WWW Wednesday, 20 – February – 2019

Hello Booklovers!!!

Wednesday is all about WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Do not forget to check out her blog!

Taking part in this meme is completely easy.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

All you got to do is answer the above questions, and you are good to go. Once you have done the answering tag your post to Sam’s blog and you are done.

So this is what I have got for this week;

What I am Currently reading?

How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

31202835 From actress, comedian, and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka ||Superwoman||) comes the definitive guide to being a bawse—a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side.

Told in her hilarious, bold voice that’s inspired over nine million fans, and using stories from her own life to illustrate her message, Lilly proves that there are no shortcuts to success.

WARNING: This book does not include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, and cute quotes. That’s because success, happiness, and everything else you want in life needs to be fought for—not wished for. In Lilly’s world, there are no escalators, only stairs. Get ready to climb. (from Goodreads)

 

Clarissa’s Warning by Isobel Blackthorn

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After she buys an ancient stone ruin on Fuerteventura – the island of her dreams – her mystic aunt Clarissa warns her of danger.

Claire pays no heed, but soon after she moves to the idyllic island, she is confronted by a mystery. As the sinister story of her home slowly uncovers, Claire enters a world of inexplicable events and ordeals.

Someone or something doesn’t want her there. But what is really behind the events? (from Goodreads)

 

 

 

What I recently finished reading?

 

Milk of the Moon by Sen Rajah

42303954  In the midst of an existential crisis, poet and author, Sen Rajah stumbles blindly and emotionally empty into the world of Milk of the Moon. At a point when he has almost entirely lost any sense of self, this bright, young, tragic girl whispers her stories to him, weaving a tale as melodious as it is sad. Through her visits and comfort Rajah finds his way back, unfortunately by the time he recovers Milk is gone, leaving behind only fragments of her story. (from Goodreads)

Read my review about this book, by simply clicking here

 

 

 

What I am planning to read next?

The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso : Central Park

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Phatty the cat loves nothing more than spending his days balanced atop his favorite chair gazing out his windows at Central Park below. Everything is simply fan-tabby-lous until one day when the meanest hawk in the park lands on his terrace and makes a terrifying announcement that he is coming for Phatty and his furry little friends. When Phatty decides he is tired of being a scaredy-cat, he jumps into a laundry bag and escapes to Central Park to stop Crawler the bully hawk once and for all. But his unplanned operation goes horribly wrong when he finds himself alone and lost in the park. When his best friend, Payaso, realizes his partner in crime is missing, he teams up with several animals to find Phatty. As the band of furry pals set out on a hilarious journey, they quickly realize that if they put aside their differences and work together, it might just be enough to save a lovable undercat—and each other. In this animal adventure novel, a cat on a mission to stop a bully hawk must face his fears all alone in a scary park while a group of unlikely friends attempts to rescue him. (from Goodreads)
This is it for this week folks, and I hope you enjoyed!!! Do not forget to share your thoughts and ideas about this post, in the comments below.
Until next post,
XOXOX
Hasanthi

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – Book Review

Hello Book Lovers!!!

Death cast didn’t call you because, you’re not suppose to die today!!!

How exactly will you feel if your life is based on an app that tells you exactly when you have to say goodbye to the whole world??? When I come to think about it, it stresses me out. It becomes a such a pressure. My first ever Adam Silvera book was a blast! I was completely clueless about the story, except for the fact that it discusses about death. Saw the hype among fellow bookaholics and thought I should give it a go. I got the Kindle book through Amazon, since it is not available in my country. Trust me! It was totally worth it.

Synopsis

33385229Author : Adam Silvera
Genre : YA, Contemporary
Pages : Hardcover, 368
Published : September 5th 2017 by HarperTeen

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. 
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. (from Goodreads)

 

My Review

Two complete strangers Mateo and Rufus, both of whom gets the call from Death cast by saying that, they will die within the next 24 hours. They both decides to find a last moment friend via the last friend app. From there onwards we see how each of them react to death and how they accept it. Not only the main characters, we also see some minor characters that connects to the story.  These are some facts that I found interesting in the story;

  1. The concept of the story is unique and I was hooked to the story from the start till the end.
  2. The story discussed about life, death, emotions. Overall it talks about living your life to the fullest and gathering moments.
  3. The two characters Mateo and Rufus was amazing and I simply loved the bond that was created between them, in the background of knowing each other for less than 24 hours.
  4. The setting of the story bewildered me. The concepts created around the death cast was great. Eg : Last friend app, places to hang out for al the deckers etc.
  5. The careful manner in which the characters are crafted was wonderful.

