Book Reviews

Book Review: Rabbit Cake

Rabbit Cake by Annie  Hartnett

★★★

Book – Rabbit Cake
Author – Annie Hartnett
Genre – Young Adult – Contemporary
Date Published- March 7th 2017
Publisher- Tin House Books

General  Thoughts:

A story about coping up with a loss of someone. That’s what i need.
My cousin lost his dad and he is just about the age the protagonist in this book. I could connect to this book on so many different levels.


Plot Summary:

Elvis lost her mother when she was ten and this is a heartbreaking story about dealing with grief over the loss of someone you love. Everybody deals with grief differently, and this story depicts it perfectly. I couldn’t help but hug this book.

Things I liked:

  • Elvis. She is smart and cute and i love her. I liked the little animal facts she used to find out and i like how  she was so worried about her dad and her elder sister all the time.
  • The Grieving process was bought together perfectly. How they were so dependent on their mothet, and how everyone deals with greif differently.

Things I didn’t like:

  • I kind of got a little uncomfortable when the mother’s character was  being portrayed in a bad way. 
  • I thought Ernest’s  and Miss Ida’s characteristics were a little too super natural at times and absolutely unnecessary.
  • The mess about lizzie is sometimes annoying but maybe necessary for the story.

I would recommend it to someone that’s mourning for someone or knows someone that is.
Because you got to do what you got to do, to get going.
Arc · Book Reviews

Book Review(ARC): Mer – Joelle Sellner

Mer

★★★

Book – Mer
Author – Joelle Sellner
Illustrator- Abby Boeh.
Genre – Graphic Novel (Fantasy)
Expected publication- April 19th 2017
Publisher- Diamond Book Distributors


*I got this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review



Goodreads Review
Mer

General  Thoughts:

A story about Mermaids? Yes Please.
I absolutely love reading about merfolks, other magical sea creatures and myths.


Plot Summary:

Aryn and her family has moved to a new town for a fresh start. She lost her mother recently, and is trying to make new friends. A hot guy of the school, starts to like her instantly, who apparently isn’t human. There are also some dark forces who might be dangerous to her.

Things I liked:

  • The artwork and illustrations were phenomenal, I really liked how the coloring is mainly blue, keeping the theme together. I also liked how there are character illustrations at the end of the book, along with some mer-myths, which made it really interesting for a nerd like me.
  • I liked the character development, especially Aryn’s and Adrian’s. The first few pages of the book, already made me empathize with Aryn, and i found it harder to put the book down.
  • I like how the book has a potential book merchandize too, and i totally want to get my hands on it. ( and pretend i am a mermaid too :p)
  • The story was a bit too predictable until the end which blew me away,  and i totally liked the whole idea of Atlantis .

Things I didn’t like:

  • Like i said, the story was a little too predictable at the beginning, but it did manage to take me by surprise. Also, i kind of wanted a little more on Aryn and Adrian’s love story which was too instant. ( The Author could potentially add a few more pages)
  • Personally If i got to know someone was a mermaid or not a normal human being i would not just accept it, like i would have a little freakout session at least, which i guess lacked in the story.

It was a quick read, and i would recommend this to someone that likes mermaid stories.


Wise Words

10 Life Quotes from Mosquitoland.

  1. “When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cried while you rejoice.” 

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  2. I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.”

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  3. “I’m feeling reckless – or honest, maybe. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell the difference.”3.jpg
  4. “I swear, the longer I live, the less things make sense.”5.jpg
  5. “Sometimes, things are more embarrassing when you’re alone. I guess when no one’s around to hear your stupidity, you’re forced to bear the brunt of it.”7.jpg
  6. “She never said so out loud, but some things speak loud enough on their own.”9.jpg
  7. What if … what if … what if … I play the What If? game all the time. But it’s rigged, is the thing. Impossible to win. Asking What If? can only lead to Maybe Things Could Have Been Different, via Was It My Fault?8.jpg
  8. “But that’s the personality of change, isn’t it? When it’s slow, it’s called growth; when it’s fast, it’s change.” 

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  9. “Life can be a real son of a bitch sometimes, bringing things back around long after you’ve said good-bye.”6.jpg
  10. “You spend you life roaming the hillsides, scouring the four corners of the earth, searching desperately for just one persons to fucking get you. And I’m thinking, if you can find that, you’ve found home.” 

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TBR

APRIL – TBR

March has been a fairly good reading month.
I read a total of 10 books and i guess i would like to maintain that to reach my goodreads goal.

Here are the books i plan to read this month:

ARCS:

Zenn DiagramMerAll Things NewMe, Myself, and Lies for Young Women: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

I received a free copy of these books from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

FICTION:

Rabbit CakeVeronika Decides to DieThe Hate U GiveThe Kite Runner


Now these are just the books I am going to get to, and  I  probably can have a few more books to add to the books I finished in April.
Also, i was wondering if i could buddy read any of these, please let me know.

WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS MONTH?

Wrap Ups

March – Wrap up

March has been quite a diverse reading month.
I finally got myself to go through audio books.. I always felt less connected to the book if it was in audio format, but i guess it also depends on the narrator and type of book you pick up. So i am glad, i am finally able to listen to audio book… that makes it so easier for me to read more books…. YAY

I read a total of 10 books this month.

The Reptile Room by Lemony SnicketMe & Earl & the Dying Girl by Jesse AndrewsThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoMosquitoland by David  Arnold

The Twits by Roald DahlThe Secret of the Nagas by Amish TripathiThe Enormous Crocodile by Roald DahlHabits That Stick: The Ultimate Guide To Building Powerful Habits That Stick Once and For All (FREE WORKBOOK INCLUDED)
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeThe Walking Dead, Vol. 04: The Heart's Desire

STATS:

FICTION: 7

NON-FICTION: 2

COMICS: 1

PAGES READ: 1980

 

Wrap Ups

February – Wrap Up.

It’s been a busy month, and i haven’t done alot of reading
*SIGHS*

FICTION

1. The Immortals of Meluha  – Amish Shrivastava(India)
  ( Mythology) (2010) The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy, #1)

Pages: 436
Format: Ebook (Google Play Books)
Rating : 4.0 / 5.0

I am not the one to enjoy Mythology, but this was so beautifully written. 🙂
The story behind the blue throat, and the Trishul and turtle formations during the war…
The ending is bit of a cliff hanger and i cant wait to dive into the next book.

 

2.Fall Too Far – Abbi Glines(America)
  (Romance) (2012) Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beach, #1; Too Far, #1)

Pages: 300
Format: Ebook (Google Play Books)
Rating : 4.0 / 5.0

So Obviously i picked up a romance book, it’s the month of february. 🙂
It was Hot..lol.. Enough said.
I did kind of get weird out with the whole step brother thing, but over all i loved it..:)

COMICS

3. The Walking Dead: Volume 3 | Safety Behind Bars – Robert Kirkman(America)The Walking Dead, Vol. 03: Safety Behind Bars

(Comics) (2005)

Pages: 136
Format – Ebook (Computer)
Rating: 4.0/5.0

So many twists in one volume…Like OMG

 

 

 

 

NON FICTION

4. Follow Every Rainbow – Rashmi Bansal (India)
  (Non-Fiction) (2013)  Follow Every Rainbow

Pages: 361
Format: Ebook Kindle)
Rating : 4.0 / 5.0

Such an inspiring read…
Stories about woman entrepreneurs….is exactly what i needed right now.
Every story touched me in a way, especially the parts where their advice sections.