Reviews

Review: Wrong Means Right End by Varsha Dixit

wrong_means_right_end_varsha_dixit_review_silentseasons

Wrong Means Right End

by Varsha Dixit

Release Date: January 1st 2012

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fiction

Available on: Amazon | B&N

book summary

Wrong Means Right End tells the tale of Sneha, a single mother who is working hard to earn a living to support herself and her young son. Her focus solely lies on making their ends meet and she has lost interest in love or dating. Sneha’s best friend Nandini is now happily married to Aditya, an industrialist. Nandini’s concern for Sneha makes her act as a matchmaker, who wants to fill her life with love and happiness. Sneha’s regular pace of life is disturbed when Nikhil, a man with whom she shares an unpleasant past, enters in her life. He is haughty and Sneha will go to any extent to keep her distance from him. If these problems weren’t enough, another troublemaker, Gayathri, enters the picture to create havoc. Gayathri is Aditya’s ex girlfriend who still likes him and is trying her best to jeopardize Nandini and Aditya’s relationship. The only person that could help Sneha in stopping Gayatri is Nikhil. Considering their hatred for each other, will Sneha approach Nikhil for saving Nandini and Aditya’s marriage?

goodreads-badge-add-plus-71eae69ca0307d077df66a58ec068898

my thoughts

My second attempt at reading Indian Literature..

Continue reading “Review: Wrong Means Right End by Varsha Dixit”

Advertisements
Reviews

Review: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

ever_the_hunted_erin_summerill_review_silentseasons

Ever the Hunted (clash of kingdoms #1)

by Erin Summerill

Release Date: December 27th 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fiction

Available on: Amazon | B&N

book summary

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

goodreads-badge-add-plus-71eae69ca0307d077df66a58ec068898

my thoughts

look at that cover, and read the summary, the story is pretty simple..

Continue reading “Review: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill”

Reviews

Review: Strictly Between Us by Jane Fallon

strictly_between_us_jane_fallon_review_silentseasons

Strictly Between Us

by Jane Fallon

Release Date: January 14th 2016

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fiction

Available on: Amazon

book summary

Tamsin and Michelle have been inseparable since childhood. Even now they spend all their time together, along with Patrick, Michelle’s handsome husband.

Except Tamsin’s brilliant assistant Bea (without whom Tamsin’s life would fall apart) has heard a nasty rumour that Patrick is playing away. Determined to uncover the truth, Tamsin devises a honey-trap to test his resolve, using Bea as bait. But she never counted on Bea having her own agenda . . .

Struggling to untangle the web of deceit, Patrick seems to be constantly one step ahead. Can Tamsin reveal the truth to Michelle without ruining everyone’s life along the way?

goodreads-badge-add-plus-71eae69ca0307d077df66a58ec068898

my thoughts

Who would have thought that I would like a book about cheating husbands!!!

Continue reading “Review: Strictly Between Us by Jane Fallon”

Wrap Ups

February Wrap Up & March TBR

Back to you guys with another monthly update. February was a quiet month but the highlight was that I attended the first book fair to be held in our region. It was such an exciting experience. I hope to repeat it next year. My reading progress hasn’t been better unfortunately. If I keep this pace these upcoming months, I’m afraid I won’t achieve the 100 books goal I’ve set.

Second month of reading down, ten to go..

Books I’ve finished in February:

the_hating_game_Sally_Thorne_reviewThe Hating Game by Sally Thorne (★★★★/5)

I enjoyed this book so immensely. Enemies-to-Lovers stories are so beautiful when done right. And boy did Sally Thorne write it well?! The first part where the two hated each other you can feel the chemistry oozing out of the pages. And I loved 80% of the book. Except for the 20% after the two actually confessed, that part I felt was too real too quick. But this is definitely a book I’d recommend to people who are into adult hate-to-love stories.

eligible_curtis_sittenfeld_review_silentseasonsEligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (★★/5)

