In The After- Demitria Lunetta

In The After was a book, I had my eyes on for quite some time. Finally, I got the chance to read it, and it was such a delight. I don’t find myself reading many alien novels and liking them, but I definitely liked this one. I like when books are written in section styles(part 1,2 and so on). I found this one mentally disturbing. I had a feeling how the plot would continue, when I completed midway but I am so happy with that ending. I think the plot has a lot to offer and on different levels. I think that the plot cleverly focuses on every angle, allowing to witness things slowly and gradually, but never going over the top. I loved Amy and Baby’s relationship. The level of stress this book can offer is mind blowing. I think stuff kept happening and not a single moment, I felt the protagonist relaxed. The plot made me feel this- The world turned upside down, turned, twisted and eventually shattered everything left behind. It does have a little bit of Resident Evil feel to it, Resident Evil meets The Walking Dead. Something like that.

Teaser: “I am so sorry that this happened to you.”

Me: “:O”

My Rating:4 RoboRating

Shadowlands, Hereafter – Kate Brian (Shadowlands Trilogy)

I was planning to do a review on Shadowlands Trilogy after I read them all, but I couldn’t wait, so, here I am. I had fun with this one, the plot was interesting and confusing at the same time. I felt like I had to know what was happening-it was like a trance. The beginning was disturbing, but I loved the start. I liked the way the plot unravels. It was creepy, mysterious and frustrating as well- in a good way. I hadn’t expected it to end on the note it did but I was quite satisfied with the ending. That ending gives you shocks in waves. I liked the characters and the plot pace was great. A random note- I like Shadowlands cover more.

Teaser:”He’s killed fourteen girls in ten states. First he stalks them.Then he hunts them down and…You’re lucky you got away.”

Me: “That’s what I was saying.”

After reading the first one, I couldn’t wait to wrap my hands around Hereafter. In the beginning, I felt that I liked the first book more but with time I grew into the plot. This one has its own level of mystery and shock value. I think it was a good continuation of the plot. There were quite a few betrayals that I didn’t see coming. I am more curious about the shadowlands, like I wanna know exactly what it’s like to be there. After reading the end,  I went like- Whaatttttt, its that type of ending where you are just putting the pieces of the puzzle together and banging your head against the wall. The additional thing that I love about both of them is that romance is not the top priority. I love books where love isn’t the main focus of the plot. I am planning to read Endless soon-hopefully.

Teaser: “That wasn’t selfless; that was revenge.”

Me: “He deserved it.”

My Ratings (Both): 4 RoboRating

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane was everything I thought it would be. I loved reading it and it was just crazy-in a good way. The mystery, creepiness was all amazing. All I can say about this one is to check it out. The plot is amazing, and it is written brilliantly. I felt everything and it was beyond imagination. I loved the ending, hell I loved everything. I hated Ursula, as an adult I am afraid of her. Lettie was such a delight, I couldn’t stop reading once I was fully invested,  just read it and you will understand why I am so in love with this one because words can’t describe how I am feeling.

Teaser: “I thought I told you to stay in your room. And now I find you sneaking around like a drowned sailor.”

Me: “Nooooooo.”

My Rating:

Five RoboRating

The Merciless- Danielle Vega

The Merciless was interesting, the thing about this one was that deep down I knew how the plot would end, but still when I flipped the last page-stared at acknowledgments, I was blown away. It was just crazy, the plot, the characters, and their psyche. I knew that the book would be creepy, but still while reading it, half the time I was trying to bring my jaw back to its place. The characters were Merciless. That ending made my day and I think it had the right amount of gore. Going through the pages I didn’t think that things were over the top, I just had to focus on my breathing. I am so excited for the next book and god knows when it will be out. I just know that there is going to be another book. That was a huge open ending.

Teaser: “Like becoming blood sisters. It’s how we’ll all know you’re in the group.”

Me: “These things never end well.”

