Saturday, 28 September 2013

My take on: GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn


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Okay, so after 24 hours I have come to a conclusion and decided on one final rating and that is 4 Stars.

“There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.” 

Gone Girl's concept was amazing. It was something I had always wanted to read - a story narrated from both sides with conflicting views.

What I didn't like or rather felt disappointed was the fact that I had expected a different ending. *SPOILER*
I really wanted Nick to frame Amy somehow and send her to prison, where she belongs. She was a crazy psychopath and you cannot let a person like her out on the streets. Another thing was that Amy's character was a little unbelievable, no one can be THAT perfect, it is hardly even possible. *SPOILER ENDS*

Then, there were a lot of pages wasted on useless stuff. Nearly all of Part I was not required, there were unnecessary, uninteresting details provided which just increased the thickness of the book but did not account into the story at all. Or maybe I was a little let down by the book overall because I knew most of the story and plot twists before reading itself. (I was browsing through someone's review and she did not spoiler tag it, that's why. :S) 
BUT, the Part II was UNPUTDOWNABLE. I even took this book to the bathroom with me and got so engrossed that I forgot to come out and spent 2 hours there itself reading it!!

Chiefly, I think Gone Girl was a very innovative book in this genre and worth a read. From her characters to the edge-of-the seat thrill, everything was very impressive. 
Gillian Flynn is an author I'm definitely going to look out for. Her switching POV's was very successfully done, when you read Nick's part, you'll be full of angst and when Amy's part ....well, if I say it, it's going to be spoilery. Lets just say that it was easy to distinguish and full marks to Flynn in that department.
Her attempt at writing a brain fucking, addictive thriller was totally efficacious. She is an author who has a stamp of approval by THE Stephen King himself so yeah; I'm definitely going to check out her other books. 

Personally, I'm more excited about David Fincher's screen adaptation and that was one of the reasons that got me to read this book and I'm just glad that effort did not go to waste.

Read and reviewed on GoodReads on June 23, 2012.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

My take on: MONSTERS OF MEN (Chaos Walking trilogy #3) by Patrick Ness


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5 Stars.


OH. MY. GOD

I-
CAN’T-
EVEN-


Page 572
It will always haunt me.
I will never be able to forget it.
It was when I started crying hysterically until my throat started aching.

There are not enough adjectives in the dictionary to sing praises of this series. I am simply tongue-tied by the brilliance of this trilogy, the depth of the topics explored via the characters in this book. 
I really cannot write a proper review, I just can’t. I am so severely shocked and utterly awestruck, it is as if someone has pulled a rug right from under me.

I feel like I am a part of an elite club after reading this masterpiece and I feel bad for the people who haven’t read this yet. I genuinely do. This trilogy is not just some sheepish young-adult fantasy thrown together; it is so much different, so much beyond it. Every character is so strong and of significance, that you cannot help but admire Ness's imagination. 

The predicament, whether we’re on the wrong side or right side in a war is a main theme of this book too. Like I said in in my review of The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness is the one with power here. He can manipulate his readers just like Mayor Prentiss was able to manipulate Todd. 
When all the ugly faces of war are presented, you cannot decide on whose side you’d want to be because he shows that there is no side with best intentions, you can never completely agree with one person’s idea of winning it.

These books should not be categorised as middle-grade/ya books, even adults should read them. It is an excellent, thought-provoking series recommended to all, although I agree with others that 3rd book did not follow the path 2nd and 1st books went on, it still was a moving read and extremely deserving to be the closing chapter of this immensely emotional and powerful ride.

On Page 402 there is a line -

“And I wait for a long minute.
And I don’t know what to say.
And I don’t know what to do."

That is exactly how I feel right now. 
Throughout the book there are at least a dozen plot twists but it is the ending that entirely makes you fall in love and hate Monsters of Men at the same time. It is so unbelievable that you will have to read the same line over and over again with teary eyes to fully grasp what's happening.

PATRICK NESS.
I bow to thee.

Read and reviewed on GoodReads on June 25, 2013.

My take on: THE ASK AND THE ANSWER (Chaos Walking trilogy #2) by Patrick Ness


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5 Stars.


Let me start by saying this - This is one of the best books I have ever read. 

I am not the kind of person to throw around the title of ‘best-book-ever’ casually. I’ve read almost 330 books but only 40 of them are my favourites. So when I say this is one of the best books ever, I mean it. 

