Top 5 TV shows you need to watch

  1. Gotham

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Genre: Action, Crime

I absolutely LOVE Gotham! I was never a Batman fan until I started watching Gotham! I loved that this TV series focuses on Bruce before he turns into Batman and also how the villains came to be. It’s nice to see the awesome character arcs, the suspense to see which villains would appear in Gotham and to see James Gordon in action! Gotham is currently at season 4 (The Dark Knight) and premieres every Thursday at 8/7c on Fox.

“Nobody ever dies in Gotham.”

 

2.The 100

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Genre: Action, Drama, Dystopian, Science Fiction

I didn’t realise that The 100 was actually a book to TV series adaptation! The 100 was awesome! It’s dramatic and insane and I loved the entire concept and the characters. 100 criminals are send down to Earth to see whether it’s liveable, and then, they realise that they’re not alone. The 100 is currently preparing for season 5 which will premiere in 2018.

“Go float yourself.”

 

3.Lucifer 

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Genre: Crime, comedy, Fantasy, Drama

I absolutely loved the concept of this TV show, Lucifer! It talks about the story from Lucifer’s point of view after he has been cast out from Heaven. The characters are great and with each season, the story gets more and more intense. Lucifer season 3 airs every Monday at 8/7c on Fox.

 

4.The Shadow Hunters

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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Although I didn’t read the book series, I heard that this TV show is loosely based on the books. I absolutely love this TV series with its dramatic twists and turns at every episode has left me wanted more from the story. The third season will premiere in 2018.

 

5.Once upon a time

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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Romance

If you’re a big fan of Disney and its characters, Once Upon a Time is definitely for you! The story talks about how Emma Swan finds out who her real parents are and how she is the saviour who is meant to save Storybrooke. Season 7 is currently premiering on Friday 8/7c on ABC.

 

What are your favourite TV shows? Have you watched any mentioned above? Let me know in the comments down below!

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Top 3 books from my childhood

Hello Bookish friends! Today I’ll be writing about the top 3 books from my childhood! Although I didn’t read a ton of books and was only introduced to YA when I was 15 (thanks to Cinder) but I visited the library every weekend as a kid. But here are the top 3 books that I could still remember from my childhood

 

1.The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

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(Synopsis)(Taken from goodreads)

The Rainbow Fish is an international bestseller and a modern classic. Eye-catching foilstamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child-appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish, who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions, that gives the book its lasting value.

(Thoughts)

As a kid, I remember I loved the shiny scales and the story that this book told. I’m not sure if many kids nowadays even heard about this book, but it was really important to me 🙂

 

2.The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle

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(Synopsis)(Taken from goodreads)

Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a perennial favorite with children and adults alike. Its imaginative illustration and clever cut-out detail charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week.

(Thoughts)

Apart from The Rainbow Fish, I also remembered The very hungry caterpillar!

 

3.Angels unlimited series by Annie Dalton

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(Synopsis)(Taken from goodreads)(Book 1 – Winging it)

Mel isn’t your average angel.She certainly never expected to wind up at posh Angel Academy. Why would she want to learn about halos, when “shopping is much more divine?

But when she joins an elite group of time-traveling angels fighting against the Opposition, she learns angel business is a lot more dangerous — and a lot more fun — than she ever could have suspected.

(Thoughts)

I really really loved this series and my biggest regret was that I never got to read all the books and finish the entire series. Now, my local library doesn’t carry this book and I can’t seem to buy it anywhere either. I really love this series and would die if I don’t get to read it in entirety before I die

 

Have you guys read any of these books as a child? Did you love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 cartoons that ANYONE can watch

Hello bookish friends! Today I’ll be recommending 5 cartoons that anyone can watch! I don’t believe that cartoons are only for kids. They also teach really good values that a lot of adults could put to use!

 

1.Miraculous Ladybug

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I fell in love with this series after watching the first episode and never regretted it since! The animation tells of two average teenagers who get miraculous and have to save the world from Hawkmoth and his akumas! There is a lot of romance going on as well, and a ton of puns from Cat Noir! Everyone is getting ready to welcome season 2 because WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SO LONG! Definitely give this cartoon a go and you will never regret it!

 

2.Star vs the forces of evil

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To be honest, I only saw this cartoon’s potential when I rewatched it! my first attempt failed but I tried again and totally didn’t regret it! Season 3 is coming out really really soon and everyone is extremely excited to see everything where it was when we last left off. The story tells of a princess who misuses her powers and always gets herself into trouble, she is sent to Earth to learn to be more responsible but trouble always seems to find her everywhere. This cartoon also has quite a few romance scenes, but strongly focuses on friendships! But be warned, prepare a box of tissues because this cartoon will make you cry and your heart will definitely break.

