All These Bodies- Book Review.

Book: All These Bodies
Author: Kendare Blake
Pages: 304
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Age Limit: 12- 16 Yrs

Summary:

Aspiring journalist Michael Jensen, desperate to escape his small-town life, can hardly believe it when the Bloodless Murders come to sleepy Black Deer Falls, Minnesota. Or that his father, the sheriff, located the only suspect: fifteen-year-old Marie Catherine Hale.

Tiny Marie doesn’t look capable of committing the grisly, inhumane attacks that are gripping the nation. At least, not on her own. With Marie refusing to talk to anyone but Michael, he agrees to tell her side of the story.

But how can Michael trust Marie’s confession when it calls into question everything he’s ever known . . . when falling for her lies, may cost him his life?

My Review:

I was very excited to read this book. From the start, I was completely hooked to the story. The suspense was built up well and the plot was pretty solid. Until the end. The supernatural element was added and the story took a huge turn. Personally, the story was so gripping, but it all went downhill in the end. Also, at times the things were repetitive. Because of the ending, the whole story felt hazy, it left me with more questions than answers. I felt that the story was very stretched, for the most part, the potential lead for the killings and the main character’s conversations were going in circles which felt unnecessary. If the author would have changed the ending, the book would have been a hit. Because she did a great job with the base story plot and her writing style made me read more. My biggest question is: Did the story ever conclude? There wasn’t any conclusion as such.

What I Liked:

  • Writing Style: Hooked me to the story.
  • The story plot was built up well.
  • The story was fast paced hence read it in two days.

What I Didn’t Like:

  • The supernatural element ruined it.
  • The ending left me with more questions than answers.
  • Some things were repetitive.
  • There wasnt any as such conclusion.

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Have you read this book? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Music Updates 28/01/22.

Hello Everyone! How are you all? Hope all are safe! I have been enjoying recommending and sharing the music I listen to. So, I decided, why not give weekly music updates here!

Songs I Have Been Listening To:

Light Switch

This song came out recently. I was so excited for this song to come out as Charlie Puth is one of my favorite singers. His music production is top-notch. This song is so upbeat and awesome!

Oh My God

Adele’s new album has been a hit. I have been listening to Oh My God non-stop. Her beautiful voice and those tunes were so good!

Some New Music Updates:

All these songs came out today i.e. 28/01/22 and I am binge listening to them right now! The day just got better with new song releases of my favorite artists!

The Lifeboats Empty!

I was so excited for this song to come out and it is indeed so good! The lyrics are beautiful and the whole song is so upbeat, I love it!

26

The song starts with these weird and interesting sounds. Then we dive into the song, whose beats are top-notch with the ooos of Lauv which is awesome! After a long time, he has released his new song!

High

Chainsmokers is one of my all-time favorite duos and after almost two years they are back with a new song! This song is awesome! I am so stoked for their album to come out!

Have you listened to these songs? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Listening!
Rabhya.

Liebster Award!

Hello everyone! I was nominated by Suhani over at Random Reader’s Rambles and Siya over at The Dramatic Drama. Thank you for nominating me! Check out their blogs and give them some love!

Rules.

  1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

I did the photography and then did some editing.

Siya’s Questions.

1. One thing that can make you happy whatever the situation may be?

FOOD. It makes everything better.

2. Your favorite person?

My mom ❤

3. Your celebrity crush?

Joseph Morgan, Jeremy Zucker, Charlie Puth, Drew Taggart, and many more!

4. Your most embarrassing memory as a child (if you could recall)?

I shove away all the embarrassing memories from my childhood XD.

5. Cakes or Cookies?

Cakes.

6. If you could have any superpower, it would be…?

Mind Reader.

7. One thing you can’t live without?

My Books!!!

8. If you win a lottery, what would be the first thing to buy?

Firstly books, then a ticket to Jeremy Zucker’s Concert. (Siya will be in Shawn Mendes Concert hahaha)

9. One thing you are afraid of?

Heights.

10. Your nickname (if any)?

Rabs hence Rab’s Bookish Planet!

11. Your three most used emojis?

😂😎❤️

Suhani’s Questions.

1. What’s the first movie that made you cry?

A movie called June and Kopi. It was on dogs and I cried in the ending.

2. What era would you choose to live in if you could?

The 90’s era!

3. What’s your favorite line from a movie or book?

Words Have The Power To Change Us” from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

4. How would you describe humanity to an alien civilization?

Like alien dude, just see me I am a different variant of aliens and there are billions of people on Earth just like me XD.

5. What is the weirdest food combination you enjoy?

I can’t think of any combo right now lol.

6. What fictional character would you most like to be friends with?

Sam would be a great friend from Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi!

7. What is your most treasured possession?

My books! I will never give them away.

8. What mythical creature do you wish actually existed?

Vampires? But the ones who suck the blood of other vampires, not humans haha.

