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May Wrap Up

Hey guys!!

I guess May was an okayish month, I didn’t read that much this month, I’m in a bit off a slump plus soo much HW😭😭😭.

Books I read this month

  1. Rodrick Rules
  2. Dog Days
  3. The Ugly Truth
  4. The Long Haul
  5. Old School
  6. Double Down
  7. The Getaway
  8. The Meltdown
  9. The Deep End
  10. Princess in Training
  11. The Princess Present
  12. Party Princess 
  13. Sweet Sixteen Princess
  14. Princess on the Brink
  15. Valentine Princess
  16. Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan
  17. Forever Princess
  18. My Mother’s Delightful Deaths
  19. The Secret Garden
  20. Royal Wedding
  21. From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess
  22. Rule of Threes
  23. Royal Day Out
  24. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood, The Story of all Three Movies
  25. The Killing Plot
  26. Royal Wedding Disaster
  27. Glory Roslyn and the Heart of Universe
  28. Royal Crush
  29. Brindille
  30. Royal Crown
  31. Innate: A Chance Dawson Story
  32. The School for Good and Evil
  33. Upper Fourth at Malory Towers
  34. In the Fifth at Malory Towers
  35. Last Term at Malory Towers
  36. New Term at Malory Towers
  37. Summer Term at Malory Towers
  38. Fun and Games at Malory Towers
  39. Secrets at Malory Towers
  40. Goodbye Malory Towers
  41. A World Without Princes
  42. Utah!
  43. The Magnificent Mind Melter
  44. The Last Ever After
  45. Quests for Glory
  46. Sunny Side Up
  47. A Crystal of Time
  48. One True King
  49. Three Thousand Stitches: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives
  50. Jukebox
  51. The School For Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook

Posts this month

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I did a book haul and I got new bookmarks yayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( I love bookmarks)

ALSO IF YOU HAVEN’T PEOPLE (THOUGH I AM SURE EVERYONE HAS) GO LISTEN TO SOUR, IT’S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah that’s about it I guess, how was your month?
Which book did you like the best this month?
I hope you are all fine!!
Stay safe!!!
Keep reading!!

Posted in Book Review

Book Review-Jukebox

Jukebox

Summary

A mysterious Jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history, are Shaheen’s only clues to her father’s abrupt disappearance. She looks to her cousin, Tannaz, who seems just as perplexed, before they both look at the Jukebox which starts…glowing?

Suddenly, the girls are pulled from their era and transported to another time! Keyed to the music on the record, the Jukebox sends them to decade after decade of music history, from political marches, to landmark concerts. But can they find Shaheen’s dad before the music stops? This time-bending magical mystery tour invites readers to take the ride of their lives for a coming-of-age adventure. 

My Views

WOW, the illustrations are breath-taking!
The journey of Shaheen and Naz in time is beautifully described by Nidhi Chanani!
The way those two wish to be like Nancy Drew and solve the mystery on their own and the bond between them is impeccable!
I love the part where Naz finally plucks up the courage to tell her family that she is bi.
This book is a must for all ages, and every single music geek on this earth!

My rating 5 out of 5 stars (Wish I could give it more 😉)

About the Author

Nidhi Chanani is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and writer. After completing her undergrad literature degree at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Nidhi pursued a career in nonprofits. The desire to draw kept pulling her away and in 2008 she enrolled in art school (only to drop out a year later). In 2009 she began completing one illustration every day of the week. She called this Every Day Love and developed her narrative style and voice with three years of daily practice. Thus began her art career and business.

Born in Calcutta and raised in suburban southern California, Nidhi creates because it makes her happy – with the hope that it can make others happy, too. In April of 2012 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change.

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I hope you all read this book and enjoy reading it as much as I did!!!
Stay safe!

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Book Tag- The School for Good and Evil Book Tag

So I finally finished this series today, and I am elated to do this tag I was tagged for it by Sep@Online Days.
Do check out her blog!
Even though I was tagged at Soaring Firebolt, I thought I’d do it here! (Hope you don’t mind Sep!)

Rules:

  • Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post!
  • Link to the original tag’s creator: Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad! Please credit if using these graphics, these eyeballs didn’t dry out squinting at a screen for nothing!
  • Pick a book that fits each prompt.
  • Tag whoever, as many or as few as you like!
  • Post these rules and list of prompts in your tag post. If you copy-paste the rules, it should automatically pingback to me so I’ll see your tag post!

So I’m gonna use Sabrina’s graphics because they are so pretty!

That has to be the Girl Online series, I thought I was not gonna like it, but I fell in love with it!

Buy Other Words for Home Book Online at Low Prices in India | Other Words  for Home Reviews & Ratings - Amazon.in

This definitely has to be Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga, this was so beautiful!!!

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder duh!
It was so awesome!!
AND the book was just as promising as it’s awesome name! Though it’s sequel was a bit depressing at the end……..

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #1)

Cindrella is Dead though I didn’t enjoy it much..

