Sunscorched: Blog Tour

School has kept me so busy these days I’ve hardly picked up any ARCs for the fear of not being able to complete them. Plus I was a little put off since most of the ARCs I seemed to receive weren’t working out for me 😦 But on a whim I signed up for the […]

Mini Reviews {Edition #1}

Keeping up with reviews can often get very tough especially when I seem to be devouring book after book with no intention of stopping. (Isn’t that what life is for?) I mean reviewing on Goodreads is easy enough except that I’m forever salty about the fact that they still haven’t introduced half star rating system. […]

The Brightsiders Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

A very Happy Book-Birthday to The Brightsiders, a lovely and captivating book by Jen Wilde. The Brightsiders is a very diverse and fun read and I feel really happy to be launching my review for it on it’s publishing day! This review is a part of a blog tour organised by Xpresso Book Tours and […]

April Wrap Up

April was crazy jam-packed with lots of interesting stuff. It was my birthday month so there were many new books, bookmarks, blog tours and Dewey’s 24hr Readathon! So let’s not waste any time and get straight to it!

I read a total of 7 books this month, which accounts for a humongous amount keeping in mind all the other things that had been going on. Here are some of my favourites!

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5/5

This was an amazing book and I was literally drunk on this one, I just couldn’t put it down! This is a must read for everyone, especially all the artists out there

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4/5

I’ve been drooling over this book ever since I read it! You can find my full review here

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5/5

I have no words for this book, it simply left me numb. Such a magical and powerful book, I finished it in mere hours and am already halfway through it’s sequel. This is one series that is definitely worth all the hype!

On my birthday I received some really gorgeous gifts including-

  • a journal that is so aesthetically pretty that it might blind your eyes woow
  • accompanied by cute bookmarks that seem to be telling me to stop reading like a lunatic but ahahahaha that’s never going to happen
  • THE CUTEST POCKET SIZED EDITION OF THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COEHLO WHICH IS NO BIGGER THAN MY HAND. DO YOU SEE THE KIND OF POWER I HAVE? I CAN CARRY IT EVERYWHERE
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins which I have a long history with but have basically never read. I will not let it out of my sight this time!
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie that my mom has repeatedly been telling me to read and now I finally own it!

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I also received a giveaway copy of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda movie tie in edition and eeep it looks gorgeous next to my original Simon version! Do I use ‘gorgeous’ too much? I can’t help it, it’s a gorgeous word.

The only downside of all this is the fact that I’m running out of space in my makeshift bookshelf which is basically two shelves in my study table. Even Hercules can’t fit one more book in there!

Looks like I need to find a new home for my babies…

Not to mention I am expecting an April book box from Booklings Crate anyday now which means even less shelf space.

But does that stop me from dreaming about getting my hands on the upcoming releases?

NOPE!

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Click on this picture to go check it out on Goodreads if you haven’t heard of it before because this is a MUST READ! I mean do you not see the title? Do you not see that this screams fangirl? It’s releasing on May 1st, which is technically today but hushh let’s pretend that I didn’t mess up with this post.

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Is there anybody who isn’t excited for this one? You sure are living under a rock if you don’t know about this beauty! Releasing May 22 which seems so far away 😥

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I’m screaming because I hadn’t realised this was releasing in May- SO CLOSE. 29 May, be on the look out!

Me: So many shiny books to look forward to!

My pocket: I’M EMPTY ALREADY

On to the topic of Dewey’s 24 hour readathon, I wasn’t able to get in as much reading as last time due to unexpected circumstances. I was really grumpy for a while because I had been waiting for this day since a long time but then I realized what really mattered were the fun interactions with all the participants and the fact that despite my hectic schedule, I carved out time for myself to read. And I got hooked onto A Court of Thorns and Roses series so it’s a win-win!

Also, some of you might also have noticed that I was posting much more vigorously this month as I had been trying out a new format. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been working out and has left me all the more stressed. I’ll be going back to one post per week with the occasional tags and reviews popping up whenever I feel like it.

I just don’t want blogging to become another chore or end up going on a hiatus, I love this book blogging community! Lately I haven’t found the time to go blog hopping at all and I have plenty of blog posts opened in google, waiting for me to get to them. Does Google have a limit on the number of tabs you can keep open? I might end up finding out this way…

So yeah, hopefully this will give me more time to visit more lovely blogs 😀

Emphasis on hopefully because school has been a struggle lately.

