Review of The One

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Title: The One

 

Author: Kiera Cass

 

Series: Selection Series

 

Genre: Young Adult

 

Source: Online Read

 

BEST QUOTE OF THE BOOK:

“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.”

 

PEEK – A – BOO

The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

[Source: Goodreads]

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MY TAKE ON THE ONE:

Where should I start it from??? Let me start with the negative remarks and then end my review on a positive note. Yeah yeah! Please don’t be surprised. I do have positive pointers for this book, compared to the previous one, and to be fair- I don’t have too many negative remarks for this book. [Maybe I didn’t have the energy to do so 😉]

  • So let us start with the BRICKS! Yay!! This is the future and rebels use bricks, as weapons, which fly through the window.Sometimes I feel the story doesn’t take place in a palace, but in a village with no boundaries, where anyone can enter with bricks in their hands and nobody even bothers to look at them.I was whacking my head with my tablet. I want to know how high the walls around the palace are. Does the palace have even walls around it or not? What type of cameras have they installed all over, when you can’t see the intruders till they are under your nose? Is there somebody assigned to monitor the cameras? At least place some guards on the palace roof… For God’s sake!!
  • What a wrap up??? Anyone and everyone who could become a nuisance, in making this whole plot reach its required end, is just cleared – in a blink. Whoosh!! Gone…It looks as if the author suddenly got tired of all this stuff, ran out of ideas and hence brought down the shutter. It was a very abrupt end and I felt very detached to the whole thing.

 

There were lots of positive points in this part though:

  • I was happy to see some character development in America Singer – the protagonist showed maturity and control over herself during various events. At last she comes out of her confusion and takes a stand. She faces the king but controls her impulsive behaviour. She stands along with the prince in difficult situations, without wavering or having second thoughts. This was a pleasant transition seen in America’s character. It certainly made the book more interesting than the rest.
  • There were many romantic moments in this whole book which really were beautifully described – Loved the letters from Maxon.
  • There was satisfactory involvement of other competitors in this book. As a reader, I came to know more about their opinions and fears. I could view them in a whole new light. I loved the part where they bond over simple activities and make confessions.
  • This book portrayed Prince Maxon to his best. The qualities which a crown prince should possess came out thoroughly. His stability, calmness and futuristic thinking were well known. Various scenes in the book help us to know about his loyalty towards his country, his zeal to make things right for his subjects, his courage to take steps for creating peaceful environment.
    I had liked this character from the first book itself. But, this time I adored him to the core… especially when he comes out of his shell to express his feelings…

All in all, the third book of this SERIES is a pleasant read.

 

 

Have you read the series? If yes, then what did you think of the book. Please leave your opinions in the comment box below. Would love to read about them.

 

Review of The Elite

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The Elite

Title: The Elite

 

Author: Kiera Cass

 

Series: Selection Series

 

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

 

Source: Online Read

 

 

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The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

[Source: Goodreads]

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MY TAKE ON THE ELITE:

Before I write anything, I would like to tell you that I have a habit of reading the book completely- until and unless I fall sick reading it. I don’t give up the books just like that because I know that how much hard-work is put in to write them. At least, I can proudly say that this book didn’t make me sick…

Irritated? Yes!!! Mad? Yes!!! Sick? No!!… And because of this very reason, I give it One Dragon 🙂

In defense of the book, I can say- the cover was again very attractive; it has many events and the speed of the story is better than the first book. But, That is all what I can say in favor of this book.

I started reading the book with a hope to know more details of the plot and closing of the loopholes found in the first part. But, I ended up reading it, mainly, to amuse myself with all the goof ups. Without further ado, let me discuss the questionable areas in the book. I will discuss only the main ones. Please remember, these are just my personal opinions:

