Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Review Rant: Mirror's Hope by Justine Alley Dowsett


Series: Mirror Worlds, #1
Release Date: 13, November, 2013
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Pages: 326
Genre: Fantasy
Rate: 5/5

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SYNOPSIS

Kind-hearted Mirena Calanais is an outcast in a world where common morality is reversed. She desperately wishes to bring about change and she's given her chance when the 'Avatar of the Light' appears in her bedroom in the middle of the night. Their romance begins, but is tested when Mirena decides that the best way to take on the tyrant who rules their society is to seduce him. Risking it all to get what she wants, Mirena realizes too late that everything has a price and sometimes that price is more than one person can pay alone. 

REVIEW

This book is unputdownable guys. The epic-ness of it!! This is the book with the amazing plot. This is the book that I finished during 24 hours. I LOVED this book.
This book is heartaching you'll cry. I was just sad throughout the novel. There were some swooning but sad moments too between Mirena and Hope. The sudden breakup of this duo was so sad. All the sacrifices that Mirena made to finish the Panarch,in the end I was just mad at Mirena for her darn sacrifices.
The most amazing thing was the Mirror World, where there are copies of the people living under the Panarch's rule but opposite in nature. Mirena's sister is pure sweetheart in the Mirror World which was pretty disturbing. I hated Caraline the most, she was a big twist too. Dipaul should get the title of 'Cruelest Villian Alive'. There were so many engulfing things in the book.
Although there were hundreds of difficulties in Mirena and Hope's relationship, still they had their moments. There were some lovely dialogues that Hope said to Mirena which were making my heart pound like crazy.
You will find yourself totally in love with Hope! Because I really liked his character. I felt like the story was short and should have been more long but still this book was worthy with loads of crying scenes. A prrfect full of actions book!
Happy Reading! <3




Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Review Rant: Gemina by Aime Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


Series: The Illuminae Files, #2
Predecessor: Illuminae
Release Date: 18, October, 2016
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Pages: 608
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi
Rate: 4/5

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SYNOPSIS

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.
 

REVIEW

This story revolves around Hanna, Nik & Gemina particle. Yeah! This story is about the collision of two parallel worlds. Now it's on Hanna & Nik to save the world. I have no idea how to summarize more. :D
OMG! This book is full of feels. The emotions! I was bursting with them. The suspense, the format, the twists, I couldn't stop reading. Hanna's character was pretty good. She's portrayed as clever and courageous ready to sacrifice for her loved ones. On the other hand, Nik is the chillax character who loves to drop the F bombs! XD yeah he's my goals guy. His love for Hanna was just aaahhhh perfect. We also get to read about the cute couple of Kady & Ezra and they sounded so mature like O _ o. But whatever, the concept of parallel worlds colliding was amazing. I mean everything felt so cinematic. Plus the format of the book is so engaging and the illustrations were more gorgeous than Illuminae. 
Overall, you really don't want miss on the sequel just because there is no Kady/Ezra. Trust me Hanna and Nik will fill up that space. ♡
Happy Reading! <3

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Review Rant: Fear The Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh


Release Date: 11, October, 2016
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Pages: 304
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal 
Rate: 4/5

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SYNOPSIS



Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.

Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return. 

REVIEW

The story revolves around a 16 year old girl, Bridey who saves a guy, Fynn. With the arrival of Fynn, people have started to vanish & Bridey is highly suspicious that whatever is happening its all because of the sea but she needs proof. Then we have a witch whom everyone think of as weird and crazy but she guides Bridey and proves to be quite sweet yet bitchy at the same time. :D People are assuming that Fynn is the reason behind this all but the truth will change everyone's life.
OMG! This book was one hella rollercoaster ride. I loved the character of Bridey. She was so bold and courageous. On the other hand, Fynn was another hot character and his romantic dialogues *swoons*. The romance development was slow & the plot was really intriguing. The concept of Fossegrim was my favourite. To be honest, the plot was extremely unique. I have never read anything like it ever before. The way Bridey fights all the debacles alone is just crazy.
Overall, recommended to readers who enjoy stories of sea monsters with crazy fantasy twists. 
Happy Reading! <3

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Review Rant: Dear Charlie by ND Gomes


Release Date: 20, October, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Mira Ink HarperCollins
Pages: 222
Genre: Contemporary 
Rate: 4/5

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SYNOPSIS

Death should never meet the young. But it did. Thanks to my brother, death made fourteen new friends that day. Maybe even fifteen, if you count Charlie.

At sixteen, Sam Macmillan is supposed to be thinking about girls, homework and his upcoming application to music college, not picking up the pieces after the school shooting that his brother Charlie committed.

Yet as Sam desperately tries to hang on to the memories he has of his brother, the media storm surrounding their family threatens to destroy everything. And Sam has to question all he thought he knew about life, death, right and wrong.

REVIEW

OMG!! What the f*** did I just read!?!? This story was soooo good!!!! It revolves around a teenage, Sam & his brother Charlie. Charlie killed some kids at school with gun. After the shooting, the school starts treating Sam badly. After Charlie's death, Sam is all alone. With mom in depression and a rude father, will he survive this all alone?
My most favourite character was obviously Sam. The character development of Sam was on point. I was amazed at how Sam fought all his battles and how he dealt with a depressed mom and bitchy friends. I really hated his father, he didn't knew how to be a good father. Due to him, Charlie used to be so depressed.
Overall, this novel is a great family read. Parents should give time to their kids and discuss their problems. 
Happy Reading! <3

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Review Rant: Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches


Release Date: 8, August, 2016
Pages: 342
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Rate: 4/5

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SYNOPSIS

Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces? 

Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.

Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.

Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he's hiding. 

Now it's up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie's broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from. 
Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?

*It's a Stand-alone*

REVIEW

Under A Million Stars revolves around Charlie and Jake. Both are ex best friends parted by a tragedy in Charlie's life. After Charlie's family dies in an accident, Charlie is all alone at 17. Plot twist, she finds herself in Parker family and has to face Jake on daily basis. Does their heart still beats fast when they look at each other? Will everything be ever normal for Charlie or she'll always remain in the black hole of depression?
This was another mental illness kinda book which was AHMAZINGGG! I swear the plot was so intriguing and the character development was on point. I loved how Charlie fought the hardships in her life and slayed them all. Plus Jake was no doubt a bitch but he starts helping her a little bit. My heart broke again and again when they both ignored each other. Like mannn staaappp making me cry. It was such an emotional and powerful read. Depression has been portrayed in such a good way in the novel. I really loved THAT ONE BIG plot twist. I swear you'll be swearing when you'll read that part! 😅
Overall, truly amazing light and emotional read. I recommend it to YA romance readers!
Happy Reading! <3