August Wrap Up

Hey guys! August turned out to be a very good month for me in reading terms, I managed to read 5 books, which is very impressive for a slow reader like me. So let’s get started with the wrap up!

1- Ninth House By Leigh Bardugo

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

I have wrote a full review of it on my IG blog so you can check it out!

2- Just Like Fire By Sanam Asif

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

I really liked the storyline even though the writing style sounded a bit off at some points also there were some moments where I even felt lil bit confused with the settings and characters but since this is the debut novel of the author hence I totally understand that. Other than that the plot was extremely intrigued! I really enjoyed reading it, especially the slow burn romance was to die for!

3- Coyote Captive by A. N. Kim

My Rating: 4/5 Stars


It was surprisingly good! I really enjoyed it, storyline was pretty intriguing which caused me to devour this book in one day. it was a unique story with lots of romance! there were some graphics scenes too but all in all it was a great read!

4- Innocent Times By Gemma Owen-Kendall

My Rating: 2/5 Stars

I really do not have much to say about this book, there were couple of stories which i did enjoyed but honestly, I didn’t seems to get any YA kind of vibes from this book also I felt like the writing style was a bit childish at some points. I gave it 2 stars.

4- Ten Thousand Doors Of January By Alix E. Harrow

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

This book is definitely a masterpiece! I’ve become a fan of the author’s profound imagination, this book was literally like a emotional roller coaster ride, it made me sad, happy, anxious and whatsoever! The characters were wrote so marvelously and those footnotes and descriptions of scenery and everything, I mean, HOW CAN SOMEONE WRITE SO BRILLIANTELY!

Review Of Ninth House (Alex Stern #1)BY Leigh Bardugo

Title: Ninth House By Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Pages: 458

Publishing Date: 8th October 2019

My Rating: 5 stars

SYNOPSIS:

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

REVIEW:

I read the secret history by Donna Tartt few months back and that book was absolute masterpiece and really got me into dark academia so when I heard that Bardugo, one of my top favorite author is coming out with a gothic inspired novel, I was literally head over heels!

The character of our protagonist, Alex, was wrote with such a brilliancy, especially her backstory and trauma of her life were portrayed so well that I was nearly in tears but I wasn’t much surprise because I experienced same emotions when I read six of crows by Bardugo, she does miracle with her writing style, she really does have a way with making her readers feel the things through her words.

Now let’s talk about the plot, it was extremely intriguing with all the mystery and darkness, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the magic system, it definitely showed how much research was done by the author! The Settings and Scenery was so charming, it was like I myself was walking through Yale while reading this very book.

This book surely does fits for dark academia, I enjoyed every single page of this book, the intensity of suspense and how can I forgot those plot twist which made me cursed out loud for so many times (and I don’t curse much so you can totally feel the intensity of this book).

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book, it was one of those book where you just can’t find any flaws, everything was just amazing except that cliffhanger at the end (I loth cliffhangers), now my inside is literally aching for the next book!

Tour Stop for Circus of the Dead, Book One (Circus of the Dead, Book #1) By Kimberly Loth

Today is my stop for Circus Of The Dead Tour organized by MLC TOUR and I was selected for excerpt day so lets get started with it!

Title: Circus of the Dead By (Circus of the Dead, Book #1) By Kimberly Loth

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 232

Publishing Date: 18th December 2019

SYNOPSIS:

There are many ways to die at the Circus of the Dead.

You’re invited to witness them all.

Mom sent me all the way across the country to the Louisiana bayou to join the circus and help my uncle for the summer.  

Except there is something not quite right on this swampy cursed island, and after having my fortune told, I can’t leave.  

I try to escape, but Benny, an all too charming ghost gangster tries to kill me by feeding me to a tiger.

Thankfully I’m rescued by Samuel, the incredibly hot ringmaster who can’t be a day over twenty. Can he?

In addition to avoiding the human scorpion, staying away from the big cats, and having trouble figuring out who’s dead and who’s alive, I have to find a way to escape this horror show. Will I get out of the circus alive or will I join their army of ghosts and become a murderer myself? 

Welcome to the Circus of the Dead. 

EXCERPT:

“Can you tell me where I can find Luke Legrange?” I ask. The girl pops her elbow out. She’s wearing a sports bra and yoga pants, and her body is completely ripped. She looks about my age or maybe a few years older. “Who’s asking?” She has a thick southern accent but speaks much more intelligently than the ferryman on the way over.

