an ex for Christmas- Book

I liked the book. I was looking for something light to read and this was perfect. Its very similar to what’s your number, but I found it better than the romcom.

It’s fun to read during the holidays, it has a lot of holiday stuff and it made me play a lot of Christmas songs.  This was my first Layne book, an easy read, she really got the characters and details of everything right, although I wish there was more than one chapter with Mark’s PoV. I identify with Kelly, being a superstitious Gemini myself but It was Mark that had me in love with this book. Kelly’s happy attitude is fun to read but Mark is a character I really liked, he is sweet and super caring.

Its a quick and adorable read for this time of the year.

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Drunk Dial by Penelope ward

I really liked this book.

The book and the story are unexpected. I have always liked Ward’s writing, she writes stories you remember. Her characters are unique and unexpected, her romance is filled with notes and messages, this is similar to her other books but yet different. Its pleasant, exciting and a good book to curl up with if you have liked Ward’s earlier writings. Drunk dial is a must read for this genre, so much fun and happiness is filled in this book. ward is officially one of my fave readers, she creates such an amazing experience, her writing is so beautiful, i am transported to the places, experiences, and situations of the book. Ward is immensely talented.there are many twists in the book you just dont see coming but they are handled well. its a really great book. every book of Ward is a masterpiece i feel. she is such an amazing writer.

rahna is a great character, she is simply amazing, funny, smart just brilliant. rahna and Landon’s chemistry is sizzling, funny, cute and extremely realistic. its like reading a conversation between two real people.
Landon’s character is realistic and different. He is an upstanding guy, someone who makes me reflect that everyone has flaws, you have to accept people as they are, have love in your heart and go with everything else.

This book touches many topics that are rarely written about, Ward’s writing is magical. she really knows what she is doing, her books are always worth reading.

The good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

To read 528 pages in one sitting is a feat I believe.I have read Slaughter’s books earlier, this one is my favorite by far.

The book started weakly,  but it picked up, the narration was amazing, unexpected plot twists, realistic characters, and situations, I liked the book, it was a worthy read. It is a tragic book but it does leave you feeling satisfied. There were some parts in the book that were not as interesting and it is not a  book I would re read but well it is worth picking up and reading today.

The characters develop while you read, getting better over the years, the different POVs of Charlie and Sam are fun to read, everything gets better, it depicts life so realistically if you like thrillers with drama thrown in, this is the book for you.Charlie was a nice character, strong woman, Sam was successful and determined, they are both amazing characters. All the characters in this book come with a quirk but they make you sit up and notice.Sam’s character was incredibly inspiring.

The story was very well orchestrated, you are constantly thinking how everything links with each other, the next turn of events, although the climax was very predictable. I expected the book to go the legal way, to be all about court and Charlie defending Kelly but the twists surprised me.

It leaves you thinking family is family, shit happens in life but what you do after and how you emerge from it is what matters.

 

Are you sleeping? by kathleen barber

Basically, this book is a murder mystery but unexpectedly written with drama and suspense, going backward as to not who did it but did he really do it?

Barber has written perfectly as to how people react to sensational news nowadays, not respecting anyone’s feelings or privacy. It also taught me to remember the good days, value how lucky I am to have a happy family and how important it is to forgive and move on, not for others but for your own peace of mind.

Josie’s character is identifiable and Ellen is amazing. I wish there was Lanie’s POV as well, Caleb did not have a great start but he was a really good character. all of the characters are so real and relatable.I liked Lanie a lot more than I liked Josie. she was depicted as strong, so misunderstood.

this book makes me wonder, we never really think of how these old cases being reopened affect the victim’s families, we think there are holes in the evidence and maybe the guy is innocent, we always believe the judicial system did not do its job but why do we not think that maybe it did? maybe the cops, the lawyers, the jury did their job perfectly and years later memories and situations have changed and now that we look at everything, we look at it differently, time changes perceptions, that does not mean the past was wrong. this book really made me think, about family, relations, reactions

this book’s plot and the idea was thrilling and new, nothing like I have read before, she is surely someone to look out for. I just could not stop reading, it is very well-written and edited. her vision for the book has been laid down perfectly. The pace and layout of the book are so well its like you are experiencing it all with josie, like this really is her story and she is telling it to you. i am in love with the author, amazing work.. i loved every second of the book. the author very creatively tuned what could have been a short story to an interesting book..i saw the climax coming from a mile away, it was easy to put the breadcrumbs together, but i still could not stop myself from continuing to read.it was far from the best book i have ever read and is no marvel piece, also not worth the price we pay for it, but it is an entertaining read, unexpected.

You have to take care of the people you love,” she hissed. “Or you lose them

 

life is a precious thing

i absolutely hated poppy’s character, it just makes you realize how nosy and insensitive journalists are like they are entitled to invade our privacy, to question and say whatever they want about anyone. Just like those youngsters that tormented and stared, that is our world’s reality, we invade and gossip and are nosy whiole being insensitve, we want every one’s busienss to be known and out.
This book really makes you think but it is not something you just have to read, if you find yourself with it, curl up and enjoy, you would not want to put it down.

