The Hamilton Book Tag!

dear readers:

I’ve started blogging it up again ! anyways obsessed with Hamilton over the summer holidays again! so why not. Also, i tag whoever wants to do it!

1. The Room Where It Happens: Book world you would put yourself in

is that even a question HOGWARTS in a heartbeat, I’m waiting for you Malfoy!

2. The Schuyler Sisters: Underrated Female Character

Yelena Zaltana from the poison study! what a badass she is though yes queennnn

3. My Shot: A character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them

Izzy lightwood she will fight for Simon fr fr

4. Stay Alive: A character you wish was still alive [warn for spoilers!]

IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE INFERNAL DEVICES LOOK AWAY

straight up will Herondale so he could see jem omg

Burn: The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read [warn for spoilers!]

celena and dorian my heart

6. You’ll Be Back: Sassiest villain

victor vale from vicious!

7. The Reynolds Pamphlet – A book with a twist that you didn’t see coming

looking for Alaska

9. Satisfied: a Favorite book with multiple POVs

falling kingdoms!

10. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: A book/series you feel like will be remembered throughout history

can i say twilight

keep smiling sunshine 🙂

Ramona blue by Julie murphy (spoiler-free) review!

  • dear readers;

before I start I just like to say a quick word on whats been going on, firstly I am aware of the promises I made to be more active and post more but sometimes things happen stuff changes and I needed an adjustment period and for a moment think about if blogging for something I really wanted to pursue and it turns out I still have a die-hard love for writing and reading and I never want that to ever leave, and secondly happy new year! I hope this year is everything you ever want and more I hope its full of happy moments, learning moments and altogether a blast. okay, I’m rambling I’m going to stop and start this review.

Image result disclaimer; this book was sent to by harper360 for an honest review thank you so much to them for giving me the chance to review it 

rating: ♦♦♦♦/5

Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever.

this was an amazing feel-good book and an original for me its main protagonist Ramona is a 6’3” teen with blue hair who lives in a deteriorating trailer with her dad, sister, and sister’s boyfriend. I think she had a lot of relatable struggles with figuring out WHO she was. And I love looooved her and her sister’s close bond. I haven’t read anything like this before.

I know it is going to be important to a lot of people. It is very well done and it believable. I think that’s the biggest thing – I believed what was written. Some parts did slightly irritate me, such as the use of repetitive words like how they describe Freddie who happened to be black it was just like ” lets just put a black character in there ” he could have been described a whole better

This story takes all the horrible sad things happening in Ramona life and makes it into a positive outlook something the reader automatic relating to your own life I also loved Freddie he was such a warm person and I think he just perfect and he loves food which is also great, Murphy did a wonderful job of making you understand and feel so stressed for Ramona, really grasping what she was going through and it was heart racing. And while I did understand her hardships, it had excellent diverse YA contemporary

Ramona group of friends were just so great. I loved Ruthie and Saul maybe the most, actually. I recognize the necessity of Hattie’s role as selfish but still loving sister

The one thing that fell short of me was the swimming. Ramona was supposed to be madly in love with swimming but it felt like it was hardly touched upon. I wish that had been expanded more. Other than that, this was a wonderful story! It made me start asking questions and pondering about things. id recommend this to anyone who wants a quick read and with a storyline to stay engaged into,

a quote a really loved ;

Sometimes catastrophes split you in half, and even if all the pieces are there, they might not ever fit back together.

It’s sad that sometimes we let ourselves believe that if it’s not bad, it must be good.

-keep smiling sunshine

Godsgrave (spoiler free) review !

Dear readers;

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.4/5

Disclaimer ; this book was sent to by Harper voyager so thank you to them for an honest review

today post will probably be in my top 10 books of this year, it probably broke my soul and heart and my life no biggie not to be an a clever horse DO NOT LOOK AT THE PAGE COUNT YOU WILL GET SPOILED TRUST ME I DID AND I CRIED.

I don’t even know where to start first of all. I hate you jay but I love you too i don’t even know how to convey the plot in a few sentences because 90% of the time while reading i didn’t even know what was happening

This book opens up after the events in nevernight we are greeted with a vengeful mia out to kill everything standing in here way, there are a bunch full of new characters and a certain bae does return ❤️😉 I did slightly begin to get attached to eclipse the cat dog thing , Mia was smart & strong but she was real and I really appreciate that I was just supporting and rooting for her all the way because she’s a

It is a totally different vibe from the previous book I did however perfer nevernight a lil more but maybe that was because my fave, anyway be excited With twice more the action, blood, guts, violence in this one, The new characters introduced were wonderful as well, but I wished the members of the Red Church ministry, Naev, Adonai, Marielle, Hush, etc.) had gotten more page time. There’s still the third book to look forward to, though, so I’m confident that all of this will pull together into a spectacular conclusion.

 

Okay okay now time for my fave quotes !

“Death is the only promise we all keep. This life we live…there is room in it for love, Mia. But a love like autumn leaves. Beautiful one turn. A bonfire the next. Only ashes the remainder.”

“The wolf did not pity the lamb. The storm begged no forgiveness of the drowned.”

Thats it for today thank you for reading and I suggest you read this epic badass full of violence book that will mess your brains up – keep smiling sunshine 😊

if birds fly back by carlie sorosiak (spoiler-free) review!

dear readers

today’s post is a review of if birds fly back I was kindly send a copy exchange for a honest review so thank you again to my kinda book.

SYNOPSIS

Linny has been living life in black and white since her sister Grace ran away, and she’s scared that Grace might never come back.

When Linny witnesses the return to Miami of a cult movie star long presumed dead, she is certain it’s a sign. Surely Álvaro Herrera, of all people, can tell her why people come back – and how to bring her sister home?

Sebastian has come to Miami seeking his father, a man whose name he’s only just learned. An aspiring astrophysicist, he can tell Linny how many galaxies there are, how much plutonium weighs and how likely she is to be struck by a meteorite. But none of the theories he knows are enough to answer his own questions about why his father abandoned him, and why it left him in pieces.

 

rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5

SO WHERE DO I BEGIN ABOUT THIS FABULOUS BOOK. it broke me and made me laugh firstly Sebastian one half of the aim protagonist needs to be protected at all costs, i have read a lot of YA contemporary and this by far is so different the story is so original and i really appreciate that. i won’t say much but the ending will kill you .

Carlie is a YA debut author and is an extremely lovely and talented lady she has helped me through my times reading this book lol, her writing flows beautiful this book is fast paced . there was a part of this book that brings butterfly’s into my stomach the perfect summer story just so so cute .

It is a dual POV between linny is relateable and like everyone type of chick and Sebastian, is a charming nerd he is the best , WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LOVE ! also im going to try/bribe and commission Carlie to write a novel based on Sebastian mother and Micah and the banter please and thankyou .The book has great imagery, from birds to colours, and is set against Florida’s beaches and suburbia. Linny’s screenplay and Sebastian’s astrophysics quotes and the theories just add a touch to who they are , from Alvero himself, to Grace,

this book deals with a lot its heavy , deals with love,loyalty and most of all loss which was something i really connected with and how you cope when huge things are kept and found The relationships in this book were really well written Sebastian and his best friend have a great friendship full of funny, realistic ‘boys’ banter. Linny and Cass have one of the most realistic friendships. its all about growing up learing who are and all thing you deal with life all the good and the bad .

i highly recommend it -keep shinning sunshine 🙂

for what it’s worth ♥

dear readers ;

Hi, nice to meet you.. I’ve never been too good at hello and even worse at goodbyes i just have this urge to write (like i’m running out of time ) if you got that reference we can be best friends forever ! on to the point ..there so much in the world that i have yet to see , but all i see is pain come rain or shine its like the world wont let the sun breath. evil forces begin to inspire… makes me think how much hope must i hold because looking left i see people die at the hands of another and then right i see the hate filled people speak to kill another which is worse ?

why cant we spread more love , peace more freedom why kill a man because of his race why abuse a women because of a faith why hate those if they love without take why take an oath to serve and protect if that blood on your hands is next, why take my sisters and brothers lives because you cannot comprehend peace why ban country’s that are fleeing for a warzone that you hit,

why do we free thoses from jail due to them having higher education even though they murder many and lock up a man who looked like he was apart of “gang ” or he looked like “terrorist ” little did you know that man works 75 hours a week to provide food for his family so tell me !

who is wrong the society we live in or the people inside it why does my mother have to text me in the middle of the day to make sure i’m okay that i still breath that she still has a daughter why do i have to text my mother to be careful why do i fear for everyone innocent why… why do i know so much at such a young age why i’m a so scared to do normal thing like go on a train why do we have so much young Angels why is my grave seeming not so far .. why do you only enjoy us when we give you “exotic” foods why do you want me to dress like you ? why can’t i speak my language to my grandmother who gave you the right to tell me what to do Who !

why are we so uncultured , why do you praise a model for the cloth on her head when she wears it for a magazine why do to i receive abuse for wearing it. why do you think your better than we because you have less pigment in your skin , there i times where i just think it would have been so much easier for me to be born in a white household everyone would just accept me , but then i think ..

i am so  proud of myself ive come so far from being that little girl so worried about being accept the things i would lie to myself all the horrible things they used to say how they used to push me , laugh at me while i used to come to school with my mother they used to say things that will always stay with me till the day my time comes , but i thank them so much if it wasn’t for the abuse i received i wouldn’t be able to stand up for everyone that cant and for myself i am so strong nothing can break me … and the stuff i receive today i just think how horrible must it to be to go everyday of your existence having hate inside your soul it must be hard .

