Jan 25, 2016

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

a book review

“Some things exist in our lives for but a brief moment.
And we must let them go on to light another sky.”

I purchased this book some time ago. Though I've been holding before reading it, I am glad for the wait. For the taste was that much sweeter and satisfying after the vanishing of the propaganda. I knew I would enjoy the premise. I did not know if I would enjoy a so called love triangle once more. As I often do not. But this story contained the one element of a love triangle I truly do enjoy, loyalty and honesty. Specially from the female counterpart.

Shahrzad is a strong character from the start. And the fact that she never hesitates, does not lie for her own sake, and is able to fight her battles with her gifted words is what made her a very likeable and admirable character. I often dread stories where the heroine is illogically strong and stubborn. As if the sole purpose of the book is to display acts of strength and stupidity with no plot in thought. In Shazi's case, she was just a very strong woman in a male dominated world and this stirred all the hearts. It reminded me of Pride and Prejudice in a way. Which, by the way, will always remain a favorite.

Jan 7, 2016

Books I Read in 2015

In 2015 I read 24 books.

♥ My favorite book was Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
♥ The most disappointing book was Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley.
♥ There is no goal for 2016. But I might read more during my train commute.

I find it funny to look at this list and see 2015 in my mind like a film. Music used to trigger my memories. Now books do that instead. Cheers to a new year with hopefully more books to read and more posts to share them with you.

I do not promise the beautiful pictures as before due to lack of proper camera at the moment. But I promise just as much love for the stories as always.

Dec 16, 2015

Winter by Marissa Meyer

a book review
There are very few YA series which actually make me live their stories. Most of the time I feel they were done childishly and with the ultimate goal in mind of just selling more books with one story idea. The Lunar Chronicles however, being an admirer of SciFi stories, captured me. The books began with Cinder's story, later on Scarlet (Red Riding Hood) and then Cress (Sleeping Beauty). Winter (Snow White) is the last book of the series with a massive 800 pages (small fonts as well if you compare it to the other books and YA.)

Nov 26, 2015

NaNo-failures and Life's Surprises

After another unsuccesful year at NaNoWriMo I am back to reading.

It is not that I have failed, as I do continue to work on my NaNo-novel, but that I was halted on my journey due to various life circumstances. Allow me to elaborate.

Oct 31, 2015

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

a book review

During my first camping trip, my boyfriend took me to the bookstore and made me search for that one book which caught my eyes a couple of days ago. It was The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. It was her first book and I loved it. The simplicity of the plot, the complexity of the characters, the subtle art of story telling.
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