Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Book Review # 1-The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Hello,bookaholics! I know I have been away for a long time,sorry to all my followers! I was busy with exams but now they are finally over so I am back to blogging and reading :)
Today,I am going to review-The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
Author: Sara Shepard 
Pages: 307
Genre: Drama,Young Adult,Mystery
Summary- I had a life anyone would kill for.

Then someone did.

The worst part of being dead is that there's nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It's enough to kill a girl all over again. But I'm about to get something no one else does--an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.

Now Emma's desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me--to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she's the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, care-free daughter when she hugs my parents goodnight? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
This is the first book in the series by Sara Shepard,I was intrigued into the book...the moment I saw the book cover and read the book blurb while I was at the book shop last month and immediately made up my mind to buy it and that's what I did!  The book starts with an prologue where Sutton realizes that she is dead....as the chapter go we come to know that there is a girl named Emma whose mother,Becky left Emma at a young age. Emma has been staying at foster care for all this while and has been adopted by  several different families. Currently she is living with Clarice,a celebrity-obsessed lady and Clarice's son a boy named Travis who hates Emma and always tries to get her in trouble....one day Travis shows Emma a video of a girl who look exactly like her getting strangled,Emma is shocked. She thinks that the girl must be her long-lost sister tracing back some events to her childhood.
Through a famous social media website,Emma finds Sutton and gets a invite from Sutton to her home. She packs her bags and leaves her foster home only to suddenly find that she has been trapped into something very menacing and not the happy family reunion she imagined of. Emma becomes Sutton.The girl who was all her life stuck with a beaten up blackberry,never had a proper room..bought her clothes from thrift stores suddenly becomes has an iphone,a large room and a closet full of clothes from luxury brands like Gucci and Zara. It all seems magical but it's not that easy when you have to be someone else. Each chapter will have something new in store for the reader who would't be disappointed at all. Madeline and Charlotte are the friends,everybody would wish for ;) Laurel,Sutton's sister is a very well written character. Slowly Emma comes to know about the dangerous Lying Game..and also what type of a girl Sutton was ...(if you know what exactly is the lying game...you should definitely read the book) The interactions between Emma and Ethan,is a  fresh breath of air. I would not spoil more but totally recommend this book to anyone who would love mystery but not a very serious one.
I am totally looking forward to read the next book in the series.
Violence-2.5-3..there is violence in some parts.
Romance- I would give it a 2...
Best for-Ages 13 and up but also depends on your choice of books and maturity.
The character which disappoints me-Garrett,Sutton's boyfriend is just a useless character without any impact...he was just not needed but was there because a book can't be written without a boy-friend character.
I rate this book a 3 out of 5.

Bye Bookaholics!


Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Ultimate Book Tag

Hi bookaholics,today I am not doing a review but a tag which is the Ultimate Book Tag.
 I wanted to do this tag really badly because through this you can know more about my bookish personality (a random word I created) ;)  I was not tagged by anyone :p 
This tag was orginally created by the lovely ladies at Chapter Chicks,I also included some questions from the Reading Habits Tag created by TheBookJazz :) Q1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
 No,I don't think so actually I seldom read in the car.
Q2. Books with or without illustrations?
 Illustrations would be a bonus but it won't really mind me if I read a book without illustrations.
Q3. Bookmark or a random piece of paper?
I  try to have a bookmark but in most times...I somehow misplace them and finally just try to remember the page  number :)
Q4.What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
New York Minute,the book based on the movie starring Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. 

Q5. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
It has to be Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Q6.When did you start getting into reading?
I got bitten my the book bug when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade... my first book of course except the really kiddish  books with mostly illustrations was Malory Towers by Enid Blyton. I remember thaat I didn't get all the books one by one but decided to get the big book having all of them ;P
Q6.What is your favourite classic book?
Q7.My favourite classic book is Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett,I am not an avid classic reader but I enjoyed this book thoroughly.
Q8.In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
Unfortunately not but it was my second best one and I loved English better than all the science subjects. My best subject was History! And my worst subject was....*drumroll* maths,I am sure a lot of people can relate to this.

