Apr 21, 2018

Vampire books you all need to read

It seems that bookworms' love for vampires is as undead as the mythical creatures. When one would think that the trope is long forgotten, twitter surprises me by reminding just how much the YA community loves the bloodsucking creatures, which was the case a day or two ago when the talk of the day was vampires. So I tried to recall all the awesome vampire books I've read during that time I was obsessed with them ( come on, you've all gone through that phase ) and here's a list of books you all need to read!

Now before we go into it, I kinda omitted the really big franchises. The duh ones, like Twilight, Vampire Academy ( as much as I want to badly add the series) and House of Night. So these are kind of medium popular and lesser known recs.

Apr 12, 2018

Folktales not myths; region not religion || A guest post by Sayantani Dasgupta

Hello bookworms. First of all, to all my fellow tamil and Sri Lankan readers, happy new year! 

Today, I am extremely excited about the post I have for you all. We have a guest post by the amazing Sayantani Dasgupta, author of The Serpent's Secret, a fabulous desi MG which is hands down one of the most exciting 2018 books. Moreover, I am even more excited about what the guest post is about, it's a topic that I myself have always had strong feelings for - the blurred lines between mythology, history, religion and folktales when it comes to talking about culturally diverse books, especially but not limited, to desi books.

Mar 13, 2018

Because girls can be nerds too || Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner ( A discussion review with Gabrielle )

Today's the official release day of one of my favourite 2018 releases and the sophomore novel of one of the best people ever! Whitney Gardner's amazing story Chaotic Good comes out today, and I teamed up with my fellow Lankan bookworm Gabrielle - go check out her blog everyone - to tell you all why you should read this beautiful story! Also I am really excited because we're doing a little play on Dungeons and Dragons with this review, and have some cool art courtesy of Gabby, so let's get down to business! :D

Title : Chaotic Good
Author : Whitney Gardner
Publisher : Knopf
Release Date : March 13th 2018
Synopsis :
Cameron's cosplay--dressing like a fictional character--is finally starting to earn her attention--attention she hopes to use to get into the CalTech costume department for college. But when she wins a major competition, she inadvertently sets off a firestorm of angry comments from male fans.

When Cameron's family moves the summer before her senior year, she hopes to complete her costume portfolio in peace and quiet away from the abuse. Unfortunately, the only comic shop in town--her main destination for character reference--is staffed by a dudebro owner who challenges every woman who comes into the shop.

At her twin brother's suggestion, Cameron borrows a set of his clothes and uses her costuming expertise to waltz into the shop as Boy Cameron, where she's shocked at how easily she's accepted into the nerd inner sanctum. Soon, Cameron finds herself drafted into a D&D campaign alongside the jerky shop-owner Brody, friendly (almost flirtatiously so) clerk Wyatt, handsome Lincoln, and her bro Cooper, dragged along for good measure.

But as her "secret identity" gets more and more entrenched, Cameron's portfolio falls by the wayside--and her feelings for Lincoln threaten to make a complicated situation even more precarious.