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God & His Girlfriend

God & His Girlfriend

Book Review: God and His Girlfriend

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Blurb:

Have you ever met a pretty girl in a suspicious condition with blood stained hands lying in a hotel room where you are staying in?
Can a love story see its acceptance in the Indian society when the boy is from slums and the girl is born in a rich family?
How many of you have met those girls who were molested by their known ones when they had not even crossed the age of 14? Isn’t forced and unwilling sex after marriage similar to a rape?
Whether the prayers offered in love strong enough to bring back someone’s lost beloved from PoK?
How many of you know a person whose deeds are completely ideal, something which only a God can do?
Whether religion, caste or community should really be a parameter in deciding the hierarchy and dominance of people living in this world?
God and his girl-friend is a mercurial story about two youngsters, from entirely different backgrounds who strive hard against their comfort to live with their passion. A boy from the slums and a girl from a rich lavishing family set out on an embarking journey to touch the moon. This takes them through many tests, eventually tying them up in love, followed by an unforgettable service to the nation as true stalwart patriots.

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The First Look (Source: Priyank Aryan’s Facebook Page)

About the story:

There are only few times when I get to read a book that I can actually relate to. This was one of them. No, I am not a singer or in love with a boy from a different caste or society but I felt like I knew almost every person in the book. I could relate to the society, I could relate to the thinking, I could relate to the feeling of safety, happiness, fear or love. There was just so much in this novel, in this love story, that one would find addicting.

It had passion, it had patriotism and above all, it had love. “All’s well that ends well”… While reading this story…or well, editing it, I actually asked the author ‘Priyank Aryan’ many times if the end is good and he was like, “You will see.” I was angry. The guy had just given me 10 chapters of the book and I knew that at least 10 were still left. With every page, a new hope arose, a new feeling came and with each new chapter, something new happened in the story which was exciting and frightening at the same time. Finally, I received the next 10 chapters and I loved them. They just completed the story. They felt full, nothing was missing.

As an Editor, I enjoyed many things that normal people could not, like getting to read the first draft, the second and final one. While I was reading, the author himself didn’t tell me much about what would happen next in the story but he shared some of his thoughts on Ashfaque and Jessica. Finally, I can just tell you that the story is not just about love, it is about several other things which lay somewhere hidden in our society, like Child molestation, rape, racism, etc. I liked that the author raised many points in this book which normally some authors would be hesitant to write about. I liked that there was suspense throughout the story.

I will completely recommend this novel to you guys, its worth the six hours you would normally give to a movie that has arguably no meaning. This novel is entertaining, emotional and above all, a reflection to some darkest secrets that some of us keep in our souls till death.

Rating: *****

I would give it a five star, not because I edited it, or read it around ten times but because I know that even the eleventh read of this story would be as thrilling as the first one was.

About the author:

Contact him at reachpriyank29@gmail.com and you can also follow him on fb page facebook.com/Priyank.fanpage. His other book “I am dead but my heart beats” is a best seller nationally.

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Next Review:

Next one will be on “Blinks in Blackout” (Loving the Cover) By Dr. Hari Parameshwar.

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Until Next time, “Keep Reading, Keep Dreaming”

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COINMAN: An Untold Conspiracy
               —- Pawan Mishra

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  I am speechless. I seriously do not know how to express my feeling towards this book in a single 400+ words review!

The reason is below:

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Blurb
Winner: 2016 eLit Book Award for Literary Fiction (Bronze)
Finalist: 2016 National Indie Excellence Award for Humor

Synopsis 
Coinman, a junior level office worker in India, has a number of eccentricities. The laughingstock of the office, he finds no relief at home; his wife Imli, an obsessed actress, completely vanishes into each role. When tough bully, Hukum, beautiful enchantress, Tulsi, and the office sage, Ratiram, unite the office to conspire against Coinman, they have no inkling of an apocalypse looming inside the office.

