Reviews: The Witches

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About The Author

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, writer of short stories, screen writer and fighter pilot. He was born in Wales in 13th September 1916. Before writing he also served in the Air Force and fought in the World War two. He was a flying ace and also an intelligence agent. Known as one of the greatest storytellers for children, he was in the list of ‘The 50 greatest British writers since 1945’. Dahl’s books involve imagination and fantasy and they were humorous too. His first book for children was ‘The Gremlins’. Roald Dahl died on 23rd November 1990 due to a blood disease in Oxford, England. There is a Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery opened in his honor.

This is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. Real witches don’t ride around on broomsticks. They don’t even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you’re face to face with one? Well, if you don’t know yet you’d better find out quickly-because there’s nothing a witch loathes quite as much as children and she’ll wield all kinds of terrifying powers to get rid of them. Ronald Dahl has done it again! Winner of the 1983 Whitbread Award, the judges’ decision was unanimous: “funny, wise, deliciously disgusting, a real book for children. From the first paragraph to the last, we felt we were in the hands of a master”.
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 My Rating: 5/5
5 stars
The witches by Roald Dahl is a laugh riot. I couldn’t keep it down and the illustrations were funny
too.
The ideas in the book (For example,where an alarm clock is used so that the children would turn at a specific time ) should be ridiculous. But when Roald writes it,it suddenly makes sense.
Plot:
 A 7 year old discovers witches are real and he and his grandma try to get rid of them. It isn’t a nail-biting,’OMG! what will happen next?’ kind of story.Still,its engaging.
Characters:
Boy: a 7 year old who lives with his grandmother in Norway. I felt he was awfully brave for a 7 year old. He doesn’t mind being a mouse,which is really strange but roald’s writing doesn’t make it seem so sad.
 
Grandmother:
A tough old bird. She used to hunt witches in her prime years. I felt she was a weird grandmother,telling her grandson that witches were real and all.
The Grand High Witch: The most powerful of all witches.
I found her creepy and quite revolting. She is your typical villain who turns children into rats.
Roald’s clever play with words makes it impossible to put down. His writing is entertaining and fun. He is the world’s best storyteller!!
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Reviews: Existence

Rocki'n

About The Author

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, andWall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

http://www.abbiglines.com/about-abbi

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Sypnosis

What happens when you’re stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.
Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.
Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead.
Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.
He is Death and he’s about to break all the rules.

My rating: 1/5

1 star

I couldn’t bring myself to finish this.Throughout the few chapters I read I was like..


The first thing I did not like was the MC. Pagan was needy.After a few days( or weeks) she was like ” I missed his voice filling my room with warmth. I didn’t want him to leave me. The fear that he was gone hurt so much it constricted my airways. The blond soul that had frightened me no longer seemed important. The absence of Dank made my chest ache. I couldn’t take the silence anymore so I began to sing softly in the darkness.”

Is it like a trend or something? boy saves girl and insta love!
And death plays in a band and flirts. I couldn’t wrap my head around that.The songs were also pretty lame.
After some dialogues like the one mentioned above I stopped reading.

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Reviews: House of Cards

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About The Author

Sudha Murty is a prolific writer in Kannada and English. She is a columnist for English and Kannada dailies with 24 books and 156 titles to her credit – including novels, non-fiction, travelogues, technical books, and memoirs. Her books have been translated into all major Indian languages. She has been honored with awards for her philanthropic and literary efforts. She has also received the Padma Shri Award from the Government of India as well as seven honorary doctorates from universities in India.

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Sypnosis

Mridula is a young and enthusiastic woman who hails from a village in Karnataka. She meets Sanjay, an impoverished doctor, and they fall in love and decide to marry and settle in Bangalore. Mridula starts to notice the selfish and materialistic world around her. In the meanwhile, Sanjay decides to leave his current job for a private practice. The job pays him well and with more money comes the desire for even more. This leads to corrupt practices and problems between the couple. Mridula eventually decides that she needs to leave her husband and go out on her own.

My Rating: 5/5

5 stars

This is one of the books that touched my heart.


I loved the writing style. I felt like I was sitting under a banyan tree in an old Indian village and listening to my grandma tell a story.The writing was simple but had depth.
I can’t help but think this is not just the story of mridula, but hundreds of women across India.
House of cards shows reality, how people really are- no sugar coatings.

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Reviews: Hush Hush

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About The Author

Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush saga, including Hush, Hush;Crescendo; Silence; and Finale all debuted as New York Timesbest-sellers. She graduated with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sales racks for shoes, or traveling. She lives in Colorado with her family. http://www.beccafitzpatrick.com

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Sypnosis

A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE
Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

My Rating: 1/5

1 star

I really don’t like writing bad reviews , I mean the author must have gone through a lot of hard work and it won’t be nice. But this…


I cannot believe I wasted four hours of my life reading this.This is literally the worst book I’ve read so far.

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The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

My Rating: 2/5

I picked this book because its very famous and supposed to have changed many people’s lives.

I didn’t really like the alchemist, I couldn’t even finish it. I know the main essence of the book gets lost in translation but I didn’t understand the purpose of some scenes and I felt it was dragging at some points.
The main story is about a shepherd who decides to seek his fortune elsewhere and how how earns it.
The pace was really slow and oncee I almost feel asleep. Maybe its because ‘The alchemist’ is for ann older audience.( Im 15).

I felt as if I was reading a philosophical book and I got bored .I usually finish a book within a day but this one,I could only read 2 pages at a time.
bottom-line:- didn’t understand what was the big deal about this book.