The Ask and The Answer is the 2nd book in Chaos Walking trilogy. It picks up right where the first one, Knife of Never Letting Go left off. There is a lot of planning, plotting, bombing in this instalment along with some horrific revelations towards the end. Its predecessor was also splendid and 5-star worthy. I honestly didn’t think it was possible to write a sequel which could be better than that. But damn you, Patrick Ness. You did it. 

Okay, so it was a little slow in the beginning. Many people I know shut this in-between due to its slow pace. It is my humble request to those people Read this. You will not regret it.
Even I had left this book after 80 or so pages months ago but I’m extremely glad that I picked it up again. Despite its lethargic pace, there is a great plot development and character evolution. And the last 100 pages will leave you speechless . Mark my words. After finishing it, there will be "Holy shit!" written all over your face.

If there is someone on this earth who didn’t like this even after reading it till last page, I am sorry to say that person is an idiot. A certified idiot. Because Patrick Ness is a genius! He is one of the best writers of this Goddamn era! This trilogy here, is a masterpiece which deserves 6-stars and Ness is a magician. He can manipulate your thoughts with the character he creates. He’ll put you in a dilemma and make you think over and over whom to support, what’s right and what’s wrong. 

Read and reviewed on GoodReads on April 29, 2013.

Mini-review: THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO (Chaos Walkting trilogy #1) by Patrick Ness.


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4.5 Stars.


WOW! This book was smashing! It left such a deep impact on me that I have sworn to read ALL of Patrick Ness's books now. 
Hello Ally Condie and other so-called dystopia authors, your books are shit, they are a disgrace to dystopia genre. Whereas this one is the real deal. A must-read.
This is the only YA book that I've read from male perspective (except Beautiful Creatures which was narrated from a guy's POV but seemed like an old woman's) and it was a pretty good experience. There was a lot of fighting, a lot of ass-kicking and a fantastic plot which gave me goose-bumps along the way. 
Seriously, a BRILLIANT piece of work.

Read and reviewed on GoodReads on August 1, 2012.

Monday, 23 September 2013

My take on: TAKEN (Given & Take #1) by Kelli Maine


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1 Star.

ARE.YOU.FUCKING.KIDDING.ME?

SERIOUSLY?

SOMEONE WROTE THIS?

AND SOMEONE AGREED TO PUBLISH THIS?

AND SOME PEOPLE EVEN LIKED THIS?!


Just imagine if Gemma in Stolen: A Letter to My Captor had lost every ounce of her dignity and had forgiven her abductor.
If Ty and Gemma had jacked-off together in the beginning, then made provocative passes on multiple occasions, then Ty had oral sex with Gemma vicariously through another woman and finally sent her home because she wouldn’t agree to actually do it with him.
After a few days if Gemma had asked Ty to start over, START OVER with a guy who fucking kidnapped her, then fallen in love with him when he told her the “reason” why he abducted her in the first place, let me remind you again – fallen in love with a guy who fucking kidnapped her!- and had lots of sex with him at the end.
And there! That is the story of the wildly inappropriate, horrendously detestable book titled Taken.

One of the worst books I’ve read in my life.

Not recommended to anyone.

DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT READING THIS. DO NOT MAKE THAT MISTAKE. 

PLEASE.

Read and reviewed on GoodReads on July 6, 2013.

My take on: STOLEN by Lucy Christopher



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3 Stars to 3.5 Stars.


Wow. I absolutely loved the concept! Stockholm Syndrome is one of my favorite topics and I had been searching so long for a book which dealt with this issue. 

"You saw me before I saw you." 

Another one of those chilling opening lines. 

Unfortunately the book could not carry the same tone throughout. Its language was very fluctuating. At one moment, the prose was beautiful, building up that ominous feeling but suddenly there was a line which would turn out to be a mood-killer. Can't say I loved the writing.
Another problem was that the story was slow, too slow till half of the book, I had begun questioning whether to continue or not. But after that it got really better. The narration improved a lot too and when Gemma started developing feelings for Ty, I think it was the book's peak moment. Everything that happened after that gave me tingles. 

And thank God for good characters! Gemma wasn’t a set plastic YA book heroine. She was real. Her character and struggle was so real , that’s how all sixteen-year olds are. As for Ty, I want to hate him, I want to hate him so much for stealing Gem but I can’t bring myself to. 
Well, I guess that means Lucy Christopher did a real good job at writing this.

“How long will you keep me?" I asked.
You shrugged. "Forever, of course.” 