  • Illea is present USA. In this book we came to know that this huge country was named after a wealthy man. I do not recall any mentions of his warrior life to free the country. But I could deduce one thing and it was that the whole of USA was named after a man who had enough wealth to celebrate Halloween. This man became the First King of Illea, who was himself known as King Illea… Wow!!! The point I want to make is that, as a reader I am unable to find enough clues to understand the reason of the country being named after a person. Was it his bravery? Was it his immense knowledge? Was it his political expertise? If books are in series… shouldn’t the reader be made aware of the whole idea? The diary of Gregory Illea is discussed every now and then, but what Illea did hasn’t been dealt with properly.
  • “Your Majesty,” he said with a bow. “Sorry to intrude, sir, but it’s really unwise to stay out this late for so long. The rebels could— Ah… the rebels. Their frequency of attacking is mind-blowing. Not only that, the defence mechanism of the King of Illea is just incomparable. The moment anything happens he runs to pull metal shades of the windows. Impressive!!All the attacks are so well planned that the rebels come inside the palace, every single time. And the king just has only the palace guards at his disposal every single time.I mean is this the future??? Is this story based in the time after Fourth world war or after the First civilizations? Where the hell are armies, tanks, helicopters, jet fighters???If for a moment, I accept that it’s based in a dystopian era [which I really doubt] then how come it can be so imbalanced? As such there are newspapers and the royal news channel is always aired, but they can’t have a single satellite which can trace the rebel camps or activities. They have aeroplanes, televisions, phones, radios, cameras and even one computer [rolling my eyes and banging my head] but the technology is zero when it comes to defend the palace!!!

    Ruling such a huge country and not having enough resources to get warning of the attacks beforehand- it is just unbelievable. They only come to know about the attack when the rebels are inside the palace and the guards are shouting or alarm bells are ringing. Great!!

  • America Singer is now the Elite. She wants Prince to give her time to decide… She wants to stay in the competition… She doesn’t want the Prince to spend much time with other candidates…  She wants to have all secret parties with Aspen. Aarrrggghhh!!Actually she just wants the readers to pull their hairs and drive themselves mad!!! What kind of confused girl is she? I still could have adjusted with the confusion if the author had worked more in providing logical reasoning to this love dilemma. But no… Kiera couldn’t go further than dialogues like-Could I confess that while my feelings for Maxon went deep—deeper than I knew, apparently—there was someone else I couldn’t let go of?’Why couldn’t she let go of that someone or why couldn’t she decide if she knew that feelings were deeper than she herself knew? Oh god! Is this sentence even making sense?To many of you I may sound dry but hey! I would anytime choose to be a dry, sensible person than a foolish, confused romantic.
  • And then there is Aspen. I don’t feel like talking about this guy. If I think as per the plot- I should say this to him, “Hey Aspen, Ain’t you the guy who used to be Six and whose family had to really work hard to make two ends meet. You became Two the moment you joined the palace guards. But does it even occur to you that you can straightaway become Eight, if you are caught in an act with America. Where is your sacrifice, which you had shown when you broke up with her in the first place? At that time you wanted her to have much more than you could offer. So now, what happened? Selfishness overtook sacrifice hmm? Or was your ego bruised when you saw America with Maxon?”I couldn’t connect with this character at all. I was unable to understand the motives behind his actions or his feelings for America. And I won’t even go into the loyalty part. The way he sneaks America under the nose of Prince Maxon, his future king, to have quality time, speaks about his loyalty to both – America and his country. Doesn’t he understand that how severe punishment America can get if she is caught with him. I would not be surprised if Aspen is found to be one of the rebels in the next book.

This is not the end my friends… There are many more – such book throwing, hair pulling, eye rolling moments in the whole book… but I will stop ranting about them as I want you all to read and find out those mammoth size gaps. Happy Hunting 😉

All in all, this series is turning out to be really funny. I am waiting for the third book and wondering what other ways can the third book make me go ROFL…

If I were to choose…

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Hi there!!!

Today I am going to do a fun activity. My first Dream Cast… Yay!! I am so excited. [a jiggle and a twirl]

I am sure all of us visualize the characters when we are reading a book. The character becomes dearer to us if the image is crystal clear in our minds.

I am going to choose ten characters, created by the same author in its various books. Then I am going to give them a well known face which I feel fits perfectly on them. As I go along, I will speak about the reasons behind my choice.

So let’s start….

  • First I need to choose one of my favourite authors. I have to keep it in mind that the author must have written enough books to have at least Ten characters.

