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BOOK REVIEW

         

“Invoked”
           (The Hymns of War)

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                        Written By – Karan Bhatia

Blurb – Krishna is a common man, leading a simple and content life with his wife, daughter and parents. A twisted accident leaves the family shattered and exposed to attacks from the netherworld. The attacks are the small, but integral pieces of the bigger picture.

As the family fights back and Krishna struggles to prove himself as the man of the house, the darkest chapters from his past re-open, unleashing a torrent of pain and desolation. Krishna decides to embark on a spiritual journey to save his family.

Does he succeed?

How does his journey affect the impending war?

Invoked is the first book of the Hymns of War series.

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To be read books

– See more at: https://notionpress.com/read/invoked#… 

My Review – Like always let’s start with a quote –

 

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2″

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BOOK REVIEW

Let The Game Begin
                               By – Sandeep Sharma

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Before I start with the review of the book, I will share a quote written by the famous author

              
“The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms.

Blurb —

Two kingdoms, Chaturanga and Sarprakt, separated by a mystic mountain range are at war with each other since ages. Chaturanga, ruled by King Viratha, is soon bestowed with a dynamic heir, and the whole kingdom is drowned in rituals and festivity. On the other side, Sarprakt is executing a cruel conspiracy. King Viratha, crippled by the conspiracy, urges the mysterious man of the mountain to devise a method to recreate the conspiracy and that gave birth to ‘The Game of Chess’.

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My paperback

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Serial killings shock the nation as the police are rendered clueless. The killer leaves behind a trail of chess pieces with a strange message. Random people are murdered. Connoisseurs of different fields – History, Chess and the Security forces – have united as the next intended victim is the most powerful person of the country. How is Chess involved in the whole scenario? How will they find a man who died 4000 years ago? Can a person defy the laws of nature? Does history really repeat itself? Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

Quote —

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Choosing Simplicity

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BOOK REVIEW

THE FUTURE KING – LOGRES

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LOVE THE COVER

Blurb

Britain, 2052. In a world of war, disease and hunger the UK stands alone as a beacon of prosperity under an all-powerful ruling party. Life at new school Logres seems promising for fifteen-year-old Gwenhwyfar, and quickly she falls for the school’s handsome catch, Arthur. When Arthur’s rival, Lancelot, returns after a suspension, her heart is soon divided. Realising that behind the UK’s prosperity lies unspeakable cruelty, Gwenhwyfar sets off on a path to dismantle everything the government stands for. Suspenseful, raw and awash in a dystopian setting, The Future King: Logres is a story of identity and discovery against this backdrop, the second coming of the Arthurian legend.

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Source - Google

My Review – I had two books in hand when I started reading this week. One of them was “ A Game of thrones (A song of ice and fire Part 1)” and another was “The Future King – Logres”

I am not comparing the books or anything. I am just telling that my instinct went with TFK-L and I started the book. I know nothing about Arthurian legends. I read this book (the first 70 pages) to just READ. After 70 pages, I guess I was in the (Britain of 2052) other world.

I have never been to Britain. I love Jane Austen, Lisa Kleypas, and J.K.Rowling.

Gwen came out as a strong character throughout the book. Arthur was in my eyes a ‘gentleman’ with the way he treated Gwen and Lancelot was a …well he was big “?” Lancelot was the character who looked a little like this guy.

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And Arthur

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Gwen stole the show though. She was fierce, easily trusting and not dumb. Her and Arthur’s story was quite interesting. The book is isn’t dull. I knew since the start that it was the first part so there might be some things unexplained.

Editing

The editing was good, there were some mistakes (like punctuation) in the story but overall the story was meticulously edited.

Story

The story went slowly, it was lingering. There were some things that I think I didn’t need to know, like the conversations between characters. The story is set up in a different time zone and I liked that very much.

The best thing – The love triangle! The jealousy brewing!

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If you have read “All these things I’ve done”, you will see some points similar, for instance, the lack of real chocolates. The author is quite good with creating a new atmosphere, characters and above all plot.

Favourite character – Gwen

It is the first part and I am very excited about the second! Hoping to read it very soon!

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Rating – 4 stars

The book is a little lingering which is why I cut a star.

