23 June 2017

Review #618: Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard



My rating: 2 of 5 stars


“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”

----Bob Marley



Susan Dennard, an American bestselling author, has penned a slightly gripping young adult fantasy story, Truthwitch that marks as the series opener for The Witchlands , laced with magic and heroic adventure, teenage friendship goals and cliched and steamy love drama, this book fits the bill for those looking for a thrilling teenage fantasy story, that is high on drama. This book revolves around two teenagers destined to fight with their powers to protect their empire against those who have waged a war upon them, but predictably, these young girls want nothing but freedom and for that, they would go at any lengths to break their ties with their duties and responsibilities and not to mention, they are powerful witches with some magical gifts in their bones.

20 June 2017

Review #617: The Child by Fiona Barton



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“Childhood trauma does not come in one single package.”

----Asa Don Brown



Fiona Barton, the British bestselling author, is back with another page-turning and chilling psychological thriller called, The Child that revolves around three women, one our favorite journalist from Barton's previous book, Kate, and two different women, each grieving upon the news of an infant's skeletons recovered from a building site, as one strongly believes that it is her baby stolen the day she gave birth to her baby while the other is terrified about her long buried past has finally come to haunt her, can Kate uncover the mystery behind two women's grief?


12 June 2017

Cover Reveal: Against All Odds by Danielle Steel



After the highly successful novel, Dangerous Games, the New York Times bestselling author, Danielle Steel is back with yet another riveting and page turning thriller, Against All Odds.

Read the synopsis below to know about the book:


PS: It is quite addictive, so read it at your own risk!


Danielle Steel proves she is the world's favorite storyteller in this powerful story of love conquering all in Against All Odds.





Review #616: Pyre by Perumal Murugan, Aniruddhan Vasudevan (Translator)



My rating: 3 of 5 stars


“We are united by our common fears and divided by our individual freedom!”

----Ramana Pemmaraju



Perumal Murugan, the idol of Tamil literature in India, who has been shunned by a court of law because of the fact that his books have erupted fires of scandal amongst its people, thus bringing an end to the glowing career of a talented writer in the country, whose another Tamil book named, Pookkuzi has been translated from the original version of Kongu rural dialect into English by the author's dedicated translator named, Aniruddhan Vasudevan and in English its called, Pyre.



9 June 2017

Review #615: The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“The thing about families was that there was always some question nobody wanted to answer for you, and it was like a stray thread pulling loose in a sweater. You could tug at it all you wanted, but in the end, all you'd have was a pile of twisted yarn.”

----Sarah Sullivan


Jamie Brenner, an American author, has penned a compelling family drama in her new contemporary fiction, The Forever Summer that centers around three generations of women, all tied up together in a web of long buried family secrets, that unravel this summer to bring them closer to the summer house in order to reunite and find one another about their past and the untold secrets and stories, the two half sisters and the mother and the grandfather, all connected with one single link, so read this book to find out now.

8 June 2017

Review #614: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


““I believe in the magic and authority of words.” ”

----René Char



Cath Crowley, an Australian author, pens a terrific and heart touching young adult contemporary fiction, Words in Deep Blue that centers around an Australian high school teenager who before moving away from her hometown, professed her love to the her best friend, whose family owned a second hand traditional bookshop, in a letter tucked away inside a book from that shop, but years later, this teenager is back and now she does not want to face her lost love, not to mention, she has already suffered enough grief in her lifetime when she lost her dear brother.


7 June 2017

Review #613: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia



My rating: 3 of 5 stars


“To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown.”

----Jeanette Winterson



Francesca Zappia, an American bestselling author, has penned an extremely soul stirring, debut young adult contemporary fiction, Made You Up that revolves around a female high school teenager, suffering from acute mental illness, who manages to hide her hallucinations real well despite of the fact that she is reeling towards a bunch of teenagers who too are facing the wrath of their past and among that group, one boy surprisingly steals the heart of this mentally wrecked teenager, but she is anxious to lead a normal life, as crazy has been her middle name since her own inception.

6 June 2017

Review #612: The Doll's House (Helen Grace, #3) by M.J. Arlidge



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“If I want to get out of here, I have to be the one to save myself.”

----Cheryl Rainfield



M.J. Arlidge, the bestselling English author, has penned an engrossing and chilling thriller in his DI Helen Grace series, The Doll's House that is the third book in the series. This story opens with a young woman's abduction in a cold cellar with a cold captor, whereas on the other hand, one body of a young woman who looks very similar to the abducted girl has been discovered and the infamous detective Helen has reached the spot, only to find stark connection with the abducted girl's case, little did she knew that besides hunting for a serial killer, her job as a detective in he force would turn out to be so challenging.

