Random Book Recommendation

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Hello readers and welcome to my blog , this is a segment where I share three books that I liked with you guys, these recommendations are random which means I will be recommending books irrespective of genre.

So without further a do lets jump into the list.

  1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell:

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Eleanor and Park is one of its kind of book, I have read many books in young adult contemporary genre but this is one book which stayed with me ever since I have read it. A story that is not cliched love story, will melt your hearts for sure.

Story follows Eleanor who is very quirky kid specially when it comes to her style meets Park. They both have their secrets and complexities but still they are happy because they are with each other.

I wold recommend you this book if you are looking for something that fills your heart.

2. To Kill The President by Sam Bourne:

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This is a story of Maggie. an intelligent and brave woman who uncovers a conspiracy to kill the president of United States. On the other hand president is ready to blow half of the world.

Maggie is trying to stop what is about to happen and in this course she unfolds secret which must remain berried for greater good.

I would recommend this book to you guys in case you are looking for some amazing nail biting thriller.

3. The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain:

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This story is about Riley, who believed her entire life that her sister is dead, teenage suicide but after her dad’s death when she goes to her family house she finds evidence that her sister who was supposed to be dead is actually alive and is living under some different identity. There is one question that disturbs her is why her sister is on run? What has happened all those years ago that forced her sister to lead different lives.

This quest for truth reveals all the shocking truths were hidden for so long.

so that’s all guys from my side, I will soon be coming back with these random book recommendations. If you guys have already read any of these books do let me know what did you feel about it.

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Book Review: My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwoods

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Dear Readers and welcome to my blog, and today I am here to share my thoughts on My Sister’s Bones.

Sometime back I was at local library and I randomly came across this book, I read it’s blurb and I picked this book. So without further a do let’s dive in see what I think of this book.

Synopsis:

Kate Rafter is a successful war reporter. She’s the strong one. The one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds. Her sister Sally didn’t. Instead, she drinks. But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream.

Thoughts:

Book follows story of Kate Rafter,  journalist who had very difficult childhood and now she reports in war zones like Syria. definitely anxiety has taken toll over her mental health. Kate have nightmare, because something happened in Syria that gave her another wound for life.

Kate when goes back to her childhood home after her mother’s death, soon she realizes there is someone who needs help, someone who needs to be rescued. But she wasn’t sure if that person is real or just another hallucination.

Sally Rafter, who is Kate’s sister and is another troubled character from the book ,somehow both sisters are in this situation because of their past. I am not gonna say anything more than this.

This was nail biting, psychological thriller and I cannot believe it was debut novel of author. She managed to maintain eeriness in story all time, it was the kind of suspense that will not let you keep book away even for a single second.

I must say narration in this book was very intelligent, I loved how different aspects of story unfolds. I loved the setting of book and most importantly I loved the way it ended.

Verdict:

I would recommend this book to everyone who loved Gone Girl or Girl on the Train.

5/5 Stars.

Life Happens #Monday Motivation

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Hello readers and welcome to my blog, there are times when we dream and do everything to achieve them but still those efforts are not enough, we feel demotivated and depressed, this is not it, sleepless nights follows and negative thoughts nags us….and we stress out. But I believe we must always remember dreams are part of life, there are so many things other than ambitions and careers. We have family, friends, education which definitely proves we are worth.

I am not saying stop dreaming, I am just saying don’t stress over our future dreams and current failures, take time and embrace the moment, appreciate people who never left our sides and be positive. Still there is possibility we might face difficulties in life but at least we will be facing problems with positive outlook and new energy.

Book Review: War Storm(Red Queen #4)

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Hello readers and welcome to my blog, today I am here to share my thoughts on my recent read “War Storm” by Victoria Aveyard which is final installment in Red Queen series.

Synopsis:

Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.

War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.

Thoughts:

As this was the last novel in the series, as expected and also from the name of book it was primarily based on war, war which everyone in this book will fight to get what they strive.

Story picks up right from point where last novel ended. Let’s first discuss about writing style and technique. I loved inclusion of multiple wars in the story as it gave me sense of real struggle of these people’s life and how desperately they want to get rid of their current situations.

Universe setting was on point and I found reasonable explanation behind every event that took place in this book. What I didn’t like in particular was how unnecessarily chapters were lengthy. I found some parts of books too descriptive to endure.

What I liked most about the book was different POV, I enjoyed Evangaline’s and Iris’s part the most. I got to know Evangaline’s struggle, deep dark secrets of her life and her expectations, her love-hate relationship with Mare. On the other hand, I was glad that I got to know Iris, how did she feel and how was her life after her wedding.