This is easy for me. I choose Sarah J Mass. This lady is phenomenal when it comes to character building.

  • Next step is to choose the Ten characters and cast them…

I choose the following:

  1. AelinAelin aka Celaena is a young girl of Eighteen who is a fantastic assassin. She has white blonde hair and atheletic body. She is a beautiful girl who loves to dress up in her spare time. My choice for Celaena-

 Aelin 3 AMANDA SEYFRIED

2. Chaol He is a young captain of guards. Not excessively handsome, but having a ruggedness in his face killing with his clear golden-brown eyes. For me Chaol is-

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MAX IRONS

[Oooohhh!! fanning myself!!]

  1. DorianNot much older than twenty, he has striking blue eyes contrasted with his raven-black hair. Achingly handsome the prince is gentle in nature. For me, Dorian can only be-

Dorian

 PRINCE DORIAN

[This guy felt so perfect to me, for Dorian. In the whole excitement, I downloaded the pic but forgot to get his original name… So I will just call him Prince Dorian… I request you all  to help me get to know the name of this handsome stranger 😉]

4. Manon Blackbeak This witch is exceedingly beautiful but at the same time very strong. She is a leader of the most disciplined group of witch fighters. Manon has a strong kind heart and she is a warrior. With all these attributes I felt the best person who can portray the character is-

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EMMA STONE

5. Rowan– He is a Fae prince. Bold, Strong and with years of experience along with a sad past. A trainer and a loyal friend. For me Rowan is defintely-

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CHRIS HEMSWORTH

6. Feyre A huntress, a fighter , a survivor. A girl who looks after her family just because of an oath given by her in her innocence at the age of eight. A girl who wants to have a normal life but can’t as she is the sole bread earner of her family. A girl who has dreams of her own. A young girl who is fearless to go after the things which she wants without thinking about the consequences. My cast for Feyre is –

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ZOEY DEUTCH

7. TamlinWith his golden hairs and green eyes, the High Lord of Prythian is a handsome guy. Kind and understanding, he treats his friends equal irrespective of whether they are human or fae. I believe Tamlin should be-

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ALEX PETTYFER

8. RhysandThe puzzle. An enigma. A mystery. With dark black hairs and handsome face, Rhysand is a character which takes time to be understood. The feelings which he hides within his persona, can be seen only when he wills them to be seen. This was one character having many shades and one of the most difficult to find. So, here it goes-

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BEN BARNES

9. Lucien– Scarred yet handsome. The loyal friend of Tamlin with a sad past. Courageous and level headed. Lucien could only be-

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SAM HEUGHAN

10. Nesta– The eldest sister of Feyre comes up as a spiteful person. But under this demeanor there lies a fiercely loyal heart and a very strong will. Protective about her sisters, she doesn’t get easily persuaded. This combination of beauty and strength in her personality fits only on-

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JENNIFER LAWRENCE

So these are my dream casts for the characters made alive by Sarah J Mass.

Did any one of these matched your imagination? Would you like to see a movie featuring them?

Leave your opinions in the comment box below 🙂 

First on Friday – Marked

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The beginning of weekends brings along fresh burst of energy. People plan to utilize their weekends in the way they love the most. What more do you expect from a voracious reader than to start a new book. And that’s the point of my bookish meme.

First on Fridays is a weekly bookish meme, created and hosted by Preeti’s Panorama. Everyone is welcome to join.

The rules are very simple:

  • Every Friday, grab a book [can be an e-read or paperback].
  • Share its first two or three paragraphs along with the book’s title and cover.
  • On the basis of the paragraphs/excerpt, just tell whether you would like to read it or not? One or two sentences will be enough. If you want to explain more, it would be lovely!!

I just request that you link back to ‘Preeti’s Panorama’ on your own ‘First on Fridays’ post. You can share your comments if you do not have a blog. 

Have fun with it and enjoy the world of books.

