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End of Summer Book Tag!

Hey guys!! First off, I want to thank all of you for being there for me last week. If you’ve read my previous post, you know I’ve been going through a bit of a hard time, and had been kinda sad, but writing about it made me feel so much better. And what helped me the most was all the support and encouragement you guys gave me. Your advice was so helpful and sweet, and I really feel much better now, so thank you all sooooo much!!! ❤ ❤

I was tagged for this by Inkgirl Reads– and omg! it’s already the end of summer! I didn’t even realise it, but 2018 is so close now! This is a super fun tag, so lets get right into it!

What was your Favorite Book this Summer?

This is already hard, because I read many impressive books this summer. I think I’ll go with Lord of Shadows- I SIMULTANEOUSLY ADORED AND HATED THE BOOK. Anyone who has read the book will understand what I mean by that. I loved it. So so much. ❤ My long and fangirly review on it is right here.

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What was your Least Favorite Book this Summer?

I’ve actually had a great year for reading- I haven’t read a single book I hated! There have been some things I disliked about some books, but overall, I enjoyed everything I read. If I had to pick one though, it would be Half Bad by Sally Green. I did enjoy it, but I’d also had some problems with the pace and some things that were said in the book. Even then, it had been a great read!

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What Book Did you wish You had read this Summer?

Oh God, I’d had such a long TBR, so there are so many books I wish I’d read this summer! I wish I’d read One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus- I’d heard such amazing things about the book but didn’t get the chance to pick it up! It’s on my TBR for November though, so hopefully I’ll get to it then!

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What was your Favorite Classic you read this summer?(If you didn’t read one this summer than in general.)

I didn’t read any new classics this summer, but I did re-read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I absolutely love that book, and any number of re-reads isn’t enough for it. I had planned to read To Kill a Mocking Bird and even bought it, but somehow, I haven’t gotten around to reading it.

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Did you stray into a different genre and pick up a new and exciting book?

I actually picked up a non fiction in the summer! I read How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh (a.k.a Superwoman). She is my favourite youtuber, so I had totally wanted to give her book a try. I’d actually really enjoyed it- the mix of motivation and inspiration with humor made her book quite a success with me!

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What was your favorite movie adaptation this summer?

The only movie adaptations I watched were City of Bones (I disliked the movie quite a lot) and The Perks of Being A Wallflower (I haven’t read the book). I did however watch the T.V show adaptation for Thirteen Reasons Why, and I loved it. It was deep, horrifying, but very interesting, and I’m super excited for season 2!

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What was your favorite new release book?

I want to say Warcross, but that didn’t release in the summer. I want to say Lord of Shadows, but people will kill me if I name another Cassandra Clare book. So I will go with A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas! I’m yet to write the review, (I’m really behind, I know, but I promise it’s coming real soon!) but I’d really loved this book!!

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I’m not tagging anyone officially, cuz I’m super behind on my tags and have loads of them coming up, so I’ll be tagging many people there and I don’t want to be annoying. But if you’re interested in doing it- then I tag YOU! You can link back to me if you want so I can read your answers! Thanks for reading!

-Rhea

 

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Down in the dumps

Hey guys. Hope you’ve been having a great week. This is a post completely unrelated to books and reading- it’s just a post on how I feel.

This week hasn’t been that good for me. Infact, honestly speaking, the past few months haven’t been good. Ever since I’ve moved to Singapore, I’ve had trouble with adjusting and getting used to this new place. When school started in august, I’d been so relived that I finally have something to do! Now, I just hate school and hate Singapore and just kinda hate everything.

I’ve been feeling really sad and lonely for the past few weeks. Even though it’s been more than a month in my new school, there’s not a single person I can call a friend. Sure, I have a group of people who I sit with in lunch and who are supposed to be my “squad”, but I feel so left out when I’m hanging out with them. I feel really unimportant and uneeded there, and for some reason, I feel that all of them dislike me. Even when I talk, half the time what I’m saying just gets ignored as if I never said anything in the first place, or no one over there bothers to take any notice of me. I’ve started feeling really lonely and friendless and just like a constant third wheel. I feel like I don’t fit in anywhere in the grade, and am just hovering, without really having any place to go to.

