The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Wow, it’s been a stupidly long time since I posted anything! So, I’ve finished This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab and there is nothing that I can tell you about them, apart from READ THEM, THEY’RE AWESOME! This was the first time that I’ve read Victoria Schwab’s work and I’m just completely in love with it now. The ending destroyed me.

So coming back on track, immediately after finishing those two books, I picked up The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. 

So in this book, the children are affected with a virus that either kills them or gives them special abilities and they are given colours depending on how dangerous their abilities are. The government somehow convinces the parents to send their kids to “rehabilitation camps” to cure their kids. 

We follow a 16 year old Ruby, who somehow manages to escape from her camp and bands together with this group of three super cool kids. And obviously, she has some trouble adjusting with them but come on, what else can you expect? 

They’re in search of a camp set up by a kid who escaped from the government camp, and set up his own camp for the protection of other kids who managed to escape. 

And the story takes off from there. I won’t tell you anymore. Read the book and drop me a comment. Or if you’ve already read it, drop me a comment and tell me what you felt while reading this book. 

Check out the Goodreads page right here–https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10576365-the-darkest-minds?from_search=true

Check out the author right here–https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2973783.Alexandra_Bracken

What are you guys reading currently? Where are you from? Do you like what I post or should I make some changes? Comment and let me know, there’s nothing that I would love more!

Till next time, guys!

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

Phew! Finally! This book took me so long to finish!

It took me a long time to actually get into this book. With the constant war counsels and my own not-reading mood really messed with my reading time, I tell you.

So in the last installment of this trilogy, Karou and Akiva unite the seraphim and chimaera to fight against a common enemy and rebuild an empire. Among other things, but that’s the gist of it.

In the beginning, Karou and Akiva wouldn’t even look at each other and I felt so sad for them, I mean, come on! How often do YOU see a love like that, huh?

I LOVED the writing. I mean, the way Laini Taylor just gives you something good during a chapter and then, the ending line comes. Oh God, everything was fine. Just fine. Until it wasn’t.

Karou and Akiva were amazing, as always. Do not even get me started on Zuzana and Mik! They were so adorable. Goals all the way! And so smart! The way Mik stole all those gavriels from Esther in his violin case! Wow!

But I just felt that the whole storyline with the Stelions was a little rushed. There was a point towards the end where I couldn’t understand what was going on, because it was just too fast, But perhaps, it was meant that way. To confuse people like me.

I absolutely loved the plot, the story-line, the plot twists, the characters, the realtionships! A must read and an incredible end to an amazing series. I loved every moment of it.

Check out the Goodreads page right here- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13618440-dreams-of-gods-monsters

Check out the author right here- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/324620.Laini_Taylor

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Drop any suggestions or reviews or anything else you like in the comments, there’s nothing that I would love more!

Till next time. Enjoy, guys!

 

Booktube-a-thon

24-30 July

I know I’m a little late, but this year I would love to participate in the booktube-a-thon reading challenge. I absolutely love book tube! Whenever I watch booktubers, I feel really inspired but I’ve never really gained enough courage to start a channel of my own. And also, I’ve been stuck in a reading slump. Again! I’m hoping this readathon helps me defeat my reading slump and get in the reading habit. So I thought why not, right? You Only Live Once! Let’s get on with it!

Challenge 1- Read a book with a person on the cover.

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You would ask why. Well, because I really need to finish this series!

Challenge 2- Read a hyped book.

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I really want to re-read this book because I feel like I’m in a place in my life that I will be able to understand and appreciate this book better.

Challenge 3- Read a book in one day.

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This is another re-read for me. I loved this book the last time I read it and I would love to read it again!

Challenge 4- Read about a character different from you.

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The main characters in this book are as different from me as possible. They are either angels or chimaera.

Challenge 5- Finish a book completely outside.

So technically, reading outside is not completely feasible where I live. But I am currently staying at my grandmothers’ house, so I plan to finish this book during the duration of my stay here.

Challenge 6- Read a book you bought because of the cover.

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This cover is beautiful! In fact, every edition of this book has beautiful covers! And from the reviews that I’ve heard about this book, I think this will be a good opportunity to read it.

Challenge 7- Read seven books.

I personally do not think that I will be able to complete seven books, given that I’m late and all. So my challenge is going to be finishing these five books.

This post was inspired by Shannon Paige Waters at Captivate~by~Fantasy. She has an amazing blog! Do check it out!

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Do feel free to join in! Enjoy guys!

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

Whew! I finally finished this one! I know, I know it’s been such a long time but what can a girl do? Between being stuck in a reading slump and obsessing over Game of Thrones, I couldn’t read that much. As you guys might or might not know about me, I don’t really like a book where its entirety is spent on planning a war. So me sticking through with this book is actually, quite a big deal for me, you know?

So the last book ended with us finding out that Akiva had killed Karou’s family. This book picks up after that. Incredulously, Karou feels guilty enough to join the White Wolf as a resurrectionist, to help him with the war. She feels pain, guilt, everyone hates her, and I kinda feel bad for her.

But the things that I really loved were Zuzana’s friendship shining through, Akiva’s pain, his love being as clear as day, and finally, Karou gaining the courage to do the right thing.

Ah, Zuzana! I really love her! I mean, the limits she is willing to go to for her best friend! And Mik! Aw, they’re so cute!

