Goodreads Monday 29/11/21.

Hello, Bookworms! My exams just got over so I decided to get back to writing again! I will be doing Goodreads Monday today, which is hosted by Emily @BudgetTalesBookBlog  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Book: This Is Not The Real World
Author: Anna Carey
Genre: Young Adult

Blurb From Goodreads.

In the explosive, thrilling sequel to This Is Not the Jess Show, 18-year-old Jess is out for revenge as she confronts the corrupt media empire that documented every moment of her childhood.

Finally free of Swickley and a life that was broadcast to the whole world on Stuck in the 90’s, Jess is doing her best to adjust to existence on the outside–but she can’t outrun her past forever.

Like-Life Productions has tracked down Jess and Kipps, Kipps is forced to come back to set for the rest of his contract. Determined to rescue Kipps and exact revenge on Like-Life Productions for what they did to her, Jess teams up with a reporter who’s investigating the seedy underbelly of the TV production company–including a series of suspicious disappearances. Jess agrees to return to set under the guise of missing her friends, family, and old life. Then she can take them down from the inside.

Jess must play along in order to gain the power she needs to expose the truth–but fact and fiction blur as Jess struggles to stay one step ahead of Like-Life Productions. How far will she go to maintain control of the narrative, and what will it cost her?

Packed with twists that race toward a shocking ending, this second book will keep you guessing!

Why I Want To Read This Book?

This is a sequel to This Is Not The Jess Show which was released back in 2021. I had a blast reading the first book and have been desperately waiting for this one to come out! I did not see the huge plot twist coming in the first book, which gripped me to the story. The sequel will be released on May 24th 2022. Most anticipated book on my tbr right now!

Have you read the first book? Let me know in the comments! I hope this post could add one more book to your never-ending tbr XD. I will be back with another post soon!
Happy Reading!

Blogger Interview with Rabhya!

It was so much fun doing this interview!

Whispering Stories

Hey Guys! Welcome or welcome back to my blog!

Today, I’ll be interviewing Rabhya @Rab’s Bookish Planet! She’s an amazing blogger, so give her some love you guys!

Let’s get to the interview!

Ri: Tell my readers a bit about yourself and your blog. Why do you blog about the topic you blog about?

Ra: I have been a blogger for two years now and it has been the best journey ever! On my blog, I write about mostly books and sometimes I also share my life experiences. The thought of being a blogger never came to my mind. I just started writing, then found my love for books and bam! I became a book blogger!

Ri: Ooh, I see! What about your blog, or blogging in general, you most and least love?

Ra: The best part about my blog is that I have my own space where…

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Serpent & Dove Trilogy! #bookreview.

Hello Bookish People! Today I will be reviewing The Serpent & Dove Trilogy which was kindly sent to me by The Harper Collins Publishers in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Harper Collins for sending me the trilogy!

Book 1: Serpent & Dove

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Books: Serpent & Dove
Author: Shelby Mahurin
Pages: 560
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Age Limit: 14-17 years


Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is ancient, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

My Review:

I did not expect this book to be so good. The story is set in the 17th century with magic, which invested me completely. I loved the way the relationship between the characters is changing and advancing from the starting to the evident end. The story has the enemies to lovers trope, which was well written. This was a quick read. I love the way the author showed Coco and Lou’s friendship. The main characters i.e. Lou and Reid are shown to be very powerful but in a different way. Lou is a bold character who is also soft at times. While Reid is a Chasseur who is daring. As this book has dual perspectives, it made the whole story rich in emotions. However, as the story is fast-paced, some moments felt very hurried in the story, making it kind of unstable. Other than that, the combination of Magic, Romance and Friendship was top notch! 

Book 2: Blood & Honey

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Books: Blood & Honey
Author: Shelby Mahurin
Pages: 532
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Age Limit: 14-17 years

My Review:

The story took a huge turn in this one! The blood witches and werewolves were introduced in this book. The magic and romance are top-notch, but I was struggling with the pacing. In some parts, the story went with a slow pace, while in some parts the story was hurried. At some point, I couldn’t connect with the story. Also, this book ends on a cliffhanger and is heartbreaking. So it is continued in the last book i.e. Gods & Monsters. The starting of the story was not strong, but eventually, the story grew. I wasn’t that invested in the story because of the pacing. Serpent & Dove was better than this one. Blood & Honey was an average read for me.

Book 3: Gods & Monsters

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Books: Gods & Monsters
Author: Shelby Mahurin
Pages: 612
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Age Limit: 14-17 years

My Review:

Wow! This book was so good! I enjoyed this one just like I enjoyed Serpent & Dove. The ending was great and overall the story is wrapped in action, love and laughs! From Serpent & Dove to this book, the characters have developed well! I love the way Shelby Mahurin’s writing makes the readers so attached to the characters. The whole theme of this book is Hope being the cure and not sickness which was beautiful. I also liked that the side characters are unpacking their feelings and are developing. The author definitely did a great job writing this book. The only problem was the pacing of this book, which I have struggled with in the other books of the series as well.

