As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

On April 30th, the short story sequel to, When Dimple met Rishi was released. I have always enjoyed Sandhya Menon’s books immensely and therefore I got my own digital version copy. I finished the book yesterday and thought of writing a review today itself. So here it is;

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Synopsis

Will Dimple and Rishi find their happily ever after? Find out in this funny, romantic, endlessly charming e-novella sequel to the New York Times bestseller When Dimple Met Rishi!

Dimple Shah has a lot of opinions about marriage, but they boil down to this: It’s not for her. Sure, she loves her boyfriend, Rishi, but why does she need to validate that with an institution that has historically never favored the woman? Why go through all that hassle?

Rishi Patel deeply disagrees. He believes in the power that comes with combining love and tradition, and when the time comes, wants nothing more than to honor those things in a huge celebration with his friends and family. He knows Dimple loves him, but in hearing her rant about how marriage is a “construct of hegemonic masculinity” for the millionth time, a small, niggling part of him worries that it’s not the institution of marriage Dimple has a problem with; maybe it’s him.

The two lovebirds find themselves at a philosophical impasse. Can they find a way to work it out, or does kismet have other plans? (from Goodreads)

My Review

As I mentioned before, I am totally in love with Sandhya Menon’s books and her writing style. I have read all of her books which are totally romantic and cute. Her latest short story sequel to, When Dimple Met Rishi is what I am going to talk about today. As Kismet would Have It!!!!

I totally fell in love with this short read and it made me cry in the end. Oh, my emotions!!!! It was such a delightful addition to When Dimple Met Rishi. It is just a glimpse of the relationship between Dimple and Rishi, but it captures the whole idea of the previous book. The story discusses about the idea of marriage in different perspectives. How the tradition and culture has an impact in the decision of marriage, careers and traditional gender roles are discussed in the form of a cute love story. I pretty much enjoyed how this topic has been tackled by the author.

I was totally astonished by the way Dimple and Rishi tackled the situation. Perplexed with their thoughts and thinking pattern. This light read gives an amazing end to the story, and I enjoyed it very much!! Now I am totally excited to read There’s Something About Sweetie.

OMG!!! I would recommend this book to all of you!!! Grab the book and their world is all yours!!!

My Rating

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(5/5 Stars) Tremendous, I like it very much

 

 

I hope you enjoyed and do not forget to leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

Until next post,

XOXOX

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Popular Books I own, but Haven’t read yet!!!

Hello and Welcome to my blog!

Today I thought of doing, Popular books I already own , but haven’t had the opportunity to reading yet. Well guys, honestly, this list is sky high and I am going to be showing you only five of the books that I own, but haven’t read yet.

All these books are eBooks and which are eagerly waiting in my Kindle library, to be read. I still am struggling in finding time to read these books. I know, giving out excuses are not the thing, but I am planning to read them soon.

Book No.1 is The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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Synopsis

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

The second book is;

The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

22299763.jpg    I completed the first book, The six of Crows few months back and I did not get around reading this amazing book by Leigh Bardugo.

I am hoping to complete this one very soon because I fell in love with the characters; Kaz Brekker and Inej so so much. I am desperately in need of thirst to know what is going to happen next.

A review will be up, once I have done the reading. But I am ashamed to say that I have not yet read this amazing book.

 

Next book in my list is;

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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Synopsis

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

This was actually a recent addition to my Kindle Library. I saw a lot of positive comments about this book, all over the blog sphere and thought I should give it a try.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

This book has been in my ebook library for so long. I still haven’t got the opportunity to read any of the books written by Becky Albertalli. I have high hopes on reading this one very soon.

The last book for this post is,

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis

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Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

This is the first book of The Grisha Triology, and has been in my ebook library, I think for the longest time. Hoping to read this book very soon and definitely, there will be a review very soon.

That is all for this post peeps, hope you enjoyed! Wish me luck to read these books as soon as possible.

Do not forget to leave your comments and thoughts about this post and about these books.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

 

 

Top 5 Favorite Posts for July

Hello All!!!

This post is totally late, but still, here I am with the best 5 posts that I wrote for the month of July.

They are;

  1. Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Book Review
  2. Bollywood Invasion by Ricardo Alexander – Book Review
  3. Analyzing My Reading for 2018 (6 months)
  4. A Recent Purchase
  5. Manna City by Jeffrey Pierce – Book Review

These are my favorite 5 posts that I wrote for my blog for the month of July.

You can check them out by, simply clicking on each topic.

I have put a lot of time and effort in creating these posts. Thanking each and every one of you who read, like, and comment on my posts and encouraging me in every possible way.

As always, do not forget to share your thoughts and ideas about todays posts.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi