✨Before diving into the Daevabad trilogy, if someone asked me what my favourite book was, I’d stare at them AGHAST. HOW COULD I, A *READER*, PICK JUST ONE FAVOURITE BOOK? It was an impossible task. Ask me today, and I will SHOVE The #Daevabad Trilogy in your face. . . . ✨I’ll say it again, just for clarity: #TheCityofBrass and #TheKingdomofCopper are the best books I’ve ever read. EVER. . . . *pauses for dramatic effect* . . . ✨Thank you @harpercollinsin for sending me a copy of this BRILLIANT book! My full review is up on my blog, link in bio!
Would some kind soul please wake me up when summer ends? I can't handle humidity anymore. . . . Also, #ExitWest is a brilliant, heart-breaking book. I love it.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is probably one of my FAVOURITE books. It made me smile, it made me feel content and I fell in love with the characters, the format and JUST THINKING ABOUT IT ALL MAKES ME HAPPY. . . . Despite the fact that it was set after WWII, the way the war and healing from all the atrocities was written about was so well done. I loved the strength and the hope all the characters had, especially Elizabeth. . . . Such a feel-good book. Highly recommended.
QOTD: Do you read multiple books at the same time, or focus only on one? . . . 👑BOOK REVIEW👑 . . . I don't think I've ever read a fantasy/ murder-mystery novel before, and apart from the intense positive buzz and brilliant reviews from other authors I DEEPLY ADMIRE, I think the genre-bent element of the Four Dead Queens was what made me NEED to read this book. . . Four Dead Queens in a nutshell: I loved the fast pace of the book, and the alternating viewpoints and learning about the quadrants and the queens, but I feel like the structure of the book was lacking THOROUGHLY. . . . IN MORE DETAIL: . . 1) So, OBVIOUSLY going into a book with one country divided into four different parts with four queens, four mottos and four personalities/ ways of life AND SOME OTHER VIEWPOINTS was disorienting. For the first 50+ pages, I was frantically flipping back from the page I was currently reading to the one where it was all broken down to make sense of the story. I don't enjoy ANY fantasy very much when I'm in the nervous/ what is this world stage and it was the same for Four Dead Queens. . . . 2) After the initial 50-75 pages, I got a little more comfortable with the world and started enjoying the pace and the story. Filled with short, action-packed chapters in which there was almost always a twist, development or a shocking revelation which was enjoyable. . . . 3) I LOVED learning about the queens and seeing the quadrants through their viewpoint. As the story (and their secrets) unraveled, the book got more and more interesting. . . . 4) I did not, however, enjoy Keralie's viewpoints much, and she had A LOT of book-time. --a) Her backstory was filled with holes in reasoning. If she destroyed the boat (and her family business) because of which they were struggling, wouldn't they be left with nothing at all and then would REALLY DEFINITELY, BE STRUGGLING? Isn't that why it's called a livelihood? It was this event that made her leave and become a thief and enforcer and I JUST STRUGGLED TO WRAP MY HEAD AROUND THE REASONING OF IT ALL. . . . FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG, LINK IN BIO!
💕Book Review💕 . . . 💕I've and Jack on my TBR pile for a while now. It sounded like a much-needed queer book and I knew that I would enjoy this one right from the first page. . . . 💕Here’s the thing - Jack of Hearts is a unique novel for me because I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the characters, (especially Jack, Ben, Jenna and Jack’s mom) their voices, Jack’s column and everybody’s fiercely inclusive and open attitudes but I HATED the mystery element to the book. . . .💕 I could not stress the importance of reading this book enough to ALL TEENAGERS or anyone who is discovering sex and has questions, has questions about certain sexual practices and how to have an open, enjoyable sex life BUT OH GOD I HATED THE MYSTERY. . . . 💕I hated ‘Pinky,’ and the conclusion to it all because WHY? WHAT WAS THE POINT? WHY? WHY? WHY? It was probably the MOST CONFUSING AND DISSATISFYING ENDING I’VE EVER REACHED IN A MYSTERY (not that I enjoyed finding out whodunnit process much either.) . . . 💕I would have honestly given this book 10/5 stars if the mystery wasn’t there, but when I think about Jack of Hearts and other parts, it’s all I can see now. . . . 💕THIS BOOK HAD THE POTENTIAL TO BE EXCELLENT, BUT FAILED AT THE MYSTERY AND MADE IT ALL MEDIOCRE. . . . 💕To sum up: - BRILLIANT CHARACTERS - MUST READ FOR ALL TEENAGERS - I LOVE JACK - AND HIS MOM, JENNA AND BEN - I LOVE THE COLUMN - I HATE THE MYSTERY. BE WARNED. IT IS TERRIBLE, ESPECIALLY THE ENDING. . . . QOTD: How many books have you read so far? #BookstagramIndia #unitedbookstagram #LoveSimon #JackOfHearts #penguinplatform #penguinindia
