Review: Text 2 Lovers by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield || When wrong texting couldn’t be more right

Title: Text 2 Lovers
Author: K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield
Series: 2 Lovers, book 1
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Adult]
Heat Rating: Pretty Warm
Page Count and Format: 207 pages, Ebook
Published: January 21st, 2017
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

It’s the start of nothing good.
I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.
And he replied.
Him: Show me a picture.
Him: Tell me your name.
Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?

It’s the start of everything right.
I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.
And she made me laugh again.
Her: You’re probably a creeper.
Her: Possibly a stalker.
Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?

Him: Take a chance with me.
Her: This is crazy.
Him: I need to see you.
Her: What are we doing?
Him: We’re about to find out.

Her: PHOTO ATTACHED
Him: PHOTO ATTACHED


This book was such an amazing read! K. Webster has quickly made into my list of favourite authors and now I am definitely keeping an eye out for J.D. Hollyfield’s books as well!

While trying to text her ex-boyfriend with the help of liquid courage, Dani fires off her messages to the wrong number. When the wrong number replies back, she can’t stop texting him and neither can he. Ram’s life has been in the rock bottom until the texts from the wrong number start coming in. He can’t stop himself from wanting more. What starts off as some simple texting quickly turns into something more but when Ram’s surfaces, will they both be strong enough to handle it?

This story was so much fun to read about. This started off as a bit predictable but then in took me on a completely different ride. I definitely enjoyed the plot of this book. I immediately took a liking to Dani and I could even relate to her a little. She is someone who is too nice but with the help of her best friend, Andie and some liquid courage, she finally decides to call out on her ex-boyfriend for cheating on her but instead, it ends up going to the wrong number. Ram and Dani have instant chemistry which I absolutely loved. Their texts were so funny, especially Dani’s who sometimes blabbered too much, but it was damn adorable and hilarious.

I was never bored for a second and it was quite difficult to out this book down. When Ram wanted to meet up, Dani was reluctant but the universe kept throwing them together and damn it was absolutely perfect how they finally met. Their exchanges were so entertaining, I couldn’t stop laughing sometimes! I absolutely loved their romance. And Dani’s bff, Andie was sooo crazy, she and Ram’s big brother, Roman kind of developed a love/hate relationship which was an absolute blast to read about, those two were crazy but crazy good together.

I would have liked if Dani trusted Ram a little more but it was obvious what actually hurt her and I definitely agree that Ram should have come clean to her from the very first instead of hiding those facts. It was so amazing to see how they tackled the final situation and that last punch by Dani was just hilarious!

Overall, Text 2 Lovers was a fantastic read. The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters. I enjoyed the romance between Dani and Ram, they were such a perfect couple. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you read any other books by the authors?

Review: Descendants by Rae Else || Plus Interview!

Title: Descendants
Author: Rae Else
Series: The Arete series, book 1
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 226 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: April 12th 2017 by Rae Else
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

There are lots of stories about the children of gods. But what about those cursed by the gods, and their descendants…

El, a seventeen-year-old has inherited an ancient and deadly power. She loses control of it, causing a horrific accident, and becomes the prey of a secret organisation, known as the Order.

Forced from her family and home, she hides in plain sight amidst the crowds of London, and is thrust into a world she never knew existed; one full of arete: beings with extraordinary powers like hers.

Arete are beings that can trace their lineage and powers from ancient Greece. They do not claim their inheritance comes from the gods, rather legend says they are descended from cursed beings, such as Medusa.

At the heart of their world is the kerykeion, the symbol that protects them from the humans and the humans from them. El is trapped between two factions, one that has built an empire around the kerykeion and another that is determined to bring it down.

As she is drawn deeper into the conflict, the only way to find the truth is to take matters into her own hands, and the line between friend and foe becomes dangerously blurred.


This book was interesting, there were definitely ups and downs but overall, I enjoyed it.

