A court of wings and ruin

I was so excited for wings and ruin. I can’t believe I have already read it. I am in the middle of studying for my exams as they befall me and I still could not stop myself from reading it. I have read mist and fury so many times in the past year, I was ecstatic to be back in Rhys and feyre’s world, in prythian.
This book is written so well, the story flows so smoothly, you just cant stop reading. I loved feyre in this one, started to maybe dislike Lucien a little less too,  this books rocks!I was grinning and laughing most of the book. Best characters, best series ever were written. This book gave me tears of joy, it is everything and more. Sarah Maas is a genius. I am in love,. Oh man, you have not lived until you have read this series.

I Just do not know what do with myself after reading this, it is so amazing. The twists that come wreck me, you just do not see so many things coming, so many romances blooming that I can’t wait to see what next year brings.

I love how Maas writes her characters, brave imperfect souls fighting for good, how she brings everyone together, all her characters are so amazing, and her words, her love, everything. The love that is between the characters, the friendships, how they all break and heal together, so inspiring.There were so many characters in this book, but all unique, and every character I shall remember. I loved how every character got enough space and the story was not just focussed on the leads.

”what we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength. And… the most unlikely person can alter the course of history.”

I was so emotional during the war, on the brink of crying through all those pages.  I absolutely loved cassian, he is one of the best characters in here, the hand he had been dealt, how he was shown and glorified in this book, his kindness, and love for life, his humility, oh man after this book he maybe my fave character. So many twists in this book that I did not see coming, the unexpected loveliness of this book makes me more in love with this series.there are emotional scenes but nothing that would maybe make you cry, surely break your heart though.So many things happened in this book, so much of what Sarah thought and included, its marvelous, I did not want this book to end ever. I loved how this book was not finished at a cliff hanger, its like I can rest well if the series ended here but this book continues and am so glad for the same.

What I love about maas’s writing is her characters do not have a hero complex, they are not pure and perfect, they are healing and trying, they make mistakes and bad calls, they fight and forgive, they all are relatable and human, inspiring and imperfectly perfect. Her characters make me forgive myself, her characters have saved my life in so many ways, these books, all her books, but especially a court of mist and fury and a court of wings and ruin shall forever remain special to me. They inspire me to be okay with everything I want, do and am, its okay to make decisions that may seem wrong but are right for me, to be okay with your flaws and your strengths, to brave who you are. She has inspired me to understand and know what I want in the love of my life, to love yourself enough to not settle.

I hope I can convey my gratefulness in person someday to her.

The beauty of abandonment

The Beauty of Abandonment

Off a dirt road in West Virginia,
set far back in a weed-infested field,
an abandoned wood-slatted home stands,
kneels really, in the shadow of the
Blue Ridge Mountains. I imagine

it is free of worries that wore
the floors thin, free of the coming
and going that loosened nerves
and hinges, free of cries and laughter
now that only the voice of the wind
comes to roam its empty rooms.

A rooster might alight on the rusty
tin roof, but his cock-a-doodle-doo
alarms only the interloping field mice
asleep beneath a cast-iron stove
or the wintering bats suspended
from rafters by the hooks of their toes.

In spring, wisteria will climb
the grey, sagging boards, peek in
through broken-out windows,
like a cover-up to apologize
for the family that moved their lives
into a shiny trailer home closer to town.

I like to think the abandoned house
is happy, burden-free, collapsing into itself
like a body that has had enough of living
and is ready to let go, to relinquish
its heart to any weather, thankful
to be at home in nature.

If we were villains – book

If we were villains is by M.L.Rio.

I give it 2.5/5.

The cover is intriguing and interesting.
It catches your attention as soon as you look at it, willing you to at least pick it up and check it out.

My heart feels heavy in my chest. Secrets carry weight, like lead.”

The writing lacks emotion, it feels like reading a script, without the actor’s emotions you just wont feel it,
we get attached a little and feel for the actors eventually, especially oliver.
.The book loses me as soon as it starts,I basically skimmed through the earlier pages hoping it gets better.It is an extremely boring beginning, if i did not have this review to write i would have surely stopped reading it and if i had bought this book, i would have regretted spending on it. as interesting as it sounds, as soon as i started reading i was bored and wanted to stop, but i continued, after a few scenes it got interesting and became a drag again, the mystery is not surprising at all but it was an ohkay read, the characters are grey and i started feeling for them eventually, the characters are emotionally complex and they leave you feeling complex. its a very unique book, i have never read anything like this.

“Murder’s as near to lust as flame to smoke.”

“we’re afraid to show people who we really are.
We’re afraid of looking foolish if we reveal the full force of our emotions. But
in Shakespeare’s world, passion is irresistible, not embarrassing”

the writing is really smart, the book as you read the complex characters and the brilliant quotes, it feels like if i finish this book, i am going to be in awe, its going to make me think, there is something about the beautiful quotes here that keeps me glued, like i am going to be rewarded for reading this.This book brought great insight into the world of acting, the hard work actors put in while going through drama school, it seems only fun but it is intense work.