⚔️I AM IN SHOCK. HOLY CRAP. . . ⚔️I have been attempting to write my review for #TheWickedKing for the last WEEK (well, in the middle of other work) trying to capture my shock, amazement, heart-break and overall awe of this series, and it's FINALLY LIVE! . . . ⚔️There is a very fine line between SCREAMING ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT I LOVED AND LEFT ME SHOCKED in The Wicked King and not spoiling the book for people who haven’t read it yet, while also capturing how ESSENTIAL it is for everyone to read this series and I hope my review captures that. . . . ⚔️In a nutshell? Put everything else down and read this series thanks. . . . ⚔️QOTD: What are you #currentlyreading this weekend? . #thecruelprince #thequeenofnothing #jude #cardan #bookblogger #bookrecommendation #hollyblack #faerie #shelfie #bookshelf
#WickedSaints by @glitzandshadows is one of my new favourite novels. Dark, twisty, and filled with a forbidden romance and gods and lies, this is the one debut novel you should pick up this year! . . . Thank you so much @wednesdaybooks for having me on the blog tour! My full (5🌟) review is on the blog, link in bio. . . . #booksbooksbooks #yafiction #fantasy #bookclub #bookdragon #magic
QOTD: Who is your favourite superhero? . . . 🌟The minute I read the synopsis to this book, all the way last August, MY NERDY LITTLE HEART WAS OH SO CURIOUS. Two co-creators of a famous superhero comic series, whose families are stuck in years of rivalry and misunderstanding and now their GRANDCHILDREN ARE FALLING FOR EACH OTHER? Yeah, sign me up. ▪️ ▪️ 🌟IN A NUTSHELL: Comics Will Break Your Heart was a feel-good PG-13 romance with a love for superheroes, comics and story-telling in the background, good secondary characters and actually present families (this actually shocked me) ▪️ ▪️ 🌟THINGS I LIKED: . . ✨1.NERDY COMICS AND SUPERHERO BACKGROUND: I mean. There was all this talk about Comic-con and the TomorrowMen Movie, original comics, trailers, art, new stories and I just felt like I BELONGED IN THIS WORLD? ▪️ ▪️ ✨2. FAMILIES ARE ACTUALLY PRESENT: It’s become a pet peeve for me, when YA novels don’t have parents around so the plot line (AHEM: ROMANCE/ SUPERNATURAL STUFF) can advance, but I quite loved that parents were actually present in this book and were a major part of the decision-making/ motivation process between both our protagonists ▪️ ▪️ ✨3. UNDERSTATED ROMANCE: I liked the slow-burn romance between Miriam and Weldon. I was actually expecting it to be a hate-to-love type of romance but I ended up liking this better. . . ✨4. DID I ALREADY SAY SUPERHEROES AND ALL THE NERDY THINGS? . . Full review is up now on my blog, link in bio! #fiercereads #comics #nerdygirl #geek #ComicsWillBreakYourHeart #ya #booksbooksbooks
✨GIVEAWAY ALERT✨ UPDATE: Giveaway Winner is @huesofwords! . . Win a stack of 15 (surprise) books (including ARCs, Hardbacks and paperbacks). Open INTERNATIONALLY. . . ✨HOW TO ENTER: 1) Follow @athousandwordsamillionbooks on Instagram . . 2) Tag 5 friends in the comments and recommend your favourite novel to me! . . 3) Post this on your stories and tag me . . EXTRA: 1) Follow me on Twitter (@AditiNichani) and my blog (link in bio) . . . ✨RULES: 1) Open international 2) Be above 13 years or have parental permission 3) Complete all tasks 4) Not follow to unfollow. . . . ✨Giveaway ends 3rd April! ALL THE BEST ❣️
I debated for forever about whether or not I NEEDED the Six Of Crows collectors edition (and my chats with @epicrainbowcandy have ALL THE PROOF where she gave me all the wrong financial advice) but when I saw it at the @hachette_india stall at #WorldBookFair, I could no longer resist. . . . Whoops? . . . But seriously, this book is beautiful go buy it and join me. Thanks bye. . . . QOTD: Have you ever bought a collector's edition? For which book? . . . #booksbooksbooks #readabook #booksigning #sixofcrows #crookedkingdom #leighbardugo #hachetteindia #grishaverse
The minute I first saw the cover for @say_shannon's #ThePrioryOfTheOrangeTree, I GASPED. No joke. It's beautiful. . . . Since I'm also obsessed with the author's #TheBoneSeason, I had no doubts that I would read this 900 page beauty and when @bloomsburyindia gave me the chance to read the ARC, I dove in almost immediately. If you're intimated, don't be. This book is SO WORTH IT. . . . QOTD: Who is your favourite fictional dragon? #dragons #herebethedragons #bookreader #bookblogger #bookshelf #currentlyreading #bookstagramindia #unitedbookstagram