Cinderella Is Dead
The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This was such a beautiful book!!!!!!
I loved how she kept her ideals even though everything around her was a mess

Grandma’s Bag of Stories by Sudha Murty is DA BEST COLLECTION EVER!!!!!!!

Grandma's Bag of Stories
Worst Witch 8 Books box set - Ages 9-14 - Paperback - Jill Murphy —  Books2Door

So I had to think a lot for this one, but I suppose the Worst Witch series fits this!

I’m afraid I haven’t read, or that I just don’t remember, sorry, so let’s skip this one!

DRACO IS COMPLICATED!!!!!!!!!!
HARRY POTTER BECAUSE DRACO MALFOY IS COMPLICATED YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!
DRACOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (I LOVE HIM)

The 5 Best Draco Malfoy Moments | Sideshow Collectibles
Artichoke Hearts

This surely has to be Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari!
It was so heartfelt and touching!!

Set Fire to the Gods!!
You know what, Doom Room would most certainly have been better than this, the start was so slow, and yk what nvm.

Set Fire to the Gods (Set Fire to the Gods, #1)

The answer to this, EVERY SINGLE RICK RIORDAN BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once again thank you so much for tagging me!!

I tag-

Priyamvada

Ashmita

Riddhi

Stay safe!!!

Posted in Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday- Book Quotes that Fit Bookish Theme

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
You can check out the topics here.

This week’s topic is “Book Quotes that Fit X Theme”, I choose the bookish theme, cause why not?

  1. “A reader lives a thousand lives the man who never reads lives only one”
    -George R.R. Martin
  2. ““Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives–or to find strength in a very long one.”
    ― V.E. Schwab
  3. “And one day, the girl who read the books became the one writing them”
  4. “I’ve lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves.
    I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time, because I read.”
    -George R.R. Martin
  5. “Book is a dream you hold in your hands”
    -Neil Gaiman
  6. “A room without books is like a body without a soul”
  7. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
  8. “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”
    -Jhumpa Lahiri
  9. “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
    -Stephen King
  10. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
    -Ernest Hemingway

There were quite a lot more that I wanted to add, but unfortunately couldn’t, though I am thinking of making a bookish quotes page sometime soon….
What do you think about it?
Thanks for reading!
Stay safe!

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Book Review- Innate

Innate: A Chance Dawson Story

Summary (goodreads)

The monotonous final day of Chance’s 6th grade year erupts when soldiers storm his school. Before anybody can make sense of what’s going on, Chance finds his brother boarding a bus and leaving with the very troops that turned his school to chaos. The authorities claim everything is OK, and families shouldn’t worry. But Chance isn’t so sure. He obviously won’t get the peaceful summer he had hoped for; the one he needed to help him get…better. While Chance wrestles with a new reality, a man appears; a man only Chance can see. He suggests Chance doesn’t need to get better. The man claims that Chance’s disability isn’t a weakness at all. In fact, it’s a power necessary to rescue his brother, and potentially the entire world. Will Chance shy away from the man’s ludicrous challenge, or will he take a leap of faith into an unknown world and explore the depths of himself in doing so?

My Views

So this was a short and fun read, I loved the character of Esri, and how he guides Chance throughout the book, and helps him rescue his brother, father and his brother’s friends.
The best part of his help surely has to be the way Esri shows Chance how his disability is not a disability but a power, and the way Chance bridges with the characters is the best, this heartfelt book is a must read!

My rating 4 stars

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Have you read this book?
Are you planning to read it?
Have a nice day ahead!
Stay safe!

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Top Ten Tuesday- Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
You can check out the topics here.

This week’s topic is “Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences”.

  1. The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  2. Letter to the World from A Naive Mind by me
  3. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  4. The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil #1) by Soman Chainani 
  5. Keeper of the Lost Cities (KOTLC#1) by Shannon Messenger
  6. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  7. A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder (AGGGTM#1) by Holly Jackson
  8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
  9. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
  10. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Have you read any of these books?
Hope you had fun reading, do visit me on my main site!
Have a nice day ahead!

Posted in Book Review

Book Review- The Cursed Child

PS I love the series and I don’t want to hurt anybody’s opinions, I respect yours, please don’t hate me after this.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)

Summary (Goodreads)

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Summary (ME)

Basically this book follows Harry’s kid and Malfoy’s kid, who’re supposed to be enemies but are not, they both are two weirdos who can’t fit in. And they suffer cause Albus got a crush on Voldemort’s kid 😐
Oh and just some garbage I don’t think Harry would say to his kid (and that saying I hate him).

My Views

WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS, LIKE IDK WHY I USED TO LIKE THIS AS A KID, THIS BOOK IS BAD IN COMPARISON TO THE SERIES…..
OH AND COMPLETELY ILLOGICAL TOO…..

Let’s get started, first of all, can we please talk about RON, like dude you don’t remember your marriage, like oh god, I feel so sorry for Hermione, that is just so rude to her.
And this book was just bleh, like what was this.
This is nothing compared to the main books, and there is just no fantasy, no magic, no spark like in the books there were before………………..
It’s just SAD.

