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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Passengers {Movie review} | Yomna's Review


My rating: 10/10

One word comment: Spectacular 

And yes, this review contains spoilers!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Ugly Love by Colleeen Hoover | It gets Ugly {Yomna's Review}






Hearts get infiltrated.

Promises get broken.

Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.









My rating: 4/5

Spoilers Ahead!


Sunday, 11 December 2016

The Witch's Tears by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr | Yomna's Review


My rating: 2.5/5

Thanks you to NetGalley and Harper Collins UK for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book! Mark your calendars for its release on the 26th of January 2017!

Unfortunately, I did not particularly enjoy this book!

Check out my review of the first book in this series here!

This review does not spoil the book but does give you a bit of an overview of it.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon {Yomna's Review}





























My rating: 5/5

Thank you to Penguin Random House UK for providing a free copy of this book!

Spoiler free!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Melody's Key by Dallas Coryell {Yomna's Review}

“His eyes settled on her…piercing green embers of flame that revealed the ferocity of his pain and passion, yet still shrouded him under veils of ever deepening mystery that made every ounce of her ache to unravel him.” 

Tegan Lockwood’s dreams were dead, sacrificed on the noble altar of duty before they ever had a chance to live. Her entire existence was disappearing into the abyss of apathy as she labored her days away keeping her family’s struggling business alive. There would be no emotion, no color, no beauty in her life. That is, until a mysterious visitor begins to draw her out of the darkness of her past towards something that will challenge the boundaries of her world, and unlock the most deeply held secrets of her heart.


Yeahhh not the best cover. 


My rating: 2.5/5

Spoiler free!



Sunday, 6 November 2016

Yomna's Pick #25



Heir of Fire By Sarah J Maas
Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Timesbest-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

United by Melissa Landers | Who knew an alien invasion could be so romantic? {Yomna's Review}




The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awakened an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all. The Aribol, mysterious guardians charged with maintaining interstellar peace, deem the alliance a threat to the galaxy. They order a separation of the races, decreeing humans and L’eihrs must return to their own planets within the month or face extinction. In fact, they already have agents in place on Earth, ready to begin.

With the clock ticking, Aelyx and Cara assemble a team of colonists and race back to Earth, where they unite with old friends to solve the mystery of who the Aribol are, what they want, and the real reason the alliance has provoked them. As tensions build to a full-scale war, Aelyx and Cara must fight harder than ever―not just for their future, but for the survival of both their worlds.





Aelyx!!! All I know is that I want one!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Srishti's pick #24



Fantastic Mr.Fox, Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would never surrender. But only the most fantastic plan ever can save him now.



Thursday, 27 October 2016

If you need a guide to How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You {Yomna's Review}





























Sweet sixteen and never been kissed . . .

That’s Aurora Skye’s big secret. And the way she wants it to stay. She’s not going to give away her first kiss to just anyone. Busy dodging suitors and matchmaking for her best friends, Aurora (not so) patiently awaits her prince.
But everything changes when Aurora is coerced into a lead role in the school production of Much Ado about Nothing. Which means she’ll have to lock lips with her co-star Hayden Paris—the smart and funny boy next door who also happens to be the bane of her existence, always around to see her at her worst.
Now Aurora is more determined than ever to have her first kiss with the one who’s truly worthy of it. But first she’ll have to figure out just who that person is.




My rating: 3/5




Thank you to Netgalley and St Martin's Press for allowing me to read a free advanced copy of this book!

This review is spoiler free!


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Why kid books might be the best| Srishti



Books are after all emotional pieces of wood (-or electronic), that's just what they are. Reading books is after all emotional actions, that's just what it is. The thing is, they mean much more than someone might think. Especially when they start reading a book themselves.  Which, dear, starts at a very young age. Starts with kid books. 

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Yomna's Pick #23






























The Last Star by Rick Yancey

The Last Star is the heart-stopping finale to the bestselling 5th Wave series by award-winning author, Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner.

'Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' The New York Times

We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came. That’s always been true. The Others didn’t invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won’t end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning, on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

Master storyteller Rick Yancey invokes triumph, loss, and unrelenting action as the fate of the planet is decided in the conclusion to this epic series.
 

