TV Show Review: SKAM || A strong friendship with sprinkles of everything in between

SKAM was a Norwegian tv show (It means shame in English). I randomly discovered it one day on YouTube. I most often get lost in YouTube and end up discovering new Tv shows and movies which is a plus I guess! 😂😂

Anyway, I watched SKAM probably in July or August. I can’t exactly remember right now but it was fun and a fast watch. There were total 4 seasons consisting of 10-12 episodes of 20 minutes each, so it didn’t take much longer to binge watch this. And thank god for English subtitles!

All the 4 seasons centres around 1 school and a group of friends but each season has one of those characters from the group as the main lead of the show and each season deals with an important issue whether it’s social or mental health. I skipped season 1 because I had seen enough clips on YouTube to know that I wouldn’t enjoy it. Also, it didn’t affect my enjoyment for the later seasons.


Season 2

Created by: Julie Andem
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Main character: Noora (Josefine Frida Pettersen)
Episodes: 12

Season 2 deals with the character of Noora and her relationship with William. Mostly this season consisted of loooots of makeout! 😂 But I loved the chemistry between them.

Anyway, I definitely loved Noora in this season. She is smart and kind and is against mindless violence which is the complete opposite of William. She stood up for her friends and was always there when her friends needed her. Although William was gorgeous, his character was a bit problematic and I didn’t quite like him at first but he stayed true to Noora and eventually Noora gave in. This season also dealt with blackmail and the consequences of it. But above all, their relationship stood up strong enough to withheld the problems that came their way. Although I liked William, he was a nice guy but there were some things I would never be okay with his character but I was glad to see them together in the end.


Season 3

Created by: Julie Andem
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Main character: Isak (Tarjei Sandvik Moe)
Episodes: 10

This was definitely my most favourite season. I completely adored Isak and Even. Isak has always been with girls but he had never felt that spark until Even comes in the picture. But Even has a girlfriend yet he shows interest in Isak which confuses him but when Even decides to be with him, everything completely changes. Their relationship was really, reeeeaally adorable and just cuteness overloaded!

Aren’t they freaking asdflkjgh adorable!!! ❤

This season was diverse and dealt with bipolar disorder. Due to Isak’s mother’s medical condition, Isak withdraws himself from Even after knowing his condition but soon enough with the help of his friends he realises the truth and decides to be with Even.

I loved the fact that his friends accepted him just as he was without questioning his sexuality which he was the most afraid to face. All the characters from the previous seasons were there, though I didn’t like Noora much in this season because she constantly kept complaining how William was not giving her enough time instead of actually doing something about it. Anyway, both Isak and Even were just beautiful and their chemistry was off the charts! Things definitely took a turn for the worse but I loooved how this season ended and how Isak and Even both accepted the truth and moved on with each other.


Season 4

Created by: Julie Andem
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Main character: Sana (Iman Meskini)
Episodes: 10

I was not sure if I was going to like this season but I was intrigued enough to give it a try and damn, I looooved it.

Sana is a Muslim girl who is trying to fit in without giving up on her beliefs and faith on her religion. Among the girls, Sana is the wisest member of the group. Without her advice, Noora and William would never be together in the first place but along the way, she makes a blundering mistake of accidentally bullying online with thinking about the consequences.

The mistake she makes is done in a split second rage in need for petty revenge. She understands her mistake quickly but the news has spread like wildfire till then. I LOVED the fact that she was bold enough to confess to her friends instead of taking the easy way out. Another fact that I enjoyed was Sana’s relationship with her mother. Among all the characters, only Sana had a stable family and her mother was really cool!! I loved her! She tried her best to understand Sana and support her. Throughout this season, she also falls for a guy called Yousef who she thinks is a Muslim but it is later revealed it’s not. It becomes difficult for her to choose between her faith and her love for Yousef but in the end, she decides to follow her heart.

I loved the epilogue of this show. I loved the positive female friendship in this show! All the characters are shown in the Sana’s house for Eid-celebration and I really loved how everything ended. And I was kinda glad again I didn’t watch season 1 because I saw everyone rooting for Eva and Chris and then what the hell happened with that!!!! Anyway, I was thankful that the couples I shipped got a happy ending or rather a beginning in the end! I definitely didn’t want the show to end but I was satisfied how everything wrapped up.