And can Rose NOT be such a crappy character?
And how did Lucius not stop Astoria from raising Scorpius like that? It’s just not like him.

You know what I won’t even bother with this…………..

My rating 5 minus 4.5 stars

About the author

Yeah, yeah we all know about JKR and her mean comments, so let’s just forget this, moving on……….

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Once again I didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feeling, I hope I don’t come across as rude or mean, I would love to hear your opinions on this book!
I hope you all have a nice day ahead!
Stay safe!

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Book Review- Brindille

Gah, the cover itself is so gorgeous!!!!!

Summary (Goodreads)

A frail young girl flees a roaring forest fire in the middle of the night desperately taking refuge in a cave where she quickly loses consciousness. She wakes up in a strange, tiny village populated by fairy-like creatures. Her hosts seem intrigued by the sparkles of light that seem to surround her. The village chieftain explains that one of their hunters found her passed out in the forest and brought her back here for treatment. He asks who she is, but she remembers nothing except for a wall and flames. The chief is baffled by her tale as there has not been any fire in the forest lately, and yet the young woman does indeed show signs of burns. Somewhat recovered and dressed in woodland clothes made by the villagers, the young lady asks to meet the hunter who found her in the forest. She asks her savior to take her to where he found her, hoping that seeing the place will restore her memory. But Meliss refuses — the rules of the village say that only hunters can enter the forest, and all of the sparkles surrounding the girl would catch the eyes of predators living in these woods… What follows is a tale of discovery, magic, tragedy, and adventure, as the girl discovers powers that may or may not be borne of an ancient evil. She befriends a cunning, talking wolf along the way, and together the two set out on a journey that will not soon be easily forgotten. A beautifully illustrated, magical fairy tale sure to appeal to young teens and up, created by the award-winning team behind the world-renowned LOVE series of wordless wildlife graphic novels.

My Views

Can we please talk about the beautiful illustrations first, like WOW!
They were epic, and well judge the book by it’s cover, cause the graphic novel and its cover BOTH ARE AWESOME!
I love the end especially, when she discovers herself and finally remembers….
It’s heart-touching the way she and the wolf bonded, though I do feel sad for the mermaid…….
This book is most certainly a must read, and one of my new favorites!

My rating 4.5 out of 5 stars

About the Author

Source Goodreads

Brrémaud, whose real name is Frédéric Brémaud, born March 11, 1973 in Seoul, is a French comic book writer. He also signs under the names of Brr or Frédéric Alléluïa Brémaud.

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Well that’s all for today!
I hope you read this book (seriously, the illustrations ARE MAGICAL)!

Stay safe!

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Book Review- Glory Roslyn and the Heart of Universe

Glory Roslyn and the Heart of Universe

Summary (Goodreads)

Glory is an eleven-year-old orphan who has a beautiful heart that never allows hate and anger to step in. Her adoptive mother, Myrtle Willis, died when she was six. Glory lives in painful conditions with her adoptive father who keeps himself drown in liquor all the time, and with his cruel son who never misses a chance to torture her. In these painful conditions, she has a mysterious companion—a tiny dragon-faced, red snake that has bat-like wings and green pointed horns. It appears from nowhere on her palm and absorbs all her pain whenever she mourns.
And one day, she finds another mysterious companion who leads her to the hidden worlds….
This is a legend of war between Gods and Ill Dwellers to control the greatest power of the hidden worlds, the Heart of Universe.
This is a legend of ambitions and conspiracies.
This is a legend of those whose hearts are filled with sacred feelings.
This is a legend of hope.

My views

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
Sooo many mysteries left unsolved, and CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*sighs*
Well, this book defined awesome in a new way, and you cannot separate yourself from this book even for a minute cause it is marvelous, the way the author describes the places and the happening is stupendous!
And how he wraps the story in 6 pages, I was freaking out at the end how can the author end it in less pages, but that he did!
The imagination of the author stands out and this is definitely one of the best fantasy book I have ever read!

MY RATING Definitely 5 out of 5 stars (I’d definitely give it more than 5 though)

Sadly as much as I searched I couldn’t find anything about the author or the amazon link, though I do have the netgalley one.

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I hope you all read this book!!
Stay safe!

Posted in Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday- Books with Nature on the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
You can check out the topics here.

This week’s topic is “Books with Nature on the Cover”.

1- Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari

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Does this one count? I’m kinda confused

2-The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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3- The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

The Magic Faraway Tree (The Faraway Tree, #2)
This used to be my favorite series when I was a kid

4- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Charlotte's Web

5-Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross

Sisters of Sword and Song
Just look at the cover, it’s sooo gorgeous

6- Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Spellbook of the Lost and Found

7- Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin.

Other Words for Smoke

8- The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

The Lost Coast

9-The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos

The Wise and the Wicked

10- Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Dark and Deepest Red

Thanks for reading everyone!
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Have a nice day ahead, stay safe!