Book Review

Chewy Noh and The Fall Of The Mu-Dang By Tim Learn

Hey Guys! I will be doing a spoiler-free book review on “Chewy Noh and The Fall of The Mu-Dang” by Tim Learn today! Chewy Noh and The Fall of The Mu-Dang is the first book in the Chewy Noh series and it’s a Middle-Grade Fantasy. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

*Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. However, this does not influence my opinions.

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*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.

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“My parents must feel the same way,” he caught Chewy’s eyes, moving on, “Having their only child wrapped up in metal just to walk and watching him afraid to take a bath – probably not what they expected to be like either.”- Tim Learn, Chewy Noh and The Fall Of The Mu-Dang

Synopsis:

Chewy Noh has problems. He was born with them. Two weeks after his birth, the family fortune-teller saw bad things in his future…and she was right. The school bully hates him and will stop at nothing to get rid of him. His mother suddenly can’t get out of bed, complaining of horrible headaches. And worst of all, the secret his grandmother is hiding may be at the root of it all. But why should he worry? He’s a superhero with a power no one’s ever seen before!

Writing:

I didn’t like the writing style for this book. The writing style for this book was inarticulate and sometimes, parenthetical. But I really loved the way Tim explained the things in this book. 

Pacing:

This book was, surprisingly, fast-paced and if you are stuck in a reading slump, I highly recommend you to read this book!

Characters:

Chewy: I couldn’t connect anything with this character in the book. He’s cranky and at some point of the book, he really annoyed me.

Clint: I loved Clint as a character in this book! His character development went up as I drove deeper into the book, he’s my favourite character in this book! 

Kent: The school bully. I hated him at the beginning of the book because he bullied people who are better than him but at the end of the book, I can’t help but feel a little sad for him.

Overall:

I give this book a 54% rating. 


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Book Review

The Wheel Mages By Aimee Davis

WOAH! WOW! WOW! THIS BOOK!

Hey Guys! I just finished The Wheel Mages a few minutes ago and OH MY GOSH! It’s so good! I will be doing a spoiler-free book review for The Wheel Mages (The Changing Tides #1) by Aimee Davis today! So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

*Thank you Aimee for sending me your book!*

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*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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“No more nobility, Nikolai. I’m tired of wasting time when every day is a day I struggle to hold on to. I thought I came here to feel normal, but I realize now I came here because I want to be with you if that’s something you still want.”- The Wheel Mages, Aimee Davis.

Synopsis:

Alena Kozlov is one of the last of a dying kind. As the first water mage to be inducted into the Sanctum in over fifty years, she has the opportunity to help the old order destroy a band of rebel mages who threaten the principles the Sanctum is founded upon.

Blinded by loyalty to the Sanctum and love for her master, Alena and three other mages set out to investigate the rebels, but the more she discovers, the less she understands.

Confronted with hard truths about the Sanctum she once believed in and the corruption she sees within it, Alena must make one of the most difficult decisions of her life: follow the path she’s trained for or leave the Sanctum behind.

Whatever the answer, she knows one thing for sure—the old Sanctum saying is true: It is a rocky road she must travel.

Writing:

Aimee’s writing style for this book was emphatic, eloquent and crisp. I really love her writing style for this book. The pacing for this book was fast and the entire book was filled with action-packed scenes and Oh! Those plot twists! I didn’t even see them coming! They came abruptly and more plot twists followed right after that.

World-Building:

I am actually a little confused with the world..

1. Were the characters living in the Victorian Era?

2. How did their magic manifest?

I hope all the questions will be answered in the next book.

Characters: 

Alena: She’s the main character in this book. I noticed that her character development went up as I went deeper into the book because at the beginning of the book, she was a really weak character but everything changed soon after that. 

Nikolai: I loved the relationship that Alena and Nikolai have. I shipped them together but unfortunately, [Spoiler].

Catalina: I utterly disliked her at the beginning of the book, but I have grown to love her soon after that because of the things she did in order to keep Alena safe. 

Felipe: His character development was Good! I mean VERY GOOD! But at some point of the book, he made me cringed because of [Spoiler].

Overall:

I give this book an 81.87%. I recommend this book to people who loves high-fantasy and also, to people who love NA/YA novels! 


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2017 To-Be-Read Piles

April TBR (2017)

Hey People! I read only one book last month which was ‘Heartless’ by Marrisa Meyer. I will be linking my ‘Heartless’ review down below:

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So, without further ado, let’s get into my Apirl TBR list!

1. Select by Marit Wiesenberg

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Coming from a race of highly-evolved humans, Julia Jaynes has the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. But there’s something rotten beneath the surface—dangerous secrets her father is keeping; abilities she was never meant to have; and an elite society of people determined to keep their talents hidden and who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally disrupts the Jaynes’ delicate anonymity, she’s banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school.

Julia’s goal is to lay low and blend in. Then she meets him—John Ford, tennis prodigy, all-around good guy. When Julia discovers a knack for reading his mind, and also manipulating his life, school suddenly becomes a temporary escape from the cold grip of her manipulative father. But as Julia’s powers over John grow, so do her feelings. For the first time in her life, Julia begins to develop a sense of self, to question her restrictive upbringing and her family prejudices. She must decide: can a perfect love be worth more than a perfect life?

