*Waves* I've turned into such an (occasional) bookstagrammer, I honestly don't know what to do with myself. Everyday I add Take Bookstagram Pictures on my To Do list and EVERY DAY, I'm occupied with other things that take up all of my time. LE SIGH. . . And yet, I could resist flipping out the camera for one of my NEW ALL TIME FAVOURITES that simple DESERVES its place on my feed. . . I recently read @icvwyk's #BloodandSand and HOLY CRAP it was AMAZING. It's set in Rome in an alternate reality where Spartacus is FEMALE and it's SO MUCH BETTER THAN MY HUMBLE WORKS CAN DESCRIBE. If you're a fan of YA, Fantasy, History or just REALLY GOOD BOOKS in general, you should pick this book up. . . Believe me, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. My review is on the blog if you need further convincing. . . QOTD: What are you currently reading? . . #bookblogger #youngadultbooks #fantasy #feminism #historical #rome #spartacus #gladiators #booksofinstagram #bookstagramindia
A FEMALE POWERED PIRATE BOOK FILLED WITH SIRENS, MAGIC, CHEMISTRY AND SHIPS? Can you REALLY ask for anything better? . . I can't believe that this is the first time the #DaughterofthePirateKing series is debuting on my feed because it is one of my FAVOURITE series' EVER. Tricia Levenseller's debut Duology managed to capture a certain magic through the eyes of a headstrong females pirate and I loved it. . . I was lucky enough to get an ARC of the sequel which releases February 27th, 2018 and I loved it JUST as much as book one. The review is #ontheblog and the link is in the bio. Please do check it out. #blogger #yafantasy #fantasy #pirates #bookstagramindia #booksofinstagram
I love this picture TOO MUCH not to post it. @elockhartbooks's #GenuineFraud has such a pretty cover and it was SO EASY to photograph. . . I apologize for not posting regularly - I've been caught up in college work as well as multiple freelancing projects I've been working on over the last couple of weeks and I'm trying to learn to balance it all! The semester is coming to an end, which means that final projects are JUST around the corner and I'm going to be buried under work very soon. *Sighs* . . I finished this beautiful book that @bloomsburyindia sent me today and the review is already live on my blog. . . Three Facts about #GenuineFraud before you go in: 1) IT'S TOLD IN REVERSE 2) It's a psychological thriller 3) It's centered around a social chameleon and an heiress and there's murder and romance and HOW CAN YOU ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? My full thoughts are on my blog (link in bio) so be sure to check it out. #bookstagramindia #boolblogher #youngadult #reader #CurrentlyReading
I woke up at 4 am today to go 7500 feet above sea level just to see the sun rise. It was a bumpy road to get there but we were LITERALLY above the clouds as we saw the sun rise and it was BEAUTIFUL. . . My #CurrentRead is the BRILLIANT #ReignOfTheFallen by @sarahmarshauthor which I just binged 40+ pages of and I've decided that I'm in love with it. Pictured are the BEAUTIFUL character cards I got as a part of my Preorder Swag from Sarah, along with a bookmark and a signed bookplate and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. . . This book is dark and twisty and is filled with magic, necromancers and zombies and you NEED it in your life. . . A huge thank you to @prhinternational for sending it my way! . . QOTD: What's your favourite book swag item?!
HELLO. I was flying out of town yesterday but my flight got delayed for SIX WHOLE HOURS and after that it was a five hour journey to get to the resort and well, I was EXHAUSTED at the least so please excuse me for not posting anything yesterday. . . The first time I heard about this book was via a comment on Instagram and I was INSTANTLY intrigued. I love the story of Achilles as well as anything related to Greek Culture and when I saw the Bloomsbury Modern Classic Edition in a bookstore, I knew I had to have it. . . I'm honestly wishing I brought this book with me on Vacation because I NEED to read it now. . . ALSO, HOW PRETTY IS THIS COVER? . . QOTD: Favourite Classics?!
I woke up too late this morning to post this at my regular time so HERE WE ARE. I'm currently stressing out because I have 72910372 things to do before my flight tomorrow morning and I'm VERY SLOWLY making my way through my To Do List. I guess I should be happy that my bag is packed, though? . . In any case, the lovely people at Diverse Book Bridge sent me this BEAUTIFUL ARC of @sam_aye_ahm's debut novel, Love, Hate and Other Filters which I dove into early last week and fell in love with! My full review will be on the blog on Sunday evening so be sure to check it out then! . . This book is about an Indian American Muslim Teen trying to find her way in the world and work up the courage to tell her parents where she wants to study and Maya Aziz really reminded of me at 17 (minus the running away from home) . . I was super excited to see that this book has aspects of film making in it because I have a few classes related to it both this semester and the next. While I feel like I definitely prefer Photography (say hello to my DSLR as well as some of my Polaroid shots) film making is such an interesting subject as well. . . QOTD: Are you into Photography? Do you have a DSLR/ Polaroid camera?
