5 Awesome Book Trailers

Monday, 31 March 2014 00:00

I really really love it when a publisher or an author decides to make a book trailer for their book. It's a fantastic thing to do and I think it promotes the book a lot. Personally, I think a good synopsis (not deceiving!) and an awesome book trailer is enough for me to buy the book. So here are five awesome book trailers! Hope you enjoy watching them :)

Review: Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:00
Title: Wait for You
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: February 26th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Some things are worth waiting for. Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself. Some things are worth experiencing… Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed. Some things should never be kept quiet… But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her? And some things are worth fighting for.
“As long as the sun’s shining, shit can’t be that bad.” 

This book was really good. I could have given it four or five stars but something stopped me. Maybe it was because of the characters or the cliched concept.

The first half of the book was really entertaining. I enjoyed reading the first half. And if you'd asked me to rate the first half I would have given it five stars. But I cannot do that, can I? The second half seemed trite and I felt that the characters were kind of annoying. I didn't understand much of Avery in the second half.

Review: I Too Had A Love Story by Ravinder Singh

Thursday, 27 March 2014 02:14
Title: I Too Had A Love Story
Author: Ravinder Singh
Publication Date: February 28th, 2007
Genres: Romance, Young adult
Rating: 1 of 5 stars

Do Love stories ever die? Can modern day gadgets like Mobile phones and the ‘http:\ www’ era of Internet bring you the love of your life? You haven’t met her earlier, but commit to marry. Will you still call this a love marriage? And what if on the engagement day while you pull the ring out from your pocket, you realize what you planned was just a dream which never comes true…? How would you react when a beautiful person comes into your life, becomes your most precious possession and then one day goes away from you…forever? Not all love stories are meant to have a perfect ending. Some stay incomplete. Yet they are beautiful in their own way. Ravin’s love story is one such innocent and beautiful story. He believes love stories seldom die. They are meant to stay for the generations yet to come and read them. And given that one chance to narrate his love story, this is how he began… I remember the date well : 4th March 2006. I was in Kolkata and about to REACH Happy’s home. I had been very excited all morning as I was going to see our gang of four after three years.

The Readiculous Radar has detected #1

Sunday, 23 March 2014 20:55
The Readiculous Radar is a monthly feature for books that have been detected by Miss Readiculous's book detecting device. This edition may consist of books that have or have not been released.

The COVER! The PLOT! Absolutely gorgeous and intriguing. I have not yet read Legrand's works but have heard so many great things about it! Will definitely pick up her books soon!

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince. But what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums. New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer. Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes. Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all. Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

Review: Robin in the Hood by Diane J.Reed

Saturday, 22 March 2014 00:06
Title: Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts, #1)
Author: Diane J.Reed
Publication Date: October 14th, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young adult
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

15-year-old Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to bilking her wealthy dad for guilt money as a substitute for his genuine affection. Until one day he suffers a stroke, and she learns the brutal truth. They’re broke. And everyone from bankers to bookies has come to collect. His only saving grace is what he reveals to Robin in between drools: He truly does love her, in spite of all his mistakes. Panicked and desperate, Robin figures she has two choices. Either surrender to the pestering caseworker and live in a skanky foster home, or take a chance and sneak her dad out of the hospital to make a run for it. Little does she know that stealing a car and hitting the road means that before the day is through, she will rob her first bank. Now an outlaw, Robin finds a backwoods trailer park to hide her dad from authorities. There, she encounters Creek, a local bad boy who also commits crimes to provide for their motley neighbors. Realizing she could use Creek’s help, Robin proposes an ingenious plan—they should team up to rob banks together. But when their partnership leads to a romance that turns Robin’s world upside down, she soon begins to discover that people are more precious than pocketbooks, and real love means opening your heart to the kinds of treasures money can’t buy.

How to enjoy life while writing EXAMS!

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:39
Right, we all know how much writing an exam sucks. It sucks because we waste a lot of time preparing for it and sometimes, it is quite pointless. Now, there is this roller coaster ride called the 'Revision Exams' which goes on and on and on and on and on... At some point, all you can think of is 'Exam'. You get stressed and life gets bad because you cannot do anything with that single thought popping in your head every once in awhile. So, for those of you writing exams, here are few points which can try to make your life better. Just a little.

Review: The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 20:55
Title: The Opportunist (Love me with lies, #1)
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Publication Date: November 14th, 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New adult
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.

Wow. Simply Fantabulous. 

This book was a damn good roller coaster. I had an awesome jaw-dropping mind blowing heart wrenching ride.

She cheated. She cheated for love. 

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

Saturday, 15 March 2014 21:09
Title: Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days, #1)
Author: Susan Ee
Publication Date: May 21st, 2011
Genres: Dystopia, Young adult
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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. Recommended for ages 16 and up

"the thing that really convinces me that the apocalypse is here is the crunching of smartphones under my feet." - Penryn 
Way to go, Penryn.

What can I say about this book? I love it so much that there are very few words to express what I feel. Susan Ee has done a stunningly wonderful work. She has turned angels to something terrifying yet we can still love a few of them. She had created the strongest female lead ever - Penryn.

Interview with Sara Raasch, author of Snow like Ashes

Thursday, 13 March 2014 20:25
So, as I was doing my daily superhero work (scrounging for books), I stumbled upon this book called 'Snow Like Ashes' and it spoke to me. How weird is that! It said, "Come Hershey, come to me." I realized I had my whole face smashed against the computer screen but the book continued to speak so I tried not to bother too much about it, "Go Hershey, go do an interview with this author. She's super fun and your burning need to get this book might be quelled. A little." 

And that's how folks, I ended up doing a fantastic interview with Sara!

Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Title: Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publication Date: December 31st, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young adult
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

We are like flames. We shine brightly even in the darkest of hours but there is a time when there isn't enough wax for the flames. In other words, enough life for our lives. Someday we will be blown out like a candle and be re-ignited again with a different wax supporting the flame. In other words, we will have a new life. 

Review: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 21:57
Title: The Fault in our Stars
Author: John Green
Publication Date: January 10th, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young adult
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves." 

This book left me speechless. I still cannot decide whether I loved this book or just liked it. 

Normally, I would have never picked this book up. I don't know what came inside me that I wanted to read a tragic love story when life already is tragic. I honestly don't know why, maybe deep down inside I love melancholy and tragic stories. The only tragic story I've ever heard is Romeo and Juliet and I didn't bother reading it. And the first ever tragic love story I've read and loved/liked is The Fault in our Stars.

Review: Emily and the Strangers by Mariah Huehner

Title: Emily and the Strangers
Author: Mariah Huehner
Publication Date: May 27th, 2014
Genre: Comics
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

In order to win a legendary haunted guitar, Emily is determined to create the most rockin' song the world has ever known! But can she do it solo? Emily isn't known for playing well with others, but she's going to have to rely on the help of some strangers if she's going to succeed on her musical journey to the true heart of rock 'n' roll! Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger teams up with co-writer Mariah Huehner (True Blood, Angel) and artist Emily Ivie (The Locked Maze, Rotsterarsil) for a brand-new, full-color Emily the Strange mini-series full of troublemaking cats, mad science, new friends, and killer guitar riffs!

Emily and the Strangers is a very enjoyable comics. Emily and the Strangers are very strange and different people. It was really nice reading about such different characters. Also, there are a lot of cats in this book.

The illustrations were amazing! I love, love, love the artwork done in this comics! They were fantastic! The story was fun and amusing to read.