My Rating: 4 RoboRating

The Girl from the Well- Rin Chupeco

I recently read, The Girl  from the Well by Rin Chupeco. It was on my want to read list, and I am so happy that I read it. I really enjoyed the story. At first, I didn’t know that it was a retelling, but after a few chapters I knew that our lead female protagonist reminded me so much of the girl in The Ring and Grudge. I loved the way her appearance was described and I was reminded of the time I read Anna Dressed in Blood.  I loved how Anna was and I loved how she scared people. The point is that there were no resemblance in the plots but I had loved the way the author had described Anna and how she looked. That’s why I was reminded of it because I loved how the author described Okiku. How the others saw her, it was mind blowing. The book was just the right amount of spooky. I don’t know what else to say because I was so mesmerized by the plot, I just couldn’t stop reading. The plot pace was great and everything was just perfect. I can’t take the characters out of my head. This is a stand alone but I wouldn’t mind reading a second part. Plus, I love the cover.

Teaser:”Nope . She likes to stand upside down on the ceilings sometimes.”

Me: “:O”

My Rating:4 RoboRating

Days of Blood & Starlight – Laini Taylor

I finally read Days of Blood & Starlight and omg I loved it. Seriously, this one was mind blowing, it’s just crazy. The storylines developed in such brilliant ways, I was just like going crazy. There were so many moments where I was literally about to scream. I remember clearly, while  reading Daughter of Smoke & Bone, it took me a while to fall in love with the characters, but I was enjoying every single character in this one. Super excited about  the final book of the series. I can’t even decide which particular moment of the book I loved the most, it was all epic.  I have given a rest to angel books but after reading this one I know why I got into angels-lol.  I should stop cause I have a feeling I will spill the beans but guys check this trilogy out. Dreams of Gods & Monsters here I come. I love these covers.

 

Teaser:”I know.And I’m with you.Ziri,Ziri. I see you.”

Me: *Faints* :O

My Rating:Five RoboRating

Midnight Thief – Livia Blackburne

I have stopped reading books for a while, and enjoyed summer just hanging out with people. I read Midnight Thief in mid July and I haven’t read anything else :p. I am planning to grab a book soon :). Back to the book, I really enjoyed reading it and it’s a high fantasy. This one has shapeshifters , magic,  all the other cool stuff lol. A quick read, fast pace storylines and loads of thriller stuff.  Imagining it visually is just a treat.I enjoyed the change of POV’s. Really liked that romance was not the top priority. This would be my first thief book, I am assuming, but the characters are engraved in my brain and that’s great. Plus, I adored Kyra and I really like the cover. I am planning to read the next part, whenever it comes out.:)

Teaser: “So either I die now, or later.”

Me: “Choose wisely :P”

My Rating: 4 RoboRating

Guest Post: TOP 10 BOOKS of 2014

I have Honey from Gaga Over Books on my blog today and she will talk about her favorite books she has read in 2014.

Hello everyone. I am Honey or you can call me Red I don’t mind. I will enlist from the books I have read so far my top 10 Books.

Genre: Fantasy

Unhinged – Sequel to Splintered
This re-telling of Alice in the Wonderland is a perfect mix of deceit, romance, and adventure unlike any other before. I had loved the introduction to this world crafted by A.G. Howard and this sequel was more than perfect. If you like fantasy, classic re-tellings, and craziness and then this is your book.

Genre: Contemporary

Party Girl
I read this book back in February and I super enjoyed it. It is a sweet sweet book and it made me so happy. If you like cute contemporary’s with a headstrong female lead this is your book. My full review if you feel like reading it. :p

Genre: Dystopia

Ignite Me - Finale to the Shatter Me Trilogy
This book was so good. After disastrous/sad endings to my other beloved trilogies such as Divergent Trilogy and the Legend Trilogy, this was a happy one although it did feel rushed at the end and left me wanting more of the characters. My review. :p

Genre: Contemporary

Attachments 
Rainbow Rowell exploded in the book world this year I have read all her books now except the newly released Landline and I am so excited to get my hands on it. From the three books I have read, Attachments is my favorite novel. It is in email format with regular chapter formats in between. This is an adult contemporary. Really cutesy. Had so much fun reading it.

