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A New Name!

Hey, guys.Hope you are having an awesome day 🙂 I have some exciting news which I wanted to share with you guys.

I have a new name.Yayyy!

Well not me obviously, I am still the little old me but my blog has a new name and as you guys can see, It’s LIVELY PAGES.

So the reason behind the name change is that when I started this blog, it was kind of a spur of the moment decision and I haven’t given much thought to the name of the blog.I just named it after the first thing that popped into my mind, aka BookHearts Forever.But after 5 months, I decided that a little change was necessary.I have thought about this for a long time and I came to the decision that Lively Pages sounds like the perfect name for my blog.So now my little baby blog is no longer BookHearts Forever and from now on, it’s going to be Lively Pages.

I am really excited about this change and hope that you guys love it too.My exams are going to start in a few months but I will try to post as regularly as possible since I got my Internet connection back.

Do you guys like the name? Also, tell me how did you guys come up with a name for your blog? I would love to hear the story. Let me know in the comments 💬

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Arc Review: The Upside Of Unrequited

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Okay, that was adorable and funny and cute.I literally have no words for the cuteness overload.I might have fainted from it too.

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It’s no secret whatsoever that I love Simon Vs The HomoSapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and I was eagerly waiting for her second book, The Upside Of Unrequited.Let me tell you that this book hasn’t disappointed me at all.I had the amazing opportunity to receive an ARC of the book.Thank you, Balzer + Bray for providing a copy of the book.

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MARCH WRAP-UP //What did I read?

First let me start off by saying that I am sorry for being MIA for nearly 2 weeks.My Internet connection has been crappy for the past 10 days and I am trying to get the problem solved but it’s taking time.
But I miss blogging so much and I miss blog hopping too.And I miss all you guys!
I am hoping that it gets solved quickly. I am writing this post on a pretty weak signal. Fingers crossed it stays till I finish this post.

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Review: A Thousand Pieces Of You

That was a exciting and thrilling adventure,one I am sure I will always remember.

I have to admit that I have never read something by Claudia Gray.I know,I know,you are probably thinking what’s wrong with me.But let me assure you that my childhood did not involve the Evernight series,I was somewhat fed up with vampires after a certain point.

But coming to the Firebird,I am glad that I got the chance to read this.There were so many things I loved and things that tested my patience but in the end,this was a fantastic novel.

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Arc Review: Hunted

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I have been waiting for this book for a long time since I absolutely adore retellings.

Especially the Beauty and the Beast .It might be Belle’s love towards books that I relate to or might be that I watched the Disney movie atleast a dozen times(it’s always fun to watch disney movies,okay?You are never too old to admire Disney).

But Hunted took a different approach to the Beauty and the Beast.The protagonist,Yeva is a huntress who is fierce and loves the wilderness.Her father is a wealthy merchant who unfortunately looses his fortune and moves to their near the woods.Which gives Yeva a chance to be near the woods she loves.

WHAT I LIKED:

–> The writing is lyrical and pleasant.It just flows through and takes you on a adventure.
–> Yeva is,thankfully,not the annoying MC we usually see.She cared about her family and we hear the story in third person from her POV.And we also get the snippets from the Beast in between her chapters which were cryptic.
–> Yeva’s sisters were good,not the petty,mean or selfish kind we see usually.So that’s a fresh change.
–>I adore those dogs they have,Pelei and Doe-Eyes.
–> The Russian folklore weaved through the story was perhaps the most surprising thing in this book.I love learning any new mythology or culture.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:

–>The story does start off a bit slow but if you stick through it,you will find it interesting.
–>The ending was not something I expected.It went in a different direction.

At the end,I can say that Hunted is one of the best retelling of Beauty and the Beast I have read.

**Thank you for the publisher for providing an ARC.

MY RATING

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Publisher: HarperTeen

Page Count: 352 pages

Release date: March 14,2017

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Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

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Review: The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life

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I had such high hopes for this book.I heard many people taking about the author’s previous book,Aristotle and Dante and I admit I was very excited to read this.

But (there is always a but,isn’t it?),I was disappointed and I feel let down somehow.Don’t get me wrong I am not saying I hate this book,just that there were some things that I didn’t like and they kind of caught me off guard.

It started okay in the beginning and the writing is profound and heart felt but sometimes it felt a bit choppy like cutting some parts off the story.The characters are good and I liked Sal very much,especially his Dad.

But Samantha on the hand was a difficult character to read about.I get her and I feel that she grew up somewhat by the end but she comes off being righteous and a bit insulting to Sal.

The best thing in this book is that it has no romance and features an amazing friendship between Sal and Sam (and Fito how can I forget him?) But it does not have much of a plot for a book which is over 400 pages long.And the stereotyping about being gay,like “My dad taught her that — he taught both of us. You know, for a gay guy, my dad was pretty straight.”,I just couldn’t get over it.

I had many issues with it.All in all,if you want to read it,go give it a try.It does educate about some serious issues but I don’t like how some things were handled.

RATING: 3/5

The first day of senior year:

Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.

Suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and discovering that he no longer knows who he really is—but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

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