Book Review | When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya MenonWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Hardcover, 380 pages

Published May 30th 2017

2 stars

*SOME SPOILERS*

Well …
a lot of hype … and …
sort of meh at best actually

The Story

(Goodreads synopsis):

A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.” 

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Book Review | Everything, Everything

everything everything by nicola yoonEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Hardcover, 310 pages

Published September 1st 2015

2 stars

I really did not love this book really at all … oops?

The Story

Madeline Whittier lives in a bubble. No seriously she suffers from SCID, also known as bubble boy syndrome. She has never left her house, her bubble. She has no friends except her mother and nurse. She is alone. Until one day, a black clad, daredevil boy moves in next door.

(Goodreads synopsis):

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.”

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Book Review | Carve the Mark

 

Carve and Mark by Veronica RothCarve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) by Veronica Roth

Hardcover, 468 pages

Published January 17th 2017

2 stars
Uncensored review as always
And spoiler-free

Oh boy. This is not going to be pretty. I’m sure you have seen all the upchucked Haterade that the “controversy brigade” so generously spewed about this book before and after it’s release. So obviously, I wanted to love this book SO HARD if only to shove a raving review in the face of absurdity! Unfortunately, I can’t do that here.

*sulks*

On the other hand … I honestly did not see ANY of the controversy. Like … where is it? I have no idea. I’m sure some “helpful” person will take the time to “enlighten” me in the comments below (hint: don’t. Because I honestly don’t care). Sadly, large portions of this book were just confusing and slow. But we will start with the positives … because I’m not a complete asshole.


The Story

(Goodreads synopsis):

In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost.
The Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship — and love — in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.”

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Book Review | A Court of Wings and Ruin “Rant-view”

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. MaasA Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Hardcover, 705 pages

Published May 2nd 2017 (aka “D-Day” or “Disappointment Day” )

2/5 stars?

#ACOWARsurvivor

Well 2017 is canceled because … what a fucking disappointment!

Wow … ok I struggled with this rating FOR REAL! Flip-flopping between 2 and 2.5 and even toying with the idea of a 1 when my ranting reminded me how pissed I was at this utter catastrophe of anticipation and hype!

But I’m going to try to keep a cool head here and rate it at a 2 because this is not a bad book? … but I have a shit tone of rants so be prepared to question my usage of that statement.


DON’T READ THIS REVIEW IF:

  • You love this book and cannot handle a differing opinion
  • Are easily offended
  • Can’t stand cursing especially the over-usage of the word FUCK
  • Plan to try and convince me this was an amazing book

Furthermore … this review CONTAINS MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR SERIES AND BOOK SPOILERS! I tried to mark them all with a red ⇒⇐ and light gray lettering but I may have missed a few so continue at your own risk.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Here.

We.

Go!


The Story

(Goodreads synopsis possible series spoilers): “Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.”

War has come to Pythian and blah de blah yeah … by now you know the story so let’s just skip this part ok.

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Book Review | The Novice

The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran MatharuThe Novice (The Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu

2/5 stars

Harry Potter meets Pokémon meets Tolkien …. but not in a good way?
But like … I really wanted to love this book 😦

The Story

Fletcher, an orphan and blacksmith’s apprentice, is forced to run from the only home he has even known. After accidentally summoning a demon, Fletcher finds himself at the Adept Military Academy for summoners. It is a time of war and summoners are needed now more than ever. Does Fletcher have what it takes to keep his past a secret, keep his friends safe from growing tension, and survive the academy?

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