QOTD: What was the last book you read and loved? ▪️ ✨The Binding is probably the most beautiful book I’ve ever seen, both outside and under the dust jacket, and probably one of the most spellbinding books I’ve ever read. ▪️ ✨I read this book over four flights I took over the last three days, and hated every minute that I couldn’t be reading The Binding in the middle. ▪️ ▪️ ✨ALL THE THINGS I LOVED: ▪️ ✨1. I loved almost every part of this book, despite its slow beginning. It took me a while to get into the story, especially before Seredith started explaining the art of binding, but there was a point where I looked up (probably in the middle of the first flight) and realized that I was invested in the story, waiting for the unraveling of secrets, hoping for the best possible ending and everyone to just be… happy. ▪️ ✨2. I am OBSESSED with Bridget Collins’ writing style. I loved how she created her characters, her descriptions, and her world-building. I loved the chemistry between two certain characters (no spoilers though) and how she created their relationships. It was wonderful, immersive writing. ▪️ ✨THE ONE THING I WISHED WAS BETTER: ▪️ ▪️ ✨1. As Emmett moves from his farm to the marshes to the big city, The Binding touches upon the social implication of giving people the power to wipe someone else’s memory. It was especially interesting because I thought that Emmett and Lucian, as a binder and rich person whose family employs the services of a binder respectively, were going to take on the systemic abuse of power and money and exploitation that had come with binding for money which would have made this book unforgettable, but they didn’t. I LOVE THE STORY AS IS, but I also wish it had more in terms of a social crusade. ▪️ ✨Would I recommend this book? ABSOLUTELY. The Binding is magical, spellbinding and captivating with fluid, immersive writing and stunning worldbuilding. I loved it and I hope you will too. #TheBinding #bookstagramindia #unitedbookstagram #bookshelf
The ending to #KingOfScars left me SHOOK! I honestly cannot wait for the next book in the Nikolai Duology. . . . Thank you @booksnbeyondbox for the lovely hardcover and the enamel pin. I'm also still absolutely in love with this beautiful bleeve. . . . Who's your favourite Grishaverse character? . . . #kingofscars #grishaverse #nikolai #kazbrekker #ninazenik #bookreader #bookblogger
I'm BACK! March has been a CRAZY MONTH. It's my final month of college which means submissions, designs, theses and so many projects on top of ALL THE OTHER NON-COLLEGE WORK and a round of exams as a cherry on top has meant that I've had to give my reading and blogging and bookstagramming a back seat. I'm so sorry, but today was my last day of classes (because finals start next week) and I finally found the time to take a few pictures and even blog! . . . I'm so shocked at myself and someone should give me an award 🤣 . . . My review for Enchantee is up on my blog. Link in bio. Thanks @panmacmillanindia for the ARC! All thoughts are entirely my own . . How has your year been going? Have you been able to read as much as you'd like? . . . #booksbooksbooks #frenchrevolution #paris #magic #fantasy #ya #yafiction #bookstagramindia #unitedbookstagram
📚 #BookReview 📚 In a nutshell: The Beauty of the Moment was a touching, light-hearted contemporary novel on first loves, family pressure, forgiveness and the future. ▪ ▪ Tanaz Bathena’s debut novel, A Girl Like That was one of my favourite books of 2018. It was poignant and it broke my heart and so, when I got the chance to read The Beauty of the Moment a little early, I JUMPED. I could see the evolution in Tanaz’s writing, especially in terms of how well-defined her interpersonal relationships were and it was such a joy to read. ▪ ▪ MY THOUGHTS: ▪ 1. I loved how Tanaz Bathena managed to capture the quintessential Indian family, with their nuances, flaws and all. It felt REAL to me, as someone living in India with slightly overbearing Indian parents. Even Susan’s mom’s reaction when she showed up drunk for the first time was QUITE HILARIOUSLY ACCURATE. ▪ ▪ 2. Slow, well-done romance: I quite liked the romance between Susan and Malcom, their awkwardness and also all the kissing. ▪ ▪ 3. The Syrian refugees: It was really touching to see that even though this was a feel good, contemporary novel, that there was so much social responsibility in the characters and empathy. ▪ ▪ 4. The art: Susan’s descriptions of her own art and also the art on the cover and also at the start of each chapter. ▪ ▪ 5. IT WAS A JUST NICE BOOK, OKAY? It made me feel happy inside after reading a whole string of fantasies that were dark and twisty and I quite loved it. ▪ ▪ Would I recommend this book? YES! I’ve read and loved both of Tanaz Bathena’s books so far and I CANNOT RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH.