Saturday, 31 October 2015

Review for The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

Okay let's just get this out of the way. I was a tad disappointed with this one.
The 5th Wave was by far the most freaky/scary dystopian books I had read. The plot was set up in such a way that it seemed it could be real, you know? I was completely freaked out by it and I adored the book for it. And for the same reasons I was a bit hesitant to read this one. I wasn't ready yet :P

I finally decided to read it for Halloween as this year's scary book, but it just wasn't there. The expectations set up by The 5th Wave were far too high and The Infinite Sea just didn't deliver it. There are several great moments in the book, many mind-boggling additions to the Others' plan; but it didn't really hit the level that I'd come to expect of it.
I probably had way too many expectations of this book, and maybe that is the reason I didn't enjoy it as much.

It did have its moments where I had to put the book away, and just absorb what had happened. It did have more layers and more complex notions added to the book world. It did have its little scary/creepy moments. But it wasn't that scary/creepy as the first book.

Overall, mixed feelings. :|

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween my lovelies!

Okay so last year I read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and I just wanted to put the book in the freezer.(Yes, I'm obsessed with FRIENDS and I couldn't pass up the chance to make the reference :P )

This is my actual review from Goodreads after I read it:

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I say this in the nicest possible way - THIS BOOK CREEPED THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME!!

Just go read this creepy, so-logical-it-actually-seems-possible book!

I honestly loved this book and it really freaked me out. So naturally this year I decided I'd be a little less of a chicken and read The Infinite Sea in time for Halloween! I'm almost done... review coming in a bit.

Till then why don't you guys check out this creepy-cool quiz by Grammarly about Which Literary Monster are you?

I got Grendel.... Let me know your results!!

Happy Halloween again my loves and I hope you get lots and lots of candy and lots of compliments on your costumes! ;)
Much Love!

Friday, 30 October 2015

I'm Stuck

I've read quite a few books in these couple of weeks. But for some stupid reason I cannot seem to write a review for any of them! 😐
I have like at least five books to review and last night I finished two more. This block must end!!
And my exams are soon approaching. Maybe I need to cut down the 2015 Reading Challenge. 😞🙇

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Review for End of Days by Susan Ee

End of Days by Susan Ee

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

“Tonight, we have the show of a lifetime for you. It is unfiltered, unmanaged, and certainly undeniably awesome!’
‘We take no responsibility for any of the bad things that might happen tonight,’ says Dum.
‘And take all the credit for the fabulous, fantastic, and fun-filled things that will definitely happen tonight,’ says Dee.” 

This series is like no other books that I've read. Dystopian is probably my favorite genre to read and this one makes it to my favorites shelf!

End of Days was an epic finale to the mind-blowing series! Loved the action, the drama, the theatrics... You guys HAVE to read this series. Beyond my expectations! Maybe I'd have liked it to be a little longer towards the end, but that's my selfish side talking.. :P

Loved this book, loved this series. I think Angels are going to be the new Vampires this season. ;)

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Review for World After by Susan Ee

World After by Susan Ee 
In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world. 
When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken. 

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose? 
“He glares at me as if he already hates it. “What is it?” I consider lying but what’s the point? I clear my throat. “Pooky Bear."
He’s silent for so long I’m beginning to think he didn’t hear me when he finally says, “Pooky. Bear.” “It was just a little joke. I didn’t know.” 
“I’ve mentioned that names have power, right? Do you realize that when she fights battles, she’s going to have to announce herself to the opposing sword? She’ll be forced to say something ridiculous like, ‘I am Pooky Bear, from an ancient line of archangel swords.’ Or, ‘Bow down to me, Pooky Bear, who has only two other equals in all the worlds.’?” He shakes his head. “How is she going to get any respect?” 
^This passage! I mean come on! How could I not love this series?!
 A great follow up to the first book. Set in a more mysterious tone, World After was quite a page turner. To be honest, I liked Angelfall better; maybe because it was more action packed and had more Raffe! ;)
The book picked up the pace towards the end with all the dots connecting and we finally got the big picture.