El can always manipulate people when she focuses too much on anybody. That’s why her grandmother didn’t let her out much but when one incident goes horribly wrong, her long lost mother resurfaces to take her with her. She is bewildered to learn the truth about herself and how she has to hide from the people known as the order but when someone from the other side says the opposite thing, she doesn’t know which one to believe. When things get out of control, it’s up to El to decide is she wants to fight back or run.

The plot was pretty unique and interesting. El has the power to control people with her one look but she tries her best not to use her power at all but one incident changes everything. I liked El from the very start, she reacted just as any person would when she learns about the truth of her heritage and I have to say, the backstory was one of the most interesting things I’ve ever read, descendants of Medusa? I was hooked. It has so much potential, I so hope we get to know more about it in the next book.

I enjoyed how the plot was executed but the first half of the book was way more engaging than the second half and I wanted more, more info about everything which made the world-building a bit lacking. El was genuinely confused whether to believe her mother who suddenly appeared in her life for the first time ever or the guy she befriended, Luke who said he knew the Order were the good guys as his father was one of them and he aspired to belong to that too. And then there was Dan, I liked both the guys but I am still not sure which ship I want to board yet and I sense a love-triangle building up. I was so right about the Order and I wish everything was explained a bit more but I do hope we get see a bit more of everything in book 2.

Overall, Descendants was a good read. The plot was executed neatly and I liked the characters but I had difficulty in connecting with them. I enjoyed the writing, it was smooth and easy to read and it was fast-paced.

Recommend it?

Yes.

I also had the opportunity to interview the author, I hope you guys enjoy it!


Interview:

Hey there! I’m so glad to have you on my little blog today!

Thanks so much for having me. Sooo – here it goes!

1. Describe your book in 140 characters.

It’s a Young Adult, Urban Fantasy about the descendants of beings cursed by ancient gods. Set in the modern world and narrated by El, our 17-year-old heroine.

2. What is the thing that you love the most about El, the lead protagonist of this book?

I love that she’s naive – she wears her heart on her sleeve and is a very vulnerable character throughout the story. She’s been kept from the outside world, away from most other people and she has very little awareness of other people’s motives.

3. How do you develop your plot and characters?

I’d say I get a vivid picture of character and setting. I then might ask what if questions. What if that happened? I let the idea character, setting percolate) and then start sketching out plot. At the early stages of sketching out a plan I’ve found it useful to interview/talk to characters. Write down how they would say something, what language they would use (or wouldn’t), creating character bios full of info that won’t go into the novel but is useful as the author to get to know them – their strengths, weaknesses, fears and hopes. After that comes the sketching out of the plot as I know the kind of things they would and wouldn’t do to remain authentic to themselves.

4. Give us an interesting fact about this book.

The panels that El is talking about in the opening scene and getting weirded out about were inspired by the Hawstead Panels at Christchurch Mansion which is in Ipswich. I spent a lovely evening there with my sister going on a historical/ghost story visit and this little inspiration of the panels that have strange little pictures and mottos (in Latin) about sight and concealment are real. And they found their way into El’s story.

5. What was the hardest thing to write in Descendants?

I’d say the plot twists – keeping information from El and the reader but saying enough so that the story flows well. (As this is my debut novel I’m still working on improving this area and have had some excellent, constructive feedback from a few advance readers and reviewers. I know that it will really help me make the final version that comes out this month the best it can be.)

6. If you could spend your time with any one of the characters from Descendants, who would you choose and why?

No offence to El and Dan, who I love dearly (lol) but I would have to choose Janos, the graeae. Because of his powers to look into the past and future. I’d love to have long chats with him late into the night over wine (not that I don’t anyway!) But I’d talk to him about all the things he’s seen over the course of his long lifetime, (300 years).

7. How do you overcome writer’s block?

Sometimes it’s a question of powering through – writing something down and being routine about the time you sit down and write or forcing yourself to write a set number of words or get to the end of a chapter, etc. Other times I might need a bit of change of scene so go work in a cafe or if I need some inspiration – take some time to go write in the London British Museum (my favourite museum) or perhaps the National Portrait Gallery or Natural History Museum. Sometimes writing outside in the park is really refreshing and the fresh air unlocks something.

