Review:Finding Audrey

 

This was the first book that I finished reading in February. I had it on my TBR for quite some time. I am glad I picked it up. I actually finished reading it in one night.

My rating:Β  5/5

This book deals with some serious issues. Audrey,our main lady,has some serious problems. She cannot take off her dark glasses for one, even when she’s home and she doesn’t go out or talk to strangers. I connected with her from page 1 itself. The manner in which the story is told doesn’t really make you feel all tensed about the characters even though Audrey, really is in a very bad condition dealing with her mental health. And that’s the best thing about the book. We all like to get all worked up about fictional characters but sometimes even lighthearted reads can make you feel all the feels that you want to feel. πŸ˜›

“You have no idea how many people there are in the world until you start getting freaked out by them.”
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I did get a mini heart attack around the end but that was the only time I got really scared. Otherwise I was simply hoping for her to get better and to be able to go out again and talk to people and you know, just enjoying her story. All the characters were brilliant. Audrey’s Mom and Dad were the funniest of them all. I loved Frank and his computer games addiction but I’d hate to be in his shoes,I tell ya.I wouldn’t last one day being Frank. He takes all the crap done to him too lightly, I felt.It was really funny but it was very crappy at the same time. I would never speak to my Mom again if she threw my computer out the window. It’s like written in the first page of the book so I hope it doesn’t count as a spoiler. I always wished I had an elder brother and Frank is totally an elder brother material. I loved him. And of-course, how can I not talk about Linus?

“It won’t be for ever. You’ll be in the dark for as long as it takes and then you’ll come out.”

“You think?”

“My aunt grows special rhubarb in dark sheds. They keep it dark and warm all winter and harvest it by candlelight, and it’s the best stuff.She sells it for a fortune btw.”

“So,what,I am a rhubarb?”

“Why not? If rhubarb needs time in the dark,maybe you do too.”

“I’m RHUBARB?”

Sometimes you do need someone else to be there for you. Sometimes it becomes imperative that someone else shows you all the positive things in the world for you to get better. And that’s what Linus is to Audrey. I loved him so much.

“But, Audrey,that’s what life is. We’re all on a jagged graph.I know I am.Up a bit,down a bit.That’s life.”

All in all, it was very well-written,lighthearted,funny story with a lot of important lessons.I sure as hell learned a few things and I am hoping to remember them for the rest of my life. I am glad I picked it up last night.

Hope you are all doing well. Happy reading. πŸ™‚ ❀

-Amrita

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SHADOWHUNTERS SEASON 2 EPISODE 2

(CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FROM THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS SERIES. SO IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT, STOP READING RIGHT NOW.ALSO, YOU’RE GONNA GET SPOILED IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO SEBASTIAN IS, SO STOP RIGHT HERE.)

Okay, firstly I wasn’t planning on writing a review for this episode. I was planning on writing one after season 2A ended. But I cannot hold myself back and what I have to say won’t fit in my Instagram caption. First up, I want to say that I love The Mortal Instruments books from the core of my heart, they’re my life, they’re everything and every single character is very special to me. I know that as a reader a lot of the changes that they’ve made seems a bit cringe-worthy and unnecessary but I’d given up on the hope that the show is going to be like the books a very long time ago. And honestly, the more I watch Shadowhunters, the more I seem to get accustomed with some of the changes. I cannot believe how much this show has evolved. I honestly cannot believe how much I love it. Yes, I liked Season 1 even though it wasn’t my absolute favorite, partly because I read the books first. Continue reading “SHADOWHUNTERS SEASON 2 EPISODE 2”

The Ilvermorny Sorting

So I finally took the Ilvermorny Sorting quiz and I am quite happy with my house. I got The Horned Serpent. I have a strange connection with snakes. I even got sorted into Slytherin when I took the Hogwarts Sorting quiz. Might just find out that I am Parselmouth or something. I was pretty upset when I got sorted into Slytherin. I know the house has produced many a great wizards like our beloved Professor Snape but I was upset because I always considered myself a Gryffindor. But I am quite happy with the Ilvermorny House.

Named by Isolt Sayre after the great horned river serpent that has a jewel set into its forehead; Horned Serpent house is sometimes considered to represent the mind of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Horned Serpent favours scholars.

Head over to Pottermore for more information.

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Did you take the quiz yet? If so,which house did you get? πŸ˜€

Thank you for reading. Hope you are having a great day. πŸ™‚ ❀

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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1

Hello everyone! I am pretty excited today. I just started reading Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. I just finished reading Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy. I have been delaying reading this book for so long. I did the same with City of Heavenly Fire. The Mortal Instruments books are my favorite books of all the Shadowhunters Chronicles books. Also,I’ve had a huge crush on Simon since I read City of Bones for the first time. Simon is my bae.I am absolutely crazy about him. Words can’t describe how I feel for him. Okay! Enough! So I decided to write reviews and my overall thoughts about each of these tales. I’ll keep posting as I read. Today I want to talk about Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy. It brought back so many feels,you guys. πŸ˜₯

(The following content contains major City of Heavenly Fire spoilers. Do not read ahead if you haven’t finished reading The Mortal Instruments series.)

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My Savior

I am sorry for not posting. My semester exams just ended and I discovered that I am in a slump. I am trying to get out of it by reading the book that has rescued me from slumps every time I’ve found myself in it. And that book is none other than my favorite book-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I don’t even know how many times I’ve read it. I’ve lost count. I am currently on the chapter Diagon Alley. This book can never get old, no matter how many times I read it. I can literally recite the names of the chapters. πŸ˜› Fullscreen capture 6252016 11143 AM.bmp.jpgFullscreen capture 6252016 11344 AM.bmp.jpg

It has been my savior,in every sense of the word. Even when I’m sad,this is the book that I pick up. This book is my safe haven. It can always brighten up my mood. Harry Potter is always there to save the day. πŸ™‚

So if you are in a slump,the best thing you can do is pick up your favorite book. It’ll help. And for heaven’s sake stay away from TV Shows. I binge watched The 100,Game of Thrones and Supernatural Season 11 and haven’t read at all.

I’ll try to post again soon. Hope you all are doing well. Happy reading! πŸ˜€ ❀

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Star Wars

tfa_poster_wide_header_adb92fa0So, on April 9 I read Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell and it immediately made me want to watch Star Wars. Now I am totally new to the Star Wars bandwagon.OMG! I was missing out on such a splendid world.So I watched Stars Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens on the very same day and loved it immensely. Later I googled and found out about the original trilogy and the prequel. I downloaded the movies a day after and got to watching them. What can I say? It has been a great experience so far.
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Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

26365537Oh no! It was so short. I loved it and I’ve never watched any of the Star Wars movies. Do not kill me. I am downloading the Star Wars movies right now. OMG! I want more. Elena,Gabe and Troy were such fantastic characters. I mean I was literally taken by surprise when it was over. It was so cute.

Favorite quote:

“I’m a nerd,right? Like obviously.Classic nerd.I hate sports.I know every Weird Al song by heart.I don’t know how to talk to most people.I’m probably going to get a job in computer science.Like,I know those are all stereotypes,but they’re also true of me.That’s who I am.And the thing about nerd culture being mainstream culture now means there’s no place to just be a nerd among other nerds-without being reminded that you’re the nerd.”~Gabe

You need to read this book. It’s super short and a very fun read.

Five stars ❀

I’ll go watch Star Wars now. πŸ˜›

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