Filled with mystery and intrigue, World After has set up the stage for the finale of the series to be epic.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Review for Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall by Susan Ee

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again. 

"Who will guard against the guardians?"

"You are nothing but a bird with an attitude."

"A sense of humor is one more thing I don't think angels should have. The fact that his  sense of humor is corny makes it even more wrong."

Dystopian novel with Angles?? YES PLEASE!
Angelfall was something very different from the get go, with a kick-ass female lead, the brilliant dystopian world set up by Susan Ee was engaging with amazing characters and a fantastic story line.
I absolutely loved every action-packed second of it. I especially loved the witty banter between Penryn and Raffe. 
Fabulous read! Exactly my kind of book.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Random Note

I finally added some of the books that I read over at Goodreads... still have a few to add though... :|
But as of now I'm at 99 books for 2015!

I got my first ever Audiobook - The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, so that's something to look forward to...
My Uncle sent The Secret Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne for me... I think we're supposed to read one of the teachings daily, for the whole year. I'll probably just read it together. (I'm doing it for the Reading Challenge you guys :P )

Also got a couple books sorted into the categories for the Reading Challenge as well.

There still might be some hope that I could actually finish the challenges...

Till later lovelies!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Review for The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

When Avery Shaw’s heart is shattered by her life-long best friend, she chooses to deal with it the only way she knows how—scientifically. 

The state science fair is coming up and Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her experiment. She’s going to find the cure. By forcing herself to experience the seven stages of grief through a series of social tests, she believes she will be able to get over Aiden Kennedy and make herself ready to love again. But she can’t do this experiment alone, and her partner (ex partner!) is the one who broke her heart.

Avery finds the solution to her troubles in the form of Aiden’s older brother Grayson. The gorgeous womanizer is about to be kicked off the school basketball team for failing physics. He’s in need of a good tutor and some serious extra credit. But when Avery recruits the lovable Grayson to be her “objective outside observer,” she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for, because Grayson has a theory of his own: Avery doesn’t need to grieve. She needs to live. And if there’s one thing Grayson Kennedy is good at, it’s living life to the fullest.

You know when you have one of those days where you just want to take a break from all the stupid, stupid things bothering you, when you just want to relax with a book and just enjoy the bliss of reading? That is when I picked up this book. And it was perfection..... I drifted off into this well written novel where I didn't really have to think that much, didn't have to join the dots and all of that, and I just simply read. Sometimes you just need to relax with a book and for me this was it!

I loved this book! It was engaging and funny in all the right proportions and I think The Avery Shaw Experiment was a success! (If you know what I mean ;) )

Loved the characters and the "Aww" moments.

Overall - an adorable and fun read!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Randomness and Apologies!

First off, so sorry for being MIA for so long my lovelies... I've been in a stormy mood and sick for a few weeks now... But I'm back feeling, well as better as I can... Then there's the exams looming in the near future...

I've been reading a little, not as much as I would like. So I'm thinking I'd post at least every alternate day to catch up.

Did you guys know there was a Scooby-Doo Team-Up series of comics?! I just got a bunch of them and I'm feeling all sorts of nostalgic for the good old days of watching cartoons and just lazing around.
I'll be starting on that after my current reads!

Speaking of, what are you guys reading? Any recommendations??

Also have you guys got your copy of The Sword of Summer yet?!?! GET IT!! Oh gods! Its going really well so far!

In other news, I totally spaced out to share a picture of the cake that I baked for mom on her birthday!
Here it is....  I think it turned out quite alright! ☺

I've also finally given in and joined Pinterest... Gods its addictive!

I tried out a couple of the DIYs.... Its been fun... Lemme know if you all would like to see the pictures or something! Will sort out the boards and put up links to all the accounts soon! And be more active ;)

Look out for a review tomorrow! Till then take care!