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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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    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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    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…

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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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    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…