8. What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Firstly to write. Then to redraft and then write…and redraft…and continue that cycle. To persevere in other words. I think that the path for each writer is different but that it’s important that whichever one they believe is right – to stick to it. Whether it’s self-publishing, publishing with indie presses or seeking an agent and publishing traditionally – it’s important they choose what’s right for them. And mostly to never lose sight of why they’re writing in the first place – for the characters, for the story they feel they must tell. If you keep that in mind and at the heart of your writing, you’ll keep writing. (And, of course, it’s a lovely bonus when wonderful readers and reviewers connect and see the thing that you love in your characters and story) 🙂

It was great having you on my blog today! Thank you so much and I wish you much success in the future.

Thanks so much, Poulami – was so lovely to chat to you and look forward to connecting with you in the blogosphere soon.


So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Are you interested in reading it?

Review: Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L. Purdy || When fake turns into something real

Title: Incriminating Dating
Author: Rebekah L. Purdy
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 235 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: April 10th, 2017 by Entangled Crush
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Ayla Hawkins is ready to stand up for change in her high school. But winning the election for class president against popular Jenna Lee will be impossible without a miracle. When she stumbles upon Mr. Perfect Luke Pressler defacing public property and catches it on camera: cue miracle. Ayla’s got the dirt she needs to get Luke on Team Ayla—in the form of her new fake boyfriend.

One mistake. All Luke wanted was a night to goof off, to blow off steam. The pressure of maintaining the perfect facade when his reality was crumbling around him had become too much, and next thing he knew, he was pretending to date Ayla Hawkins. But his little blackmailer turns out to be kind. Honorable. Opinionated. And just the breath of fresh air he didn’t even realize he was suffocating for. But Luke and Ayla come from different worlds, and once the election is over, their fauxmance will be, too.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book features adult language, sexual situations, and plenty of girl power. Reading may result in swooning, laughing, and looking for a Luke of your own.


This book was really amazing. It had me laughing, swooning, I had so much fun! This was exactly the kind of read that I needed and I easily finished it in two sittings.

Ayla is tired of school politics, she decides it’s about time for some change due to which she enrolls her name for the class president against the most popular girl in high school, Jenna. But Ayla’s a nobody and to make everyone notice her, she has to do something big. She hits the perfect jackpot when she captures a video of the the school star player, Luke vandalizing the school property. She blackmails him to be her boyfriend until the election is over but when feelings come in the way, it’s up to Ayla to decide which path she should choose.

The plot of this book was no surprise, it was definitely cliched but the execution won me over. I have read a lot of fauxmance stories but I have to say, this is definitely one of my favorites, more so because the characters felt so real, they were not devoid of flaws which made them much more realistic. With a little push from Ayla’s bff, Chloe, Ayla decides to run for the class president against Jenna, one of the most popular in their school but she doesn’t know how to get people to notice. With dumb luck, she sees with her own eyes how Luke and his friends vandalize the school property and she captures it and uses it to blackmail Luke. The story was pretty fun to read about and I was never bored for a second.

I loved Ayla’s character from the very start and I could relate to her so much. She is also one of the girls who is not skinny or just perfect like most of the protagonists that we usually get to read, in fact she is on the other side and this was quite a refreshing change. Although she decides to blackmail Luke, but her conscious is always aware of the fact that she is doing something wrong but she never crosses the limit, in fact she was quite the opposite, helping out Luke whenever possible, taking care of his kid brother (who was adorable btw) and Luke was definitely swoon-worthy. He had no way out when Ayla blackmails him, he reluctantly agrees to play the part so that she doesn’t rat him out but I loved their friendship which made their chemistry perfect! 

The relationship between Ayla and Luke developed slow and steady, it didn’t feel forced which was an added bonus. Another fact that I really loved about Luke was that no matter her what her size was, his feelings were genuinely real. And Ayla was so real, she always stood up for the right and when the dress fiasco occurred, I felt so proud of her and how maturely she handled the situation. The ending was definitely realistic, about how things went down and I would love to see a little payback to Jenna and I really hope Chloe is the one who takes it. I felt so bad for Luke’s situation about his home, he so didn’t deserve that but I was glad how everything turned out for him at the end.