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, have any of you watched SKAM yet? If yes, did you enjoy it? Which season was your favourite?

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Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff || When you shake up Hogwarts + Assassin’s Creed!

Title: Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle, book 1
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 429 pages, Hardcover
Published: August 11th, 2016 by Harper Collins
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.

The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.


This book was seriously SO. FREAKING. AWESOME!! I finally picked it up in July because the release of Godsgrave was coming near and I couldn’t wait to see what the fuss was all about. Oh, damn, I sooo understood because this book took me in for such a ride that I’ll never forget in this lifetime! But my order of Godsgrave got delayed and I’m dyiiiiing!! I need to know what happens next so bad!

“Never Flinch.’ A cold whisper in her ear. ‘Never fear. And never, ever forget.’ The girl nodded slowly. Exhaled the hope inside.

Mia Covere moves forward with only one aim in her mind. Her need to avenge her family keeps her going and there’s only one place which can train her for the mission she wants to accomplish, that is the Red Church. But reaching there is a big hurdle to begin with and being a student there is a whole other nightmare. Mia realises the ultimate challenge when not only she has to use her her mind but her heart comes on the line as well.

A Kickass Plot!

Nevernight was an awesome combination of assassination, kickassery and romance! Although I had read a number of reviews for this book, the overall idea for this book was still very vague to me, so I mostly went in knowing nothing. This book definitely had a slow beginning and the pace slowly picks up (at the rate that you’ll not be able to breathe during the last couple of chapters!) once she arrives at the Red Church. And once the actual journey starts, you know you are in for the ride. Mia has always wanted to learn the art of assassination and who could better teach her than the Red Church, she has heard various tales from her master and yearned to be a part of it because it would be the only be she would be finally able to take back what she lost long ago.

“The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.”

This book was such an interesting read. The plot was unique and it never failed to surprise me throughout the book. Mia had an usual ability to manipulate shadows which was a pretty interesting aspect and as a character, she was neither perfect nor strong but she did not fail to make her mark. She was seriously so god damn awesome! And I really freaking enjoyed Mister Kindly though sometimes it gave me off vibes, well we’ll get to see more of that in the next book.

Intriguing Characters!

“If her face were a puzzle, most would put it back in the box, unfinished.”

This book had an abundant of characters which provided more layers to the plot. I enjoyed Mia’s friendship Tric, Ash and Charlotta though I didn’t like Jessamine and her brother much. The romance between Tric and Mia developed a little all of a sudden but I had no complaints. None at all. And most of all, I loved the fact that each and every one of these characters were unpredictable as hell and it kept me guessing throughout the book.

Mind-boggling twists and turns!

Things really sped up once the actual competition began at the Red Church. The masters were pretty creative, especially Aalea was cunning as hell and it was clear that each of them assigned their task after putting many thoughts to it, they were creative like them but dangerous as well and my heart was really beating fast whenever one of my beloved characters stood in the face of grave danger because that was available in abundance. The twists and turns never stopped coming! I also enjoyed the character of Lord Cassius and I really wished I had got to see more of him.

“Sometimes weakness is a weapon. If you’re smart enough to use it.”

I think I was a bit reluctant to pick up Nevernight in the first place because one thing was common in multiple reviews I had read, the writing style. And when I started this book, I could relate. The writing was really hard to get into, sometimes I had to stop and clear my head before I proceeded but I only had this problem in the beginning, as I read along, I didn’t realise when this problem had gone away and I was breezing through the book in no time. In the end, I ended up loving pretty much everything, including the writing style.

Overall

Nevernight was a fantastic read! The plot was intriguing as well as the characters which kept my interest throughout the book. I couldn’t keep this book down. I enjoyed the action and the romance and I sooo can’t wait for Godgrave!! I seriously hope my copy arrives soon. My patience is wearing veeery thin!!!

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Did you love it or did it felt flat for you? Or are you still waiting to read this book?

Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia || Where everything was so freaking relatable!

Title: Eliza and Her Monsters
Author: Francesca Zappia
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Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Mental health, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 405 pages, Ebook
Published: May 30th, 2017 by Greenwillow Books
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds meets Nimona in this novel about art, fandom, and finding the courage to be yourself. Features illustrations by the author throughout. Perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, this is the second novel by the acclaimed author of Made You Up.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.