*shivers*

That was the most nerve-wrenching line for me. With ease he said “Forever, of course” really formed a tight knot in my stomach. 

Stolen was a very 'disturbing' book in my opinion and the worst part is that while reading even I had come to sympathize with Ty, that makes me half-crazy or….more than half. There were a few aspects of this book that restrain me from making it my favourite but nonetheless I liked it and it is one of those few books which will stay with me forever but I don’t want there to be a sequel. I don’t think I could handle this torment of emotions once again.

Read and reviewed on GoodReads on April 15 2013.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

HOLY SHIT. New HARRY POTTER movie!!

This news made me fall from my chair open-mouthed and wide-eyed!

Now, it is no surprise that I'm a Harry Potter fan (I mean, who isn't?!), I love books wayyyy more than the movies but that doesn't stop me from being super-excited for this film.

J. K. Rowling first revealed this news on her facebook page yesterday explaining that the 8th movie in the franchise would be based on one of the companion novels, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The post also mentioned that there is going to be a whole new series as a part of the extended Harry Potter world.

BEST. NEWS. EVER!

I'm one of the few people who actually hates the movies and haven't watched them beyond Goblet of Fire but this news still made me screech and run around telling people about it. That's probably because I'm hoping Dumbledore to be a part of the movie and he is my moooost favourite character (I cried for a week after finishing 6th book, not kidding). The film's lead character will be the fictitious author of the said book, Newt Scamander.

Harry Potter fans all over world are bowled over by this news and have already started marking their calendars for the release of this movie, but sadly no details have been given except that this would also be Rowling's debut in screenwriting world and I'm sure she'll nail it.

Rowling is Our Queen!
Mischied Managed.
:D

Monday, 9 September 2013

My take on: PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT by Agatha Christie


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1 Star.


What in the world was this! I disliked this book from the very first page itself.
I'm no one to question Agatha Christie but this book was totally ridiculous. It was supposed be to espionage but was reduced to an utter pile of fail. I really, really don't want to disrespect the Queen of Crime but Passenger to Frankfurt was boring, and along with being pointless it was also plotless.

It started off with a diplomat being asked to lend his identity to a woman on an airport or else she would have been killed and he agreed to it!
Now, why would someone agree to simply lend his passport and clothes to a strange woman on such short notice? This act of stupidity bothered me from the first chapter only.

Then comes the part where he tries to track down that woman - which was a little interesting but then the book took a major U-turn where it became all about creating another world with superhumans, swaying a crowd with words and all those Hitler concepts. 
That's when I lost even the little interest I had in this book and started reading it just for the sake of finishing it. In the last couple of chapters a murderer/traitor is revealed - the topic which was completely sidelined in the middle and then comes a very unrelated epilogue and da-dum. Book is over.

What a complete waste of time. It takes me mere hours to finish Christie's books on an average but this time it took me 2 whole days! I think that says what a monotonous read this must be.

Not recommended to anyone. Not even hardcore Agatha Christie fans.


My take on: PRIVATE (Private #1) by Kate Brian


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1.5 Stars

Given the fact that I’m reviewing the first book in the series after finishing 12 of them, my opinions might be a bit biased changed now. But I’ll try to capture what I felt after reading it back then as much as I can.

So, in my opinion Private was awful. Stupid, immature, boring, repetitive and did I mention totally AWFUL?

Anyone with a healthy, well-functioning brain would read this book and discard the whole series right that moment but I had actually made up my mind beforehand that whatever happens, I'd finish all 14 books no matter what. Call me crazy if you want to! I certainly do.

Soooo… The story is - Reed Brennan, just a middle-class girl who gets admission to a highly prestigious Easton Academy through scholarship, where mostly kids who are ridiculously loaded go to. There is a special dorm named “Billings House” for girls who are basically overachievers. Girls who are good at everything- studies, sports, bitching, plotting, shopping, partying..you name it are admitted to this special house from where a person can get a direct ticket to any Ivy League school. On the first day itself Reed starts obsessing over this and gawks at Billings’ girls like a serial killer stalking his next victim, really.

