I was here 

I was here. Gayle Formann

Cody’s bestfriend Meg was found dead in a motel. Meg drinks some industrial poison and ends her life. This event comes hard to Cody as she was the most important person in her life. With grief and pain locked in her heart, she sets to find the answers on why Meg killed herself and why did she never share the pain. In the journey she comes face to face with a different side of Meg that she was unaware about. The hidden truths unhinges with blames pouring down the holes. 

The opening with long funerals and thoughts running Cody’s head and she moving to Tacoma to bring back Meg’s belongings kicks off the story. With simplicity the book is good. I just felt, a little more descriptive way of unfolding the secrets would have supported the mystery it had kept all the along. 
Ratings: * * *

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow.

-J.K Rowling

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real.” – Albus Dumbledore.

Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollows is the seventh and the last book in the famous Harry Potter series that begins with Voldemort and his Death Eaters having a meeting at Malfoy Manor. They are planning on how to kidnap Harry during his removal from 4 Privet Drive. Moreover, this part involves the trio on a journey to end Voldemort, the journey Harry and Dumbledore had set out to do. This is the part where war breaks out between good and evil. A flow of losses and gains are registered.

The sign of Deathly Hallow consists of Elder wand, invisible cloak and Resurrection stone. It is our choice that shows what we truly are far more than our abilities. Believe there is good in the world and the universe would plan the journey as such, believe that the world has only given you sadness and so will it. We are always taught to do good, be good and the good will come to us. Harry Potter and its series has summed up the everyday lesson we learn.

Written by Mayush

Rating: * * * * *

The Year I Met You.

We are too busy in running the race of the world that most of us have no idea about what they want in their life or what they want out of life. We are just chasing it until someone asks us to stop. Then, when we stop and look around we don’t exactly know where we belong. Life is too hectic these days that the surrounding keeps changing yet we never seem to notice the change.

Continue reading “The Year I Met You.”

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

-J.K Rowling

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”- Albus Dumbledore

This part of Harry Potter series talks about two things: rise of Dark Lord and the Half-blood Prince i.e. Snape. The above mentioned quote is a one-line summary of the book.

The Minster of Magic has a new President, as Mr. Fudge didn’t take things into action when he was warned about the rise of the Voldemort. There is a new character named Professor Slughorn who had the piece of memory that would solve how to kill the Dark Lord. Harry is taking private classes with Dumbledore and learning about How Tom Riddle became Dark Lord. At the same time, he comes across a book owned by “The Half-Blood Prince” where he finds out how to make the Potions in better ways. He uses some of the spells written in the book that turns out good and worst. Furthermore, there is a bit of heartbreaking as Ron starts dating Lavender Brown that creates rift between him and Hermione. Harry meanwhile discovers his feelings for Ginny.

Talking about if it covers what it states, well, there is a more less enough information about what the title is about. The half-blood prince is Severus Snape the Potion Professor who becomes Dark Arts teacher in 6th series of Harry Potter. The book has edited version of how the potions can be made perfectly and few dangerous spells noted down. Overall, this part is less interesting compared to other series of Harry Potter.

Rating: * * * *

Written by Mayush


Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix.

Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix.

-J.K Rowling

“We have all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we chose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

Lord Voldemort was always aware about his power and he used it to discard him hatred to the world for more power. Harry might not be aware but even growing up so harshly he still chose to be the better one. Our choices define us and we only get along with people who share similar views and opinions. One who seems good to us might be bad in somebody else’s eyes. But in the end, whatsoever we give to the world comes right back to us.

This book is the longest part and has a full pack of love, hate, anger, loss and excitement that has been carefully underlined. This book was an emotional roller coater for me and therefore it the most favorite book in all the series of Harry Potter.

During his stay in privet drive Harry finds out that Dumbledore had kept a watch upon him. This makes him mad as he feels like everybody is avoiding him and hiding information that he ought to know. Some witch and wizard come for his rescue and take him to the headquarters’ of the Order of Phoenix. This secret society was solely made to fight against Lord Voldemort. New characters and new words are invented here, which basically wasn’t in the book before. The relation between Sirius and Harry is so beautiful. There are new members in Weasleys’ family and Kreacher; an old elf is here too.

Dumbledore keeps avoiding Harry and his absence in school creates havoc in the school when Umbridge, member of Minister of Magic takes over the school. Harry starts his own society and is sharpening them for the upcoming battle between good and bad.

Written by Mayush

Ratings: * * * * *

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

-J.K Rowling

The fourth series, with bit more trouble and bit more action. Harry steps on the fourth year of his Wizardry schooling and surprises are always waiting at the door. The Goblet of Fire introduces the Triwizard tournament where Harry’s name appears even when he was an underage candidate. His best friend Ron and other schoolmates are shocked and mad about the cleverly act he has conducted. However, it was somebody else’s doing which is revealed at the last like every other parts.

The Goblet of Fire is the game turner for it opens trouble and great act of Magic. The friendship still remains intact after facing a bit of trouble. The new thing that is introduced here is the two new Wizardry School; the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang. Rita Skeeter, a reporter from Daily Prophet is there with her twisted stories too. Alastor Moody a new character is there as the Defense against the Dark Arts teacher. Facing the trouble, finding a way and saving the day, Harry is the chosen one.

Rating: * * * *

Written by Mayush

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

J.K. Rowling

This particular part, The Prisoner of Azkaban, is my second favorite. Because the secrets are revealed and I like it how friends stand by eachother. Moreover, from this book the plots and the stories starts to get connected. There is emotions and of course lot of magic and new spells. I really don’t have long list of reasons but I really love this part as the secrets, the lies are scratched off. Like really, I just love it. Continue reading “Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

J.K. Rowling

Who possess, the predisposition… I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.”


Rating: * * * *

Basically, I had only heard about this book and movie. My friends were big fan of it but I am very much not into universal thing so never thought of reading this particular book. Then, my sister came up with this information that stated, “Harry Potter’s series were the one of the top 10 most read books.” I felt like I have to read so that is how I got started. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Sputnik Sweetheart

Sputnik Sweetheart.

Haruki Murakami. 

We were wonderful traveling companions but in the end no more than lonely lumps of metal in their own separate orbits.”

I kept wondering what secret lies within this book but as far as I have understood, it simply explains longing. Longing for something that would make you complete as in make you whole. In the book we can find characters with that certain emptiness. Sumire, who wants to be a writer, quite a talented writer but lacks experience about life and is rather unaware about metaphor and humor. Continue reading “Sputnik Sweetheart”

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