Saturday, 17 December 2011

We'll Always Have Summer By Jenny Han

Title: We'll Always Have Summer 
AuthorJenny Han
Pages: 291
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

My Thoughts:
Before telling you my over all feelings about this book; let me just take this time to say that this trilogy is one of my favourites.

That being said; WOW! So much happens in this book, so quickly.
Belly, Jeremiah and Conrad have all grown up. They are the same and yet not the same; at the same time.
Jeremiah and Belly are together in this book. As you might know if you remember where the last book ended.
NOOOOOO!!!!! I'm team Conrad!!
Although Jeremiah's a nice guy but he makes some mistakes which makes Belly think about her relationship for a while and then they both (Jeremiah and Belly) jump into something big. And Conrad is left in a corner.
Conrad, though flawed; is a nice guy and I believe that he deserves his happily ever after. Especially after Conrad's POV that are included in this book.
But I guess fate has other plans for the three, or maybe not?

This trilogy is AMAZING! I have said it before and I'll say it again: READ THIS TRILOGY!

I teared up at the end with the whole letters and the big decisions that Belly ends up making.

This trilogy will (UNDOUBTEDLY) stay with me for a long long time. And I will find myself going back to Cousins Beach again and again and again.

My Rating:
Favourite Quote:
“A fight is like a fire. You think you have it under control, you think you can stop it whenever you want, but before you know it, it’s living, breathing thing and there’s no controlling it and you were a fool to think you could.” 

“Maybe that was how it was with all first loves. They own a little piece of you heart, always.” 

Friday, 16 December 2011

It's Not Summer Without You By Jenny Han

Title: It's Not Summer Without You
Author: Jenny Han
Pages: 288
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.
But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started--at Cousins Beach.

My Thoughts: 
Jenny Han has done it again.
I loved; absoloutely LOVED the first book in the trilogy. And i wasnt sure of what was going to happen in the next book. And boy! Was i blown away!!
I think that's the best part of this trilogy; you can never be completely sure of what is about to happen. The love triangles and complicated emotions all lead to an uncertain end. The book keeps you guessing along the way.

Cousins Beach - It almost seems like I've been there. Reading this book has made the house seem familiar. It's almost like I know the place, the beach, Jeremiah and Conrad.
I often find myself wanting it all to be real. But then again who won't?
People would kill for Summers like these. But not in this second book. Everything is serious now that Conrad has left unexpectedly.

Belly has to chose who matters the most: Someone who is right for her or her first love?

Oh! And by the way, I'm team Conrad. Always.

Read the series if you haven't. You have no idea what you are missing!

My Rating:
Favourite Quote:
There are moments in life that you wish with all your heart you could take back. Like, just erase from existence. Like, if you could, you'd erase yourself right out of existence too, just to make that moment not exist.” 

“He gestured at me. “That’s Belly."
“Belly?” she repeated. 
“Yup. She’s my girlfriend.” 
I think I choked out loud.”

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me 
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 338
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins

You can't touch me," I whisper.
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
Strange things.
Bad things.
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

One word: ADAM!!
Three words: OH MY GOD!

Phewww!!! I just finished reading the book and oh wow!
For a debut novel this was mind blowing!!!
What made me love the book the most was the writing. I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved the way "Shatter Me" was written. Forget the characters, the plot, everything. The writing alone made me love it so much that I can still hear Juliette's voice in my head echoing her thoughts.

To say that I loved every minor detail about this book will not be wrong. Because I really did.

I did not pick up this book thinking "I'm going to fall in love with you." But rather, "lets see if you're good enough." So yes, the reason that this book was better than I expected it to be; makes me like it even more.
This book has a strong voice; that may even shatter your heart as piece by piece everything makes sense and a way is made from no way at all.
I will definitely abso-freaking-lutely be reading the next book!!

-repeat the above statement-


The world is flat. I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I've been trying to hold on for seventeen years. I've been trying to climb back up for seventeen years but it's nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand. 