 

3.Trollhunters

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This cartoon also has a book, but it’s pretty similar to Miraculous Ladybug. The story tells of a boy who is chosen to protect the realm of the trolls even though he is a human, and of his adventures as he tries to juggle between school, romance and saving the world. The story is really interesting and the characters are really unique! Definitely give this cartoon a go as well!

 

4.Lolirock

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This cartoon tells the story of a girl, Iris who enjoys singing, but strange things start to happen when she does. She later finds out she’s a princess and has to find the Oracle gems of the Royal Crown of Ephedia to save her country from the evils forces that threaten it. There is some romance in it but this cartoon’s storyline is really good and tugs at your heartstrings.

 

5.Phineas and Ferb

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Well, I wasn’t introduced to this cartoon until I was in my teenage years as we didn’t have cable in my country. But I thoroughly enjoyed this series as it’s really quirky and interesting at the same time. The cartoon tells the tales of twin boys who enjoy inventing things and unconsciously getting their sister extremely upset. Other side stories also include that their pet platypus is a secret agent.

 

I hope you will check out these cartoons, and if you already have, let me know in the comments below!

How to get free ebooks 

Need more books to read but low on cash? Check out these places to get FREE ebooks!

  1. Local library

If I’m not wrong, every library in the world has a ebook collection! Feel free to borrow from your local library and start reading right away!

 

2. Netgalley

Have you ever wanted to read ARCs or books even before they are published to the rest of the world? Check out Netgalley! You do have to review the books after you have read them and it’s subjected to when the publishers accept your request to read the book! Nonetheless, free books!

 

3. Instafreebie

Free sneak peeks into books, advanced access and special giveaways, could any bookworm ask for more? Check Instafreebie out and sign up for their newsletter where they send an email everyday with the current free books!

 

4. Bookbub 

Only some books are free, but the rest are on discounted prices! (I wasn’t done writing this post and saw that bookbub had 5 books that was on my TBR pile. FREE. And got distracted) So, where else can you find such good deals? Check them out!

 

5.  Author requests

Lastly, if you do reviewing quite often or have a bookstagram, sometimes, authors may approach you to review their books!

Are you guys using these websites and facilities?Have any more to share? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Fantasy books I would recommend

Top 5 fantasy books I would recommend

(DISCLAIMER: This is based on my own opinion and recommendations only. The books specified are not ranked in any order. May contain spoilers for the books.)

 

  1. Roar by Cora Carmack

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My rating: 4/5

Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

(Recommendation)

This book was fantastic, the way that Cora Carmack draws us into the world that she has so powerfully created. The romance was cute and the character arc for Aurora was great! The next book is coming out next year!

 

  1. The pledge by Kimberly Derting

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My rating: 5/5

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopian

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It’s there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she’s never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

(Recommendation)

This book is definitely recommended to the fans of the Red Queen series! Although I didn’t manage to finish this series, I absolutely loved this book!

 

  1. Crewel by Gennifer Albin

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My rating: 5/5

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Romance

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

Incapable. Awkward. Artless. 

That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to manipulate the very fabric of reality. But if controlling what people eat, where they live, and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and used her hidden talent for a moment. Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her dad’s jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because tonight, they’ll come for her.

(Recommendation)

The world Gennifer Albin has created was beautiful and I managed to finish this series, and it was pretty good! Similar to the Pledge (as mentioned above), Crewel tells the tale of a young and powerful girl, overcoming the odds and finding love in between everything.

 

  1. Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen

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My rating: 5/5

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

For Nikki Donovan, being a teenager can be hell. Literally.

Nikki didn’t thinks her life could get any more complicated after she moved to the dreary town of Erin Heights – fitting in at a new school while navigating the social scene was stressful enough. But when her sixteenth birthday rolls around, she’s visited by a mysterious stranger, Michael, who tells her that her long-lost father is actually the demon king of the Shadowlands – the dimension that protects our world from the Underworld and Hell.

Maybe it’s because she’s in shock, or maybe it’s because Michael is seriously cute, but Nikki follows him into the Shadowlands. There she learns about her half-demon powers, about the potential war between the Shadowlands and the Underworld, and that her father wants her to assume the throne – forever. Not to mention that her growing crush on Michael is completely forbidden….

Ruling the kingdom, navigating a secret crush, and still making it home by curfew – what’s a teenage demon princess to do?

(Recommendation)

This book is recommended to those who want a more light-hearted read with a paranormal twist. I actually picked up this book in a second hand book store, and it was literally like finding a gem!

 

  1. The forgetting by Sharon Cameron

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My rating:5/5

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Romance, Fantasy

(Synopsis – Taken from goodreads)

What isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes.

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.

(Recommendation)

This book surprised me the most, I wasn’t expecting a lot, but this book literally blew me away! The world of Canaan was beautifully built and the story was awesome

 

 

Have you read these books? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