Q9. What is your favorite word?
My favorite work is awesome,I just can't stop myself to use it <3
Q10.One book at a time or several?
I like to read one at a time and not jumble up reading 3 or 4...I think concentrating at one book at one time is best!
I tag-
Bernie from Uniquely You
Sammie from Sammie The Star Girl
and each one of you who reads this post :D

Bye Bookaholics. Keep reading.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Book Review #2 Dork Diaries:Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star #7

Hi bookaholics,this is my second review on this blog :) Thank you to my first three followers for following me! The review is going to be on a book that I finished a few days ago which is the 'Dork Diaries:Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star # 7' by Rachel Renee Russell.
Author: Rachel Renee Russell
Pages: 336 
Genre: Tween Fiction
Summary :Nikki’s juggling a lot this month. A reality TV crew is following Nikki and her friends as they record their hit song together, plus there are voice lessons, dance practice, and little sister Brianna’s latest wacky hijinks. Nikki’s sure she can handle everything, but will all the excitement cause new problems for Nikki and Brandon, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki goes?
 This book is the seventh installment in the 'Dork Diaries Series', I have been an avid reader of this series from when I was in 4th or 3rd grade,they are written in the diary-form which draws me more towards the books. The story focuses on Nikki having a reality show of her own! The book starts with Nikki getting a call from a reality tv manager who asks Nikki and her band to schedule a meeting to talk about getting a gig at his show after listening to them on stage in the previous book. Nikki accepts the proposal,she,Zoey and Chloe are super excited. All cannot go well as there is Mackenzie the meanest girl ever is still upto her old tricks of stealing everything from Nikki ;) to ruin their plans.....she  and entry passes for entering the backstage and while Nikki,Zoey and Chloe trying to hide from the security people they stumble upon Blaine who thinks they are the boring and unstylish Dance Divas and gives them  awesome makovers  -
Sneak peak of the book
How Nikki,Zoey,Chloe finally meet the reality tv manager is a thing you need to read the book for! Mackenzie and her three friends dress up as Nikki,Chloe and Zoey...to put the three girls in more trouble.
Now Nikki is signed by the manager to have a reality show of her...she is hesitant at first but then she decides to do it! At first it all seems awesome but as time goes it becomes too much for Nikki to hand,voice lessons,homework,karate classes with a really weird teacher who has an unlimited supply of ________ (Keep guessing or read the book ;) nobody knows from where :p....he is a really funny character.  The icing on the cake for Nikki is dance classes with ................... Mackenzie <3 The camera follows Nikki at all times,Brandon (her crush) wants Nikki to help her with a project but she fails to do overloaded with over work. I love the episode when Nikki tricks her little sis Brianna to dress as a chicken pox patient and scare away the TV show crew is just hilarous...sorry for this spoiler but I couldn't help mentioning this. This is a fun and light read always the book to reach out for when you have had enough of the usual dystopian and darker books. It also potrays the 'love you to death' friendship between NZC :) Brandon and Nikki finally have their kiss or not? I would  recommend that you should read the series from the beginning. The book will make you laugh a lot...
I would rate it 4 stars.

Bye Bookaholics!! 

Friday, 10 October 2014

Book Review # 1:The Fault In Our Stars

Hi bookaholics,this is Asmita here. This is my first review on this blog! So I wanted it to be about a book which is close to my heart,certainly that happens to be none other than "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green.

Author: John Green
Genre: Young Adult,Drama

Summary: 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. (From Goodreads)

My thoughts on the book: Fault In Our Stars is a book that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. You will be forced to think about some  important and serious things like death,cancer... Each character is well written, you can relate to them in one way or other. Hazel,the protagonist is just like any other girl at her age but being diagnosed with cancer changes her life quite a lot. Hazel's mom who is just really worried about her daughter, decides to send her to a cancer kid support group. At first Hazel does not like the idea at all but eventually when Augustus Waters or Gus crosses her path everything seems so magical. Gus is a real charmer and has a great sense of humor ...does not only charm Hazel but the you too.  FTIOS is quite centered around Imperial Affection,the book which  Hazel just can't stop raving about  because she relates to the story a lot. The author Peter Van Houten had left the Imperial Affection incomplete and Hazel desperately wants to seek the answers about the ending, so she and Gus embark on a journey to Amsterdam to meet the author. Peter Van Houten is a character whom all the tfios readers will will hate. The story in Amsterdam can be described as a  dark cloud with silver lining.  

The ending is quite  heart-breaking......... I totally reccommend it  to anyone who would like a book filled with drama,love,humor and tragedy.  
The plot is well paced and engaging,tfios will have a big lasting impact. I would rate it 4 stars.

Bye Bookaholics :)