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Review of The Selection

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The Selection

TITLE: The Selection

 

AUTHOR: Kiera Cass

 

SERIES: Selection Series

 

GENRE:  Young Adult Fiction

 

SOURCE: Library

 

PEEK – A – BOO:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

[Source: Goodreads]

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MY TAKE ON THE SELECTION:

The book has a beautiful cover. It just pulls you. You end up holding the book in your hand. Full marks for the cover design 🙂

This book is good for those who want a break from reading a particular genre for too long [like me] or ones who love cute romance. It’s a light read. Don’t go thinking too much of the plot if you want to really enjoy the book. Trust me, I got through the book only because I just went with the flow and didn’t wear my thinking cap [rolling my eyes].

It is a onetime read. The plot is average. Slightly on the lines of Cindrella – A prince organizing a competition to select a girl to marry. Characters are average. Among all the characters, I liked America’s father, Prince Maxon and America’s maids [yes! the maids were really good and talented and behaved like they had brains in their heads]. Nobody else impressed me much.

The story was quite predictable. From the first paragraph, one can make out that it’s a poor girl meeting the rich guy. By the end of first three chapters you feel a strong vibe presuming the competitors being of all sorts – some being too friendly, others being snobbish… I could also predict that the former lover will come back by the end of the story. The only thing which I could not see coming was, the story being continued to another book. I was like – Seriously!!!

How was the author unable to wrap this story in one book? This question nags me day after day [pulling my hairs]. I knew that it was a series but honestly, I had just read the blurb of only first book. I was having a feeling that other installments in the series will be about a new girl. I should give credit to the author to stretch a simple plot of one book to three books. Wow!!

Anyways, coming to the main character, I can just say that I was disappointed with its character building. I liked the character in the beginning, but with the progress of the plot, she started annoying me. The annoyance converted into deep irritation when the author made her dally with her ex. In addition, there was no reasonable logic behind that act.

I couldn’t form any opinion about the other competitors as the incidents including them were very few. The world-building wasn’t good enough. Though Caste system was an important part of the story-line, I was unable to understand, why did it originate in the first place? What was its use? Was it based on the profession of a person or his wealth?
In the story- Aspen is Six, who generally are servants, but becomes Two because he gets a job of Royal Guard. On the other hand, there is Kota, America’s elder brother, who is a Five and is a very good artist. He aims to be a Two by continuing his profession of Five. Then there is America herself, who is a Five initially but becomes Three the moment she is selected without any change of profession or accumulation of wealth. [Can anyone help me in this? ]

Then the rebel attacks were mentioned in passing and were poorly dealt with. There was no reason given for the attacks and I was surprised with the security of the palace – How come they can keep on coming again and again? Aftermath of the attacks wasn’t properly done. It looked as if the author’s creativity for this side-plot got exhausted. [What’s the point of mentioning it in the story, then?]

Other than this, the book is enjoyable. I did enjoy the romantic moments. Kiera has talent of creating them.

All in all, the first book is a light read. A definite Chick Lit.

Hoping for the second installment to be more substantial.

 

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

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Today I will be doing a TAG here. It was started by Book Archer. I saw her video and liked the TAG immensely.  There are nine questions related to your opinions about the books.

I welcome all my readers to do this Tag in their blog as well. Would love to read your choices too.

Before I start, I would like my readers to understand that the choices and opinions in this TAG are purely my own and shouldn’t hurt anybody else’s opinions.

Saying that, let’s start with the TAG QUESTIONS:

1. A Popular Book or series that you didn’t like.

Mythos Academy Series. I didn’t like this book series at all. Though I read every installment of the series… with a hope of liking it, I can’t say one good thing about it.

2. A Popular Book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.

Fifty Shades of Grey. Though I knew that it is one of the most hated books but I liked it. I don’t love it though… Before some of you go in shock mode – hear me out… My liking is not because of the steamier scenes or other stuff involved. It is only because of the story-line. To read about the reasons and circumstances which make the protagonist behave as he does; how he overcomes it at last; made this whole series interesting for me.

3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don’t like.

Jace and Clary, from Mortal Instruments Series, is one OTP that I didn’t like. In my opinion, both the characters were lacking depth. Although portrayed as teenagers, most of their acts felt kiddish- for eg: The unstoppable bragging by Jace; the continuous rebuking of Simon by all of the Shadowhunters and Clary being just mum about it.

4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for.

Horror genre… I.Just.Can’t.Read.It.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.

