Waiting on Wednesday: The Upside of Unrequited

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by breaking the spine  which features upcoming books to be excited about( Because everyone knows being a bookworm means 10% reading and 90% fangirling)

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Blurb

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

Release date : April 11th

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Reason for the excitement

Even though there is going to be a love triangle in this book I’m kinda digging the hipster v/s nerdy-nerd face-off. Also let me just reveal a secret, that I haven’t read the LoTR books nor seen any movies even though I’m a fantasy super fan ( Shame on me )

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(P.S. Any cricket fans here who got this reference )

Becky Albertali writes the most real relatable and genuinely funny characters that I’m ready to read anything by her (Isn’t it rumored that  Blue and Simon appear in the book for a blink-and-miss scene, ARC readers please attest to this) even her shopping lists if it is narrated by Simon.Also isn’t the cover just enough quirky and kinda in the same theme as Simon v/s The homo sapiens agenda. Maybe it is illustrated by the same person or so.

So who else is excited for this book ? and Are Simon and Blue appearing in this book ??

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Waiting on Wednesday : When Dimple Met Rishi

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by breaking the spine  which features upcoming books to be excited about( Because everyone knows being a bookworm means 10% reading and 90% fangirling)

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Blurb

A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh.
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board.
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

Thoughts on this book

I’m so pumped up about this book that I’m actually planning to pre-order this book (something that I’ve never done). I live in Mumbai and this book about arrange marriage rom-com is something what I wish to have someday in the future. Also it is pretty cool that arrange marriage and it’s awkwardness is getting the limelight and exposure.(2017 is going to be the year of representation and own voices) Also check out the full dust jacket (Isn’t it so fluffy, summery and swoon worthy?)

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Have you read this book? What are your thoughts about it?

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by broke and bookish.For future or past prompts visit her.

This week’s topic is basically about me making excuses  giving reasons about the books I didn’t read last year

  1. Lady Midnight

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       This book must’ve featured in everyone’s most anticipated books list for 2016. It featured in mine at least. But here I am in 2017 and I still haven’t bought a copy, let alone finish reading it. But 2017 is the year when I’ll buy the book and read it on the spot. Also I really want that cover to grace by shelf.

2.My lady Jane

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           I had started this book back in July-August but then I wasn’t really feeling it so I put it back. So the next time I’m in a mood to read historical or books from some other time period this one will get it’s chance.

3.Three dark crowns

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            The theme of three sisters and a competition to become the queen grabbed my  attention but then I heard a lot of reviews from book bloggers and reviewers complaining about it’s ending. So I decided I will read this only after the next book is out.

 

4.Bright smoke cold fire

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          This book looked creepy enough with it’s ritual thing-y going on in it’s cover, to be part of my Halloween TBR. But then Diwali season started ( Diwali is like the Hindu equivalent of Christmas) and books took a backseat. So at least 75% of my Halloween TBR is still lying unread.

5.Hammer of Thor

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          I had read mango cheese( Magnus chase) as soon as it was out and planned to the same with this one. But the same thing involving Diwali happened (Ref.above) and now I don’t even remember the story of the first book and this will not move forward without a re-read

6.Midnight star (The whole Young elites series)

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      I had planned to binge read the young elites once the final book was out but I couldn’t because of my book slump in December. Now I’ll read it once monsoon is here since it seems like the perfect stormy season read.

7.Holding up the universe

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      I’m still near the halfway mark of All The Bright Places by the same author and I’m liking it but finding it pretty sad( Just what the book is supposed to be) I’m actually just putting away the book to read it in the comforts of my home because crying in a packed train is something I most definitely don’t look forward to. Once ATBP is over Holding up the universe will be my next read-at-home-secret-book.

Which of these books have you read? Also which are your books carry forwarded from 2016?

Link your TTT post and I’ll check it out.

TTT :Books I wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under the tree

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by broke and bookish.For future or past prompts visit here

1.Six of crows duology (Boxed set) by Leigh Bardugo

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I currently own the eBook version of these two books but I would really love getting the boxed hardcovers with its stained pages.They are serious bookstagram goals. Also it makes sense owning my favourite books of 2015-16 in physical formats.

