Hey guys, as some of you might already know. I have started reading Harry Potter series for the first time. And the review of that just felt unnecessary. So I decided instead to share some of my favorite quotes from the book.
By no means are they the best ones (the book is a treasure trove of them), but just some that stood out to me. Continue reading “3 favs: Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone quotes”
Summer is already upon us and time for more exciting book releases. Here are some of my most anticipated summer releases. Continue reading “Anticipated Summer Releases!”
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The best part of this book was not falling in the sequel syndrome. Almost every second book I have read in any trilogy feels like the book is just getting us ready for the grand finale of the series. But in S&S the story progressed quite a lot. And a really awesome new character, Nikolai aka Strumhound was introduced. Who has the best humor eva’.
The plot progressed neatly, it was even faster than the first book. Which had spent more time getting us settled in the world.
I liked the way Bardugo played with power dynamics too. Alina’s feelings and character growth was interesting to see. And realistic too because after spending life being the girl hiding in shadows she had finally gotten the chance to at least pretend in taking the reins of her life. Her struggles with understanding leadership and radiating confidence and power, they were just the best.
Mal felt quite annoying it this book, although I had loved him in the first one. But again rightly so. He had always lived a life as Alina’s protector, and now she was the only one with enough power to protect him. So he was justified, but annoying nonetheless.
The only catch was, this book had too little Darkling. Although he is kind of my fav character of this series, which makes me a horrible person…I know. But he is so awesome.
And that ending though, it was so gripping-ly satisfying whilst leaving us wanting more. And the way the true gruesome nature of Darkling was shown…it was the best.
Highly recommend checking this series out, if you are into lighter on rosy prose and more into action kind of book reader.
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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Mind-blowingly epic, and cruelly awesome. The book was a ride of emotional flood gate I didn’t even knew existed. Books that make you broaden your perspectives, and realize the realities of life you hadn’t thought of before, are the most appreciated ones by me. And Sabaa managed to do just that. Along with giving us tons of fun.
The book started slow for me. It took me some to time to get into character and feeling for them.
But one the story took off! Don’t ask. I couldn’t sleep, eating seemed like a wastage of time. All I did was read this book like a madwoman. It’s that good.
Do yourselves a favor and give this book a chance.
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A little confession here. I am not a planner ahead kind of person. Never could. If I want to read a book, I will read it. But for some time now, I kind of like to divide my time into several reading themes. Last month for example, the theme was to discover really famous books that I have missed to read. Series that had gotten legendary status in their own time.
Continue reading “June TBR!”