I spend most of the day just feeling really sad, and I’ve kinda started hating going to school and interacting with people who don’t seem to care about my existence at all. I don’t know why I’m telling you guys all this, but writing has always been an escape for me, and I thought that writing about my feelings might just make me feel better. I usually go sit with my “Friend group” in the morning before classes, but now I’m just considering going to some corner in the library and sitting alone away from all people.

I’m just sick of all this- I want to go back to India, to my friends who actually make me feel like I’m needed and make me so much happier with just a few words. I miss hanging with people who genuinely seem to like me, everything over here seems so fake and plastic. I’ve just been feeling like an emotional wreck and have been feeling really burdened. It makes me so sad that I can’t call even one person a friend- am I really that kind of person that no one wants to hang out with? Am I that bad that no one wants to hang out with me?

I’m really sorry about the totally depressing mood of this post, I don’t want to put a damper on anyone’s happiness- I just really needed to talk about my feelings.

The Book Courtship Tag!

Hello readers! I’d been tagged to do this fun post by The Many Lives Of Aria the Blue Fairy a few weeks ago, and I’ve finally gotten around to doing it! Go check out her blog guys, Aria has great book reviews and super fun tags over there!

Let’s get right into the tag!

PHASE 1: Initial Attraction [A book you bought because of the cover]

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Teardrop by Lauren Kate was a book I bought because of the GORGEOUS cover. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. Safe to say, I learnt my lesson on not judging books by their cover after that. The book was pathetic. 100% pathetic and stupid. DO NOT BUY THE BOOK . (unless you’re like me and just want the beautiful cover)

PHASE 2: First Impressions [A book you got because of the summary]

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I’d seen An Ember in the Ashes on Goodreads and had really really liked the summary. It seemed very intriguing and in some ways reflecting reality. It also didn’t hurt that the cover is very pretty. I ended up buying, and LOVING the book. An amazing dystopian novel, I enjoyed it so so much!!

PHASE 3: Sweet Talk [A book with great writing]

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Oh dear lord this book had such magical and beautiful and ethereal and enchanting and spell binding and every other synonym for magical. IT’S AMAZING. My super fangirly review on it is basically full of these sparkly words but the book deserves it cuz the writing is AMAZING.

PHASE 4: First Date [A first book that made you want to read the next book in the series]

AHHH THERE ARE SO MANY WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?? The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Percy Jackson, Throne of Glass, Legend, Cinder, Red Queen, I’M SORRY BUT I CAN’T STOP. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.

PHASE 5: Late Night Phone calls [A book that kept you up at night]

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Lady Midnight had kept me up all night reading. I remember I’d started the book at six in the evening and had been done with it by three in the morning. I’d also been sleep deprived and grumpy and had had swollen eyes, but it was TOTALLY worth it. I’d been hooked right from the first word, and I REGRET NOTHING.

PHASE 6: Always on my mind [A book you can’t stop thinking about]

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Currently, I cannot stop thinking about Warcross. That book is constantly and perpetually always in my head and I am always thinking about the sequel and the plot twist and my new obsession Hideo Tanaka. I love that boy, and I love that book and I LOVE MARIE LU AND I CANNOT GET ENOUGH.

PHASE 7: Getting Physical [A book you love the way it feels]

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I love how The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan feels?? The book has a really idk cool cover, and I really love running my fingers over the cover and over the raised parts of the words. Idk it’s kinda weird.

PHASE 8: Meet the Parents [A book you would always recommend]

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I feel like someone will kill me if I say The Infernal Devices again so I wont say it. I would always recommend Legend by Marie Lu- wonderful plot, amazing characters, shocking plot twists- it’s a must read for every single bookworm.

PHASE 9: Thinking about the Future [A book or series you would reread many times in the future]

I think once the entire series of Warcross releases, I’ll be rereading it many many times. I’ve already read Warcross three times, and I’m not bored at all, so another hundred rereads dont seem very far fetched to me.

I TAG:

Inkgirl Reads

The Readers Bay

shut up I’m reading

Thanks for reading guys!

