Currently reading: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Guys what the hell was I doing all this while????!!!! Why didn’t I read this book before??? I honestly feel like hitting myself on the head! This book is so so damn amazing. Reminded me that YA still rocks *_* Can’t wait for the rest of the book to arrive by mail!

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Bleeding Hearts Series – A.Zavarelli – Review

I am a nice person, but this series calls for some serious negative reviewing.

Echo (Bleeding Hearts #1)

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“How far would you go to save someone you love? Would you give up your body? Your mind? Your heart?

I did and it cost me everything.

He says he owns me. And it’s true.

I’ve signed over complete control of my body and life for six months to a man I don’t know. Five years he’s been planning this. They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But my blackmailer serves it up white hot. He’s addicted to my innocence, and I’m addicted to him.

He likes to hurt me. I love to let him. He brings me to life. He sets me free. He makes my heart feel things it shouldn’t.

But he also scares me. He holds the fate of my brother’s life in his hands. A life behind bars for crimes I know he didn’t commit. My blackmailer can’t give up his revenge on my family, and I can’t be with him if he doesn’t. But I’m nothing more than a butterfly caught in his net. Do I really have a choice?”

I thought this would be some nice dark romance with a typical alpha male hero and simple heroine. But who knew this would be like a terrible terrible version of Fifty Shades Of Grey?

First of all, how many of you found Anastasia Steele spineless? Most people, I know. But Brighton Valentine is definitely Queen Of Spineless. She makes Anastasia look clever and sensible and fiesty and cool. That bad.

Now we go on to Mr. wanna be Christian Grey, a.k.a Ryland Benett. Billionaire with dark past, dark lifestyle, chaffeurs, beautiful houses- rings a bell? In this first book, I HATED Ryland. He is simply an egoistic asshole for this entire book.

Next, the book begins by stating that Brighton and Braydon are twins. Twins? What twins?? She claims to be doing everything to save her brother, but in every damn scene: Enter Ryland. Brighton: Brother? Who brother? I just looooove Ryland already. -_- Ya right.

I am not even going to waste my time describing the vatious other loopholes in this story. Moving on…

Stutter (Book 2 which I read because I am dumb)

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“Someone once told me that happiness is fleeting. I can see now that he was right.

I’m trapped in a black hole of darkness I can’t seem to crawl out of. My twin and my lover want each other dead and I’m pregnant with a baby I don’t know how to protect.

Ryland says he will do anything to get me back, but how do you trust the man who almost killed you? When every option before you comes at a cost, how do you choose the right path?

People say that history has a way of repeating itself. Six years after the fact, my father’s actions are still haunting me. When I learn about an old debt yet to be settled, everything changes. It might not matter who I trust anymore when my every breath brings me one step closer to the end of this twisted game.”

Imagine my sense of deja vu when Brighton leaves Ryland in the end of the first book *sarcastic shocked face*

Instead of Brighton’s solo and whiny POV we have alternate dual POVs which makes it a little, very little bit bearable.

But it still has weird behaviour from Ryland, nauseating cheesiness, absolutely obvious results to so-called “mysteries” and more possessive Ryland (which I kinda liked *shrugs*) .

The ending to the series was, to be straightforward, very anticlimactic. I don’t mind predictable, but absolutely copy-pasted is something I really hate.

So my opinion: Even though this series has graaaand reviews on Goodreads, and boasts of mystery, darkness and romance, its actually nothing. Except sheer wastage of time.

And lesson: Never read POVs of alpha males. They are always portrayed as romantic saps on the inside. They are better as mysteries.

Totally Didn’t Book Tag

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Thank you Find Me At The Library for tagging me here!! 🙂

1. Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels

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This book could have been ended in one. I didn’t even like the next books so much. But the concept BLEW my mind.

2. Totally didn’t need to have more than one point of view!

I’m sorry, I ADORE dual povs.. They change the entire dynamics!

3. Totally didn’t need to change cover art through the middle of a series!

I’ve never come across a massacre like that! Sorry for another non-answer!

4. Totally didn’t need a love triangle!

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As if Edward and Bella’s drama weren’t enough, she shows us Jacob and then snatches him away. 😦

I can’t resist saying something negative from this book.. 😛

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Why was Gale even there????

5. Totally didn’t need this book to be included in this series!

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Err.. I’m aware that the series would be incomplete without this book, but c’mon!!!! I DID NOT like it.

6. Totally didn’t need a cliffhanger!

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The next book wasn’t worth finishing. I don’t know, I might try again someday. But my expectations were soaring very very high.

7. Totally didn’t need to have just one point of view!

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I wanted Christian’s POV. What could be so wrong with his head????? I’m glad to have Grey now, but I wish it was all in the same book. 😦

8. Totally didn’t need that much hype!

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SURPRISE!!!!!! Dude, what’s so special about a sparkly vampire?????

9. Totally didn’t need a relative book reference! (e.g. Hunger Games fan would love Divergent.)

I agree with Find Me At The Library. Nothing wrong with references.

10. Totally didn’t deserve my time!

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I COULD have named any bad book, but this book.. its just special. *sarcastic smile*

Tagging:

Tasha@ Head in the clouds, heart in the books

Mrin@ Dreamer Of Improbable Dreams

Bhramori @thecrazyperfectionist

CKReads@ CK’s Reading Corner

Exploring My Bookshelves #1

Exploring My Bookshelves is a bookish meme hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds

Here’s how it works:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too). 
  2. She’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc
  3. Then give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, go back to her post and send her a link! 

Okay, I have VERY little books in my real bookshelf, but I couldn’t resist the temptation of taking part in something soooo cool. My virtual shelf on the other hand is so huge that it won’t fit here!!! (Well, Goodreads is the only place you’ll actually find it).. So, here’s all I have with me at this moment:

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😦 I feel really sad about not having real, hold-in-your-hand, proper books… But there’s always my Goodreads shelf.. 🙂

Okay, this week its the series I own the most.. That is pretty obvious- I have around (actually, more than) 12 Agatha Christies. There was a time when I was obsessed with these murder stories. And let’s admit it- the books are not too expensive. C’mon, who doesn’t love that cute little Belgian detective with moustache and lots of grey cells??  In my ebook shelf, on the other hand, I have the entire Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley..

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Never tried out a meme before, so I’m not sure if I’m doing it right. Also, I’m quite late- Addlepates and Book Nerds did this back in late February!! 😛

Anyways, let me know what you think! 😀

XO

Sripurna.