Awakened (House of Night #8) by P.C.Cast : A review

Awakened (House of Night, #8)Awakened by P.C. Cast
My rating: 2 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐
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Aaaaand we are back again to the undane drama. Awakened focussed solely on Jack’s death and clearly P.C.Cast was running out of things to say in this book . Although I badly wanted Rephaim to turn away from Darkness and his dad, the moment was extremely banal and did not excite me at all. There was no real struggle to choose between love for Stevie Rae and his eternal servitude. Heath returning was obvious and completely unwanted. Won’t we have the sweet clueless boy anymore.? I have come to like the Light and Darkness personified very much. The Bulls instill a sense of fear (both the good and the bad ) and there is no denying their majestic presence . Hope the story catches pace in Destined.

I too had a Love Story by Ravinder Singh : A review

I Too Had A Love Story..I Too Had A Love Story.. by Ravinder Singh
My rating: 2 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐
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one word-Rubbish.
I can’t imagine a romance that is sappier. The crappy writing made this worse. I can’t imagine people actually sucking up such an immature author and his scribbling. Sure , I feel pity on his part , but to have lost a loved one is like losing a part of oneself. I didn’t find pathos in any part of the book except the last chapter. If he had intended to keep her death a secret, he did a very bad job of naming his book so.

I personally feel that when one talks about a loved one, one would glorify them and that their account would carry a certain pathos. This expectation is especially more when the survivor is an author(or artist).It was a pathetic ground to describe your ‘life’s love’ in such scarce and erroneous writing.

Ravinder, if you were my friend I would have not sympathized , because you told me of a girl you met online, and within days you tell me she is no more!! Am I to sympathize with a complete stranger ? If you intended to keep it  very personal write a diary. If you want to write a book about your exalted love , then the least you can do is make us also fall in love with her.

Hunted (House of Night #5) by P.C.Cast : A review

Hunted (House of Night, #5)Hunted by P.C. Cast
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
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I could hardly tolerate this book. First of all calling the Raven mockers , bad bir- boys was utter nonsense. Second every female being attracted to the fallen angel was lecherous. The fact that Zoey even discusses the origins of this through her Grandma is disturbing. Finally after making such a big deal about how Zoeg is the one who can eliminate this Kalona immortal , the brandish him with poems of love ?! I mean how did the cynical Aphrodite even agree to this? This book is stupid.

The Best of Roald Dahl –  Perfect bedtime stories for those who relish sleepless nights : A review

The Best of Roald Dahl: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Those Who Relish Sleepless NightsThe Best of Roald Dahl: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Those Who Relish Sleepless Nights by Roald Dahl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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This is an anthology that I very much enjoyed in the recent past. I loved Roald Dahl’s story-telling. Every story had a grip and a strong baseline. I enjoyed the crispness in the stories, the slight macabre touch , and the plot twists in the end.
Some stories were funny and lighthearted, others had some gore and left me thinking way into the night. But there wasn’t one that didn’t interest me. Every story was a different kind , there wasn’t any repetitive plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and everyone must give it a read at least once.

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Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard : A review

Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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It was Scandalous & I love it

This book was better than I expected !! That element of suspense kept me going. And hey! A girlll needs her bestiessss…
I can’t wait to watch the series and read the other books too 🙂 🙂 🙂

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie : A review

The Mysterious Affair at StylesThe Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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Can I give it 10 stars ?!!  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Agatha Christie proves that she is the Master of Mystery !!
I can’t believe this is only her first novel.
I am MIND – BLOWN.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon : A review

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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A story about a kid, called Christopher Boone, who understands the quantifiable, tangible and apparent stuff but is stumped by abstract things like time, emotions and human behavior.

Emotions
Christopher trying to understand Emotions

It started out annoying but slowly I came to terms with the tone of the book. It is about something bigger than just characters and a plot arc. It is the harsh reality of what would happen if we were to be completely non-humanized. Continue reading

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri : a review

Interpreter of MaladiesInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
My rating: 3 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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I was hesitant about reading another book by Jhumpa Lahiri. I had bitter memories from reading the book – The Namesake. I did not like her style, narrative, nor care for the story.

But this anthology changed it. It made me rethink all that I knew about NRIs. Interpreter of Maladies is a book that is filled with slices of life – Indians who are misfits; Indians whose lives are drastically altered by life’s vicissitudes.

The central theme here is realization and redemption. Continue reading

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare : A review

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 3 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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The first thing that crosses my mind when I head ‘City of Ashes’ is Incest.I couldn’t help cringe at the incestuous relationship that Clary and Jace hold albeit it being very obvious that they aren’t siblings. Other than this, relationships between Alec-Magnus, Luke-Clary and Simon-Clary are endearing.

The villain , (so wrongly named), Valentine fails to elicit any kind of fear in the reader. I didn’t need an intricately drawn ‘novel’ fearless rune at all throughout the book. The far-fetched super-hidden powers of the protogonist seemed unreal; I mean, Clary takes one look at the Gray book and is suddenly inspired to be the Shadow-hunters’ personal Leonardo da Vinci ?? :/

The least Cassandra could have done is dedicate the interphase between the books 1 & 2 for the training of Clare, which seemingly nobody is bothered with.

As far as the narrative is concered , the abrubt breaking in dialogues gets irriating after a while. But if that is Clare’s style of writing…*shrug*.

Despite all the reasons mentioned above, I liked the twist of events and the slow(sometimes dragging) unraveling of the truth about the Mortal Instruments.

I did want to pick up the book and finish it. The imagery and the sarcasm in the book are worth the read.

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare : A review

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 2 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐
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meh :/

After the third book, it just feels like Cassandra is dragging the series. I don’t mind having a bit of Simon and Jordan and their teenage-adorable-boys’-thing but Clary-Jace has just become contrived romance.

I found myself skipping sessions of long, verbose dialogues clary has inside her head; it was inevitable. Maybe the focus could’ve shifted to Simon or Jordan 🙂

But I am still waiting for the last book to find out if Cassandra actually had an ulterior motive to tie us to a hook and drag us all around ennui-town for a reason.