It is not 2017. It is not 2017. It is not 2017. Is it 2017? What is this? I don’t believe this. It seems like I’ve done nothing in 2016 yet done everything. It’s always a weird feeling when one month ends but it’s even weirder when one year ends. And obviously, at the start of every new month, I wrap up the last month so lets see what I got up to in the last month of 2016.
THE BLURB OF THIS NOVEL CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE BLOOD FOR BLOOD TRILOGY. THERE ARE NO SPOILERS FOR MAFIOSA IN THIS REVIEW.
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Chicken House Books
Source: Chicken House Books
Rating: 5 books
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A blood war rages on the streets of Chicago.
Protected by an infamous mafia family, Sophie is living a dangerous lie, pretending to lead a normal life. But the deceit can’t last for ever. Her heart belongs to a killer and Sophie’s the prime target of a rival clan. She’s determined to seek revenge on her mother’s murderers, but can she pay the price – can she be a mafiosa?
The third and final instalment in the explosive YA Blood for Blood series which started with Vendetta and Inferno.
Continue reading “Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle”
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Aditya Chopra
Writer: Aditya Chopra
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor
Rating: 3.5. out of 5
On a whirlwind affair in Paris, Dharam and Shyra are both completely Befikre (Carefree). And to ensure they don’t spoil the fun, they’ve agreed to never say “I love you”.
It’s the most romantic city in the world, and they’re having the time of their lives. Neither of them wants things to turn emotional and sentimental, and they’ve resolved to keep daring each other to go bigger and bolder – they’re going to live life to the fullest, and nothing will get in their way.
Be Befikre with Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor, on a thrilling romantic adventure from director Aditya Chopra.
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Walker Books
Rating: 5 stars
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Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights: a sweeping story about love and family from an exceptional new voice in YA. With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants.
Continue reading “Wing Jones by Katherine Webber”
I am an absolutely terrible blogger. I am always so excited to read so many books yet when they come, I just don’t read them for some reason. I don’t even know why. Maybe I’m scared they won’t live up to the hype, maybe I’m no longer excited for them or maybe I’m just a terrible lazy person. This habit of mine is especially bad when I have received these books for review from the publishers. To my last count, I have got 28 books on my TBR that I have received for review (knowing me I probably forgot at least 1 book so that may not be an accurate number). Today, I’m going to share 5 of these books with you. These are the ones that I’m the most annoyed that I haven’t read so you guys need to tell me which ones to read ASAP.
Okay, can someone please tell me how 2016 is almost finished already? This is absolutely crazy! We’re in the last month of the year, December which is one of my favourite months because it’s just such a happy, cheery month plus 2 week holidays from college. November has been like most of the past months. I did a lot of homework and revision whenever I wasn’t in lesson and didn’t actually read/blog/watch a lot.
So a week ago, I did a blog post on my top 10 favourite Bollywood actors so obviously the clear follow up post to that is my top 10 favourite Bollywood actresses of course. This list was a lot harder to compile because I love most actresses in Bollywood but after a lot of deliberation, I got to my final 10.
Recently, I haven’t wanted to blog. Honestly, I haven’t really fully wanted to for about a year now but I’ve been powering through. I realised recently though that it was because I wasn’t blogging about what I wanted to blog about. I still love to read and talk about books but I can’t deny that my love for Bollywood is currently on par with my love for reading. I was always scared to include more of my Bollywood interests on my blog and on my twitter because I thought no one would want to see it and that I’d lose followers. But after doing a twitter poll and finding out that most people were fine with it, I decided to screw it all and blog about ALL of my interests. So yeah, you’ll probably see a lot more Bollywood around here from now on but it won’t be exclusively Bollywood. I’m going to try and balance it. I thought that to fully kick off my blogging about Bollywood, I’d start off with a simple list of my top 10 favourite male Bollywood actors.
Ahh October. I miss you already. You were an absolutely amazing month for me filled with loads of bookish fun as well as the release of my most highly anticipated Bollywood film of the year. I saw Cursed Child, met Rainbow Rowell, passed my theory test and did so much more. Check out what I did in more detail below.
So, it finally happened. On the 2nd October 2016, I went to go see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London. It’s been a week and I’m still not over it. Today I’m going to talk about my opinions on the play and the script book as well, with no spoilers.