Posts Tagged ‘Family Drama’

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.

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.

Mistakes Like Love and Sex”Mistakes Like Love and Sex” by Madhuri Banerjee is the continuation of the ”Loosing my Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas”. Books by this author has got catchy title, may be that is the reason why I bought them. Once in a while I have this strong desire to read books by Indian authors that is why I have piled up my shelf with many books. To tell the truth I didn’t enjoy the first book as much as I did the second. I remember giving it 2 stars out of 5. But an incomplete story is not fun, so I picked up the sequel and I am happy that it didn’t disappoint me.

After serious heart breaking and many failed relations our protagonist Kaveri is back, but this time she is with a handsome Spanish boyfriend  and a lovely job in far away country. But nothing lasts forever, soon she goes through difficult breakup and she is back in India, searching for a good career and her dream man. But as usual Kaveri is Kaveri! she gets into a hot mess with a rich- older man,has hot sex with a Bollywood superstar and works as a Hindi teacher for an upcoming actress. One thing leads to another and she is standing where she was in the beginning, nothing is changed. But when she enters the world of Twitter may be she is at the right direction!

I liked this book better than the first one so my rating: 4 out of 5. I really enjoyed reading this book there were lot of twists and it was never boring.

Jessica Rules The Dark Side Beth Fantaskey”Jessica Rules the Dark Side” is the second book in Jessica series. I can’t believe that I enjoyed the first  book in this series so much and gave 4 stars out of 5.But the second book was very disappointing, I felt that it was a failed attempt for writing a mystery + romance novel. This is what happens when a happy ending book gets a sequel.

The plot picks up with Jessica already married to Lucius and now a full-time princess struggling with her duties. She’s worried about not being good enough for Lucius, not being confident or knowledgeable enough to rule the vampires  and not being brave enough to fulfill the tasks given to her.Things gets harder when Lucas becomes suspect for murdering his uncle and Jessica has to send him to jail. But she believes that he didn’t commit this murder. She has to collect the evidences to prove his innocence before he gets into comma forever due to starving with out blood. Who is the master mind behind the well plotted game? Will she be able to find out the murderer and free her husband?

The mystery was very much predictable and there was not a proper story, by mixing her best friend’s love life and Lucas’s cousin’s problems this book became more painful to read. My rating: 1 out of 5. There are no sequels to this so I think this is the ending of Jessica series.

Between the Spark and the Burn”Between the Spark and Burn” is the second book in ‘Between’ series by April Genevieve. I liked this book better than the first one, the characters were well developed and the story was more clear.

Between the Spark and the Burn picks up where the first book left. River is gone, her parents are back now Violet, Neely, and some of the old gang get together to find River, by following the radio, weird news in tabloids. I usually don’t like the love triangles but in this book it kinda worked. I liked Neely better than River, but how can I blame him when he had his own problems to deal with. I don’t want to review and spoil it for everyone out there who didn’t read this book.

My rating: 4 out of 5. I seriously think there should be another book in the series, this can’t be the ending. The things are left hanging in mid air and I want everything settled, if this is the final book then this is totally unfair for the readers. I want more about River and Neely, like I want to know who ends up with whom? This ending is definitely very dramatic and unsatisfying.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness”A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness is a perfect modern fairytale but not a Disney one with princess and birds. It is cruel yet kind, beautiful but  terrible at the same time. A achingly beautiful story of a young kid who is struggling to adjust with the sudden changes in his life.

Conor is struggling with his mother’s sickness. The result of which leads to him being the target of bullying and losing close friends. He tries to keep away from everyone but this results in a monster’s entry to his life. This monster is very old and different from the monster which visits him everyday in his nightmare.This monster will tell Conor three stories to help him and in return Conor will tell a fourth story – one deadly truth.

Here writer had well portrayed the pain and the aching of a fractured kid. It is well illustrated and the story is hauntingly beautiful. There is nothing fake about this book, the pain feels so natural. My rating: 4 out of 5. I recommend this to everyone who is interested to read a good book. I have no more words to describe this book, other than excellent!

The Stolen OMG! the awesomeness of Chloe king’s life continues….