“My name is Callie Spruce. He’s my uncle.” I look around at the run-down circus in the middle of a Louisiana swamp island. It’s the last place I wanted to be for the summer. And it looks like the so-called circus is dying a slow death. Which is appropriate, I guess, since it’s called Circus of the Dead.

QnA Session With Annie Woods, The Author Of “The AngelHeart Saga Trilogy” For MLC Tour.

Hello everyone! Today is my stop for ongiong MLC tour for “Beyond Forever” By Annie Woods and i got an opportunity to interview the author! so lets gets started with the interview.

Q. Did you started “first game forever” with the intention that it’ll be a series or you just went with the flow?

The image of Erica and how she moved to US for love came to me on a vacation in California over five years ago. Driving along Highway 1 the plot and the other characters crystalized; how she meets Sasha and falls heads over heels in love with him, but how difficult even such a strong love can be when reality hits with their different worlds. I immediately felt that this story was so strong that I just couldn’t let it go but had to try and write it down. The title First Came Forever came quite quickly too and I soon realized that I wanted to do this as a kind of backward love story, starting with the fairytale love instead of getting Prince Charming as the end game, but showing how hard it is to get fairytale love to work in real life. Especially when Erica gets teamed up with sports jock Tyler for her high school cross country practice and he somehow manages to get under her skin despite her dislike in him.

I started writing the outline for the book already on the plane back to Sweden and instantly fell in love with all the characters and wanted to know what would happen to them, so when I returned home I just kept going and couldn’t stop until I’d written the first book… I also soon realized that it needed to be a series to deal with all the things I came up with for the protagonists… So, yes, I think you can say that it was always meant to be a trilogy.

Q. Who are some of the authors/books who inspired you throughout your writing journey?

I adore and admire YA authors like Becky Albertalli, Rainbow Rowell, Mackenzi Lee, Casey McQuiston and Maggie Steifvater. Recently, I’ve also come across authors like Abdi Nazemian, Bill Koningsberg and Jamie Deacon and their books with amazing LGBTQ representation, which is something I feel very strongly for.

I also have to mention Stephenie Meyer, since the Twilight series was the series that really opened up my eyes for the YA genre, even though I’m not sure that I would love the series quite as much if I reread it now.

But if I have to choose one author, it would have to be J.K. Rowling, for the way she created a whole universe on her own and all the characters that you love and carry with you in your heart forever. With Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling has also helped so many troubled and lonely children, giving them hope and bringing them joy, it’s utterly amazing. There’s even a research study proving that the Harry Potter books help children to be more accepting of LGBTQ persons, so the books are literally making the world a better place!

Q. Do you want to experiment writing in any other genre too or you just want to stick to the YA romance?

I don’t know, really. As it feels right now, I think I will stick to my current genre for the foreseeable future. YA is my favorite genre both to read and to write. I have always loved teenage love stories, with all their intensity and all-consuming feelings; the coming of age and accepting who you are, and the characters you get to know and love and hope for a happy ever after for despite all obstacles in their way. So I’ve always kind of known that I wanted to write in this genre, to tell stories for teenagers as well as for any adult who remembers his or her first crush and the emotions of it all.

Q. What advices/tips would you give to the amateur/new writers?

The best advice I can give is to believe in yourself and never give up on your dream! And to just get into the habit of writing, a little bit every day. It’s really the hard work and actually putting the words in your head down on the paper that makes you a writer. Writing down the initial concept is so much fun, then after that it is basically just a lot of hard work… But just keep in mind the story you want to tell, and that you will get to share it with others when the book comes out, and it will be worth it all!

Q. What is next for you after THE ANGELHEART SAGA series? Are you currently working on any new project?

I’m both very much looking forward to the third book being released and at the same time dreading the empty feeling and how much I will miss my Angelheart friends. I have lived with the story and the characters for so long, that I will surely miss being wrapped up in their world on a daily basis. It will be a very strange feeling to end this trilogy, at the same time as it will be fun and exciting to be able to take on new projects. I actually do have some ideas already for a new book that I’m hoping to pursue. But I might take a little break though before starting on a new book immediately.

That was all! You can snag this amazing sounding trilogy from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/-/pt/Annie-Woods/e/B07DPGYGXM/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Thanks for reading this interview and have a great day!

