NAME: EditingEmma GENRE: YA, Fiction AUTHOR: Chloe Seager MY RATING: 5/5 BLURB: When sixteen-year-old Emma Nash is ‘ghosted’ by the love of her life Leon Naylor, she does what any normal teenage girl would do… Emma spends the summer lurking in her bedroom, avoiding all human contact (and the shower), surrounded by the collection of chewit wrappers she saved from packs Leon gave her, back when he actually acknowledged her existence… But seeing Leon suddenly ‘In a relationship’ on Facebook with the perfect Anna, spurs Emma into action and she embarks on a mission to make positive changes to her life (or ‘edits,’ if you will) and vows to use the internet for more than obsessively stalking Leon’s activities! Instead, she will use it for good and noble causes like finding someone who will actually be nice to her, and recording her findings for the rest of the world to see (i.e. BFF Steph and her mum) on her new Editing Emma blog. But Emma soon discovers her ‘habit’ is harder to break than she first thought – turns out she’s not the only one ‘editing’ herself online (thank you Tinder for finding her mum’s profile, age 35, really?) and that life through an Instagram filter isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. But it could be worse, she could have outed her best friend, accidentally chatted up a 12 year old boy and revealed to the world why Leon Naylor is worth no girl’s time or virginity… oh no wait, that’s exactly what happened… REVIEW: This book was GOOD! I enjoyed it a lot. Not many things make me laugh but this book had me laughing so hard. It was hilarious and a light read and it was EXACTLY what I needed. I’m glad I’ve started 2018 with such a cute book. All about teenage drama, cute crushes and high school romance this book was just as good as a chick flick! I’ve never before read Chloe Seager’s books, but oh I loved Editing Emma and look forward to more books by her. The protagonist Emma was quirky and obsessive but by the end of the book, I started loving and admiring her. The characters played an important role in getting the story together and it was just really amazing. After my dreadful exam, I really needed something fun 🙂 Enough said why I LIKED THIS BOOK. WHY YOU SHOULD READ EDITING EMMA: 1. Its super fun and will put you in a good mood immediately. 2. It’sfast-pacedd and you won’t be bored. 3. EVERYONE loves a chick flick! 4. ONE of the funniest books ever, so if you want a good laugh don’t look further! 5. A WHOLE LOT of blogging is there in this book so I’m pretty sure you guys will love it. And that’s why you should read this book. I highly recommend it if you want to get over a book or want to feel good then this book is the one you should be reading. Huge thanks to the publishers HarperCollins India for a review copy.
NAME: Ramona Blue
AUTHOR: Julie Murphy
GENRE: Contemporary, YA
MY RATING: 5/5
LET ME TALK ABOUT THE BEST CONTEMPORARY NOVEL I HAVE READ THIS YEAR.
The book was so well thought of and planned, the story was in perfect sync and there were no confusions. It was Crystal clear and at the same time BEAUTUFUL. The book had deep meaning. I absolutely loved the protagonist, she was a beacon of power and responsibility. Ramona Blue is one of the kickass female characters that I look up to.
Ramona, her sister Hattie and their dad live in a trailer. Ramona has somehow believed and accepted that she is not “meant” for college and that she needs to stay in the small town of Mississippi and just be there for her pregnant sister and her niece when they won’t have anyone. Ramona is lesbian and she’s attracted to girls, until the male protagonist Freddie, her childhood friend comes into the picture and everything Ramona believed she was is not anymore. She knows that she likes girls but then she is attracted to Freddie too. The book revolves around tough life decisions, teenage issues, and the story of Ramona and Freddie.
I LOVED the book. It was absolutely lovely. No detail was missed and the characters were built so well, this book must’ve taken so much hard work and it showed! The plot was well described and explained. Writing style was immaculate and it felt so very real. I was so engrossed in the lives of Ramona and Freddie, that I read all night long. I dont know why I haven’t read Julie Murphy’s Dumplin yet, I really should. I’m in awe of her writing style.
One of the things that stood out was, as I’ve mentioned a gazillion times, the exemplary writing and the focus on trivial coming of age problems. Importance of family, friends, love, relationship, confusion about life, indecisiveness.
You Guys, need to read this book ASAP. A huge thanks to Harpercollins India for sending me a review copy!
NAME: The thousandth Floor
AUTHOR: Katharine McGee
GENRE: YA< fiction, fantasy, sci-fi
“The higher you are, the farther you fall”
This book was magnificent, and completely PERFECT! A book so unique that you lose yourself completely in it. I loved this book to the very last word. Every single aspect of this book was so intriguing and amazing, ah…. This book is now THE BEST book I’ve read in 2017 so far. And I just wonder why I didn’t pick it up earlier.
