#BookReview : Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

This is an honest review based on personal reading experience. The content of this post is not influenced or promoted by any other sources.

Reading is the personal choice so is the review.

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About The Book:

In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird.

When Solomon stumbles into Laura’s solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her.

But while Solomon knows the world will embrace Laura, will it free her to spread her wings – or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free…

Lyrebird is a thoughtful, deeply moving love story; a story of the wild heart in us all and the quiet that lies underneath the world’s noise.

My View:

Cecelia Ahern, one of the most prominent name in romantic popular fiction should definitely touch the chords of her worldwide fans. With a very unusual and striking plot idea, this story needs a thumbs up.

A romance book that is too close to 450 pages may make you feel a bit clumsy to pick up. But I can make sure you wouldn’t even have the idea how the pages will flow by. It’ll make you glued in the book from the very first to last.

This is a book written with a beautiful effort. The book doesn’t have any extraordinary that’ll make literary snobs wow! But the book definitely has the juice that’ll make it worth.

The relationship is beautifully made between the characters. A lot of exploration with sounds is assumed as the name itself suggests that. Laura, the main character shows how to learn about the harsh realities of life and all a human needs is true love.

The book ends with traditional happy ending though it doesn’t feel bad after reading the book. Multiple plots are sum up together nicely that it feels compact.

Though the book makes me uncomfortable somewhere because it gives up the main scene certainly and goes extraordinarily fictional. And the character of Laura is sometimes made a bit downgraded in the sense an adult should work out.

But yet Laura is exceptionally great as showcased.

An easy and good read, fulfilling and covering every condition of a good book this is a worthy read.

I suggest you read this and it’s really a great read.

Oh! I forgot. You can picture the beautiful scenes of many places throughout the book and it may make you feel that you’re actually travelling there. Also, you may read this book in silence when you need a break. I hope it’ll make you feel good.

#HappyReading

Love 🙂

-Sarthak

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My Love Forever : The Fault in Our Stars

So, here it is. The small note I have wished for long to say something about.
Let’s start by saying I’m not yet fortunate to see the movie but lifelong blessed to read this two years back.
This is one of the best book (or best) I have read in my lifetime.

I don’t need to inscribe the story as it doesn’t need an introduction.
So here’s a little about my love for this.

Hazel and Gus Are Really Not Perfect but They’re Perfect Together.The Best.The Loveliest. The Sweetest.

People still love the John Green creation and always will be. I’m the one who gets extremely emotional while talking about this and talk for long,long and long.
I cried reading and laughed. That’s a mystery itself about the book. And I guess I’m not alone.
John Green is the man who didn’t only write a story but created a memory.
Written in the smartest way it makes you forget the other things happening around you. A lot of witty things for the laugh and a lot of sadness too which resulted in LOVE.
John Green’s look at cancer and how he showed it to us is remarkable and the reader should be enough thankful to him for his courage to show it to the world through a teenage love story. This is not a true story, but it is inspired by a real girl named Esther Earl who lost her battle to cancer when she was sixteen. John wrote this book in her honour, and it just makes the book have so much more meaning.
A book with full of humour.
“I love the openness that Gus and Hazel have with each other,” star Shailene Woodley said, in an interview with MTV News. “There seems to be this taboo, or this judgment, against teenagers being in love. I think this movie goes to show it doesn’t matter… when you find somebody that you share a soul with, that you connect with on that molecular level, it’s valid regardless of age.”

Below is an excerpt from the MTV post that I found relatable to my words.

“The best love stories involve actual human beings, who accept and love each other despite their flaws. So when Hazel realizes that Gus is a pretentious doofus… and falls for him in full awareness of it? Gold.

A perfect love story needs realistic, um, loving.”

“It’s not giving anything away to say that the saddest thing about relationships, young grasshoppers, is that they end — by choice, or not. A teenage romance that doesn’t fade to black the moment its heroes get together and instead dares to break our hearts into a million little pieces? Well, to borrow a line from the story itself, let’s just say that it was a privilege to love it. [Cue gross sobbing.]”

So yes, I love this book and probably more than any other and it’s beyond my explanation.
The book with spans of emotions that touched my heart!!!

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
“Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”
“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
“But I believe in true love, you know? I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.”
“I will not tell you our love story, because—like all real love stories—it will die with us, as it should.”

#BookReview: Finding Juliet by Toffee

I received this book as a review copy from tbcblogtours.com in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and opinions are entirely my own and no way promoted by any third party source.

Product Description:
Arjun is an incredibly nice guy who believes in true love and is waiting for it with open arms. He falls in love, not once or twice, but thrice. And every single time, happiness – like the girls he fell for – comes very close to him before pushing him away. His only pillar of strength in all his moments of grief and dejection is his childhood friend Anjali. Dejected by the games played by girls and fate, he leaves Hyderabad for Bangalore and ends up meeting Krish, an irresistible flirt. He understands Arjun’s predicament, pacifies him with his words and enlightens him about the most complicated species ever created by God – Women.And then, Arjun’s life changes forever. Will Arjun find the one he has been waiting for, or will he end up becoming a flirt? Will he ever taste lasting happiness? Join Arjun as he tries to figure out women and discovers the meaning of love, lust and life.. all in his journey of Finding Juliet.

My View:
When you start reading the book I’m quite sure this one will grab your attention. It’ll catch you in a way that you’ll relate to many incidents took place in your own life. To be honest, if you keep aside your typical ‘good literature reading’ mind you’ll thoroughly enjoy this book. One of the various reason to pick up this book is that it is simple, sweet and short. A worthy book for a light read.
If you don’t mind much masala and movie style plots somewhere then go and try it. Because a whole lot of things are put together to make a crunchy read.

Style:
The author’s writing style is simple and smooth. I liked the writing. Though it’s his second book he has done an excellent job and matured writing too.

So good to say after all I found the book to be a decent read on the aspects I mentioned above. I would suggest this book to read if you can compromise on some points.

P.S You’ll find the book at any bookstore or online.
#HappyReading