Tour Stop for Disenchanted (Disenchanted #1) By Brianna Sugalski

Title: Disenchanted By Brianna Sugalski (Disenchanted #1)

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 456

Publisher: The Parliament Press

Publishing Date: 10th March 2020

SYNOPSIS:

A Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents’ castle after a wicked secret is revealed on the eve of her tenth birthday soirée. Years later, her coronation ceremony looms, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming nobleman bent on snatching the throne, Lilac prepares for the worst… Until a mysterious letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, detailing a curious offer to cure her darkness forever.

Lilac begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande in pursuit of the impious enchantress at the edge of town. With only the protection of an inherited dagger—and unsolicited help of the sardonic stranger who inserts himself on her quest—she must traverse Brocèliande and return in time to claim her rightful position as sovereign monarch.

This is the story of a cursed princess,
A crestfallen killer,
The town that wants them to burn,
And the witch that can save them both.

Mini Review:

I started this book without knowing much about it (which is my thing) so I wasn’t sure what to expect but from the very first page I got the feeling that “that’s my kinda book!” Cuz with vampires, witches and shape shifters what else can one predict?

I really liked Sugalski’s writing style, it’s kinda new and fresh especially with the wittiness.
The author has definitely made this story hella intriguing with all the dramatic twist! Characters were also portrayed very well especially Garin character is so freaking mysterious!!! And also HOT…


I’m reading this book in ebook format so it’s obvious that I still haven’t finished it but I’m really getting the vibes that it’d be another 5 star read!

Review of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

NORTHANGER ABBEY BY JANE AUSTEN

Title: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Genre: Classics

Pages: 251

Publishing Date: 1 December 1817

My Rating: 5 stars

SYNOPSIS

Jane Austen’s first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical novel pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex.

REVIEW

I’ve been a fan of Austen’s work for awhile now, I have read all of her novel except northanger abbey or should i say that i was intentionally trying to not read this book cuz i really did not seems to get myself done with Austen’s work but when i heard that there is something like #AUSTENJULY hence i decided to finally give it a go.

The story was quite fascinating especially since it was a gothic novel! our protagonist (Catherine) was portrayed so marvelously which made this novel delightful especially for a likeminded person like me who can’t help but daydream all day long. In my opinion, Catherine sounded pretty much opposite from other Austen’s heroine, she was determined in many ways now I’m not saying that Elizabeth bennet or Fanny price were not determined or clever but with Catherine, her character was quite unique because when she ought to get something she sure get done with it, she didn’t step back or hold back her opinions which to be honest surprised me a little bit because in that period, women were ought to do what was expected of them.

I really enjoyed the storyline of this novel, it was quite unique and calming story, there was not much happening in the first half of the book but with the second half, things really get intense and intruiging with all the drama. The imaginations and assumptions of Catherine’s made the plot extremely gothic!

Our hero very much reminded me of MR Knightly from EMMA because of his cheerful and friendly nature, he went through a lot of trauma along with his siblings but still seems to kept his posture, he was portrayed more like a wise friend than just a love interest of our protagonist which made the romantic aspect of this story even more precious!

All in all, i really enjoyed this novel, everything was portrayed so brilliantly, a calming story along with bits of gothic ingredients i mean what more a soul wants!

EmberHawk By Jamie Foley

EmberHawk by Jamie Foley

Genre: YA Fiction 

Pages counts: 337

My rating: 4.5/5 ★

Official Synopsis:

Merciless drought withers Kira’s ranch, leaving her family hungry—and desperate enough to cross the border into the forbidden forest to trap wild game.

Ryon can’t afford to be a prisoner of war. If the Malaano Empire extracts his secrets, the rumors of war will be confirmed—and the tribes stand little chance against the Empire unless they can put aside generations of bad blood for the sake of a Tribal Alliance.

Imperial Princess Vylia is given a powerful ancient stone as her wavesinger trials approach. But is the stone’s whispering voice from the water goddess, or a masquerading elemental the creator god imprisoned millennia ago?

My Thoughts:

The story started with bit of confusion because of tremendous history of different tribes and rulers also I had a feeling that our protagonist would be a badass character but it didn’t seems so at least not in first half of the book but after getting to know more about the characters and plot, it started to make sense since in that period women weren’t acknowledged like men…

Other than that I really enjoyed reading the book, it was fast paced story with right amount of details which didn’t tends to overwhelmed or bored the reader. The writing style was pretty impressive which I really wasn’t expecting! Foley indeed has the ability to keep the readers at verge of their seats! And that’s the reason I literally devoured this book in less than 2 days!  

