The Folk Of The Air Series Book Review.

Hello everyone, Happy Monday! I recently read The Folk Of The Air series by Holly Black. This week is the Folk Of The Air Week! Let’s get into the detailed review!

Author: Holly Black
Books: The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, The Queen Of Nothing
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Age-Limit: 16+
Pacing: Fast-Paced
Trigger Warnings: Murder, Death, Violence, Death of a Parent, Physical Abuse

Goodreads Summary.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Review of all the books.

Reading about faeries was a first-time experience. Hence, from this perspective, I will be sharing my thoughts. The world-building is very magical and intricate. Initially, I found it a tad difficult to understand the world. But, as I kept on reading, this problem did not persist then. If you are a beginner to this genre, then you can definitely pick up this series.

Coming to the character build-up. In the story, there are two main characters, Jude and Cardan. The whole series is written from Jude’s perspective. I really loved the personality of the characters. Jude is a headstrong character, who is a fighter and is not afraid of anyone. While Cardan is a mean, spoiled brat. I liked reading about them but I was not too attached to them.

Now the story. I found it boring at times. If there could have been some more interesting developments and plot twists, then it would have been a hit for me. As I mentioned before, Holly did a great job on the creation of the world and characters. The story, however, could have been made more interesting.

In comparison to the three books, The Queen of Nothing is my favorite one. The ending of the series is really good, so at least that was worth it.

Bonus Books!

The Lost Sisters occurs after The Cruel Prince book. While, How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories happens after The Queen Of Nothing book. These two books are novellas, which I will not be reading.

The Stolen Heir is a companion series called The Stolen Heir Duology. It occurs after The Folk of the Air series. The story is about Jude’s brother, Oak. This book was released recently. The review for this book will be out this week!

Music Recommendation

I used to listen to songs from a Spotify playlist created by someone else. The songs were really good, please check out their playlist!

Overall Rating.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Have you read this famous series? Let me know your thoughts on this series in the comments! I hope you liked reading this review.
Happy Reading!

Books I Could Not Get Into.

Hello, Readers! I am back with another post where it may break some of your reader’s hearts today… With time, I have made several attempts to finish reading the unread books on my shelves. Some of the efforts have been a success, but many have been a failure. So, today I will be discussing the books which I just could not get into.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I have lost track of how many times I have picked this book and then dropped it. I really want to read it but every time I start reading it, after 50 pages I just can’t go ahead. I have seen it all over the internet that halfway through the book changes completely. I have read a few dark academia books and I really liked those. This book does not want me to read it, I can’t help it 😦

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I had purchased this book thinking it must be a depressing read after reading the summary of it. But when I started reading the book, it turned out to be humorous. Halfway, I dropped it to read another book and then completely forgot the story of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Now, whenever I pick it up back again, after three pages I am not able to read further. A reader’s life is too complicated I swear XD

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

As you all might know that I love reading murder mysteries and I was very excited to read this and had kept high expectations. I don’t know why, but every time I have tried reading this book, I have not been able to connect myself to the characters. Hence, it is here on this list!

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

I purchased this book back in 2021 and could not get into it back then. Flash forward to 2023, I picked it up again, read 15-20 pages, and found the characters interesting. But then dropped the book to read something else. I might pick it up again to give it a last try 🙂

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

I got this book as a gift and I was glad because I wanted to start reading classics. It is a funny story because I took this to my school and was discussing my aim to read at least one classic. My friends made a joke out of me that I wouldn’t be able to read one page of this and the prediction ended up being right. But, I will read this one day and prove them wrong 😀

If you have read any of the books, please encourage me in the comments to pick them up! Hope you enjoyed reading this post 😀
Happy Reading!

My Perspective On Book Community.

Hello, readers. Come out of those worlds you are immersed in, because we will be discussing something today!

I have been a part of the book community for a few years now. It is the most exciting community having passionate readers, recommending books and sharing their thoughts. If you think of it, we all are a bunch of people gushing over non-existent characters together! Here, people bond over similar book tastes or characters. It is the most beautiful and welcoming community ❤

Over the years, the community has increased and evolved. It came on TikTok as Booktok. Regarding Booktok, I still have mixed feelings about it. Even though it is known for recommending the same books and only romance genre most of the time, there are still many accounts that recommend really good books. I feel that the book community was also formed because books are an investment, monetary and time-wise. People recommend books so that it shows the readers that this particular book is worth their time and money. A coin has two sides similarly the book community has its own pros and cons.

