Okay, so today I am posting the review of a book which is currently in too much hype and was actually one of the most anticipated reads of many, including mine. But I didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected. This is so sad considering the beautiful cover (the alternate edition) and the blurb gave so much hope to me 🙁 In fact, I realize it now, that I went into a reading slump last month because of this book only. It was too dragged. In simple words, this book was not for me.
So my first ever mini review post 😀 Actually I was inspired by Fanna @ Fannatality to do so after reading here latest mini review post. If you haven’t guessed till now, then I would like to tell that these reviews are pending since ages. I don’t have much to say about these books so I don’t want to do a full post featuring these considering the amount of time I take to write a single post 🙁 But after seeing Fanna’s post, I was motivated to do so 😀 So let’s move to the reviews. I hope you would like them.
Do you love it when you discover a great read that you haven’t expected in the first place? As much as I hate NetGalley (because of conspiring my death under the pile of unread ARCs 😛 ), I love it for giving me such gems from time to time. Spin the Golden Light Bulb is a debut novel of Jackie Yeager and what an exceptional middle-grade novel it is! I was involved in the story from the first page itself.
This was my third poetry book that I read this year after Milk and Honey and Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately. I loved both those poetries and expected same from it, as the title seemed entruiging. I came to know about this title through poetry recommendations on NetGalley. However, it was way too different than the formers.
This poetry collection is divided into four parts: Inception, Longing, Chaos and Epiphany. The good thing about this poetry was that the author is speaking about herself in most of the parts. She is a woman of color (WoC) and we can imagine to some point that what she might have been gone through in her childhood. A few poems shows her roots and felt like raw thoughts.
Since this was a short series, I decided to do a #DoubleReview. I should tell you that this was my first ever Manga.. like ever. Obviously I didn’t knew beforehand about manga so I had some trouble reading it at first. But after some research, I was on track, and oh boy it was exactly as the movie (minus songs and detailed graphics). Yes, this is an adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast movie which was released recently starring Emma Watson.
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Hey Guys, Happy Saturday! 🙂
I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Mine was great. I launched this blog, finally. YaY!!
This is my first Stacking the Shelves post, as you may have guessed already. So, let’s begin.