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by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.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

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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? 🙂

Eager to know,

Sripurna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 Day Challenge Of Random Things- Day#10

Started by Rawan, Myself and I, I had begun doing this challenge months ago, I’ve evn skipped days, but this challenge is so cool that I couldn’t resist continuing, although I’m too irregular.

Today’s topic: Post a song that you can’t stand

And the award goes to….

 

Aww, darlin’ Justin Bieber with his cute face! Am I impressed? Noooo.. -_-

I’m not even sorry, Beliebers..

But I’m really sorry its such a catchy song.. UGGGHHH!!!!!

And that’s not where the list begins and ends..

I have something against debut songs maybe, but this ong.. Ughh!!!! What kind of lyrics are these?? Like dude, get a life, have other things to worry about!!!!

And last but not the least…

Was the name meant to be so ironic?

Please please please watch this video! Please!!! I promise you, you’ll be tempted to hear the Justin Bieber song again to cleanse your eyes and ears!! Please guys, just this one video. *ROFL*

Sripurna.

(Sorry fans of the  above song/ artists, but no offense meant to you or anything.. 😉 )

 

 

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*

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. ❤