I often find myself watching booktubers doing reading vlogs and recommending books. Some of my favorite booktubers are:

  1. Jessethereader
  2. Haley Pham
  3. Anchal Rani

Book blogs are another platform where people express their thoughts on books through writing. They are very enjoyable to read.

Here are some of my favorite blogs:

  1. Whispering Stories
  2. Random Reader’s Rambles
  3. Quirky Pages
  4. A Curly Sue’s Ramblings
  5. Down The Rabbit Hole
  6. Vee_Bookish
  7. Books Of Brilliance
  8. Bookworm Blogger
  9. Confessions of YA Reader
  10. Past Midnight

This is a short post, but I just wanted to say that I am very grateful to be a part of this community ❤
Happy Reading!

The Naturals Series Book Review.

Hello, Bookworms! Hope you all are well. In mid-January, I started the first book and finished the whole series in mid-February! Also, don’t read these books at night, they give you the chills. I have been there and done that and it honestly scared me XD

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Books: The Naturals, Killer Instinct, All In, Bad Blood
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult, Romance, Crime
Age-Limit: 16+
Pacing: Fast-Paced
Trigger Warnings: Murder, Death, Violence, Death of a Parent, Child abuse

Goodreads Summary.

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides—especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own. Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

Review of all the books.

I started reading this series without expecting anything and it is one of the best thriller series I have ever read. It is about a classified program where teenagers having powers have to solve cold cases under the FBI. In the first book, Cassie joins this program because of her ability to understand and classify people’s behavior. The character-building is phenomenal. The author has differentiated the characters so well from their personalities to their backgrounds. Coming to the writing style, there are chapters throughout the series that are written from the perspective of the serial killer and it’s written in first person, which makes it so chilling to read. The story’s pacing is fast and everything is happening one after the other smoothly. Also, there is a kind of love triangle in this series, which was exciting to read.

Usually when you read a sequel, most of the time it is a flop show. Unlike this series, every book I read, I loved it even more. In every book, the characters are dealing with different serial killers. The second book was a bit slow but, it was worth reading as there are few character developments and a different case to solve!

The setting of the third book is very interesting as it is set in the casinos of Vegas! The third book opens doors to a big plot twist which is explained in the final book. The vibe of the third book is very different I think because from solving the cases it shifts to something that has been discussed once in the first book.

Coming to the final book! This is my favorite book in the series. The ending is unimaginable and messes with your mind. You will feel that the story will take this particular direction, but it changes its whole course!

I have to answer this question:

Which series is better- The Inheritance Games or The Naturals?

The famous Inheritance Games series is written by the same author. The Naturals was written in 2013, so it’s pretty old. Coming to the question, hands down The Naturals series is much better than The Inheritance Games series any day. If you are a huge fan of The Inheritance Games and also want a love triangle, then you have to pick up The Naturals Series.

Bonus Book!

Yes, there is a novella that takes place after a few years when Cassie is 23 years old. It is so short but still has a witty mystery case! The characters are mature and older, which made it even more interesting to read.

Music Recommendation

While reading the series, I had curated a playlist that I accidentally deleted (sorry). But there were two songs that I listened to on repeat:

Overall Rating.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I assure you all that once you read this series, you will love it! If you are in the mood for a dark YA thriller, then this recommendation is for you. Let me know in the comments if you have read these books.
Happy Reading!

Hello, it’s been a long time :)

Hello, my favorite people! Hope you have been immersing yourself in different worlds when I was long gone. I am back here on the blogosphere because I missed writing and most importantly you all ❤

My life lately.

I just finished giving my board exams in March. I then went on a week-long vacation in the first week of April, which was splendid. Right now, I have holidays for two months (could be three). These days I either end up going out or am at home reading or watching movies and series. The feeling of having no stress is the best!

Reading goals.

I realised now, that I didn’t share my reading goals for this year. It has been very hazy since the start of 2023. So, here are my reading goals:

I have kept a goal of reading 50 books and am doing pretty well so far. This is a problem, I tend to read a lot of books during my exam time because I get so bored with academic books, which is kind of concerning, but who cares XD

In 2023, I aim to start and finish many book series because I want to immerse myself in the same world for a longer period. So far I have finished two series. A detailed review will be coming soon on those.

I also want to start reading literary fiction more. I feel that I tend to like that genre more as some books can be more character-driven and also literary fiction has more meaningful stories I think.

This year I want to read books by queens and kings of the book industry. For example, I want to start reading books by Stephen King, Agatha Christie, and Sidney Sheldon.

Blogging schedule.

I will try my best to write two posts a week. So, you will start seeing me active and post two articles every week! From Monday, there will be something new to read for you all 😀 Stay Tuned!
Happy Reading!