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My Review

I am an avid reader. If I get into a book, I just get “into” it. You won’t find me eating food, listening music, singing, dancing or doing other less important works in the middle (of reading). Coinman, a 200+ words book was short and thrilling. I knew that the story was good because of ‘ 2016 eLit Book Award for Literary Fiction (Bronze)’ (people do not just get it for no reason).

Hence, I started the book at 10:30 P.M. and finished by 3:17. The story was interesting, brilliantly written, comical, exciting and above all, original.

Why original? How many fictional books have you read that you can relate to? Have you read something that made you laugh so hard that the person sleeping next to you (in my case – my twin sister) wakes up and slaps you hard on the arm?(ouch! That did hurt but well, I deserved it, my sister did have an exam today)

Kesar, the Coinman, was quite an amazing character. He was incredible with his obsession of coins. His wife, Imli, was an obsessed actress that added fun and laughter to the story. His colleagues, well, I didn’t like them.

Kesar’s story was full of suspense and looked promising unlike the other “suspense” books in the market which define suspense as “killing one of your favourite characters in the end”. I love how the author described the characters, environment and especially loved the plot. The twists and turns were not confusing and made the story even more mirthful!

A man wants too many things before marriage but only peace after it.

Amazing quotes!!!

The author is a genius with writing!

Favourite lines —

“The hope is the best and the worst thing at the same time”

Still hope is a better companion than fear

“Most of a husband’s life is spent in doing research on his wife.” 

I didn’t know that, thankfully I am single. So, no worries of stalkers.

Ratings –
4.5 stars

The story was short, according to me. My friends on GR love it and I love it but I would have preferred a lengthier story. I would still recommend it  because currently it tops the “My favourite (Indian) book of the year”

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I recently finished Game of Thrones Season 6 4th episode. I have already read the books. Waiting for more!

Next review

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Take care!

Nishtha Singh

 

Last day of April

REVIEW DAY

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PUDDLE JUMPING

Blurb — When it comes to love there’s no such thing as conventional. 

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Everyone thinks Colton Neely is special. 

Lilly Evans just thinks he’s fascinating. 

Once friends when they were younger, their bond is cut short due to her accident prone nature and they go their separate ways. Years later, they meet again and Lilly learns that there is something special about the boy she once knew, but she has no idea what it all means. And she’s not sure if she’s ready to find out. 

When he walks through the corridor of her school the first day of her senior year, she knows that it’s time to get to know the real Colton Neely. The more she learns, the deeper she falls. 

Their friendship grows into love, even as Colton does not express it in words. But one decision threatens to break down the world that Lilly has tried so hard to integrate into and she must figure out if the relationship can survive if they are apart.

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It is about happy ending and the story

My Thoughts

To The Author –

Amber, I have read many books, many stories which touched my heart, made me cry, made me laugh and feel many other emotions that are just…well..difficult to find in the fiction world. Then, there are some stories that touch my soul, that make me want to continue to read, get inside the book, grab a character and hug him/her to heaven. Those are the books that touch my heart, they come twice or thrice in a year, if I am lucky. Those are the books that touch my soul. There are books like Harry Potter which make you want to leave all the work and complete reading the book, to know the end and then there are books like “Puddle Jumping” which makes the reader want to continue reading the book, hoping the book never ends.

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1st Week of March

1st Week of March

BOOK REVIEW

Fluffy and Me

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by Anita Krishan (Goodreads Author)

 4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  4 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews

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A heartwarming true story of selfless love and boundless devotion that only canines are capable of showering.’Fluffy and Me’ is a journey full of laughter and tears, fun and fear. It is a moving, Sensitive, hilarious and deeply touching story of undying friendship between a young girl and her Lhasa apso, and of their escapades as life glides from childhoood to maturity in the pristine hills and valleys of the Himalayan town of Shimla

Review –

Remember hachiko? The dog story with Richard Gere as the hero , okay the Akita dog was the protagonist.  Remember falling in love with that little four legged specie?

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I do. I remember loving the movie and crying my eyes out throughout the movie.