Characters were described very profoundly with lit bit of wit in them especially Felix and Ryon were amazingly portrayed! (I can’t stop myself from drooling over Ryon)

The romance was done so marvellously especially the little quarrels between Kira and Ryon were to die for! 

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and now I’m literally counting days till the next book comes out! 

Beyond The Moon By Catherine Taylor

Beyond The Moon By Catherine Taylor

Genre: Historical Fiction 

Pages counts: 494

My rating: 5/5 ★

Official Synopsis:

In 1916 1st Lieutenant Robert Lovett is a patient at Coldbrook Hall military hospital in Sussex, England. A gifted artist, he’s been wounded fighting in the Great War. Shell shocked and suffering from hysterical blindness he can no longer see his own face, let alone paint, and life seems increasingly hopeless.

A century later in 2017, medical student Louisa Casson has just lost her beloved grandmother – her only family. Heartbroken, she drowns her sorrows in alcohol on the South Downs cliffs – only to fall accidentally part-way down. Doctors fear she may have attempted suicide, and Louisa finds herself involuntarily admitted to Coldbrook Hall – now a psychiatric hospital, an unfriendly and chaotic place.

Then one day, while secretly exploring the old Victorian hospital’s ruined, abandoned wing, Louisa hears a voice calling for help, and stumbles across a dark, old-fashioned hospital room. Inside, lying on the floor, is a mysterious, sightless young man, who tells her he was hurt at the Battle of the Somme, a WW1 battle a century ago. And that his name is Lieutenant Robert Lovett…

My Thoughts:

I had a feeling that I’d love this book ever since I came to know that it was very much inspired by outlander! The story started with the our protagonist being depressed after her grandma’s dead and from the very first sentence I seems to relate to her because couple of years ago I also lost my grandma and I had a very rough time tackling with it. 

History is one of the most fascinating thing for me to learn about and this book indeed had the splendid amount of details about WW1 and the writer had described and wrote the every tiny details with such a delicacy and research which can be seen clearly throughout the pages! 

The romance and emotional attachment between Robert and Louisa was utterly beautiful! The slow burn romance has its perk especially for the readers like me who prefer some wit and flirty ingredients but still it didn’t got my attention off from this very book for even a minute, Louisa’s emotions were portrayed so well that it was like I was actually having a face to face conversation with her, I’d save the explanation and will just say that her character is the most relatable character I’ve ever read about. 

As I said before, Catherine has done the marvellous job with all the research and her writing style is superb! The way she wrote Robert’s character and the circumstances he had went through throughout the book was AMAZING! I always had an urge to read more closely about the lives of soldiers and this book provides me with all the accurate information which I’m extremely thankful about! 

After reading this absolute treasure of book I want to explore and read more of historical fiction of which I wasn’t much of a fan few months back. I’d totally recommend this book to the fans of outlander and also to those folks who’re very much into historical fiction, slow burn romance and time travelling stuff. 

EMMA BY JANE AUSTEN

Emma By Jane Austen

Genre: Classics 

Pages counts: 453

My rating: 5/5 ★

Official Synopsis:

Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen’s most captivating and vivid characters. Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect.

My Thoughts:

I started reading this book only knowing lil bit about it and from that I wasn’t expecting much from it. 

In first few pages, I really wasn’t finding anything special or interesting about it and also Emma, our protagonist was kinda annoying me with her irrational and elite class behaviour but after some chapters I really started to like her character and the precious and profound relationship she had with Mrs Weston and Mr knightly, started to do justice with her character in a good way and from then I just started to literally devoured this very book! 

Emma is very much different from Austen’s other heroines like she’s very entitled and sometimes even can be described as selfish but she has her reasons for it because since her childhood she was taught to think highly of herself and to make assumptions about other folks especially low class people.

The plot even being simple was brilliant and the characters and their background stories were pretty much intriguing! I really like the Frank Churchill character even though he did some irrelevant things in last volume of the book!  (he kinda reminded me of John Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility) and yeah Mr knightly! He has made to the top of my favourite Austen’s hero! His character was incredibly done, the way he used to make his point and didn’t seems to hesitate a bit in conferring the wrong makes him thoroughly amazing character! 

