2:22 AM by Cristian Mihai.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book is about two couples who have broken up and are now moving on with their lives. It has dual perspectives of both the characters and they are expressing how are their lives changed now. The characters tell about the old memories and time which they spent with their loved ones.

I loved the way the author showed the part and parcel of life from both the characters. It is a short novella and I loved reading the thoughts and emotions of both the characters in the book. Do check out Cristian Mihai’s blog, he is a great writer and I get great tips for blogging from his blog, The art of Blogging!

With Malice by Eileen Cook.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This book is about two best friends, Simone and Jill. They had gone on a trip to Italy with their batch mates, but when Jill wakes up, she is in a hospital. She doesn’t remember anything about the trip and she is severely injured due to a car accident. Her parents are tensed and there is a lawyer who is trying to help. Jill does not see Simone and the lawyer has told her that there are murder accusations on her. Jill is totally blank and she doesn’t know what has happened…

If you are pursuing psychology, then this book will be very useful to you. I adored this book, it is written in-depth, hence it is slow. In the first eight chapters, they had not even reached one percent in the murder case. It is a very serious and dark story, as Jill is struggling to remember things back and her treatments are also going on. I enjoyed the book but I didn’t like the fact that it was slow because, when a book is full of suspense and mystery, I didn’t want the story to go slow!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book is about a thirteen-year-old boy named Conor. He loves his mother and takes care of her as she has cancer. Conor is very sad as his life is not in the right place. The new medications are not working on her mother, his grandma (whom he hates) is taking her to settle at her house, Connor is seen by the eyes of sympathy at school and he is having nightmares of a monster. There is a yew tree, which is outside his window. The yew tree comes as a monster every night as nightmares to tell three stories. The monster has come for a purpose, Connor doesn’t know what he wants…

This book shook me completely. It took me a week to digest this story. The story was so heart wrenching and just broke me into pieces. I could relate to this story and I could not put this book down, I read it in five hours. As it is an illustrated book, the illustrations were beautiful and they brought so much to the story. Beautifully written and I can’t imagine I read this alluring story…

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book is about the beautiful Sinclair family. They are a happy family who is crazily rich and live on a huge island. But, are they pretending and it is a lie? A huge secret is behind this Sinclair family. Read the book to find out!

I really love the writing style of this book! The author has described emotions very beautifully. The writing style is such that it is written very hazily and I loved that part. I could not connect to the characters at first because no one is trustworthy at all. But, towards the end, I could connect to the main character. Full of mystery and unimaginable story!  

Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This book is about a girl named Coraline Jones, who loves to explore, and as she has shifted to a new home with her parents, so the little girl keeps exploring the house. In that house, lives two old aunts and one crazy man with a rat. As Coraline is exploring the house, she finds out an old door and when she opens the door, at first she finds a brick layering. But, the next time, when her parents disappear, she opens that door and sees that there is no brick layering and the pathway is pitch black. When she goes through that door, she finds a different world of humans looking just like her parents, but have black button eyes and are horrifying. Coraline has to find her real parents and go through creepy things.

First of all, this book is for middle graders (8-12). But, the book is so creepy and horrifying that, I suggest the children should not read this book. It was creepy, spooky and the plot was also good. But, as it is an illustrated story, the illustrations didn’t do it for me at all. The illustrations were not bringing any effect or difference in the story according to me. It is creepy and perfect for Halloween, but I was late to the party (as always)! If you have read this book, what are your thoughts on it? Tell me in the comments.