Overall I can say that it is a heart warming as well as heart breaking story. Adam Silvera has done an amazing job in creating this story and its atmosphere. It brought tears in to my eyes and I felt completely emotional to read the story. Excellent and well written!!! Trust me, I am looking forward to read more from Adam Silvera.

 

My Rating

starstarstarstarstar

Quotes

“Leaving means living before you die”

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

Can dreams come true? by Krysten Lindsay – Book Review

Hello All!!!

Welcome to another Thursday! I thought of doing a book review, without waiting till  Sunday.

I would like to thank the author, Krysten Lindsay for sending me the ARC of the book, in exchange for an honest review.

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Contemporary YA fiction

Blurb

Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door—and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyfriend is seeing green—as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andrew hopes to pick up the pieces as he’s looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he’s dated. Soon Cecily begins to realize Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend—but can her perfect love match really be her favorite rock star?

My Review

Characters

Cecili – I simply loved Cecili for the way she becomes herself, no matter what happens. When Harlow and Kumi comes on to the set with perfect complexions and hair, Cecili walks in with nothing but messy hair and puffy eyes. I love her character and her personality. She is a simple girl with less expectations.

Andrew A dream star and a dream boyfriend that every girl wishes for. I loved his character for being so simple, honest, caring, loving and most of all for being understanding.

Zach – I actually felt from the beginning that Zach was not the person for Cecili. He does talk a lot about other girls and praises them but not his girlfriend. I think that comparing himself with Andrew he lacks many qualities that a girl expects from a guy.

Cecili’s Parents : Me being an Asian, Cecili’s parents reminds me of my own parents who are loving and protective. They love each other a couple and takes good care of their daughter.

Tana : The spoilt ex-girlfriend of Zach, who tries to come between people and who does not bother other people’s feelings.

Harlow : The rich spoilt girl who acts as a know-it-all. Well crafted character because I can’t stop hating her 🙂

Ali and Lila : Two best friends of Cecili. They care or her sticks with her in every situation.

The story

As you already know, the story is about a girl called Cecili, who has a huge crush on her dream singer, Andrew Holiday. Cecili gets the opportunity to do a role in Andrew’s newest music video. Zach, her boyfriend does not like the whole idea since he knows how much Cecili likes Andrew. Things change and Ceili realizes that Andrew can understand her way better than, Zach her boyfriend.

It was a cute love story and in the end I was super excited to know more about Cecili and Andrew. In fact it was a simple story that I see no complicated situations and that it can happen to us as well.

I just loved the story and the love that built between Andrew and Cecili. I was hooked to the book from the start to the end. It is a super cute and simple story I read after some time.

My Rating

starstarstarstar (4/5)

About the Author

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Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2) and Dating the It Guy. True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for childen/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist.
Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on the talk show Living Dayton.

Contact her;
WEBSITE: http://www.krystenlindsay.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/krystenlindsay/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/KrystenLindsay

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/KrystenLindsayHagerAuthor
PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/krystenlindsay/

AMAZON BIO: https://www.amazon.com/Krysten-Lindsay-Hager/e/B00L2JC9P2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1518310668&sr=8-1
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079S3KJSH

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079S3KJSH 
Amazon IN: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B079S3KJSH

Amazon Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B079S3KJSH

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079S3KJSH

Pre-order the book now: here
The book officially releases in ebook and paperback on March 20th.
You check out the Can Dreams Come True Pinterest inspiration board here!: https://www.pinterest.com/krystenlindsay/can-dreams-come-true-the-cecily-taylor-series/

I hope you enjoyed this review. Do check out the cover reveal post I did for this book here

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Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi