Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Review - The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky by Holly Smale

Title: The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky

Author: Holly Smale

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 480

Introducing the valentines. Fame – It runs in the family! Sisters hope, faith and mercy have everything: fame, success, money and beauty. But what hope wants most of all is love and it doesn’t matter how far she has to go to find it. Except real-life isn't like the movies. Even if you're a Valentine... Happy girl lucky is the first hilarious, heart-warming book in the valentines series. From the internationally bestselling author of geek girl, Holly smale.

I had never read any previous Holly Smale's book, and I chose this book for a new experience. And I'm very impressed with Holly's writing style and now she is one of my favorite authors.
The book comes with a very attractive cover HarperCollins never compromises with the quality of covers they are one of the professional publishers in the world I must say.

Hope is the youngest of the famous Family, at nearly sixteen she isn't allowed in the spotlight yet but can't wait to be allowed as she dreams constantly of film style monologues and meeting the one, Hope is desperate for her future to begin. Hope has grown up in a famous family - her parents met on the set of a film - but out of the limelight. 

The Valentines have a family rule that has seen her coddled and protected from the media until she turns sixteen and Hope can’t wait. 
All she wants is to be allowed to start acting as everyone else did in her family. She has three older siblings who barely notice her, and parents who aren't really about, as the story progresses Hope becomes a much more layered and enjoyable character. 
She lives out her days fighting with her sisters, stealing their clothes. Hope’s daydreams appear in the novel as mini scripts complete with wistful actions and declarative dialogue.
There are a few cliches thrown in but there are also a few good one-liners and I enjoyed the family dynamic of the siblings. 

There are many interesting scenes present in the book which I haven't mentioned here to know that and to enjoy this amazing book do grab your copy of The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky by Holly Smale

Thank you, HarperCollins India for the copy


Cover: 5/5
Blurb: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Overall: 4.5/5

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About the Author-

Holly Smale

HOLLY SMALE wanted to write from the age of five when she discovered that books didn’t grow on trees like apples. Her passion for stories led her on a number of adventures, including modelling, teaching children in Japan, PR and backpacking across dozens of countries around the world. She has a degree in English literature and an MA in Shakespeare and Feminism from Bristol University.The Valentines series is the blockbusting follow-up to the number-one, internationally bestselling and acclaimed Geek Girl series, which sold over three million copies in thirty languages and won the Teen and Young Adult category of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

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Thursday, 4 April 2019

Review - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling

Title -  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author - J K Rowling

Publisher - Bloomsbury

Pages - 352

Blurb- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first novel of the much appreciated Harry Potter series. An abridged version of the same novel, this book has been brought out by Bloomsbury Press for children aged between eight and twelve years. The story unfolds with a letter arriving for Harry Potter, a simple boy, that brings with it a dark secret. The letter reveals to Harry Potter that both his parents were wizards and were killed by a Dark Lord’s curse when he was just a baby. Thereafter Potter's journey to the Hogwarts, a school of wizards brimming with magic, mystery and enchantment, spins out into a fascinating tale. After his journey to Hogwarts, young Harry learns of a missing stone — a stone which can be both terrifying and valuable at the same time, depending on who possesses it and how one uses it. Will Harry Potter and his friends be able to get hold of the stone is how the story unfolds from here on? It is here Harry Potter’s long journey spread over 7 books really begins. In simple words and rich prose, this children’s edition rightly captures the essence of the Harry Potter’s first novel and promises to take the children on an enchanting ride to the magical world order.

ReviewHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling It's not just a story that you will read you will feel too, the characterization and the gripping story takes you to some different imaginary world, you won't even think that does this world exist or not. you will fall in love with each and every character present in this book. you may have seen the movie but I bet you will enjoy this novel more than the movie. in the movie, many scenes were skipped or not picturized just to keep the film short and not too long but in this book, you will find many things which aren't present in the film. now I became a fan of the Harry Potter series and I've decided to complete entire series by end of this year. I would like to thank one of my reader friend who suggested me to read this book. and you know what I haven't any movie of harry potter series which is the best thing. I will watch each movie in the series after reading the book of that part. to compare the differences.


Cover: 5/5
Blurb: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

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About the Author-

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and been translated into 78 languages.

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