• Girl, Serpent, Thorn
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    Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

    I finished reading Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust yesterday and let me tell you that I am still not over it. I love fairy tales and stories that are inspired by them. About The Book There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a…

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    05 Things To Do During A Reading Slump

    Reading slumps. We have all gone through this at least once in our lives. In fact, I go through these quite often. I guess that is why it was easy for me to come up with a list of things that you can do when going through a slump. Talking from experience, a reading slump is one of the worst phases you can go through if you a book blogger! I mean, our whole blog and content revolve around us being able to lap up words and write about them right? Here are my top 05 tips on what you can do when you go through a reading slump. Ditch…

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    Book Review: Descendant Of The Crane by Joan He

    I just finished reading this book and my mind is completely empty of thoughts. It was that good! I cannot thank NetGalley enough for granting me my request to read the advanced copy of Descendant Of The Crane. You just gave me my new favorite book! About The Book Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable…

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    Tips On How To Read On a Budget

    We are all going through hard times at the moment and the one thing that helps us take our mind off reality is reading. But how do we do that when we are on a budget? Reading does not have to necessarily be an expensive hobby and there are several ways one can do that and be on a budget at the same time. After a little research and looking around, I came up with the following ways you can read on a budget. This post has been a long time coming. At the start of quarantine when bookstores were shut and I was looking for ways to read while…

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    Book Review: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

    Where do I even begin to talk about Stormblood? I have hardly read any science fiction novels so this would be a first. Did I enjoy it? Read on to find out. About The Book Vakov Fukasawa used to be a Reaper, a biosoldier fighting for the intergalactic governing body of Harmony against a brutal invading empire. Now, he fights against the stormtech: the DNA of an extinct alien race Harmony injected into him, altering his body chemistry and making him permanently addicted to adrenaline and aggression. It made him the perfect soldier, but it also opened a new drug market that has millions hopelessly addicted to their own body…

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    Book Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes released on 19th May 2020. The idea of knowing President Snows background had intrigued me but before I dived into that book why not read The Hunger Games book series first? I had only watched the movies before and wasn’t really interested in the books when they came out. I recently found the trilogy on Kindle Unlimited and thought maybe now’s my chance to read them all and so I borrowed them. What did I think about them? And did they live up to my expectations? Read on to find out. About The Book In the ruins of a place once known as North…

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    Book Review: Nightborn (Book 2 Of The Hollow King) by Jessica Thorne

    Nightborn is the sequel to Mageborn and the second book in “The Hollow King” series. I had earlier read and reviewed Mageborn on my blog so when I got the chance to read the second book I immediately requested for it. Did I enjoy it as much as the first book? Read on to find out. About The Book Like deep dark water, it pulls them down. The faint fire of magic within them flickers and dies. Their eyes turn black as night. They are nightborn now. Grace Marchant has been many things: streetwise orphan, rebellious servant, and now beloved companion of Prince Bastien, heir to the throne of Larelwynn.…

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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…

  • Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale
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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…