2. Fallen Kingdom

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The last book will be coming out next year and I want to be caught up by then.And also it wouldn’t hurt receiving the spin off series too (The book of spirit and thieves)

3.An ember in the ashes

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I have heard just good things about this series and anyways fantasy is my go-to genre so owning this series is natural. Also I could probably use it for any upcoming diversity challenge.

4.The school of good and evil

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It is a middle grade book with elements/ popular tropes of fairy tales and childhood stories (I guess, I should’ve read the blurb on goodreads before posting this.)

5.Replica

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The concept of two stories in one book and read in three different way makes me really curious to read it. The cover colour combination is also very eye catching and would look good on my bookshelf.(ohkayyy I admit it, I’m a little vain over bookshelves and their aesthetics)

6.The diviners

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A clairvoyant and New York city during 1920s sounds really fun. It also helps that it is a very big book and would make a perfect cozy winter-y read.(Even though winters in Mumbai are a big joke)

7.The bone season

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Pitched as the new age harry potter, it definitely makes me excited to read this. But I’m waiting for the series to conclude or at least reach near its end to start with it.

8.Illuminae

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I’m debating buying this book in hardcover or to buy it in audio.                          Reasons to buy in Hardcover                                                                                                                                         – The format of the book is really cool with its letters and whatnots.                               Reasons to buy an Audio book                                                                                                                                       – I have never tried audio books and this seems like a good place to start.                                   – It is a dramatized audio book i.e with background scores and songs

9.The foxhole court series

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I’ve seen mood board and graphics about this series float about in tumblr a lot and it seems a little like the raven cycle series so I’m intrigued and want to try out this book.

10.The serpent king

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I want to read this book solely based on Cait from paperfury’s review. As I don’t really read much contemporary, I’m forever looking for recs to buy more contemporary books.

So what about you? which books do you all wish to receive from santa? Link me to your Top Ten Tuesday post and I will definitely check it out.  

Also help me choose Illuminae in hardcover or in audio?

 

Top Ten Teusday -Books I’m looking forward to for the 1st quarter of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by broke and bookish.For future or past prompts visit here

  1. History is all you left me with by Adam Silvera

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After reading more happy than not, I’m very excited about this. It features boys and death so obviously keep those tissues close and say goodbye to your other TBR books.

Release date January 17th

2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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This book is giving me serious night circus feels with it’s cover and whole competition vibes. It is highly recommend by book bloggers and the arc of this book was swapping like hot cakes. TBH I am a slave to hyped up books. No seriously, I love to read what everyone else is loving and recommending.                                                                                                 It revolves around two sisters and a game show (There is magic involved too, I think. I need to start reading the blurbs more often than to make up these one lined maybe blurbs)

Release date January 31st

3.Strange  the dreamer by Laini Taylor

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It is written by laini Taylor ’nuff said. I feel like I have waited for 26794 years for this book (It was going to release in September ’16 but then it got pushed back to march). I have missed Laini’s writing and magic.Since it is a duology I’m considering binge reading it once it’s sequel is out.

Release date March 28th

4.King’s cage Victoria Aveyard

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The last book in the red queen trilogy, a series I haven’t read yet but heard a lot about. and with the first two books lying on my TBR I am going to binge read this series (Anyone interested to read along?)                                                                                                                                  P.S. Doesn’t the cover drip with political intrigue.

Release date  February 7th

 

5.Carve the mark by Veronica Roth

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I was really excited about this book when news about its release and synopsis came out. But the recent controversy about themes of racism being present makes me hesitant to read it and also the similarities to ‘The Continent’ do not help.. I’m still on the fence  about this one and I’ll probably borrow a copy rather than buying one.

Release date January 17th

 

6.Rose blood by A G Howard

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With the mere mention of phantom of opera modern day retelling makes me ready sign up. Also it is based in a Victorian Gothic, French boarding school and I have a serious weakness over boarding schools. And bonus it is a standalone and that is such a breath of fresh air  because lately  all I read are trilogies and series so a stand-alone( which is not a contemporary) sounds fun.

Release date January 10th

 

 

7.Wires and nerve by Marissa Meyer

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A graphic novel spin-off of the lunar chronicles featuring Iko. Iko was one my favorite character from the series because she was the sassiest and funniest character out of the whole group. But finding this book in Mumbai is really hard and reading graphic novel e-books is not really appealing so if you have any recs about places or sites to buy and get it delivered to India please do tell.