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Do I recommend this – HELL YEAH!

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Nishtha Singh

 

25th,26th,27th,28th,29th Feb

Things to consider while writing

1st SESSION

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Never forget these points and read them carefully :-

• Check grammar, enable spell check on your word document.

• Describe your characters completely, from the tip of their hair to the curve of their foot, from the round/straight face to long/short legs, etc.

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Source - GOOGLE

• Read the draft again and again, and cut out what you think is repeated.

• Write till you can. Don’t stop writing. Try to write from two point of views. The suspense is better that way.

The suspense is best when something you least expect happens.

• Get inside the character. Feel, smell, taste and live in your surroundings. Jot it all down. From the porch to the kitchen, write all that you can.

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• Listen to songs while writing a romantic play. It helps a lot.

• Try not to start a sentence with ‘But’ or ‘And’. Use articulate and simple language. You don’t want your reader going through dictionaries to understand the meaning of a word.

• Keep the language simple where wanted. Not in all places. For example, while explaining a character’s physique, use strong comprehensive words. Not common words.

• After getting the first draft completed, get it reviewed. Recheck it yourself. Check the number of words.

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• If the review is positive, continue with the second draft. Don’t lose patience and hope if the review isn’t positive, continue with the book. Ask the reviewer what the mistakes were. Remember a writer always likes his/her books, it’s sometimes not good for the book. I have read several novels which I sadly thought were not worth my time or money. So please get the book reviewed before publishing it.

• Love your characters. Even the villain, remember in his (villian’s) own eyes, he is just the victim not the bad man/woman.

• I have seen in several books that the writer uses his national language or just any language in dialogues. Either don’t do that or do it with proper translation. Also, don’t over do it.

        
  
  

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Now this is the last point and the most crucial one…

Whether the book is your debut or 50th, it doesn’t matter, give it time. All writers have writer blocks, you will suffer from them too. If you do, then do what other things you like to do. If you continue with the book and write nonsense, then you just killed your script right then and there.

Next blog will be about promotions!

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Bye! Will add more points in this section soon.

Nishtha Singh

 

12th, 13th feb

12th, 13th feb

The romance day is coming guys!

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JUST LOVE

So, which novel comes to your mind when the genre ‘romance’ is discussed?

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My top favourite romantic reads…

There are just so many books that I have to select from! I have to think twice before naming them. These are the books I read last year and found heartwarming. I hold them close to my heart. They made me laugh, cry, whine, pout, swoon, giggle and sob.

Hope they have the same effect on you.

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Source - The Reading Room

Top Ten names —

– Someone To Watch Over Me – Lisa Kleypas

– Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

– What Price Paradise – Katherine Allred

– Duncan’s Bride – Linda Howard

– The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

– Lover Awakened – J.R.Ward

– The Mason List – S.D.Hendrickson

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“Love hath no bounds,
                     It is incense and proud;
It can not be scathed by people or crowd,
            Love is blind and has no sound”
                                                      – Me

– The Promise of Jenny Jones – Maggie Osbourne

– Fugly – Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

– The Trouble With Tomboys – Linda Kage

– Sweet Lullaby – Lorraine Heath

– The Sweet Gum Tree – Katherine Allred

– Silver Lining – Maggie Osbourne

– Annie’s Song – Catherine Anderson

– The Mating – Nicky Charles

– The Endearment – LaVyrle Spencer

– Hollywood Dirt – Alexandra Torre

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Series — And below are my favourite series under genre ‘Romance.’

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more.

Robert Herrick, 1648

The Wallflower Series – Lisa Kleypas

– Georgina Kincaid Series – Richelle Mead

– Hush Hush Series – Becca Fitzpatrick

– Wife Lottery Series – Jodi Thomas

– The Hathaways Series – Lisa Kleypas

– Forbidden Men Series – Linda Kage

– The Unwanted Series – Natasha Anders (the first two parts are my favourites)

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And that’s my list. Reviews are in my goodreads account and some are available in my blog.

Happy Valentines Day

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” 
― Helen Keller

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Nishtha Singh

 

8th and 9th February

8th and 9th February

There are times when you start feeling the emotions of the characters of a novel, you feel their anger, their happiness, their contentment. You cry with them, you smile, you sob, you laugh, you feel relieved, you feel doubt and you fall in love. Those feelings define a good story, a good novel.

