Book review – Zidd by Hetansh Desai

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Publisher – Halfed baked beans

Published – aug 2018

Goodread summary
Vihaan looked at the skies, took a deep breath and shouted, ‘I want to be on the hoarding outside her flat!’
Parth did not react right away. After a few minutes, he asked, ‘Sorry? What is that?’
‘She said she doesn’t want to see my face. So, now I want to ensure she sees my face every day the first thing in the morning.’
Parth took a step towards Vihaan. He shrugged his shoulders, confusedly. ‘I don’t understand.’
‘There’s a hoarding outside her flat.’
‘And you want to be on it?’
‘Yes!’
Witness the roller coaster journey of Vihaan, a college dropout, and Parth, a tea vendor, as they strive to buy the most expensive hoarding space in Ahmedabad.

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This book is somewhat different than books I read previously . This is a story of two person vihaan and prath , one is from low class and other is elite but this also shows how they both met in very unimaginable circumstance and how they start to develop their own business.

This story give some tips about business and entrepreneurship . And when you are reading this book u might want to highlight some points for yourself because surely it’s going to help you in near future.

Narration and language is very easy and can be read by beginner. You can easily connect with characters and their emotions.

I must recommend this to everyone, Book is helpful for the budding entrepreneurs.

A must read .

Things which I don’t like – there are some phrases in Gujarati language which is not translated and it get difficult for me to understand whole thing .

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What’s mine is mine forever. That includes Persephone.
But I want more than to own her body and her soul and her debt.
I want her heart.
And now that she’s been stolen from me, I want revenge.
At any cost. At any price.
They’ve taken what’s mine. And I’m going to get it back.

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Sparrow By Mary Cecilia Jackson [Book review +giveaway +Favourite quote]

Author: Mary Cecilia Jackson
Publication date: March 17, 2020
Genre: young adult contemporary
My rating: 4.5/5 stars

BEHIND THIS AESTHETIC COVER IS A SAD , HEART WRENTCHING ,EMOTIONAL STORY.

TRIGGER WARNING – DONT READ IF YOU HAVE FAINT HEART.
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I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via The Fantastic Flying Bookshelf and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, a devastating but hopeful YA debut about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future.

There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey

I thought I would be safe after my mother died. I thought I could stop searching for new places to hide. But you can’t escape what you are, what you’ve always been.

My name is Savannah Darcy Rose.

And I am still prey.

Though Savannah Rose―Sparrow to her friends and family―is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed―“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”―will make her just like everyone else: Normal. Happy. Safe. But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Sparrow must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever…

Everyone calls me Sparrow. And I am still prey.

Sparrow. This book is overwhelming to me because I just came out of abusive relationship even though it’s not physically abusive it still was . So when I am reading about Savahna journey I wanted to scream to her to leave Tristan . I just wanted to make her understand that sweetie it’s not love just, just leave him .

But everyone around Savanah is also telling her , reaching out to her , just so she can open up about her and Tristan relation . I mean we know when other person is not feeling good and it shows in their action . But being in love with Tristan, Savanah decline all signs which is their and it ultimately leads her their where I has been once -THE HOSPITAL .

Struggling for her own life , but it’s nice to know that not what you expect from your best person is different thing and what you get is different . And in those moments you finally realise who is actually their for you.

Savanah is ambitious and motivated girl about being a ballerina one day . She even landed a role in a show , where she started to spend more time with Lucas her best friend . This is not liked by Tristan and he started to get violent with her to that point to get her into hospital . Just because Savanah wanted a break from Tristan and all these drama . She just needed peace and maybe she get , in a twisted a by being on hospital bed. Maybe if she could have been told someone – this day would not come. Maybe .

I just hope she is okay . She is sparrow she meant to fly , not caged.

Thank you so much to the Fantastic Flying Book Club for having me on this tour and giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

About the Author

Mary Cecilia Jackson has worked as a middle school teacher, an adjunct instructor of college freshmen, a technical writer and editor, a speechwriter, a museum docent, and a development officer for central Virginia’s PBS and NPR stations. Her first novel, Sparrow, was an honor recipient of the SCBWI Sue Alexander Award and a young-adult finalist in the Writers’ League of Texas manuscript contest. She lives with her architect husband, William, in Western North Carolina and Hawaii, where they have a farm and five ridiculously adorable goats.

