About(from Goodreads): ‘Ayesha thought for a bit. Her parents had told her never to talk to strangers. But they hadn’t mentioned anything about strange dolphins.’
Ten-year-old Ayesha has everything an adventurer needs—courage, cleverness, creativity, and a complete lack of caution. But even Ayesha has to admit that the mission Shekina (the Queen of the Seas, no less) has charged her with may be slightly out of her league.
After all, it does involve saving the world. Of course.
And it’s not like she has a fire-breathing dragon or a super-smart android as a sidekick. Try a snarky surfboarding snail instead.
Join Ayesha as she jumps headlong into an extra-extraordinary adventure that takes her halfway across the world (and a little beyond).
My review: First of all I found the cover fascinating. And I couldn’t resist reading the book after going through the blurb…… The book was gripping and my attention didn’t waver a bit!
Also many beautiful illustrations were there which made me feel as though the story was unfolding in front of my eyes….. I could literally feel the breeze, the water, the adventure. It was a refreshing read tbh.
“There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.”
A quote from the book.
Title: Just Listen
Author: Sarah Dessen
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything” — at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf’s Department Store.
This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong.
Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen’s help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.
My review: This was a totally new experience….. But I loved it. I don’tknow why, but all the same I loved it….. It taught me soooo many things. One of my posts: Working towards the middle is dedicated to this book. I can’t find the right words but just understand this that it is a ‘ must-read’.
I am back with another book review. This is my favourite and I think most book lovers will like this book😁
Title: Pages & Co. Tilly and the Bookwanderers
Author: Anna James
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
About (from Goodreads): Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.
One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of `book wandering’ – crossing over from the page into real life.
With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face
My review: Tilly Pages loves reading and lives with her Grandparents above their beloved bookshop ‘Pages & Co’ .Tilly’s Mum disappeared just sometime after she was born.
Soon Tilly realizes that people can travel into books……They are called ‘Bookwanderers’. She is pulled in the magic of bookwandering .Tilly with the help of her friend Oskar try to solve the mystery of Beatrice’s (Tilly’s Mum) disappearence. She also meets Alice and Anne!!!
I really loved reading this book❤️❤️❤️❤️Anna has done a fabulous job on this book. I am going to read the sequels soon as I am soooo excited!!! I always imagine if I too could bookwander☺️it would be awesome 😁
I passed my ABACUS LEVEL 2 exam!!!! 99/100 😁. I was sooo nervous😰😰😰I studied whatever I could get my hands on, we had got the paper 4 hours before the exam( but of course we didn’t cheat😁)and the paper turned out to be damn easy*lol*😂
Hi everyone, these are the latest books I have read. So let’s start…..
1.’The Nancy Drew ‘series written by Carolyn Keene. So basically the whole series is about a girl of eighteen who is an amateur detective. Her mind is full of logic. So she solves different mysteries with the help of her friends Bess and George(George is a girl) and her father and kindly housekeeper Mrs. Gruen. I loved her , it’s so full of suspense and mystery . People from age 10 to above can read this .
2.’Educated‘ by Tara Westover. So actually this is a memoir and is an international bestseller. Here Tara’s father thinks that public schools brainwash chlidren about religion so Tara and her siblings are uneducated. They don’t believe in hospitals, so her mother uses herb to cure them. Eventually Tara wants to get education. This is a journey of a girl who grew up between radical father and violent brother, it’s how her life changes.
3. ‘Percy Jackson and the lightning thief‘ by Rick Riordan. Percy is a half blood which means he is the son of a Greek God and human being. He has to face various challenges and his life is very difficult.his life has taken a sudden twist and now his baffled about what to do ,he has to go to the camp Half Blood where he Learns to fight with Monsters and how he finishes his quest. Rick Riordan has done amazing work.
4.’Percy Jackson and sea of monsters‘ by Rick Riordan. This one is much better than previous one in this the son of the sea god has to go in the sea of monsters that is the sea with monsters to retrieve the golden fleece which will save Thalias tree.
Next is my vintage classics collection. From this the review of ‘A Little Princess’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett has been given some time back… Here is the link -a-little-princess-book-review The remaining are here….
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken. This is fiction and is about 2 girls, (Bonnie and Sylvia) and their adventure. What happens when a misfortune happens and their governess Miss Slighcarp, turns out to be wicked. They both together go through a lot. This book is worth reading and is recommended to age groups from 9 year onwards.
Five Children & It by E.Nesbit. We all think that if we had a chance to ask for a wish what all we will ask. But what happens when you do get a chance? 5 children and It is about five siblings who find a psammead ( sand- fairy) and ask for wishes which leads to many adventures. Amazing book , recommended for age 9 to teens.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Mole who comes out of his hole and meets his friend Rat and as they venture forth in the Wild Wood to meet Badger. And go on a trip with old silly Toad. But what happens when Toad has his interest in motor cars which leads them to many adventures. Go on a journey with them and enjoy their adventures.🙂 Recommended for age 8 to 20.
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This book is about a boy named Cedric. He lives in NY with his mother. It turns out that he is the grandson of an Earl. Now he has to be: Little Lord Fauntleroy. Follow Cedric and go into his world . And the let me tell you that the Earl is the most grumpy, grouchy and feared man in England. But Cedric is not a normal boy. Recommended to age 8 and above.
So this is it for now, but don’t worry there are more to come. I Bye for now.