2 June 2017

Review #611: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”

----Dylan Thomas



Fredrik Backman, the Swedish international bestselling author, has penned a terrific and extremely enduring story about an old man and his struggles to adjust to the constantly changing universe and also with his life after his wife's death, in his book named, A Man Called Ove. A grouchy old man who is cynical about the modern world is turning out to be, especially after his darlings wife's death, only to be peeled away those shades of irritation to display his affectionate side by his neighbor woman, who finally saves him.


1 June 2017

Review #610: The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”

----F. Scott Fitzgerald



Doris Lessing's, the Nobel Prize winning debut book, The Grass is Singing revolves around a youngish woman who after marrying a South African white farmer, and within a few years, looses herself and becomes a victim to immense loneliness as she realizes her husband's constant failure both in his farm as well as in their shared marital life, and that's how her remorse grabs her soul and makes her extremely critical towards her black servants treating them with distaste and hatred, ultimately paying a heavy price for her racial discrimination towards her servants.

26 May 2017

Review #609: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda



My rating: 2 of 5 stars


“I feel bare. I didn't realize I wore my secrets as armor until they were gone and now everyone sees me as I really am.”

----Veronica Roth



Megan Miranda, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned a mildly gripping psychological thriller, The Perfect Stranger that revolves around a former journalist, whose career tanked after a story went wrong, and runs away to a rural town away from the bustling city along with her college friend to start fresh, little did the journalist knew that her teaching job and life in a small town would cost heavy upon her when this friend goes missing while the body count begins to rise up and so her ugly secrets that are threatening to unravel right before her.

25 May 2017

Review #608: Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

----Maya Angelou



Eric Lindstrom, an American author, has penned a terrific debut young adult contemporary fiction called, Not If I See You First that revolves around a blind teenage girl, who recently lost her father and since then she hasn't cried at all, and she loves to play by her strict rule book, and if anyone breaks those rules, then there is no second chance for that person, but lately, this girl is finding it real hard to stop herself from falling in love with someone who once broke her heart and all her emotions are welling up on the inside upon learning some secrets from the past that she has buried.

24 May 2017

Review #607: Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1) by Renee Ahdieh



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”

----Abraham Lincoln



Renee Ahdieh, an American bestselling author, is back with another enthralling young adult dystopian-cum-fantasy series called, Flame in the Mist and the first book in the series with the same title opens with the life and challenges of a rebellious Japanese teenage heroine, who, when attempted to murder by a group of Robin Hood-styled bandits, escapes both her fate of getting married to her betrothed and her fate of getting slaughtered by a group of men, instead she breaks in into that group of bandits by cross-dressing as a man.

23 May 2017

Review #606: The Deviants by C.J. Skuse



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“You save yourself or you remain unsaved.”

----Alice Sebold



C.J. Skuse, an English author, has penned a tragic yet extremely riveting young adult thriller called, The Deviants that revolves around five high school teenagers whose friendship blossoms up when one of them is bullied badly, also gradually, the secrets of their lives begin spilling up, when one bad event after another challenges them to keep a hold on their friendships or their dark secrets, especially, it becomes a challenge for the couple from this group of teenagers, who seem to be drifting apart in a gradual motion.



22 May 2017

Review #605: Cold Earth (Shetland #7) by Ann Cleeves



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”

----Cormac McCarthy



Ann Cleeves, the award-winning British crime author, is back with yet another intriguing thriller in her popular Shetland Island crime series called, Cold Earth, where the infamous protagonist, DI Jimmy Perez, is challenged with the landslides of Shetland that destroys an abandoned house on the island, revealing the body of an unidentified woman, whose death strikes Perez with the tragic death of the love of his life, but this nerve wracking mystery of an unidentified woman's death is taking the toll out of Perez and out of all the islanders who have no clue about this woman.

Review #604: As I Descended by Robin Talley



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.”

----Criss Jami



Robin Talley, an American author, has penned an enthralling and chilling young adult fantasy book, As I Descended that is based on Shakespeare's popular play, Macbeth and revolves around two teenage girls fighting for a prestigious scholarship in their posh private boarding school and to get their hands on that scholarship, they are willing to go at any lengths, even to conspire with the residential ghosts of their school, to get rid of the topper of their class.

16 May 2017

Review #603: Good as Gone by Amy Gentry



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out.”

----Ally Carter



Amy Gentry, an American author, pens her debut psychological thriller called, Good as Gone which is nothing close to Flynn's Gone Girl instead it has a killer plot that revolves around a daughter and a mother, whose elder daughter gets abducted from her home at the age of 13 without a trace and with an eye witness of her younger sister, but eight years later, on the homecoming day of the younger sister from her summer break in her college, someone rings the doorbell of that home, where the elder girl was abducted from.

