was such a beautiful collection of poems. I don't usually read poems, in fact this is probably the first poetry book I own. I've read very few poems, but I kept stumbling upon this book over and over so I finally decided to read it. And I am so glad that I did!

The poems are so well written, and the best thing about it is that everyone can relate to it. The poems are broken into four parts - hurt, love, pain, and healing, shows every phase of life through these strong, and beautifully written poems.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Review: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera




After reading Adam Silvera's debut novel More Happy Than Not, I thought I was prepared for this. But apparently, I was wrong. Nothing could've prepared me for all the feelings I went through while reading this book. Right from the beginning, it is shown that the main character Griffin is grieving the death of his boyfriend, and the story how everything happened unfolds with each new chapter, alternating between present and past.

“People are complicated puzzles, always trying to piece together a complete picture, but sometimes we get it wrong and sometimes we’re left unfinished. Sometimes that’s for the best. Some pieces can’t be forced into a puzzle, or at least they shouldn’t be, because they won’t make sense.” 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I loved more/less than I expected

Hey guys! So this week's theme for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Brooke and The Bookish is ten books I loved less/more than I expected. This is the first time I'm doing this meme, and I decided instead of writing about  the books I liked, or didn't like, I thought I would do both. So I'll be sharing 5 books that exceeded my expectations, and the 5 books which were underwhelming. 

Books that exceeded my expectations:

1.  On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

I  found On The Jellicoe road randomly while scrolling through Goodreads. I hadn't heard much about this book, and even now I don't see many people reading it, but it's one of those book that'll stay with you for a very long time. This story is about love, friendship, grief, guilt, forgiveness, all woven together and forming a beautiful story. It takes some time to get into, but once you do, you just can't stop reading it. It's a very powerful book and would definitely recommend it to everyone! 

2. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

This is a book I was very hesitant about reading. I don't know why I just couldn't make myself read it, maybe because it seemed like a heavy book. But when I did read it, I was surprised by how everything was handled in this book. It is a story of a girl who's suffering from Schizophrenia and her journey of facing all the hurdles that came her way, It's not only an emotional story, but the author has done a brilliant job keeping the atmosphere of the book light and funny while also giving a very strong message. I love this book for its uniqueness, crazy plot twists (trust me, they are), and beautiful characters.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

My rating
My review
I just finished rereading this book, and oh, my god! It was as amazing as the first time around! I rarely reread books, but this one kept calling me back, and with the release of Conjuring of Light, I couldn't miss a chance to visit this magical world and my favorite characters once again! And I am so glad that I did!

I had so much fun rereading this book! And do I even need to write about the Londons and world building? I mean, it's freaking awesome! Reading about another world is always cool, but add different kinds of cities in that, with some magic, mystery, and evil twins in it, and you've got yourself a perfect fantasy book!

Saturday, 18 February 2017

The Sunday Post #2


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

Life: This week has been a busy yet boring kind of week. I finally stopped procrastinating and finished some of my work. I had gotten really distracted last week, and hadn't been able to concentrate on any work, so I am really glad that I finally managed to do it. I've also been attending my college lectures this week, so that also kept my day busy. I also finally started to get back into reviewing ( I haven't been doing it for last few months), so I also managed to catch up on some reviews this week too!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren


My ratings

My review
Me: I am tired of reading all those heavy books, let's find some funny and light romance.

Me: Searches fluffy romance on Gr. Annoyed to find out I've read most of the books. Comes across Beautiful what?? Bastard and decides to read it.

Alright, I guess you all know what happened after this from my rating. Yes, I did read this book. And yes, I hated it. Hate is too strong a word, but nothing else can describe my annoyance for this book.

I expected this book to be a funny romance, but what I got? A disappointment. You know, you go into a book, expecting the characters to meet, get attracted to each other, and also maybe flirt? But what's in this book? Sex. And it starts from page 17. And until then, there's only rambling of how Mr Ryan is a jerk. And there isn't even any sort of chemistry between them! It was such a boring read, with jokes which weren't even funny.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Anticipated February reads!

Anticipated reads of February, 2017!

Hey, bibliophiles! In this post, I am going to share some of my anticipated releases of February which I can't wait to read!

 A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)



                                                                                          Goodreads blurb:
 The battle between four magical Londons comes to a head in this stunning finale to the New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy by rising star V. E. Schwab.

London's fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.

My thoughts:
I read A Darker Shade of Magic in January last year, and to say that  I loved it would be an understatement! I mean, this book is everything. And I am not exaggerating! If you're a fantasy buff like me, then this series is perfect for you! There's magic (lot's of it), different kinds of London and each one of it has unique quality. Then there are badass characters whom I absolutely LOVE. To be honest, I'm here for only my babies! The main characters are Kell and Lila, but more are added in second books which you can't help but fall in love with!

You guys have no idea how crazy I am about theses books, and I've been literally waiting for this book for  year, so all the anticipations has just kept building up! I'm already rereading the first two books so that I won't have to wait too much for this one ;P I can't wait for my copy to arrive!

Friday, 10 February 2017

2017 updates: Life, books, and more books!

So, I am finally back after really long! Sorry for being MIA, but I was just not inspired, so I thought it would be better to just not do anything about it. Anyways, here I am with life and book updates!!

So, my 2017 has been great so far on personal levels, but it's been slow when it comes to books. I've only read about two books until now. And I'm finally getting to reading what I really love: Fantasy! Since A Conjuring of Light is nearly here, I have decided to reread the first two books in the series! A Darker Shade of Magic was one of my favorite books of last year, so I am really excited to go into that magical world again! *_*