You know what my first problem was? Reed Brennan, the series' protag.
She is kind of an anti-social person which is something I don't like to read about. She is smart, sure, but not gregarious, she is not the one to make friends easily and as mentioned in her intro, especially 'girlfriends'. So her getting into Billings seems like a long shot because you need an all-round behaviour and personality to be voted-in to that house. But the girl is very determined and competitive, I’ll give her that. 
Although sometimes it becomes way too much and I don't mean it in a healthy way. She seemed sooooo desperate at times that she might as well have slept with the school staff to get into Billings. 
The House president, Noelle Lange and her gang – Arianna Osgood, Taylor Bell, Kiran Hayes make Reed’s life miserable by asking her to do tasks that could’ve gotten her expelled continuously. At no point though Reed stops kissing their asses and moping their mess.If I were in her place I would’ve stayed away from these girls or tried to bring them down instead of wagging my tail behind them. 

In between her boot-licking to get into Billings the story is focused a lot on her personal life too. Apparently, guys dig these kind of boring and unfriendly girls because the hottest and richest guy at Easton, Thomas Pearson, confesses his love for her in like, 2 weeks. *rolls eyes*. 

Nothing out of ordinary, right? Makes one wonder why this series was so hyped up in the first place. Neither were there any ‘dark secrets’ about Easton as mentioned on the book cover as well as in its blurb nor anything fun about reading a book filled with High School drama. At first I had thought of this as a book where a girl would struggle to achieve the royal status of being a Billing Girl and adapting to a place where billionaires study but disappointingly enough, it wasn’t. But to make you feel better, there indeed are MANY mysteries and secrets surrounding the Academy and Billings which are slowly revealed in the series later. If you’re a Pretty Little Liars fan then I suggest you continue reading this because Kate Brian has really handled the remainder of the series very well. 

Recommends it to: Honestly? No one. But if you can move past the awfulness of first book and read remaining of the series patiently then to - 1) People who like Chick Lit + Thrillers. 2) Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game fans.

Read and reviewed on GoodReads on February 7, 2013.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

BOOK RECOMMENDATION!


MUST READ.
MUST READ.
MUST FREAKIN' READ.

This book blew my brains away!
Even though I had seen the movie long back before reading the book, it still got to me. I loved it. If there is someone in this world who loves horror/thriller and hasn't read it yet should first, smack them self in the head and then go to their nearest bookstore or order this book online and start reading it the minute they get it. Totally worth it.

A-M-A-ZZZZ-I-N-G.

I'm out of words, just...just read it, guys!

5 Stars!

Read on September 18, 2012.

My take on: SCHOOL SPIRITS by Rachel Hawkins

Here I am with a huge bag of disappointment, and let me tell you why...




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2 Stars.

School Spirits is the first book of the spin-off series of a young-adult fantasy Hex Hall series.
I’d give this 3 stars, because it wasn’t that bad, (but yeah, it was pretty bad) – but I had given Spellbound and Demonglass 3 stars and when compared School Spirits to them, it deserves nothing more than 2.

Like I said, this was pretty bad
First of all, Izzy wasn’t even slightly cool. She was a badass, but a boring badass, and what use it that?  We all loved Sophie in Hex Hall because she was hilarious but its like Izzy didnn’t even know what humor meant! Her narration was very life-less whereas Sophie’s made us laugh like crazy. Then the other side characters are okay, Dex is crushworthy but Romy and Anderson are those same old characters which now authors know we are bound to like.

Then comes the story.
It was very clear from just a few pages in that this series is a money-making attempt. Without a solid foundation and a really weak plot this book was just slapped together to present Hex Hall fans with something to feast upon.
To be very honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this book as I considered this would be a pass-time book, the same breezy read like its predecessor with awesome set of characters, fairly interesting plot and of course someone with a sense of humor like Sophie. But School Spirits was extremely disappointing even with such low expectations
The plot was so premature. Like the matter hadn’t been thought for very long and just written out in a haste. The ending took me by surprise, that I’ll admit. I couldn’t figure out that ghostly-business and was very surprised to see who it was and the story behind The Mysterious (yet charming) Dex.

Sometimes it seemed like Rachel Hawkins was trying to pull-off a miniature Bloodlines. Izzy being a pole opposite of Sophie like Sydney – Rose, and then she toned down the snarky narration like Rose Hathaway was the sarcasm-queen but Sydeny , not so much. Then Dex wears expensive clothes and has green eyes and has awesome one-liners. Remind you of someone, people? Iz, like Sydney was also socially incompetent and had romantic doubts. In the end she settled for 'I like you, may even love but lets stay friends for now' crap. (without any reason)

Final thoughts – I may read its sequel IF I get a review from a reliable source that it gets better and funnier ( I miss Jenna, Archer, Sophie etc :\ ) but to people who have a very high expectations with this one. Please tone it down a notch or else you’ll be disappointed a LOT. This isn’t even recommended. Just read it to fill your curiosity.