This book was so serious freaking relatable, in so many ways. Although some parts were predictable yet this book did not fail to surprise me in numerous ways and I enjoyed the ride throughout the book!

In real life, Eliza is a shy and quiet teen who mostly prefers staying in her room rather than going out but online, she is a sensation. Eliza is the anonymous creator of a successful web comic known as Monstrous Sea. Her life shakes up a little when a new guy joins her school who she surprisingly finds a huge fan of her comic. But when her anonymous life clashes with the real one, will Eliza be able to bring back sanity in her life?

Relatable characters!

I seriously freaking loved this book so much! The plot of Eliza and Her Monsters was refreshing although a bit predictable but I loved how everything was executed. Eliza is a pretty famous person online being the creator of a successful web comic in contrast to her real life. Eliza simply loves creating and her comic, Monstrous Sea is read by people all over the world.

“I made Monstrous Sea because it’s the story I wanted. I wanted a story like it, and I couldn’t find one, so I created it myself.”

And it’s not limited to that, there are fan-fictions and even merchandise in accord of her comic. But to avoid being too anxious about everything, being anonymous helped a lot. I sooo could understand that.

Adorable romance!

I really enjoyed how the story took its turn when Wallace enrolls in Eliza’s school. Things start changing for her, especially after she finds out he is a huge fan of her comics. Wallace also has selective mutism, another great rep! Anyway, he is such an adorable character, a perfect combo of a nerd and jock! And I loved his passion for writing.

“You found me in a constellation.”

Eliza and Wallace’s friendship starts off awkwardly but turns into something beautiful. They truly understood each other and balanced each other out. The romance as predicted was really adorable too!!

Positive Internet rep!

And, hands off to the internet rep in this book! Many parents, including mine, don’t agree that internet friends are real friends. They don’t even have an idea how much wrong they are. I found my freaking best friend on the internet, someone who understands me more than my real life friends but try telling my parents that! And this front was so much relatable because Eliza’s parents pretty much think the same way but they didn’t realise how much precious her online relationships were. I LOOOVED the relationship Eliza had with her online group which included Emmy and Max and the three of them were of different age groups, it really showed how age didn’t really matter when it comes to friendship. Also, the representation of parents was reeeally done well. I could relate so freaking much. Again. And I really loved that although they didn’t totally understand Eliza and they promised to try and that’s what counts the most.

Mental Illness represented right!

During the last quarter of the book when Eliza’s life exploded after her real identity got revealed, it really did a number on her. Kudos to the accurate representation of anxiety in this book. It’s really well done.

“There is a small monster in my brain that controls my doubt.
The doubt itself is a stupid thing, without sense or feeling, blind and straining at the end of a long chain. The monster though, is smart. It’s always watching, and when I am completely sure of myself, it unchains the doubt and lets it run wild. even when I know it’s coming, I can’t stop it.”

I thought the revelation was going to be pretty soon in the book as it’s given in the blurb but it happens pretty much during the end. Anyway, although things got too much for her, she was still brave and I admired that so much. It took a lot of courage after what she did next and I was cheering for her till the very end. She couldn’t have done it all without the support of her friends, family and Wallace. The ending didn’t fail to bring a smile on my face.

Overall

Eliza and Her Monsters was a pretty awesome read. The plot although predictable was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters. I loved the romance between Eliza and Wallace and I really wanted more! The writing was beautiful and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to reading more by this author!

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Did you enjoy it or is it still in your tbr?

Review: A Veil of Shadows by Michael W. Garza || Where my adventure knew no bounds

Title: A Veil of  Shadows
Author: Michael W. Garza
Series: The Shadow Gate Chronicles, book 2
Genre: Fantasy, [Middle-Grade]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 229 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: September 22nd, 2017 by NeverHaven Press
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

A desperate search leads to a new world.

Naomi and Gavin are on the run. Having narrowly escaped Azzmon’s clutches, they find themselves hunted by Malick, another Shade Lord. He has amassed an army of foul creatures, and the city-state of Tarravale stands on the brink of chaos. Naomi’s ability to open Shadow Gates makes her an alluring target, and the Shade Lord will stop at nothing to possess her. The children must find a way to escape before their new world is buried in an unwinnable war.