”The Stolen” is the second installment in ‘Nine Lives of Chloe King’ series and just when I thought nothing can beat the first book this book made me speechless. So many mysteries and twists I almost read it in one sitting and wanted to read more. The story immediately picks up from where it left of in the first book ”The Fallen” and revolves around Brain’s betrayal, her new secret pride and her struggles adjusting to being a feline.

Chloe is a wanted woman now, since she tried to save the assassin from 10th blade who went all ninja trying to kill her and just slipped away and died. Everyone thinks that she killed him, 10th blade members are planning to kill her. But she has found a pride where she is hiding with fellow felines, people like her. But that is more like a prison to her, with out seeing her friends and mother she is struggling to adjust. Alec is more friendly than ever, but still she can’t forget Brain. Pride’s leader is taking interest in her more than necessary and she is like an adopted daughter to him. But there is more to it, at least she suspects there is.

My rating: 4 out of 5. I am definitely going to read the final installment in the series as soon as possible. Can’t wait to know what happens next!

City of Fallen Angels”City of Fallen Angels” by Cassandra Clare is the 4th installment in ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series. I knew it was not trilogy and a lot was kept open ended in 3rd book still the 3rd book felt like a right ending to me. The main villain was dead and romantic issues were solved and they lived happily ever after, right? Apparently not!

The war is over, Clary is back home with her mom and finally she can call Jace her boy-friend. Simon has new love interests and her mom is getting married to real love of her life. But the problems never seems to end. There is someone murdering the shadow hunters and provoking tension between downworlders and shadow hunters. Simon has his own problems to deal, his mother is freaking out after finding the truth about him. Jace has his own demons to fight, his nightmares are getting real.

I liked the conflicts and for my own surprise I liked this book better than the previous books. But Jace was really annoying and I felt frustrated reading their relationships going on and off. The ending OH GOD, there was this big cliff hanging moment which made me cry out loud with anger. My rating 4 out of 5.

Blackout”Blackout” is the 3rd and final installment in Newsflesh Trilogy. Zombies, journalists,  bloggers and a dystopian twist there is a lot to like in this series. Here zombies are secondary but the problem caused by zombies takes the limelight. How some officials are misusing their power to take control over the people by loosing their humanity and acting more like a zombie themselves is the highlight here. This book was interesting than the first two, it was long but it wasn’t boring. There was excitement everywhere, things happened  and secrets were revealed in every chapter.

It all started in 2014 where the common cold and cancer was cured. Undead started walking around the earth killing and converting whoever crossed the path. But the world didn’t end, people found a way to live around this zombies. In 2039 Georgia and Shaun Mason started their adventure to set a biggest story of revealing the truth about these undead. Now in 2041 after loosing Georgia, Shane is the leader of the surviving staff of After the End Times. He is waiting for his revenge, to find out and kill whoever did that to his sister. There are mad scientists, zombie bears, and rouge government agencies they have to face and not to forget our evergreen zombies. Things are getting worse but the biggest secret is yet to reveal that is the re birth of Georgia Mason.

I was bit disturbed by the sibling love affair but then they were adopted so there is no blood relation. The ending made me happy but the same time left me kind of  heart broken. My rating: 4 out of the 5. I highly recommend this book to YA dystopian fans.

right-fit-wrong-shoeRight Fit Wrong Shoe by Varsha Dixit is an Indian contemporary romance. I don’t know after how many months I picked up a book from an Indian author. I bought this last year but as I was busy with my crazy project of  completing the series I didn’t get opportunity to read this. I loved the book ”Xess Baggage” by this author and was eager to explore more of her writing. As I expected this book was easy and interesting read, I read it in single sitting. The romance and the sexual tension between the main characters captured my heart.

Nandini is single and independent woman with a beautiful body and a good heart. There is nothing exciting in her life she is this average Indian lady who stays with her parents and does an average job. But she has a dark past which comes chasing her for revenge. This dark past which she is so scared of is her ex-boy friend Aditya who wants to ruin her life so badly. What is the story behind this love-hate thing? What did she do to Aditya to make him hate her? How her life will change after Aditya’s entry in her life once again?

It is totally cheesy, melodramatic Bollywood type novel. But I loved the chemistry and that little tension between Nandini and Aditya. Their chemistry was perfect, it has been ages since last time I read a novel this filmy. My rating: 4 out of 5. I am looking forward to read the sequel Wrong Means Right End.