Archive for October, 2012

Rules of attractionI don’t think anyone can forget lovely couple  Alex and Brittany from ”Perfect chemistry” if they have read the book. Their undying love is not easy to forget. ”Rules of Attraction” is sequel to ”Perfect chemistry” it is second book in Perfect chemistry series.

After Alex’s mess cleared back with his Latino blood gang people he is now living quite a peaceful life going to college, working in some automobile shop, happy with Britanny. His younger brother Carlos is back to America after living in Mexico for a year. He had created his own mess there with gang people which his family was not aware of. He is the same stubborn person now, just like how Alex was a year before. He hates the idea of Britanny and Alex together because he thinks she is ruling him and his brother is not his brother anymore.Carlos wants to annoy his brother by insulting Kiara Westford from school who was helping him to get to know the school better as requested by Alex.Carlos gets arrested when police finds drugs in his locker and Mr. Westford and Alex takes the responsibility to change his attitude and Carlos starts living with Mr. Westford’ s, next to Kiara. They both just can’t be together under one roof, but after getting to know each other they kinda start liking each other but both refuses to admit the fact. Carlos is busy finding the person responsible for keeping drugs in his locker, and when he comes to know who is the person he is already involved in so many things he should’t have.

It is a good young adult novel, same as the first one There is another book, sequel to this one- ”Chain reaction”. It’s about their younger brother Louis, seems like falling in love is in their family. If you liked the first book then I am sure you will like the second one too.

Born at MidnightKylie Galen is facing very bad phase in her life. Her parents are getting separated, she thinks no one seems to care about her and want her anymore. Her mom is Queen of Ice who is so cool about her divorce, dad is not even saying anything, her best friend is acting all different hanging around with boys and drinking in parties. But wait, this is not weird at all, because weirdest of weird is that she can see a ghost now! Yes, a ghost which looks like it is directly out from some Hollywood war movie in armors.

One night Kylie Galen gets arrested with people from party, even though she didn’t even touch beer and came clean through all the testes but her mother doesn’t believe her. She was sent for a camp for troubled kids, and it is called Shadow Falls. What a creepy name isn’t it. It seems they are not troubled but they are supernatural kids! There are vampires, werewolves, witches, fairies and what not? But nobody can tell who is she, where she belongs to. She can’t even fit with ghost whisperers, because there is something more in her. Her life gets more complicated around two guys, Lucas  ( hot werewolf) and Derek ( a handsome half fairy) when she is getting to know herself a little some unexpected things happens. What is she? Who is this ghost who seems to follow her everywhere? If you want to solve this mystery then you will have to read the book.

If you are a fan of supernatural novels, then you will definitely like it. All  possible supernatural characters are mixed in this book. Their life style, food and culture are mentioned in this book  makes it worth reading. I have seen a lot of reviews hating this book, but why can’t we try reading something new when everything is about same old human vampire love stories.

by the river piedra i sat down and wept“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”

– Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Paulo Coelho’s books  never fails to inspire me. I wonder how anyone can get such great philosophical thoughts. It’s not the matter of one book, whichever books I have read till now ( The Alchemist, The witch of Portobello and Brida) all are excellent.

 ”By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept” is a wonderful and enlightening love story. Its a confusion of young couple to choose the path of love. According to me love is always difficult, but when you destined to love someone, you will get what you want. Its the story of Pilar, a girl who is frustrated in her life with same useless things going. When a childhood friend contacts her, she is surprised to learn that her former playmate is now a charismatic spiritual leader, someone revered as a miracle worker. They were always in touch through letters, Pilar always thought about him. When he invites her to one of his speech sessions she is confused and proud about his abilities. She gets more confused when he says she was always and is always his great love of life. But Pilar wants to see what awaits her other than usual life and agrees to go with him on a vacation for a week. There Pilar gradually comes to realize that the man she loves is being called upon to choose between her and his spiritual calling. Whom he will choose? Will she accept his love if he chooses her?