‘Through the
thorns, to the stars.”

the writing isn’t descriptive, the writer has given so many details but i failed to live in the book, i got immersed in the characters but the surroundings i failed to imagine as they were described.the mystery does build up, as to what happened, why was he in prison, how did he get there, it is worth suffering the earlier pages to get in the end. per aspera ad astra.it surely is an unforgettable book. its a different book, but its not something i recommend, it is not something I loved, it has its moments due to the writing and the style of writing which is unique .the mystery was not surprising to me at all.
I cannot put a genre to this book, its full of emotions, puzzling and inspiring as to how we handle our guilt, love, friendships. I really liked the way the book ended, it gave me closure a little anyway,

The power within

What is pain?
What is strength?
When you know it shall kill you but you struggle to endure it,
When you are braving the pain,
When you want better for yourself,
When you have dreams and you are facing every demon,
When failure scares you but does not stop you,
Pain can be power,
Stubborness can be strength,
Make up your mind and stick through your pride,
Success follows hard work,
Pain may leave you sore for awhile but it also leaves you stronger.

Mirrors to our soul

Eyes..the windows to our soul,
the swollen pearls after you have cried the night,
the overflowing joy in them when you realize you are loved,
the pain they hide,
the happiness they portray,
the love that flows through them,
the beauty that they are and the beauty that they help us capture.
eyes betray us when we lie,
they mirror our heart and soul,
the lake reflects truthfully whom so ever peers into them,
our eyes, reflect who we are despite our attempts to not let it show.

moonlight in vermont – hallmark movie

I give this movie an 8/10.

Moonlight in Vermont has an interesting story which has been well written.The movie is funny and entertaining at all times. Not once did I want to pry my eyes away from the sizzling couple that Lacey and Carlos portray.

Lacey Chabert plays Fiona who is a super busy caught up in the urban life real estate agent, she brings a spark to every character she plays, and it was a delight to watch her.
Carlo Marks plays Derek,he is cute and super charming to watch, and he and Lacey have great chemistry.They look really cute together.I hope they do more movies in the future together. Their banter is enjoyable.
Elise Gatien plays Hayley and is cute and chirpy in her character.She has a tiny role, but she does not go unnoticed.Fiona broom and Jason Cermak play Angela and Brandon ,it was nice to see their love story progressing in the background.

Timothy Webber plays Chauncey and he has done a remarkable job.

The setting of the inn is beautiful. The soundtrack of this movie is fun. its really well directed. the whole team has done an incredible job.

Offlate, I had been disliking almost every hallmark movie being dished out, but this was a Lacey Chabert movie, gotta watch and how glad am I that I did,

1 Mile to you – movie

This movie is an easy 8.5/10. Its excellent.

The background score is soothing and amazing.The music team has done a great job. The soundtrack of this movie is really cool, all the songs lovely to hear.1 mile to you’s script has been written very well, you enjoy the movie throughout. the scenes are well shot, all the actors have done  agreat job. The concept is unique and interesting, the movie is executed really well.The climax, the ending, all of it is great.  This movie has been adapted from a novel.

Graham rogers plays Kevin and has done an incredible job. He is so believable and excellent.Stefanie scott plays ellie and is cute and again talented. graham and stefanie have really good chemistry and are really cute together.Billy crudup plays his eccentric character quite well, he always makes his characters himself.Liana Liberato plays Henny, she is cute, i have always loved her, it was a surprise seeing her in this movie, but as always she is amazing in her role.

This is one movie you should totally watch. Its really good.

Brockmire – TV Series

I would give it an 8.5/10, not because I liked it that much but because it is simply really well made.

It is a comic show, but I did not find myself laughing, although baseball fans will love the anecdotes, and it is enjoyable to watch.

Hank Azaria has done a good job, his acting, accent, dialogue delivery, everything is so believable. He is an extremely talented actor.

Amanda Peet is a surprise here, but watch this show for her. She is delightful, gorgeous, charming and what makes this show good to watch. She owns the screen and in future episodes I am sure will make the show.

Tyrel Jackson Williams is a talented youngster in this show, he is funny, sometimes overacts but an upcoming comic talent.

You do not get excited while watching it but you do not get bored either. This show’s concept is different, and it does surprise you with its script. The cast is amazing. The show surely holds promise, its well written, greatly acted and I am sure appeals to a lot of people.

 

Summer…

Summer brings with it yearnings of lazy afternoons at the pool, soaking the sun with a chilled screwdriver and a witty book.
Summer brought with it the nostalgia of a childhood gone by, of summers spent at my uncle’s house with a dozen cousins running around. Summers where we visited relatives and guests graced our house,
Summers filled with mangoes and sherbets, books and ice creams,
sunny days with nothing to do but make memories.

Summers that were spent playing carrom and antaksharis,
That were spent riding in cycle rickshaws, giggling at passer-bys,
summers spent in libraries and museums,
summers spent running behind the kulfi wala and binge drinking coca cola.
Summers spent watching movies all afternoon,
Playing football and cricket in the scorching sun.
Summer is a time to relive our childhood memories, summer is a time to make new ones,
Summers, are they not always happy for everyone?