In this book, you will read a story where in the city Shimla (in 1960), many strange things are happening. The conditions are not good because India is not in peace with Pakistan and vice versa 

There is this little independent girl who wants nothing but a little dog. She gets him and names him fluffy. Fluffy is just like any other normal dog. He loves everyone in the family, hates everyone outside. Fluffy who makes the surroundings safer and pleasant is at first sight my hero. I love imagining him walking with a little girl, protecting her, acting like he is above all.

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Actually, my love for this books ramped up because I have a little hero of my own. He is just like fluffy. The story of fluffy made me happy, content, and a little sad in the end (mostly, because the author made some facts clear, one of them being, you can live for many years, your animal/s can’t)

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The story was about living in the moment, enjoying every part of it especially with a living being who accepts you for who you are. Dogs or any other pet doesn’t care what you look like or how intelligent you are, what matters to them the most is how much time you are spending with him/her.

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I love you!!!

I love the book.
There were some editing problems. The date and year confused me but it didn’t sour the story!

Four.five stars.

Nishtha Singh

 

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Posted by on March 1, 2016 in 2016, 4.5 stars, Comedy, Giveaway, In Paperback

 

14th, 15th and 16th February

14th, 15th and 16th February

Blurb —

Freedom – that is what Lilly Linton wants most in life. Not marriage, not a brood of squalling brats, and certainly not love, thank you very much!
But freedom is a rare commodity in 19th-century London, where girls are expected to spend their lives sitting at home, fully occupied with looking pretty. Lilly is at her wits’ end – until a chance encounter with a dark, dangerous and powerful stranger changes her life forever…

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Enter the world of Mr Rikkard Ambrose, where the only rule is: Knowledge is power is time is money!

 

My Review —

 

Firstly, I will share a news, I started my work [writer in a financial firm] the same day Lilly started her work. I had to postpone reading this book now and then, but on the 14th Feb, I finally completed the story.

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My take on the story —

What a story it was, a fierce heroine and a brooding Hero slowing getting to know each other. Lilly is a independent girl with huge aims and difficult family. All she wants is suffrage for both Men and Women, of course, most Men won’t allow that. According to them, a lady works in the house and the man brings bread.

A ludicrous saying, if you ask me.

Well, Our Hero, Sir Rikkard Ambrose supports and agrees with the thinking. Well, he hasn’t met Lilly. Lilly comes in his life as a lad, yep, you read right.

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But this story is not like “She’s the man” as Ambrose knows Lilly’s real identity.

The story starts with lilly dressed as a man going to vote, she finds Ambrose and his employee, Karim on the way. She helps him with some business and he offers her (in a boy’s disguise) a job. She refuses and moves on towards her goal. What she doesn’t know how to act like a gentleman though, she by mistake, curtsies in front of a man in place of shaking his hand or bowing.

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That leads to a chaotic rush to seize the girl and put her behind the bars. Ambrose finds her in such situation and does nothing which angers her to no certain end. She tells him that she has accepted the offer of working as his employee and walk off.

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The next day, Lilly goes to the office only to be insulted and rejected but she is not like other women from the 19th century, she insults him back. At last, lost of all other options, Ambrose accepts her as an employee but also asks her to dress as a man.

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They fight and make up, insult and make up, fight again…. And this cycle continues throughout the story. This book was a fun fun read, a little romantic and very interesting. How Ambrose starts accepting Lilly in the story is truly exciting and intriguing. I like Ambrose but I loved Lilly. She was what I would call a ‘Fireball’

Her friends especially Patsy made me laugh and kept me hooked to the story. This story ends in a cliffhanger so what will come next is yet to be seen (read)

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‘Storm and Silence’ is also the Watty awards winner and Robert Thier has a massive fan list which I got to know after completing the book and reading ‘About The Author’

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Posted by on February 17, 2016 in 4.5 stars, classical, Comedy, Sir Rob

 

10th and 11th February

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Finch writes: Also the world’s largest man. I’m worried that our nutritional resources are actually damaged. Maybe this is one reason I’m so tall. What if I don’t stop growing? Will you want me just as much when I’m fifteen feet nine inches?