Overall, Incriminating Dating was a super cute read! I immensely enjoyed how the plot was executed and I fell in love with the characters. I really loved the romance between Ayla and Luke and I sooo wanted more. The writing was smooth and easy to read 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 do you think about this book? Do you want to give this one a try? Is it in your tbr yet?

Review: Angelbound by Christina Bauer || Blog Tour || My first audio book experience!


Welcome to my tour stop of Angelbound by Christina Bauer hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. You can find the full tour schedule here.


Title: Angelbound
Author: Christina Bauer
Series: Angelbound Origins, book 1
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Slightly warm
Time and Format: 14 hours 48 mins, Audiobook (Audible)
Published: November 12th, 2013 by Monster House Books
Source: I received an eARC of this book for this blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.

***Angelbound is now an audiobook read by the author, Christina Bauer***


Sooo, this was my first audiobook experience and I have to say, I had a blast! I didn’t know I was going to enjoy Angelbound this much, it was a pretty great ride.

Myla Lewis lives in the Purgatory along with her mother which is ruled by the ghouls. She is a quasi-demon who enjoys fighting in the arena more than studying in Purgatory High. But when the demons start acting weird and Armageddon, the king of Hell shows up at their own school, she begins to suspect that something far more dangerous is going on. Things couldn’t get more complicated when she begins to fall for Lincoln who is a demon hunter. Along with that, she finds out all these troubles might be related to her very own heritage. Now it’s up to Myla to figure out everything before it’s too late.

The plot was gripping. I was on the edge from the very start and there was never a dull moment in this book. Myla is a resident of Purgatory. I loved her from the beginning. She was sassy, brave and was not afraid to break the rules. Her mother has never disclosed about anything about her father and how many times she tries to ask her mother, she gets nothing. I liked her curiosity and the fact that she didn’t give up easily. She meets Lincoln, the high prince of the Thrax who is also demon hunters in the library while searching information about her heritage. At first, Lincoln came off as rude and judgemental but then we really got to know him, and damn he was not only swoon-worthy but an awesome guy as well, the perfect partner in crime that Myla always wanted. The chemistry between was cracking and I shipped them sooo much! The little bit of forbidden element also added some spice to their relationship.

The world building was amazing. I loved learning more how everything functioned in Purgatory. Among all the ghouls, I only loved Walker who was like Myla’s big brother, the rest were simply loath-worthy. One of the best things about this book was the back story of Myla’s heritage and the war that took place hundreds of years ago which she learns with the help of the Queen of the Angels, Verus. It was really interesting to how everything went down and the important role Myla’s mother played in it. Along with Myla, my perspective of her mother changed as the story proceeded. Cissy, Mila’s best friend, and Zeke were nice additions in this story and I definitely enjoyed their characters as well.

The plot twist was really great. At first, when Mila thought what her heritage was, I didn’t think that would be it and when the real thing is revealed, I knew it was coming but it didn’t lessen my surprise in any way. I really, really hated Armageddon. He was not satisfied being the king the of hell, he wanted more power and control. The feeling of deja-vu hit me when I understood how exactly things were happening. I enjoyed learning about the various kinds of demons Myla fought along with the fighting and the adventure in this story. I can’t wait to read the second book and see what happens next!

The audiobook is narrated by the author herself, and I couldn’t be more happy with my first audiobook experience. It was pretty time-consuming but so worth it. Each character had a different and unique voice and I enjoyed the narration so much. The whole world of Myla and her friends came alive through the narration.

Overall, Angelbound was a fantastic read. The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters. I loved the romance between Myla and Lincoln and the narration made everything more fun. I am definitely looking forward to reading more by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


Author Bio:

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best-selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. It is now available as an audiobook on Audible and iTunes.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Purchase Links:

Amazon || Audible || iTune

Monster House Books is celebrating the launch of the audiobook version of the best seller Angelbound, both on iTunes & Audible! As a result, every launched book in the series is only $1.99, aka more than 50% off…And that includes Angelbound ACCA, which was only released a few months ago: http://wp.me/p7Tzb3-2L5

And here are some bonus materials! You can listen to the Audiobook sample here and watch the book trailer here. You can also watch a video of the author doing the voices, here.