 

 

 

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.

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,

Unfiltered – Book

I absolutely loved Unfiltered: NO shame, no regrets, Just me, by Lily Collins.Every sentence was inspiring, sent it to a friend to read as well. I am so recommending this book for every girl out there.

The realness of this book hits you in the first chapter itself. Her insecurities, her ups and downs are inspiring cz she realized the wrongs and rights and moved on. her words are motivating.
she really has shared her troubles making us realize a gorgeous actress like herself suffers through a lot of things commoners go through as well.
her book is truly a gift to us girls.
“The world is made up of all kinds of people and I’m not always going to get along with everyone. As long as I know that I have the choice in how I interact with them and to what degree I allow them to affect me, they can’t dampen my spirit or turn off my light.”
It makes you stand up and notice the injustices happening around you, who deserves your love, who doesnt, how you are being treated, it makes you respect yourself a little it more.

“Healing is an ongoing process, and I will be working through my disorders for the rest of my life. But I know now that there is a greater happiness to be attained in this world: the happiness of enjoying myself to the fullest during the one life I have and accepting myself for who I am while I’m living it.”

i think i have saved basically every sentence in this book. Its like a self help book but better. You can relate to everything. I loved her writing, Lily Collins is so much more than just an actress.Its the first time an actress I feel has come forward sharing her struggles and such personal matters.

“Forgiving myself is just as important as forgiving others.”

“It starts with me. In order to accept the love I deserve from someone else, I must truly believe that I am worthy of it. And I am. And I’ll never let anyone tell me differently.”

 

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

“We always know before the change comes—but we never know what the change will bring.”

Meagan’s writing is beautiful, but her storytelling is really boring. She is a talented writer, but her story does not stand out.When I started this book, after the introduction, i had huge expectations of this book, but it leads to disappointment.

This book is a rendition of Beauty and the Beast.Yeva’s POV is boring, and I skipped many sentences getting to the dialogues. The beast ‘s POV is interesting and I looked forward to it.Its not a book I would recommend or read again.Some scenes with beauty and the beast together are sweet, the book gets interesting after 100 pages but not interesting enough, the climax was below par.Its a realistic sort of version of the story but we do not get attached to the characters, we do not feel with them, her writing is not descriptive enough or emotional enough.

Its a different Beauty and the Beast, but not a world you get immersed in, just a story you read.

Traitor to the Throne- Book

I loved this book.It gave me goosebumps.

I wish the final book was releasing soon and not a year later.You have to read the first book to enjoy and understand this book better, although, for people who rarely remember what they had read a year ago, this book always explains a little extra whenever there is a flashback sequence.

In the beginning all the characters are introduced as an index. The writing style of Hamilton, the few chapters written as narration were my favourite, they bring us the story like forklore instead of Amani’s point of view. There are many thrilling twists that you just do not see coming. The book is extremely exciting. I could not put it down.

Hamilton’s writing is exquisite.The story is amazing, I am falling short of praises for this book.Hamilton thought of everything and beyond to keep us engaged in this book. The story flows very well, Hamilton is an incredibly talented writer, and with this book, she made disappear all the problems that had arisen with the rebel.

Amani’s badass fearless attitude , her sass, is what i absolutely loved in this book.

Legends were never what you expected when you saw them up close.”

Some twists i saw coming from a mile away, some things are just too obvious sometimes. you would think these characters are in such dangerous situations all the time, they would be less trusting and more careful and not that emotional about everything. Rebel of the sands is nothing compared to this book.Hamilton is a Genius, the world she has made up, the story, the evil, the characters that have been introduced, we feel for the characters, there are shocks and suprises, love and hate, grief and hope, this is one amazing book.

Its an extremely enjoyable book.

The trouble with belief is that it’s not the same as truth.”

 

The Great Pursuit- Book

I liked the book.

There were some twists in the book that I did not see coming at all, some were too basic like this happens every time in every book but the ending was sweet, it was a feel good book. I loved the ending, it’s like I could not put the book down in the last few chapters, Wendy is a great writer, I could picture the emotions, the chaos. But the characters were pretty dumb, every time they walked into a trap I was like no don’t do this, and they would, and I mean most of the twists especially in the climax were dumb and predictable.

Most of the books, after you catch on the story after a year, you struggle to remember the story, the characters, here, Wendy has put in a sort of a recap in the first chapter which was actually great.

I really liked Vixie and Tiern together, they make such a cute couple. Lord Alvi was surprising and sincere, my feelings for him were all over the place, but I liked him. Harrison and aerity, their friendship is so amazing, I really liked Harrison’s character he is so sincere as well.Wyneth is nice as well. These princesses are shown as brave and yet real, all these killings have a drastic effect on them. Aerity was a great queen, It was annoying to see the king’s council, backward, stuck up opinions, the world needs young leaders. I liked that both the princesses fell for lashed guys.

The book’s ending is sweet. Paxton was not my favorite character in this book, but his scenes with aerity, aye there are some, were sweet.

Overall, an excellent read, like you’ll enjoy.