Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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I recently re-read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and I realized that I hadn’t written a review on this book yet. So, here goes! 

Synopsis (Goodreads):

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Rating (Goodreads): 4.2 stars/5

Review:

Fangirl always cheers me up, seriously! Rainbow Rowell always makes her plot and characters seem so realistic. From the very beginning to the very end, it felt as if I was taken into another world. The story starts off with Cath and her twin sister, Wren entering a new journey of their lives at the University of Nebraska. While Wren goes out and parties every day, Cath prefers to sit in her room writing Carry On, a fanfiction based on Simon and Baz. Even though Cath doesn’t enjoy being in the presence of strangers, she meets some pretty interesting people. And, that’s a good thing! I know there are a few people out there who haven’t read this book yet, and for their sake, I’m not going to spill out any fascinating details. Moving on to the character portrayal, the author has vividly portrayed the lives of all the characters which makes the readers feel as if they were witnessing them in reality. All of the dialogues, relationships, and emotional moments between the characters add up to the strikingly picturesque element of the book. Moreover, the author’s seamless and easy flowing writing is what impresses me the most. It’s surprising how a book can be so much fun to read in its simplicity.

My favourite quote from the book:

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I would definitely recommend this book to YA lovers!
What are your thoughts on Fangirl? Share your opinion with me in the comments section below. 🙂

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The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I’m overwhelmed with the Awards I’ve been receiving lately, thank you so much for all the love and support.  ❤

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Before I start, I would like to thank Nazmin for the nomination. If you haven’t already checked out her blog, you’re missing out! 😀

The Rules:

  1. Display the Award on your blog.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate six deserving bloggers.
  4. Write seven interesting facts about yourself.

Seven Interesting Facts about Myself:

  1. I need Coffee in an IV.
  2. The only pet I’ve ever had was a rabbit.
  3. I have a Blue Belt in Karate.
  4. I don’t drink Soft Drinks.
  5. I love Vintage things.
  6. I get anxious when talking to new people, but I try to play it cool.
  7. I like going for long walks all alone. It helps me introspect.

*Drum Roll Please* I would like to nominate the following bloggers:

  1. So Lush Lifestyle
  2. Liam @HeyAshers
  3. danniijane
  4. Mrs Strawberry Blonde
  5. Real Tasty Pages
  6. Funhouse Vision
  7. Renate
  8. Mystery Date with a Book
  9. Claudia Marie

I don’t know why but it’s very difficult for me to nominate a limited number of people.
Is it just me or…? 
Anyhow, I’d love to get to know all of you better so if you’re interested in this award, feel free to let me know in the comments section below! 🙂

-The Jouska

 

 

Gone Girl-Gillian Flynn

After hearing a lot of positive reviews about this book, I finally decided to read it! 🙂

Synopsis: (Goodreads)

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

Review:
The author has explicitly displayed the character’s emotions throughout the story. From grief to curiosity to confusion and much more. There’s a personal touch to the way she has written this story because some chapters are in the form of a Diary entry. This story is not about a lovely couple who had a few small bumps in their journey. A brilliantly written and plotted mystery is what it is.  Although there is a hint of humor, the story is solemn in its entirety. What makes this book so interesting is that it will leave the reader confused, surprised, and somewhat entertained. Moving on to the writing style, it’s witty, descriptive, and original. Gillian Flynn has done a great job in making the reader’s feel as though they have lived the story rather than just reading it. Overall, it’s a great Mystery/Thriller book and I would highly recommend it to those who enjoyed reading such book genres.

My favorite quote from the book: 

Oh, and, I haven’t watched the movie yet.
Which one did you like more, the book or the movie? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

-The Jouska