Me: How can I want you then when I don’t want you now?

Finch: Give it time. The thing I’m most concerned with is how I’m going to ride a bike. I don’t think they make them that big.

“There was this famous British astronomer named Sir Patrick Moore. He hosted a BBC television program called Sky at Night, which ran for something like fifty-five years. Anyway, on April 1, 1976, Sir Patrick Moore announced on his show that something extraordinary was getting ready to happen in the skies. At exactly 9:47 a.m., Pluto would pass directly behind Jupiter, in relation to the earth. This was a rare alignment that meant the combined gravitational force of those two planets would exert a stronger tidal pull, which would temporarily counteract gravity here on earth and make people weigh less. He called this the Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect.”

Violet is heavy against my arm, and for a minute I wonder if she’s asleep.

“Patrick Moore told viewers that they could experience the phenomenon by jumping in the air at the exact moment the alignment occurred. If they did, they would feel weightless, like they were floating.”

She shifts a little.

“At 9:47 a.m., he told everyone, ‘Jump now!’ Then he waited. One minute passed, and the BBC switchboard lit up with hundreds of people calling in to say they’d felt it. One woman phoned from Holland to say she and her husband had swum around the room together. A man called from Italy to say he and his friends had been seated at a table, and all of them—including the table—rose into the air. Another man called from the States to say he and his children had flown like kites in their backyard.”

Violet is propped up now, looking at me. “Did those things actually happen?”

“Of course not. It was an April Fool’s joke.”

She smacks my arm and lies back down. “You had me believing.”

“But I bring it up to let you know that this is the way I feel right now. Like Pluto and Jupiter are aligned with the earth and I’m floating.”

In a minute, she says, “You’re so weird, Finch. But that’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me.

All the Bright Places

by Jennifer Niven (Goodreads Author)

 4.20  ·   Rating Details  ·  64,822 Ratings  ·  11,222Reviews

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!
 
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
 
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
 
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
 
This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.

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My Review —- This book was recommended to me by Annie James, a friend on Goodreads.

I am at a complete loss of words. I am at contradiction here.

There is hopefully no spoilers so you can read the complete review.

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”
Ernest Hemingway

The story started with two teens from two different worlds and different lives standing on the ledge of a bell tower. There is Finch who is always thinking of divergent ways to commit suicide (so not what you are looking for in a book) and there is Violet who is counting the days until graduation so that she can finally leave the town.

         When Violet suddenly realises she is standing in a dangerous place (ledge of a bell tower), she starts fretting. Finch helps her and saves her from falling. This is how they meet and this meeting leads to another followed by many more. 

Today morning (9:45 AM) – Lol! This book is so good. Funny and with the best jokes.
WHY I WROTE THAT —

—-Because I’ve got a date with your mother later, I think but don’t say because, let’s face it, it’s lame, and also he will come up here and beat my face in and then throw me off, and this defeats the point of just doing it myself.

—— He says, “They’re serving pizza today,” as if I wasn’t standing on a ledge six stories above the ground, my arms outstretched, a girl wrapped around my knees

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Theodore Finch is smart, funny, cute and very likeable. His life isn’t so great and he does what he can to make it better. When Violet comes to his life, his life changes. With just one real smile, she makes various changes in his life. Finch is so not your boy next door. He has problems, huge ones. He is dealing with them, in his own way, the easy way, the coward’s way. 

Violet on the other hand, seems like a girl who needs constant care but she doesn’t. We come to know about it after 70% of the novel is done.

After 75%, I lost the urge to read it, I lost the urge to do anything. It got so depressing. Suddenly, I couldn’t understand why I even started it and why the f– certain things were happening!

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This was my view on finch in the 203rd page —

There are guys you like for one reason, two reasons and some for multiple. Finch was one of latter guys. He has plenty of positive things in his character certificate. I can’t tell a definite reason for liking him so much. I love him for his jokes, attitude, thoughts, looks, nature, and so many other things that I can’t write in a single paragraph.

