A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
Saturday, May 20
Thursday, May 18
“After the world ends, only music and love will survive.”
In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean?
Saturday, May 13
I'm pretty certain a lot of you guys know that I'm from Hungary, but I don't think I've talked about my obsession with Eurovision on the blog before. If that really is the case then imagine me shaking my head super-hard right now, because I'm so in love with the Eurovision Song Contest that it's one of my biggest goals in life to attend it at least once.
The time has FINALLY come for me to flail about Eurovision, because, based on the idea of Clare from Dual Reads, she, Ann - her sister and co-blogger - and I have created this fantastic book tag that flawlessly mashes together two of the best things ever, books and Eurovision.
To be able to repeat doing this tag again next year, I'm going to include books I read in 2017 so far - Clare is doing the same thing, while Ann is choosing from a wilder range of books. Go ahead and check out their post here.
Thursday, May 11
"His head exploded. I’d never seen someone’s Head explode."
Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.
Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote - if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with the cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland, where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking.
Tuesday, May 9
Hello lovelies! Today's Top Ten Tuesday (a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) topic is something I'm excited to do, because it's about ten things I'd love to see more of in books, and, boy, are there MANY things I wish were more present in books. Let's jump right into these, shall we?
PS: Obviously, many of these ARE in some books, but I wish even MORE books had them.
Saturday, May 6
“Some rebels are made, not born”
Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.
Her life might well be over.
In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.
As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.
One of the most dreadful things that can happen to a bookworm? Having been waiting for a title for the looongest time, thinking it's going to rock your socks off, and then it turning out to be one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Readers, let me introduce you to Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves, one of the best examples of this phenomenon.
PS: Forgive me if I seem to be overly critical - this was a huge let down after being enormously excited about it being set in Hungary, because, hey, I'm Hungarian. *waves*
Thursday, May 4
Hello everyone! Today I'm very excited to spotlight a very promising adventure set half a millennium ago in the land that's now called Hawaii. The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles has sorcerers, volcanoes, shape-shifters and more!
Tuesday, May 2
Hello everyone! Today's Top Ten Tuesday (a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is a cover freebie, and, as we're still a month away from the end of spring, I decided to share with you a couple of covers that have gorgeous flowers on them. So, lay back, and let your eyes feast on these fantastically pretty book covers.
Monday, May 1
Hello, you beautiful human beans! Can you believe we are done with 1/3rd of the year already? It's kinda funny how we keep saying this every single month but it's amazing how fast time flies. We can't wait for 2018 already, and knowing time, it sure would be upon us very soon. *snickers* Anyway, this month we are bringing you some of the new releases we are the mostest excited for- it would have been impossible to list all the books we are looking forward to, so we are giving you our top picks. Without further ado, have a look at all the awesomeness we'll be blessed with this May!