When The Wildflowers Bloom. #bookreview.

Don’t try to predict life, try to explore it instead. Even the roughest, most crooked trails can sometimes lead to magnificent places.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book: When The Wildflowers Bloom.
Author: Rupa Bhullar
Pages: 240
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Rupa Publications

This book is about a mom named Tara, who has been publicly shamed by her husband. She spent her 17 years of life with her two children and her husband, but Tej publicly harassed her. Tara goes into trauma after the incident. Her sisters, Mala and Meeta are trying to bring her back. Tara decides to go to her real hometown, Punjab and explore her roots. The simple life and happy moments in the fields of Punjab bring a spark of hope to Tara. The story revolves around Tara finding her purpose and identity in the surroundings of her hometown. The struggles, the love of the people motivate her to find what she loves.

The writing in this book is beautiful. I loved how the main character Tara, is trying to come out of the problems. This book is set in Punjab and being a Punjabi I could relate so much to this book! It is like I found my roots through this book. I could get the feeling of Freedom that the main character was longing for. The author has explained the meaning of love in a very different manner. The relationship between the children and Tara was so surreal. This book has surely taught me how to stop predicting life and just go with the flow. I am so motivated with this book that how Tara came out of all the problems she faced. The biji touch and the traditional Punjabi culture hooked me up! There is always hope and love in this world and I am so happy that I read this book! This book has destroyed me and I can’t wait to read more books from this author!
Happy Reading!
– Rabhya

When Devil Married God. #bookreview.

Author: Shelly Sharma

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Pages: 188

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book has nine stories that are about good and evil. The women in all the stories are facing some life problems and are dealing with their loved ones who have chosen to be devils. Every story has its own message to give. Even though it is a short book, but there was so much in those nine stories that kept me going ahead. Each story has a fusion of Indian traditional thinking with a modern touch. The characters in every story were so surreal and raw. I enjoyed exploring the evil and good side of the characters. The ending of every story gave me goosebumps and the starting of another made me emotional. It is a very inspiring book talking about the two sides of a human soul on earth. It has changed my perspective on life in different ways. I highly recommend When Devil Married God to you all!!   

Happy Reading!
– Rabhya

Tips for Boosting your Reading Goals!

Hello, my fellow readers! Guess what, you took a resolution to read 100 books, but don’t know how to start? Well, that’s where I am here to help! You can still achieve reading 100 books in 11 months! I discovered and followed some tricks from starting of the year and I have currently read 17 books (including the busy and hectic mundane life)! Here are some tips and tricks to boost up your reading goals.

Start with Short Books!

I kick started the year by reading short books. Short books under 200 pages is a good confidence booster to achieve your reading goal. You can start with Graphic novels, middle-grade books and some comics. Here are some books I read in January:

Pro Tip: When you are reading short books under 200 pages, ensure that you are also reading a book above 250 pages, it will help you not to lose the habit of reading huge books!
Example: As you can see I read 12 books in January, among them I read two books above 350 pages.

First Achieve 50 % of Your Goal!

If you are on Goodreads or any other read tracker platform, ensure that you first set the half of your actual goal! My goal for 2021 is 100 books, but as you can see that I have set the goal of 50. Doing this will not build pressure on your mind.

Don’t Take it Seriously!

Reading is something that gives calm to our mind and helps us to zone out of our hectic lives! Don’t take these challenges seriously. This is just a way to give self-satisfaction to yourself and it is not necessary to achieve the goal! Guess what, even I didn’t achieve my 2020 goal as I didn’t know how to go about it! If you want free eBooks you can read this post>> Want Free eBooks?

Just keep reading what you love and keep acquiring happiness and knowledge from books! They do have the power to change our lives!
– Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Fly On The Wall by E. Lockhart.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Gretchen goes to a school where kids be extraordinary, but she is ordinary. Her life is messed up as her parents are taking divorce and she has only one friend Katya who is always busy. Gretchen also has a crush on a guy, who kind of ignores her. When she is having a conversation with Katya, she wishes if she could be a fly on the wall in the boys locker-room to hear their conversations. The next morning, when she wakes up she is turned into a fly and is in the boys locker room!

I loved this book. It was clever and hilarious. Some parts in this book made me smile. Fly on the wall is a combination of weirdness and humor and I adored that. As I’m artistic and creative, I could relate to Gretchen as she is an artist. Loved the writing style and I hope this book could also get some hype just like other book of E. Lockhart.

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This book is about a girl name Jule who is a spy. She has a best friend named Imogen. Both of them are orphans, but nobody knows what Jule is. She changes her style so that people can’t recognize her. She has many names, passports, and ID. To some, she is Jule and to some she is Imogen. Jule has murdered many, was in a relationship with two or three. But, what is she escaping from? Does Imogen exist? Read this book to find out!

So, I’m kind of disappointed with this book. The plot was strong and interesting, but the story kept revolving around the past. The suspense and mystery were great. But, the past and present were not even connecting! There were many loose ends in the story. The main character, Jules is shown great, but if the story would have revolved more around the present it would have been a hit! The thing I LOVE about E. Lockhart’s writing is that she expresses emotions and feelings in a metaphoric format!

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book is the last in the trilogy, The Infernal Devices. As the Shadow World is after Mortmain and is battling the clockwork creatures, but Tessa is stuck up between two best friends, Will and Jem. Mortmain is after Tessa because he wants to make the most powerful clockwork creatures. While Tessa is kept captivated with Mortmain, Will and Jem are ready to take their lives to save Tessa.

So, I can not explain much about this book as it is the last book and it can spoil my literature queens and kings! Till the last chapter of the book, the scenes were intense and funny too. But, when I started reading the Epilogue, tears rolled down my eyes. It had broken my heart and the epilogue was like a burst of emotions. Every page in this book had a plot twist and I couldn’t even guess what will happen next. It also has an awesome love triangle and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about it. One of the best Finales I have ever read. If you have read this book, share your thoughts in the comments below!

2:22 AM by Cristian Mihai.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book is about two couples who have broken up and are now moving on with their lives. It has dual perspectives of both the characters and they are expressing how are their lives changed now. The characters tell about the old memories and time which they spent with their loved ones.

I loved the way the author showed the part and parcel of life from both the characters. It is a short novella and I loved reading the thoughts and emotions of both the characters in the book. Do check out Cristian Mihai’s blog, he is a great writer and I get great tips for blogging from his blog, The art of Blogging!

With Malice by Eileen Cook.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This book is about two best friends, Simone and Jill. They had gone on a trip to Italy with their batch mates, but when Jill wakes up, she is in a hospital. She doesn’t remember anything about the trip and she is severely injured due to a car accident. Her parents are tensed and there is a lawyer who is trying to help. Jill does not see Simone and the lawyer has told her that there are murder accusations on her. Jill is totally blank and she doesn’t know what has happened…

If you are pursuing psychology, then this book will be very useful to you. I adored this book, it is written in-depth, hence it is slow. In the first eight chapters, they had not even reached one percent in the murder case. It is a very serious and dark story, as Jill is struggling to remember things back and her treatments are also going on. I enjoyed the book but I didn’t like the fact that it was slow because, when a book is full of suspense and mystery, I didn’t want the story to go slow!