And the most disappointing book of the year (and the previous year I was waiting for it), goes to this book. This contemporary retelling of a great favorite of mine Pride & Prejudice was not what I looking for. It was down right offensive to me as a fan. The characters were shallow and so not what they were in the original story. It’s like the whole characters of the classic were ripped of their soul. I wouldn’t mind the author doing a complete retelling instead of sticking to the original sometimes in dialogues. I wasn’t impressed by this book at all.

ever_the_hunted_erin_summerill_review_silentseasonsEver the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill (★★★/5)

I thought this was a good story. Except that the romance took too long in some chapters. The main character wasn’t all that impressive or memorable. And the end actually wrapped the story mostly so I don’t know what’s the next book in the series would be about.

warcross_marie_lu_review_silentseasonsWarcross (Warcross #2) by Marie Lu (★★★/5)

Unlike the previous book, this book’s strength was in that amazing nail-biting cliffhanger. Otherwise, I spent most of the book wondering what made Emika such an excellent hacker when she didn’t experience the true sense of Warcross game. I find it really hard to believe especially when all the tricks she has to pull must come from an experienced player. Yeah and the romance with Hideo wasn’t developed enough. Hideo’s story though was excellent. A full review will be posted later..

the_leavers_Lisa_ko_silentseasonsThe Leavers by Lisa Ko (★★★★/5)

I didn’t know I’d be affected by this book. I mean it hit me with emotions I didn’t even know where to start. It was one of those real-life books if you know what I mean. It deals with Loss of Identity for immigrants and people trying to break free and live the life they wanted yet they find they’re pulled down by life itself. It was too real and too emotional of a book. I couldn’t not give it less than 4 stars despite the long chapters which made me a bit bored to be honest.

~.~.~.~.~.~

My March TBR

I didn’t really think about what I would read this month so my list is pretty short. I’m also trying to keep it spontaneous..

  • Strictly Between Us by Jane Fallon ..
  • Wrong Means, Right End by Varsha Dixit ..
  • Lucky in Love by Kasie West ..
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson ..

that’s all for me, what about you guys???

end

Reviews

Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Yoon_9780553496680_jkt_all_r1.indd

The Sun is Also a Star

by Nicola Yoon

Release Date: November 6th 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Available on: Amazon | B&N

book summary

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

goodreads-badge-add-plus-71eae69ca0307d077df66a58ec068898

my thoughts

The first book I’ve read after a year-long reading slump. It was worth every moment.

Continue reading “Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon”

Reviews

Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

TurtlesAllTheWayDown_cover

Turtles All The Way Down

by John Green

Release Date: October 10th 2017

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Available on: Amazon | B&N

book summary

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

goodreads-badge-add-plus-71eae69ca0307d077df66a58ec068898

my thoughts

This is my second John Green book after Paper Towns, and while I loved Paper Towns, I find myself torn about this one.

Continue reading “Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green”

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves #7

new_sts

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This feature is hosted @ Tynga’s Reviews

I didn’t get much books this month so this will make for a very short post..

Ebooks:

The Leavers was an abrupt purchase because I read the summary and I found it interesting. The other two books, Warcross and Three Dark Crowns, I was waiting for since they’ve been announced. And I got them all for $1.99. Bonus!

Paperback:

eligible_curtis_sittenfeld_review_silentseasons

Which I’m currently reading and I think it’ll be the longest book I’ll read this year, it’s 500+ pages long.

Added to my Goodreads TBR:

 

Wrap Ups

January Wrap-Up & February TBR

January_wrapup

Yep, I’m back to blogging. Last year has been very eventful to me, speaking of real life. I got engaged in the beginning of the year and by September I got married and the time between has been spent shopping, planning, reservations and lots of freaking outs. I was a mess. Needless to say books were the last thing on my mind. Eventually, it all turned out well in the end.

In 2018, I’ve set a reading goal of 100 books, which I think won’t be able to make but we’ll see how things go.