Release date January 31st

8.Hate you give by Angie Thomas

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An #ownvoices novel about the black lives matter and also an upcoming movie. I am very interested in this because the #BLM was such a major part of 2016 and as somebody not directly witnessing any of it, reading it  will show a different perspective

Release date February 28th

9.Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

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I had read  Passenger in Jan 2016 and I honestly don’t remember any plot details. On the other hand I don’t really want to re-read Passenger to prepare for wayfarer. But one thing I do remember, that it ended on a cliffhanger(with a literal life or death situation) and I need answers.

Release date January 3rd

10. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

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One of my most anticipated book of 2017 and also I will finally (Finally!) read this series and meet Kell, Lila and the gang.

Release date February 21st 

 

 

If you have read any of these books do tell me how they are??

Also link me to your TTT post in the comments and I’ll definitely check it out.

Top 10 Tuesdays:Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by broke and bookish.For future or past prompts visit here

Now onto the list. The list is ordered in the order that I’ve read them in.

1.Susan  Dennard

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I read her book Truthwitch as soon as  it released and then promptly put it on hold for four months. It was kinda lackluster and I nearly gave up on it. I am not really sure whether  I am going to continue with the series or not. Even if I decide to I don’t remember any details(wait what even is the main characters name. And here I used to think I’m good at remembering names)

2. Jandy Nelson

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I was totally prepared to be blown away by the writing  in I’ll give you the sun because everywhere there were glorious reviews comparing the writing to Laini Taylor  but I was really disappointed. The book was too colorful for my taste and it was ‘its not you , its me’ thing.If only the writing did not feel like post-Holi hangover I would’ve liked it a lot more.

4.Marie Rutkoski

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Okay I confess this book was a total cover buy, I mean look at it that dress, that typography and everything. The book was really good with strong, diverse characters. To be honest I don’t remember much about this series except that the tiger was named Arin. (Need to add this book to my reread list.)Really look forward to reading any new books by this author.

5.Rick Yancey

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I had kept the 5th wave as a motivation book during the exam season and the hype around its release made me tick it off my TBR as soon as I had a copy in my hand. But the book was really under whelming and the plot felt too old and repetitive  (don’t most dystopia do).Also this book put me in the worst book slump(It’s not like  the book was that bad but still…) I 50 pages into the sequel and and it is lying on my side table untouched and collecting dust.

6.Gayle Forman

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My mom actually gifted me the ‘if I stay’ duology and where she went . And I will recommend this book to anyone who loves reading about families. The most genuine family I’ve ever read about (even though,you know, they were dead) I really need to read the rest of her books. Do they also feature families heavily like if I stay?? also the movie is actually good unlike other book to movie adaptations.

7.Maggie Stiefvater

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Ohkay I waited too long to read the raven cycle series (I was waiting to binge read the whole series together) and Maggie just made it to my all time favorite author list. If you haven’t read the raven cycle series WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE, GO READ IT ASAP! I’m waiting for winter to read the shiver trilogy  since I’m all about seasonal reading ( winters in Mumbai are a big joke though). And also read about the raven boys while its pouring cats and dogs outside, it adds to the creepy factor(Trust me on this).

8.Pierce Brown

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I don’t read much sci-fi but reading the red rising trilogy made me really appreciate this genre. Also Sevro is the funniest character ever. And I had promised to bloody murder the book( not really because e-book) if he was harmed in the series. The major plus point of this book is that male guy characters in this series  sound so guy-like (is this even correct guy-like??)

9.Sara Raasch

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I am currently reading ice like fire and I think my ship is sinking so umm I  can’t function for a few days. Other than that the world building is the best and the it would make any fantasy fan rejoice.

9.Adam Silvera

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‘More happy than not’ was a highly hyped book and it deserved every inch of the hype. The book was a gem and what beautiful writing .It was real emotional roller coaster and the kind of book I would never recommend it to anyone without giving them a box of tissues.  I think Adam is going to turn into an auto buy author for me. His next book is coming in January titled ‘History is all you left me’

So I know the heading above says Top 10  and this list contains only 9 authors but I’ve read just 9 authors and there are still days left in 2016 to rectify this(Hopefully)

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