Movie Review: X-Men Days of Future Past

Monday, 26 May 2014 09:43
Title: X-Men Days of Future Past
Director: Bryan Singer
Release Date(India): May 23rd, 2014
Rating: All the stars in the galaxy

Caveat: This is not going to be an in-depth, fully analyzed review of the movie. This review mostly contains my thoughts about the movie or you can otherwise call it as massive fan-girling. 

Let me just say it. I FREAKING LOVED THIS MOVIE! Surprise, surprise. I think majority of the human population enjoyed X-Men Days of Future Past . I mean, what is not there to enjoy?

Top 5 Fridays | To Read - Fantasy

Friday, 23 May 2014 01:16
Hello, grasshoppers!

Lately, I've been craving a lot of fantasy novels and so here's my top five I-want-to-read-this-now fantasy novels! I get this feeling of being super duper alive while reading fantasy novels especially high fantasy . I love that genre like crazy. The world building, the characters, the magic system... Okay, enough rambling!

5. Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski 

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Thursday, 22 May 2014 23:14
Title: Faefever (Fever, #3)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publication Date: September 16th, 2008
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too. When MacKayla Lane receives a page torn from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil that it corrupts anyone who touches it. Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shapeshifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, a lethal Fae prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man of deadly secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

Review: Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 22:41
Title: Coin Heist
Author: Elisa Ludwig
Publication Date: June 10th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Young adult
Rating: 1.5 of 5 stars

The last place you’d expect to find a team of criminals is at a prestigious Philadelphia prep school. But on a class trip to the U.S. Mint – which prints a million new coins every 30 minutes – an overlooked security flaw becomes far too tempting for a small group of students to ignore. United by dire circumstances, these unlikely allies – the slacker, the nerd, the athlete, and the "perfect" student – band together to attempt the impossible: rob the U.S. Mint. The diverse crew is forced to confront their true beliefs about each other and themselves as they do the wrong thing for the right reasons. Elisa Ludwig's Coin Heist is a fun, suspenseful, and compelling thriller, told from the revolving perspectives of four teens, each with their own motive for committing a crime that could change all of their lives for the better—if they can pull it off.

Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Morning

Title: Bloodfever (Fever, #2)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publication Date: October 16th, 2007
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets. . . . In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous. For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.

Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Monday, 12 May 2014 03:48
Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author: Leslye Walton
Publication  Date: March 25th, 2014
Genres: Magical Realism, Romance, Young Adult
Rating: 4.5 stars

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and na├»ve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

Review: The Moment Collector by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Sunday, 11 May 2014 21:56
Title: The Moment Collector
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publication Date: August 7th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

"The yard of this house is a graveyard of moments and everything left behind is a clue. And I am here to dig." There's a ghost haunting 208 Water Street. She doesn't know who she was, or why she's still here. She does know that she is drawn to Maggie, the new girl in town, and her friends - beautiful, carefree Pauline and Liam, the boy who loves her. But the ghost isn't all that's lurking in Gill Creek... Someone is killing young girls all across the county. Can the ghost keep these three friends safe? Or does she have another purpose?

Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 20:41
Title: Darkfever (Fever, #1)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publication Date: October 31st, 2006
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

When MacKayla's sister was murdered, she left a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cel phone. Journeying to Ireland in search of answers, Ma is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to master a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae... As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho...while at the same time, the ruthless V'lane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. As the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: to find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book - because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control both worlds in their hands.

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Sunday, 4 May 2014 22:11
Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E.Smith
Publication Date: May 24th, 2012
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Rating: 2 of 5 stars

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything? Imagine if she hadn’t forgotten the book. Or if there hadn’t been traffic on the expressway. Or if she hadn’t fumbled the coins for the toll. What if she’d run just that little bit faster and caught the flight she was supposed to be on. Would it have been something else - the weather over the Atlantic or a fault with the plane? Hadley isn’t sure if she believes in destiny or fate but, on what is potentially the worst day of each of their lives, it’s the quirks of timing and chance events that mean Hadley meets Oliver... Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.