Fighting (Cat Pheonix): Review

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Alex is an independent twenty one year old college drop out and reformed thief when she meets Brooks. He wants her to join his team of thieves who fight to avenge the innocent, the wronged. Skeptical, she thinks he’s cracked and needs to be taken back to the mental facility he’d broken out of.

Eventually, just for kicks and giggles, she lets Brooks convince her to take a chance on him. Her world is flipped upside down as she identifies with and comes to care for her new crew, except for the one man she loathes: Ethan. God, what an arrogant bastard. As Alex changes, so do her feelings for Ethan. Alex fights more than just her attraction to Ethan as they are bound together in a fight to survive.

When Alex and her crew’s lives are endangered, will she run away or stand up and fight?

2.5 stars

The summary of this book intrigued me. But I was still very unsure when I began reading this book. It was quite slow in the first few pages, but then it picks up speed.

Alex is the typical badass heroine, with whom I couldn’t relate. Ethan, was great, but he had his flaws. But Ollie, darling sweet Ollie, twelve year old geek working for Brooks- he was why I read this book and gave it an extra star.

Alex and Ethan’s fights in the beginning are kind of illogical and unnecessary. I understand Ethan was meant to be kind of Four-ish, but no one can be Four. *smirks*

The storyline was a bit weak, it could have had a better collection of events with that unique concept. BUt it wasnt boring either, so I guess it was okay.

The end was very very stretched, and very predictable and anti-climactic. I expected atleast SOMETHING to happen.

Overall, its an okay read, which you can read if you have nothing else to read.

Have you read this book? If so, what was your opinion about it? Is there any book you want me to review? Comment below. 🙂

 

Before & After

Before I met you

I used to write

Poems that rhymed.

 

I used to walk

With my shoulders hunched

Before I saw you enter a room.

 

Before that day

I only used to stay up late

To get lost in the world of fiction.

 

I was least interested

In any form of social networking

Before I had your name and number.

 

I only listened to pop

Ignored the classics

Before I heard you.

 

These days, I listen to classics

Eagles and Floyd,

Because you love them.

 

I change my statuses

On social networking sites

More than often, to catch your eye.

 

I lay awake at night

Waiting for your texts,

And chatting with you the days I’m lucky.

 

These days, I walk with tall

Not with the same swagger as you,

But near.

 

But most importantly,

After I met you

My poems lost their rhyme.

 

-Sripurna.

Happy World Poetry Day, especially to all my muses who will never read my poems, but are the reason I write.

December 2015 Playlist

Just the songs roaming in my head this month.. 🙂

1.Time of Our Lives- Tyrone Wells: Because school life is over. 😦

Just found this on Youtube:

2. Bonfire Hearts- James Blunt:

3. Take Your Time- Sam Hunt: This. song!! ❤

4. Youth- Daughter: I always have this in my playlist. XD

5. The heart wants what it wants- Selena Gomez: Ya, even though its Selena Gomez.

6. Bleeding Out- Imagine Dragons : The lyrics are mind-blowing!

 

7. Hello- Adele: Adele’s new release!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Okay, so not so new anymore, but c’mon!

8. Amaro Porano Jaha Chay- Arijit Singh: Sorry, most of you won’t get this, but this is my favorite Bengali song right now. And even if you don’t get the language, check out the guitar portions please!!

 

9. Gerua- Arijit Singh: Again, only relevant to my Hindi-knowing friends, but its a Shah Rukh- Kajol movie song, you can’t expect me to ignore it. *smirks*

That’s all for now! I might be adding some more songs later, watch this space for more!

And don’t forget to share your views! What songs are you listening to this December! Is there any songs which you would like to recommend to me, even though I’m a random stranger?? Please please please feel free to communicate!! 🙂 ❤

-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*

Legend says…

They say you are worthless, you never have and never will deserve my love, and sometimes at night, when the lights are long gone, I wonder if they are right. But in the morning , when I see you again, I don’t remember a single reason for not loving you. They say you are Narcissus, obsessed with your own self, selfish and oblivious to love coming from any other direction. They say I’m Echo, forever pining away for her “perfect” Narcissus, with no real life of her own. They say this story ends with me wasting away without your love and you drowning in your own vices. And I believe them. I know its true. But maybe I want to be Echo, maybe I want you to be Narcissus, just so that history carries our names together, binding them to each other in an inseparable bond. Maybe all I want is to be remembered, but only with you.

For the legend of Narcissus and Echo :http://www.echo.me.uk/legend.htm