Read and reviewed on GoodReads on May 23, 2013.

My take on: HEX HALL trilogy by Rachel Hawkins


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Hex Hall is a YA Fantasy series of 3 books by Rachel Hawkins consisting of – Hex Hall, Demonglass and Spellbound. It is a series that I would love to love.

But.

Yes, there is always a ‘but’. Still, before that let me go over the story, characters, writing etc thingies.

Story is as normal as a teen-fantasy book could be. It has a school – called Hecate (Hex) – to train witches, fairies, weres etc. Like most of the cases we have a female protagonist who is short and ugly but in this case she is not loony and a little less ugly, thank god for that. 
Sophie Mercer is an amazingly cool teenager who thinks of herself as Miss Do Nothing but like allll other books she has something else in store for her. Then what makes this series a slight more lovable? It’s writing and its little story too but for me it was more about the writing.

If you’re thinking that by ‘writing’ I mean it is poetic in sound and exuberant in words. You couldn’t be any more wrong. 
This book is actually funny, no funny is not right –it’s HILARIOUS! I could NOT stop laughing the whole time. I used to read same lines over and over again and laugh like crazy! Rachel Hawkins has already won my heart because of her sense of humour and after the first book I had made up my mind, no matter how the story turns out to be I will read the complete series and every other book by her.
Here are some quirks –

  “Now, Sophia, would you care to tell me why you're here by the pond instead  of reporting to your next class?"
"I'm experiencing some teenage angst, Mrs. Casnoff," I answered. "I need to, like, write in my journal or something.” 

“He raised an eyebrow, which made me totally jealous. I've never been able to do that. I always just end up raising both of them and looking surprised or scared instead of sardonic.” 

“You're the healing janitor dude."
"Groundskeeper."
"Isn't that like a janitor?"
"No, it's like a groundskeeper.” 

{I am sooooooo re-reading those books! They can make me laugh in worst of the circumstances.}

Okay, the ‘but’ I mentioned. 
Characters, they lack finishing. Rachel Hawkins, I suppose is an incredulously funny woman and gave that quality to EVERY character in the book! Sophie, Archer, Jenna, Sophie’s dad, Elodie etc, everyone’s character was similar. There was a little bit of variation like Cal, Mrs. Casnoff but not much. Also, it lacked development. Sophie was going through so much but it’s like it didn’t affect her much except for 2 or 3 lines. That’s cool in a way too but there should’ve been a little more maturity in roles. That’s my only problem with the series.

Its sequels Demonglass and Spellbound are engaging too. The story actually gets better (in my opinion, some of my friends have a rather contrary opinion) and to my surprise there was no ‘forbidden love’ element - even though it was kind of forbidden but Sophie didn’t make a big fuss about it - and all the regular Paranormal crap we have nowadays. Its story was short, confined and satisfying at that. These books are so thin and tiny that they go by with a good amount of pace and you'd be at the end before you know it. It’s again, not one in a million kind of book, but it is very good for light-reading and cheering up your mood. Each of the three books are hardly 200 pages long but cover substantial amount of plot than the 300+ pages long Fallen, Halo, Twilight, Hush,Hush series etc. could ever do. I’m sure if someone has read Hex Hall they might not consider it a favourite but they will not hate it either. There is something very cozy about this series and I am eagerly waiting for its Spin-off School Spirits series. :D


Overall series - 3.5 Stars

Read and reviewed on June 15, 2012 on GoodReads.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

My take on: INFERNO by Dan Brown


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3.5 Stars


This could’ve been a 5-star book if not for Dan Brown’s monotonous writing, a few clich├ęd scenes and a historical base not as interesting as Angels & Demons or Da Vinci Code. 

Inferno, in my opinion has been Brown’s most thoughtful work yet. The topic most regarded in this book –overpopulation and its effects – will really make you stop and worry about the world and its future for a moment.
The whole book’s outer premise is inspired by Dante’s The Divine Comedy. In the first 120 pages or so, I doubted whether that was a good idea or not as I did not find myself getting involved in the story.
It starts with Langdon waking up in a hospital with no recollection of last 2 days events and he was required to solve a mystery within next 24 hours - with a beautiful companion, of course – half of which he had already solved but did not remember.
A part of this has been Brown’s concept in all of his books and I found myself getting vexed of it in the beginning itself but after a while when the chasing and hunting began, it became a lot more compelling. I like the thrill-ride that his books provide, the story starts moving at such a pace that you just can’t put the book down.
The part that I’ve always enjoyed in Brown’s books is when Langdon and his accomplice decrypt secret codes and discover mysterious pathways – all of which in this book were based on the mentioned poem. When I compare them to the alluring quest of Angels & Demons, I do not find them intriguing enough but they were intriguing all the same.

