Reviews written by Maryam Mirza

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September 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Origin

After two hours of fangirling, and screaming over the fact that I got this book on it’s release day, I started it with fear, trepidation, and a whole lot of excitement. The cliff-hanger at the end of the last book was excruciating and I had no idea how bad things...

September 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
This Song Will Save Your Life

Music and not fitting in, two things I can totally relate to. I don’t always enjoy Contemporary YA, but this book was really good. I had a feeling this was going to be a sad, sad book, with themes like bullying, suicide and the likes. I wasn’t...

August 11, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
If You Could Be Mine

This is the kind of topic you see in shows like Taboo. This is the kind of book my mom would not be happy to find me reading. I don’t know about the laws of sex reassignment where I live but the issue of same-sex love is still kept under...

August 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Antigoddess

I went into this books with a lot of expectations. Because Anna Dressed in Blood was so brilliant, I expected this one to be no less, especially since the plot was so intriguing. Dying gods? That’s a first, keeping in mind that they are dying in weird ways, sprouting feathers,...

July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
More

The books did not disappoint at all. I was instantly engrossed, the narrative being super interesting and with good flow. The story follows Ava, a college student who is struggling to keep her scholarship together. She is assigned a Physics tutor who is a genius and a tad bit...

July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
When The World Was Flat

If you finish a book in one day, on the day when you have a big Iftaar party at your house, it goes without saying that the book is good. I’m not a big sci-fi fan, but what drew me to this book was the title and...

July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Matched

Think Delirium meets The Selection meets bits and pieces of Hunger Games and Divergent. To be honest, while reading Matched, I felt I was reading all the other dystopian novels I had read rolled up in one. The matching reminded me of Delirium. The banquet reminded...

July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Skin

It must be a weird coincidence that the last three books that I have read this week have all been about diseases that I hadn’t even heard of earlier. Secret For A Song by S. K. Falls (Munchhausen Syndrome) Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (Osteogenesis...

July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Cutting Room Floor

If there ever was a really messed up friend, it was Dez. I liked this book. I read it in two days because the only time I got was when I was commuting to and fro from college. And all the time when I wasn’t reading, I...

July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Truth About You and Me

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I’m a letter writing nut. I love writing and receiving letters (hint hint). So I was quick to request this book as soon as I read the blurb on Netgalley (that, and because I follow Mandy on twitter and there was quite a...

July 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Girl of Nightmares

It’s over? So soon? Already? Nooooo! I want more Anna! I want more Anna and Cas! No? Okay. =( Anyways, I ate this book up yesterday and oh-my-bloody-heart-and-soul, what an amazing treat it was. Tormenting, exciting and downright adrenaline pumping. I could almost feel...

July 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Anna Dressed In Blood

Anyone who really knows me, would know about my obsession with blood and dead girls. So it was no surprise that I would want to read this book as soon as I saw it. (And the cover, oh, the cover!) Whether I’d like it or not was an entirely different...

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