Hasta la vista August! (Wrap up’16)

images7

I finally made it!.With all my college stuff going on, I didn’t thought that i would be regular but i did it and i’m so happy.I wish i’ll be regular this month too.So, you wanna know how many books I have read?.

Number of books i read this month : 13(yeh!…)

Well it isn’t so bad.Is it?.no,it’s not.I have completed 13 books and the good news is i loved almost everyone of them.My august month book choices are going to make history in ‘best book-choice month award’ if there ever would be an award like that.

So, August Recap Begins-

August book Reviews :

Book Review – IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi (spoiler free)

12353868_478763042310127_285637813_n(1)

Yehh!……I’m so happy i finished this series but, sad too cause it’s over.It’s a bittersweet feeling.

So, If you have no idea about this series check out my reviews about shatter me (1 book) and unravel me(2 book). For those who read unravel me-With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

As always there’s a lot of romance drama going on but you may be surprised to see between who but it was kind of clear in unravel me that not much was happening between Adam and Juliette so it’s doesn’t came as a twist.As i told you in the unravel me review i already liked Warner more than Adam so i was happy to see Warner’s character mingling with Juliette.It was kind of sweet.

Juliette’s character has evolved a lot in this in book and now I loved her like hell.She’s strong,fierce and mind blowing.Not just her character has evolved but her powers also advances.Warner on the other hand now seems a perfect match for her as his powers taking capabilities are awesome.He’s not mean anymore.His acts which seems non-human before are justified in this book.There’s a total character change of two people.One you already know is Warner and i don’t wanna spoil the other one. Kenji was as always so funny and lovely he’s the best.Total mood changer.He have supported Juliette a lot in this book.Adam found out in the previous book that Warner and he are brothers but Warner didn’t know till now.Well in this book he will and Warner’s reaction will be shocking.Warner shocked a lot in this book.

There’s a lot of action,drama,romance going, you”ll love it.I felt the ending was a little rushed and I mean yeah we like happy ending but i was expecting it to be bomb blasting types you know actually it was bomb blasting but i mean a little unexpected but it was fine.I loved it anyway.

I’ll give this book a 4/5 star and strongly recommend this series.đź’ś

“Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures.
No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Glass Sword(Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard (Spoiler free)

66e5b7cb5238e5be6ef32a14b2e550c7

Synopsis:-

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.


 

I started reading this book four days back and it’s wasn’t an easy one to complete.I was reading it along with rebel of the sand which was around 300 pages and i read that in a flash.But this one time taking cause it has so much action right from the starting.I liked red queen so much and i was eagerly waiting for reading this one. and the wait was worth.It has so much action,adventure,drama,betrayals it’s amazing.As you recall Red Queen‘s tragic ending where shade(mare’s brother) and scarlet guard saved cal and mare from Maven’s death arena.Glass sword started from where red queen ended the action didn’t stop but it’s level upgraded.Maven’s unstoppable efforts to kill cal and mare increases.Mare’s got a new mission-To find all people like her and shade (red and silver) which they call newbloods and protect them from maven.They are slowly forming a new team of newbloods.

This book can have a second name “Betrayals”.It has so many betrayals that i can’t trust the next new character who comes into play.Their are so many and new characters and love how victoria manages to make them all stand alone so gracefully.

About the love triangle between Cal, Mare and Kilron it just became more complicated.One side Mare think that kilron is his responsibility and she have to save him from everything and on the other hand she don’t want cal to go away.He’s the only person she trust and the only person who understand her and her powers.Even though cal knows he has no place in the scarlet guard and mostly everyone hates him cause he’s a silver but he stick with them for mare and for killing maven.

And the ending Hell! the ending is so damn good.I just can’t wait for another book.I want it now.I always hate this part when i love the book so much but have to wait a whole year for the next one.This series is just getting better.Well i felt really bad for the one’s who die and the ending i don’t wanna spoil the ending, cause it’s the great part.

I’ll give this book 5/5 stars and can’t wait for another one.Love you Victoria Ayeyard.

Thank you for reading!