-Rhea

Book Review- Clockwork Princess

Book- Clockwork Princess (Book #3 of The Infernal Devices)

Author- Cassandra Clare

Publisher- Walker Books Ltd

Publication Date- September 5th 2013

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

GUESS WHO’S BACK GUYS. DID YA MISS ME?? DID YA??? DID YA?!?!?! I MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH. NOT BLOGGING FOR EIGHT DAYS?! IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S BEEN ETERNITY. I’M SO NOT USED TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES RIGHT NOW IT’S TAKING ME AGES TO GET USED TO TYPING AGAIN.

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For those who don’t know where I had disappeared, I’d gone camping with my school to Thailand for a week! AND OH GOD IT WAS AMAZING. I was considering writing an entire post about my week and the travel and adventures, but I didn’t want to bore you guys so I decided not to. But coming back to the blogging world-  I wanted to celebrate my coming back with a review on my most favouritestestest book ever. Behold the beauty of-

The Clockwork Princess. *harmonious screaming begins. Angels can be heard singing in heaven. Mothers weep at the sight of the book. Lights from heaven fall on the book and make it shine in its eternal glory*

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What you can expect and should brace yourself for in this review- excessive fangirling every two words. Screaming about every little thing possible. Tons and tons of gifs. A constant screaming and fangirling over my husband Will Herondale. Rivers of uncontrollable tears and strings of incoherent sentences which are filled with hicupping sobs and praises of the beauty of the book. BECAUSE DEAR LORD THIS BOOK DESERVES EVERY ONE OF THESE THINGS IN INFINITE QUANTITIES. I WILL GO ON RAVING ABOUT THIS BOOK FOREVER. THE EMOTIONS THIS BOOK FILLS ME WITH.

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Okay, I’m calm now. For a few seconds. Lemme start with the review.

The Infernal Devices are without pity.
The Infernal Devices are without regret.
The Infernal Devices are without number.
The Infernal Devices will never stop coming.

Shadows and monsters are steadily surrounding the London Institute, and it’s up to the shadowhunters and Tessa to stop them. Mortmain is gathering his dark forces, and every second wasted brings his plan to destroy shadowhunters closer to reality. The one last thing he needs to fulfill his plans? Tessa Gray. The London Institute shadowhunters are desperate to find Mortmain before he finds Tessa, but when the Consul of the Clave turns on them, they’re left helpless.  And moreover, things at the Institute ate getting worse for the shadowhunters. Jem’s worsening condition leave Tessa and Jem racing against the clock of his life to get married, but at the same time, Tessa’s deep bond with Will refuses to fade, leaving Tessa impossibly torn. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, Will and Jem, the two boys with equal claim on Tessa’s heart, will do anything to save her. Trapped in the evil clutches of Mortmain and his automatons, Tessa realises that only one person can save her- Tessa herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army? Dangers and sacrifice, loss and betrayal, and secrets and enchantments intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to their limits in the breathtaking conclusion to the trilogy.

What I liked:

Y’all know I love everything about this book. You know I could talk about it for hours and days and still not have talked about it enough. Lets start with the plot. THE PLOT. DEAR LORD THE PLOT. This was definitely the best book in the series. Event after event, action, suspense, big dramatic revelations, tidal waves of coursing emotion- this book was overwhelmingly beautifully beautiful. Honestly every time I think of this book, I kinda go mentally unstable- writing this review was SO FREAKIN HARD BECAUSE MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK ARE BASICALLY LOTS OF SCREAMING AND BLUBBERING AND SOBS. Clare packed this book with action and wit and humor and sass, and through the book, I was screaming, laughing, screeching, crying my eyes out, awwww’ing, bawling, sniffling, throwing things, etc etc. The writing was beautiful. SO BLOODY BEAUTIFUL. The way relationships, bonds, and emotions were written about in this book were so heartfelt and touching. Just no. No I cannot. OHMIGOSH JUST READ THE BOOK TO UNDERSTAND MY UN-UNDERSTANDABLE FEELINGS.

