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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.

The issue of Kasmir is a one that is incredibly close to my heart and so, when I was approached by the author with the request of an honest review, I obviously could not refuse. Continue reading “Book Review: The Tree With A Thousand Apples by Sanchit Gupta”

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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: Teenage Diaries…The Days That Were By Saurabh Sharma”

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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: All The Bright Places By Jennifer Niven

 

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RATINGS:-

Writing: 4/5

Characters: 3.5/5

Plot: 3.5/5

Overall Ratings

3.5/5

Age Recommended: 13 and up

“I think about black holes and blue holes and bottomless   bodies of water and exploding stars and event horizons, and a place so dark that light can’t get out once it’s in”

Theodore Finch or ‘freak’ ( as he is commonly called) is an awkward young man. All he does in his free time is come up with ways to kill himself. One day, when grief-stricken Violet Markey appears at the school bell-tower, its pretty unclear who saves whose life. This one meeting is soon to transform the lives of both, Violet and Finch forever and take them on one unforgettable but heart-wrenching journey of love, live and self-discovery.
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Versatile Blogger Award!

I, Nandika Kaul have recently been nominated for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD by the wonderful bloggers at Twin Tales. Be sure to check out their wonderful book blog.

Scroll down to know more about the award, rules, nominees and facts about me!

WHAT IS THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD?

It is a blogging award wherein a blogger nominates 15 other bloggers and the chain continues to felicitate new and worthy bloggers. You could download the versatile blogger award nomination badge (from below) and flaunt your achievement on your blog!

RULES

Show the award on your blog

Thank the person that has nominated you.

Share 7 different facts about yourself

Nominate  15 blogs of your choice

Link your nominees and let them know of the nomination Continue reading “Versatile Blogger Award!”

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Book Review: Beautiful Chaos by Alex Tully

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plot: 3/5

characters: 3/5

writing: 4/5

OVERALL RATING: 3.5/5

Genre : Young Adult,Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Age Recommended : 12 yrs and up

“People say there are moments in life you will never forget.Moments where you feel something so unexpected, so beautiful, so perfect, it actually hurts. It aches down to your core, and you know you are changed forever.”

Brady O’Connell is an ordinary teenager with an extraordinary job of carrying forward  his extraordinary ‘family business’. When he decides to break the rules just once and a large sum of money gets misplaced, he soon finds his life going Topsy-turvy. But among all this confusion, Vivienne, a pretty red-head, is the person who seems to make the whole chaos, in fact, beautiful. Continue reading “Book Review: Beautiful Chaos by Alex Tully”

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REVIEW: When We Collided By Emery Lord

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“No matter what heaven you believe in, your time on this earth will end. What I’m saying is that you should listen—really listen—to the slosh of the waves and the distant call of Pacific birds. You should feel a boy’s pulse against your cheek; you should fill your lungs with ocean air. While you can, I mean. You should do these things while you still can.”

Genre:  fiction, young adult, romance

AGE RECOMMENDED: 13 yrs and up

Ratings:

Plot- 3.5/5

Characters- 4.5/5

Writing- 4.5/5

OVERALL: 4/5

“Even the constellations can see us now: we are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know.”

“Wow” was what i gasped as soon as i finished this beautiful book .

‘When We Collided’ was essentially about this grief-stricken boy Jonah, who has lost his father and is left to deal with all the tension of shouldering the responsibilities of his family. This, is when the gorgeous hurricane of thoughts, Vivi Alexander turns up and transforms Jonah’s life completely! Continue reading “REVIEW: When We Collided By Emery Lord”

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22 NOMINATIONS…YOURS COULD BE ONE OF THEM!

 

Hello readers !

We’ve been away for quite a long time and are really sorry for that. The good news however, is that in these few weeks , we’ve been nominated for two prestigious blogger awards!

We were nominated by Melanie at Paperback Darling  for the ‘Liebster Award’ and Audrey Joy Greathouse, author of the NEVERLAND WARS for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’ on her blog. (Wanna check out Audrey’s interview with us? Click here ) And the best part, is that it’s been less than 3 months since we started blogging!

But you know what? You can get nominated by us ! Continue reading “22 NOMINATIONS…YOURS COULD BE ONE OF THEM!”

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INTERVIEW: Geanna Culbertson, author of ‘Crisanta Knight’

ABOUT

Geanna Culbertson is an author of Crisanta Knight: Protagonist Bound’ and digital marketer at profession! She’s spent several years working in the entertainment industry, spending time at Nickelodeon Animation Studios, the Walt Disney Studios, and Paramount Studios. And currently is work in digital marketing for the most awesome company ever!

INTERVIEW

 1.Tell us a bit about your book ” Crisanta Knight- Protagonist Bound”. Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Geanna Culbertson, author of ‘Crisanta Knight’”