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Me Before You (Me Before You #1)

by Jojo Moyes (Goodreads Author)

 4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  296,738 Ratings  ·  37,485Reviews

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time

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I strictly ask you to not read this review if you haven’t read the book. I will try not to add spoilers but I am pretty sure the next lines will explain my feelings towards the characters and it will hard for you to not read between the lines.

My Review —

Louisa Clark is in search of a job. It’s recession time in Britain and no one in her family has a good enough salary to feed the house. Her mom takes care of her Granddad, her sister who has a son named Thomas, works in a flower shop. She is intelligent but not qualified. Her Dad works in a furniture company and is dreading a suspension call anytime soon. After she loses her job, she is in urgent need of another. Her advisor Syed tells her of various jobs from working in a chicken factory to a strip club.

       Louisa is disgruntled and impatient. Syed comes with another job, this is something Lou has never done and never wanted to do. The work is to take care of a quadriplegic, the paralysis of all the four limbs.

Her first question is if she has to clean his arse. Syed tells her he will find out and if the answer is in a negative, she will have to take the job.

The first time Lou meets Will is unlike any other romantic story. Will makes incoherent sounds just to scare her away. She secretly is afraid but doesn’t let it show on her face. She remains bright and cheery towards him. She thinks Will hates her and who wouldn’t be in his situation? She reasoned.

Camille, Will’s mother employs her. At first, all Lou wants to do is leave the job but weeks later, she is used to Will. Will becomes patient and a little friendly with time. He with his sarcastic but funny remarks makes Lou comfortable.

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Did I tell you Lou has a boyfriend?  Patrick is a runner and what I call a fitness freak. He runs Marathons, spends most of his time running or talking about it.

Then there is Will’s nurse, Nathan, who is a strong part of this novel. I liked him since the beginning. Will trusted him and talked to him. Lou felt safe when he was around and it was just difficult to not like Nathan.

The story continues with Lou getting more friendly with Will. One day, she overhears Will’s parents talking about dignitas, the place in Switzerland where patients who are fed up of their life and lost all hope go to end their life. She thinks of Camille as heartless because which mother would let her son die?

      Lou writes a letter to Camille informing her that she won’t be working anymore.

Camille then tells Lou the complete truth.

From there, I certainly had lost interest in food, water or sleep. I can’t express my feelings towards this novel in a single review. I cried even after reading the whole story. I know some compare it to ‘The Fault in our stars’ which was another tearjerker but they aren’t alike, the story is completely different.

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I vowed to myself after reading ‘The Fault in our stars’ that I would never read anything like that again. I loved it but I hate crying and these novels will make you sob. I last time I cried like this was when I completed ‘The fault in our stars’ and ‘Walk to Remember’. The thing is I didn’t look like a patient of conjunctivitis after reading the ‘The fault in our stars’ and ‘Walk to Remember’.

If you, by any chance, think your life is absolute Shit then read this. You will get a new view towards Life.

Also, there is a movie coming out very soon with probably (definitely) the best actors. I saw the trailer and it was quite awesome. They changed some things but well, books are always better than movies because of the same reason. Still, the cast for Will is Sam Claflin (swoons, hits head and heaven) and for Louisa is Emilia Clarke (The Game Of Thrones, she is perfect.)

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Oh God, these tears need to just leave me alone. My mother is getting suspicious now and my father is asking me “If I am fine” more often than ordinarily. My sister is rolling her eyes because she knows.

I can’t Judge Will but I really hoped throughout the story, until the last page of Q/A with the author that he will change his mind.

An excerpt from the novel —

Oh, come on, it’s not as if they’ve never seen a girl nibbling a bloke’s collar before.’

I seemed to have briefly silenced him. Will blinked a couple of times, made as if to shake his head. I noticed with amusement that his neck had coloured a deep red.

I straightened my skirt. ‘Anyway,’ I said, ‘I think we should both just be grateful that it wasn’t in your trousers.’

I love both of them, so much.

“There are some feelings in this world they haven’t invented the right words for.”

And as Will said in his letter –

I don’t want to think of you getting all maudlin. Just live well.
 