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The characters. Tessa. WOW. Her development from the first book to now is un-freakin-believable. She started off as an intelligent but slightly dull character. Now? She’s an amazingly mature, intelligent, witty, and strong AF character who is one of my favourites ever. Some people don’t like her for the fact that she fell for two guys and was still obviously in love with SPOILER Will even when she was engaged to Jem SPOILER OVER, but I feel like the love triangle was written in a way which still managed to preserve the beauty in both the relationships without ruining either. Tessa is really a wonderful character and one who I really enjoyed reading about in this series.

Will. Oh Will. Every time I think of the series: WillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWill chant starts infinitely in my head. Oh my sweet, tortured, cursed, snarky, innocent little dumpling who deserves all the love in the world. I FELT SO BAD FOR HIM THE ENTIRE TIME CUZ OF DUN DUN DUN. HE NEEDS MY LOVE I JUST WANT TO GIVE HIM A BONE CRUSHING HUG AND THEN MARRY HIM AND SHOWER HIM WITH AFFECTION FOREVER.

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AND WHY IS HE SO GORGEOUS AND ATTRACTIVE. THOSE MESMERIZING BLUE EYES. I COULD DROWN IN THEM BLACK HAIR. SNARKY SMILE. DEEP RAW PAIN. DEAR LORD I AM DYING. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS GUY. KILL ME NOW.

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AND HE’S JUST SUCH AN AMAZING PERSON. SACRIFICING, GENUINELY GOOD, FUNNY, AND HE LOVES WITH ALL HIS HEART AND OH I JUST- JUST-

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I’ll talk about the other characters briefly cuz I love all of them and if I had to talk about everyone I’d have to write a separate book. I adore Jem. His condition was breaking my heart into pieces. I was slowly crumbling and dying inside. Why is he such a good human? WHY? The problem with loving both the guys so much is that you know you’re gonna get loads of heartbreak. Jem is an absolute pure angel who has to be protected from all things in the world because that’s how pure he is. I loved the Lightworms  Lightwoods. They were hilarious and funny and Gabriel’s and Will’s arguments ended with me laughing till my sides ached. Charlotte and Henry are OTP and I ship them so so much. Sophie and Cecily are two badass females who could rule the world if they wanted to. I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK DAMMIT.

The parabatai bond. It’s so touching. Sure, I’m the world’s biggest Wessa shipper. But I ship Jem and Will’s friendship even more. SO BEAUTIFUL. The love between the two boys is something Tessa could never come in between, and there were SO MANY scenes in which I was bawling my heart out and had oceans of tears streaming down my face. It’s unbreakable and just something so bright and strong. There was one Will and Jem part which really cleaved my heart. It was so so painful to read about and my heart was really aching when I finished it. Oh god I love them so much. The romance between Wessa. The number of times I’ve used heartache in this review is insane but I’ve just run out of other words. It’s just so agonizingly beautiful and perfect. Exactly the same for Jem and Tessa. Whoever you ship, it doesn’t matter. You’re gonna cry no matter what.The love triangle ended in a way that was just so perfect and unique. It ended in a way that left everyone satisfied and was just so perfect you know? It preserved everyone’s honour and was written with so much respect and kindness. Basically:
If you’re a Jill shipper, you’ll cry.
If you’re a Jessa shipper, you’ll cry.
If you’re a Wessa shipper, you’ll cry.
If you’re a Herongraystairs shipper, you will definitely cry.

Either way, you’re f*cked.

The ending. I don’t think I’ve ever cried this much at the end of a book. The heart-wrenchingly perfect last 80 pages of the book mingled with the fact that the series is over was enough to keep me crying for days after I finished the book. This is something which will stay with you much much MUCH after you finish the series- the book is unforgettable in all the best ways possible. BUT SWEET JESUS I CRIED SO MUCH AT THE END. I WAS WAILING AND SCREAMING AND SCREECHING AND SHOUTING AND DIDN’T RECOVER FOR AGES. FOR DAYS AFTER THE BOOK, I WENT AROUND LIKE A ZOMBIE.

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Just read the book. Just do it. It will be the best decision of your life. JUST PLS GO READ IT NOW. RIGHT. NOW.