All in all, I really enjoyed this beautiful piece of classic and it’s now my top favourite novel of Austen! 

Finding Esme BlogTour and INT Giveaway!!

Hey guys! So today is my stop for booktour of Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley, it’s my first time doing any booktour and I’m freaking excited for it!!

About Suzanne:


Suzanne Crowley is the author of two acclaimed novels for young readers, The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous and The Stolen One. The author, who is also a miniaturist and dollhouse collector whose work has graced the covers of magazines worldwide, was born in a small town in Texas and lives in Southlake, Texas.

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Twelve-year-old Esme’s life changes when she discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s peach farm in Texas.

Fans of Wendy Maas and Lynda Mullaly Hunt will love this perfectly pitched story about friendship, family, and loss from Suzanne Crowley, the acclaimed author of The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous.

After her grandfather died from a heart attack while driving his tractor on Solace Hill, twelve-year-old Esme’s been inextricably drawn to that spot, although her grandmother warns her to stay away. But when she follows her little brother, Bo, and her dog, Old Jack, up the hill while chasing fireflies, she makes an incredible discovery—dinosaur bones peeking out from underneath the abandoned tractor.

The bones must be a message from her grandfather, a connection from beyond the grave. But when word gets out that the farm is hiding something valuable, reporters, researchers, and neighbors arrive in droves. Esme struggles to understand who has her best interests at heart, especially as the memory of her grandfather begins to slip away.

Full of friendship and adventure, and featuring a palpable Texas setting, Finding Esme is a moving and heartfelt story about family, friendship, and learning to deal with loss.

From acclaimed author Suzanne Crowley, this engaging adventure set on a Texas peach farm is just right for fans of Rebecca Stead and Ann M. Martin.

My Thoughts 

The story was extremely fascinating with perfect and balanced ingredients of family drama and magical essence, I found our protagonist, Esme, to be very relatable with especially the way she always try to handle things in her own unique ways.

This book surely is the heartwarming read, I thoroughly enjoyed the background story and most importantly the unique names of characters! The character of Esme’s grandma kind of reminded me of my own grandma whom I lost couple of years ago and because of that it got even more special for me.

I don’t much tend to read Middle grade author except Rick Riordan but after reading this beautiful book I’m totally craving more of them! The way author has described the landscape and storyline of all the characters is absolutely amazing, the perks of being born in the unusual family and most importantly the relationship of Esme and Bee was extremely precious.

All in all, I absolutely adored this beautiful book with all my heart, it totally helped in rising my spirits (which I needed the most), I’d totally recommend this book to everyone who’s fond of magic, mystery and lil bit of family drama.

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OF MICE AND MEN BY JOHN STEINBECK

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream–a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength.

THIS IS THE FAST PACED STORY OF TWO FRIENDS, LENNIE AND GEORGE , I WAS INDEED FASCINATED BY THE DIVERSITY OF OUR TWO PROTOGONIST ESPECIALLY THE WAY LENNIE’S CHARACTER WAS DESCRIBED, WAS EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL, IT EVEN HAD ME IN TEARS FOR COUPLE OF TIMES.

I DEVOURED THIS BOOK IN COUPLE OF DAYS CUZ THAT STORY TOTALLY HAD ME AT THE EDGE OF MY SEAT AND THE ENDING WAS TOTALLY UNEXPECTED AND TRAGIC! 

ALL IN ALL, I REALLY LOVED THE STORY ESPECIALLY THE DIVERSITY OF CHARACTERS AND LANDSCAPE. I’M SO GLAD THAT I GOT A CHANCE TO READ THIS TRAGIC YET BEAUTIFUL STORY AND IT WAS SURELY A 5 STAR READ!

Review of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

Genre: classic 

Pages counts: 546

My rating: 5/5 ⭐️

First of all, this was my first time reading any spooky classic and oh my my! This classic just outdone my expectations.

It’s indeed a very diverse classic, the way Shelley’s has described the meaning of death is extraordinary, her writing style was very deep yet easy to understand and the way she wrote about how the curiosity of man gets the best of him was mind blowing.

She was conveying the idea that we (human) have our limitations and we should never try to do something out of our limits, science is very fascinating yet very delicate to dealt with hence we should never try to experiment with it especially merely because we want to do something out of our nature! 