9. What artist or band do you always recommend when someone asks for a music recommendation?

I won’t stop recommending my favorite singer that is Jeremy Zucker!

10. If animals could talk, which animal would be the most annoying?

A crow maybe?

11. What is your least favourite book?

Halsey’s Poetry Collection i.e. I Would Leave Me If I Could.

My Questions.

  1. What are you grateful for today?
  2. What do you love about yourself the most?
  3. One person that you are thankful for?
  4. Describe your personality in three words.
  5. One blogging tip you would give?
  6. A book that has impacted you the most?
  7. Your favorite music artist?
  8. One thing you do other than blogging?
  9. What makes you happy?
  10. Your self care routine?
  11. If the world was ending, name 5 books that you will take with you?

11 Facts About Me.

  1. I listen to music 24/7 and my favorite artist is Jeremy Zucker
  2. I have a book club but it is between my school friends.
  3. I used to play Handball but due to lockdown I have stopped playing.
  4. I do graphic designing and digital marketing.
  5. I want to do my Bachelors In Mass Communication and Journalism.
  6. Pinterest is my favorite app.
  7. I am learning to be a photographer from Youtube and my cousin.
  8. I get bored easily, so I love to explore new things!
  9. I am a foodie. I love to talk about food and eat new dishes!
  10. I have been a book blogger for three years.
  11. My room is filled with my books.

I Nominate:

  1. Riya @Hmmm…
  2. Stara @The Pool of Thoughts
  3. Dhriti @The Tomboy Diaries
  4. Harini @Book Spiral
  5. Sam @Diary of a Dreamer
  6. Akshita @Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts
  7. Srishti @The Srishti Blog
  8. Ashmita @the fictional journal
  9. Shruvi @The Shamelessly Bookstruck
  10. Nehal @Quirky Pages
  11. Noelle @Noelle Loves Books

Reading Habits Tag!

Hello readers! I found out about this tag while binge-watching Ariel Bissett on Youtube! Tags are so fun to do, so I will be doing the Reading Habits Tag today!

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Yes, my bed! I love to lie down with my blanket and read. So comfy!

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmarks work like a charm! Although I do get bothered when I lose them.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

It gives me satisfaction when I stop reading at 50 pages or so.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

I can’t eat when I’m lying and reading *shreds a tear*.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I listen to music while reading. It gives me all the feels!

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I read two to three books at a time.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Reading at home is the best!

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

When I find some stuff unnecessary in the story I skip it.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I never break the spine of the book. But, if the book has a strong binding and isn’t sloppy, then the spine breaks.

11. Do you write in your books?

I have written in 3 or 4 books only. I am not habitual to writing in books.

I Tag:

  1. Riya @Hmmm…
  2. Stara @The Pool of Thoughts
  3. Dhriti @The Tomboy Diaries
  4. Harini @Book Spiral
  5. Siya @The Dramatic Drama
  6. Sam @Diary of a Dreamer
  7. Akshita @Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts
  8. Srishti @The Srishti Blog
  9. Ashmita @the fictional journal
  10. Shruvi @The Shamelessly Bookstruck
  11. Suhani @Random Reader’s Rambles
  12. Nehal @Quirky Pages
  13. Noelle @Noelle Loves Books
  14. Jill @Jill’s Book Blog
  15. Vee @Vee Bookish Books
  16. @The Human Curveball
  17. Maya @Pretty Little Scribbles
  18. Evin @A Curly Sue’s Ramblings
  19. Joanna @The Geekish Brunette
  20. Carla @Carla Loves To Read
  21. Lucy @Bookworm Blogger Web
  22. Emily @BudgetTalesBookBlog
  23. Maria @The Character Study
  24. Vik @Little Miss Book Lover 87
  25. Gelina @Day in and out with Gelina
  26. You! Feel free to do this tag!

Let me know some of your reading habits in the comments!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Why Do Book Covers Look Similar?

Hello, Bookworms! Yesterday I had posted about Book Covers That Look Similar Part-1. I did a lot of research on why many book covers look similar. There are many reasons, so today I will be diving deep into this.

What do book covers represent?

They represent the book. Covers represent the genres of the book through art. For example, Contemporary Genre normally has book covers with graphical illustrations on them. Over the years the trends and designing methods have changed.

Trend Waves.

When trend waves hit, there will be the same type of design on every cover. For example, there was one phase where every cover had a girl showing her back and running. In 2020-2021 there was one trend wave of covers having vibrant colors and different patterns on the cover.

Image Courtesy: Print Magazine

Marketing Strategies.

Covers are the number one marketing tool used. As I mentioned about the Contemporary Romance genre having graphic illustrations, that’s a marketing strategy. We did not see those 3 or 5 years ago. Some covers are similar to famous books like Sarah J. Mass’s books or Twilight Series. It is all done for targeting a particular audience who may love that genre.

Even though we say, Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover, it is a human tendency to get attracted by visuals and colors!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.