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That’s a wrap! How was this month for you guys? Super productive? Boring? Crazy fun? Tell me all about it! And what book release are you looking forward to the most for this month? Don’t forget to comment below 🙂

The Weekend Bucketlist: Review + GIVEAWAY

I’ve always been highly irked by the fact that most if not all YA books are centralized on the theme of romance. Friendships always get sidelined when a love interest appears which is really frustrating and unfair!

This is why as soon as I read the blurb for ‘The Weekend Bucketlist’ I knew this was one book that I simply had to get my hands on! And wow, this book did not disappoint at all.

The Weekend Bucketlist is all about the bond of friendship and how friendship is much stronger than love. I received and e-ARC of this book as a part of a blog tour organised by YA Bound Book Tours for which I’m eternally thankful!

 

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Official Goodreads Summary:

High school seniors Cady LaBrie and Cooper Murphy have yet to set one toe out of line—they’ve never stayed out all night or snuck into a movie, never gotten drunk or gone skinny-dipping. But they have each other, forty-eight hours before graduation, and a Weekend Bucket List.

There’s a lot riding on this one weekend, especially since Cady and Cooper have yet to admit, much less resolve, their confounding feelings for one another—feelings that prove even more difficult to discern when genial high school dropout Eli Stanley joins their epic adventure. But as the trio ticks through their bucket list, the questions they face shift toward something new: Must friendship play second fiddle to romance? Or can it be the ultimate prize?

 

This book was absolutely amazing and heartwarming and I give it 4/5 stars.

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REVIEW

 

This book screams friendship.

Cady and Cooper have been best friends since as long as they both can remember so they’re as good as brother or sister…okay not really. They fall for each other or maybe that’s just what they think? Either way their journey is full of fights, adorable moments, arguments and daredevil plans so you simply can’t stop reading. It may seem like a cliche friendship in the beginning but trust me when I say that it’s one of a kind. And when Eli joins the two of them we get a rocking trio that nobody can ever forget.

They’re all such sweeties I want to cry.

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Cooper and Eli are such cute little boys that I want to wrap them up in a blanket and keep them safely with me. The author can have them back when she stops treating them badly. Seriously, they get hit the worst, especially Eli, a homeless kid with a golden heart which ends up getting crushed multiple times. I’m not saying that I didn’t like Cady, I loved her. She’s a feisty and bossy girl who’s scared on the inside but hides away under her badass demeanor. Aren’t those kinds of characters the best?

Each member of this beautiful trio had their own complicated past and stories that were beautifully spun around The Weekend Bucketlist. I’m being honest when I say that the reason that I even gave this book a second glance was thanks to that word ‘Bucketlist’

BECAUSE I LOVE LISTS

It’s just a great way to organise stuff and whenever lists are involved in YA novels it’s bound to be a fun journey!

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Plus, it had great LGBT representation! Eli is bisexual and even though Cooper used to identify as gay later on in the book he discovered that he was bisexual as well. And everybody knows I’m a sucker for good LGBT teen books 😛

I loved the plot as a whole, especially when we reached the second half of the book because that was where they finished off the list. I remember thinking, what next? Does the fun end here? Will it go downhill now? What else is left to talk about?

But it only got better.

The pace was very comfortable and every event was written down beautifully without any information dumps or lengthy descriptions. Not to mention, it’s very quotable. I’ve taken so many screenshots, my gallery is flooding! In short, this book is everything that you need.

So next time instead of picking up another cheesy romance novel, pick this book up.

It will be a wonderful change.

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And it’s giveaway time! You can win a $15 Amazon gift card by simply entering in this giveaway here.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 

 

 

Question time! Do you like reading books about friendship? Which was the last book you read that had accurate portrayal of friends and didn’t lean too much on the romance? And lastly, have you added The Weekend Bucketlist to your TBR list yet? What are you waiting for, get going! See you next time 🙂

 

 

Myths of the Blogging Universe

Myths are something most of us find interesting to read about. I find them absolutely fascinating and at times humorous when they’re so creatively fabricated and don’t really seem to hold any truth.

 

But it isn’t so funny when myths appear in real life because more often than not it is very difficult to discern them from true facts.

 

So today I’m going to decode some of the myths that have been plaguing the blogging universe for a while now and driving everyone nuts. But I’m not alone! I’m here with Shruti from her blog This Is Lit to help me out with this massive task of educating you all.
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