9 Books We’re Looking Forward To This September

As summer draws to an end and we turn the final pages of our summer reads, let’s take a quick look at which September releases are creating quite a buzz! The following nine books are the top picks by the Uncharted Routes team. Continue reading “9 Books We’re Looking Forward To This September”

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Movie Review

Let me just tell you right now, this film is solid 5 ⭐ , gold, coming of age material.

Based on a novel by the same name, penned by Jenny Han, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a story of a lonely half-Asian, half-American teen, Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) who is used to living life vicariously through her elder sister Margot Covey (Janel Parrish). She also writes love-letters to her crushes, but they’re a diary of sorts. These letters aren’t to be mailed. Ever. Continue reading “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Movie Review”

The Seven Deadly Sins [Tag]

This tag has been making rounds on book blogs and I came across it on Serendipitous Reads‘ blog (you’ll love her if you’re a bibliophile) and she tagged anyone reading the post. So here’s what I’m guilty of.

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Sirens, Pirates, Mermen and More…

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A prince may be the subject of myth and legend,” he explains, “but he can’t live in them. He should live in the real world, where he can create them.” He looks solemn. “You should pay less mind to fairy tales, Elian, or that’s all you’ll become.”

When he leaves, I think about whether that would be awful, or beautiful. Could it really be such a bad thing, to become a story whispered to children in the dead of night? A song they sing to one another while they play.

The literary fiction world is being dominated by YA authors popping in on the scene left right and center. Amidst this overcrowded genre, the sub-genre of retold fairy tales has carved a niche for itself and authors like Sarah J. Maas and Renee Ahdieh have ensured that mark won’t fade away with the passing of time. Continue reading “Sirens, Pirates, Mermen and More…”

Caraval Book Review

Book Name: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Genre: Fantasy, YA

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publication Date: January 31, 2017

Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Welcome, Welcome to Caraval! We want you to get swept away, but be careful of being swept too far away…”

That’s exactly what happened to me. I got swept too far away in the world of Caraval with no ways of getting back, only to patiently wait for the next book – which, luckily for me came out in a few months.

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Review of Three Dark Crowns

By Rukaiya Zohar

Ratings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A normal story of three girls, triplets, enjoying their 16th birthday party. But that’s exactly where normal ends because Mirabella, Arsinoe and Katharine are not your average triplets. They are THE triplets, the queens, all equally worthy of being on the throne. Like every other story, there can be only one who gets the throne. But the problem arises when the one who gets the throne has to kill her sisters prior to being the Queen of Fennbirn.  Continue reading “Review of Three Dark Crowns”