But it was a slow read for me because there were so many characters, Karou’s resurrections, that it was quite hard for me to keep track of all of them and the storyline with them. But by the time I managed to know them all, the book was pretty dang interesting!

The guilt, the pain, the war, the love, the friendship, the family, the traitor, the plot, Akiva, Karou, Zuzana, Mik, Issa!

Let me know if you guys have read this and what you felt when you read it. There’s nothing that I would love more. Truly.

For those of you who haven’t, check out the Goodreads page right here–https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12812550-days-of-blood-starlight?ac=1&from_search=true

Also, is it really normal to be that obsessed with Game of Thrones? Cause I LOVE IT! Lemme know!

Enjoy guys!

PS If you guys have any thoughts or reviews about my blog and what I write and how I present, I would love to read it. It will show me if I’m doing a good job or not.

Till next time.

 

 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Hi guys! So I picked up this book just because I had heard so many raving reviews about this series! And I cannot agree more with them!

So, in the beginning, we follow this girl, Karou, who seems like a pretty normal 17 year old studying art in Prague. She has blue hair, and tattoos. A  a lot of tattoos. And then, we are introduced to another part of her life. Her life in Elsewhere. 

She knocks on a door, waiting for it to open and transport her to Brimstone’s shop, where Issa, Kishmish, Brimstone himself and Twiga, are all part human, part some other creature. And they are all part of Karou’s family. 

She  regularly goes on mysterious errands for Brimstone, collecting teeth from all parts of the world, of all kinds of creatures. She wants to know what Brimstone does with them, but he never tells her. Oh and Brimstone deals in wishes. Like money, it comes in different denominations. I mean, how cool is that?!

At the same time she feels empty inside like she’s supposed to be doing something but she doesn’t know what river stone is very secretive about what he does and the other creatures don’t give up his secrets

Then one day black handprints start appearing on mysterious door ways. Hand prints that look like they have been burned into the wood.

We get a glimpse of an Angel responsible for making some of these hand prints. His orange eyes, eyes like they have a burning fire in them, and his uncommon beauty, making him stand out. He is a seraphim.

While on an errand for Brimstone, he catches sight of Karou. He is entranced by her, by her innocence. But when he gets to know that she works for Brimstone, he wonders how could a girl like her work for a devil like him.

Weak from all the wounds she received from fighting with the seraphim, Karou gets the opportunity to poke around the shop and she enters a restricted doorway. She finds herself in another world entirely, in a kind of a fortress. But then Brimstone discovers her, and throws her out of the shop. Without her coat, her phone, keys or anything. She manages to get into her flat somehow.

Some time later, she finds a burning Kishmish at her window, holding a burnt letter. And he dies in her arms! And she doesn’t know what the letter said. And then she finds out that all the handprint marked doors, portals, have been burt, including Brimstone’s shop. She tries knocking several times but nothing happens.

And then she starts on her journey to bring her family back. Then, the seraphim, Akiva, finds her. And then they fall in love. But more than that, their souls find each other and recognise each other. And then some secrets are unfolded and knock you on your butt. 

I loved this book! I love how fast-paced this book is, the family aspect with Brimstone and others, and there is also a friendship aspect. And we’re thrust into this new world without any introductions but it’s awesome! All in all, a must read!  

Check out the Goodreads page right here– https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8490112-daughter-of-smoke-bone?from_search=true

Till next time, guys! 

Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter

Hi guys! So I finished this book a couple of days ago and I honestly don’t feel like reading the next one. Maybe I’ll continue this series later. 

The most important thing that happens is that Kylie finally knows what she is in this book, well technically at the end of this book.

In the starting of this book, she figures that she has feelings for Lucas, but then she gets confused between the two boys and is unable to choose, again.

As with the mystery with the rogue Vampire and the old Vampire head, it was heartwarming to see when the Red, the rogue vampire saves Kylie’s life. I love how he sacrificed himself for her. He was a good soul.

Miranda finally gave Perry a chance! Yayy for them! Holiday is still ignoring her feelings towards Burnett but at least they’ve kissed a few times now. Talk about the sparks between them, right? 

I’ve just lost interest in this series. And I’m definitely over the love triangle aspect. 

Anyway, check out the Goodreads page right here–https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12866426-taken-at-dusk?from_search=true

Also, I seriously need some recommendations guys. I don’t know what to read next! Tell me something to read, pretty please? 

Awake at Dawn by C. C. Hunter

Oh god, I finished another one! Yayy!

So in the second book, Kylie continues on her journey to self discovery and to figure out the new gifts that she keeps developing.

Cute moments- Burnett and Holiday and Perry and Miranda

Kylie is still confused about her feelings for the two boys and until she figures them out, I doubt things are going to be easy. 

Kylie’s dad looks shady to me. I don’t know but, he’s just acting weird.

Then the whole episode regarding that rogue vampire’s attack on the camp was pretty interesting.

Sara had cancer! That came as a shock to me! I honestly didn’t think that it would be her that Kylie had to save!

Friendship still going strong between the three girls makes me very happy and reminds me of my own friends. #friendshipgoals

And then Kylie getting kidnapped to be mated off to the rogue vampire and Lucas coming and rescuing her was pretty awesome.

And that bond she keeps talking about, the one she feels she has with Lucas. Guys, I think they might be mates!

Anyway, I really enjoyed this book! It was a good read.

Check out the Goodreads page right here–https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10800916-awake-at-dawn?from_search=true

Enjoy guys!