The Hazel Wood

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When did fairy tales become this creepy? The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert kept me on the edge while I would read it past midnight. The concept of this book is innovative – stories and their power to infuse into real-life situations creating chaos. In this case, the lives of people. And luck. And reality.

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Part 1 – Place and Food

I believe the beginning of any new journey or learning is always the most difficult. I mean, I shifted to Edinburgh on 9th September 2018 and it is now, 14th November 2018 that I have finally decided to sit down and start writing β€” in the midst of all my assignments, projects, presentations and so on (read procrastination).

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We Are Okay

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is so painfully beautiful that I am yet to cure the hangover of it after I finished reading. It is a story about a late teenager named Marin Delaney who is raw with desolation as she desperately moved to New York for her college from the California coast. When I started reading the book, it definitely had the sadness undertone in its writing. You can feel what Marin talks about when she is nervous about her best friend from her past visiting her for 3 days in her hostel while all she wants is to be left alone during the Christmas break.

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