Are the book trailers awesome, or what?!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Cracked Up To Be By Courtney Summers

Title: Cracked Up to Be 
Author: Courtney Summers
Age Category: Young Adult
Pages: 214
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Perfect Parker Fadley isn’t so perfect anymore.  She’s quit the cheerleading squad, she’s dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she’s failing school.  Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she’s playing games…but what they don’t know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn’t something she can say out loud.  It isn’t even something she can say to herself.  A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault.  If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her. 
My Thoughts: 

What did I think about this book? I'm still not sure.

I thought it was going to be an amazing read, I can not say the same now; I'm afraid.
Starting this book I had only one opinion about Parker Fadley " what a b*tch!"
Really! I thought she was the most self-centered character I have ever read about.
But as the story develops and you understand that things have happened in the past that made her this way; your opinions start to change. In my case just slightly.

Parker tries to alienate herself from everyone. And the night that changed everything is described bit by bit in the book.

I read this book, it was okay. Can't say any more than that; because I don't know what to say. I'm still confused with my feelings on this book. All the swear words and Parker's character made reading this book a little disturbing.
Why don't you be the judge of this book? Since this review won't be helping you much. I guess.

My Rating:

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Wicked Lovely By Melissa Marr

Title: Wicked Lovely 
Author: Melissa Marr
Pages: 328
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: HarperTeen

All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read
My Thoughts:

One word: awful!

there are people who like this book, some actually love it. I'm not one of those people.

I borrowed this book from a friend; I gave it back to her half unread. I hated it then and I hate it now.
I tried to like this book. Me finally finishing this book this year explains that.

Sometimes when you don't like a book; you at least like some of its parts, characters, storyline..........something. But I did not like ANYTHING. Nada.zilch!
The characters were boring, the story was confusing. It was dreadful really. There are a few books I dislike this much, unfortunately Wicked Lovely is one of them.

I will not be reading the rest of the books in the series.
I recommend this book to those who have a lot of time to waste.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Lola and the Boy Next Door By Stephanie Perkins

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Pages: 338
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Dutton

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.
When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
My Thoughts:

Stephanie Perkins has done it again.
After reading Anna And The French Kiss, i had my doubts about this book. If it would be able to surpass the awesomeness that was the debut novel. And now that ive finished it. *swoons* . This book is awesome, i loved it as much as i loved Anna And The French Kiss !!

Lola Nolan and Cricket Bell. After hearing those names who could pass this book off? Seriously???
I'm a sucker for such kind of names. And did i mention that the guy is cute and sweet and funny and charming??? or the most important thing-he is the boy next door???

You cannot help but fall in love with all of the characters except, ofcourse Max. I hated him from the start. And his rudeness is................very rude!

The gay dads, birth mother, the Bell twins, Max all of these things along with Lola are what made this novel a wonderful read.
I've said it before and I'll say it again; I like books which start right away without unnecessary descriptions. This book fulfilled that requirement.

I really like how Cricket writes on his hands. That was very relate-able. And how Anna makes bad decisions sometimes; it makes this book realistic.

I also loved how this book wasn't just about Lola and Cricket but it was about Anna finding herself, who she is underneath all those layers of cloth and make up.

Overall, I loved this book!!! it will make you gush and swoon just like Anna And The French Kiss did. If you have not read Anna And the French Kiss yet. then I recommend you read that first. Because one of the most amazing things is that Anna and St. Claire are also a part of this book.
Read this book!!! if there was ever a word sweeter than sweet, I would say it for this book.

I will be eagerly waiting for more books by Stephanie Perkins!!

Favourite Quote:
“Just because something isn't practical doesn't mean it's not worth creating. Sometimes beauty and real-life magic are enough.” 

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Two Way Street By Lauren Barnholdt

Pages: 288
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon Pulse

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.
Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.
It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.
But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.
Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.
My Thoughts:
I'd heard good things about this book.
Who wouldn't like a book about a girl going on a trip with her ex-boyfriend who just happened to break up with her because of a Myspace girl he made up? No One!!

