31.5.16

Book Review : The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

Genre : YA, Contemporary, Fiction, LGBT, Romance
Series : Standalone
Pages : 213
Goodreads Rating : 4.20
My Rating


Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.

Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

30.5.16

Review : Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
by Morgan Matson

Genre : Contemporary, Romance, YA, Travel
Pages : 344
Goodreads Rating : 4.05
My Rating :

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip - and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar - especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory - but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

29.5.16

Book Review : Ruby Red by Kirsten Gier

Ruby Red
by Kirsten Gier

Genre : Historical Fiction, Adventure, Young Adult,  Mystery, Time       Travel
Series : Precious Stone Trilogy #1
Goodreads Rating : 4.12
My Rating
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
 

25.5.16

Book Review : I Wrote This For You


I Wrote This For You
by pleasefindthis

Genre :Poetry, Love, Romance, Young Adult, Adult
Goodreads rating : 4.19
My rating :


I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it. They may think they get it, but they don’t. This is the sign you’ve been looking for. You were meant to read these words.

23.5.16

Book Review : The Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman
by Paullina Simons

Genre : Historical Fiction, Romance, Adult
Series : The Bronze Horseman #1
Goodreads Rating : 4.36
My rating : 

During the summer of 1941 the Metanov family are living a hard life in Leningrad. As the German armies advance their future looks bleak. For Tatiana, love arrives in the guise of Alexander, who harbours a deadly and extraordinary secret.

17.5.16

Book Review : The Memory of Lost Dreams

The Memory of Lost Dreams
by Davon M Custis

Genre : Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Pages : 222
Series : Zara's Resistance Saga #1
Goodreads rating : 4.50
My rating :



Malik Soules has never seen such an amazing sight. There lay the city of Imperia: gutted, destroyed, cracked with broken windows, every skyscraper rose slanted within this deep underground cavern. 

What happened to this place so long ago? 

He accidentally stumbles upon a machine called REQUIEM. By mistake, it sends him into a strange new world: where futuristic technology rules and sheer terror fills the hearts of ordinary citizens. 

He can't seem to escape this nightmarish dream!

13.5.16

Novella Review : Destroy Me by Taherah Me

Destroy Me
by Taherah Mafi

Genre : Dystopian, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance
Pages : 109
Form : ebook
Series : Shatter Me #1.5
Goodreads rating : 4.28
My rating :



Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel MeDestroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

11.5.16

Book Review : The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Rose and The Dagger
by Renee Ahdieh

Genre : Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Retelling
Series : The Wrath and The Dawn #2
Pages : 420
Goodreads rating : 4.41
My rating :
                                                  
                                          
I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.
In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

10.5.16

Book Review : These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

These Shallow Graves 
by Jennifer Donnelly

Genre : Historical Fiction, Mystery, Fiction, Romance
Pages : 448
Goodreads rating : 3.94
My rating :  


Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon—like all the girls in her class—she’ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo secretly dreams of becoming a writer—a newspaper reporter like the trailblazing Nellie Bly.

Wild aspirations aside, Jo’s life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. Charles Montfort accidentally shot himself while cleaning his revolver. One of New York City’s wealthiest men, he owned a newspaper and was partner in a massive shipping firm, and Jo knows he was far too smart to clean a loaded gun.

The more Jo uncovers about her father’s death, the more her suspicions grow. There are too many secrets. And they all seem to be buried in plain sight. Then she meets Eddie—a young, brash, infuriatingly handsome reporter at her father’s newspaper—and it becomes all too clear how much she stands to lose if she keeps searching for the truth. Only now it might be too late to stop.

The past never stays buried forever. Life is dirtier than Jo Montfort could ever have imagined, and the truth is the dirtiest part of all.

7.5.16

Book Review : Frozen Tides by Morgan Roydes

Frozen Tides
by Morgan Roydes

 Genre : Fantasy, Magic, Young Adult, Romance
 Pages : 400
 Series : Falling Kingdom # 4
 Goodreads rating : 4.49
 My rating :    
 
                                    

Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.

MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.

LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.

JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.

KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.

3.5.16

Book Review : If I Stay by Gayle Forman



If I Stay
by Gayle Forman
     Genre : Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction,      
Series : If I Stay #1   
Pages : 210
     Goodreads rating : 3.96
  My Rating :
                                            
                                             If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.


Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it's the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.