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    Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow

    Let me start off by saying that I had no clue about the plot before reading The Ten Thousand Doors Of January. I had seen a few bloggers rave about it online and when it did show up on my NetGalley feed while I was browsing for books, the cover instantly caught my attention. So I thought why not? Did I think I’d get accepted to read the early copy? Not at all. Am I glad that I did? Read on to find out. About The Book In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she…

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    Book Review: Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale

    I first heard about Milk Teeth a couple of months ago on Instagram. I knew the book was set in Mumbai so when found out that it was available for free on Kindle Unlimited I immediately picked it up. So what did I think about it? Read on to find out. About The Book Childhood allies Ira Kamat and Kartik Kini meet on the terrace of their building in Matunga, Mumbai. A meeting is in progress to decide the fate of the establishment and its residents. And the zeitgeist of the 1990s appears to have touched everyone and everything around them. Ira is now a journalist on the civic beat,…

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    Book Review: Call Of The Raven by Wilbur Smith

    I love Wilbur Smith. But until now I had only read two of his books so when I saw NetGalley offering Call Of The Raven I immediately requested for it. I am so glad I did because this book was one amazing read. About The Book The son of a wealthy plantation owner and a doting mother, Augustus Mungo St John is accustomed to the wealth and luxuries his privilege has afforded him. That is until he returns from university to discover his family ruined, his inheritance stolen and his childhood sweetheart, Camilla, taken by the conniving Chester Marion. Fuelled by anger, and love, Mungo swears vengeance and devotes his…

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    Book Review – Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

    Anybody who knows me will know what a massive fan of Jeffrey Archer I am. I’ve been reading his books for years now and his writing never fails to surprise me. When I heard that he was releasing a new series I was ecstatic! So imagine my joy when Pan Macmillan India emailed asking for my address because they wanted to send me a proof copy of his latest book to read and review. Thank you so much Pan Macmillan India for sending me this book. I cannot stop thanking you because you had made a girl very happy. About the Book This is not a detective story, this is…

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    Harry Potter: Why You Should Read The Books

    I am obsessed with Harry Potter. I was first introduced to the series when I was around nine or ten years old. My brother and I were looking for something to watch and we stumbled upon Chamber of Secrets playing on HBO. It took me only a few minutes to realise how much I loved the wizarding world. Fast forward to a few years later and by the time I turned fifteen I had already watched each movie several times to the point of knowing every dialogue by heart. I had taken the Pottermore quiz and I knew all my Harry Potter facts through and through. There was only one…

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    Book Review – Mageborn (Book 1 of The Hollow King) by Jessica Thorne

    I was browsing through NetGalley a few weeks ago when I came across Mageborn by Jessica Thorne. The book is the first of The Hollow King series and after reading this I cannot wait for more! About The Book The life of an orphan soldier becomes entwined with that of the mysterious heir to the throne, whose very presence draws out the secret magic living inside her: a magic that breaks every law she is duty-bound to uphold… The room is small and dark. Row upon row of jars line the shelves, each one sealed with blood-red wax. The seal’s mark is a twisted circle of briar with gleaming, gold-tipped…

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    Book Review – All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    I don’t really remember when or how I heard about All The Light We Cannot See. I was scrolling through Amazon and the book was on sale which prompted me to buy it. All I knew about the book was that it was set during WW2 and involved a blind girl. Also, the cover intrigued me. About The Book Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them, they carry what…

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    Book Review – Of Curses And Kisses by Sandhya Menon

    A few weeks ago, I heard about Of Curses And Kisses on Twitter and knew I had to read it. It had been a couple of days since I restarted my blog after my short hiatus and I sent in a request to read this advanced copy. I was over the moon when I got an email from NetGalley saying that I had been accepted. About the Book Will the princess save the beast? For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds…

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    Book Review – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

    Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kind-hearted to collect his debts. They face poverty until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge – and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord.Irina’s father schemes to wed her to the tsar – he will pay…

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    Let’s Talk About Book Covers

    The saying goes to “never judge a book by its cover” but lets be honest here, I’m sure that is what all of us have done on a number of occasions. I have mentioned in a couple of my blog posts about how I love pretty book covers and that got me thinking, do pretty covers determine what we decide to read? I recently ran a couple of polls on my Twitter account to back me up on this assumption. I had asked my followers the below questions and out of 100 the results were as follows:- Do you judge books by their covers?83% voted Yes and 17% voted No.…