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Shades of Grey

growing up shades of grey

The scene opens up to this rosy-cheeked vibrant little girl running from her governess, running away from rules, towards adventure. She watches her idols fight against the background of rising waters and soaring hills. What strikes me is the vibrant colours, the shine and this little girl with shining eyes thinking of valour and happy endings. She listens to those stories her mother tells her and is convinced that all she needs is that one chance to prove herself. She reaches…

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Literature

The Mortal Instruments

mortal instruments review

**Lots of spoilers but better to be prepared** I have invested so many days into this 6 book series, The Mortal Instruments, and have come out severely disappointed and angry at how wasteful the experience was. What is Good? Jace and Clary. 1st book only. He has this frenetic energy and a daredevil death wish that for the length of the 1st book is appealing to my YA angsty hero loving self. Premonitions of a dark and hopeless future for these…

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The Call Of Love : A Short Story

the call of love a short story

There were bright glaring lights adorning both sides of the deserted road. Meera had her head slumped against the open side window. She could feel the cool night air ruffle her hair as the driver maneuvered the car slowly through the narrow road. Loud, jarring music notes blasted from the speakers that were mounted at every alternate wooden pillar along side the road. Meera’s eyes were glazed, not really registering the formations that her mother and dadi were exclaiming about…

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13 Reasons Why

13 reasons why review

13 Reasons Why is a new hit original series on Netflix. Based on the Young Adult Novel of the same name by Jay Asher, this series has an 8.6 rating on IMDB. If you thought YA was about fantasy and dystopian worlds then this will shake your belief. Wondering what the fuss is about and whether you should watch the show? Then read on.. The story is about a teenage girl who commits suicide. But before she takes her own life…

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Literature

UnEnchanted

unechanted book review

UnEnchanted, by Chanda Hahn, is book 1 in the An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Young Adult series. At the beginning, it felt like a grown up was writing about teenagers. A disaster for a young adult book. It is expected that rooms be dirty and crushes pined after. But, the writing and story got more captivating with time. Grimm’s fairytales have been central to such a vast majority of fantasy fiction that is always fun to see what a writer has…

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Literature

Legend, Prodigy and Champion

Legend Prodigy Champion Review

Legend, Prodigy and Champion are all that a Young Adult books lover can ever wish for. “Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.” He is just a teenager, but he is one of the most wanted criminals in the Republic. He is a boy from the streets who takes from the oppressors and gives hope to the common people.…

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Literature

Vampire Academy : When Dimitri Calls Rose ‘Roza’

I have just completed a marathon read of the 6 books in Vampire Academy series. A young adult fiction series that was highly addicting. Though the books could have done with quite a bit of editing, I don’t feel like complaining because of the fun I had. In the universe of Vampire Academy, there are evil undead vampires (Strigoi) hunting the good mortal vampires (Moroi). Damphirs (half human & half Moroi) dedicate their lives to guard the good vampires. For young teenage damphir…

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Pretty Little Liars

pretty little liars review

Its no secret I like young adult stuff.. it's going to take a while, if ever, for me to grow out of that phase. Specially if there are series like this one out there. A group of pretty and stylish looking young girls around a dainty white table hiding a secret. This poster has often caught my attention, but I did not think of watching it till I came to know a friend with similar taste in shows watches it. That was…

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Television

Damon Salvatore

damon salvatore

I read this and thought of Damon Salvatore..   “Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with and love shouldn’t be one of them.”   There is definitely nothing mediocre and everything mad, passionate and extraordinary about Damon Salvatore’s love. The love he had for a ruthless selfish vampire, and the love he has for a lovely modern day girl.   I read Vampire Dairies…

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