July wrap up : best, average, worst

This is my first wrap up and I’m also going to write my favorite, average and worst – maybe not worst- read. So July has ended and I have read many books in July. I’m glad that some of them turned out to be brilliant. Now I’m going to discuss it. Be prepared.

Best (4.5 or 5 stars) :

Secrets Room

This one is definately my favourite. I love the suspense and thriller in this novel. You can check my review here!

Harry Potter #1, #2

Do I really need to say something about this? But I have to confess that this is the first time I am reading Harry Potter series. Yes but don’t kill me now.

Average (3 or 4 stars) :

Beastly

I love Beauty and the Beast and this is kind of a modern retelling of it. It’s fun, sweet and romantic. I loved reading it. You can read my review here!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

This novel deals with anxiety and depression of a teenage boy. I haven’t watched the movie yet because I wanted to read the novel first. The novel is pretty good.

Worst (1 or 2 stars) :

My Life Next Door

I hate this novel. I don’t find a cheesy, romantic love story entertaining at all. I hope you feel me.

Princesses don’t get fat

This novel is also like a fairytale. I don’t hate it but I don’t like it either. It’s all plain and simple. The ending was so predictable and I didn’t enjoy this, although, I must confess that I was very excited to read this and it let me down.

You can check its review here!

So that was my July wrap up. I enjoyed my book-read this month. I hope you also enjoyed yours. 🙂

I am looking forward to read more of Harry Potter series and right now I’m reading Before I fall by Lauren Oliver.

Bye bye 🙂

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Review : Secrets Room by Kim Faulks

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My Ratings : 5 out of 5 stars

My Review :
I received a digital copy of the book via the author and negalley in exchange for an honest review.

“The shit’s gonna turn nastier the longer we’re kept in here. We’re gonna need to trust one another to survive. I know this is a tough call, seeing as though we’ve just met, but as a man, I promise not to hurt you. I’ll watch your back, Wild Thing. The only thing I ask is that you watch mine.”
This book totally rocks. I loved reading it. This book is just like a roller-coaster of emotions; you’ll feel anger, love, excitement, joy, sorrow, horror while reading it.
This isn’t a typical love story. This is mind- blowing, breath-taking story – the one that will send chills through your spine.
Can you imagine yourself waking up in a room full of strangers with blood splattered everywhere? And you have no memory of how you got there? It’s terrifying but at the same time, thrilling.
But as the novel proceeds, we read about others’ secrets – big secrets. Everyone wants to fight, wants to get out of this bloody room but how can you get out of this prison when there’s not even a door or a window? There’s no water or food and you have to fight for your survival.
This novel is so unpredictable. You can’t even predict what’s gonna happen next or who will die next?
The story is perfect. It’s full of twists and turns. The characters are perfectly written . This is the kind of thriller and suspense novel you’ll really enjoy reading.
I like how Morgan and Slade remained together and stuck with each other till the end.
Kim Faulks, you’ve earned another fan!

Review : Remembrance by Michelle Madow

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My Ratings : 4.5 out of 5 stars

Review :

I received a digital copy of the book via the author and negalley in exchange for an honest review.

Remembrance is now included in my favourite books. Insipred from Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video, Remembrance focuses on reincarnation. It’s breath-taking and mind-blowing. This is also the author’s debut novel. And being a debut, I can say that the writing is brilliant and the characters are well-developed. The novel is well written and I love almost everything about it.

Lizzie is an average girl and has a boyfriend. But she finds herself drawn towards the new transfer Drew, and feels like she knows him, and has some kind of a connection with him. But Drew starts dating Lizzie’s best friend Chelsea and thing get more complicated. Continue reading

Review : Princesses Don’t Get Fat By Aya Ling

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My Ratings : 2 stars out of 5

My Review :

It’s 2:00 AM here, and I’m really craving a cake ; a chocolate cake maybe, or a cheesecake.  I checked the fridge but there wasn’t any cake but, thankfully, I have found some cookies to eat. Yum! Because, to be honest, that’s what I’m feeling after reading this novel.
So, this novel is about Princess Valeria of Amaranta ; she loves food and she lives for food. Her mother wants her to get married but after a very embarrassing incident, her mother sends her off to Royal Riviera Academy of Fighting Arts, so she can lose some weight and become ‘marriageable’. Valeria is fond of eating. She is short, obese and sixteen. She likes nothing in life other than food.

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Review : Beastly by Alex Flinn

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My Ratings : 4 out of 5 stars

My Review :

Beastly is a modern fairytale set in New York City. I read it’s reviews before reading the novel and believe me, some of them weren’t really nice but I thought to give this novel a try – I’m not disappointed. This novel is just like Beauty And The Beast  but a more modern story with big changes, and set in twenty-first century. I really like Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and that’s why I was interested in reading it.

So, Kyle, the main character, the beast, is very handsome but arrogent and he worships beauty, even thinks that ugly people shouldn’t be allowed exist. His life turns upside down when a witch spells a curse on him and truns him into a beast. He needs to find true love to break that curse. His transformaton is incredible. How he tranforms from a rich, spoilt snob to a caring and humble man. He realizes the importance and the vitality of relationships and friendships. He realizes the power of love ; which can break any curse.

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Review : The Undomestic Goddess By Sophie Kinsella

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My Ratings : 3.5 out of 5 stars

My Review :

“Sometimes you don’t need a goal in life, you don’t need to know the big picture. you just need to know what you’re going to do next!”   

Samantha is a workaholic who doesn”t get even a bit of time to enjoy her life. She makes a huge mistake and in fear, run away to a beautiful village.

This novel is all what you need on a lazy day. I love many of Sophie Kinsella’s novels and this is certainly one of them. How Samantha was once a girl who didn’t even know how to switch on a oven and how she became a woman who could bake 2 tiers cake. The love story is also very sweet and charming. Nathanial, the hero, is not a businessman unlike many of Sophie Kinsella’s novels’ hero. He’s sweet, simple, nice, and kind. I also like the book cover. It’s cute, isn’t it?

Let me be honest, I couldn’t uderstand many of the terms in this novel especially at the beginning because they were all about some law stuff and it was really annoying but Thank God I knew what was hapening and all the crises But I think the next time I read about something related to law I should either : have a law dictionary with me or a lawyer himself. And Samantha’s confused behaviour was also very irritating at times but yes, we can understand that it was her life decision, so why wouldn’t she be confused? Continue reading