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By SAMAMA, May 20 2019 01:46PM

The book Dreamology was like a balloon, it puffed me up with excitement and anticipation in every chapter and then *Whoosh*… it ended up bursting with nothing but unanswered questions and an unsatisfying ending.

I will be completely honest, this is the type of book that you’ll effortlessly be able to get through, not because you HAVE to because you started it already, but because you’d WANT to. The concept was great, and the writing style was simple and easy, and the description of the Boston City was dazzling!

Now I’ll be completely honest about what I didn’t like – or in correct terms – HATED in this book. Especially about the main characters, and in particular, Alice.

So… let me start by giving you a synopsis. Alice dreams about a guy called Max almost every time she falls asleep, he’s her imaginary boyfriend. One day she ends up meeting this Max in real life when Alice and her father shift to the Boston City from New York. But Max doesn’t recognize her, which she later finds out is because he chooses not to, even though he remembers having the same dreams of her as she dreamed of him. Simply because he has a girlfriend in real life…

I ended up hating Alice just as much as I had liked her at the beginning of this book. She was so full of herself. And so was her ‘on and off from imaginary to real’ boyfriend Max. Alice didn’t seem to care anything about the world or her friends other than herself and her vivid dream and imagination, literally!

The only characters I genuinely liked were her supportive friends, Oliver and Sophie.

Now, about the worst parts. The ending felt awfully rushed out and unexplained even though we were promised a scientific explanation about the weird dreams the main leads kept having about each other from the first chapters.

AND I didn’t feel giddy while reading the romantic scenes, in fact; I wasn’t even shipping them when I was supposed to. Could there be anything more disappointing in a book?

I’m being very, VERY kind and generous by giving this book 2.5 out of 5 stars that’s almost gravitating towards a 3. Because I’ve read worse books, and even though the main leads were horribly annoying and the ending was rushed out, the book kind of entertained me.

By SAMAMA, May 2 2019 10:35AM

“This book has been written so beautifully that I think I’m going to cry...” I thought as soon as I finished the last page of this exceptional novella.

I will be completely honest; never did I ever, EVER expect to love Not your But Forever as much as I ended up loving it. So much so that now it’s actually among my list of favorite books written by new authors.

The writing style was so heartbreakingly good. And the main character, Mia, was so beautifully and meaningfully portrayed that I actually felt and understood her pain.

The book showed us the world from the perspective of an emotionally depressed teenager and her journey to a slow yet crucial healing recovery.

This novella was easy to get through; it couldn’t bore me, at all. It was the type of story that made me think a lot, made me understand the life from the perspective of a depressed victim much more closely.

It’s surely worth a read, but I must warn you, this book portrays issues such as self-harm and somewhat strong languages, so if you’re under 18, I don’t recommend you to read it yet.

A 4.5 out of 5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

By SAMAMA, Apr 26 2019 11:01AM

To kill a Kingdom had a nice mixture of the Young Adult and Fantasy genre, and as a Fantasy and YA book lover, it had the ability to amuse me, a lot.

The storyline of this book was exceptional and oh my goodness… the way all the characters spoke, discussed and argued were so hilarious and at times, badass. If you asked me to choose a favorite character, it’ll be hard for me to pick as all of them were equally as interesting and unique in their own way.

But, I don’t know if it was the right thing to read immediately after reading Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak. At the beginning of the book, the writing style felt very childish and plainly silly. But as I kept reading a few more chapters I slowly got back on track with the author’s writing style and with the characters and their personalities.

The hate to love relationship between the main characters, Elian and Lira, was among my most favorite part from this book!

I would give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars. 🌟 🌟 🌟

Favorite quote: “People don’t tell secrets because someone needs to know them. They do it because they need someone to tell.”

This story is about a siren, a creature like the mermaids, but vicious. They steal the hearts of humans as trophies, and enjoy while doing it.

And then there’s the prince who hunts them in his epic ship with his loyal crew.

Lira, the princess of the Sirens gets punished for disobeying her mother (The Sea Queen) and gets turned into a human. Once the prince and the princess’s life collide, that’s when the story starts.