America Singer… Have read the Selection series recently and so this character is fresh in my mind. This character was so confused about so many things and behaved as being very modest and down to earth. She kept on jeopardizing the rules but portrayed as being loyal to the main male character. On the top, she expected him to be loyal to her perfectly. I just can go on and on…

6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

Kiera Cass. I just couldn’t understand her world building, most of her characters. Though I read whole Selection series but it just didn’t click.

7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.

Lost Princess… I mean seriously [rolling my eyes]… I am a huge fan of books having female protagonist, but why should that female be always a lost princess?? Is it just impossible for a normal girl to achieve the unimaginable? Should it always be a royal lady who isn’t aware of her identity? I mean Comeon!! Normal, not-so-lost girls are as good as lost princesses.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.

Game of Thrones. No Interest… Nope… Can’t do anything about it. To be honest, I haven’t even tried reading it. Sorry guys, it’s just my personal opinion.

9. The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

This is the easiest question. I would just change that movie was not better but ‘At Par’. Harry Potter Movie Series is my choice.

First on Fridays – The Selection

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The beginning of weekends brings along fresh burst of energy. People plan to utilize their weekends in the way they love the most. What more do you expect from a voracious reader than to start a new book. And that’s the point of my bookish meme.

First on Fridays is a weekly bookish meme, created and hosted by Preeti’s Panorama. Everyone is welcome to join.

The rules are very simple:

  • Every Friday, grab a book [can be an e-read or paperback].
  • Share its first two or three paragraphs along with the book’s title and cover.
  • On the basis of the paragraphs/excerpt, just tell whether you would like to read it or not? One or two sentences will be enough. If you want to explain more, it would be lovely!!

I just request that you link back to ‘Preeti’s Panorama’ on your own ‘First on Fridays’ post. You can share your comments if you do not have a blog. 

Have fun with it and enjoy the world of books.

Continue reading “First on Fridays – The Selection”

Review of City of Bones

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TITLE: City Of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1)

AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare

SERIES: Mortal Instruments

GENRE:  Fantasy – Paranormal

SOURCE: Library

 

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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

[Source: Goodreads] 

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MY TAKE ON C o B:

If you ask me truly, I am at loss of words. And I am wondering myself?? Was it bad? No! Was it good, then? No, not that either…

The thing is- The book didn’t really impress me much. I really had read and heard lot about the series before starting it and because of that maybe, I had expected too much. It just couldn’t hook me. But then it’s not in me to keep a book unfinished – so I did read it completely. And good that I did – as it was only because of the astonishing end that I read the second book. But a shocking end cannot cover up the shortcomings of other parts in the book. So let me tell what I liked and disliked in the book.

Before I go further, I would like to say that these are just my personal opinions about the book.

LIKES:

The book has an easy language. The plot has been laid in the world which we can relate with and is interwoven with fantastic mystic beings. The whole story paces at an adequate speed.

The dialogues and banter among the characters are funny and quite amusing. Magical runes painted on the body and blessed weapons having angel names provide freshness to the whole plot.

The revelation lying at the end really catches you by surprise – most unexpected, I must say. Nobody could see that coming. It was this particular twist, which compelled me to read the next part of the series [Oops! Why am I repeating this again and again?]

Anyways, the part of the series, which caught my attention the most, was that the clothes of the characters were very normal. The clothes described were simple, torn, having holes, dirty. I really liked that… [Seriously, I loved hole in the elbow, torn cuffs x)]. Of course you can’t be spick and span when you are a warrior.

And that’s all what I liked in the book.

DISLIKES:

There was too much of everything. I mean, come on!!! Were Shadowhunters and Mundane not enough that you had to include every other fantasy creature- from angels to demons, werewolves to vampires, warlocks to faerie and many many more. Personally, I like to have few characters in a story line. Too many just spoil the charm. Perhaps many may not agree with me, but then it’s my opinion 🙂

I felt the emotions were not played too well. In the book, Clary’s mom disappears quite early, but there is a lack of desperation in Clary to search her mom. I mean, if somebody’s mom disappears one fine day, that person will blindly search for her, instead of having thoughts on the other character being smarter, visiting greenhouses, dressing for party [Pulling my hair]. Though some of you may point out that the story track shows the search; but I feel the author couldn’t provide the feel of the tension, the anxiety, the sorrow, the restlessness in Clary while searching her mom.