Just live.
 
Love,
 
Will

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You get just one life, live.

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The next part

 
 

Nishtha Singh

 

1st and 2nd February

As I have already told you guys before, I am not going to blog daily. I could but I want to write important contents, reviews and favourites (topics).

So what is it today?

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Books that I don’t like —

       

I don’t hate them nor the authors ( how could someone hate authors), I expected a lot and received way less.

Top five –

Some books here are actually liked by many people. Readers have different likes and dislikes so I am not asking or persuading you to not read them or buy them. Please do what your heart says. There are just some books which I anticipated a lot from.

5 -HIS EYES – RENEE CARTER

Blurb – Amy Turner’s about to graduate from high school and all she wants is a job. Actually, all she wants is to find a way to pay for college. Amy certainly isn’t looking for love when she answers an ad to baby-sit a boy-she just needs the cash. But the job has a catch: The boy is blind…and he’s her age. 

Tristan Edmund may be hot, but he doesn’t want Amy’s help. Or so he thinks. After being blinded in a horse show-jumping competition, Tristan spends his days in the dark, refusing to accept his disability. Much to his annoyance, Amy bursts into his life and drags him into the light. But just as the two begin to see something in each other, Tristan’s beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up. Will the temptation be too much, or will Tristan choose the girl who really sees him? 

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My review – 

Nishtha‘s review 

bookshelves: 2-5-starsconfused-heroinedisability,renee-carter 

Read on September 15, 2015

I read so many positive reviews on this book then read it before any other book of this week and the result was “Seriously??” 

Firstly, the heroine isn’t a doormat, no, she is a very self centred, insanely jealous of nothing and a jester of the hero (who is blind) kinda girl. How could I love the book after that? Honestly, If I was blind and the hero, I would have murdered (exaggerating) her the first time she lied to me. 

Secondly, it was too fast, how they started becoming friends and then more than friends ….wow can you get any more fast?

I understand people have different tastes, so if some are liking this book then ‘Great’. 

2.5 stars

4 – When Fangirls Lie (How (Not) to be Seduced by Rockstars #1) — MARIAN TEE

Blurb – Sapphire “Saffi” March used to be known as an eccentric genius, the girl who had made a laughingstock of her illustrious family. But she’s reinvented herself since then. Now a post-graduate honor student, Saffi is determined to be a dutiful daughter, with no one in her world ever supposed to know she’s also the most diehard fangirl of Sweden’s #1 Sex God.

It’s her greatest secret, and the times she watches the sex god sing and dance are the only times she could just breathe…and be herself.

Handsome like a classical statue but earthy and sexy like a pagan god, Staffan Aehrenthal is the most wildly successful rockstar that ever came on stage. He should be celebrating being on top of his world, but a woman’s betrayal had Staffan forging a path to self-destruction instead.

Life no longer meant anything – until serendipity introduced him to a beautiful and funny girl with an adorably unique fascination with fishes.

When their worlds collide on one fateful weekend, Saffi is disguised as a gum-chewing hardcore groupie while Staffan pretends he hasn’t been trailing after her all over the Internet. It’s a recipe for the most hilarious and heartbreaking of disasters because when fangirls lie, the craziest things can happen – like a rockstar falling in love. 

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MY REVIEW – This book started with so many promises, a good little girl in love with a Rockstar.

I have read some books by the same author, she writes quite nicely but this book wasn’t my cup of tea. 

Story without spoiler – So, there is this girl who is the daughter of the Senator and sister to really popular people. She is also a huge fan of a rock star, Staffan. Sapphire or Saffi wants to be a dutiful daughter, thus she goes to his show changing her entire self. She dresses in the shortest clothes and acts like a Groupie. 

What I didn’t understand? 

Didn’t she have any self respect? Its completely okay to dress in whatever you like, say whatever you want but actually ready to be sexually …..what’s the word… It can’t be molested because she was all set for it….but well the guy literally did sexual things to her on the stage in front of thousands of people and the good girl had no problem. The book is just sex sex sex after that, no story. Well, some of us readers WANT A STORY. It was just too much for me. I don’t have problem with story that contain adult stuff… I am like, okay if I don’t like it, I will skip it. But this story…well how could the person be portrayed as a innocent good little dutiful girl if she does that…again and again. There was also this one scene… 

The rock star asks her and some other girls to kiss wherever they want, so where do you think she kisses him?

