Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin

The last piece or shall I say master piece in the series is A Court of Wings and Ruins. A final call for everyone to either fight or run away. But there is no run away. This review may contains spoilers from the previous two books so if you haven’t read them yet, I would recommend not to continue.

The story begin from where it was left. Nesta and Elain were forcedly made Fae through Caldron. The trauma and terror has silenced Elain and added more coldness to Nesta. Feyre was left with no other option than to pretend. Pretend that Rhys has captured her mind. She was not herself when she made that bond with him. She doesn’t want to live with him and return back to Tamlin.

The story begins when Feyre plans to ruin every inch of Spring Court as Tamlin was the responsible to what happened to her sisters. She decided to turn his people against him. So many troubles, so many hurdles yet she succeed and return to Rhys. And there they start negotiating with all the other courts to help them in fighting the upcoming battle. Hybern and his army is no small troop that they could handle all by themselves. Meetings are done, bargains are made. Alliances are made. But to defeat the Caldron itself, is a thing that no one knows. The only answer is hidden in the book that Amren is decoding. But what if Amren is decoding the book for her own purposes? Will she remains loyal to the inner circle and to Rhys? This is what I don’t wanna tell you people to explore the story by yourself.

I literally loved how the story flourished. The beauty of the book was the peace within and war outside. The relationships that held you so strong. The characters that become so vibrant and alive. I enjoyed the encounters of Nesta and Cassian and how they are getting more and closer. Lucien, on the other hand, is a mate of Elain who is still in love with his mortal love. The tension, the jealousy that is ripping him in so many pieces and now he can understand what Rhys was going through at the time. After reading the whole novel, I wanted to know more of Tamlin’s POV. I wanted to know what on earth he was thinking when he was in that meeting! And after all that why he even come in the end. There are so many things that I am curious about. I loved how Rhys and his inner circle do each n everything in their power to protect Velaris and Prythein. I am literally in love with all equally, but more with Rhys because you know he is the most handsome high lord 😀 I would recommend you all to go and read this series right now if you haven’t. You won’t regret it.

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Just Another Citizen: R is to Respect

Hello fellas! It’s been a long time when I have written again with the same prompt where I try to raise my voice regarding different social issues and not just highlight them but try to provide a solution or two so that we don’t have to just worry for the problem but implement the solution.

I have encountered this problem every now and then, though it seems so innocent that no one even notices. That is how we deal with the people who are less privileged or let’s say that they somehow assist in doing our daily chores. Here I am talking about the drivers, house maids, waiters and many others to example. Observing my surroundings, I have seen many people misbehaving with such people who are there to serve you and not your anguish. They are here to do their job just as one of us go to office, or their working place and perform our duties. Our moral behavior went so down that sometimes we don’t refrain from considering them lesser human.

The problem is so diluted in our system that we don’t feel it anymore. We misbehave, without acknowledging the age because he is someone working under us. I have seen so many younger kids abusing and scolding their drivers as they are I don’t know what term to use here. And not just kids even the elders among us behaves like if they are paying to someone for their services they have also bought the right to humiliate and insult them.

Respect is a basic human right! And people who called themselves so called educated must recall some of their moral and ethical values. Being a servant or assist you is not an insult but a part of their job and we must respect that they are doing hard work and not merely sitting or begging.

The solution? Start learning to respect. Start counting and treating them as human. Don’t wait for someone else to start but be the one to take the initiative and forget what the rest of the world has word about it. The peon in your office also has family. He is a superhero for his daughter no matter what. Smile for them, pay regards to them. They are not lesser human than us. A mere gesture of gratitude towards what the services they offer won’t cost you anything but for the other side it would be a great impact on someone’s overall outlook to the world.

Lecture enough?? But I hope being a reader you can feel the words of mine. Start from your own self and bring the change within.

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

After reading ACOTAR, I was unable to read anything but the next book in the series. I wanted to know what is awaiting for Feyre in the coming future, what would be the next step of Rhys after having the bargain between him and Feyre. So, these all question among many other. I enter into the world of Prythein once again to find the answers. I would warn people to read ACOTAR before reading this review because there would be some spoilers from the previous book.

