Month: June 2016

Review: The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ideally, this should have been my favourite book of the year considering how I like this genre of books. But here I am, already picked up the next book in my reading list and that is not the sequel of The 5th wave. Somehow Cassie Sullivan did not hold my interest enough to get me pick up the next book in the sequel. Maybe later I will pick it up, but not now for sure.
I first thing about the book is how the mood of the writing changes from start to end. In the beginning, I liked the narrative of all characters which sounded very poignant suitable for flashback narration. But towards the end, the shallowness creeps over progressively, making it like a James-Bond-movie-eleventh-hour-escape-sequence. The scene when Cassie and Ben Meets Evan sounded so cheesy and out of place that I might have skimmed a few pages there. Other than that the book is good enough to hold your interest until the end. Going with a three for this one.

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Review: Room

Room by Emma Donoghue
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very interesting book which creeps you out in an impossible way. I, like everyone else on earth, have a tiny little fear of closed places which peeks out every time I am on a lift or in the upper birth of a train. But never thought a book will ignite this little paranoia. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for about a week even after I finished reading.
The best part about the book is the Five-year old’s narrative. It’s always a mystery to me how authors pull off Children’s narrative for a story. Their thoughts, their priorities, their innocence, it takes magic to get all these together right and Emma Donoghue is perfect with that. I would go with a four for this one because to tell you a complicated story with a kid’s narrative is am an impossible task and the author has done an amazing job doing that.

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Review: Undercover

Undercover by Danielle Steel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyone reads Danielle Steel and everyone loves Danielle Steel. It’s so true. Recently I was feeling a little distanced from reading because of all the non-fic books I picked up on psychology(I don’t know why I did it, anyway all of them got returned to the library in no time). This book gave back the lost vigor to my reading. Simple nice story and amiably simpler narrative just made me finish off the book in two days. When the author tells you a story in the simplest and endearing way, there is no way you can give anything less than 4 to the book.

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