Giveaway! (INTL)

  • Dragon Bling
  • Angel Wing Bobby Pins
  • Dragon Scale Ring
  • ANGELBOUND AudioBook copy from Audible

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So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you read it or is it in your tbr? Do you love audiobooks or are you thinking of giving it a try?

Review: Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray || Where I have a love-hate relationship with a book

Title: Don’t Kiss the Messenger
Author: Katie Ray
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 285 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: April 10th 2017 by Entangled: Crush
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

For most of her teenage life, CeCe Edmonds has been dealing with the stares and the not-so-polite whispers that follow her around Edgelake High. So she has a large scar on her face—Harry Potter had one on his forehead and people still liked him.

CeCe never cared about her looks—until Emmett Brady, transfer student, and football darling, becomes her literature critique partner. The only problem? Emmett is blindsided by Bryn DeNeuville, CeCe’s gorgeous and suddenly shy volleyball teammate.

Bryn asks CeCe to help her compose messages that’ll charm Emmett. CeCe isn’t sure there’s anything in his head worth charming but agrees anyway—she’s a sucker for a good romance. Unfortunately, the more messages she sends and the more they run into each other, the more she realizes there’s plenty in his head, from food to literature. Too bad Emmett seems to be falling for the wrong girl…

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book involves one fiercely scarred girl who wants the new guy in town, the new guy who thinks he wants the new girl, and the new girl who really isn’t sure what she wants, and the misunderstanding that brings them all together. You’ll laugh, you’ll swoon, you’ll fall in love.


This book messed with my emotions. I loved it, even hated it sometimes and I pretty much struggled to rate it. Although this book was frustrating, I did end up enjoying it.

Cece’s life has never been the same after the accident left her with a permanent scar on her face. Emmett is the first guy in a while who sees Cece for who she is but just like everybody, Bryn, the new girl in Cece’s volleyball team catches his eye. Cece agrees to be the fake messenger between Bryn and Emmett leading him to believe all the text and emails are from Bryn. But soon enough, Cece is falling head over heels in love with Emmett. It’s up to her to decide if she wants to remain behind the facade or confess her feelings for him.

Although the plot of this book was clichéd, I enjoyed the execution. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the plot hadn’t been so similar to one my favourite Bollywood movie (Mujhse Dosti Karoge). After Bryn is unable to say anything witty or charming to Emmett’s messages, she persuades Cece who reluctantly agrees to be the secret messenger between them. What starts as one simple reply develops into something much more over the period of time they spend talking to each other.

Cece is someone who stays away from the emotional stuff after her accident which left her with a permanent scar on her face. I could somewhat empathize with her because although not quite the same, I suffer from body image issues as well. And when Emmett actually understands her for what she is, she can’t stop the facade of hiding behind someone else because it’s the only way she could make Emmett look at her as he looks at Bryn. But I don’t know why she agreed to be the messenger between them in the first place and even after continuously getting hurt, why she didn’t stop. I kind of understood what the heck was going on but it frustrated me to no end, she should have come out with the truth way earlier.

Another thing that I felt angry and frustrated with was Emmett. He understood Cece so well yet he couldn’t decipher it was she who was behind the texts and the emails. I think he didn’t want to and I definitely agreed with Cece’s thoughts in this matter. And Bryn, oh my god, this girl was so superficial. She was not a really bad person but I have to say, she definitely was a crappy friend, unlike Tuba. I loved Tuba’s character, she is a true and loyal best friend that Cece could ever have and I loved continuous push that finally helped Cece to confess everything. But I wish we got more of Cece and Emmett together, it doesn’t happen until 75% of the book, which was disappointing.