Genre: Contemporary

My Life Next Door
This book was making book news everywhere when it was released last year and there is still too much hype about it and I finally picked it up this year. And I absolutely loved it. It isn’t your normal cutsey cheesy contemporary- it has its cutesy moments but there is also some real life drama. And me likes iiit.. D:

Genre: Contemporary

What I Thought Was True
Another Huntley Fitzpatrick, I really enjoyed this book. Another cutesy book but with real life problems ingrained in the lives of our leads. My feelings.

Genre: Supernatural

City of Heavenly Fire 
If you haven’t ventured into Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter world I recommend that you do it. If you don’t feel like reading her Mortal Instruments series after watching the disastrous City of Bones film adaptation– do read her The Infernal Devices books- I promise they are fantabulous. As for this conclusion to her TMI series, it was amazing mostly because it featured the characters from her upcoming spin-off and cameos from beloved characters from TID. Cassie had us all scared of things were going to be in this finale but everything was amazing and finely executed.

Genre: Contemporary

The Distance Between Us 
I really enjoyed this book. This book was about a relationship that is formed between a rich guy and a somewhat poor girl. Yeah, you can say it hasn’e been seen before but I loved the way it was portrayed in this book. ALso, I loved the female leads dry humor. I am known to be dry like her form time to time. Me telling you how much I love this book. XP

Genre: Mystery

Vengeance
The sequel to Fracture that I read back in 2012 and loved. This sequel was as awesome as the first book. Love Decker. Love Megan Miranda’s haunting writing.

Genre: Thriller

Don’t Look Back 
From the minute I started reading this book I was hooked. JLA’s first thriller book it was amazing. Although a little predictable it was a super tensed journey as we experienced it with out lead. If you haven’t checked Jennifer L. Armentrout you can start by this stand-alone novel. My thoughts.

These are my top 10 books so far. I have others as well but they are part of series/trilogies and so I didn’t include them in. D:

I have yet to read more books and this list is bound to change. Nonetheless, all of these are really good and just fab. T_T

I would like to thank Vlvet for having me on her blog today. (:

Thank You, Honey. It was really nice having you on the blog today.

Young,Gifted and Dead – Lucy Carver

When I started reading Young, Gifted and Dead, I already had a plot and storyline developed in my brain :p. Obviously, what I thought I was reading about wasn’t the plot. I think I have read quite a few books involving academy’s, and I do enjoy reading about them. My hopes were pretty high for this one, and I don’t know why but I like the book cover. It grabs your attention. Back to the plot, I think the plot had a lot to offer – murder plots always have that. The story is pretty interesting but I had trouble with the author’s writing style. I just couldn’t grasp it, it was like I was just reading-  no mental fireworks were happening here and there. The love line developed too quickly for me. I felt like it was being thrown at me :p. I don’t know how I felt about Alyssa while reading the book, I don’t know if I love her as a female protagonist.  I felt like I was hanging on a thread. A lot of characters which I truly hated. The other things happening in the storyline made me like the book.

Teaser: “I didn’t know I was stealing him from anyone.”

My Rating:

3 RoboRating

 

Inferno- Dan Brown

I don’t remember what I felt when I read Da Vinci Code and Deception Point because I was thirteen :p, but I plan to read them again. After reading Inferno I was in a happy place. There are always books you remember even after you finish reading them. The plot, characters are stuck in your head, Inferno was one of those for me. I enjoyed reading it, and the curiosity level while reading it was beyond 100. I like Robert Langdon,  as a character but I didn’t enjoy Angels and Demons the movie :(. Plus, being an art student it was wondrous. I was so into the deadly sins concept of Dante’s paintings and every other aspect. The blending of history with the plot was just marvelous. I enjoyed reading more of Langdon’s POV and just placing the plot visually in my head was brilliant. Obviously, the author knows how to write and I don’t even need to pin point it out. Sienna’s character was mysterious and I liked her storyline as well. Transhumanization concept is something which has been focused on for a quite a few years, and its always interesting when science is involved, where you read about it evolving at a pace that makes you wonder.

Teaser: “The decisions of our past are the architects of our present.”

Me: *dazed*

My Rating:

Five RoboRating

 

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