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The other side chronicle by Chinmay Rastogi [Book review]

BOOK DESCRIPTION
Lightning doesn’t usually strike twice. But when it does, it forebodes something ominous. For Tina, the first bolt of lightning was her Brain Tumor. Before she could recuperate from that, the second bolt sizzles through the air around her. The Other side – a world similar to ours, connected to ours – faces an impending war that can spell the end of more than one world. An ancient clan is back to wreak havoc and reduce everything to naught. As she meets strange men with stranger abilities in treacherous, testing surroundings, where everyone’s after her, eager to turn the tide their way, Tina only hopes to have a home to return to.

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A fantasy story laced with real events in life . This is a story of girl Tina who is suffering from Timor and her struggle .

This is sad story because like Tina I also dreaded hospital visits.

But this story have various twists inside it , a masked man who is her best friend , her relationship with Mohan this is also very different .

This is slow paced novel but it’s an engaging read .narration is good .characters are well developed with lots of engaging moments.

Overall, it was a book which invigorated me and kept my brain hooked to it.

Under the mango tree by Bina Pillai [Book review]

Book name – Under the mango tree

Author – Bina Pillai

Publisher – Bigfoot publication pvt. Ltd.

Publishing date – 8 Nov 2019

Description

New Delhi. September 1975.Diya Nair is eighteen, a diligent student, hopelessly in love with Aditya. Married against her wishes to Rajagopal, ten years older than her, Diya is exposed to an orthodox family where they follow archaic customs that are alien to her modern upbringing.

Diya Nair is eighteen, a diligent student, hopelessly in love with Aditya. Married against her wishes to Rajagopal, ten years older than her, Diya is exposed to an orthodox family where they follow archaic customs that are alien to her modern upbringing.

Despite this, Diya adjusts to her life in Rajagopal’s ancestral house, winning his family over and even changing some of their regressive practices. But she is not able to understand Rajagopal.She gives her all to the marriage, and is blessed with two wonderful kids who become her world. Only Rajagopal’s erratic, abusive behaviour is a constricting thorn in her side. He continues to break her spirit.

Her thoughts keep returning to Aditya and the mango sapling they had planted together as proof of their love. Eating the fruits of the tree together seems a distant dream, an impossibility. Made resilient by repeated tribulations, will Diya overcome her biggest problems and find peace? Will Aditya and Diya ever reunite? Will Rajagopal mend his ways? Will her confidence help her find the balance in turmoil? And will life come a full circle for Diya under the very mango tree she had planted?

To know more, undertake this nostalgic trip with true incidents, happenings and emotions interspersed with a dosage of fiction.


Trigger warning – domestic violence, depression , anxiety , socialpressure .
The story is emotional. The characters and their motivations are believable, and the plot although simple showcases this character-driven story well. The pacing and writing style, are classical, with the emphasis on narrative and retro dialogue. This doesn’t detract from the story, just gives it a distinctive voice that will appeal to many readers of family drama and relationships.

The ending offers realistic hope for future happiness and the possibility of a follow-up story.

This story is not for faint heart ! In this heart wrenching story , Bina Pillai tells story of a girl Diya who got married with a selfish man Rajgopal even though she loved Aditya , just because of her parents mistake she is suffering everyday in this family . Just wanting to get everything okay ,in control or peace ? But sadly whatever she does nothing satisfy her selfish husband who beat her without any reason or curse her .

She is just surving there just because of her kids . She is strong women but little by little she is becoming depressed . And how she got strength to come out of this relation .

There really is too much to describe in this short review. It is a very interesting novel, and I highly recommend it

Frozen beauty by Lexa Hillyer [ Blog tour +Book review +Giveaway]

BOOK INFORMATION

Book: Frozen Beauty

Author : Lexa Hillyer

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: March 17th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary

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BLURB

Everyone in Devil’s Lake knows the three golden Malloy sisters—but one of them is keeping a secret that will turn their little world inside out….

