Archive for November, 2014

The Chosen ‘The Chosen” is the 3rd book in the series- ‘Nine Lives of Chloe King’. I originally picked up the first book becuase I liked the idea of cat girl and I haven’t read any books related to were- cats  before. I liked the previous 2 installments and I enjoyed reading it but the third book upset me a little bit becuase of it’s unfinished ending. Some characters fell flat due to insufficient character development. I won’t say this is the perfect finale to the series, it could have been more action and drama filled.

Now everyone knows that the Chloe is the chosen one. Chloe is cool with it as she doesn’t want to jump into anything she is at home with her mother, going to school and hanging out with friends. But when you are destined to do something you can not avoid it. Dangerous war is about to start and it is going to destroy her people unless she steps in and decides to accept her destiny. Its a war where she won’t be able to recognize her enemies and friends.

My rating: 3 out of 5. It is an average read compared to the first 2 books. If you want to find out how  Nine lives of Chloe King Trilogy ends then it a must read.

Handmaid's taleLately I am into Dystopian and post apocalyptic novels, it opens my mind to a new imaginary world which is far more exciting than the real world. Margaret Atwood’s ”The Handmaid’s Tale” is a brilliantly written dystopian  novel published in 1985. Imagine a world where woman are not allowed to read, go out or handle their won money. Imagine where power is overtaken by religious rights and due to man made viruses and pollution fertility rates are low. Few fertile women are treated like government property and they are moved from one house to another to be inseminated by men of power under their wives care.

Offred is such fertile woman who lives in Republic of Gilead. She is allowed to leave the commander’s house once a day to walk to the market and get supplies. She has to sleep with the commander once a month and wait to get pregnant. Her past life, husband and daughter are just memories now. Her goal is to get pregnant, give birth and move to another commander’s house where her life will be same as before.

My rating: 4 out of 5. Ending was a bit abrupt and disappointing for me other than that it was a well written book. I recommend this to all dystopian fans out there. I am going to watch the movie as soon as possible so that I can compare it with the book.

The Book of Life”The Book of Life” is the 3rd installment of ‘All Souls Trilogy’, I was waiting to read this final book from a long time. Finally when I read it I was totally shocked! What a epic let down! The discovery of witches was one of my favorite reads from 2011 and from there I kept following this trilogy. Second book was also pretty successful read for me. My expectations were sky high for the 3rd one and now I am disappointed.

After traveling through time in the second book historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont are back to present. But this time they are not alone, Diana is pregnant with Mathew’s babies and twin miracle is on the way. But  missing pages from Ashmole 782 is still a priority, and when this couple will find out the missing pages its going to get ugly. Mathew’s blood thirsty son is hunting for Diana, no one is safe anymore.

My rating: 2 out of 5. There were so many characters and boring stuff everywhere, which was hard to follow and remember. Mathew and Diana were no more young lovers in love they were more like an old couple who over reacted to everything. Finally All souls trilogy ends here and I successfully completed another series.