Oh no …

No

Nah

Its the forehead.
Sisterly much?

Like way wrong, even I will not do that.. I will be like

“Can we take a selfie for my instagram? Also will you please follow me?

3 – UNFORGIVABLE — JOANNA CHAMBERS

BLURB – A notorious rake is about to make the ultimate faux pas—fall in love with his own wife.

Gil Truman has eyes only for the beautiful Tilly—until he is forced to marry plain, sickly Rose Davenport to reclaim the lands his father foolishly gambled away. After a disastrous wedding night tainted with his bitterness, he deposits Rose at his remote Northumbrian estate, soothing his guilt with the thought that she need never lay eyes on him again.

Five years after the mortifying wedding night that destroyed all her romantic fantasies, Rose is fed up with hearing second- and third-hand reports of Gil’s philandering ways. She is no longer the shy, homely girl he left behind, but a strong, confident woman who knows how to run an estate. And knows what she wants—her husband, back in their marriage bed.

Gil doesn’t recognize the bold, flirtatious woman he meets at a ball, with or without her mask. Yet he is bewitched and besotted, and their night together is the most passionate he has ever known.

But when he confesses his sins to the beautiful stranger, the truth rips open the old wounds of their blighted history. Threatening any hope of a future together. 

Product Warnings: Contains a flawed hero who can be redeemed with the right woman—the one who’s been under his nose the whole time. Ain’t that just like a man?

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MY REVIEW –

 I want to be very honest about how this book made me feel, I loved the start, really thought that this hero, Gilbert would be utterly charming and a gentleman but only after a few pages of the book, I was chagrined, deeply so. I think that Gilbert was a philanderer and a bastard, also I have no compassion for the heroine because she was a doormat. Hero could come and make a mockery of her, belittle her and she would just stand there, thinking, “It was my fault, my Dad’s fault.” blah blah blah. I don’t want to touch this book every again, once was enough.

uh huh, I am angry but there is a reason, I seriously fail to understand where was the heroine wrong, how was it her fault, how could…….that’s a spoiler. 

To the writing style, I have read the best books but some of them would be inferior to this one in the narration, maybe too fast, perhaps very slow but this novel was in its best pace. All in all, It was an okay book which I wouldn’t recommend for entertainment.

2 –  TIGHT by Alexandra Torre – One of my favourite authors of 2015 is the writer of this novel.

Blurb – Tight

by Alessandra Torre (Goodreads Author)

 4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,135 Ratings  ·  1,128Reviews

I was happy in my small town. In my life as a single, thirty-two year old woman. I had a good job, wonderful friends, my independence.

I also hadn’t got laid in three years. Hadn’t been on a date in two. Had stopped counting calories and wearing makeup… a while ago.

Then Brett Jacobs waltzed in. Caressed my thigh, dug rough fingers into my hair, lowered his soft mouth to my skin, took sexual control of my mind and stirred it all around with what he packed in his pants. He flipped my quiet life upside down and crawled into a place in my heart I thought was dead.

The issue is his secret.
The issue is her.
The issue is that I don’t even know she exists, and he thinks she’s dead.
The issue is that shit is about to hit the fan and I can’t hold on to him tight enough.

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My review — Oh…My BAD LUCK! 

THIS IS NOT A NOVEL I WANT TO RECOMMEND OR REREAD AGAIN. 
What I fail to understand is how I can love a work by the same author and equally dislike (yeah I hate the damn story) the other novel. 
Where ‘Hollywood Dirt’ and ‘The Dumont Diaries’ made me expect more and more, this book stuck a dagger through all my hopes!

.5 stars, just because I like Alessandra Torre’s writing!

I was angry. I love Torre’s writing, I still can’t believe she had written this but well, many people did like this.

Dishonourable mentions –

•••• The Coming Home Place – Mary Spencer

•••• Grey – E.L.James

And here is it, the Dad of all

1 – Captive in the dark – C.J.ROBERTS

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BLURB – I’m writing this because you begged. (Why did she?)