I'm back (again) ~ it's my second post in just as many days and I'm really hoping I stick to my schedule! . . On the blog is my review of @arvinahmadi's funny, relatable and earnest debut novel, Down and Across, which I finished a while ago and absolutely loved! This book is about grit, finding yourself and the future and has an amazing cast of characters and even an ACTUAL CROSSWORD at the end of the book filled with actual happenings in the book! . . More of my thoughts are on my blog (link in bio) and I'd love to hear what you think! . . QOTD: Most Anticipated 2018 releases?
Hi again #bookstagram! It's been FOREVER. I've been so so busy with reading and blogging and then reading some more to just stay on top of my TBR that I've left my #bookstagram account alone and I am SO SORRY and thanks so much to all of you for sticking around. . . . I'm currently reading the gorgeous #DaughterOfTheBurningCity by @amandafoody that the lovely folks at @harpercollinsin sent me and it's such a DIFFERENT, intriguing book. I'm a little more than half way through and I'm so excited for all the twists/ reveals that are no doubt coming my way! . . I have so many new books to take pictures of and I am FINALLY back for good! . . How have all of you been? What have you read so far in the new year? What are you reading now? I'd love to chat with all of you!
Earlier this week, I read the BRILLIANT #DaVincisTiger that @harpercollinsin sent me and I FELL IN LOVE! This story is all about the first solo painting that Leonardo Da Vinci did in the 1400s during the Renaissance in Florence, and it's the one that made him famous. It's told from the point of view of the muse of his painting and I've never read anything so wonderful! . . QOTD: Cheesecake or Ice Cream?
I absolutely love ALL of these beautiful books that @penguinindia sent me a few weeks ago. . I've only read Adriana Mather's How To Hang A Witch so far, but I absolutely loved the Salem Witch Trials background and the curse and I can't wait to read more of these book! . If you're following my stories, you'll know that I'm currently reading Leigh Bardugo's Language of Thorns and that it's been absolutely amazing so far! . . Check out my story to see some illustrations in the book and I'm sure you'll fall in love! . . QOTD: What will you be reading this week?
I've had the pleasure of reading two of @sarahcrossanwriter's books in my life and both of them have been told in verse. . . I never thought I'd be a fan of verse until I flipped open ones written by Sarah Crossan and I COULDN'T GET ENOUGH OF THEM. Her writing is heart wrenching and brilliant and these are two of my FAVOURITE books, that I highly recommend you get your hands on because they're just that good. . . Thank you so much @bloomsburyindia for both of these copies!
The lovely people at @glasstownent sent me this BEAUTIFUL ARC of Everless because I won a giveaway on Twitter and it's honestly one of the PRETTIEST COVERS I'VE EVER SEEN! . . Everless is a fantasy novel where Time is the currently and I've left the synopsis down below for you. It sounds AMAZING and I honestly can't wait to start reading it! . . Description: In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself. Fans of Victoria Aveyard, Kendare Blake, and Stephanie Garber will devour this lush novel's breathtaking action, incredible romance, and dangerous secrets.
I have an exam tomorrow and I should PROBABLY START STUDYING, but I'm currently watching Grey's Reruns and I can't bring myself to stop. HELP ME SOMEONE? . . I have @rebeccakbarrow's debut novel on my TBR pile and I can't wait for the day to get to it. I've heard it will break my heart and I'm just waiting to be in the right mood to have that happen. . . What are you guys currently reading and watching?
I just finished my first final exam a few hours ago and my head is STILL aching from it. Why do we need exams again? I have never in my life understood them. . . I came home after, watched a Grey's rerun on TV and then came up to continue with my #currentread, How To Hang A Witch and also try to finish up my review of #TowerOfDawn but I've been thoroughly unable to do either. Sighh. I guess it's just one of THOSE days. . . I got the chance to read an ARC of Girls Made Of Snow And Glass from Macmillan International and despite the fact that it had a VERY slow pace, this was a FEMINIST LGBT FANTASY RETELLING OF SNOW WHITE. That alone deserves for you to give it a read but BE WARNED the pace is REALLY slow. . . QOTD: What's your favourite TV show? -- Mine has been Grey's. I love a LOT if shows but this one has remained my constant.
So. I read a book. No, scratch that, I read THE BOOK. And it was one of the BEST books I've read all year and I honestly CANNOT stop thinking about it. . . @hollybourneya's latest novel, #ItOnlyHappensInTheMovies is COMPLETE AND UTTER PERFECTION in every sense of the word. It's awkward, hilarious, real and FILLED WITH FEMINISM, cute boys, and girl power. it Only Happens In The Movies analyses romance movie tropes from a feminist POV and it is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. . . Equally important, THIS BOOK HAS POPCORN ON THE COVER? LIKE PUTTING FOOD ON A COVER IS THE BEST AND CAN ONLY BE TESTAMENT TO HOW GREAT A BOOK IS. . . Thanks to @usborneya for my review copy that I LOVE SO MUCH UGH. . . THIS IS THE BOOK, ALL OF YOU. THE ONE YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU NEEDED. But it's here, and it's got popcorn so now you HAVE to read it. . So. Talk to me. What's your favourite movie snack? Your favourite movie tropes? Have you read Holly Bourne's books? What do you think of them?