A good book, good characters, good plot. That's just the problem. Everything was good. not great. I wonder why I liked it but didn't love it. It was written very nicely. I liked how her thoughts were part of the book. This made me know the characters more. And I absolutely loved the way the whole book was put: before. Trip. After.
I like books that don't drag. What's supposed to happen, happens at the right time and there are no unnecessary descriptions and explanations. This was exactly that kind of a book. I was hooked from the first chapter.
I may not have loved it but I definitely had a fun time reading it.With all the she-trying-to-make-him-jealous and he-pretending-not-to-care, what is there not to enjoy?
And the cheese part; when in burger king she cries. I was cracking up along with "awee that's cute".

Should you read this book? Heck yes!!
Alot of swearing though.


I’m so over him. This is me, being over him. La,la,la.


Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Summer I Turned Pretty By Jenny Han

Author: Jenny Han
Pages: 276
Age Group: Young Adult
PublisherSimon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

My Thoughts:
I had heard nothing but good stuff from everyone about this book. But what really made me pick up this book and read was what Sarah Dessen had said about it:

"This book has what every girl wants in a summer."

And Sarah Dessen being one of my favourite authors; i HAD to read it!

First of all, how cute is the name Belly? I'll answer that, very cute!!
this book had me hooked since the first page. If you've ever been the kind of person who everyone thinks is a kid. then this book is for you. And if you aren't, then this book is for you as well.
I cant sum up my love for this book, I'll just be blabbering in this review. my apologies!
So this book is about Belly (the main character) and how she goes to Cousins Beach every year with her mother and brother. She is head over heels in LOVE with Conrad.
Every year at cousins beach is the same. Full of fun, laughter, joy and happiness. so much that she waits the whole year for summer. But this summer is different. This summer she turns pretty.
And OH.MY.GOD!! is this summer awesome, or what?!?!?
I liked how the author has also put the events that have happened in the past summers when Belly was 14,12,13,11 and 5 ....

I cant say much about this book, I fear I'll spoil it for you. So go and read it. Finish up the book you're reading right now and then read this book. It's worth it. trust me.
Jenny Han is now in my list of awesome authors. I love her for writing this trilogy.

This is a perfect summer book. But its not summer any more and that didn't stop me from enjoying it. Read this book and fall in love with the trilogy as much as I did!

Favourite Quote:
Sometimes it’s like people are a million times more beautiful to you in your mind. It’s like you see them through a special lens—but maybe if it’s how you see them,that’s how they really are.
My Rating:

Saturday, 5 November 2011

In My Mailbox (02)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.


  1. Wicked Lovely By Melissa Marr

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Friday, 4 November 2011

Babe In Boyland By Jody Gehrman

Title: Babe in Boyland
Author: Jody Gehrman
Pages: 292
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Dial

When high school junior Natalie - or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the relationship column for her school paper - is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving girls bad relationship advice, she decides to investigate what guys really think and want. But the guys in her class won't give her straight or serious answers. The only solution? Disguising herself as a guy and spending a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boy boarding school in town. There she learns a lot about guys  girls in ways she never expected - especially when she falls for her dreamy roommate, Emilio. How can she show him she likes him without blowing her cover?

  My Thoughts:

I wanted to like this book. I wanted to laugh out loud at the funny scenes but I just couldn't. This book was okay-ish

Why did the whole a girl-dresses-up-as-a-boy and goes to a boys school not impress me? I don't know. But what I do know is that i dragged myself to the end of the book. I wasn't interested in reading this book much. I kept telling myself that this book is going to get better but it never did. The end and everything in between were quite predictable.

Nevertheless; the way the author has written this book is both witty and smart. I liked how Natalie writes the article in the end; summing up her whole experience.

Most people enjoyed this book and some even loved it. The books not bad. It's okay. The kind of book I would read when I was really very bored (which I was).
But you should give it a try; maybe you'll love it?

My Rating:

Beastly By Alex Flinn

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn
Pages: 304
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: HarperTeen

I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog, but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and a perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly beastly

  My Thoughts:

For all those who do not know ( do you seriously not know???? ) Beastly is a modern retelling of Beauty And The Beast.