This was a novel difficult to hate and difficult to love. I love the novel till Finch “Day 75″

After day 75 — This isn’t happening. Oh God…

After that, things started going bad, something unanticipated happened and then, I felt my heart crumble to pieces. I didn’t cry, nope, you cry when you actually feel something for the poor protagonist but I think the person was a coward. People suffer from worse and still live, they are heroes not people who never share things with friends, loved ones, and think ‘suicide’ is the only option. I can’t lie and yell that I didn’t like the book. I loved it, I love finch and I love Violet but I find the ending inappropriate and misleading. I wish I could understand the reason why it ended like that.

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Rating – 5.1 till 75% and .5 after it.
Hence, Four stars

Let’s clear some doubts.

—- Was it heart wrenching?

Hell yeah! I don’t ever want to read any book like “All the bright places” again. I wanted a positive ending. Fudge! I am sure everyone wanted it.

—- Is it for “The Fault in our stars” and “Eleanor and Park” readers?

Nope. I don’t think so. Augustus will always remain my hero. Hazel, the best protagonist and the most courageous girl I have had the privilege to read about.

Violet was also a strong girl but Finch was a lost soul. 

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Will come with more!
Till then, Peace.

And yeah “Suicide is never an option, if you want help, there is, you just haven’t found the right person. Life is too precious, don’t think about dying, think about living.” 

Laugh and laugh,

And the world laughs with you;

Cry and Cry,

And you cry alone.”

Live.

Nishtha Singh

 

16th January

16th January

Favourite Person of the year 2015

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She is just fantastic

Saw her for the first time on a roast of Charlie Sheen (on YouTube) and she just became my favourite comedian

Amy Schumer is a beautiful woman and a very famous comedian/actress/host/person.

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     With her carefree attitude, constant smiles, dirty mouth, questioning and funny frowns, she has won the heart of millions of people around the globe.

             

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After watching her roasting people, I couldn’t help but google her. I found that she is not only in comedy shows but she has her own show.

    

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Funny and charming

SNL, comes on comedy central. She speaks her mind. She is completely liberal in her thinking and behaviour. She is a versatile actress, you see the SNL episodes and you will believe it.
According to some of her fans, her work is praised mostly because of the way she speaks.

How she just knows when to speak what, is like magic. The joke never fails. Like other comedians, she won’t laugh after making the joke but continue with her act. That’s quite incredible. Also, her jokes are adult so you might want keep the kids away from the television when you are watching the show.

Then, there was this really funny movie
TRAINWRECK.

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A great movie with a powerful script written by none other than AMY SCHUMER. According to her, the story is about a girl who is like her. The main role is ofcourse played by the Comedian, Amy and let me tell you, she banged it. It was just awesome. The story is about a girl named Amy who doesn’t want to settle down because her father gave her some advice in the past which she took seriously. This girl falls in love with Aaron (a doctor) but doesn’t know what to do about it. She ignores the poor guy but for how long?

A small scene from the movie —

Amy: I’ve been with a lot of guys. 
Aaron: I don’t care!… How many? 
Amy: I don’t know. How many girls have you slept with? 
Aaron: I’ve slept with three women. 
Amy: Me too. I have slept with three women too. 
Aaron: How many guys? 
Amy: What, like, this year? 

Another –

Amy: What am I doing? I slept at the doctor’s place last night.

Nikki: You never spend the night. What were you, blackout drunk?

Amy: No, I had like two drinks… Three, max… Four, now that I’m tallying.

Nikki: Cause you’re on antibiotics or something?

Amy: Oh my god, he’s calling me.

Nikki: Why would he call? You guys just had sex.

Amy: [answers phone] This is Amy. I think you butt dialed me.

Aaron: No, I dialed you with my fingers.

Amy: [to Nikki] He called me on purpose.

Nikki: Hang up! He’s obviously like sick or something.

Aaron: I was calling to say I had a really good time last night and was wondering if you wanted to, um, hang out again.

Nikki: I’m going to call the police.

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By IMDB

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

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So, Amy Schumer is my favourite rising star and person of the year.