The story begins from where it left. After killing Amarantha, the aftermaths are still lingering in the form of nightmares that made Feyre puke whole nights long. She was getting weaker and weaker with every day passing, but unfortunately she had none to talk about it as Tamlin is struggling the same. There is a deep silence between the two who thrive hard to be together and now let with nothing but void. Tamlin’s behavior is what making situation worst. He didn’t allow Feyre to do anything besides sitting home and enjoy herself. Being Feyre, this is not she is born for! And now after being a Fae, one of their kind, the curiosity is now at a peak. There comes wedding that makes thing worst as Feyre is nowhere near ready to get married after all she suffered and there devils come without a warning just before the wedding, Rhysand. For the sake of bargain, Feyre had no choice but to go with him.

There Feyre explores about what it is being at Night Court. The first task assigned by Rhysand to Feyre is to learn reading and writing… The lessons are pathetic (for Feyre) as she has to keep writing sentences like Rhysand is the male every female ever dreamed of. Rhysand is the most handsome high lord. And with no option left, Feyre did it.

Each visit back to Spring Court is getting worst, and the dead end came when Tamlin locked Feyre in the home. Mor, Rhysand’s cousin took her from there and a new story begins as Feyre wants to learn to unleash her powers and stay at Night Court.

The story then shows the power Feyre is to unleash, the truth that lies underneath. The wicked Rhysand, High lord of Night Court, has kept a lot of secrets from Feyre that would be exposed one by one as the book progress. There are threats, there are risks, but there is family, there are friends who are to be saved and cherished.

I love the book to the core! The building relationship between Rhys and Feyre is what was expected as she abandoned Spring Court. I got to know more about Rhys in the book that I utterly loved and devoured because yes, Rhysand is the most handsome High Lord of history! My most favorite scene from the book is a spoiler so read further at your own risk. I loved when Feyre got to know that Rhys is her mate, the reaction and how she got herself locked in the cottage and the whole thing to digest of Rhys being her mate. I loved how Rhys sent her small notes that disappear. The chuckles and laughter she could listen through the bond. The way Feyre sooth Rhys when he had a nightmare about Amarantha. They share their happiness, they share their pain, and they share their minds and soul. A bond so strong that no matter what can never be broken.

“To the stars who listen, to the dreams that are answered”

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

How did I find the book?

Thanks to my bookstagram family who kept asking me reading this book. Recently I have joined a Facebook group of fandom for the series and I was just so obsessed by the book that I have no other way but to read and find out myself! Special thanks to my friends Anum and Mahnoor who kept on asking me to read it as soon as possible so that they don’t blurt out any spoiler in front of me as they have ruined Heartless 😀

Journey:

As many of the people suggest it is a retelling of beauty and the beast, I could find the glimpse as a girl who was being taken away to follow the treaty or face the consequences otherwise by a beast. Feyre, the heart of Tamlin who has got her feet in the court of Spring and despite of all the odds fall in love with him

But there’s a curse, a curse to be broken. A curse that has spelled by Amarantha, a woman of brutality and cruelty as her pet. Let Feyre accept her love in front of Tamlin and the curse would be broke. But fate has planned something else, as Tamlin sent her back to her land of mortals. And soon she realized that Tamlin needs her.

An interesting yet cunning character, Rhysand, high lord of Night court is what being played by Amarantha as her puppet. The encounter of Feyre and Rhysand are not good enough and there she found him at the Amarantha’s palace where Amarantha made a bargain to fulfill three of her tasks. I’m definitely not going to tell if she was able to break the curse and find Tamlin but it was an adorable read definitely

Pieces I adored:

I loved when Tamlin brought her to the river and they swam around it. I loved when Feyre learnt about the history of Lucien and how easily they become friends. The horrors of Under the Mountain were so devastating but the music that brought a bit of hope to Feyre somehow. The courage, determination and stubbornness even on the face of death shown by Feyre was commendable. The cunning character of Rhysand and how he bet on Feyre that she would win the first round was somehow interesting. The bond, the bargain they made to save Feyre from death. I loved the tattoo that kept on looking at Feyre, seems to be a sort of spy set by Rhysand? We’ll definitely find out in the next book.

Review: Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

How did I find this book?

I don’t exactly remember how I got introduced to this book but it was near the release of this book and it was through some bookish website I guess. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite Disney movie and reading a retelling about the story was something I couldn’t wait for. But again I searched for this as soon as it got released but it wasn’t available here. So again, I went for Ebook. The cover of this book actually called me every time I saw the book in my bookstagram feed.

