No Plain Rebel- M.C. Frank: Review //Goes straight to my Top 5 reads of 2016


No Plain Rebel (No Ordinary Star #2)

M.C. Frank

Summary:

A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do. 

A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive. 

A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack. 

The world hasn’t known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty. 

The year is 2525. 


Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace. 

Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. 

Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel. 

In No Plain Rebel, Felix finds out the truth. 

Or so he thinks. He’s trying to come to terms with that, as well as with the fact that the Clockmaster’s shack has been discovered by his fellow-soldiers, but he can’t exactly concentrate. The match girl’s fiery curls appear before his eyes every ten seconds, distracting him, and then he starts talking to her in his head. 

Because she’s no longer there. 

The Stadium is looming in the distance. 

It’s ten heartbeats to midnight.


Review:
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

This book is magic.

“I hate you back, he tries to say, only his lungs can’t draw in enough air.” 

Things I liked about this book:

Everything. I repeat, EVERYTHING.

Writing reviews is sometimes really frustrating. I just can’t explain how sincere I am about my feelings for this book. It’s so easy not to trust a review. And so difficult to make people believe I mean every word from the bottom of my heart.

M.C. Frank is amazingly talented. I have read her book Ruined before this (https://thelonelybooklover.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/ruined-by-m-c-frank-review-spoiler-free/), it’s a historical romance which I LOVED. I can’t believe the same person can write a dystopian fiction with such ease and make it COMPLETELY different and unique. As I mentioned in my review of book 1 of this series (https://thelonelybooklover.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/no-ordinary-star-part-1-m-c-frank-book-review-this-will-be-short-because-i-need-to-read-the-next-part-now/), I am in awe.

When M.C. Frank describes the freezing cold breeze of the North Pole, you literally shiver. No joke. When she writes of Astra describing Felix holding her, I kid you not, it felt like someone lit a warm cosy fire near my soul.

I stayed up till 2.00 a.m. last night, reading No Plain Rebel and came to the conclusion that it is one of my favorite dystopian novels. I have read many books of this genre, in fact I started finding them quite boring and similar. But ohmygod this series is so good I can literally cry.

I am so emotionally vested in Astra and Felix’s lives, that my heart is in the author’s hands now. I don’t have any idea what can happen in the third book of the series but I am waiting with bated breath to find out.

Things I didn’t like about the book: 

This probably makes me a bad reviewer, but I couldn’t find a single flaw in this book.If you don’t believe me, read the book and show me ONE flaw.

Also:

This is not a sad book per se. And I don’t usually cry after reading books (I did not cry after TFIOS or Nicholas Sparks books). Then why did I tear up while reading No Plain Rebel?

I guess you never know WHAT could be a trigger for someone. You could find something cute, while I could cry buckets over the same story.

Also (this is the last one):

Please read this book. I am not asking as a reviewer. I am asking as a fellow book lover. If you want to read a solid good book which teaches you things and yet want to enjoy it, read this book.

Amazon purchase links: 

No Ordinary Star (Part 1):  https://www.amazon.com/No-Ordinary-Star-M-C-Frank/dp/1518681093

No Plain Rebel (Part 2): https://www.amazon.com/No-Plain-Rebel-Ordinary-Star/dp/1519171994

~Sripurna ❤

Uhhh, some help, please? :3

So I’m sitting infront of my computer with 15 minutes in my hand, wondering what the hell to post after 2 months of no proper post. And I have no clue what to write. Its like my mind is blank.

I could try completing my 50 day (ha!) challenge.

I could post an awesome quote.

I could write a book review.

I could post a poem.

Or a pic of Ian Somerhalder.

But somehow, nothing seems enough. Does that explain how restless I’ve become? I don’t know why. Maybe its because I’m insanely busy these days, or maybe simply because my concentration level has gone down to zero, but whatever the reason- I have become crazy restless. I NEED to do something new.

So people, any advice, please??

*sheepish look*

Happy anniversary to me..

Surprise!!!!! I’m still alive!!!

I know, i’m a terrible, terrible person for not paying any attention to this poor blog of mine. But I have no other option, cuz obviously studies have top priority in your life in your senior year.😢

Buuuuuut the happy news is that I completed ONE whole year in WordPress!!! Yay!!!!!!😀😀😀😀☺☺☺☺ Thank you my followers and friends for your kindness, which keeps motivating me all the time. I PROMISE to come back with a bang when my exams are over.☺☺☺

Till then. ❤

50 Day Challenge Of Random Things- Day #1

Today’s topic is:

A picture of something you hate

I hate, HATE heights. Why people even bother taking pictures of them, I don’t know. They spook me out. I can’t find a single thing I hate more than heights.

The above picture is freaking me out enough. *sigh*

Aaaand if you want to know more about this challenge click here.

That’s all for today! See ya! 😀

50 Days of Random Things Challenge

I never do challenges but looks like I’m in the mood for them lately!! So I so this on Rawan, Myself and Me and it looked super-cool, so here I am! 😀

So basically for 50 days I’m going to post total random stuff in this order that Rawan, Myself and Me has mentioned:

  1. A picture of something you hate.
  2. Write whatever it is in your head right now.
  3. Write with your elbow.
  4. A picture of you doing something weird but funny.
  5. A picture of your friends being silly.
  6. Write a paragraph to somebody – it could be anybody you want, even someone you haven’t met yet.
  7. Write something deep.
  8. Write something stupid.
  9. Post an audio of yourself talking some random.
  10. Post a song that you can’t stand.
  11. Post a song that you used to love.
  12. Post a picture of you smiling.
  13. Put 10 things you want to do in the year.
  14. 9 reasons to love you.
  15. 8 reasons to hate you.
  16. 7 things you have in your bed.
  17. 6 things you can’t live without.
  18. A picture of the thing you love the most.
  19. A picture of the person you love the most.
  20. Pour your heart out in two paragraphs.
  21. Your favorite book and why?
  22. 5 movies you recommend.
  23. 4 ways to win your heart.
  24. 2 pictures of you – one doing a funny face the other one being serious.
  25. How you see yourself by the end of your year
  26. Do you believe in love at first sight – why?
  27. A song that makes you cry.
  28. 1 thing you want to do before you die.
  29. Favorite type of music.
  30. To go to a party or to stay home – why?
  31. Give 15 tips to your followers to get through life.
  32. The worst thing that has ever happened to you.
  33. A picture of the happiest moment of your life – if you don’t have, explain that moment.
  34. Favorite store in the whole planet.
  35. Are you bored of this challenge? yes no, why?
  36. Favorite tweet.
  37. Favorite tumblr post you have ever seen.
  38. A picture of your family, are you close to them, yes, no?
  39. Write a letter to your future husband/wife.
  40. Best experience you have ever had – the one that you have learn the most of.
  41. Favorite trailer.
  42. Favorite planet of earth.
  43. Recommend 10 blogs to follow.
  44. Recommend 5 songs.
  45. Recommend 8 books.
  46. Recommend 2 websites.
  47. Write a paragraph to your followers.
  48. Post a picture of you, 3 facts.
  49. Talk about the most awkward moment in your life.
  50. Do a list with ALL the things you want to do before you die – ALL OF THEM!

The best part about this challenge is that the topics are unique, and each of us will have totally different posts for each topic! So watch this space for more, and why not join in as well?? 🙂