THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD BY J K ROWLING

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These tales were written by Rowling as gifts for her few close friends and then were published to the muggles next year because of the overwhelming  public demand .This was a book mentioned in the ‘Deathly Hallows’ so reading this book was a must for me.

 

STUFF ON THE BACK COVER SAYS

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

 

PLOT IN SHORT

It is a collection of 5 wizarding world fairy tales along with footnotes by Albus Dumbledore himself. Each tale has its own message which is further elaborated by our headmaster extraordinaire .

 

THE GOOD

  • EVERYTHING

 

THE BAD

  • It could have been longer or may I say never-ending?

 

MY THOUGHTS

This is something I will read to my children and grandchildren. It bought back so many childhood memories of practically growing up with Harry Potter. Loved every bit of it. Must read for all the Potterheads .

 

MY RATINGS

5/5

DOCTOR SLEEP BY STEPHEN KING

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This highly anticipated sequel to the iconic THE SHINING could be a hit or a miss depending on your liking or expectations. Reading the shinning isn’t necessary to understand this book

STUFF ON THE BACKCOVER SAYS

Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals

PLOT IN SHORT

Danny Torrance is now Doctor Sleep. The story follows a now adult Dan a rootless alcoholic who  reaches a town called Fraizer and settles in a job that best enables him to use his gift. Then comes Abra Stone and her extremely powerful ‘shinning’ which attracts The True Knot which are Stephen King’s versions of vampires. The story of good vs evil ensues which will leave you with a satisfied end.

THE GOOD

Good to meet an old friend again

Well cut out characters

The villain  is also given enough “screen time”

THE BAD

If you came for another hotel horror story you will be disappointed

The villain isn’t scary enough

More of a super natural thriller than a out and out horror story

MY THOUGHTS

I personally liked the book but not as much as THE SHINING. A riveting book nonetheless.SK fans don’t miss this one.

My Ratings

4.5/5
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MORRIGANS CROSS,DANCE OF GODS,VALLEY OF SCILENCE (THE CIRCLE TRILOGY) BY NORA ROBERTS

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I have never really been a Nora Roberts fan neither have I ever jumped the vampire bandwagon but I surprisingly enjoyed this trilogy especially the last book.

Stuff on the back cover says

Number-one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers an extraordinary new trilogy—an epic tale that breaks down the boundaries between reality and the otherworldly, while forging together the passions of the men and women caught in a battle for the fate of humanity

 

Plot in short

Take rich vampire
one serious sorcerer
one  creative witch
one studious queen
one happy go lucky shape shifter
one tomboyish vampire slayer
= the circle of six

Vs

A hot and evil vampire queen

And her army of undead

Along with a dark wizard

ROUND  1 (MORRIGANS CROSS)

The circle meet and greet and try to fit in together

In typical NR fashion one couple falls in love and marries(Hoyt and Glenna)

ROUND 2 (DANCE OF GODS)

The bonds and strengthened,new love is found (Larkin and Blair)

Preparations are made,training continues

ROUND 3

Home run..Moira proves what shes made of

Cian and Moira fall in love

Triumph on the battle field

Love lost and found !

The good

Enough action with love and nicely paced

The bad

Typical NR, the battle wasn’t satisfying

My Thoughts

A nice series to read for people whole still want some vampire love stories. Also a good read for people into supernatural /fantasy romance.

My Ratings

3.5/5

WILD BY CHERYL STRAYED

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This is one of those rare books that inspire you without being preachy and encouranging you to learn from her mistakes

Stuff on the backcover says

Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story, we tell ourself and so I choose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I safe . I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me. Fear begets fear. Power begets power. So I willed myself to beget power. And it wasn’t long before I actually wasn’t afraid..

Plot in short

Story of a young women undergoing an very physically taxing journey across a beautiful but hard hiking trail alone to help forgive her past mistakes and heal herself through an impulsive decision.

The good

Nice pace..excellent setting

Inspiring

The bad

The start is a little slow

Actual bagpackers might snort at her unpreparedness

My thoughts

A great book which gave me a new flawed heroine to look upto. There is something for everyone to take away from.

My Ratings

3.9/5

EASY BY TAMMARA WEBBER

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One of the easy breezy enjoyable books to read especially for the college crowd

Stuff on the backcover says

Rescued by a stranger.

Haunted by a secret

Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her saviour…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of  love.
A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

Plot in short

The story of Jacquline and Lucas will keep give the satisfaction of having read a good young adult romance along with a great social message.The serious topic of college molestation and sexual assault has been handled well.

 

The good

A light read

Great message

Enjoyable with correct amount of love humor and maturity

The bad

Word building not so great

Something was amiss in this good crossover book

 

My Thoughts

A nice medium paced book to read without the usual teenage sloppy drama.

This one is for the romance lover and girl power lover as well

My Ratings

3.5/5

PET SEMATARY BY STEPHEN KING

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Pet sematary happens to be my first SK book. I enjoyed this book thoroughly and here is why:

Stuff on the backcover says

When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son—and now an idyllic home. As a family, they’ve got it all…right down to the friendly cat.

But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth—more terrifying than death itself—and hideously more powerful .

Plot in short

The creeds are a family of good people with slightly spoilt kids having the kind of love for their pet that only children can have. An ancient Indian burial ground changes all that

The good

Scary to the core

A page turner

Medium paced story

Enough chills and thrills to keep you up at night

The bad

Not for the faint hearted

 

My Thoughts

One of the best horror novels ever according to me. I love this book. All horror genre lovers have to read this book.

My Ratings

5/5