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:


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