Ultimately, I think I have a love-hate relationship with this book. I enjoyed the plot and the characters but there were equally negative factors as well. Nonetheless, I loved the writing, it was smooth and beautiful and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes. (At your own risk!)


So guys, what do you think about this book? Do you want to give this a try? Or is it already in your tbr?

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver || Where I kept falling…

Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary-Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 496 pages, Paperback
Published: February 7th 2017 by Harper Collins (first published March 2nd 2010)
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.


Before I Fall was a refreshing read which continued to surprise me till the very end. Also, this is kind of the very first book of which I preferred the movie-tie-in edition rather than the original one.

Samantha or Sam is one of those popular high-school students who has it all from close best friends to the hottest boyfriend. But everything changes on February 12. i.e. Cupid Day which proves fatal for her. But she wakes the up the next day and the day after tomorrow reliving her last day. It is up to Sam to figure out how to stop this circle of events before everything spins out of control.

“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”

The plot of this book was unique and refreshing. It was also quite addicting and I couldn’t put it down! Sam is one of the mean popular girls who along with her charade of best friends rules over the school. At first, I absolutely hated Sam, no I actually loathed her. She is one of those people with whom I would never be friends in real life. Due to this fact, I was afraid I would end up disliking this book but I liked her character growth. After a couple of pages in I started liking her when she begins to change, when she actually begins to understand life.

Reliving one’s last day over and over again was a pretty interesting concept (It reminded me of that trickster episode in Supernatural where Dean dies over and over again). I was very eager to see how each day spanned out and they managed to surprise me every time. Each day was so different from the other, while one was rather cringe-worthy, my favourite was the one when she stayed back and spend the day with her sister. It was simply the best.

Although I loved that Sam had such a close knit group of friends yet she never confronted Lindsay, not when it actually mattered. One can only that the circumstances that lead to the ending could bring some changes in them. I really, really thought the ending was going to be different but it threw me off the tracks and there I was… a total mess. Anyway, I absolutely adored Kent, I wish we got to see some more of him rather than the sleazy and douche bag boyfriend of hers.

“Here’s another thing to remember: hope keeps you alive. Even when you’re dead, it’s the only thing that keeps you alive.”

Overall, Before I Fall was an interesting read. I finished it in a few sitting and I quite enjoyed the plot. The characters were redeemable and in the end, they crept up to my heart. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I have not seen the movie yet but I definitely will soon enough.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, have you read this book yet? Was it a hit or miss for you? Or is it still in your tbr? Have you guys seen the movie? How many of you are still waiting to watch like me?

Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2017!

Monthly Wrap Up

Hey, guys! How are you all doing?

March went okaaaay for me I guess, I had some great reads while a few others disappointed me. Anyway, without further ado…

Books I’ve read this month:

YA:

 

NA:

Adult:


Books I’ve reviewed this month:

5/5 stars

Bully by Penelope Douglas

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

4/5 stars

Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Styled by Piper Lawson

Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis

Serenade by Heather McKenzie

Crazy for You by Rachel Lacey

Other Breakable Things by Kelly York & Rowan Altwood

3/5 stars

Swinging at Love by Kendra C. Highley

2/5 stars

Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin


Other Stuff:

  • For the month of March, I interviewed Lauren @ SERIESous Book Reviews.
  • I started a new feature- Other Stuff Review (for the lack of a better name…) and reviewed a Thai tv show: Full House.

Life Updates:

This month was okay, personally, it wasn’t a blast, there was a lot of ups and downs but somehow I managed to survive. I hope April is better in every way. I’m very much excited for Camp NaNoWriMo, writing works like a therapy for me and I can’t wait to dive in. I’ll be continuing with my November’s- Crown’s Bane, which is a Snow White retelling.

For this month, I bought End of Days by Susan Ee, I read the first two books in this series back in 2015 but I never got to the conclusion, so I finally got it this month and I hope I can read it soon enough. I also got The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I already read the later so the review will be coming very soon!


Aaaaand that’s a wrap-up! ❤

Lets Chat

So guys, how was your March? Do we have any books in common? What are your reading goals for April?