Book Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

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RATINGS :-
Plot : 4/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing : 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING : 4.5/5

Genre : Young Adult, Fiction,Contemporary Romance, Re-telling

Anything can happen once upon a con…

When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.

Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

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INTERVIEW: Sanchit Gupta, author of ‘The Tree With A Thousand Apples’

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ABOUT

Born and brought up in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Sanchit began his career as a part-time copywriter. He went on to co-found his own theatre group, worked as a freelance film screenwriter and as executive producer–fiction for a leading television network. His short stories have been published in several publications and lit festivals, viz Muse India, Indian Ruminations, Contemporary Literary Review India and Tata Lit Live to name a few. He has worked with All India Radio as a talk show host and regularly features in poetry recitals at Prithvi Café, Mumbai. This is his debut novel, the screenplay based on which has been long-listed in Sundance screenwriters’ International lab- US.
When not writing, he is usually hanging out with his wife or looking for people to play poker with.
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Book Review: Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan

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RATINGS :-
Plot : 4/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing : 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING : 4.5/5

Genre : Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action and Adventure,Romance
Age Recommended : 13 yrs and up

“Always protect your queen.”


Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.

Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote – if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with the cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland, where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking.

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Book Review: The Tree With A Thousand Apples by Sanchit Gupta

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Writing- 4/5

Plot- 4/5

Characters- 3.5/5

Overall Ratings- 4/5

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

It’s not very often that we receive review copies of books that completely take us by surprise. The Tree With A Thousand Apples was certainly one of them.

I belong to a region that I haven’t visited for the past seven years. The reason? It’s ‘terribly unsafe’. Between 1980 and 1990, among other Kashmiri Pandits who fled the gorgeous valley, were my relatives. After over two centuries of residing there, the descendents of our ‘Kaul’ clan unfortunately were left with no choice but to leave the valley which they once called home. Slogans saying “Asi gacchi Pakistan, Batav ros te Batanev san” ( We want a Pakistan along with HIndu women but without their men) were openly glorified while most women my dad’s own aunt, chose to hide themselves in closets along with matchsticks (to set themselves on fire) for defense from the ferocious protestors who could barge into the house any moment.

This isn’t my home. You don’t know what it is to be on a lifelong exile. I have no home.

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My Very Own Anna and The French Kiss Dream Crate!!

A lot of us subscribe to books crates but often what we receive inside these crates is not actually according to our wishes. I often wonder what my dream book  crate would look like. That is why I am here with this post today!!

Loot Crate recently shared some details about a fun project with us and made this wish come true! The nerdy subscription service wants to see how fans and book worms can create their very own dream crate!

It took some time for me to come up with a theme but I finally chose Anna and the French Kiss series as my theme.

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Book Review: Teenage Diaries…The Days That Were By Saurabh Sharma

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Ratings :-

Writing : 4/5

Story: 3/5

Characters: 3/5

Overall: 3.5/5

Genre : Young-adult, Middle grade, fiction, Teen

Age recommended: 13 and up

Enter Ganshyam, the boring nerd everyone dreads at school and the under-confident guy whose teenage years are soon going to turn his life topsy-turvy.

With first crushes, kisses, dares and dudes whizzing past like whirlwinds, would Ganshyam fall of the ridge? And most importantly, would he ever be able to get the girl he has come to love? Continue reading

Book Review:Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

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RATINGS :-
Plot : 4/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing : 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING : 4.5/5

Genre : Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action and Adventure,Romance
Age Recommended : 13 yrs and up

“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. Continue reading

Book Review: The Selection By Kiera Cass

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Writing: 4/5

Characters: 3.5/5

Plot: 3.5/5

Overall Ratings: 3.5/5

Genre: young-adult, dystopia, romance

Ages Recommended: 12 and above

Former United States of America has now turned into a monarchy called Ilea, ruled by a king whose heir’s soulmate is chosen from across the country through an extravagant ceremony called ‘The Selection’. For thirty five gorgeous maidens coming from numerous backgrounds and castes, The Selection is an opportunity of a lifetime. For America Singer however, (  Note for the the curious ones: she was named after the great ancient country America. Her surname is derived from her profession) , The Selection is a nightmare. With a committed lover waiting back home, Would she ever opt for a dreamy fairy tale-style life?

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Book Review: Girl Online Going Solo (Girl Online #3) by Zoe Sugg

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RATINGS :-
Plot : 3/5
Characters : 3.5/5
Writing : 3.5/5
OVERALL RATING : 3.5/5

Genre : Young Adult,  Fiction,Contemporary Romance
Age Recommended : 14 yrs and up

“There are a lot of maybes, but it’s better than the nevers that were there before.”

*Goodreads Synopsis*

  As Penny starts the school year she’s ready to face the world – alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends.

Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy – Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey, who she can really help with her stage fright. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her round every corner?

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