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I received this book on Netgalley and this is my most anticipated book of the month! I can’t wait to read it!

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2. The Ghosts Of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

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A bold, genre-bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space-bound future.

Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages. Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet’s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book’s final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time.

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This book sounds super intriguing and four-linked stories? COUNT ME IN! (By the way, the cover is gorgeous)

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3. Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children (MPPC #1) by Ransom Riggs

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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

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I watched the film for ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ and it was fantastic! I can’t wait to jump into the book and I was told that there’re creepy pictures in it, which makes me want to read it even more!

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This is the end of my April TBR and I am determined to reach my goal this month! I hope you all enjoyed this and I will see you all next time when I post a new article! Bye!

Bookish Fun!

March Book Haul

Hey Humans! I am coming to you all with a mini book haul today! Some of the books are sent by authors and I purchased the others myself. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

1. The Wheel Mages (Changing Tides #1) by Aimee Davis

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Synopsis:

Alena Kozlov is one of the last of a dying kind. As the first water mage to be inducted into the Sanctum in over fifty years, she has the opportunity to help the old order destroy a band of rebel mages who threaten the principles the Sanctum is founded upon.

Blinded by loyalty to the Sanctum and love for her master, Alena and three other mages set out to investigate the rebels, but the more she discovers, the less she understands.

Confronted with hard truths about the Sanctum she once believed in and the corruption she sees within it, Alena must make one of the most difficult decisions of her life: follow the path she’s trained for or leave the Sanctum behind.

Whatever the answer, she knows one thing for sure—the old Sanctum saying is true: It is a rocky road she must travel.


Thank you Aimee for sending me your book for review!

I am currently reading this book and it’s so good! 82 pages in and I am loving it! I will be finishing this book soon!


2. City Of Bones (The Mortal Instrument #1) by Cassandra Clare 

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Synopsis:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…


I will be reading this book soon! I really love ‘The Infernal Devices’ series. So, I have a very high expectation for ‘The Mortal Instrument’ series.

(Guys, the cover art is gorgeous)


3. City Of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare

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Synopsis:

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?


This is the second book in ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Series!

(Again, the cover art is gorgeous. But I prefer the UK’s book cover more than the US)


4. Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang (Chewy Noh #1) by Tim Learn

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Synopsis:

Chewy Noh has problems. He was born with them. Two weeks after his birth, the family fortune-teller saw bad things in his future…and she was right. The school bully hates him and will stop at nothing to get rid of him. His mother suddenly can’t get out of bed, complaining of horrible headaches. And worst of all, the secret his grandmother is hiding may be at the root of it all. But why should he worry? He’s a superhero with a power no one’s ever seen before!


Thank you Tim for sending me your book for review!

This is a middle grade fantasy and it sounds super interesting! I can’t wait to read this book! 


5. Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter (Chewy Noh #3) by Tim Learn

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Synopsis:

Chewy Noh has many problems. Besides his mom becoming a mu-dang—a Korean fortune-teller possessed by his dead grandmother who can read minds—the school bully, Kent, is still on the warpath to get Chewy kicked out of school. With his secret ability to win at everything, none of this bothers him until he starts disappearing for no reason while a mysterious force attacks his fellow students, and he must scramble to figure out what’s going on before he becomes its next and final victim.


Once again, Thank you Tim for sending me your book for review!

I can’t wait to start the ‘Chewy Noh’ Series! Both of the books sound really interesting and unique! Again, I can’t wait to read it!


This is the end of my mini book haul! I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I do and follow me with your email/wordpress account to get notifications when I post a new article! Well, I will see you guys next time, bye!

 

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Hey People! I will be doing a book review for Heartless by Marissa Meyer today. Heartless is a stand-alone novel and it is a prequel to Alice In Wonderland following the Queen Of Hearts in her youth. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

*Note: All thoughts and opinions are on my own.*

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*Note: This is a spoiler free review!*

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“It is a dangerous thing to unbelieve something only because it frightens you”-   Heartless, Marrisa Meyer.

Synopsis:

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Writing:

The writing style for this book was well-turned, crisp and stylistic! I loved the way Marrisa described the things around Catherine and I also loved the fact that we get to be inside of Catherine’s (A.K.A: Queen Of Hearts in her youth) head. 

Pacing:

It took me awhile to get into the story, but I have grown to love the story after I got passed the first 100 pages of the book. 

Characters:

Catherine: She’s a great character in this book! She was a really kind girl before she turned into this, evil, Queen Of Hearts which is sad because [Spoiler]. 

Jest: He’s the Court Joker in this book. He’s funny, whimsy and witty. I loved his relationship with Catherine! It’s so beautiful.

Mary Ann: She was Catherine’s maid and her best friend. Her character development in this book was… EXTREMELY GOOD! 

Catherine’s Parents: They were so cruel to Catherine! I dislike them very much! But that ending, well, they deserved it.

Overall:

I give this book a 96.85% rating! I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! I highly recommend you all to read this!  


