How did you spend the first day of spring this year?

Its the first day of spring! Old news, I know, its all over Facebook and twitter. But don’t you think there’s good reason for this hype? Like it IS the first day of spring, and that just sounds so special. Its the beginning of another year, according to Nature’s calendar. Where I live, the cold winds are gone, the humid heat is back, exams are almost over, schools having end of final terms.

My first day of spring this year? It was a train wreck. I woke up to a busy Sunday, chased some dreams that aren’t mine, visited some people I’m supposed to know. Came home with the windows rolled down, wind ruffling my already untidy hair, headphones in my ear, eyes on my phone screen. Read some texts, not ones that were sent to me, but to someone else, and realised that nothing matters in the end. Nothing I do, nothing I say, will ever make this fine, ever make me good enough. And as the final blow, I flicked through the pages of an old Facebook account, not mine. Those things, these old posts, they should be banned.

But it doesn’t matter. Its 22:00, the day’s gone. My first day of spring turned out to be too autumn-ish, but how was yours? πŸ™‚

Eager to know,

Sripurna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Review: Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1)

Celebrating the end of one round of exams, here’s a review for this amazing book I read last week. Or was it this week? (You lose track of time when exams are on)…

Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1)

Kristen Ashley

Seoafin β€œFinnie” Wilde was taught by her parents that every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash. But she never forgets and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can have the adventure of a lifetime.

But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she’s been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.

Thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice, Finnie bests the challenges and digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him, without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting.

But at the same time Frey plunges Finnie into a web of political intrigue that includes assassination plots, poison, magic, mystery and… dragons.

See, at first, I was in this phase where I only wanted to read vampire romances. Yes, you read it right- ME, reading vampire romances. I know. Impossible things have happened.

So I somehow came across this book, and then I realized it has no vampire, so I was like, “Meh, lets skip it.” Then, a few days later, I ran out vampire books and then I was like SINCE this IS a Kristen Ashley, why not give it a try.

And Ho Boy (book reference, btw), I’m so glad I did. πŸ™‚

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CAUTION: Read only if you are a true romantic at heart.

Frey. What do I say about him. Okay, he’s a jerk. Toootal jerk. He’s bossy. Alpha male *shrugs* But when he looks into Finnie’s eyes and says “My wee Finnie”, how can you NOT say “Awwwww…”??

And Finnie..Okay, she’s kind of irritating and wayyy stubborn, but she’s also a typical Kristen Ashley heroine, you can’t help but find them adorable.

If you ask me the truth, maybe the story isn’t perfectly written, it has flaws, its too (and I mean TOO) dreamy and unrealistic. But reviews and opinions are really personal stuff, I can’t tell you whether you’ll like it, but I can say that I loved it. The girl-gets-married-to-angry-young-man-and-the-they-fall-in-love formula always works for me.

Here’s hoping that you’ll be swept by its enchantment too. ^_^

*sigh*

Love,

Sripurna.