Like the first book in this series, this book was also pretty fun to read. Full of adventure and action, there’s never a dull moment. You can read my review of book 1: The Last Shadow Gate, here.

Gavin and Naomi discovered a whole new world which they enter through the Shadow Gate. But that world was not devoid of evils. Having escaped once, they are being once again chased by another Shade Lord, Malick. Alone and afraid, they are finally surprised to find one ounce of hope in the midst of everything but will that be enough for them to finally return home?

The story picks up right where it left off. Gavin and Naomi manage to escape the clutches of Azzmon, although being betrayed does not sit well with Gavin despite Naomi’s way of understanding things differently. The siblings only want one thing, that is to go back home but this world has a whole other plan for them. The first capture was the ultimate surprise. When they were first caught, I was afraid for them but then it definitely was bittersweet *spoiler*because they were finally reunited with their great-grandfather who was stuck in that world for ages*End of Spoiler* but I was really happy for Gavin and Naomi but that was just the start of their new adventure.

Soon enough, they are running from yet another enemy, a.k.a Malick and he has plans of his own. The trio has to face a number of complications and hurdles on their way to the Shadow gate which is the only way they will be able to return home. The pages are lined with action and something or the other kept happening. But everything felt a bit too repetitive for me, I wanted something new to surprise me which didn’t happen.

Anyway, I enjoyed the characters. I loved Gavin and I cherished the bond between him and Naomi. They both cared about each other so much. But those serpent like creatures were definitely scary as well as the Noctright. They kinda reminded me of the Pterodactyl, just scarier because it was hybrid of sorts. This book ended on a hopeful note and I definitely want to see how it all ends.

Overall, A Veil of Shadows was a good read though somewhat predictable. The plot was executed neatly and I enjoyed the character growth. The writing was smooth and easy to read and it was fast paced throughout the book. I really hope the next book manages to surprise me more!

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, what do you think about this book? Are you interested in reading it?

Blogger Spotlight: Guest Post by Sophie @ Beware Of The Reader!

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Hey, guys! Welcome to Blogger Spotlight. This feature is going to contain interviews, guest post, and other fun stuff! So stay tuned for more fun in the future.

For this month’s edition, I bring you a guest post by Sophie @ Beware Of The Reader. Don’t forget to check out her awesome blog!


A huge thank you to Poulami for her invite to post on her blog!!!

I follow her for months now and love it here 😀 I love her honest reviews, I love that we often share the same interest in books, I love her discussions, I love ….well everything in fact!
So thank you to host this post today.

I did not want to bore you readers to death and I thought I would come with something hopefully funny. I try to use humor as often as possible in my reviews, interviews and discussions.

So today’s post is something fun about … Superreader!

Enjoy!

Are you a Superreader?

Are you a Superreader? THE ONE every reader is looking at? To earn your black belt Superreader you have to meet many requirements. Let’s see how many boxes you’ll be able to cross. Shall we?

1. A Supereader is known to live dangerously:

Readwalking is a hazardous activity between avoiding potholes, crosswalks, holes. You may end battered and bruised all for the glory of reading!

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Reading in the bath has recently become a very dangerous behavior since the venue of the e-reader. Electricity and water don’t mix well. In the best case, it can have a surprising effect on the hair and you would end up looking like this:

√ Reading while cooking asks for multitasking and dexterity or risk several burns. Fire can occur in some extreme cases so Superreader usually needs a very good insurance.

Reading while walking your dog can also be strenuous depending on your dog’s strength and his or her self control at the sight of a cat or a rabbit. You have to prepare for hasty starts and losing your balance. Burnt skin is not unusual when a Superreader protects his or her precious book while falling.

2. A Superreader is fit.

– A Superreader builds great balance reading when standing in moving vehicles be it the bus, the train or the subway. Depending on the driver’s dexterity and level of stress abdominals and thighs muscles will be heavily solicited.

– You would also possess arms as strong as builders. Reading big books while laying in bed makes for strong arms.

– Shopping bags filled with your last book haul also helps building the back and arms muscles. Moving companies can concur: the heaviest boxes are filled with books.

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A Superreader also possesses incredible stealth. It comes with walking like a ninja on the train gate, hiding behind pillars just to avoid colleagues and friends, commuters in the car. You would make a great spy blending in your environment just to be left alone and read.