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Bookish Fun!

The Liebster Award

Hey Guys! I will be doing ‘The Liebster Award’ book tag today! I was tagged by the ever-so lovely Angelica from @TheBookCoverGirls. Thank you Angelica! So, without further ado, let’s get into it! 

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THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.

Angelica’s Questions:

1. What is the best book you have read in the past year? What made it so great?

The Daughter Of Smoke And Bones! The plot was unique and the writing style was so lyrical. Such a great book! You guys must read it!

2. What is the worst book you have read in the past year? What made it so bad?

None, because I absolutely love all the books I read in the past year! 

3. If you could live in a fictional world, which would it be? Why?

Red Queen’s world! I love that world because the world is divided by blood: Red and Silver. The reds are commoners and the silvers have super-powers that ruled over them. It’s so interesting and cool! 

4. What book has sat the longest in our TBR without you reading it?

The Twilight Saga. I will read it soon! I promise!

5. If you could only read one book for the rest of eternity, what would it be?

Looking for Alaska because it’s such a sad and beautiful read. 

6. Do you prefer long books or short books?

I prefer longer books because we can get to know the characters and the world better.

7. Are you a fast or slow reader?

Fast and slow. Okay, medium.

8. What was the first book you remember reading?

The Hunger Games! I love it so much! The book trilogy and the films are great! Again, I love the book trilogy so much!

9. Who is your favourite book character of all time?

Favourite fantasy book characters- Akiva & Karou

Favourite Dystopian book characters- Mare, Cal and Katniss

Favourite YA contemporary romance book character- Cath

10. What time of day do you usually get your reading done?

It depends, actually. But mostly… at night.

11. If you could trade places with a fictional character who would it be?

I would love to trade my place with Akiva from ‘The Daughter Of Smoke And Bone’ Trilogy! Even if it’s just for a day, I would still love to trade places with him. 


This is the end of the book tag! I am not going to tag anyone, but if you would like to do this tag. Feel free to do it!

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Bookish Fun!

The Ultimate Book Tag

Hey Guys! I will be doing a bookish fun post today! The Ultimate Book Tag! I wasn’t tagged by anyone but I really want to try out this tag. So, that’s what we are going to be doing today! Without further ado, let’s get into it! 

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1. DO YOU GET SICK WHILE READING IN THE CAR?

Yes! I can’t read in the car. I tried reading in the car once, and it didn’t work. I almost vomited and I had a headache after that. 

2. WHICH AUTHOR’S WRITING STYLE IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE TO YOU AND WHY?

Laini Taylor! Her writing style is so unique and lyrical. I will read anything she writes. 

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3. HARRY POTTER SERIES OR THE TWILIGHT SAGA? GIVE 3 POINTS TO DEFEND YOUR ANSWER.

I have no answer to this question because I have not read both of them. But I will be getting my hands on the HP series and The Twilight Saga soon.

4. DO YOU CARRY A BOOK BAG? IF SO, WHAT IS IN IT (BESIDES BOOKS)?

Nope. I only carry a backpack and I store all my homework, books and stationary into it.

5. DO YOU SMELL YOUR BOOKS?

Duh! I love smelling books. Who doesn’t love smelling books? If there’s ever going to be a book perfume, I will definitely get my hands on it! 

6. BOOKS WITH OR WITHOUT LITTLE ILLUSTRATIONS.

It depends on the genre of the book.. I guess?

7. WHAT BOOK DID YOU LOVE WHILE READING BUT DISCOVERED LATER IT WASN’T QUALITY WRITING?

I am number four. I really love it though.

8. WHAT IS THE THINNEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?

A Jigsaw Jones Mystery: The case of the bicycle bandit by James Preller. This book contains 74 pages and therefore, it’s the thinnest book on my shelf.

9. WHAT IS THE THICKEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?

A Dance with dragons by George R.R Martin. This book contains 1016 pages. 

10. WHEN DID YOU GET INTO READING?

Last five years. 

11. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC BOOK?

I have not read any classic books, but I own a few of them. So, I am going to read Moby Dick soon.

12. IN SCHOOL WHAT WAS YOUR BEST SUBJECT?

Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

15. IF YOU WERE GIVEN A BOOK AS A PRESENT THAT YOU HAD READ BEFORE AND HATED, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I would probably keep the book. 

16. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD?

Azure!

17. ARE YOU A NERD, DORK, OR DWEEB? OR ALL OF THE ABOVE?

Umm… Most likely a nerd.

18. VAMPIRES OR FAIRIES? WHY?

Fairies, because I am more to the fairies side than the vampires side.

19. SHAPESHIFTERS OR ANGELS? WHY?

Angels, because of Akiva from the ‘Daughter Of Smoke And Bones’ Trilogy!

20. AND FINALLY: FULL ON ROMANCE BOOKS OR ACTION-PACKED WITH A FEW LOVE SCENES MIXED IN?

Action-Packed story with a few love scenes mixed in! 


This is the end of the book tag! I am not going to tag anyone, but if you would like to do this tag. Feel free to do it! Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this article and follow me via email/wordpress account to get notifications when I upload a new article! Bye!