Then there is character development. The villain didn’t feel too villainous to me. I mean, he looks more like a rebel than a really really bad guy. Instead of doing really bad stuff, he wastes his time debating, telling stories of past… Seriously!!! [Rolling my eyes]

The narration of the story from a third point of view didn’t allow me to know, what’s going on in the minds of the characters. It’s not that I have problem with stories having third point of view… It’s just that the narration wasn’t having depth while expressing the feelings of the characters, thereby not allowing me to connect with them as I wanted to.

One character which I felt was totally mistreated in the story was Simon. Almost in the whole book, he is treated as an underdog. His character sketch is very unbalanced. Some parts he has been shown having sharp tongue as well as sharp thinking, for instance – the time when he bursts inside and kills the demon by shattering the roof glass with his arrow; and in some parts he has been shown taking insults from all the shadow hunters but still sticking around. I mean, it’s quite confusing.

To conclude, the book is one time read. If you ask me honestly, I would say the second part has much more weightage compared to this… But as it is well said – to reach the end we need to start from the beginning- the book has to be read to understand the rest.

 

Did Not Feel Like Reading

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Living in Pages had recently posted a list of famous books which she didn’t feel like reading. Taking inspiration from Living in Pages blog, I thought of sharing my own list under the same category of ‘Did Not Feel Like Reading’. However, I will be listing only the Book series here, not stand-alone. Before I start, let me thank Living in Pages for giving this lovely idea.

Along with this, I would clearly mention that these are my personal opinions and by mentioning them, I do not want to hurt anyone’s feeling.

So let me begin:

Divergent

Divergent Series-by Veronica Routh- This book series was much talked about, almost everywhere…But it couldn’t snare me. I tried to go for it… But by the end of first paragraph… I gave up.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Series– by George R.R Martin- Yeah Yeah… I am a fool for putting this book under the category. But trust me, when I say, I just can’t read it… It is too much of everything… I have seen few episodes of the TV series and I got horribly confused. I just couldn’t bring out the courage to read through the series and get totally jumbled up. Call me names if you want to… But it is what it is 🙂

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials Series– by Philip Pullman – Before you judge me and roll your eyes for not reading it, I can only defend myself saying that I saw the movie of Golden Compass before I could read the book… I loved the movie. As the movie ended, so did my charm for the book. I think it could have been because sometimes you watch something so good that you don’t want to ruin its magic by comparing.

Study

Study Series – by Maria V Snyder – This was completely my fault… I read Glass series and immediately after, I read Poison study. As it is said that too much of everything is bad… I think, it happened with me… Too many of the same style book concepts, made me loose the interest. I ended up not reading the series. [sigh]

Earthsea

Earthsea Cycle Series – by Ursula K Le Guin – Ah!! This one was long time ago.. It has the most simplest of reason. The first book had no pull over me. I didn’t even try reading it.

As of now, these are the series which I couldn’t get the urge to read further or at all. But I am an optimist… I still believe that one day, I may change my choices and hopefully read them all. Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

Do you also have list of ‘Not Feel Like Reading’ books?

Would love to hear about them 🙂

First on Fridays – Red Queen

1The beginning of weekends brings along fresh burst of energy. People plan to utilize their weekends in the way they love the most. What more do you expect from a voracious reader than to start a new book. And that’s the point of my bookish meme.

First on Fridays is a weekly bookish meme, created and hosted by Preeti’s Panorama. Everyone is welcome to join.

The rules are very simple:

  • Every Friday, grab a book [can be an e-read or paperback].
  • Share its first two or three paragraphs along with the book’s title and cover.
  • On the basis of the paragraphs/excerpt, just tell whether you would like to read it or not? One or two sentences will be enough. If you want to explain more, it would be lovely!!

I just request that you link back to ‘Preeti’s Panorama’ on your own ‘First on Fridays’ post. You can share your comments if you do not have a blog. 

Have fun with it and enjoy the world of books.

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