Friday, 27 November 2015

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story—but far, far more monsters.

While I was reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Simon and Baz's story stood out for me. I was so anxious to read what would happen and how that story would end. It seemed like a pseudo cliffhanger, if you will. But then the author announced that Simon and Baz would be getting their own novel, and I was so excited!

When I started reading Carry On, naturally my Potterhead mind (is that even correct?) started drawing references to the magical world of Hogwarts. I feel anyone would draw comparisons to Harry Potter because of the similarity between them, it's only natural to do that for us fangirls (and boys). Its a magical school where gifted students are taught magic, with a chosen one. Of course my brain jumped to HP, like it would jump to Vampire Academy if it was a school for vampires instead.

That was a rather long justification. Oops... 

Anyway... Carry On is not all like Harry Potter, nor is it a fan-fiction. It is different in its own right and had it has its own voice. But it does fill, to some extent, the HP shaped hole left in my heart. 

In a story that we only saw the finale of, the author has created a rather endearing and magical world. It made me smile and cheer for the characters. The cliches made me giggle (only a little... Oh who am I kidding, I live for the cliches!)

Loved the characters, loved the writing style and loved the story. I wish I could read more of Simon and crew's adventures apart from the gripping finale that we were given, but I'll take what I can get. 

Enjoy this little nugget, may it temporarily satisfy/fill the HP shaped hole in your hearts as well!
Carry On....

(See what I did there? ;) )

PS: Exams start soon my lovelies! Wish me luck! I'll be back hopefully, next week for a bit!

Thursday, 19 November 2015


Hey lovelies...

Sorry for being MIA for the past couple weeks. My uncle and aunt are staying over so I haven't been able to get online as much as I'd like. But I've been reading quite a bit. Hopefully I'll have most of the reviews up next week.

I tried listening to the audio-book but I only got as far as the prologue before I fell asleep.

But that might be because I'm crashing from my recent bout of insomnia. I'll give it another go next month when I'm travelling for the exams.

Speaking of exams, mine start by the end of this month and go on till January! X_X

Again I doubt if I'll be able to finish the 2015 Reading Challenge.... :|

Till later lovelies!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Review for From Scratch and Diamond Sky by Diana Nixon

From Scratch by Diana Nixon
Our lives are a cascade of events that pass faster than we would like them to. Time changes everything. Our habits, our views, our circle of friends. But there is one thing that remains the same over the years. 
Our memories.
Through them we cherish the most unforgettable moments of our history. And they also retain some things that can't be forgotten…. But one day you realize that yesterday should be left in the past. Because tomorrow your new life begins, and you go back to the drawing board. A love story of Evan Murray and Tara Mackenzie. A story that should last forever…. But no one knows when forever ends…

Oh how I adore Evan. From Scratch is a novella that delves into Evan's life, Dear Diary style. We get to see the important moments from Evan's past both happy and heart-breaking that makes you adore him even more.

Diamond Sky by Diana Nixon

A new page of the Love Lines story that will reveal new secrets and mysteries buried in the walls of Dever. Eileen, Christian and Evan need to find an old spell to protect themselves and those they love from being killed. There is only one problem – no one knows where the spell is hidden…. 
A mysterious student comes to Dever. A boy whose eyes are always watching. Who is he? What secrets are hidden behind his smiles? Is he a friend or an enemy?...
When they thought they knew everything about the super powers they possessed, they could have never imagined that in reality they didn’t know a thing. The wind can turn into the worst hurricane they have ever seen. The water can destroy everything. The earth can swallow them alive. And the fire can burn them to ashes…. 
The illusions - the only thing they tried to run away from, will come back to ruin the world they live in, taking away everything they ever cherished and loved. 
When you think you are so close to getting what you want, think twice about your every step. Because what you think is the right thing to do may take away your life…

Diamond Sky uncovers the mysteries hidden in the walls of Dever itself. New powers come into light, new secrets are uncovered, and the dangers they face is higher than ever. 
I swear there is a mystery within a mystery in this series! And how I've adored uncovering every single one of them. I don't want to give away anything but, I quite liked the new characters introduced in this installment.
And can we just talk about the ending?! WHY? WHY? WHY?? 

Thank goodness I have the next book downloaded and ready! BRB going back to Dever. ;) :P

PS: Can we just take a moment to appreciate the GORGEOUS cover?! *-*

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Review for The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

Okay let's just get this out of the way. I was a tad disappointed with this one.
The 5th Wave was by far the most freaky/scary dystopian books I had read. The plot was set up in such a way that it seemed it could be real, you know? I was completely freaked out by it and I adored the book for it. And for the same reasons I was a bit hesitant to read this one. I wasn't ready yet :P

I finally decided to read it for Halloween as this year's scary book, but it just wasn't there. The expectations set up by The 5th Wave were far too high and The Infinite Sea just didn't deliver it. There are several great moments in the book, many mind-boggling additions to the Others' plan; but it didn't really hit the level that I'd come to expect of it.
I probably had way too many expectations of this book, and maybe that is the reason I didn't enjoy it as much.

It did have its moments where I had to put the book away, and just absorb what had happened. It did have more layers and more complex notions added to the book world. It did have its little scary/creepy moments. But it wasn't that scary/creepy as the first book.

Overall, mixed feelings. :|

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween my lovelies!

Okay so last year I read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and I just wanted to put the book in the freezer.(Yes, I'm obsessed with FRIENDS and I couldn't pass up the chance to make the reference :P )

This is my actual review from Goodreads after I read it:

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I say this in the nicest possible way - THIS BOOK CREEPED THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME!!

Just go read this creepy, so-logical-it-actually-seems-possible book!

I honestly loved this book and it really freaked me out. So naturally this year I decided I'd be a little less of a chicken and read The Infinite Sea in time for Halloween! I'm almost done... review coming in a bit.

Till then why don't you guys check out this creepy-cool quiz by Grammarly about Which Literary Monster are you?

I got Grendel.... Let me know your results!!

Happy Halloween again my loves and I hope you get lots and lots of candy and lots of compliments on your costumes! ;)
Much Love!

Friday, 30 October 2015

I'm Stuck

I've read quite a few books in these couple of weeks. But for some stupid reason I cannot seem to write a review for any of them! ��
I have like at least five books to review and last night I finished two more. This block must end!!
And my exams are soon approaching. Maybe I need to cut down the 2015 Reading Challenge. ����

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Review for End of Days by Susan Ee

End of Days by Susan Ee

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

“Tonight, we have the show of a lifetime for you. It is unfiltered, unmanaged, and certainly undeniably awesome!’
‘We take no responsibility for any of the bad things that might happen tonight,’ says Dum.
‘And take all the credit for the fabulous, fantastic, and fun-filled things that will definitely happen tonight,’ says Dee.” 

This series is like no other books that I've read. Dystopian is probably my favorite genre to read and this one makes it to my favorites shelf!

End of Days was an epic finale to the mind-blowing series! Loved the action, the drama, the theatrics... You guys HAVE to read this series. Beyond my expectations! Maybe I'd have liked it to be a little longer towards the end, but that's my selfish side talking.. :P

Loved this book, loved this series. I think Angels are going to be the new Vampires this season. ;)