The start, unlike most books wasn’t monotonous but very much lively and thrilling from the first chapter. I loved how the author had written it from all the character’s point of view. It kept the book moving and upbeat. And it may seem odd to you guys, but sometimes I see the length of a particular chapter and if it’s too long I feel tired and kind of difficult while reading it. And well, with this book, I just couldn’t put it down! It was the MOST fun I’ve had reading any book.
I personally loved each character. The fact that the author pointed out that everyone had a good and bad side was really appreciable! I found myself enjoying this book so much, that I lost track of time and to be honest, I actually finished this book in just 2 sittings! I finished it practically in less than 3 days. The plot was extremely well prepared and thought of. It was an excellent cross between YA and sci-fi. Not to mention the intricacy with which the future world was described was fabulous. I could picture everything and it felt awesome.
My reaction….when I reached the end was….well hard to picture but lets just say there were shrieks and an open mouth ; ) anyways I finished the book about half an hour go and I really can’t wait for the second book….I honestly need it right now. The end was NOT AT ALL predictable to say the least, it was a shock and a surprise and well….read the book to find out!
A huge thanks to Harper Collins India for a review copy!
Guys, If you aren’t already ordering this book now, you really, really should! I hope this review makes you want to buy this book right this instant and if it doesn’t then I urge you to go read this futuristic and one of a kind book that I’m sure you’ll absolutely love!
NAME: Before I Fall
AUTHOR: Lauren Oliver
GENRE: thriller, YA, Coming of age
“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
This has become my favourite quote ever.
This book was truly beautiful. Every line was amazingly written and well, I loved it.
A story about teenage drama, bullying and friendship that captured my heart. This was one awesome book that deserves more credit. The author has written exceptionally well, Wow! I am now her biggest fan.
I loved the story and the fact that the book was not too slow but a quick and easy read. And just imagine living a sinfke day over and over that, it would be impossible and unimaginable. I started adoring the protagonist “Sam” so much over time. She finally starts seeing who she has become and wants to change things for the better, she tries her very best and is so determined.
This book portrays strong emotions and is a nail biting thriller about a girl who lives a single day over and over again.
One of the most interesting and intriguing books I’ve ever read.
The ending of this book was hontesly shocking and well, it took some time to set in my head and in the end I just felt broken and empty and sad. A pit of nothingness! I actually was searching for morw pages once I was done and well, ahh I finally realised that, that was how it ended and i would just have to admit it.
This book broke me in a way that most sad books do, leaving you crying or sad or empty. But it is a truth that books that touch our souls are the ones we love.
An enormously huge thanks to Harper Collins India for sending this amazing book to Me, I truly chrished it❤
I recommend this book to everyone who loves thrillers and contempoaraty, coming of age books! You guys should totally read this lovely book.
Okay, so living in India we dont have many fandom merchandise stores, there are very few but one of my favourites is Red Wolf!
Recently I got some of their amazing products and wow! The quality and everything about them was perfect! If you’re living in India and looking to buy some merch, then Red Wolf is your place! You get some of the rarest fandoms and the most unique designs, that too at a very reasonable price!
All of the pretty merch i own is from Red Wolf and it only makes me want more of it! Ahh, they’re amazing and I’ve actually compared the prices of other stores to Red Wolf and yes, Red Wolf is cheaper! So don’t waste any more time and go shop till you drop www.redwolf.in go get your merch right now!
And to get an idea of their products here are the pics of the stuff that i have!
And all this that I’m telling you guys, is because they actually do have really good products, note that all my statements about them are completely my own opinion!
So if you don’t follow me on Instagram, you really should lol jk but anyways I’m hosting my second giveaway on Instagram of the book It Must’ve Been something he wrote by Nikita Deshpande, unfortunately it’s only for Indian residents as shipping is pretty costly. Anyways if you’d like go check out my giveaway this book is amazing and I’ve done a review for it, you can check it out a few posts below!
Go follow me on Instagram my username is @fangirlalert07_ you can see it on the right column if your viewing this on your laptop/computer browser and in the bottom if you’re using your phone.
I’ll also be giving away those pretty pencils of the book and that cute yellow pouch!
Hey guys! So I’ve done this post a while ago, but now there are so many different books aaded to my lost athat I just had to do it again.
1. Clockwork Princess
The end, omg! I just couldn’t stop crying.
2. The City Of heavenly Fire
Because the series was over ahhhh……
3. The blood If Olympus
I just couldn’t part with all those amazing characters!
Did that have to happen, I cried for a really long time after this.
5. Elanor and Park
I’m sure we all cried during this one! And those three words, ahh I still think about that everyday!
6. If you Could See Me now
Ending……….I loved this one!
Yes in a few parts I did cry, but the ending omg! Was so shocked!
