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.

Autumn Book Tag

I saw this tag in The Worn Bookmark and decided that I haven’t done one in a long time! 😀 And plus this one seems super-short and I’m super-lazy, so you can do the math 😛

What is your favorite thing about Autumn?

We don’t really have the typical “autumn” here in India. WE have really unpredictable during this time period, and I love that as well as hate it. ^_^

What book reminds you of your school days?

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I read this book AGES ago as a kid, and it isn’t even really good, but it very school-ish.

And:

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Errr, lots of memories. I’m sure my classmates will understand. 😉

What book cover reminds you of Autumn?

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Obviously, this one will be a very common choice.

And:

What is your favorite horror or Halloween film?

Ummm, I hate horror movies. I haven’t watched ONE. Sorry. The scariest ENGLISH horror movie I watched was The Monster House (they gave it on Cartoon Network). Its a very cute movie. 😛

Can I mention Hindi movies? Then its:

Uggh, creepy..

What Fall book release are you most looking forward to?

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😀 😀 CoHo!!!!

What Autumn movie release are you most anticipating?

None. I’m not a movie person. And waiiiiit a second, I thought this was a BOOK tag!

What are three books you plan to read this Autumn?

Any three?

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I’m in a historical romance genre reading spree. 😛

So that’s it !!!! If you want to do the tag, just comment below! 😀

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?? 🙂

Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you Find Me At The Library for nominating me for this award! I love your blog, and wish you the best. 🙂

Moving on (because I’m seriously running out of time today! )

The Rules:

– Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.

– Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.

– Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).

– Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.

– Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

How My Blog Started:

Well, I used to love making playlists for books and noted them down in a diary. I had this idea in my head of posting them one day on my own blog. Then suddenly one fine afternoon I decided to give a try and hence What More Is Tomorrow.. (then simply named Thelonelybooklover) was born, and my first post, Unmaking Hunter Kennedy playlist was made. 🙂

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Advice For New Bloggers:

I don’t consider myself to be good enough for advice yet, but I think whatever you do, DO NOT isolate your blog for days. Also, don’t restrict all your posts to ONE specific genre unless you are confident that you no a LOT about it, if you get what I mean. Otherwise, just do what your heart says, like every advice ends. 😛

Dying of cliche-ness. 😄

Bloggers I nominate:

Amy@ cl0udbusting

Tasha @ Head in the clouds, heart in the books

Only The Lonely

alextheshadowgirl

Bhramori@ thecrazyperfectionist

Ella Iparis@ Senseless Scrutiny

Poulami @ Daydreaming Books

Mrin@ Dreamer Of Improbable Dreams

No way can i think of FIFTEEN names! Me and my limtied memory.. uhhh, people who really know me can relate ( Mrin-la and Bhramo, you both know soooo well) 😛

Happy blogging!

Sripurna.

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

Song Title Book Tag

Finally!!!!!! I haven’t done a tag for sooooo long!!! 😀 And songs+books= awesomeness!!! So here we go…

1 – Guns N’ Roses – November Rain – Pick a book with a sad/tragic ending

As predictable as that ending was, it WAS pretty tragic. I mean, just put yourself in the shoes of ANY character in that book.

2 – Queen – Another One Bites the Dust – Pick a book which a lot of killing in it

Enough said.

3 – Britney Spears – Oops!… I did it again – Pick a book you read more than twice

Because I am a stupid person..

4 – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – Your currently most anticipated book

Never Never Part 3 which doesn’t even have a cover yet!!!!!! I HATE (love) Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher.

5 – Florence + the Machine – No light, no light – Pick a book that was just so bad you’d like to lock it away in a dark corner and never look at it ever again

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You can decipher the cover??? You think its bad???? Multiply it by 100000, you’ll get how bad the book is.. P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C…

6 – Skylar Grey – Final Warning – Pick a book with a kick-butt protagonist you’d not want to tick off

I’m finally reading this book, and I don’t wanna tick off Bella simply because she isn’t worth my precious time. 😛

7 – My Chemical Romance – I’m not Okay – Pick a book that deals with a hard topic like loss or bullying

I loved this book so much… :’-(

8 – Linkin Park – Breaking the Habit – Pick a book you read which was outside of your usual comfort zone yet you still enjoyed reading

I usually don’t read such realistic fiction, that too by Indian authors, but this book blew my mind.

9 – Troye Sivan – Happy little Pill – Pick a book that makes you happy

Its so adorable!!!! How can it not be a happy pill?? 😀

10 – Ladyhawk – Dusk Till Dawn – Pick a book you read in one night/sitting

It was so cute I couldn’t resist… 😀