You know how I love the begging.(You are kinda disgusting like that)

In fact, you probably know too many things and know them far too well.(Oh yes, we do. Something’s which we don’t even want to)

 Who am I? Well, that’s what I’m trying to figure out. I was a whore in my youth, a killer since my adolescence, and a monster as a man. I am the man who kidnapped Livvie. I am the man who held her in a dark room for weeks. But, most importantly, I am the man she loves. (You have it all right)

She loves me. It’s quite sick, isn’t it? (It is)

Of course, there’s more to our story than can be surmised in a few short sentences, but I’m at a loss for justifying my behavior back then. I assume if you’re reading this, I don’t need to make those justifications. You’ve already made your own. You’re reading this because you want to know about the rest of the story. You want to know what happened that warm summer night in September of 2010, the night I met Livvie at The Paseo. It was the night my life changed all over again. It didn’t happen exactly as Livvie said. She’s been very kind to me in the retelling of our story. The truth is far more…complicated. 

MY REVIEW

Oct 16, 2015

This is the first series in history that I didn’t like AT ALL.

Completely disappointed and repulsed.

Marybeth Uh-oh…. it has to be somewhat worse than FSOG if you don’t like it, bestie!!! lol!!! 
Oct 18, 2015 08:26AM · 

Nishtha Actually its nothing like FSOG, its very dark and twisted. There is no hero, Caleb is sin. 

And those were my top non-favourite reads of 2015.

Comment yours if you have any.

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I tried to like them, I did.

Nishtha Singh

 

28th January

Reviews –

Shatru (Kronickles #1)

by Vadhan

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BLURB —

 4.60  ·   Rating Details  ·  291 Ratings  ·  220Reviews

It’s the end of our days. 
Our reality will be shattered. 
The foundations of the universe are set to be destroyed. 

A demon is unleashed from the underbelly of nature-
To take a father from a son, 
Kill a mother protecting her child, 
Destroy a world to kill one boy, 
Make a lover betray her man.

Even the Gods are powerless. 

Vengeance will rise, 
Worlds will fall, 
Evil will ascend… 
…Shatru will oppose it. 

If he does not, the one person who means the world to him will die..

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I couldn't help making another cover

MY REVIEW –

Yesterday I started reading this series. Only the the first part is out in the stores now, the rest will come soon (as told by the author)

Nishtha — This story is great…I am on the sixth chapter and I just can’t stop. The first two chapters were kinda less interesting but then the story picked itself up. Is this really the first novel by the author? Because you can’t be that good on your first try. 

Okay..enough said. Going back to Shatru. 
Jan 27, 2016 10:43AM

Today, I finished completing the story.

First of all, its not for children (below 12) due to the language used by the characters.

The story is about Shatru, he has some really awesome powers which will enrapture you. The story at first seemed dull (the first few chapters), it was confusing, divergent and mind boggling. Suddenly, I don’t know when it really happened, maybe in the fourth or fifth chapter, I just got so absorbed in the story that I couldn’t get myself out of it. I could not get up to do the normal chores. I wanted to know where this was heading. Within few chapters, Kris and Shatru became my favourite badass Indian fiction heroes.

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Shatru

There was humour, there was action, there was a story, there was a different world and there was the essence of my country in every chapter..what more could I ask for?

There were villains but so were heroes.

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My copy

There were demigods and there were Asuras.

There was another brilliant fiction novel series!

Five stars

For a first attempt, this work was incredible.

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I couldn't get a better pic with my Samsung S4 in such dull light

I heartily congratulate the author for such a tremendous work.

Keep it up.

Looking forward for the second part.

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Nishtha Singh

 

14th January

THE MAZE RUNNER TRILOGY
              – JAMES DASHNER
 
•••• LAST PART

THE DEATH CURE

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BLURB —-

Thomas knows that Wicked can’t be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they’ve collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It’s up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test.

What Wicked doesn’t know is that something’s happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can’t believe a word of what Wicked says.

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine.
Will anyone survive the Death Cure? 

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I will start with my thoughts while reading the book..

••• Pg 14 finally we know why they were thrown in the glade.

••• “Well, that settles it for me,” Minho answered. “If Aris and Teresa are for it, I’m against it.”

