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Hi guys and welcome to my blog

This blog is a way for me to put my thoughts, reviews and critiques for anything I have read and watched out there in the world. I am a person who is very passionate about things I like and through this blog I am hoping to share my passion with a lot of other people who also are in the same fandom as me and I am hoping to connect to people who share my thoughts and feelings. With that said, I also wanna put it out there that my opinions are mine alone, so if I like something I hated something you loved, it is my personal opinion and I am in no way trying to personally attack you.

I really hope you guys like my blog and share it around.

~Mehek

The One Where there is no way I am gonna make it : Top 10 books I wanna read this summer

Summer is upon us and this post is a month late, I was way to busy in March to put so much effort into anything other than college but now I am FREE and I finally have time to get into this and set myself a TBR and get to these 10 books in the coming 3 months.

There are quite a lot of Asian-inspired novels in this TBR, I have fallen behind on my Asian reads this year, as I am taking part in Year of The Asian Readathon and aiming for the Indian Cobra badge I need to get caught up.

1. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

2. Nevermoor : The Trial of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

3. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

4.Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

5.Poppy Wars by R.F. Kwang

6. Descendants of the Crane by Joan He

7.The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

8. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

9. What if it’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli

10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

What season is it where you live? What are you planning to read during the season?

~Mehek

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The One Where this is my saving grace : TBR-catch-a-thon April 2019 Round

The 4th round of my TBR catch-a-thon will happen on the

20th of April, Saturday

The readathon start as soon as the clock strikes 12:00am in YOUR time zone and will end on 11:59pm and since a lot of people are taking their O.W.Ls exam so there is no theme for this one. You are free to read what ever you want, just read as much as you want and catch up to that never ending TBR

Now, what exactly is TBR catch-a-thon you ask? Let me answer that

TBR catch-a-thon is a 24 hour readathon where the only goal is to read a book on your TBR, you can read as much or as little as you want. The reason why I host this readathon every month is to help those of us who have fallen behind on their reading and need some catching up to do (hence the name).

How can I join in on the readathon? It is very easy.

To join the readathon

– Just follow me on my Instagram and on Twitter (yes this time I am taking it to twitter)

– Use the #tbrcat19 (tbr-cat-19) whiles posting any pictures, stories and tweets for the readathon (you can also tag me if you want to).

– Leave a comment down below and tell me that you are participating in the readathon

Hope to see you reading with me on the 16th.

Will you be participating in the readathon?

~Mehek

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The One Where this is late as usual : WWW Wednesday – 10th April, 2019

Well, this is a day late as usual and I was procrastinating there is renovation work going on in my house and I didn’t get time to write this but the true reason is I was lazy.


Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Here, we just have to answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments of the hosts post.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading :

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (#2 in The Nevernight Chronicles) – 43%
I am loving this book, it am totally invested in the story

Changes by Jim Butcher (#12 in The Dresden Files) – 16%
There is too much happening in this book and I already wanna kill somebody

Recently Finished :

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher (#11 in The Dresden Files) – 5/5
This was so good, I will be talking about it in my wrap-up because if I start talking about it I won’t be able to stop

Reading Next :

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schawb
I have been meaning to read this book for a long time and I can finally get to it.

What are planning to read next?

~Mehek

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The One Where this was a slow winter : Top 5 books I read this Winter

This was a long winter, it lasted one month longer than usual and I did enjoy it but life was so hectic that I couldn’t read much, I read a grand total of 10 books and 14 mangas these past 4 months and i n this wrap up I am gonna talk about my favourite books all the mangas I read were pretty awesome and I couldn’t pick one.

Top 5

1. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher by Jim Butcher (#6 in The Dresden Files) – 5/5
I loved every single book in this series and if I include all of them in this then my top three books will be from The Dresden Files and it will be my honest opinion but I wanted to feature other books in this list so I chose this one. This is, hands down, my favorite book of the series yet, the stakes shoot up and character relationships, the world and everything in the middle just gets so much more intense and this series deserves a lot more love than it gets.

2. Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (#2 in The Villains Series) – 5/5
Stakes are high and so much happens, new characters are introduced, old characters are back, this is an intense action packed story which will grip you and you will not be able to stop reading it.
Click HERE to read my review on the book.