~

~

I have only read three books in January but I got more books to read in physical copies or in ebook.

Books I’ve finished in January:

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (★★★★★/5)

I enjoyed this book so immensely which I didn’t expect to be honest. I’ve read Everything, Everything and while it was good it wasn’t that memorable. However, and despite the slow start and getting used to the format, once I started connecting to the story and the characters I wasn’t able to put it down.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (★★★★★/5)

Starting this I thought “this is going to be an emotionally heavy book to get through” which wasn’t exactly the desired mindset for someone who is coming back from a reading slump, if you know what I mean. It turned out I wasn’t completely wrong. It dealt with issues of the African American and the American societies but the narration was very light. It was even hilarious at some points in the book.

Girl of Glass by Megan O’Russell (★★/5)

This was sent to me by the author herself to review and I couldn’t not finish it. It’s a YA dystopia novel which is very basic and has been done too many times. Parts of it reminded me of tv shows and other books honestly. But I liked the writing style even though the change in narration was abrupt. A longer review will be posted soon, fingers crossed.

~.~.~.~.~.~

My February TBR (I hope I can stick with it)

  • Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld .. it’s a Pride and Prejudice retelling and I love P&P..
  • Ever the Hunted by Erin Summersill
  • Strictly Between Us by Jane Fallon .. I saw a lot of praise for her books and decided to try it out.
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne .. which I already finished ^_^
  • Warcross by Marie Lu .. I don’t know what to expect really..
  • Wrong Means, Right End by Varsha Dixit .. It’s an Indian author and I wanted to try reading for different cultures this year..

I intended to make this list short as possible so I get breathing-room for any spontaneous reading chance 😀

that’s all for me, what about you guys???

end

Reviews

Review: Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker

Mercer_Girls_Libbie_Hawker

Mercer Girls

by Libbie Hawker

Release Date: May 10th 2016

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance

Available on: Amazon | B&N

book summary

It’s 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts. The Civil War has taken its toll on the town—leaving the economy in ruin and its women in dire straits. That is, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand: he seeks high-minded women who can exert an elevating influence in Seattle, where there are ten men for every woman. Mail-order brides, yes, but of a certain caliber.

Schoolmarmish Josephine, tough-as-nails Dovey, and pious perfectionist Sophronia see their chance to exchange their bleak prospects for new lives. But the very troubles that sent them running from Lowell follow them to the muddy streets of Seattle, and the friendships forged on the cross-country trek are tested at every turn.

Just when the journey seems to lead only to ruin, an encounter with a famous suffragist could be their salvation. But to survive both an untamed new landscape and their pasts, they’ll need all their strength—and one another.

goodreads-badge-add-plus-71eae69ca0307d077df66a58ec068898

my thoughts

I picked this out from Netgalley free ARCs not because I knew it was a pieces of reality. I just picked it because it has a nice cover. Shallow maybe but not so after I was done with this book.

Continue reading “Review: Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker”

Reviews

Review: The Tethering by Megan O’Russell

Review_The_Tethering_Megan_O'RussellThe Tethering

by Megan O’Russell

Series: The Tethering #1

Release Date: October 17th 2014

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Available on: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

book summary

All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance.

Jacob Evans loses everything he has ever known and is tossed into a world of magic. The Dragons, a group of rebel wizards, are threatening to expose the existence of magic to humans. Jacob is determined to find a way to fit into Emilia’s family, but as his powers grow, so does the danger. With the death toll mounting, Jacob is accused of acts of rebel terrorism and must fight to stay in a world he’s only just beginning to discover.

When Emilia’s life is threatened, Jacob must risk everything to save her. Does he have the power to rescue her in time? And what could their survival cost?

goodreads-badge-add-plus-71eae69ca0307d077df66a58ec068898

my thoughts

Thanks for the author, Megan O’Russell, for providing me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Continue reading “Review: The Tethering by Megan O’Russell”