Sunday, 24 September 2017

Mini Review Rant: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart


Release Date: 5, September, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 272
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Source: Publisher
Rate: 2/5


SYNOPSIS

The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.
 

REVIEW

Words can't define my disappointment for this book! I started this book with full of expectations as it was my first ever Lockhart book. I have heard many good stuff about this author so I ended up requesting this one. 
Honestly, I didn't really get the hang of Genuine Fraud. It was too complex for me. I couldn't really understand the plot. The writing was great hence why I gave it 2 stars but the characters were just so twisted. 
I really don't know what to talk more about this book. Overall, I wouldn't really recommend this book. 


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

ARC Review Rant: There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins


Release Date: 26, September, 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers 
Pages: 281
Genre: Contemporary, Horror
Source: Publisher
Rate: 4/5


SYNOPSIS

Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.
 

REVIEW

The story revolves around some students of Osborne High. Students are being murdered in the most ugliest way by some crazy psychopath. No one know what's the pattern or who the killer is? What does he actually want? 
I literally went from DNF-ing this book to actually liking it! The first 70/80 pages were pretty boring with actually nothing happening much. But the novel actually picked up the pace after 25% and I was shook. The murders were pretty violent and 😷. The crazy psychopath is on the loose and Police are trying to track the person. Our main character Makani has her own story through out the book. The romance was just kinda annoying?!?! Ollie was a nice character but I didn't enjoy him much. Makani has a great character growth in the novel. The mystery and murders make it perfect for readers who enjoy murderous thrillers. 
Overall, it's a pretty good novel only if you can tolerate a slow start. People who enjoy movies like Scream etc would devour this one.


Friday, 1 September 2017

ARC Review Rant: Odd & True by Cat Winters


Release Date: 12, September, 2017
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 368
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: Publisher
Rate: 4/5


SYNOPSIS

Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio.

In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.
 

REVIEW

This novel revolves around Trudchen and Odette. Two sisters. Having a really harsh and abusive past, they both get separated. When finally Od finds Tru, she and her sister runaway to kill a monster. But is Od really looking forward to kill the monster or is there something going on too? Where is their troubled mother and sweet uncle? Does magic even exist?
So many questions and so many answers. This book is full of secrets and twists. Od and Tru have an amazing sisterly love bond. They both are courageous despite the fact that Tru has polio. They both have gone through a really harsh past. An abusive mother. A cheater father. They were never given the proper parental love. Still, they grow up to be really brave. One of Od's mission is to go on adventures with her sister and publish about their experiences. The plot was really depressing kinda. This story was really sad because of all the abuse they have gone through. It did hurt me alot. Otherwise I really enjoyed the author's writing style. It's pretty indulging.
Overall, a beautiful historical fiction novel full of magic twists and secrets. A must read!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

BLOG TOUR: I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin | Review Rant




Release Date: 5, September, 2017
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Pages: 352
Genre: Mental Health, Contemporary
Source: Publisher
Rate: 4/5

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SYNOPSIS

Dear Best Friend,
I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.

Sincerely,

Ava Helmer

(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)

We're still in the same room, you weirdo.
Stop crying.
G

So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

REVIEW

This story revolves around two bestfriends. When they both get separated from eachother their only means of communication are emails & texts. This story is all about how they both support eachother in every struggle and how beautiful their bond is.
First things first, I LOVED THE FORMAT OF THIS BOOK. It was so teen-ish. Plus the conversations between Ava & Gen felt so friggin relatable. I legit talk with both MY bestfriends like this. I loved how Ava & Gen supported eachother throughout the novel and were honest to eachother. Ava's jumpy character was really entertaining. While Gen is a mature-ish fun character. The plot was really fun to read. The novel had purely YA vibes. Also I love how OCD and anxiety are potrayed in the novel! ♡
Overall, a really relatable YA read for teens! Would highly recommend.

GABY DUNN & ALLISON RASKIN


Allison Raskin & Gaby Dunn are two best friends who live in Los Angeles. They started the comedy 
YouTube channel Just Between Us in 2014 and have since then spent far too much time together. 
Gaby’s journalism has appeared in pretty much every major publication and Allison has written 
some really funny group texts with her family. They hope to die within one hour of each other so 
neither has to plan a funeral. I Hate Everyone But You is their debut novel.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Review Rant: Flame In The Mist by Renée Ahdieh


Series: Flame In The Mist, #1
Release Date: 10, May, 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers 
Pages: 393
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher 
Rate: 3/5


SYNOPSIS

The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath.


So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace.

The lone survivor, Mariko narrowly escapes to the woods, where she plots her revenge. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

REVIEW

Mariko is a bad-ass girl whose betrothed to some dude from the Imperial Palace (IK I'm kinda reviewing this book roughly). So now while she's travelling to visit her betrothed, Black Clan, which is a pretty dangerous gang attacks Mariko's people. But Mariko runs away from the attack without any knowledge of her people whatsoever.
Ok, It's always pretty hard for me to review fantasy novels with all the sword fighting kicking guy stuff. I'll just blabber mostly 😅. Mariko disguises herself as a boy, Sanada Takeo and joins Black Clan in order to destroy them and to find out as to why they wanted her. She was pretty energetic throughout the novel. She hid herself very well. The love interest in the novel is pretty nice. Like her guy in the novel is kinda hot. I was mostly kinda attracted to the leader of the Black Clan for no reason. The action in the novel wasn't that heavy. Like I started reading this with pretty high expectations but it was quite an average read for me. It needed something like some kinda element which could have improvised it. But the writing style of the author is pretty great. Although it was just an okay read, I cant wait for the sequel honestly.
Overall, nice flowy action read with not much action. A bad-ass protagonist & sexy characters. Kinda loved this novel.