So these are the books that made me cry! Please tell me in the comments why here the bkkks that made you cry! Are any of these part of them?!
Hey guys. So you know how almost all bookworms love books with pretty covers?! Well I do too. Cause I use them in my Instagram pictures and well they’re really asthetic. So here’s a list of books that I think are very very very pretty.
1. It must’ve been Something Be Wrote
I don’t really own many yellow covered books and I love this one.
2. Clockwork Prince
Ahh, all Cassie Clare books have extremely beautiful covers and especially TID
3. The girl Online
This cover is so cool and Mordern and just gives you a good vibe. And that pastel color!
4. An Ember in the Ashes
Well you’re lying if you say you didn’t like this cover!!
We definitely can’t leave this one out! This sci fiction cover is lovely!!
Nayomi Munaweera’s debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors was long-listed for the Man Asia Literary Prize and the Dublin IMPAC Prize. It was short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Northern California Book Prize. It won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia. The Huffington Post raved, “Munaweera’s prose is visceral and indelible, devastatingly beautiful-reminiscent of the glorious writings of Louise Erdrich, Amy Tan and Alice Walker, who also find ways to truth-tell through fiction. The New York Times Book review called the novel, “incandescent.” The book was the Target Book Club selection for January 2016. Nayomi’s second novel, What Lies Between Us was hailed as one of the most exciting literary releases of 2016 from venues ranging from Buzzfeed to Elle magazine. Her non-fiction and short fiction are also widely published. http://www.nayomimunaweera.com.
I was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Nigeria and have lived in California since the age of 12. I live in Oakland, California.
2. What inspired you to write ‘What Lies Between Us’?
My first novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors told the story of the civil war in Sri Lanka through the points of view of two women going through it. It was the story of a nation coming into being and thus a big story with lots of characters. For my second I wanted to hone in on the psych of one particular character and tell her story from the inside out. This book is the story of a woman who has committed a terrible crime, it’s her confession and her attempt to tell the story her way. I wanted to humanize her despite the terrible act she’s committed, to say everyone deserves a chance to be heard and understood.
3. How does it feel to have successfully written two novels which have been loved by all audiences?
It feels pretty great. But the thing about writers is that we are rarely ever satisfied. I’m now deep in the writing of a third book and much more involved with the struggle of writing it that paying attention to my first two books. I think this is how we keep pushing on to better and better work- there has to be a feeling of dissatisfaction, otherwise I’d never have to write another book again-which would be great because writing books is hard! I don’t think people realize that every sentence in each book has been written and rewritten over and over and over again. There is a saying, “Easy reading is hard writing.” If the book flows and is easy to read, it means the writer killed themselves to make it like that. I hope readers understand this.
4. What has been your greatest achievement in life?
Publishing two books “which have been loved by all audiences.” 🙂 Hopefully beyond this being a relatively kind person, someone who pays attention to others and to the world, and is curious about how it works. I don’t always succeed in this but I try.
5. What is your advice to the aspiring authors?
Read a lot, everything you can find, the good books and the bad. Write a lot. Have a journal and write in it daily about anything and everything. Be aware of the unseen things- that other people don’t pay attention to, moods, emotions, colors,nature, moments of beauty, moments of cruelty- see it all, record it. Don’t show your work to anyone for a long time- you are developing your voice and input too early can really damage that. Be very patient. If you keep doing this work, soon you will get better, folks that started along with you will drop out and go to law school or something, keep doing it and you will get better, that’s guaranteed. Writers unlike anyone else (musicians, athletes) get better with age so be patient and work hard, hard, harder. Be gentle with yourself. Writing is beyond anything else a spiritual practice- you have to open to the unseen, the secret world all around us- this only comes with an open mind and an wide open, vulnerable heart- this can hurt a lot- so be nice to yourself.
I had so much fun doing this interview with Nayomi Munaweera, hope you guys like reading it too! She’s an amazing writer and author of the book I read a few weeks ago ‘What Lies Between Us’
Hi guys so I finally started reading an ember in the ashes! Ahh it’s amazing thank you so much Harper Collins india for the copy! I’m loving the book so far and also I have a new book boyfriend, Elias Veturius. I’m literally very close to finishing the book, I hope to do it today! And then the review will be up soon.
And the best part?! I already have the sequel A Torch Against the Night! Yay!! So I’ll read that as soon as I finish AEITA. Once again thanks to Harper Collins India! An Ember in the Ashes is definitely a must read. With lots of adventure, fantasy and action it’s perfect for YA fantasy lovers. I urge you all to go read this book guys but I’m sure most have you have already read it, yes I was a little late to the party! But now we all can discuss and FANGIRL together about this wonderful book. Omg! Can’t wait to finish it.
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.