What I didn’t like:

*no comments*

Rating:

A million on five stars. I’ve said it a million times in the review: JUST GO READ THE BOOK.

Have you read this series? What did you think? How much did you cry? Let’s chat!

Thanks for reading guys!!

-Rhea

Hiatus reminder

Hello readers! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week! I just wanted to remind you guys that I won’t be posting, replying to comments, liking other posts, or basically doing anything for the next eight days. I’m going to be in rural Thailand and I won’t have any wifi, or any electronic devices for that matter. I’m sorry if I miss a really wonderful post of yours, but I’ll try to catch up with everyone once I’m back. If you want to hear me fangirling about my trip, you can read my post “Mini Hiatus which is actually a while away but I’m very eager to talk about it” and get to know some details of my trip. I do plan on writing a travel post once I’m back, so I can tell you all the fun and not so fun stuff about the trip. Hope you guys have a great week ahead!

Thanks for reading!

-Rhea

WOAH GUYS SCHOOL JUST GOT REAL

Hello readers! I hope you’re all having a great day! This post is a part of my english assignment, so it isn’t book related. I will be posting later in the week though!

As some of you might know, my school started a month ago (WHY GOD WHY). The school I go to is called UWCSEA. Just yesterday, we had an event called UWC day. UWC day is an annual celebration which takes place in all the UWC’s around the world. It celebrates the values and missions of the school, and we also discuss major global issues in the world.

So for UWC day this year, our school decided to talk and spread awareness about a major global issue which I’m sure you all have heard of- refugees.

I’ll be honest, at first, I wasn’t that excited about UWC day. Talking and debating about major issues freaks me out- I look totally calm and composed when we start discussions, but I’m almost always internally screaming my eyeballs out. (traits of an introvert right here) I was quite confident that I’m going to sit there and do what I’m best at- doing nothing! Boy, did I surprise myself yesterday. As we sat around and watched videos concerning refugees, I could feel myself getting really involved. Watching those videos  made me want to do something to help all those refugees. The videos were horrifying, frightening, and so very emotional. They showed how urgent the refugee crisis is, and how much all these innocent people are suffering. A picture of a three year old boy lying dead, washed up on the shores of a beach brought tears to my eyes. Each video made me more aware about this horrendous situation, and made me want to be a part of a change for something better. And then, our question for the discussion was asked- “Are we obligated to help these refugees?” What’s my take on that?

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Yes. As humans, as people who exist on the planet we call Earth, as people who can think both logically and emotionally, we are obligated to help all people facing such a crisis, because in the end, we aren’t races and cultures- we’re all humans. All the people suffering this calamity, they all deserve to have a home and the basic requirements to live. Instead, they’re all facing conditions worse than death. Countries like America, U.K, Singapore- all which are very wealthy, economically stable, and have resources, should be going out of their way to be of help to these refugees. But no. everyone is so absorbed in their own selfish needs that no one bothers to spare a second glance for people who don’t even have a home anymore. It amazes me really, that we all can call ourselves kind and compassionate humans who have, you know, a HEART, yet the base need to help dying people is something that no one is ready to do.

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Honestly, I could rant about this forever. There is so much that I have to say about the conditions these people are forced to live in. but what to do, word limit guyzz! But I’m so glad we had this discussion/debate in school- it’s given me so much more insight on the crisis and has really educated me on something I didn’t know as much about before. And most importantly, it’s made me want to make a change, which is really what matters the most.

-Rhea

Music Book Tag!!

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Hello there readers! Guess who finally did something with their life!! You guessed right, it’s me!! I created a tag! So basically, I realised that though we have tags linking songs and books, we don’t have any tags linking ARTISTS and books. And so I present to you- THE BOOKS AND MUSIC TAG!!!

The rules:

  • Link back to me as Bookchanted, as the creator of the tag. I want to read your answers y’all!!
  • You can use the graphics if you want
  • Tag at least four other people!
  • HAVE FUN!!!!

 

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OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. It was so adorable and so cute and omgomgomg I was squealing through every page of this book. Super cute and super warm and fuzzy, this book was great!! Anuja Chauhan is one of the few Indian authors I read, and I love her writing soooooo muchhhhhh.