3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (#1 of The Folk of The Air Series) – 5/5
I think this is one of the most hyped books in the community and in my opinion it deserves the hype. It has everything you could want, an intricate plot, morally grey characters, a detailed worlds and plot twists you don’t see coming, although it took around the first 100 pages to pull me into the story but once the thing happened there was no going back, I was lost in the story and when I wasn’t reading I was theorizing, this book is all I could think about and that ending. Damn!
Click HERE to read my review on the book.

4. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (#1 in Strange the Dreamer Duology) -4.5/5
Another hyped book in the book community and I was not lead astray by the hype. This is one of those books that I can’t say much about because it is very difficult to explain, it is one of the books you should enter blind because knowing too much can take away the enjoyment of the novel. There are a lot of reasons that make this book so perfect like the world, the lore and especially the writing, so just pick it up, you will love it.
Click HERE to read my review on the book.

5. Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – 5/5
I have raved about this book a lot so I won’t get too much into it. All I will say is, if you want a cute and heart warming story, this is it and it is an LGBTQ+ novel, which is all the more better.


November

Death Masks by Jim Butcher (#5 in The Dresden Files) – 5/5
Skip Beat Volume 1-8 by Nakamura Yoshiki – 5/5
Ouran High School Host Club Volume 1-10 Hatori Bisco – 5/5

December

Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – 5/5
Vengeful by V. E. Schwab – 5/5

January

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher (#6 in The Dresden Files) – 5/5
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (#1 in The Folk of the Air series) – 5/5
Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal – 4/4
Death of Dreams by Shruti Agarwal – 3.5/5
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Volume 2-8 by Izumi Tsubaki – 4/5
Ao Haru Ride Volume 1 by Sakisaka Io – 4/5
Nisekoi by Naoshi Komi – 3/5
Hoshi Dake ga Shitteru by Nagisa Furuya – 5/5

February

Empress of all Seasons by Emiko Jean – 3/5
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher (#7 in The Dresden Files) – 5/5
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (#1 in Strange the Dreamer) – 4.5/5
I Want to Eat your Pancreas by Yoru Sumino – 5/5
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Volume 9 by Izumi Tsubaki – 3/5

What were your favorite books of the season?

~Mehek

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The One Where bookswithchloe made me read it : Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Review

Name : Strange the Dreamer

Author : Laini Taylor

Series : Strange the Dreamer Duology #1

Pages : 536 Pages

Format : Kindle

Published On : 28th March, 2017

Published By : Little, Brown Books

Sequel : Muse of Nightmares

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Synopsis :

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way aroundand Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

Review :

“It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.”

I really don’t know how to describe Laini Taylor’s writing style, it is smiply beautiful, she captures everything with her words and things just flow and you are sucked in. She makes sure that every little detail is laid out and her descriptions are so vivid that you can imagine everything exactly the way it is and I loved it.

“Beautiful and full of monsters.
All the best stories are.”

This quote perfectly captures the story. It was beautiful and full of monsters. When I started this novel I did not know what to expect and even after reading the synopsis, I wasn’t even vaguely prepared for this story. I will be honest with you, it was slow start for me (that’s why I gave it a 4.5 stars) I was fascinated by it but not captured but once in Weep, things got interesting and keep in mind even after that things don’t happen they are laid out page by page and with each page more layers to the world and to the plot are introduced. There is so much lore that still needs to be explored and so many questions to be answered that I do not know what to say, I don’t know how to explain the plot without spoiling it and I think this is one of those books where the less you know about it will enhance your experience while reading it, also let me say this WTF WAS THAT ENDING! CLIFFHANGER MUCH!!!

“There was a man who loved the moon, but whenever he tried to embrace her, she broke into a thousand pieces and left him drenched, with empty arms.”

I will not talk about any other characters other than our main ones since I think you should meet them yourself and decide what you feel about them.

Lazlo Strange, I think a lot of us could relate to him, he lives in his own dream world, he reads a lot book and his biggest dream is to go to this lost world he loves so much (is it every readers fantasy to be sucked into their favourite fantasy world). He is optimistic, caring , sweet and can be an enigma at times but I loved him. I couldn’t help but root for him, he deserves so much and I am really excited and scared to see where his story takes us next.