Let me start off by saying that i watched the movie first and read the book afterwards.
I never thought i was going to say this but, the movie was better than the book. Only by a fraction; but it still was.
This is the first book that im reading by Alex Flinn and it was wonderfully written. I cannot wait to read all of his other books especially "A Kiss In Time".

The book tells the same story as that of Beauty and the Beast; but some minor details have been changed. Which only seems necessary as it is a "modern" retelling.
My favourite character would have to be Will. I just enjoyed his character all throughout the book. And of-course Mr.Anderson and all other fairytale characters.
What i did not like about the book was that Kyle was completely described as a beast. I knew that he would be a beast, but after watching the movie i was kind of disappointed by reading that he had claws and hair all over.
But i guess that makes it partially realistic, right? he is a beast in the literal sense.
But what i really disliked was that he had a lipless mouth. I know.I know. Not that big of a deal! but that particular information was fine not known by me.

The transformation from this selfish cruel person to a warm hearted one. How he comes to love the people around him was very nicely described.

The book ends in an amazing way. I really didn't see that coming. I was kind of shocked; but then slowly it made sense.

I recommend you read this book before you watch the movie. I definitely enjoyed reading it.

My Rating:

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Anna And The French Kiss By Stephanie Perkins

Title: Anna and the French Kiss 
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Pages: 372
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Dutton

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited? 

My Thoughts:

Now i know why everyone loved this book................ Because its FREAKING AMAZING!!?!!

I cannot put into words how much i enjoyed reading Anna And The French Kiss. It had everything a book should have:
A good sense of humour, wittiness and A perfect guy with a British accent *sigh*. I recommend you go buy it now.

This is undoubtedly one of the best YA contemporary novels i have read so far. I really like the way this book is written .I especially loved the name Anna Oliphant and how it is turned into Banana Elephant.
One of the very best things i liked about this book was it starts right away.

I hate it when the story line is dragged and it takes a lot of pages to get to where the story actually begins. But Anna And The French Kiss had me hooked from page #01 to page#372.

This novel is such a light, good, funny read which makes you fall in love with each and everyone of its characters.
Did i mention this novel takes place in Paris? That reason alone should be enough for you to pick the book up; and i can guarantee you will not be able to put it back down.
Did i tell you that John Green LOVED this book too??? Yeah, well he did!

I recommend that everyone read this book.The words "Paris" and "love" should be enough. And if they aren't..................then you will find loads more when you actually read it.
I will be looking out for books by this author for sure.
Nerd-fighters are awesome writers!

My Rating:

Sunday, 30 October 2011

In My Mailbox (01)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.



I bought the above books. Unfortunately i could not buy any YA book .

  1. The Lucky One By Nicholas Sparks.
  2. Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen.
  3. Our Lizzie By Anna Jacobs.
  4. Falling Leaves By Adeline Yen Mah.
  5. The Other Boleyn Girl By Philippa Gregory
  6. Eragon By Christopher Paolini.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

So who isn't excited for the fault in our stars??? 
I LOVE THE COVER!!! it's so simple yet so beautiful.

If you do not know about The Fault In Our Stars; have you been living under a rock all thiisss timmee???? Seriousllyy??? 
The Fault In Our Stars is by John Green. Details about the book will be below. The best thing about it is that ALL preordered copies will be signed!!! if thats not exciting then what is??
No one should be dumb enough to pass this away. 
You can be preoder the copy here.

Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Reading level: Young Adult
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile 
Release Date: January 10, 2012

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

About The Author: 

John Green is an award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John’s 1.1 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), or visit him online at
Before all of that, in 2000, John worked for several months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. He now lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.