3. Other distinctive features:

– Superreader is often is short sighted wearing glasses as very long reading times tire the eyes.
– You would morph into a ferocious beast if you are interrupted in your read. Or you have incredible self-control. Or your mom raised you well. Or you are NOT a Superreader 😀

– A Female Superreader is also known for sporting the Panda Look. It happens after ugly cries with very emotional books. Mascara is running on your cheeks. Waterproof mascara would be a good investment.

You would be usually very friendly with the postman as book mails are the best surprise. You have to make sure the books will be delivered safe and sound. A vengeful postman is to be avoided at all costs! Another cup of tea? Or coffee?

– A Superreader is also known to be a collector. You are always is in need of new shelves for your ever growing book collection. “Honey, are you busy this weekend? I need new shelves…”. Recently said collection has been proudly displayed thanks to bookstagram. As a Superreader you love making other readers drool at the sight of your impressive book collection.

– You are very easy to please (take this comment as you like 😉 ). Your ideal Christmas/Birthday gift is a gift card at your favorite bookstore. Or a trip to said bookstore. If your soulmate is going with you make sure to find a plush sofa somewhere and maybe some biscuits or coffee for him. Fewer complaints and more chance to come back!

4. Fellow Superreaders have their secret languages while crossing other Superreaders.

The rise of an eyebrow means “What are you reading?” followed by the show of the cover.

A chin rise means “So is it good?” And is answered by a corresponding nod of the head.
Now tell me: how many requirements could you meet? Do you see other interesting habits/characteristics a Superreader possesses? 😀

Thank you for reading.


Blogger Bio:

I fell in love with books since a very young age. I’m very busy, like all working mom with teens and furry friend but a day without reading is a wasted day.

I read every single day, everywhere. I need it as much as breathing. I’ve even mastered the art of readwalking (no bruises yet)! I commute daily and people on the train are used to that mad woman either laughing alone or crying ugly tears.

Two friends urged me to create my blog nine months ago and I never would have guessed that blogging was so much fun!

I love reading and reviewing of course but also chatting with other bloggers and interviewing authors. Helping authors to be better known and communicating my passion for books with other bookworms is why I blog.

I try to keep everything light and funny as the blog is my little haven and I hope maybe yours.

Find her at:

Website || Facebook || Bookstagram || Twitter || Goodreads


So guys! Wasn’t this post super fun? Let me know in the comments!

Review: The Infinite Sea & The Last Star by Rick Yancey || Where things boiled down to an underwhelming end

Title: The Infinite Sea
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave trilogy, book 2
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Thriller, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 300 pages, Paperback
Published: September 16th, 2014 by Penguin Books Ltd
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

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Blurb (from Goodreads):

For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earth’s remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. It’s about to get worse.

No one yet knows the depths to which Earth’s conquerors—the Others—will sink in order to rid the Earth of the human infestation, nor have they guessed the heights to which the human spirit can reach. Characters introduced in Book One will come to the fore—and others will face the ultimate test.


Like I already said in my review of The Selection trilogy, I really want to try and finish the full series that I already own and I was in the mood for some alien drama and hence picked it up! This book picked up from where The 5th Wave had ended. The gang has no idea what happened to Evan and they are trying to stay as low key as possible but it is it ever possible in a world plagued by monsters?

I really enjoyed The 5th Wave and though I already had this book, I really wanted to read the whole series together, so I waited a bit for The Last Star to come out but I was disheartened by the reviews and hence I didn’t pick it up then. But my mood finally stroke and I ended up binge reading book 2 and 3 together. The Infinite Sea started off slow and it kinda mostly stayed stagnant like that but the book was not devoid of actions. Like the previous book, this book is also narrated in multiple POVs but this book is dominated by Ringer’s POVs and surprisingly I didn’t mind that much because I actually enjoyed the story from her view too but wanted more from Cassie’s too.

“When you look death in the eye and death blinks first, nothing seems impossible.”

Anyway, the action kept me engaged throughout the book. Ringer is not someone to sit back and see what happens, so naturally, she embarked an adventure on her own which was pretty interesting and exciting to read about. Poundcake’s backstory really made me sad but he indeed was a brave little guy. A few new characters are also introduced in this book but Razor was the one who intrigued me the most. The one thing I hated the most was Sam’s change of attitude. Like seriously! It gave me a whiplash! His sister did everything for him and instead of being a little thankful and happy she is not dead, he does the complete opposite. Sam went on from being my favourite character to my most hated.