No one knows exactly what happened to Kit in the woods that night—all they have are a constellation of facts: icy blue lips and fingers cold to the touch, a lacy bra, an abandoned pick-up truck with keys still in the ignition. Still, Tessa, even in her fog of grief, is certain that her sister’s killer wasn’t Boyd, the boy next door whom they’ve all loved in their own way. There are too many details that don’t add up, too many secrets still tucked away.

But no matter how fiercely she searches for answers, at the core of that complicated night is a truth that’s heartbreakingly simple.

Told in lush, haunting prose, Frozen Beauty is a story of the intoxicating power of first love, the deep bonds of sisterhood, and a shocking death that will forever change the living.

BOOK AUTHOR

Lexa Hillyer is the Founder and President of Publishing at Glasstown Entertainment, an all-womxn creative development and production company located in New York and Los Angeles. She is also the author of Frozen Beauty, Spindle Fire, Winter Glass, and Proof of Forever, all young adult novels published by HarperCollins, as well as the poetry collection Acquainted with the Cold from Bona Fide Books. Acquainted with the Cold was the 2012 gold prize winner of the Foreword Book of the Year Award for Poetry and received the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. Her work has been featured in a variety of journals and collections including Best New Poets 2012, and she has received several honors for poetry. Lexa earned her BA in English from Vassar College and her MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She worked as an editor at both HarperCollins and Penguin, before founding Glasstown Entertainment along with New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Oliver. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and their very skinny orange tree.

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OMG THATS JUST BRILIANT . 3 sisters , one murdered , one saw it , one want to uncover who murder her .

What happen when your bigger sister got murdered and her body discovered in trunk of your neighbour?

Would you believe that your crush killed your sister ?

Even though your little sister saw them before murder took place ?

Alternate chapter of past and present laid down a perfect way to uncover secrets . Secrets which is chilling and evil.

This book literally chilled me from inside . I cannot finished it one go , I need time to process how this happened .

I loved the way author described every single details because it helps me to imagine every moment.

This book is full of mysteries , thriller and here there some romance .Also some dairy entries which revealed more secrets .

My Rating: 3.8/5 🌟

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Mini Book review #2

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is fine in this time 💓. It’s scary world right now .

Here’s my review of few books I read a while ago.

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Cursed key 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I enjoyed this book a lot because I am into treasure hunting and this book is what I need at that time. Every chapter is soo good it’s faded pages and a Turner, this is a story about archaeologist who is digging a tomb . And there is supernatural in it too. So I think everybody need to read this book who is into traseure hunting , adventure , mystery , supernatural.

Beauty and beast 🌟🌟🌟🌟

So I actually liked this , first I thought it’s going to be similar like original beauty and beast but to my surprise it’s totally different. It’s a story of Dragon and princess and how they started to love each other and broke the curse. Loved the last part .

Cruel obsession🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


I just love it , there are various parts where I laughed and get tensed but I absoulety enjoyed this book and oh god I completed in just 2 hour soo it’s a page Turner. You should read it.

Mageborn🌟🌟🌟•5

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for letting me read this book. This book had me hooked from the first page with is action and twisting plot. The characters in this book are great and interesting and I loved reading about them and the plot was very intriguing, I would definitely recommend this book and I give it 4 stars.

The secret library 🌟🌟🌟•5

I thoroughly enjoyed it very much. This is story about a girl named Alex and her anxiety Hank in form of hedgehog. This story truly depict everything about a person who suffer from anxiety. Also it’s a bibliophile dream to work in a library because they are magical , they are portal to another world . But what happen when this became real, a real magical library came into existence and Alex is it’s keeper who sucked into through a book . Like books title Alice in wonderland this story also has a touch of Alice story . Both go on to their own adventure to different world where they encounter unique things.
This story is really intresting and I am happy that I got this book for free when it is on sale . Definitely going to read next story of this series .
In between story sometime everything gets a little slow but it’s worth it .
Rec – A bibliophile

The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee [ Book review +giveaway]

