Posted in fiction, Romance, young adult

Who’ll give Me the Sun?!

Hellllo lovelies, 

I am soo excited to share this with you. But guess what I just finished reading?? I’ll give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson!!!!This is the best book I read this year. I loved it soooooo much.My new favourite. The cover and the plot are equally satisfying. Hats off to you Jandy Nelson! This book was worth all the hype. I loved it to pieces and pieces.

So, the story is about this twins named Noah and Jude. This book made me wish I had a twin and do all that weird telepathy-mind-reading things with them.And the story is narrated in two perspectives alternatively, one by a 13-14 year old Noah and the other by 16 year old Jude. It tells us all those turn of events in their lives that pulled apart the twins into near strangers with so many secrets. 

While Noah draws excellently, Jude had her talents on sand sculptures. The book also tells us about the love stories of the two. But its just half of the story as the cover says!They are equally funny and heart breaking at the same time. This book made cry a lot. And I love the books that make me cry!! 

The author has so brilliantly written the book and I fell in love with her writing. It is so damn good. And the way of their thinking- its just so adorable and funny. I found myself laughing like a lunatic while reading it. It has everything that a great book needs. I would recommend it to everybody. And somebody find me a twin!!

Read this book people if you havn’t. I can totally assure you that you wont be disappointed. It will be worth your time. I’m still on its feels. Soo good. Ahhh!

Thankyou for reading. XOXO

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Posted in fiction

Book Review: Second Chance

Book: Second Chance                                       Author: Dr. Sandeep Jatwa                       Publisher: Educreation Publishing   Rating: 🌟🌟🌟/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Blurb:                                                                                     Shekhar Kapoor is a successful business man who has never done a decent thing in his entire life. For him it is all about what he can get and how fast he can get it. He goes through life cheating and insulting people, even after he receives a mysterious telephone call from what is called the City of Justice.

Ignoring the cryptic warnings, Shekhar continues to live his life as he pleases, until one day, shortly after insulting a beggar in the street, Shekhar crashes his car and is killed.

And it is only when he is standing before the Bookkeeper, and being shown where his life had gone wrong, that Shekhar finally understands what life is all about.

But is it too late for him? Can he be given another chance, to undo all the wrongs he has done? Or is there a chance that Shekhar Kapoor can find redemption where there had previously been no hope?

My Review:                                                                     Okay, so you’ve already been familiar with the book by now. Everyone’s reading it and there are reviews everywhere!  

Reading this book was worth my time. I was interested about this one after reading the title and the caption after it. This book gives a very strong message and the author has very beautifully pointed it out. As I always believed in Karma, it also made this book special to me.     

If you were given a second chance, how would you change things..                          

After reading, I was really moved and realised that it was never too late to correct your mistake. Even though it becomes too ficticious sometimes, but the way the message is delivered is brilliant. I can recommend it to anyone who’ll love to get motivated and is up for a serious yet easy read.  

The language was plain and simple. And it was totally enjoyable. But something felt off though, like after Shekhar gets the second chance, things were too simple. Like everything went out in a planned way. The book touches all the aspects of problems prevailing in between the social classes today. The life of a begger, middle class employee and rich business man- everything was depicted in the book. Relationships between people, the effect of our deeds in other’s lives were also well portrayed in the story. The tranformation of an arrogant man into his best self is the highlight of the story.

That very much sums up how I felt about this beauty. Grab it to read and get motivated! Hope you like my review.

I recieved this review copy from @Vinfluencers in exchange for my honest review. Thanks guys.

Happy Reading πŸ™‚

Posted in fiction, Romance, young adult

Β Ramblings on ‘All the Bright Places’.

Hola booknerds, 

First things first, if you havn’t read this one yet, go read it already! What are you waiting for? It was worth every page I read. I loved this book so much and yeah I cried a lot. This book is simply awesome.

From all the reviews and ratings I saw all over the bookish communities, this book didnt disappoint me either. The two led characters really take us into their different world. I just loved how Finch thinks. He’s so funny. 

So this books starts with how a boy named Finch saves this girl Violet from attempting suicide and then they get to know eachother. They then starts wandering through various places at Indiana as a part of their school project. Thats when things get interesting. 

Written in a very easy-going way, in the end it gives a very significant message to everyone. The author, who herself have faced some difficulties in her life tried to give us the clear picture of people affected like her.

I dont wanna give you any spoilers, but this book is so much like one of my favourite novels. The main focus of the book is about suicide tendencies in teenagers. This will help you a lot in getting an insight about them. Also it shows the pain and loss felt by the people who lost their dear ones. 

So please read it before judging such people. And yeah DO read it. You wont regret it.

All the pictures are from Pinterest. I am not taking any credits. But I loved the quotes.

Happy reading people! 

Posted in fantasy, young adult

Β An Ember in the Ashes’ Feelings

 β€œLife is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day a single moment comes along to define every second that comes afterβ€œ

So I finished reading this book recently and I loved it! I’ve been drooling over the reviews and ratings for this book for soo long but never got the chance to read it until I won this book in one of the GA on instagram!! And now I know why they rated it greatly. Isn’t it the best thing to happen to me? I couldn’t thank her enough!! This is all because of you Juvairiya! πŸ™‚ 

But I want to read the next one too. Somebody give me the next book of the series!! Even the name is soo mind blowing!