I’d like to thank you all for paying attention please if you take anything just stand up for someone anyone please it makes such a difference . and remember if you relate to anything here your not alone your never alone.

keep smiling sunshine 🙂

Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read tag !

dear readers ;

here a quick blog post hope you like this one i was tagged well asked by one of my good friend and fellow bookish person jewls 🙂 do check her out (https://www.youtube.com/user/JewlSapphire)

The Questions!
1) A really hyped book you’re not interested in reading?

game of thrones it never really spoke to me lol

2) A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing?

legend by marie lu sadly i read the first one a few months ago and it felt pretty bland to me personally divergent and the hunger games all together
3) A classic that you’re just not interested in?

dr jekell and mr hyde it gives me the creeps
4) Any genres you never read?

si-fi
5) A book on your shelves you’ll probably never actually read?

lol this is pretty easy a little life by Hanya Yanagihara its like 70000000 pages i do wanna read hopefully…..

keep on smiling sunshine 🙂

Carve the mark review ( semi spoiler ) 

Dear reader 

Today blog post is going to be about carve the mark which I was send by Harper Collins for a honest review thank you for giving my the opportunity to read this 

Rating : ⭐️/5 

So.. this book. This book. And the hype around it partly due to some booktubers that I really enjoy I went into carve the mark with not high nor low expectations as I really enjoyed divergent hated the last one  I Didn't know what to think . This is reason I will NEVER Read Veronica Roth and I don't recommend it unless you support racism and prejudice & profoundly lies and the main reason I was scared to write because I am speaking the truth . 

This has to be the most disappointing and upsetting book I have read it a while before I started it I was un aware of the brown bad guy vs the white good guy you guys probably don't know I am brown and POC DIVERSITY IS SOMTHING I BELIEVE IN EXTREMELY. in the beginning of my reading experience it was slow paced and longgg it dragged quite a bit and thing didn't add up to me partly could be my fault as I'm not a huge si-if reader .

Then a few days after I started reading my twitter exploaded talking about how it was racist and used the  dark skinned trope as the bad guy he is evil and all that bullshit which I was like "WHAT THE HELLL" and then to hear it has elements of white supremacy &TO TOP IT ALL OF VERONICA ROTH not even commenting on it really she was beating around the bush and then not to apologise and she was did something wrong blew my mind a bit ( apparently she wanted to wait Untill sales went up is very sad ) 

a dark skinned savage race that serve as the aggressors throughout the story. This isn’t anything new, but it is lazy, untrue and promotes problematic ideas of race and culture, this is extremely upset to me and to hear this big booktubers praise the book is like 😒😒😒 ( I know some have said they are sorry for not seeing it but the rest ) I'm like your suppose to see these traits and call them out 

In carve the mark , the first we get to the Shotet is the male main character, Akos, thinking about how “horrible , brutal, ugly ” the Shotet are. They kill his grandmother the reader is then told that cites of thuve who are Snow white since they are described by their ability to blush and their light eyes) still bear the marks of Shotet aggression.  

During the first  on pages  appearances of the Shotet is when they arrive unexpectedly at Akos’ family and murder his father before kidnapping him and his brother. 


** I would like to thank Justine Ireland for bringing this my attention some of this stuff   Because if I had kept on reading this book I would have eventually found out and it would have even put me of reading for a some time so thank you for suffering reading it so I wouldn't have to &I have used some things she has said because literally I don't know how to explain it any other way ***


These aspects of a make believe culture of savage war-like peoples have their roots in the beliefs and stereotypes used to other people of color in the real world. According to scholars of racial inequality, one of the ways groups are othered by the majority is by “using the values, characteristics, and features of the dominant group as the supposedly neutral standard against which all others should be evaluated.”* And we see that at length in both Carve the Mark 

  The language used to describe the warlike, brown skinned antagonist peoples contains judgments that stand in direct contrast to the belief systems of protagonists the reader is meant to sympathize with: 