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Not to say I don’t love this series, I really do, BUT MY GOD THE FIRST FEW BOOKS HAD SO MUCH DRAMA I CANNOT. The whole which guy to choose and what to do and oh I’m mad at him now- I loved it, but it was SO SO dramatic. That doesn’t make me love the book less though- I just started Tower of Dawn and I’m really liking it so far!

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I’ll be honest. I’m a sucker for broody guys. I really am. Hot, mysterious, and broody? Can we get married now pls? My current brood boy obsession is Hideo Tanaka from Warcross. I’M IN LOVE WITH HIM. HIS BROODINESS IS WONDERFUL- GIVE ME MOREEEEEE. His mysteriousness, and his subtle humor, and his rare but beautiful smile- UGH I LOVE IT.

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Oh my gosh, I am such a Gale and Katniss shipper. I was so so disappointed when Katniss and Peeta got together- CUZ NO. I hate Peeta. He just reminds me of flat and tasteless and boring bread. (I wonder why) He was so not self sufficient and relied on Katniss for everything, and was just SO ANNOYING. Gale on the other hand, knew her since they were young, and was just so much cooler. Team Gale forever.

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I can name so many series for this!! THE INFERNAL DEVICES. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES. THE LUNAR CHRONICLES. PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS. All of these series got better as the series progressed. My favourite though, as you all might know by now- is The Infernal Devices. I love it. That series is really one of the best out there. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. WILL HERONDALE. LORD SPARE ME.

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Celaena Sardothien!!! I love Celaena. She’s one of the strongest women I’ve read about. Sure she was cocky and arrogant at first, but I love her confidence and her self belief. She’s so fearless and strong, and I admire her in so many ways. HER ASSASSIN SKILLS ARE THE COOLEST. Her speed, strength, wit, cunningness, I love it all. GIRL POWERRRRR.

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This book. Cliche. Cheesy. Super romantic. I LOVED IT. This is usually not my type of book or genre at all, but I adoreeeeed this book. I loved Ryder, and I really liked Jemma, and I loved how cute they were- basically I loved this book.

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If you’ve read my review on this book, you know that I really really enjoyed it. I think it delivered a powerful message on loving yourself, self confidence, and being you, and I think it was done in a sensitive but really good way. Very well written and thought out, the book was powerful and really positive.

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I didn’t think this book would be as good as it was, but WOW. I’d thought the book would be a bit boring, and my expectations weren’t very high, but I was blown away by how dark and insane this book was. With an almost evil protagonist who doesn’t realise she’s evil, the mysteries surrounding so many of our characters- this series really exceeded my expectations.

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THIS. BOOK. WAS. TERRIBLE. It was like a bad copy of Twilight. Same old plot, annoying AF characters, and flat writing, this book was such a disappointment. I’d heard great things about it from so many of my friends, and everyone was talking about how new and cool Hush Hush is, but IT SUCKED.

I TAG:

It’s Lu Again

dragonwaffles

Reading with Rendz

emma reads

Bionic Book Worm

Kyera’s Library

Anatomy of a Book Thief

Kristin Kraves Books

BooksInNeed

Charlotte

Reading with Daniella

That’s all guys! Thanks for reading!!

-Rhea

 

 

 

Fall Book Tag!

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Hello readers! I was tagged for this by the wonderful Kyera from Kyera’s Library. Be sure to check out her blog for some great reviews and fun weekly memes. And credit to the lovely Shanah (Bionic Book Worm) who created this fun tag!!

The rules:

  • Please link back to me, Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!! I want to see your answers!!
  • Use the graphics – if you want
  • Have fun!

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Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahren

I really enjoyed Lyrebird, and thought it was really different from books I typically read!

I feel like someone’s gonna murder me if I say Clockwork Princess again, so I decided to pick something else.

Champion by Marie Lu

I absolutely loved this book!!!!! I adoreddddd it!! The ending broke my heart, but oh well, nothing new about that. THIS BOOK WAS SO AMAZING OMG I CANNOT.

