Posts By: Rashika

Monday, September 05, 2016

Review: The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

Posted by on 09/01/2016 • 8 Comments

Earlier this year, Remembrance came out – an adult add-on to one of my favorite series growing up – and I was d.i.s.a.p.p.o.i.n.t.e.d. I had come to expect so much from Meg Cabot but the book failed to deliver and I was filled with sadness. But when I heard about The Boy is Back, I was pumped and ready to dive into the book. Fortunately, The Boy is Back is as amazing as a Cabot book should be and filled with all the sugary goodness that makes me squeal with delight.  

I am trash for good second chance romance novels and even though it was Meg Cabot,  I was a little vary because I hate the second chance romances where two people were in love in HS and 10 years later,…

If Book Titles Were Literal

Posted by on 08/30/2016 • 16 Comments

Book Titles. They have the power to be enticing but also confusing… Sometimes they have something to do with the book and other times they are just a metaphor. What if book titles were literal? What if the book title was an accurate representation of what would be inside the book? I am going to reconstruct synopsises (IDK THE PLURAL okay?) of some books by taking their titles literally.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The night sky has fascinated many brilliant minds across the centuries but a recent study found that the stars in our night sky aren’t perfect. They have faults, are broken and all of them might explode into supernovas at any given point. What does this mean for the fragile life on Earth? Do…

Epic Cover Battles #11: Bad Book Covers Edition

Posted by on 08/26/2016 • 8 Comments

Okay so there are so many pretty covers out there, so many mediocre ones and so many bad ones. This round of Epic Cover Wars is dedicated to the BAD BOOK COVERS because nothing makes a bookworm cringe and reluctant to pick a book up like a bad cover. The more amusing part about this edition is that 2/3 books I’ve chosen are actually traditionally published so I cannot imagine what possessed the publishers to slap on the covers they did onto these books. Here goess!

May the worst book cover win (???)

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Vicarious by Paula Stokes

Posted by on 08/24/2016 • 6 Comments

If you read Paula Stokes’ guest post on the blog the other day, you’ll know that it is not secret that she is a talented writer but Vicarious blows that out of the water. Liars, Inc. was the last thriller she wrote and one I rated 4.5 stars because of how amazing it but Vicarious is EVEN better and kept me EVEN more at the edge of my seat and holy crap the climax of this novel almost killed me. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Vicarious

1. The main character. Stokes’ always writes great characters and this book is no exception. Winter is a complex character with a backstory that will make you want to shelter her from the world. Winter is BADASS but her past has left a…

Writing Outside My Perspective with Paula Stokes

Posted by on 08/22/2016 • 0 Comments

I am a huge fan of Paula (because she is an amazing human being) and her books (because they are fabulously crafted pieces of works) so when I was asked to participate in the blog tour, I was elated. Vicarious  was one of my most anticipated books of the year and it lived up to all my expectations even if there was a whole lot of heartbreak. . Today, I have Paula on the blog with a well-written and thoughtful guest post that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did.

Writing Outside  My Perspective: Maintaining Authenticity and Respect; Balancing Cultural Information with Pacing/Storyline Needs

I wanted to portray my characters and their cultures authentically and respectfully, but for me that did not mean I had to paint any culture…

10 #OZYA Books I Need in My Life

Posted by on 08/10/2016 • 4 Comments

I love complaining but my fav thing to complain about is how I cannot read so many amazing #OZYA books because I cannot afford to pay a fortune in shipping and because they are not available outside of Australia. So here is a list of 10 books I want to read so badly and am hoping will be published outside of Australia.

1. Spark by Rachael Craw

I’ve had this on my TBR since before it came out and it just appeals to me on a spiritual level. Superpowers? Kids who are experiments gone wrong? YES PLEASE.

2. Holier Than Thou by Laura Buzo

This one is a YA/NA crossover that I’ve had on my TBR since my early Goodreads years. I absolutely love the sound of it and am DYING…

Epic Cover Battles #10: US vs AUS Edition (part 2)

Posted by on 08/03/2016 • 4 Comments

It is a truth universally acknowledged (or not) that the world is a better place when there are different editions/covers of books to pick from so here we are again, battling some US and AUS covers of books. This one is a little harder than previous comparative edition rounds because the covers are all SO PRETTY. GOOD LUCK and

May the best covers win!