Book: The Electric Heir

Author: Victoria Lee

Book Series: Feverwake Book 2

Rating: 5/5

Publication Date: March 17, 2020

Genre: YA Dystopian Fantasy,LGBT

Publisher: Skyscape

Pages:480

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Synopsis: In the sequel to The Fever King, Noam Álvaro seeks to end tyranny before he becomes a tyrant himself.
Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained citizenship, and Lehrer is chancellor. But despite Lehrer’s image as a progressive humanitarian leader, Noam has finally remembered the truth that Lehrer forced him to forget—that Lehrer is responsible for the deadly magic infection that ravaged Carolinia.
Now that Noam remembers the full extent of Lehrer’s crimes, he’s determined to use his influence with Lehrer to bring him down for good. If Lehrer realizes Noam has evaded his control—and that Noam is plotting against him—Noam’s dead. So he must keep playing the role of Lehrer’s protégé until he can steal enough vaccine to stop the virus.
Meanwhile Dara Shirazi returns to Carolinia, his magic stripped by the same vaccine that saved his life. But Dara’s attempts to ally himself with Noam prove that their methods for defeating Lehrer are violently misaligned. Dara fears Noam has only gotten himself more deeply entangled in Lehrer’s web. Sooner or later, playing double agent might cost Noam his life.

Trigger warning – child abuse , sexual abuse , domestic abuse , intense feeling , torture , rape, battle scene , trauma , violence .

Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club, Netgalley, and Skyscape for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication

So this story started after 6 month of The fever king . There is soo much sexual tension . How Dara is dealing with it and how she faced child abuse.

This book gives dual perspective of Noam and Dara , their relation and suffering . This book is emotional roller coaster and a hard book for me to read.

I loved this story very much . This book was completely amazing ,character is well developed and story plot is just wow. The pacing and writing style is good , easy to read . This book is somewhat connected to reality and what is happening in today’s world.

Beyond the yellow and vibrant book cover there is dark story much darker than previous book in series : the Electric king.

About the author

Victoria Lee grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent twelve ascetic years as a vegetarian before discovering spicy chicken wings are, in fact, a delicacy. She’s been a state finalist competitive pianist, a hitchhiker, a pizza connoisseur, an EMT, an expat in China and Sweden, and a science doctoral student. She’s also a bit of a snob about fancy whisky.

Victoria writes early in the morning, then spends the rest of the day trying to impress her border collie puppy and make her experiments work.

She is represented by Holly Root and Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary.

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Bhoot bhavish bartaman by Mehool Parekh #bookreview

About Book:

A beautiful woman is found brutally murdered in her bed. The usual suspects are arrested by the Police until an odd-ball amateur sleuth starts to investigate. Something about the murder does not sit right with him. To start with, the victim – Rupali, a regular housewife living in marital bliss. But is that the truth? Why would someone murder her and why did she meet such a gruesome end? Who, in reality, was she? Introducing Major Bartaman Bhowmick, Southern Command of the Indian Army. Peace-time army life and supportive seniors allow Major Bhowmick to indulge in his hobby and passion – crime detection. His sharp investigative talents are highly valued by his cousin, an ACP in Pune. Robin Chowdhury is a city crime reporter, whose combination of keen intellect, attractive looks and affinity for all things tech, makes her a great sidekick for the Major. This book is as much about Rupali’s astounding story as her murder and Major Bhowmick and Robin’s investigation into the murder with its surprising conclusion.

About Author:

A finance professional, Mehool has, over time, worked as a management consultant, equity research head and a fund manager. He ran a successful venture capital fund and is currently a private equity investor in growth companies. In between these, he has dabbled in film finance and production and owns a well-known media company. He lives in Mumbai with his family

This was one of my fantastic murder mystery which kept me hooked on a Sunday afternoon. I loved it. This is my favourite book in mystery novel , I actually read less books from this genre. But my I love it.
The book read so fast, I didn’t know when I got to the end. It felt I had read it in a single breath. Only problem it had was small text , sometime it strained my eyes but all is well when story is soo page turning.
OMG!! My frequent expression as I read down the pages. Each chapter told me a truth and made a lie of what I had already known.
Cover of this book is just lovely .
Overall, it was a book which invigorated me and kept my brain hooked to it. I’m very happy that I was able to read and review this novel and I will definitely be reading more by this author in the future.