*Spoilery* Over, The Infinite Sea was a good read. The plot was executed neatly and the new POVs were pretty interesting to read. And I also got to seeeeee Evan!! I was seriously worried about him and when he and Cassie were finally reunited, I was happy as hell! *End of Spoiler*

Recommend it?

Yes.


Title: The Last Star
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave trilogy, book 3
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Thriller, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 338 pages, Paperback
Published: May 24th, 2016 by Penguin Books Ltd
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.


Everything boiled down to the last book. I was seriously so afraid to start this book but I needed to know the answers as well, I needed to know how everything ended. And I did enjoy this book but unfortunately, this book did not live up to my expectations.

The 2nd book really set up the pace for this book and things started on an exciting note. Everything was much more chaotic which made the plot confusing at times. This book mostly had Cassie and Ringer’s POV and I enjoyed them both. They both were such badass characters and although they didn’t see eye to eye on most of the things but they were mature enough to side together when it came down to the actual enemy. My hatred for Sam increased in this book. Seriously, how could he treat his own sister like that? Nonetheless, I liked Ben (and I was freaking right who he ended up with in the end!!) but I didn’t care for him as much as Evan and I wish I had got to see more of him and Cassie together.

“Love is forever. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be love.
The world is beautiful. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be the world.”

But I wanted more from the plot. It was like they were moving but still kind of stuck like in book 2. Though the last part was interesting enough to keep me glued to the pages. I enjoyed the actions the most in the book but unfortunately, the plot twist was not as shocking because it was already spoiled for me but I still enjoyed the execution. But the ending! I did not see it coming. Not from far far away! Why?!! Why the hell did it happen that way? When I actually read that part I had to recheck if I was reading it right because it happened all of a sudden! And I was not ready for it.

Overall, The Last Star, although an enjoyable read was underwhelming. The loose ends were tied I did enjoy the overall story but I wanted more and I was not satisfied how everything ended.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, have you completed this series yet? What did you think about this trilogy?

Fall TV Shows: The Ones I’m Desperately Waiting For || Scrambled Thoughts

Hiya guys! Since Game of Thrones (season 7) and Shadowhunters (season 2) ended, I have been pretty much binge-watching k-dramas which has been a refreshing change and plus I watch a drama which has been already completed, no there’s no waiting when the next episode will be out, which is kind of a relief! Plus I looove k-dramas. So there’s that.

I watched Playful Kiss which I didn’t enjoy much but Goblin, on the other hand, is freaking fantastic. One moment I can’t keep my laughter in control and the next I am a sobbing mess! I am really loving it though I only have the last 2 episodes left and I’ll probably be finishing it by today or tomorrow.

But there are also shows that I have been desperately waiting for them to return for a loooooong time. Here’s my little list!

1. Supergirl (October 9th): Season 3

I started watching Supergirl after finishing The Flash because I still needed some superhero or here you can say superheroine fix in my life and I ended up loving this one!

I loved Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, a.k.a Supergirl. She was pretty awesome and I loved how she was the perfect combination of awkward and super awesome! Her journey as Supergirl felt realistic as she struggled to be the superhero everyone wanted, making mistakes and learning along the way but never giving up. The sub-story line with Lena Luthor was pretty interesting and I loved the episodes where Superman and Supergirl teamed up together! Season 2 introduced us to Mon-El and I loved this character growth throughout the season. I fell in love with Chris Wood when he first appeared in The Vampire Diaries as the psychotic villain (*don’t look at me with those judgy little eyes, you guys did too, don’t you dare disagree!*). But anyway, it didn’t take long for things to get out of hand and I was felt sooo sad during the ending. I sooo need to know what happened to Mon-El!

*Spoilery* Also, I don’t think it’s the end for Mon-El because Mon-El looked quite freaked out (along with me) while going into the worm hole thingy!!*End of Spoiler*

 2. The Flash (October 10th): Season 4

This show was recommended by my friend who’s pretty obsessed over The Flash. So yup, I had to watch it and it’s pretty hard not to fall in love with Grant Gustin. He is an adorable cute ball of mesh!

