Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review: Rouge by Isabella Modra.


"You have a fire inside of you."  

Hunter Harrison desperately hopes her guardian Joshua is joking when he confesses - very solemnly - that she is pyrokinetic. Hunter would normally laugh in his face, if it didn't explain all the spontaneous fires that happen only when she is nearby. Still, the logic is a little hard for a smart, socially isolated eighteen-year-old to comprehend. That is, until Joshua explains the truth behind her parent's death.

  Spun into a new life filled with cold truth, terrifying wonder and a mountain of responsibility, Hunter faces the flames dwelling inside her. But the fire is more deadly than Hunter can comprehend. It explodes when she is angry. It erupts when she is afraid. And, worst of all, it threatens the life of her boyfriend Eli, who is innocently unaware of her abilities.

  So how does an extraordinary teenager juggle dealing with superpowers between work, graduating and keeping her hormones in check?

Simple. By fighting fire with fire.  {Goodreads}

My Thoughts:  A few months ago I had Rouge as my WoW ! I was so excited when the lovely author of this book , Isabella provided me with an e-copy of Rouge for review. Unfortunately only just now I had the chance to read it. It took me almost a month to complete this book because I have been in a book reading slump. 

 Characters: Hunter, the main protagonist is kind of a weak character. I somehow couldn't connect with her. Yes, teenagers sometimes run away from their problems but not always. I like my heroines to be a bit more courageous , so Hunter felt a bit flat to me. Eli on the other hand was sweet and totally a guy I would fall for. Joshua's character was a complete surprise. I couldn't predict a pattern in his behavior and that's a strong point for me to keep reading the book.

Plot: Initially, I wasn't sure where the story was going. The beginning was all confusing and got dull but being a patient reader I held on to it and finally saw the plot turn a bit interesting. The plot in itself wasn't predictable but Hunter was. Every time something happened her answer was to cut and run. Which in my opinion isn't the best of traits for a heroine. The plot in itself was complete but something felt missing.

Writing: Now I am not a professional writer and make many a grammatical mistakes on a daily basis but here and there I found some errors and spelling mistakes which annoy me at my best. Other than that I would have loved to see some humorous situations in the book to lighten up the tense moods of the character now and then.

I am sure if there would be a sequel to this book I would be reading it just to see what happens next but I am hoping it would be far more better than this. 

My Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars. (It was Ok)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stacking the shelves { 5 }


Stacking the shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where we share what we received in mail won at a Giveaway , purchased or borrowed from Library . Whether it be physical books or Ebooks !!

  I haven't had time lately to read books but does that stop me from buying them, NOOOO! And the sale didn't help matters either. I found some very good books there the first time so I went for round two. Also I found some amazing deals at Amazon India.
These are the books I got from sale ::

301040    301036   196501
 7975722  5509920  50755

15309    910154 6780439

3072254   10805588  402013

Amazon Goodies on sale :

13335038   17675462 42899

Just Arrived on my Doorstep from Amazon

11212855   13646087  18221588

I am soooo excited about reading Divergent and The Raven Boys ! Unfortunately I am so far behind on my review pile that it will be another week or so before I get to reading these books !!  I already read 'Star Crossed' and it was okayish not really my forte ! And a week ago I read 'Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras' and it was hilarious so I am looking forward to reading other books in that series !!

 That's all for this week. Hopefully I will get some amazing ebooks next week because I am running out of shelf space now. So what's decorating your shelves this week?? Leave me a link to ur haul and I will drop by to fangirl and squee over your goodies !! Or just leave me a comment !! : )