Now about the book, it is simply awesome. This fantasy tale of a warrior, Elias and a slave, Laia got me hooked from the very first page. The story begins tragically and ends beautifully. Well not the real end! While reading we could feel the transformations that take place in the characters that make them brave and strong. 

I’ve always loved the concept of warrior and their trainings and this book portraits them so beautifully. I loved the whole plot of the book and the actions and adventures. This book takes us to a really different world of scholars, warriors, jinns, efrits and many other dark creatures.

The thing which caught my interest again was the friendship that is described here. Between Elias and Helene. I loved the pair of them, always watching each other’s back and suppporting. And never giving up on each other! 

The cover of the book is as beautiful as the story and that spine! Just Wow! And it’s got two maps! I want the next book tooo!! 

I hope you’ll just bear with me reading all these jumbled thoughts of mine and tell me your opinions. And yeah that’s my click!

Thanks for reading. DM me on instagram @pixiiee.books to become friends!

Happy Reading!

Posted in Anne Frank, diary, non fiction

The reason why I wanna visit Amsterdam!

See this pretty lady up there? Yeah, its been very long since she has gotten into my head. Ever since I’ve read her diary, I had become so into her and visiting Amsterdam became one of my dreams. Even my favourite book TFIOS became even more special to me because of her. 

At times I got soo awed that I’d wonder if someone at the age of fifteen could think this deeply. Anne Frank in many ways has totally changed my perspective about many things. She’s the bravest and the loveliest girl I’ve ever come to know about. And her story did break my heart into a million pieces. How can someone so sweet as her face such a terrible fate? She reminds me that thousands and thousands of such people had faced the same fate as her.

This girl and her diary is one of the best thing that happened to me. And I’m glad and thankful that I got to read this beautiful book of hers. And I really hope I’d get to go to Amsterdam and see the Anne Frank museum. To know and feel more about her. My favourite lady. 

This post was not exactly a review but you could count it as my silly rantings. But this book and Anne Frank is really close to my heart. 

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Thanks for reading! Have a great day.

Posted in memoir

Book Review: The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter

Author: Shilpa Raj

Publisher: Rupa Publications

So I was given this book for reviewing by one of my fellow bookstagrammer (@bookgirl_sulagna) and I am so happy that she did! Although non-fiction was not a genre that I usually enjoyed, the title and the cover really drew my attention. And after reading it, I can assure you that this book is written as beautifully as its title and cover. I really loved it to the end.

The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter is a memoir of the author Shilpa Raj hailing from a South Indian village. Despite her troublesome childhood life she was able to make her dreams come true which was a true achievement for a girl like her. She was sent to a boarding school at an age of 4, which at the time everyone except her father loathed. I can now understand why she named her memoir this way as it was her school and education that kept her from drowing into her miserable family background. All which happened because of her father’s strong determination to educate her.

The book tells us all about a typical village life in South India. The caste discrimination and the relation between landlords and peasants are well depicted in the book. The inferior way in which women were treated is also written rawly which sometimes made it hard to believe that such absurdity still exists. 

Shilpa’s life was a roller coaster between her village life and her life at Shanti Bhavan (her school). But she adapted to her life very confidently. Every character in her book had a story to tell.Everything she wrote was so honest and it was at times hard to hate some characters even they are not to be liked. Its their emotions and feelings which made them act the way they did. She captured it very beautifully.

Even after facing a lot of tragedies in her life from her younger age, Shilpa created a whole new world for herself and her family which made her a very brave women in my view. The book is worth the read and I was so inspired by her. I hope she’ll achieve more and more. And to not mention her mentor and fatherly figure Mr. DG (not his real name) will be a mistake. We need people like him and I’m already his great fan. Thankyou Shilpa for introducing him to us. 

I am sharing one of the quotes that I really liked from the book:

My education has given me the ability to choose what I want for myself and the confidence to aspire to greater goodness. I have chosen to favour my new world, and hope to change the one I left behind.

So dont waste your time. Grab the book already and you won’t regret it in the slightest. The language is so simple and keeps us wanting for more and more.

This review may sound so orderless but I’ve written all that came to my mind about the book honestly. Hope it’ll help you! 

Thankyou for reading. πŸ™‚

Posted in fiction

Book Review: The God Of Small Things

Hello there booklovers! 

So this time I’m gonna talk about Arundhati Roy’s booker prize won book The God of Small Things. I love this book for many reasons. 

First, it got the booker prize on the year I was born. Yass 1997! πŸ™‚ 

Second, the plot of the story takes place in my native state – Kerala. That made me closer to this book again. 

Third, the names of the characters caught my attention. They are so apt for the character. Rahel, Estha, Ammu- you know these names stayed with me for a long time after I finished reading this book. Again I was also called Ammu at times. See how many things connects me with this book.

Fourth, her style of writing. It is way different from other authors and quickly captured my interest. She travels from present to past in a quick cycle that at first I got confused but as I read on became interesting.

Et tu Kochu Maria? then fall Estha!

Fifth, the story is awesome. It has all the essence of everything. Humour, thriller,romance, tragedy, bond, family- you name it. It tells about the bond between a twin brother and sister, the old cultures, family relations and traditions, generation gaps, the working classes, the list goes on. 

This book is truly a must read for everyone.It simply make you turn the pages. Such a well written book and I am so mind blown. Add it to your TBR if you havn’t read it already. For those who read, you know how it went. This book is simply awesome and I was ashamed I did not read this before.

Thankyou for reading!