Friday, June 10, 2016

I'm Back!

Hey everyone! Long time, no see. And it's all my fault. I haven't been posting very often at all and it's partly because of laziness, partly because I didn't have a proper device to talk to post with, partly because I haven't been reading much (reading slumps :/) and partly because I wasn't really interested.

And even now, I can't really promise anything.  But for the 2 people reading this, I'd definitely like to try. After all, summer is round the corner and we all know what that means! More reading!
So a great big hurray to that.

For a quick update: I am currently reading Consequences by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Basically the third book in the Lux series. Opal. Maybe I'll do an overall review of the series. Who knows? Only time will tell.

What are you planning on reading this summer?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 388
Type: #1 in The Wrath and the Dawn duology
Published: May 2015
My Rating: 5/5 
Synopsis: Khorasan is ruled by an 18 year old boy-King Khalid who marries a girl every night only to murder her the very next day. When 16 year old Shahrzad's closest friend falls to prey to the brutal King, she volunteers to be his next wife with a thirst for revenge. Each dawn may very well be her last. 


Va-va-voom! This book was everything that I had been aching for. It was pure bliss. 

To further explain: The Wrath and the Dawn is a very unique tale following two very interesting and entertaining characters. Ahdieh has really made this truly amazing. With a world set in an imagined Arabia, the setting itself proves to be phenomenal not to mention the want to know why Khalid kills girls for no reason at all. The entire idea is one to hook the reader and reel them in. I know I was. ;)

Shahrzad proved to be a very sarcastic, witty and clever character. She is strong, bold and not afraid to do the most daring of tasks. This makes her a very fun character. Someone you want to continue reading about. 

Khalid, on the other hand, is much more mysterious and confusing. His feelings aren't translated well because of the stony mask that is constantly his face. He makes a good opposite to Shahrzad's personality. Khalid is menacing, with a hard demeanor. He has been through a lot at a very young age and that makes him very vulnerable on the inside. By the way, my father's name is Khalid too and it was SO WEIRD reading a book splattered with his name all over. 

The book has a very fascinating element of magic that is as of now very unclear but I trust that it will be playing a major role in the development of the story. 

Many witty side characters doubled the fun of reading the story. Jalal was truly a fond character. He cares much for the King and his witty sense of humor never grows old. Apart from him, Despina, Shahrzad's hand-maiden is endearing too. She is the only feminine support that Shahrzad receives and it is extremely refreshing to see the two of them together. 

The ending ended at a major cliff hanger so I really can't wait for the next installment to come out.

Shift all of the books that you wanna read next aside and pick this one up. You will not regret it. With a story this alluring and the characters this witty, you will have no trouble enjoying this book to smithereens. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award

Guuuuuyyyys! Long time, no see. It's my fault, I understand that fully. I've just not been in a mood to sit and type down all the things I want to say. You could say I've been in a bit of a blogging slump. So yeah, sorry. But I'm sorrier for not having done this post for a very long long time. Sania @ GrapeFruitBooks nominated me to do this, unfortunately, I failed to do it. So I'm extremely apologetic. Forgive me.

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself. 
  • You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
7 Facts About Moi: 

1. There was a point in my life when I used to hate Harry Potter and Hunger Games. Don't ask me why. But I of course, love them now. 

2. I hate insects and reptiles. 

3. I am a big time procrastinator. I'm procrastinating right now. I need to study. Shit. 

4. I am a very out of sight, out of mind kind of person. 

5. I LOVE bitter orange juice. 

6. I also love dark chocolate. A lot. 

7. I love arguing and arguments. They're my favorite things. 

So there you have it! 7 facts about me. Comment down a fact about YOU and let me know if you share a fact with me. Also, I'm so sorry, but I won't be nominating anyone for this award. But. If you'd like to do it, go ahead.