Overall Review Of The Series:

Overall I give this series 4/5 stars. If you love reading about witches then this series is good for you. This series was definitely a rollercoaster and all the readers have very different opinions about this one, but it worked out well for me! The only thing was the pacing of the series, but other than that the series stood up well. Also, the covers of all these books are soo pretty! My favourite book in this series will be Serpent & Dove and my least favourite is Blood & Honey. Give this series a try!

Have you read this series? Let me know your thoughts about this one in the comments! I will be back with another post soon!
Happy Reading!

The Guilty Reader Book Tag!

Hello Bookish People!
Today I will be testing myself by answering these questions to know how much of a guilty reader I am XD. I may go to book jail after this tag so I may not see you again lol. I saw this tag over at Quirky Pages! So without further ado, let’s do this tag!

1: Have you ever re-gifted a book you’ve been given?

Nope! I have never done that. I normally preserve the books with me that are given to me by someone.

2: Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

Ehh… kinda. When I have knowledge about a book that I haven’t read, so I kind of said yes that I had read it. But other than that I don’t normally do that hehe.

3: Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

I haven’t done that. But I do have a book that belongs to someone else but that was borrowed by my sister. I always return books that I have borrowed.

4: Have you ever read a series out of order?

Nope, I haven’t done that! Oof probably I won’t go to book jail after all! Whenever I am interested to read a series, I normally buy all the books together and then binge read it. So I don’t read series out of order.

5: Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

Yes, I spoiled a book for my friend who had just started reading that book! I’ll never forget that day lmao. It is dangerous and satisfying to spoil a book to your friend XD!

6: Have you ever dog-eared a book?

Nope, I haven’t and I will never do that to my precious babies.

7: Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

I haven’t been in a situation where I have told someone that I don’t own a particular book when I actually do! So nope I haven’t done this.

8: Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?

I am the kind of person who always finds ways to start a conversation related to books! Nope, I haven’t done this either!

9: Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?

I have done that many times. If I am at a part where the story is just getting boring so I just skim through those pages and skip!

10: Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

Nope! I ensure that I have honest opinions about a book.

Oh well! It was my pleasure doing this tag! I am not tagging anyone but feel free to do this tag! Would love to read your answers! I will be back with another post soon!
Happy Reading!

The Read- Write Contest!


  • Thank the person who nominated you/who’s blog you find this on, give them some fun book-character name (like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc)
  • If you have a blog, list down the rules in a post, if not, contact/email the creator (contact page)
  • Add the logo of this competition below the rules
  • Link back to the original post and the post of the one who nominated you
  • Answer the following questions!-Do you like to read? Which book made you like reading?
  • Which book are you currently reading?
  • Which book would you recommend non book-lovers to read?
  • Which book character describes you the best?
  • Which kind of book do you hate a lot and why(please don’t spread hate!)
  • Write a story with just 5 lines (5 because their are 5 letters in “story”, hehe) (you will be given points based on the story you write!)
  • make sure your story is suitable for all ages or your entry will be disqualified
  • After the story, share a cool fact you read! Mention the source too! (OPTIONAL)
  • This competition ends on 20th December 2021, winners will be announced on 1st January 2022.
  • Nominate some regular commenters of your blog to show them how much it means! Also nominate your friends! The questions are fixed, so you don’t need to make new ones!

Thank you Betty @TheBoxOfWonder for making this contest! The questions seem fun! A huge thank you to Stara for nominating me for this contest! I appreciate it! I am giving you David from Truly Devious as a book character name for your wittiness! (hehe)

So let’s Answer Some Questions!

Do you like to read? Which book made you like reading?

I love reading! It is a major part of my life and this is the best thing that ever happened to me! The Fault In Our Stars by John Green started my reading journey!

Which book are you currently reading?

I am currently Re-reading Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare because I was missing the characters XD.

Which book would you recommend non book-lovers to read?

Read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. It will break your heart and teach you a lot of things!

Which book character describes you the best?

A tough question! I love to try new things and be creative. I want to say Julian Blackthorn from the dark artifices because he is an artist and cares for his family. I am not an artist, but I found the creativity and taking big responsibilities part relatable, so I will go with him lol.

Which kind of book do you hate a lot and why(please don’t spread hate!)

I had once read I Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey. I don’t like that book probably because I didn’t like the writing style and I couldn’t connect with the poetry collection.

Write a story with just 5 lines.

I am ATTEMPTING to write a story lol. It would be crappy so don’t judge me for it XD.

Ryan had been jamming to songs on the bus after having a long day at work. She always did that to collect her thoughts and think about her life in general. And after what happened today at work, she needed that Brent album to bring her back from shock. The shock of finding her best friend dead in her cubicle early morning. But she also wanted to clear the dilemma of whether it was someone else or her split personality is the reason why Abby is dead?

Phew! Okay, so this story can definitely go ahead, but I will leave it here and forget that I ever wrote it, lol just kidding!

Who I Nominate.









It was a pleasure answering the questions and writing a story (ahem which is not good lol). I will be back with another post soon!
Happy Reading!