Other characters were just fine for me and I love Maven, no matter what!! another strong character in this book was Anabel. S he was old but cunning and I love books where there are powerful women. I personally was happy for Farley as now she can stay in peace with her daughter.

I loved how this series ended and already feeling nostalgic.

Verdict:

4.7/5 Stars

 

 

Random Book Recommendations

Hello readers and welcome to my blog. Today I am here with three book recommendations which were definitely great reads for me I want my fellow readers to put their hands on .

So recommendations here will be random, irrespective of genre and category. So without further a do let’s jump into my book recommendations for you guys.

  1. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dare by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan:

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Around four years back I was looking for the list of books that are light and have Christmas vibes in it, it was then I stumbled upon this book.

       Synopsis:

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

        My Thoughts:

So if you guys are looking for some reckless romance then this book is for you and best part is it is not cliched young contemporary novel.

2.  Wild: Lost to Found on Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed:

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Are you lost? or out of motivation or difficult times in life has destroyed you? You think you have ruined everything and irreversible damage has been done?

If yes, then this is the “The” book for you, even if not still this was such a thrilling read that I started feeling adrenaline rush.

Book is based on real events and is success story of a woman who destroyed her life but that was not it, she bounced back and decided to make her life good.

Synopsis:

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone.
Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

My Thoughts:

No matter who you are, you should definitely pick this book. Readers who loved Eat, Pray, Love…this is just the right book for you.

3.  Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

This is a kind of book which will tell you entire time that even if you have inability to follow conventions of society, still you can be happy. This will assure you that seeking validations from others is not an ideal way to lead happy life.

Synopsis:

A celebration of nonconformity; a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity–and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Ages 12+

Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body.

But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different. Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl’s arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with her.

In a celebration of nonconformity, Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity–and the thrill and inspiration of first love.

My Thoughts:

I would just say, try meeting stargirl and witness how leading life at our terms feels like, sometimes it is challenging but still fun.

So guys with this I would wrap up now and will be back with more recommendations for you guys. In case you have already read these books do let me know what you feel about it.

 

Book Review: Unlocked Silences by Mukhpreet Khurana

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Hello readers and welcome to my blog, I hope you are doing well. So one fine day I received a mail from Mr. Mukhpreet Khurana requesting a review for his book and I grabbed this golden opportunity to read work of this author in exchange of my honest reviews.

So, without further a do let’s get started.

About Book:

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First of all, let me take a minute and admire the beautiful cover of this book, simple and yet captivating. Unlocked Silences is a collection of poetry, excerpts and prose. This book talks about feelings that we feel through out the day, it talks about moments when we hit rock bottom, it talks about love, it talks about memories of good old days and also it talks about letting go and embracing what we got.

Thoughts:

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To be honest, this book was far better than I have expected , I clearly underestimated this book and very happy that author proved me wrong.

There is a thing about it that any person who will read this book will easily relate. There was philosophy and spirituality in this book which settled in my bones. This was such a nice read that I have finished reading this book in one sitting.

If I talk about writing style it was mix of both free-verse and rhyming, also what I loved about writing is, use of simple words instead of heavy and sophisticated words.  Also, I noticed there were meanings to the difficult words mentioned at the end of page, which I liked as author did phenomenal job in keeping reader’s convenience in mind. I should say author is well aware about his audience as his writing style has touched the emotional notes inside me. This book is emotional and spiritual guide to those who find beauty in words.

If you are going through difficult times in your life maybe this is a book for you.

There is just one thing I wish author has taken care was vocabulary, as there were many words which were used very frequently and that’s all from my side and  I am looking forward to read more from this author.

Verdict:

4.7/ 5

P.S. I have attached few of my favorite parts of this book

 

 

Life in London #6

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Hello readers and welcome to another installment of Life in London, I have not updated anything in long time because nothing special happened with my life yet. My life is just pretty same but now I have started liking it, I am getting used to of this place as in I am now comfortable even being alone, just another life’s lesson.

Initially I used to think I have a perfect life plan so everything is sorted, but having plans does not simply sort life. So I have not got job yet and I am still looking for one but now I travel a lot and that makes me happy. I am leading a life of  full time blogger which is dream and which is not exactly relaxing because there is constant struggle as to what next. Updating something new is always a challenge and then keeping up with reading along with managing time for creative writing. Oh yes, I have signed up for the course now so that I have better prospects of job here.

Things are not going exactly how I planned it but still life is beautiful and so am I. So here is a moral guys be prepared for anything unexpected as we are playing game called “Life”.

That all from my side, I would now sign off. Take care!!