On My Wishlist (#1)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

Title:  Lola And The Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Age Group: Young Adult

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Title: Enshadowed (Nevermore, #2)
Author: Kelly Creagh        

When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. With his mind poisoned by the dream world, he becomes a malevolent force, bent on destroying all—even himself. Now Isobel must face a new adversary, one who also happens to be her greatest love. While Varen remains a prisoner in the dream-world, Isobel is haunted by his memory. He appears to her in her dreams and soon, even in her waking life. But is she just imagining it? Isobel knows she must find a way back to Varen. She makes plans to go to Baltimore. There, she confronts the figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster—the same dark man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams, calling himself “Reynolds.”Isobel succeeds in interrupting the Toaster’s ritual and, in doing so, discovers a way to return to the dream-world. Soon, she finds herself swept up in a realm which not only holds remnants of Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world comprised of fear, terror, and anger.
When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. With his mind poisoned by the dream world, he becomes a malevolent force, bent on destroying all—even himself. Now Isobel must face a new adversary, one who also happens to be her greatest love.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Mockingjay By Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

My Thoughts:
Let me start off by saying that this review is completely spoiler free.

After months of hearing about The Hunger Games and how much everyone seemed to love it, i decided to give it a try. Only to regret not reading it earlier.
This book is a roller-coaster of emotions; which promises everything from suspense to love to friendship. But the one thing that this book does not promise is a future.

I do not think that there is a word in the English language which could properly describe this book. Wonderful? Amazing? all these words seem small compared to the feeling that you get when you finish this trilogy.

Electrifying ... seems best fit. Each and every page sends spasms running through your body as you try to decipher the fate of all those you hold dear.

This book does not let you guess the ending at all. Everytime that i thought i knew what was going to happen; a complete turn of events left me shocked.

I feel sorry for Katniss and Peeta as they are thrown into terrible situations again and again. constantly being used as players in a game they now nothing of.
You can see each character grow slowly; Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Finnick, Prim, Haymitch all changing.

I understand what Katniss has been through. But i agree with Haymitch when he says to Katniss:

"You could live a hundred lifetimes and not deserve him you know."

I would like to praise the author for writing "The Hunger Games." This book is an unmatched brilliance which will continue to surprise its readers again and again and again.

The characters grow on each page; they grow onto you, into your life.

My eyes were full of tears by the end of the book. Everything is kept close to reality. The ending isn't a happily ever after, nor is it as bad as one might expect.

I guess that is the beauty of this book. You cannot expect everyone to be the way that they were. Once you enter a war your life is completely altered and once you enter the hunger games; there is no going back.

My Rating:

Monday, 24 October 2011

Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol. Catching Fire maintains the adrenaline rush of Suzanne Collins's series launch.

  My Thoughts:
First of all, do not read this review if you have not read the first book in the trilogy.

That being said.


this book was AMAZING. i cant figure out if i like this book more than the first one. I guess they both have their rightful place in my imaginary shelf of awesomeness (if that even makes sense )
I'll start off by saying that this trilogy has become my favourite.
i never thought that i could ever love a book as much as i loved harry potter. But this definitely is THE ONE.
What i love about this trilogy is that not for a single moment did i feel tired or bored of reading about Panem. But i loved each and every second of it.
This book is a page-turner; by every definition of the word page-turner.
Each and every page describes what you never thought possible. Each time that you think that now finally things will turn out good for Katniss and Peeta; there goes the capitol surprising us all. Or should i say "there goes the author surprising us all"

I cant begin to describe how much i love the author for writing such an incredible book.
From the uprising to the games and from Haymitch to president Snow this book will keep you on your toes till you finish it. wanting for more.

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

My Thoughts:
The Hunger Games...........i had heard this name probably about a thousand times before i read it.
And now that i have finished it; i am speechless.

There is not much to say about the book but that its beautifully written. The characters feel realer than reality. And even though this book is nothing like real life; you can't help but relate to it.

I really dont have much to say about this book. It is THAT GOOD!!
Good is a very small word. if there was a word made to describes all the positive adjectives then it would be for this book.

This was my very first dystopian novel and it had me hooked. from the first page to the last page.

And now that i have finished it i have only one thing to say:
The odds do not seem to be in their favour.

Absolutely riveting, the plot keeps you up all nights until you finish it; only wanting more.

The Hunger Games Trilogy has become my favourite.

I still have no idea why i am writing this....if you have not read this....READ IT!!
Do not waste time..Go right now and read it !!

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