Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

I just finished reading the first book for 2020. So now it is the time for the review.

Thanking the author, for sending a free copy of the eBook, in exchange for an honest review.

Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

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Synopsis

When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother, Ariane – so why can’t she?

But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know.

After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother’s steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane’s double life. But the more Esme discovers about her mother, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all.

My Review

Esme, a fifteen year old girl, whose mother has disappeared 7 years back. Her father is now married again, but Esme does not like Penelope, her new stepmom. Esme constantly keeps on searching for her mother, when one day suddenly she is carried away into the sea, to another world, which is called Aeolia.

The author uses descriptive language to speak about this new world. While reading the book, it reminded me a lot about Harry Potter, Narnia and Percy Jackson series. The world is filled with dragons, hidden magic, different creatures etc. I really enjoyed reading all the adventures of Esme in Aeolia. The setting and the characters were created carefully and the authors writing style makes the story move smoothly.

The only question I had while reading was that, will Esme be able to find her mother. It was super exciting. I was completely into it, and was waiting till I reach the end. It is an exceptional Young Adult Book. Had so much fun reading and reviewing the book. Looking forward to reading the sequel!

My Rating

four-stars-copy        4/5 (Stars)       Exceptional

That is all for today folks. Leave your thoughts and ideas about the review in the comments below.

Until next post,

XOXOX

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Dating the It guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!!

Another book review is here. Thanking the author, Krysten Hager for sending me the free ebook, in exchange for an honest review.

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Synopsis

Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator’s son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren, seems determined to get back into his life, along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her grandpa’s health issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you’re dating the it guy.

My Review

After being cheated by her ex-boyfriend, Emma is reluctant to date another guy again. She meets Brendon, one of the most famous boys in her school. Lots of girls closely tail Brendon not to mention his ex-girlfriend. She has many insecurities in relationships. Emma goes through many things in her life. Her grandmother is hospitalized and her grandfather is showing symptoms of Dementia. She is very close to her grandparents and finds it difficult to cope with all these drama going on in her life.

Emma believes in numerology, horoscopes and crystals. She tries to find solutions to her problems in them. Finally she believes that all the stars are in her favour, since she finds her soul mate.

Emma is a wonderful girl, who loves her family. She goes thorough many ups and downs in her life. She is a vegan, believes in horoscopes, loves her family and pretty much concerns about good grades in class. I loved how the character of  Emma has been created. She speaks volumes about hidden problems, insecurities in life and dealing with them.

The story is wonderful and the characters too. There is a deeper meaning to the plot, and important life lessons for the readers.

My Rating

four-stars-copy 4/5 (stars)   Exceptional

Read this amazing book, and if you have already read it, leave your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

Until the next post,

XOXOX

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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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