Reviews written by Krutula Nair

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January 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Extremely disappointing

Blessed is the kind of book that leaves you thinking ‘what the heck just happened’? I was a bit intrigued at the start, lost in the middle, left it there for two weeks and then was confused by the rest. The first half focused on the girls themselves and their...

January 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Good collection

Fairytale retellings in an anthology – I was so drawn in by it. I have read anthologies before, but I don’t think any retelling-based ones. So, while it took me some time to finish it, thanks to some slow stories around the middle of the book, I am glad I...

January 03, 2014 (Updated: January 03, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Keep your tissues ready

I have read only one of Elizabeth Scott’s books before – Perfect You – and I had loved her style of storytelling. It focuses on relationships between people and she writes them so wonderfully that you can feel every emotion in the character. The characters themselves are so well-rendered and...

January 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
My new favorite couple!

Oh, Laini Taylor! I love her writing and if I thought I couldn’t love it more, Night of Cake & Puppets just did. It had the most magical first date in the history of writing, ever! I declare Mik X Zuzana to be my new favorite OTP from the Daughter...

January 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Great concept

Just Like Fate is an innovative concept – the what ifs of life. There are so many things in life we regret – things that make you want to take back something, not make a particular decision. The story follows one such decision made by Caroline, on the night her...

January 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Very realistic

I choose to read 5th Wave for New Year’s Eve because what better way to end the year, right? I was so glad I did. The book entrapped me from the first page – it was so realistic and I was immersed in the experience. The whole body-snatcher alien theory...

January 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Good structure

The first thought that comes to my mind after reading The Almost Girl is that it had really good story-building. Alternate universes, with one technologically far ahead of ours, from where a duty-bound soldier girl comes into ours. Also, in that world, children are brought up differently, and basically are...

November 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
I am in love with this book

After his ordeal in The Lost Prince, Ethan and Kenzie are back from Nevernever. A week has passed and though Ethan has accepted that They will come knocking soon, he is not ready for such a quick return. His family and Kenzie’s family are both upset at him and he...

November 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
For all anime fans

In an industry where almost all the top YA novels are set in US or somewhere like Europe (even those are rare), Ink is fresh and exotic with its Japanese setting. I honestly was intrigued because for the first time, I was reading a YA book set in Japan with...

November 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
2.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A
Good lore but poor execution

Conceptually, The Forgotten Ones drew me in with the Irish folklore. Stories of faeries are interesting to me and that was the reason I picked it up. In the Danaan trilogy, I found the folklore on which it was based to be good, and while it had lot of potential...

November 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Multi-layered storyline

The BZRK books are like reading a video game – totally exhilarating and leaves you breatheless with nervous energy. The first one had these epic nano battles which I enjoyed so much and the entire world that Grant constructed was amazing. In BZRK Reloaded, while I was a bit disappointed...

November 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Amazing world-building

The thing about BZRK I liked the most is the world-building. Yes, it is not exactly a fantasy nor a dystopic novel and is it set in our present world. But there is another world in additional to ours, the world at the nano level. The macro and nano worlds...

November 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Kind of an okay dystopian

Breathe has a very interesting premise – in a futuristic world, oxygen has become a commodity and breathing is a privilege. The people are trapped by their dependence on this vital gas. When I began the series, it came off strongly as a Hunger Games-Under the Never Sky combo. Trapped...

November 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Too many feels

Book finales are always tricky. You want them to have a good ending and everything wrapped up in a nice little bow. Allegiant was the most-awaited book this fall, I guess, and pretty much every Divergent fan was waiting to see how Roth ended this series. The...

November 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Good sequel

In comparison to Breathe, Resist did better than it’s prequel. Here, all of them are separated – Alina and others from Grove are heading to Sequoia and Quinn and Bea along with Jazz are following them. We get another POV in this book, in the form of the pod minister’s...

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