Beautiful will be the right word for this novel. If you are a fan of Paulo Coelho then you will definitely like it.  For People who didn’t read his books this will be the best chance to explore his writing. But I think nothing can beat ”The Alchemist” 🙂 My ratings for ”By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept”- 4 out of 5.

Bleach Manga I Love this manga series, I have read many issues, but watched almost all episodes dubbed in English. I saw my cousins watching it one day and fell in love from the first episode. The concept, animation, language everything is wonderful. First time more than reading it I liked watching it.

ichigo kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki is a teenager gifted with the ability to see spirits, but his life entirely changes when he meets a Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki, who arrives in search of Hollow ( a bad spirit which eats up the high spirit souls from humans and souls wandering in earth) when fighting this Hollow Rukia seeks Ichigo’s help by transferring a little energy from her to him through sword but she looses all her strength doing so, due to Ichigo’s high spirit. From then the real story starts. Ichigo being a soul reaper!

Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki Words can’t explain it, once you start watching it I am sure you will understand what I meant 🙂 It is a wonderful animation, with lots of humor. There are other lovely characters- Ichigo’s human friends and family and soul reapers from soul society.

Bleach characters

If you like  supernatural stories and you are a book person then  this is the best series to read. This is my first and favorite manga series. This soul society concept is new and once you start learning the characters you will surely fall in love 🙂

Bleach lieutenants*Photo credit: Google

i'm not twenty four... - sachin garg”Ooho.. I want those shoes” was what I had in my mind looking at the cover, lovely read shoes!  I am done with reading IIT-ians same old love stories. After Chetan Bhagat’s Two States hit the bestseller level, every student started writing about his own love story and publishing. I wanted something good in Indian fiction to remember the good old days where I had enjoyed reading books from Indian authors. This book was totally refreshing!

India is a small country but every state has it’s own tradition, so normally people from one state will have problem adjusting in another state. Language, food, life style is totally different all over. Now about the book, Saumya a north Indian (Delhi) girl gets a job in South India ( Karnataka). Very rural place in Karnataka indeed, where she meets Malappa and Shubhro. Shubhro is a Indian hippie kind of person always smoking pots and roaming in Old temples of Hampi. It was supposed to be a love traigle but it’s not! There is no space for love when you are surrounded by dying people, Saumya was welcomed by blood, riots, violent bosses and cut limbs of labors. Which girl will like to stay there? But Saumya did! Will soumya survive there? What about Malappa? Will Shubhro can show who is he when he is surrounded by smoke and drinks?

I just loved this book, amazingly story sets through the end by leaving a strong feeling. I will recommend this book to people who want to read some good Indian fiction. My ratings are 4 out of 5.

Existence by Abbi Glines”What happens when you’re stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course”

The moment I read the plot idea, I wanted to read this book. There was something different in the concept as I read through the covers. ”Falling in love with death” what kind of person can do that? Exactly! but here Pegan does that. Of course if death is as hot as the person in the front cover page, then I am sure most of the girls will fall for death 🙂

Pegan is not normal, since her childhood she can see souls of the dead people wandering around and following her, if she looks at them. But she learned to ignore them, that’s how she kept them away. One fine day she meets a soul, who can talk to her, that never happened before. He can talk, he can sing to her at nights but he can’t reveal who is he. By this time she falls  for Mr. Popular, Leif and tries to forget all paranormal craziness. But one day this talking soul joins to school and everybody got convinced that he is a famous band guy Dank. From there story takes many twists, some stalker soul is trying to get to Pegan, but Dank keeps that soul away. Pegan realizes  that she is in love with Dank, but both Pegan and dank are dating someone else. Who is this Dank? How can he turn into a soul as well as come in human form? What will happen to Pegan and Leif’s love life? Will she express her love to dank?

Pegan could have been less dramatic, she should have stopped dating Leif  if she was in love with Dank. I liked Gee’s character she is loud but funny and she is completely different than what we expect her to be.  This book is good with a new concept and my ratings are 4 out of 5. But I hate it when a book ends by revealing a  unexpected suspense, now I have to read the sequel soon.