Sarai, she is bigger enigma than Lazlo and her life and her feelings makes my heartache for her, there were so many times in the story that I wanted to hug her and tell her that everything was gonna be okay. She is flawed and scared which made her very realistic ( I will not say anything else, since spoilers)

“The library knows its own mind. When it steals a boy, we let it keep him.”

Overall, I quite enjoyed this installment of the duology, it left me hanging and there are a lot of loose ends that need to be tied up in the next book and I am genuinely both excited and terrified for Muse of Nightmares.

Have you read Strange The Dreamer? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments down below.

~Mehek

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The One Where it was a good month all things considered : March 2019 – In a Nutshell

March was a busy month, I had an entrance exam and then a ton of assignments to complete and then journal completion and submission but I was able to read 8 books this month and I am happy with that, however other than reading I didn’t get to work on any of my other goals, I am gonna rectify that in these coming months.

BOOKS

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher (#8 in The Dresden Files) -5/5
As you guys probably know by now, I am obsessed with this series, every book just gets better and better and the plot gets more serious and with juggling everything, Jim Butcher also keeps things witty and engaging, this series has taken over my heart and I couldn’t be happier.

White Night by Jim Butcher (#9 in The Dresden Files) -5/5
I am not gonna repeat anything, everything I said above, applies here. Also this book was awesome.

A Court of Thrones and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (#1 in the ACOTAR series) -3/5
Before you guys pull out your pitchforks and torches and come for me, let me explain myself. I didn’t hate this book, the reason why I gave it a 3-star rating is that it is very mediocre, nothing mind-blowing occurred and the Fae in this story were not how Fae are but I will get into this in my in-depth wrap-up.

After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward (#1 in After the green withered) – 3.75/5
I read this book for a blog tour I was a part of and I quite enjoyed it, it was very different from what I had expected and kinda terrifying.
Click HERE to read my review.

MANGA

Another by Ayatsuji Yukito – 4/5
I read all four volumes of this manga in one day and I loved it. It was a creepy where so many things happen and you are so confused trying to grasp everything which is something I like in mangas.
Content Warning for Murder and Horror

Akatsuki no Yona Volume 1 by Kusanagi Mizuho – 3/5
I freaking love this manga series, I am rereading the entire thing before continuing with the series since it’s been a while and I love all the characters and I would love to meet them again, that said the first few volumes are a little boring and drags a little bit, so beware of that.

TV SHOWS

The Office – 7/10
I finished the office and it was so bittersweet, the ending made my heartache but the series wrapped up very well. The last two seasons of The Office were a little difficult to get through but the ending made it worth it.

GOALS PROGRESS

Life was so hectic this month that almost all of my goals just went down the drain but going into April I will be working hard on achieving them.

How did your March go?

~Mehek

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The One Where I read a lot this week : WWW Wednesday – 3rd April, 2019

This week we found out that my finals are postponed and I finally relaxed, I AM FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! Sorry, I got a little excited but I am very happy.

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Here, we just have to answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments of the hosts post.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading :

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher (#11 in The Dresden Files) – 10%
After that ending in Small Favors I needed to be back into the world, also a day without Harry Dresden feels weird, I don’t know what I will do with my life when I catch up with the series, I have only 8 books left *cue to the tears*

Recently Finished :

Small Favors by Jim Butcher (#10 in The Dresden Files) –
This was so gooooood, I was crying at the ending of the book, I usually don’t but this made me sob and when I listened to the last chapter again and I was crying again. I love Harry Dresden.

After The Green Withered by Kristin Ward –
I quite enjoyed this book, it’s been a while since I have read dystopian and this book pulled me back into the genre and also had a very good plot and some great twists.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (#1 in The Nevernight Chronicles) –
It should be no surprise that I love Nevernight, I gave it a 4.5 stars when I first read it and a 5 stars this time, this book blew me away, the writing is amazing, the characters all so morally grey and the world is rich with history and there is so much more, you will have to read it to find out.

Reading Next :

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (#2 in The Nevernight Chronicles)
I will be starting this tonight and I am finally ready to jump into this book, I loved Nevernight and I am sure this is gonna be awesome.

How many books did you read this past week?

~Mehek

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