Series Review-Selection Series by Kiera Cass.

ceea8832be59e6cfe2efbffa5f13c017

This book has a special place in my heart.I love it so much specially the first three.

The selection-This dystopian romance novel starts with girl named America Singer.She’s 17-year-old girl living in the futuristic kingdom of IllĂ©a where the society is divided into eight castes. One, the highest caste, contains royalty, while Eight is made up of the poorest people. America and her family are Fives, the artist caste. While it is possible to climb castes, it is difficult. Women can marry into a caste higher than their own, but men cannot climb castes. Instead, a wife must join her husband’s caste. It is a typical for women to marry down. America receives a notice inviting her to register for the Selection, a televised marriage competition for the prince of IllĂ©a, Maxon Schreave.

The first book mainly revolve around america participating in the competition although she don’t wanna marry the prince as she already had  a boyfriend but she’s their for her family.To make her family’s condition little better.

The Elite picks up where The Selection leaves off.  Many of the initial girls have been sent home following several getting-to-know you events and challenges provided by Queen Amberly, her adviser Silvia, and the King himself.  America is pulled between her growing potential to love Maxon and her love for Aspen, which was rekindled when he became a guard within the palace.  The Selection heats up as the few remaining girls are expected to show their abilities at performing the duties expected of a princess – and the growing threat of the Northern and Southern rebel attacks doesn’t help, either.  As America questions if she can perform the duties of a princess, if she even wants the duties, she learns about the history of the monarchy in Illea and begins to question if the world around her is as perfect as the monarchy makes it seem to be.

The One “The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

Well it seems like the end of the series but kiera cass extended it.The three books were amazing and almost everyone loved america.

The fourth book The HeirPrincess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

I’m half way through this book and i think kiera should have ended it with the first three.Well i have not completed it yet so reviewing it wouldn’t be fair.But about the first three they are super great.I loved america,loved Maxon and all the characters.this is a must read and i’ll give this series 5/5 stars.

So have you read this series,what do you think.Do share in comments.

Thank you for readingđź’ś.

BOOK REVIEW-SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi(spoiler free)

13381398_1564912150471560_556404344_n

Shatter me, the book starts where Juliette(the main character)is in the asylum and she hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.


 Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, shatter me is a great novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

The character of Juliette in the beginning is an introvert who don’t talk a lot.She’s is scared from herself but as the story flows she really developed into this fearless girl who takes control over her life and fight back the people who try to harm her.Where in the beginning its shown that she don’t even know why she’s alive, in the end she realizes that she may become a important part of the revolution yet to come.

well i read this book few months back and i was really excited for it.The concept of the story  was really awesome.I find myself very much into the book in the starting but then as the chapters passes and the more i was getting towards the ending I was feeling a little distracted with the over written content.But again it all sorts up in the end and leaves me with the curiosity for the next book in the series.It contains a lot of romantic scene in between.I can say that this book is a combination of love and adventure.If i rate this book overall then it will be 3 stars and it does mean that i like this book above average.

“I’m oxygen and he’s dying to breathe.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Do share your view about this book and if their are any recommendations for books do mention in comments.

Thank you for reading……đź’ś

 

 

BOOK REVIEW-RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard(spoiler free)

13258856_273691262980261_2020762753_n

I read this book last year and this is one of my favorite book.It’s a power pack of love,friendship,superpower,cast division,betrayal and a lot more.

It is a story about a girl named Mare Barrow, who lives in a place which is divided into two groups the silver blood and the red blood.The Silver blood-they are rich fancy people with super human abilities they can control water, air, fire and can do a lot of stuff .They are kind of like meta-humans.They run the government, live like kings and queens.The other one’s are known as Red blood-powerless normal human being who have low income jobs, they live in slum.Mare is a red blood but she has the power to control lightning which is unheard of from the red blood. Silver’s don’t want the rest of the world to know that red can too have the powers cause they always treat them as a non-worthy people.They are already dealing with the rebellion group of red blood who wants equality but what they don’t know is mare’s also a part of that rebellion.The famous rebellion group is named Scarlet Guard which she thinks want to make the world  better place.