I really learnt a lot from this book especially by the way she described the feeling of a person who lost everything solely because of his stupidity and ridicule curiosity. 

And what i liked most about this book was that she explained both of our protagonist marvellously, the way she wrote the innocent feelings of the beast in first was perfect and it really gets us to understand about that beast mindset too which is very rare and I really love when the writer shows their effort to explain both of the sides!

All in all, I super super loved this book! the writing, characters, and yeah how can I forget about the plot twists!! In short everything was outstanding and I’ll totally recommend you guys to read this book especially it’s a perfect read for the current spooky season! 

Review: The kiss of deception by Mary E. Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles # 1)

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The kiss of deception by Mary E. Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles # 1) 

Genre: Fantasy 

Pages count: 492

Published: 8 July 2014

My rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️

Official synopsis:

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love. 

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My thoughts: 

I picked this book up for one bookstagram readalong #readingwithkarys because I was very curious about it after reading the synopsis on Goodreads Also as you all know that anything concerning assassins is a must read for me!! (Thanks to Edward kenway) 

This book is very different from the other fantasy books I’ve read so far, it’s full of mystery and love life of our MC which I honestly wasn’t expecting, it really lacks the action which I’ve been devouring in other fantasy books but still this book had something interesting for gripping my attention somehow even with such a flat background.

There wasn’t any character development or proper mention of the background story in this book which is very new to me and now I can totally understand that why it’s so underrated but still I can’t say much about the series for now because I’ve some pretty good feeling that maybe in next book it’ll surely get better.

All in all, if you love to read some light fantasy book with a fast paced story then you should definitely go for this one. 

Review of The God Queen by M. L. TISHNER (rebirth # 1)

The God Queen by M. L. TISHNER

Genre: Sci-fi

Publishing date: 22. October 2019

Pages: 432

My rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️

Official synopsis:

Humans have long since spread their numbers among the stars. Now far, far into the future, war has torn the Tyre Star Cluster into two major political factions. The militant Dominion have gained the upper hand in the last decade with the murder of Niklaryn Ettowa, the progressive Federation’s champion. Some considered the war to be almost won.

Yet there are those who claim the war will not be ended by mortals…but by the rebirth of the gods. 

Rei lived most of her life bartending on one Earth’s backwater towns. She daydreams of something more, traveling the stars, and destroying the man who murdered her brother Niklaryn. Her dream is within her grasp only if she accepts her fate as the God Queen.

Bronx is disillusioned with being a reincarnated god, let alone a reaper. He pays his penance by isolating himself and taking up the mantle of a combat medic. When the sister of his old mentor Niklaryn storms in to join the cause will he find something worth fighting for?

Together with others, they must help the Federation tip the scales in their favor, but clashing plans for the gods threatens to tear it all apart.

Jupiter Ascending meets X-Men in this epic New Adult space opera bursting with star-crossed romance, elemental magic, and an adventure across the star cluster, perfect for fans of A Spark of White Fire. 

First of all, thanks to Mari, for sending me an arc of her book all the way from Germany ❤️

Even though, sci-fi is not my go to genre but I still tend to pick up random books from it, from time to time and when I read the synopsis of this book especially the GOD part, I had an sudden urge to read it.

Honestly Speaking, I was not expecting much from it but when I started reading it, I got obsessed with it! and I just wanted to devour all of it in one night but still I took some time because I wasn’t ready at all to finish it so soon and leave that fantastic world!

Everything was super perfect! And also it’s very fast paced and full of sarcastic remarks, I was enjoying every single page of it.

Characters were too real especially Rei and Bronx were so good, I was loving their chemistry throughout the book, their late night chats!! (PS Bronx is one of my fictional boyfriend now 😻)

The world building and all the sci-fi stuff were very well presented, I was extremely fascinated while reading about several planets and GODS!

I devour this book in about 2 days (which is quite impressive on my account because I’m a very slow reader) it’s a very fast pace and full of fascinating things. And now I’m eagerly waiting for next book!!

If you’re into sci-fi genre or a fan of X- Men kinda movies then I’ll definitely recommend you to give this book a try and trust me, you’ll fall in love with it!

PS It’ll come out on 22 October this year.

You can get yours copy from amazon ⬇️

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/3982112915/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1567699089&sr=8-1