Congratulations to her for such success and All the best for the future!

You are the best.

What you are doing against gun violence is plausible.

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Nishtha Singh

 

STORMWALKER SERIES

“STORMWALKER SERIES

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A Kickass Heroine

    —- By Allyson James AKA Jennifer Ashley

My rating:

[ 5 of 5 stars ]

The first time I read this book, I was so impressed by the story, I kept it in my favourite books column. 

Today, I completed it again and I am equally affected. I cannot give it less than 5 stars.

Many spoilers, go at your own risk —

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What the series is really about?

First book – The STORMWALKER

– Janet, the protagonist is a complete badass from riding a Harley to controlling storms.

– About Stormwalkers

– About Dragons

Coyote, Trickster God and much more

– A Sheriff named Nash who is a unbeliever (one who doesn’t believe in magic) and is immune to all inhumane powers.

– About the magic beneath Earth 

– Dragons sent Mick, a dragon to kill Janet, the Stormwalker because they fear she has the magic of beneath, one that can seriously harm the earth. Mick, the male lead realises after meeting Janet that she is nothing like her mother, and she is trying to control the magic. He also falls head over heels in love with her but he keeps his secret (of being a dragon) hidden from her. On the other hand, Janet loves Mick but can’t take his domineering attitude anymore. She can’t fathom why he can leave her whenever he wants and she can’t, so she decides to leave him. Mick is angry and in disagreement but let’s her do what she wants. 
               After five years, he is back in her life again. This is where the first book of the series starts. Did I mention that we have a Peeping Tom i.e a coyote, a trickster God in this book who is also a voyeur?

The FIREWALKER

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Second book is about Firewalkers aka Dragons. Mick is called by the Dragon council and he needs Janet’s help. Janet, the owner of Crossroads Hotel with the help of Nash, the sheriff {the best sheriff in town 😉 I love the man.} comes to Mick’s rescue. In this book, we enter the dragon colony morelike dragon lifestyle. Magic mirror comes to help again and the love life of Maya and Nash progresses.

2.5th Part – DOUBLE

HEXED

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– ‘Double Hexed‘ is a very short story and in continuation to the Firewalker. Some of you must have read it as a anthology in the

‘Hexed’

SHADOW WALKER – 3RD PART

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– Then comes, Shadow Walker, this part of the series is my favourite because magic and action is in most part of the book. A shadow has touched Mick, his aura is suddenly grey and white not his usual red and orange. We meet some new characters who are not so loving. Grandmother and Gabriel, Janet’s half sister are comparatively more in this book.

And

MICK PROPOSES JANET. 

I haven’t completed the next two parts of the series which are –

– NIGHTWALKER ••••

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This book is a self-published one, I didn’t know authors could do that with a series. Its about the vampire Ansel, who is a guest in Crossroads Hotel. Some supernatural beings are after him and he seeks Janet’s help. Janet has her own problems, Coyote’s wife, her father’s marriage, Half sister Gabrielle, and Mick’s behaviour (again)

– The DREAMWALKER •••••

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Will be out in 2016, excited about this one.

Mick’s real name is Micalerianicum.

A wonderful series! Exciting, gripping and a supernatural read!

Some favourite lines in the book-

1- Anyone ever tell you that you’re a lunatic, Begay?”

“Sure, all the time. Doesn’t mean I’m wrong.”

2- “Hey, baby,” he said, grinning. “Miss me?” Don’t know about Janet, I sure did.

Nishtha Singh

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2015 in Author, Comedy, Love, Series, Stormwalkers, Dragons

 

LAW SCHOOL HERETIC SERIES

LAW SCHOOL HERETIC SERIES

LAW SCHOOL HERETIC SERIES

            MISCALCULATED RISKS
                  
By ~~ Maria Riegger

“Tell me, what’s your type?” He looked at me and smiled. “I don’t discriminate.” 

” Basically,I like women who are self confident. That’s about it. “

What would you do if you met someone who defied all of your stereotypes?

