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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A band of misfits, an anti-hero protagonist, a chance to see a male protagonist in YA after what seems like eons, and last but not least, another chance to revisit Grisha-verse and devour the writing of the queen Leigh Bardugo. If any of these things doesn’t prick anyone’s interest, I don’t know what will.
This is a story of a crew of six thugs. Fighting every day of their lives against impossible odds, and all in desperate need of a fortune. When an opportunity arose, an impossible heist in return of unimaginable fortune. All of them dive in.
The crew has hatred, love, and moments of pure beauty threaded throughout the journey. I cheered and agonized over decisions they made. They made plenty of wrong choices too, which made the experience of reading them way more interesting.
Every POV had a well-grounded voice.
This book is just sheer brilliance, and I will make everyone I can read it. Highly recommended.

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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have just completely come to love this series. Though the first part seemed a bit mediocre, albeit promising. All the promises has been fulfilled in this part, and more has been made. For awesome (mis)adventures of all the characters we have came to love.
The best part, I think, was how frustratingly wrong most of these characters have been in most of the book. Especially Nehemia and Chaol comes to mind. How many wrong choices each of them has made. Which just makes the conflict all the more delicious for me.
I had my setbacks while reading this book. But as it drew closer to the end, I realized more and more how masterfully Maas were creating all that feelings inside us. To lead to all the wrong conclusions.
And at first part, I was just mostly annoyed from Calaena. But now, after reading this one. I am liking all of the grayer areas of her personality. And we see way more of her grayness and wrong decisions in this book. Which led to all the more interesting situations.
The world building has really took more strength in this part then the last. And again promised to get all the more vaster and interesting in the next one.
It’s taking me all my will to not grasp the third part and begin devouring it right away. I just feel it won’t be advisable to start a ToG book at 3 AM. lol
Riding on a hype-train after so long feels weird, but I can happily claim the title of being Throne of Glass series fan now.

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A Study in Scarlet by Sherlock Holmes!

A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The thing that really intrigued me was how fresh this book felt despite being written such a long time ago. Although on slight instances, we do get some context heavy writing. But that only served the purpose of making the process of reading more beautiful. Instead of dreary.
Need I say how much I love Sherlock? He is brilliant, smart, confident. And he knows all that about himself. Most importantly, he knows how much of a genius he is. Which makes him all the more cocky. And just the more likable.
Some of his reaction, e.g being down for lack of crime in London– are adorable and hilarious. Dr.Watson’s seemingly static character made the story more interesting, since he was the narrator and it was shown in a way that made me feel like he is too busy taking everything in. Instead of trying to help in the case. Masterfully done, his character was interesting in it’s own way.
I just fell in love with this beloved classic, and I am sure I will devour every piece written by Doyle from now on.

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Gone by Michael Grant

Gone (Gone, #1)Gone by Michael Grant

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First book I have read post-reading-slump. Really bummed that it didn’t turned out to be as good as the concept promised, but still it has gotten me back in my groove.

This book had started off really well. And the characters were colorful and captivating. But it started sagging in the middle, the conflict just didn’t worked that much for me. There was something about every character being pre-fifteen kid that made this book both horrifying yet the villains less important. Which was a blow in my having fun with this book.
The thing I think would had made it better was it’s length. Had it been cut more, especially scenes in the building of climax had executed quickly, this would had definitely gotten four stars. But I will have to give it only three since I really enjoyed character dynamics, the situation, and the setting. Just the voice had gotten me off more than often. But I will still recommend anyone to give it a go.

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My Lady Jane by (bunch of writers)

My Lady JaneMy Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I know, five stars may seem like an overkill. But to me, the last star is reserved for books that just made me tick. And for some personal reasons, I couldn’t review it on time. And I am still, after three days of finishing it, I am hungover it. I still miss these cute and adorable characters, their distinct and funny voices, and how relatable they were. Especially Jane, for me at least. And most of us Goodreads community can relate to the book-loving bookworm, socially awkward, yet fierce on their own opinions Jane.
A teenage king, a poet who is literally half-horse. And a Scottish thief. I don’t know what else can we ask for?
The story is silly, but the plotting and pacing intense. That makes it just more enjoyable.
The key to really enjoying, and getting this book though, is to not take it seriously. If you are in mood to take a step back, and have some pure fun. Without epic-themes or big arcs, then I will definitely recommend to pick this one up.
Really guys, we deserve some fun too… 😉

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