My review:


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo {Yomna's Review}




























4.5/5

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Canongate Books for allowing me to read a copy of this book!

This book gets released on the 2nd of March, 2017. This is a spoiler free review! It has a little bit of an overview (synopsis) of the book and my opinion on it and why you should read it!


Add it to your goodreads shelf!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Srishti's Pick #22


The Book:

  -Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle #1) by 


Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye. 
The Movie:

 -Howl's Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki

A young girl is forced to toil in her parents' hat shop and her only joy is in her occasional meetings with a handsome stranger, Howl the wizard. When a witch sees her happiness, she curses her to become old in a jealous rage. Ashamed and afraid, she flees to Howl's magic moving castle. Will Howl see her for who she really is?


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Violet is Amazing in The Black Key by Amy Ewing {Yomna's Review}

For too long, Violet and the people of the outer circles of the Lone City have lived in service to the royalty of the Jewel. But now the secret society known as the Black Key is preparing to seize power.

And while Violet knows she is at the center of this rebellion, she has a more personal stake in it—her sister, Hazel, has been taken by the Duchess of the Lake. Now, after fighting so hard to escape the Jewel, Violet must do everything in her power to return to save not only Hazel, but the future of the Lone City.


Wonderful, and refreshing, I felt that this was the best installment of this series.

My rating: 4/5

This review is spoiler free for this book! It does contain spoilers for the previous books though. If you are thinking about reading this series, my recommendation is that you go for it. 






Saturday, 8 October 2016

Yomna's Pick #21





































John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English language and literature from 1945 to 1959. He was a close friend of C.S. Lewis.
Christopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion . These, together with The Hobbitand The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about an imagined world called Arda, and Middle-earth within it. Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the word "legendarium" to the larger part of these writings. 
While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature—or more precisely, high fantasy. Tolkien's writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire field.
In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Forbes ranked him the 5th top-earning dead celebrity in 2009.


- Taken from goodreads



Sunday, 2 October 2016

5 Highlights from Frost like Night by Sara Raasch {Yomna's Review}



My rating: 5/5

I loved this book! Enjoyed it far more than the first two!

Spoilers!

My other reviews:
Snow Like Ashes

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Srishti's pick #20



The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories #1)

by 
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. 
"The Land of Stories" tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. 
But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.


Monday, 26 September 2016

We're Stealing Snow! | {Yomna's Review}




My rating: 2.5/5

Thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury for allowing me to read a free copy of this book!

This review is spoiler free!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Yomna's Pick #19



Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas's epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. 

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what -- and who -- to sacrifice if she's to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.
 

Saturday, 17 September 2016

My reading nook | Edition #2

Romance is as lovely as my bed!

Nothing spells cozy like your bed! I absolutely adore this place! I like cuddling with my teddy, I love sleeping and love being under the blankets hence I love reading there.


I like waking up in the morning the colder air coming through and reading my books!


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For you guys that don't know what's going on, this is a series where I share places I love to read at! This is the second one, here is the link to the first: click here!
I am currently reading The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel! This book is great! Penguin Uk has permitted me to read it in advance through NetGallley. The book comes out on the 28th of February and my review the 21st.
Best romance books to read:






All the Bright Places {Srishti's review}




Best playlists:


BAE (I do not own this playlist!)
Love Pop (I do not own this playlist!)



Srishti's Pick #18




To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior—to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee {Yomna's Review}


Friday, 16 September 2016

How to get over Empire of Storms | Nameless is my price {Yomna's Review}


“Nameless is my price”

Bitch, no it isn’t. I officially prevent it.

My rating: 5/5

THIS REVIEW HAS MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS FOR THIS BOOK AS WELL ALL OTHER BOOK IN THIS SERIES. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

How to get over Empire of Storms? The answer is, you can't.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Yomna's Pick #17


A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Elias and Laia are running for their lives.

After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison - to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene - Elias's former friend and the Empire's newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own - one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape... and kill them both.

 

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