The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan

This is one of the cutest, fuzziest books I’ve ever read. I read it whenever I want to smile and laugh, though the couple in this book are so cute I just end up feeling sad about being single.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

CAN WE ALL TAKE A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE THIS BEAUTIFUL COVER. JUST. OMG JUST. SO BEAUTIFUL. I bought it only the day before, and plan on reading it as soon as I can bring myself to stop staring at the cover!

Warcross by Marie Lu

I JUST FINISHED THIS BOOK TODAY. AND OMG. OMG IT WAS SO GOOD. FAST PACED AND NON STOP ACTION. I LOVED IT. I think I’m gonna review it tomorrow, CUZ DAMN I HAVE SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

One of my relatives is bringing me this book from India in a few days, and I’m SO SO SO excited to read it!! I loveeeee Sarah J. Maas, and I’ve been waiting for this book eagerly the entire year!!

I NOMINATE:

Kristin Kraves Books

The Many Lives of Aria the Blue Fairy

Chelles Book Ramblings

Books In Need

That’s all guys! Thanks for reading!

-Rhea

Q and A with the Pizza Queen where she attempts to sound smart and cool but actually fails miserably

Hello readers! Yes, I’ve been inactive. I know. I’m sorry. But school is slowly (actually pretty quickly) sucking out my soul and making me spiral into an oblivion of darkness. (Okay what am I even saying I don’t make any sense) So as some of you might know, I reached 200 followers a week back (THANKYOU ALL) You can read my huge thank you post here. In that post, I was also debating on doing a Q and A, and finally said that if I get enough questions, I’ll do it! Well…I got enough questions!!! Thank you guys for giving me questions to answer, ily all!! So without boring you with my annoying talk, LET’S DO THIS!

1. What was the worst school year you’ve been through so far? (Bayance)

Ooooh this is a good question. Actually looking at it, I’ve never really had a TERRIBLE school year. Sure, I’ve had ups and downs in al my years, but no year has been particularly bad. I’ll say grade 8 for this. Basically, class 8 was a year which had an ocean of drama, and somehow, I was right in the middle of it. I’m a very introverted person and like to keep to myself- I hate my private life going public, and that’s exactly what happened in grade 8. There was a lot of guy drama and I was the talk of the town for that year. Not in a bad way (I think), but still. Good or bad, I don’t like my personal life being talked about. I absolutely hated it, and was really annoyed with the whispers and side glances that followed me everywhere. But it all ended by grade 9, so I guess it’s okay.

2. What are your 2 all-time favorite book and why? (Plot Monster)

I cannot tell you how hard this question is. I CANNOT CHOOSE. This took such immense life decision making on my part. One book i had to name is Clockwork Princess. You all know how much I adore Cassandra Clare and everything she writes, and Clockwork Princess is and will always be one of the most beautiful, intricate, emotional, and touching books I’ve read. My other favourite book is Lord of Shadows, yet again by Cassandra Clare. (surprise, surprise!) I can’t find the words to describe it, so if you want to read an entire fangirly and lengthy review on it, you can click here.       .  Lord_of_Shadows_book_cover .  

3. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BLOGGING SECRETS? 4. WHEN DID YOU THINK “HMMMM I SHOULD START A BLOG!”? 5. WHAT’S LIKE.. YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BLOGGING? (all of these questions are from my favourite blogger friend ever, the Cake Empress, the wonderfully wonderful Luuuuuu!!!! Go follow her wonderful wonderful blog It’s Lu Again for the best and funniest reviews ever!)

3. Some of my blogging secrets…well they’re not gonna be secrets after this anymore are they? Well one weird thing I do before I blog is I clean the screen of my laptop? Like I clean it reallyyyy well, and only when it’s absolutely spotless do I sit down to write my post. Also, I always re-read my books before writing a review on them- I like to have all my thoughts about the book fresh in my head.

4. I decided to get into this whole blogging thing this May! I had a four month long summer break, and was basically annoying the hell out of my mom. Exasperated and tired, she gave me an amazing idea to get rid of me- BLOGGING! As soon as I heard that idea, I was all for it. Ranting and raving about books and hearing myself fangirl about books forever? HELL YEAH! Fangirling over books with other people? DOUBLE HELL YEAH!