It also has a love triangle in this story which take a back seat from the main story and that’s what i like the most about this book.Mare is a strong girl she faces a lot of challenges her character is really astonishing.

The story mainly revolve around the red blood having the power which is unheard of and the silvers attempt to make it a secret so that they can rule the world with power.well there are few good people in silver too who try to help mare teach her how to control her powers.This book is mind blowing and i strongly recommend it.I’ll give it 5/5 stars.

“Anyone can betray anyone.”
― Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

What do you think about this book do mention in comments.

Thank you for reading..đź’ś

BOOK REVIEW-HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by J.K. ROWLING, JOHN TIFFANY & JACK THRONE (spoiler free)

A store assistant holds copies of the book of the play of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child parts One and Two at a bookstore in London

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD -(PART ONE AND TWO)

I just finished harry potter and the cursed child and absolutely loved it.As i am a great harry potter fan i was waiting for this book for so long and the wait was worth.well if you looking for the spoiler free review you have landed to the correct place.

For starters, this isn’t a book, but the script of the two-part play that opened in London on July 30 (hours before the book went on sale). Second, this one takes place 19 years later (opening with an extended version of the epilogue from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on platform 9 3/4). And third, and most important, this one isn’t written by J.K. Rowling herself, making it the first one not written by the original creator. She helped come up with the basic story along with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, but credit for the play script goes to Thorne alone (Tiffany directs).

The best parts of The Cursed Child are the beginning and the epilogue. The story focuses on Albus Severus Potter’s arrival at Hogwarts, the Sorting Hat (as Albus feared, he’s a Slytherin) and seeing friendships and alliances reconfigure in a new generation. Particularly interesting is the friendship that develops between Albus and Scorpius Malfoy, each so unlike their fathers, and the character of Rose Granger-Weasley, also so unlike her parents. (For starters, she’s an epically good quidditch player.) It is the most Rowling-esque part of the story and frankly the most fun.

Seeing how the children of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny and Draco are both like their parents and also distinct characters is fascinating, and the relationship between Albus and Scorpius feels genuine (though Rowling had a better ear for kid’s dialogue than Thorne). Part of me wished this was book one of Harry Potter: The Next Generation and the story really luxuriated in everyday life at Hogwarts in the same way as the original book,Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Instead, The Cursed Child becomes a convoluted time-travel adventure that honestly is a bit of a slog. Without giving away too many plot details, Albus and Scorpius travel back in time to save a life and in doing so they set off a domino wave of changes that radically alter the present. As in Back to the Future, further attempts to fix the timeline result in more changes and still more attempts to make it right, even as their parents are rushing to rescue them. Some of the alternate future versions of familiar characters are fun and others don’t quite work. But understanding any of it assumes a pretty deep familiarity with the Potterverse. This isn’t a story accessible to newcomers (in the way the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie appears to be), but one designed to service the existing fan base.

 What happens when Albus steals the Time Turner and sets out to save Cedric? What does Cedric’s cousin Delphi actually want? Why is Harry getting nightmares again and his scar hurting? Can you change the present and future by changing the past? And can skill in magic help you in your relations too?

All these questions (and their answers) form the crux of this story, bringing back almost all the major characters — though a few appear in a rather unconventional form — and all are true to type, save a few who either undergo a surprising metamorphosis or turn out contrary to expectations.

But the big problem with The Cursed Child is that it’s less an original story than a remix of the existing Potter mythology. The been there, done that feeling to the whole thing is its greatest weakness. How the sins of the father (and the mother) weigh on their children is an interesting theme, but it would have been better served exploring that idea in a truly original story and not one that rehashed the mythology of the previous seven books.
If you ask for the things i really like in this book will be of course Ron (as always he was the funniest) and  malfoy’s son scorpious(he’s so not his father).Well i really like how malfoy character has changed a little shown to be such a good person(that was hard to believe).
And a thing i really love about this time turner was when snape was back even for the short time(i adore him).
Thank you for reading….đź’ś