Journey:

This book was definitely a quick read and I finished it almost in two to three days. I loved how the story was bound within the castle and how things were not turned upside down. The curious nature of Belle and her love for books was what prominent. The story began when Beast gifted Belle the library, and she just want to read every single book of it. But Belle found out an enchanted book within the library that was meant to read just by her. A book that wants her more than Belle wants to get rid of the castle. The beautiful world of the book is what Belle consider as a wonderful escape from her lifetime imprisonment at Beast’s castle. But is it literally an escape? Or should Belle actually think of one? This is where I leave you people to explore the book!

Pieces I adored:

I actually enjoyed the cute character of Chip as I can actually imagine him from the cartoon movie. I loved how the story began within the middle of the story as I didn’t know what exactly the story would be. I also loved the introduction of the two new characters in the book and how they had a great impact on the lives of Belle and Beast. These two characters were a sort of writers of the story of Belle and Beast. I won’t write the name here as its just sort of spoiler here I guess. I also liked the lesson taught in the book that we shouldn’t look for escapes from our problems but face them and find solution for them. The book was exciting, light read and fast paced. I would recommend this book to all the fans of retelling and beauty and the beast.

 

Review: Eliza and Her Monsters

How did I meet this book?

Well, thanks to my bookstagram community who keep on posting about all the latest books and stuff that I become easily obsessed with. I have seen this book in one of the reading club and it made me read its synopsis. The synopsis was definitely strong enough to make me drool over the book! So, there you go! Again, the book was not available in my region so I have to go for e-book.

Journey:

The story begin with an extreme introvert named Eliza who is actually living two different lives. One online, the other offline. Her online life is full of happenings and she is the creator of one of the most famous comics online and everyone adores her. Whereas, her offline life is equally opposite as no one knows about her reality, she has no friends at school and she doesn’t have much interest in making one either. Things changes as Wallace approached her, a tall, broad shoulder guy who is too silent to be real! The story move along as the offline and online lives are no more secret! What would happen to Eliza and her top secret and how would Wallace takes it? Well, that’s your cup of tea to explore the book more 😉

Pieces I adore:

I really love the concept being depicted here. The life of teenagers these days, including myself, has been the same. We are busy in our online lives and making virtual friends and so many other things that we are left with no time for actual or real world. The difference that has created vacuum between two generations i.e. parents and kids. The struggle of a teenager shown here was actual real. We, being teenagers surrounded by technology are facing more troubles as our parents rarely understand or try to understand our side of story. I loved how the parents actually try to make everything good but unfortunately just good according to their own mindset. Parents want us good but their ways sometimes get wrong and this book depicts it well. I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars as this book definitely entertained me yet covers some sensitive issues about the life of an introvert.

Review: Heartless

How did I find this book?

A book that I chose based on its cover! I loved that black and red cover that filled my insta feed. I didn’t know anything about the book until I asked my bookstagram friends about this book. They told me that you definitely going to love it. I got this book on my birthday as a gift, unfortunately that black cover was not available. But I was so enthusiast to read and finish this book that I grabbed it after finishing the book I was reading and start devouring the pleasures this book had for me.

Journey:

This book approximately took 20 days to be completed. Yeah, it’s too long for such a book but I didn’t want to hurry and I was actually having a really short time for reading due to my commitments at office. Anyhow, this book was what I expect it to be. A total heartbreak! A woman who once adored simple things actually become heartless and the heart wrenching journey that shook me to my core. I was carried out by Jest. Oh how much I adore him, though he did everything to save Catherine, oh I mean Your Majesty! But the righteous things don’t often come from heart, do they? One mistake that shattered everyone. One wrong decision that took away everything and made her the Queen of Hearts or shall I say the Queen of Hearts with no heart at all…

Pieces I adored:

I love every single word of this book. It’s the first ever piece I read by Marissa Meyer and I just have no words for how she build the characters. It shows how each single one was flawed yet necessary to fulfill the destiny. It shows how small acts can bring up great and sometimes devastating changes in your life that you are not ready to accept yet you have to endure all the pain life has given you. Some cry, others become cold to it. They stop feeling and become heartless.