5. My favourite thing about blogging is talking to all you other wonderful book bloggers about books! I love to hear your opinions on books i read, and I love getting more books onto my TBR. But another thing I really love about blogging is to be able to put my love for books and reading into coherent sentences and words. Blogging makes my writing and my critical thinking so much better, and even makes me feel smarter in english class, which makes it really awesome. 😉

6. What’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for you? (anxiouswriter)

Am I a horrible person if I suddenly can’t remember anything nice people have done for me? I’m gonna say organise a surprise party for me when I was leaving India. A group of my school friends organised this get together for me a few days before I left India- some got me the sweetest posters with all our inside jokes written on them, some brought cake, and some just brought me massive hugs. This, for me, was one of the sweetest things someone has ever done for me!!

7. what series or standalone would you love to have multiple editions of? (Charlotte)

I would love to have all the editions of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. All the editions for both these series are so unbelievably gorgeous- I tear up whenever I see them. If they weren’t as expensive as they are, I would buy all the editions in quantities from which I could build an entire house out of them and live there- yes, that’s how much I love Cassandra Clare.

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8. Favourite book featuring food (as it’s the most important) (dragonwaffles…another one of my favvvvv blogger friends!! <3)

I’m a horrible Pizza Queen, I couldn’t think of a book in which food is superrr important. But I loved America in The Selection, especially in the first book when she admitted to only being a part of the competition for the food. Cuz gurlll do I agree with her. She’s such a foodie, and food’s actually pretty important in this series, so I’m just gonna say The Selection!!

That’s all for today! Thank you so much all of you for submitting in those questions, I had so much fun answering them!! If anyone has any other questions, feel free to ask me in the comments below! Thanks for reading!!

-Rhea

200 FOLLOWERS?!?!? FREE PIZZA TO EVERYONE

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WHAT EVEN? DOES LIFE GET BETTER THAN THIS?!? It was literally just a month ago that I’d posted a celebration post for 100 followers, and I’m on 200 ALREADY?! HOLY CHEESE AND OLIVE TOPPINGS ON PIZZA. GUYS. THANK YOU. SO. SO. MUCH. I CANNOT THANK YOU PEOPLE ENOUGH.

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I’d actually not planned on doing a 200 follower post thing, cuz I thought that could get wayy too much if I kept doing this for every 100 followers, but idk I WAS JUST SO INSANELY HAPPY. Plus, it’s my birthday on the 21st, so it kinda felt like an early birthday present. AND ALSO I’M JUST SO SURPRISED AT HOW QUICK MY BLOG SEEMS TO BE GROWING?? I hadn’t really thought I would get followers at all, I just wanted a place where I could hear myself rave about books and could basically hear myself talk even more than usual, but when amazing people like you started commenting and chatting with me on my posts, I was suddenly enlightened- what’s even better than hearing yourself talk about books? TALKING TO OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT BOOKS.

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Blogging has become one of the most fun things in my life, SO THANKYOU ALL SO MUCH FOR MAKING IT THIS FUN FOR ME. Every like, comment, even just a view I get on my blog makes me sooooooo happy!!! FREE PIZZA FOR ALL OF YOU. IF I PERSONALLY KNEW YOU GUYS, I’D BE HANDING OUT BOXES OF PIZZA RIGHT NOW.

I kinda want to do a Q and A but I still feel like I’m too new to do that? But at the same time I realllyyyy want to! So idk, comment down some questions for me- they can be anything, they don’t even have to be related to blogging- you can ask me which color nailpolish do I apply on my toes and I promise I will answer. If I get enough questions, then TA-DA!!! I’ll do the Q/A. If not, I’ll just answer your questions down below or save them for the future.

That’s all for today, I just wanted to send out a thankyou and a massiveeeeeeeee hug to all of you for supporting me and encouraging me and motivating me and basically doing everything awesome in my life. I LOVE YOU GUYS AS MUCH AS PIZZA. (i think) 

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So comment down those questions for me- literally anything under the sun, and I’ll answer them all! Thanks for reading!!! Ily all <3333333

-Rhea