Lol, Minho Is Uberawesome.

••• Okay I really really like Thomas’s honesty and calm nature but the best thing I like about him is his way of reading people.

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••• Its getting exciting but scary.

••• “Dude, you tried to slice my you-know-whats off!”
Thomas laughed, something he hadn’t done in a long time. He welcomed it happily. “Too bad I didn’t. Could’ve saved the world from future little Minhos.”

Wow, how they are coping is well, incredible.

••• Cranks are sounding like zombies…

••• Oh God….this is just.

••• Shit! This isn’t happening. OMG.

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REVIEW —

Okay, finished with it. It was scary, terrifying but absolutely suspenseful as well. Thomas was his usual self; brave.

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Thomas

Minho won the game though. I actually find him more heroic than Thomas and Newt.

Teresa and Brenda, well they are okay.

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The story started with quite a lot of promises, I knew this was the last part, the ultimate end. Though, some people might find the end impulsive and capricious but I predicted it. I knew something like that would happen. I also was happy with it.

Nah scratch that!

I was satisfied with the end. Happy would sound like I wanted the person to die… (Nope, not telling you), I didn’t want that.

I am giving the series a four star though…

There is just this one reason..
We know this book is fiction and blah …

But the writer left some things untold.

Also, yeah the epilogue was completely unnecessary. I like the acknowledgements more.

Kidding about the last line.

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Some more details would have been better

But seriously its okay that some people had to die but WICKED IS GOOD? What was that about ?

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I still prefer hunger games to Maze runner but honestly I am glad I read it and every single minute I lost reading this book was worth it.

Nishtha Singh

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2016 in 2016, four stars, James Dashner, Series, Suspense

 

13th January

13th January

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THE SERIES – THE MAZE RUNNER

2- THE SCORCH TRIALS

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BLURB —-

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. 
 
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. 
 
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
 
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. 
 
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. 
 
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive. 

My Thoughts

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I know this is from the movie and first part

You should check my past review to know my thoughts on the previous part of the series. I started this part late last night and because I knew today would be a busy day, I slept early.
        Started it again in the morning and then continued till breakfast. This story is not something you want to read while chewing your cereals.

Nope, it isn’t. Not if you want the cereal back on your bowl.

I will first start with the rating – 5 STARS

This book is especially for the fiction fans (Hunger Games, Divergent,etc)

Thomas was brave in the last part, in this one, he is ready to help whenever, whoever and however possible. Newt, Winston, Minho, Teresa are playing the second important parts.

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THIS IS NOT A ROMANCE, SO DON’T EXPECT A FAIRYTALE BREWING ANYWHERE. THE BOYS ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR SURVIVAL. THEY CAN DO WITHOUT ADDED PRESSURE OF LOVE.

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I haven't seen the movie, just the trailer.

Waiting for the movie to come out in theatres in my country.

Excerpts —

It’s locked,” he muttered when he finally gave up, his arms falling weakly to his sides.

“Really, genius?” Minho said, his powerful arms folded and tensed, veins bulging all over the place. Thomas thought for a split second he could actually see the blood pumping through them. “No wonder you were named after Isaac Newton—such an amazing ability to think.”

Minho pointed at the screaming, bloody woman. “That’s what they keep calling themselves. Haven’t you heard it?”

“I don’t care if you call ’em pussy willows,” Newt snapped. “Find me something to break through this stupid door!” 

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  I am quite upset to find all this hilarious …I feel like a sadist… But well, they are making me laugh, not my fault.

Pg 15 – Not feeling so hilarious now…I feel horrified.

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“What’s going on?” Newt asked, looking back and forth between Thomas and Aris. “Why’re you guys looking at each other like you just fell in love?”

Pg 112 – I am suspicious about this Brenda girl.

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Pg 114 – Its getting scary

The story is completely unpredictable. Anything can happen anytime, people betray, are betrayed, beaten, and killed. Aris and Brenda are new characters. There are more but I found them important enough to mention.

And some dreams of Thomas’s past.

***** stars

I am exhausted, it wasn’t lengthy but my eyes aren’t cooperating anymore.

Also, I am very excited about the third part of the book. I really like Thomas.

May the peace be upon you, Thomas

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Nishtha Singh