I binged watched all the 3 seasons. Season 1 was kind of the intro, everything was pretty new and awesome. Barry’s backstory was heartbreaking and his love for Irish which was adorable and cute. I kinda looooved his awkwardness at particular times and I absolutely adored his friendship with Felicity. Tom Cavanagh did a fantastic job as Dr. Harrison Wells and I loved the rest of the team members, Cisco and Caitlin. But season 2 was kinda boring though it definitely had its moments but Zoom failed to impress me. But Tom Felton was there so yaaayie! Season 3 picked up my interest again but the same speedster main villains were getting boring quickly and I am thankful that season 4 will have something new in store for us. Savitar as a villain was kinda not bad but it wasn’t super awesome either but I loved how everything was executed in the end!! My most favourite episode included the fight with Grodd! It was kinda awesome though! 😀 The final episode of season 3 was fantastic, especially the build up was great but I really need to know how things are gonna proceed after that cliffeeeee!

*Spoilery* I was not satisfied with the new Harrison Wells from the other Earth. I complained it to my friend and he said to wait and watch. And damn, I was sooo wrong. He ended up being my favourite character and how he sacrificed himself, in the end, had me down to a sobbing mess! *End of Spoiler*

3. Riverdale (October 11th): Season 2

This show is not my most awaited but I watched season 1 in August and it was a quick watch and my childhood crush is on the show, so yeah I plan to watch the next season! I wasn’t a big Archie comic fan as a kid but this show was pretty hyped up when it came out and I was in the mood for some high school drama and season 1 only had 13 episodes, so I gave it a try.

The first thing I noticed about this show was that the cast was suuuuper pretty. I loved the characters but my favourite was Jughead followed by Veronica then Betty. Sadly, I didn’t care much for Archie. The murder mystery added spice to the show but I kind of guessed who the murderer was! I thought it was a pretty easy guess though I didn’t think about the actual reason and that twist was pretty awesome though terribly weird. Anyway, Cheryl Blossom, the twin sister of the murdered was the most intriguing character of the show, she was sooo creepy yet at vulnerable times. She gave me the chills (actually Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do reminded me of her)!!

I loved the friendship aspect of this how and how despite everything they always had each other’s back. The romance wasn’t thaaat awesome but I enjoyed the chemistry between both the pairs. The show started off strong but then slagged off in the middle but the ending was pretty intriguing which piqued up my interest. I reeeeally hope season 2 is more dark and interesting. Hopefully, it’ll be that way considering how it ended on a cliffhanger!

4. Supernatural (October 12th): Season 13

MY. THE MOST. AWAITED SHOW. FREAKING. EVER!!!!!

I saved the best for the last (and also because it was perfectly in order according to the date). You guys know how much I am obsessed with Supernatural. I am totally biased about this show and I won’t hear a mean thingy about it. I need my Winchester fix so badly and I have been waiting for soooo long for this season after binge watching the whole thing the 2nd time.

I mean, they have gone through so much and always stuck together in the end. I envy the Winchesters who always have their back for each other no matter what. Now, season 12 was not my most favourite season. After fighting ghosts, demons, angels, werewolves, leviathans, being in Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, they had to face the British Men of Letters. They had to face freaking human beings! But it also kinda showed that humans can be the most dangerous monsters of all times! And what was up with Cass!!! Also, Lucifer kinda crossed his limits, one moment he was acting like a spoiled brat and the next he’s plotting world domination and aah, I guess that’s okay for that guy being the king of Hell and all that but I loved Crowley! But still, everything got out of hand. And I miss Bobby. And the ENDING!!!! It killed me! We are finally going to find out how my precious Winchesters are going to bring things back on track. As usual. ❤

*Spoilery* I was not super happy with Mary returning, especially how she treated her boys after everything!! I know, it was a lot of her to take in but still. Dude! Those are your sons!! Also, I am sad Mark A. Sheppard is not coming back to take over his role as Crowley. In the end, his loyalty to the Winchesters killed him, though it was his choice. Anyway, the other thing was the spawn of Satan!!! Aaaahhhh!!!! What is freaking going to happen next?!!! *End of Spoiler*


Soooo guys, do you watch any of the above-mentioned shows? If yes, which ones? Any favourites from my list? And if your favourite is not here, then what are yours?

Please feel free to gush about your favourite tv shows and don’t forget to recommend me more awesome shows to watch in the future!!