Reviews written by Krutula Nair

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October 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Loved the alien-mermaid fusion

Lost mermaid princess. No, lost alien mermaid princess - how could that not attract me to the book? Technically, she's not a mermaid since they are like an evolved marine species but you get my drift - the book's idea itself drew me towards it. With the influx of paranormal...

October 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Good storyline

Evanescent picks up 3 months after Everlast - with Allie as the Queen of Nerisette and trying to rule her kingdom - not an easy task with different species of magical beings who have had centuries of mistrust against each other. While rebuilding the castle and trying to secure peace...

October 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Good fantasy but needs more character development

Everlast is the story of Allie, who was raised from childhood on the stories of Nerisette believing them to be fairy tales. One day, however, she and her friends are pulled in through a book in the library into the World of Dreams, where Fate rules supreme and Allie is...

September 28, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A
Dark and interesting

The premise of Pretty Dark Nothing was quite interesting – Qiunn Taylor has been tormented by her dreams which are now bleeding into reality. The dreams are actually demons who are continuously taunting her – whispering ugly truths and cruel lies into her mind. She thinks she is going insane...

September 25, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Stronger protagonists

When I had read The Redemption of Ajax, I wasn’t so sure about the series you know. It was a bit Lords of the Underworld-ish to me – these immortal warriors looking for their soulmates and stuff. Sasha and Ajax – their story was cute but a bit insta-lovey and...

September 24, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hunger Games meets Gamer

The story of Countdown is kind of Hunger Games meets Gamer (the movie) where Kira is an unwilling participant in a game where criminals go through deadly and dangerous levels for the ultimate prize. The Network is underground and illegal, making the game high stakes and since the Subscribers love...

September 23, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
beauty and the beast feels

Okay, this book gave off Beauty and the Beast kind of vibes to me. The story is quite similar – Jax is a Son of Hell, basically a being that cannot find love except in the arms of an Anabo, which are quite rare. Even when he finds Sasha, she...

September 21, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Forget aliens, the parasites are the bigger threat!

When I read the blurb of Parasite, I knew I had to read the book. Being a sci-fi buff and having completed my education in Biotech, this one was just made for me (let a girl dream, okay?). So, the story goes like this – it is narrated by Sally...

September 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Good genre bender

The thing with Viral Nation is that it blended different genres - time travel, a virus apocalypse and dystopia - seamlessly. When I first read the blurb I wondered how these different plots could be mixed. You have a virus epidemic that spread, and it naturally leads you to a...

September 16, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Greek musical

Portia Griffin has been mute for 16 years - a fact that she has gotten used to. She is content with life - has loving parents, a deaf best friend who understands her disablility, a music obsession and a love for birds. But as she turns 16, a new power...

September 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Best finale book ever

Ashes, Shadows and Monsters – this trilogy has been a roller coaster ride of emotions for me. I have never read survival novels, simply because I used to feel they are so depressing and slow. But Monsters wasn’t like that – the first few chapters were a bit slow, with...

September 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Breath-taking book

With the way Ashes was, I knew Shadows was going to be good, or even better. Ilsa Bick sure didn’t disappoint. I thought Ashes was exhilarating with it’s lush descriptions, amazingly written scenes but Shadows takes it one level higher. You start the book prologue with a shifting perspective –...

September 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Breath-taking book

Quite often you come across books that when you read you think, where had this book been all my life? Why the heck did I not read this until now? Let me start by saying I never read any survival based stories until now – I thought they were too...

September 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
A great installment

First I would like to comment on the title – that’s a big plot giveaway! I was wary of Five and was proved right. So, moving on – The Lorien Legacies series has really grown – it was apparent in the writing of this book. I am Number Four wasn’t...

September 04, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Exciting dystopia

Quite often you come across books that when you read you think, where had this book been all my life? Why the heck did I not read this until now? Let me start by saying I never read any survival based stories until now – I thought they were too...

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