This is my first book by the author, the excerpt is quite interesting. As a addicted reader, I do not judge a book by its cover but the content still I’d say I liked the cover.

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The book is based on the life of Isabel, a self confident, black haired, intelligent Spanish girl who is a linguist and a law student. She is a bad arse and a complete antonym of door mat. Coming out of a bad relationship, she stays away from one. As a person, she is kind hearted and helpful, where people are not aiding the needy, she does.

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As for the Hero, wow, Tarek is not your usual brooding alpha type (Like, “Stay away if you value your life” kind) , Isabel would probably ask him to keep his crap together and leave for good. Tarek, another law student and a very smart guy is a person Isabel finds hard to stay away from. He, with his flirtatious smile and genial nature steals her heart. This is the first part of the series so we come to know the details about Isabel’s family background, her job and her friends (Who are very funny and will make you laugh throughout the story). I will completely understand if at the end of this book you yell, ” When’s the next part coming?”

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The book altogether is a funny, interesting and exciting read. I will give it a five stars as for a debut, it was a very gripping and absorbing read. Honestly, I am waiting for the second book to come very soon so that I can know what will happen next.

Are you awake?

Of course. You think I’m asleep this early?

I could literally hear the sarcasm through the phone. I texted back.

Do you mind if I call you?

Next thing I knew, my phone rang. It was him.

       – a small paragraph from the book. Still need a reason to read it?

*****

Shyna Cliffe

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2015 in 2015, Author, Comedy, Five Stars, Giveaway, In Paperback, Love

 

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The best book in 2014

JOHN GREEN , the first author who I googled after reading the book , the first author who made me cry and laugh simultaneously throughout the book, the first who made me run to the nearest bookstore for buying more books ( written by him of course), the first author who made me look at life from a different angle, the first author who urged me to drop all the tension and believe in living today , the first who I wanted to reach by email( though I never got the guts to drop a email) .

NOW ABOUT THE BOOK a very short description…..
Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace met the first time in Literal Heart of Jesus, they had this extraordinary chemistry since the start, they were made for each other. It was love at first sight. You know I heard this somewhere or read it maybe ,
” If you love someone , then the way you speak their name is different , its like you cherish their name and want to keep it safe ”

Augustus Waters always had a cigarette between his lips, he never lit it, when asked why , he said that he puts the killing thing in his mouth but doesn’t give it the power to kill him. I fell in love with him then.

Perfection Stands Still While Mortals Walk Past.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. Augustus lived in present, he and Hazel both, even suffering from life threatening diseases were so vivacious and full of energy that a healthy person failed in comparison to them. I loved them. No book made me want to get inside the pages and hug the characters so badly and tightly that I leave my handprints on them , it did frequently.

a small excerpt from the fault in our stars ,

Me: “Good observation, Gus. This food, while delicious, does not taste like Oranjee.”

My mom: “Hazel.”

Gus: “It tastes like . . .”

Me: “Food.”

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The book that made you bipolar

Gus: “Yes, precisely. It tastes like food, excellently prepared. But it does not taste, how do I put this delicately . . . ?”

Me: “It does not taste like God Himself cooked heaven into a series of five dishes which were then served to you accompanied by several luminous balls of fermented, bubbly plasma while actual and literal flower petals floated down all around your canal-side dinner table.”

Gus: “Nicely phrased.”
Gus’s father: “Our children are weird.”

My dad: “Nicely phrased.”
Also to the general people who are reading my review and who are not fans of John Green or don’t like this book , please don’t criticize about this book in comments , a small request. We all have the freedom of speech and so the freedom to read, so to the criticizers,
” IF YOU DON’T LIKE A BOOK , DON’T READ IT , THE AUTHOR ISN’T DYING TO KNOW YOUR VIEW ABOUT HIS/HER BOOK. THERE ARE MILLIONS OF BOOK IN MANY LANGUAGES, READ THEM , IF YOU DON’T LIKE THEM , GO AHEAD START ANOTHER ONE .TRY TO STOP BEING A HATER. PLEASE .”

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Author, Comedy, Emotional, In Paperback, Love