Similarly, in Carve the Mark:
· The Shotet language is described as harsh, with sudden stops and closed vowels, unlike the beautiful, open vowel sounds of the Thuve
· The Shotet carve marks into their arms when they kill someone, meaning that both men and women have many scars, and this practice is seen as barbaric by the loving and peaceful Thuve
· The female main character, Cyra, describes her mother’s kinky hair as curly enough to trap fingers, while her curls are looser and allow fingers to flow through. The Thuve have straight hair.
· The Shotet have no home planet, rather they travel around the universe in pursuit of the current, a unifying life force that allows people to have gifts (all of which seem to manifest in violent ways in the Shotet, and it is even stated by a doctor that the reason Cyra’s gift causes her pain is because of her people’s tendency to violence)
· The Shotet ruling family is one that embraces violence, so much so that the matriarch is famous for having killed her brothers and sisters, contrasted against the scene of Thuve familial love that opens the story. This is further reinforced by the cruel treatment Cyra receives from her brother

· The Shotet kidnap Akos and his brother, who are Thuve, and force them into a life of what can most easily be described as brutal slavery.

  • All from that disclaimer is from Justine blog/web •

NOW THIS REALLY PISSED ME OFF THE REAL LIFE CULTURE THEY FOLLOW ( which can I say Veronica Roth should actually read into properly) WHEN THE SHOTET MAINLY FOLLOW NORTH AFRICAN ONES.    (including cultural markers that involve ISLAM ( which is my religion and to promote hate is disgusting) such as an annual pilgrimage and the use of cleric as a title to refer to a holy man).

The author are pulling from the old story tradition of the white hero versus the dark enemy. We see this constrict in many faced such as the many books or movies  where the American hero (usually white) faces down a dark skinned third world villain. It’s a popular construction , and one that relies on othering people of color to make it work.

With little to nonexistent that lead to real world racial profiling and structural inequality in treatment of minorities.  

The bottom line is that this book reinforces cultural white supremacy and becouse of this the reader Thinks that  brown-skinned people as evil in a literary context the cognitive paths for them to code brown-skinned people as evil in a real are reinforced.

and on that note that's it for today guys I know this is not somthing I normal talk about but I just wanted everyone be aware of this – keep smiling sunshine ☺️

Top 10 books I want read this year ! 

Dear reader ;

Firstly ,  wishing all my fellow muslims Ramadan Mubarak! , and to those who are not a blessed month either way second I’m sorry not been as active as I would have liked school just takes over my life and I just had a stressful exam season But on the more positive side SUMMER IS AROUND THE CORNER ! so expect to get sick of me 🙂 I need to stop rambling and just get started okay bye well not bye but see you later .

 -keep smiling sunshine 😊

Caraval by Stephanie garber ( spoiler-free) review !

Dear readers ;

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.4/5

Disclaimer this book was sent to me by hodder for a honest review

Synopsis:

Welcome, welcome to Caraval – Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

For today’s blog post it will be a review of caraval is available to buy from the 31st of January 2017 I highly recommend it 
This book is heavily magically influenced ITS ADDICTIVE truly amazing 😉 I’m still in shock if I’m honest , I’m confused ( but I’m always confused so nothing new there ) there so many twists and turns 

It’s like to think everything fine and then boom 💥 it changes completely which was refreshing the branding for this was perfect ” it’s the night circus in some ways and then its totally different it so creepy in a good way you get a real feel for it it was utterly mysterious Please do pick it up 

That’s it for today , – keep smiling sunshine 😊

Frostblood by elly Blake ( spoiler -free ) review ! 

Dear readers ;

Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

This book is the first in a saga by debute author elly Blake its action packed

Release date : 12 January 2017

Disclaimer :was send this by hodder for a honest review so thanks 

Synopsis :Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

It will be a review of frostblood by Elly Blake this book is actually amazing I absolutely adore both characters and this setting it’s quite whimsical such original idea done in fantasy 

One word ” arcus “is actually life goals I want my sarcasm to be the level of arcus he is basically madness and is very pretty 

I’ve finished this book in 48 hours it was incredibly fast paced and it was so much depth from the word percentage 12 paragraph it was such a emotional connection  between the characters and I felt as they complimented each other very well 

I was a bit wary before reading it it sounds like typical YA innocent girl meets boy strong badass boy will change her heart she would become to love him but it was totally opposite and was pleasantly surprised 

Hella excited, and fast paced i love all the twists and turn that take place it’s uttly crazy one word very compelling please do pick up highly recommended 

-Keep smiling sunshine 😊