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An end to my hibernation..!

Hello people,

I’ve been gone AWOL for a few months now. And guess what I haven’t read a single book since the last review. Anyways greetings to all of you again. I’m back. Tadaa!

So the first thing I need to know is what are you guys currently reading. And what is happening in the book community? Which is the best seller now! C’mon guys, I dont have a freaking clue! So enlighten me with those things and I’ll start my reading right away!.

I’m already tired typing these. Catch up with ya’ll soon.

Happy Reading.

Love ya!

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Book Review: The Tree with a Thousand Apples

 Author: Sanchit Gupta                                    Publisher: Niyogi Books                                      My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Blurb:                                                             The lives of three innocent children are shattered during an insurgent night in war-torn Kashmir. Twenty years later when their paths cross again, an innocent civilian is fighting for justice, an exiled Pandit longs for belonging, while a ruthless rebel aches for redemption.

My Review:                                                  First of all I am so happy I started off this year with such a great read. This book right here is a true masterpiece I’ve read in a while. I was so consumed by this book that while reading I found myself forgetting where I was. I was given the true insight of the so called ‘Paradise on Earth’ aka. Kashmir. I could say that I travelled Kashmir and back after reading this book.

In this world where men were born out of revenge, she was born out of compassion. Preserve her, I request you.

 This book is a real page- turner which tells us the story of three childhood friends – Safeena, Bilal and Deevan whose lives were turned upside down on a fateful night. Even after 20 years, their lives were still intertwined and they finds eachother again after being apart all these times.

I was pulled into an emotional roller coast while reading the story which made it so difficult to pick a side. Even though everyone found themselves justified for their actions, they were not acceptable at the same time. The stories of the three people are equally heart breaking and the extrimities to which they were led were cruel. 

The author, Sanchit Gupta did an excellent job at captivating the reader’s attention from the begining to the end. The narration was fast paced and in simple language with occational regional terms. And the discriptions were kept to a minimal. Those little poems in between conveyed a lot to the readers as well.What made it more hypnotic was the fact that it was based on true events. 

So go grab it if you havnt read it already. I can assure you that this one stays with you for a long time. I totally recommend it!

Thankyou for reading!



Posted in fantasy, fiction, young adult

The Fire Chronicles Series Book Tour

Book 1: Rise of the Erifs                                   Book 2: Secrets in the Ice                                 Author: Atlanta Bushnell                               My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Hello people! 

How are you guys doing? I was so busy with my exams and other stuffs. The year is coming to an end! I cant believe it. So this post is to review these books as part of the Fire chronicles series book tour. Here it goes.

Synopsis:

The first book is about the rise of Erifs so as its name says. The plot of the book is set in one of the six kingdoms of the world named Latainia where the two princes named Jaydar and Torin lived. The Erifs are the race from the kingdom Keppar whose ability is to lit their bodies completely with flames whenever they need and attack people with their fire. They are practically killing machines and plans to invade other kingdoms. The story goes on how they invade Latainia and how the people fight against this. 

And the second book is about Torin and his friends who join the resistance against Erifs. They go on a secret mission to their neighbouring kingdom Klemenite to sign the treaty to fight back the Erifs. In Klemenite the climate is always cold and Torin and friends discovers many secrets there. It goes on how they were tested in that kingdom and how they get the king to sign the treaty.

About the author: 

Hi, I’m Atlanta Bushnell! 

I live in a seaside suburb in Melbourne, Australia. I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Education at university to be a primary school teacher, so I divide my time between studying for my course and writing my novels, which means at times I have to write late at night and sometimes even into the early hours of the morning. Any spare time I have left over I usually spend with friends and family who are a constant inspiration and encouragement. Any other spare time I have I leave for my music, drawings and of course a good book.

The Fire Song Chronicles is available now!    Book 1: Rise of the Erifs                            Book 2: Secrets in the Ice

I’m currently writing the third book in the series. Follow us on Instagram @atlantabushnellbooks for more information and updates.

Review:

First of all, I am a very avid reader of fantasy novels and these books are just one of a kind! I enjoyed reading it from the begining to the end. They kept me turning the pages. The story is well paced and one thing after the other happens everytime. It never bored me in the slightest.With minimal description yet informative, it was really fun reading it. I loved the plot and the twist and turn of the events. The books surprised me every now and then. The author has made a good work in the storyline and the way they were conveyed. It is packed with action and adventure which is what I enjoyed the most.

The characters of the books are the ones that I loved the most. They are really energetic and lovely. Among them I loved Aurora the best. She is just awesome. The twins Aurora and Alex are from Earth, another kingdom among the six. Each character of the book has a story of their own and that helped me in knowing them better. The circle of Torin’s friends are really wonderfull for their comradery and faith in eachother. I wish I was part of them too! The language of the book is very simple, and at times I felt that they mustn’t be this simple! These books contain the elements of everything- family, love, friendship, romance, adventure, action- you name it.

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The one thing that I was disappointed in this book was the writing style. As I said the story is of fast pace. I dont know why, but when I am reading the book I never get the emotions of the characters. The author failed to convey the emotions of people in the book to the readers. And also everyone seems to move on really fast if something happened. The narration of the story keeps switching between each character which was okay. 

I was skeptical after reading the first book because I was a bit disappointed in the story but the second one was really great. I loved the Secrets in the Ice so much that I finished it in just two days and I felt bad when it ended. Aside from the style of writing, everything was perfect. If it wasnt for it, I would’ve given 5 stars for the books.

So if you havn’t read the books already go pick them up. They are real fantasy novels that you were waiting for. The author has done a great job writing them. Atlanta Busnell is hosting an international giveaway for the books on Goodreads or the books are available at Amazon. Go check them out. 

Till next,                                                               with lots of love, Amnah.

Here is the link for the international giveaway: https://gleam.io/gXY18/the-fire-chronicle-series

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Ivan Elbisivni..Wish I could see you too!Β 

Title: If you could see me now                         Author: Cecelia Ahern                                       Publisher: Harper Collins                                Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Hey there people!

Look what I just completed reading! Have you read this book? I bet you do and I am so ashamed that I dint pick it up for reading earlier than this!! This year I am so happy that I could read many absolutely beautiful books.

So have you ever had imaginary friends in your childhood? For me, I dont remember much. And this book is about Elizabeth who was so busy with life and so many responsibilties that she forget to have a normal life. She lost her mother when she was young and has a sister who always causes trouble. She was left with a nephew, Luke to mother. And then she meets Ivan and her life changes in ways that she can never imagine. 

Even though her works are fiction, it is always hard to get that around my head. She made me doubt myself of the things thay I believed to be true is really so or not. I have always loved Cecelia’s books, P.S I love you being my favourite. But now each of the books that I read of hers becomes better and better. This book made me laugh my heart out and also obviously made me cry like a baby. 

It is so heart touching and Ivan has become one of my favourite fiction characters. He has all these wild, spontaneous and adventurous mind and I loved him. He is so innocent and makes everybody around him happy. 

So go pick this up if you havn’t actually. And I am so glad for my friend who recommended it to me. Thanks in tons mate! And Cecelia for her amazing work. I love you!!

Thanks for reading folks! Love u too.

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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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™‚

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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!