Review: Due North

Author: Magnolia Robbins.
Genre: Romance, LGBT, Fantasy.
Rating: 🍫🍫🍫🍫


On a perfectly ordinary Christmas night, Santa Claus found Mitzi Mayfield in a tiny bassinet in Manhattan. For twenty years, Mitzi knew nothing but the comfort of her small magical village in the North Pole and the love of the Claus’ who had adopted her. That was until she was thrust into the real world on an adventure to find her birth parents. Finding love, however, was the last thing on her mind.

The very idea of Christmas made real-life scrooge Amelia Banner ill. A high-end accountant, her days were predictable and orderly, just the way she liked it. Yet even still, Amelia had always felt like there was something missing from her life.

When fate brings Mitzi and Amelia together on a cold December night, they find their lives quickly intertwining. While Amelia helps Mitzi on her journey of self-discovery, she herself discovers a little bit of love for the season. As the two begin to fall for one another, secrets of their lives begin to reveal themselves and their fairytale romance starts to get complicated.
Do Mitzi and Amelia let their past define them? Or do they realize that maybe all they really want for Christmas, is each other?

Cover Review:

The cover is sweet, Christmassy and super cute!

Book Review:

I loved the idea of the novel as well as the characters, and it was a sweet story, and totally festive. 

A good Christmas read, but at the same time I found it to be too cheesy. 

I liked the storyline, and some of the characters, but I found Mitzi too sweet. Much too sweet. 

Though the book was pretty short so I don't mind it much. 

Overall, Due North was a cute, sweet read and I enjoyed reading it!

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Which was the best Christmas themed book you read this year? Let me know in the comments! 

Review: The Ones Who Got Away

Author: Roni Loren
Genre: Romance
Rating: 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫💖


Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence.

It's been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night—a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away.
Liv Arias thought she'd never return to Long Acre—until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs...

Cover Review: Who doesn't like kissing in the rain? The cover is a go go for me because I love romance novels!

Book Review:

The Ones Who Got Away made me cry, then made me laugh-like clutch my stomach, roll on the floor laugh, then made me cry some more and finally left me off with a goofy grin on my face. 

I don't think I just read this book, I felt it. I felt it with my heart, every dialogue and every chapter. 

Leotards aren't meant to wrangle all that boy business so things...escaped. The rest of the guys called him Glitter Balls for about a year afterwards.

I loved the characters, especially Olivia for her badass attitude. 

This review is going to be short because all I have to say about this book are praises. And I don't have a vocabulary good enough to describe just how much I love this book. 

I'll be waiting for you when you get home.
However long it takes.
You're worth the wait.

The Ones Who Got Away is definitely going to be one of the books that I'll re-read again and again. 

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I definitely recommend this book to everyone! If you're a Romance lover, read it. If you aren't, still read it. It's definitely worth it!

Review: The Legend of The Blue Eyes

Author: B. Kristin McMichael
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫


Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood.

On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.
There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother’s family or her father’s—and for once in her life, decide her own fate.

Cover Review:

Umm. . . What can I say about this cover? I'd definitely have picked this book up and read the blurb (and be completely hooked right then) so I guess it's a pretty good one! :)

Book Review:

I loved The Legend of The Blue Eyes! The whole concept was well thought and well written, it was a fun experience, reading this novel. 

The characters were all absolutely awesome too, except of course, the villians! I loved Devin for his level headedness, Brenton for his 'I never give a damn about the rules' attitude and Arianna for being the clueless person she is, dragged all through this novel-which is her story-without having the slightest idea of what was going on till halfway through the book. And I don't mean that negatively.

Well sure it was frustrating when everyone kept secrets from her (and me!) but it really helped build the story up to perfection so I'm not too miffed about that. 

This book was full of sweet, funny and beautiful moments, and a few heart-breaking ones near the end. 

The Legend of The Blue Eyes was beautiful, amazing and utterly unputdownable. I stayed up late (yet again!) to finish this masterpiece.

I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy! <3

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I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is a fantasy lover!

P.s. This book is available for free right now! 💖

Review: Darker

Author: E.L. James
Genre: Romance, Erotica
Rating: 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫


E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.

Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms.

But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana’s scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian’s confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons? Or will the possessiveness of Elena, his seducer, and the deranged devotion of Leila, his former submissive, drag Christian down into the past?
And if Christian does win Ana back, can a man so dark and damaged ever hope to keep her?

Cover Review:

The cover is the usual gray stuff. Not a fan of it, that's for sure. 

Book Review:

I didn't read the first book in this series (The Christian's POV series that is) because I hadn't really enjoyed Fifty Shades Of Grey. I wouldn't have continued reading it then had I not been so curious about Christian's past. And so I read Fifty Shades Darker. I had never imagined that I'd fall in love with it. 

So when Darker came out, I knew I had to read it, even if I hadn't read the first one. And I did read it. And loved it even more, if that's possible. 

I didn't really know what to expect. I had thought that this book being from Christian's POV would be dark, cold, hard just like he was portrayed in the earlier books. But no. This person was so different from the one I had known. I never thought I'd use this word to describe this person, but Christian Grey in Darker was...cute. Yes, cute! On the inside he sounded just like a teenager. Hurt, confused, in love and human. 

So yeah, despite everything, despite all the negative vibes about this book and series, I loved Darker. <3

I'm not sure I'll read the next book when it comes out, because Fifty Shades Darker was my favorite in the series and that's the only reason why I read Darker. Maybe I will. Maybe not. 

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Did you ever fall in love with such a book? A book that has a lot of negative reviews around it? Like this series and Twilight Saga (which is another one of my favorites)? 

The Last Book-Haul of 2017

December is here, and my exams are fast approaching. Yet, I managed to snag some really awesome novels in a Book Sale this Sunday!

When I first told my Dad about the sale, he gave me a flat out no, reasoning that I've exams and I need to study!

So I spent the whole shopping trip sulking and saying no to everything he asked me if I wanted. I was really, really sad. 

Next thing I know, we're parking in front of the sale venue! 

I promised Dad I won't read any of these till my exams end (March 10, ugh!) and finally got to buy these beauties for Rs. 850, around $14. 

Here's the list, with Goodreads links if you wanna check any of them out: 

The Mystery Of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes.

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
(This was the first book I read by Jodi Picoult, though it was a borrowed copy that I read. I finally have my own copy!)

Only To Die Again by Patrick Lee.

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill.

Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin.

Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris.

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

A Year At Star And Sixpence by Holly Hepburn.

Fortune's Rock by Anita Shreve.

Have you read any of these? I can't wait for my exams to come and go so I can read these! 💖

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