The mystery of this book does not hold any water, though. It is right before our eyes and anyone can guess it with ease. I think Dan Brown should just stick to a thriller format and not bother with a suspense, that would suit him more because it gets disappointing every time to predict the twist yourself . Apart from this, the other thing I did not like at all was *sighs* the writing. Langdon travels to world’s most wondrous cities and monuments but I don’t understand the way he describes them. The astoundingly gorgeous buildings like St. Mark’s Basilica, Palazzo Vecchio etc he enters are elucidated in such a manner that I cannot form their image in my mind. I have to use Google every time he mentions something of importance. That is very aggravating. 

But the sub-plot, as I had spoken of is very thoughtful. First, when the concept of Denial is introduced, it will perk up your interest and second, there is a conversation between the two characters where Langdon’s lady friend asked him this and I’ve been pondering over it since -

“If you could throw a switch and randomly kill half the population on earth, would you do it?…What if you were told that if you didn’t throw that switch right now, the human race would be extinct in the next hundred years?” 

Along with this, there are several pensive issues brought up in this story including the surprising ending that will convince you of that yes, this time Dan Brown has reached out and applied some effort so he could be considered a serious author. He is not among my favourites but he is someone whose books I will always look forward to.


Read and reviewed on GoodReads on June 14, 2013.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Mini-review: REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier



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5 Stars.


"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." 


This is undoubtedly the most haunting opening line of any book ever. From the very first line itself this book maintains a chilling tone which will make your heart beat faster and scare you when you’re alone in your room. 

The only mistake I committed was reading Mary Higgins Clark’s A Cry in The Night before Rebecca .They both were eerily similar to each other in the beginning, that was a good book too but this one was miles better.

But good thing their resemblance faded after first 130 pages or so, this book took a more sharper and sinister turn later. Every single thing led to build up an ominous feeling inside you, as if a shadow is following you.
I can say I simply loved this book, it was just perfection to me. The writing was disturbingly beautiful and buffed to supremacy. 
I recommend this to all mystery/horror fans out there. Rebecca is the epitome of precision, doesn't get any better than this. 
Must-read, this one.

Read and reviewed on GoodReads on April 12, 2013.

'THE FAULT IN OUR STARS' Movie!!



I know I'm not the first person to be excited about the TFiOS movie adaptation, but hey, this is my blog. I can post whatever I want, whenever I want.

Those of you who are following John Awesome Green already know he has been roaming around the set and giving us updates for the past two days.
The Fault in Our Stars is certainly not a literary masterpiece or one-of-the-best-books-ever but it hit me in the heart. Hard. I love it with a love I have in the little corner of my heart, and so it is very dear to me. Like the others, I am super-excited for the movie - keeping the questions and frowns about the casting aside. So when I saw John Green's continuous posts on his twitter, tumblr, everywhere, I knew I had to talk about it!


Here are our Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters! 
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, respectively were cast in the lead roles a while back. Their credibility has been questioned a lot since then by people and I am among the lot. Shailene is a good actress (proven by The Descendants and NOT her crappy show) and Ansel looks cute and everything but the first problem of all is, Shailene doesn't fit Hazel's description and second, we've never seen Ansel act before! He has been cast in Stephen King's adaptation of Carrie and Veronica Roth's Divergent (Where he plays Shailene's brother. Weird!) but those movies are long overdue. Us fangirls will storm and cause a riot if they mess up Gus's role.
Lets just keep our fingers crossed and pray that they've cast the right people because TFiOS is a movie adaptation I am really looking forward to. Even more than Vampire Academy or Divergent. The Book Thief trailer made me lose faith in humanity a little, but lets keep that topic for another day.


Here's Green with Shailene, reading poetry. 
I am guessing he is teaching her how to recite 'The Love Song' by J. Alfred Pufrock for the 'flight' scene. 
:D




With Josh Boone as director and Sam Tramwell, Laura Dern in the supporting roles, TFiOS movie is going to hit the theaters sometime in 2014. And I cannot really express any further how excited I am about it!

John Green's chair on the movie set.
Brb. Gotta go and do my job of being a fangirl potato.

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