15 May 2017

Review #602: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite”

----Cassandra Clare



Brigid Kemmerer, an American author, pens a heart breaking young adult contemporary story, Letters to the Lost that revolves around a high school female teenager writing letters and leaving them by the graveside of her dead mother, but one fine day and months after her mother's tragic death, she finds reply to one of her letters, instantly she realized, someone must have played a bad prank on her. Little did the brooding high school teenage boy ever knew that his grief would find a way to connect with another's through writing replies to an unknown girl's letters to her dead mother.

10 May 2017

Review #601: The Breakdown by B.A. Paris



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”

----Voltaire


B.A. Paris, an English bestselling author, pens a mind blowing psychological thriller in her new book, The Breakdown that revolves around a female recently married teacher returning back from a party, one rainy night, through a short cut road, when she suddenly stops her car to help another woman sitting motionlessly inside her car parked by the lane of the road, but she decides against helping that woman and drives by, and the next morning, she is shocked to find that particular woman has been found murdered, followed by her dementia and her immense guilt and fear about the murder of someone she could have saved.


8 May 2017

Review #600: What Alice Knew by T. A. Cotterell



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

----Leo Tolstoy



T.A. Cotterell, the British author, pens a mind blowing and extremely gripping psychological debut thriller, What Alice Knew that revolves around a portrait artist whose husband goes missing one night out of the blue, but when he comes back, their perfectly happy family life threatens to come apart and the portrait artist is left with no other choice but to protect her family at any cost.


PS: This is not like any other traditional pot-boiling thriller, instead it follows what happens after a crime is committed and how you need to cover that crime at any cost.

26 April 2017

Review #599: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins



My rating: 2 of 5 stars


“There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, some, irrevocably; it’s the endings we’re unprepared for.”

----Katherine Owen



Paula Hawkins, the British international best-selling author, is back with her new psychological thriller, Into the Water that revolves around a small British town and on its ugly history of women drowning themselves into a pool, followed by the consequences and the mysteries they leave behind for their family and the townsfolk to live with it. Unfortunately, this book fails to live up to readers' expectation yet I think this story is going to survive for a pretty long time because this book is going to release while basking in the glory of the author's debut globally best-selling thriller, The Girl on the Train.

20 April 2017

Review #598: Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn”

----O. Ivar Lovaas



Claire LaZebnik, an American author, pens an enlightening and heart touching young adult contemporary novel Things I Should Have Known that revolves around a female high school teenager who sets up her autistic elder sister with another autistic boy on a date, but little did she had any idea that the boy's younger brother is her classmate and whom she despises to her heart's content and that they both share the same grief and challenges, despite of their social indifferences.




17 April 2017

Review #597: Perfect (Flawed, #2) by Cecelia Ahern



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure you hands are clean!”

----Bob Marley

Cecelia Ahern, the international best-selling author, pens the sequel to the Flawed, an YA dystopian series, called, Perfect that opens with the protagonist on the run as a fugitive from the society that labelled and branded her as the most Flawed, despite of her kind and perfect heart, and time is running short and that she must help, protect and rescue all those who are just like her before the judge gets his hands on her, despite of a dangerous secret this girl knows about that could destroy the world of the Flawed.


13 April 2017

Review #596: The Freedom Broker (Thea Paris #1) by K.J. Howe



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“I was amazed as people must be who are seized and kidnapped, and who realize that in the strange world of their captors they have a value absolutely unconnected with anything they know about themselves.”

----Alice Munro



K.J. Howe, the Executive Director of ThrillerFest, pens her debut crime fiction, The Freedom Broker which is the first book in her new thrilling series, Thea Paris. The story revolves around the kidnapping of a Greek oil tycoon, whose daughter, who is a part of a company that rescues kidnapped hostages from the mobs either by negotiation or often through violent means, jumps into the investigation along with her team to bring her father back so that history does not repeat yet one more time.

11 April 2017

Review #595: South Haven by Hirsh Sawhney



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

----Jalaluddin Rumi



Hirsh Sawhney, an Indian-American author, has penned a heart touching family drama in his debut contemporary fiction, South Haven that revolves around a fictional town about an Indian-American young boy trying to cope with the loss of his mother in a household that is going to hit the rock bottom pretty soon, if he doesn't take up the responsibilities, all the while keeping his feelings about growing up, religious extremism, teenage angst, friendships, peer pressure and relationships under control.


10 April 2017

Review #594: Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”

----Friedrich Nietzsche



Danielle Steel, the #1 bestselling author, is back with a bang with her new political thriller, Dangerous Games that revolves around a senior journalist cum single mother who would risk her everything to feed the world with the latest and the honest scoop of the happening news but when she is assigned to keep track of the vice president's money flow and recent activities, she had no idea that she was going to stumble upon a dangerous track that would jeopardize not only the security of her life but also her daughter's life.

7 April 2017

Review #593: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.”

----George Bernard Shaw


Sarah Pinborough, an English-born horror writer, has penned a creepy psychological and domestic thriller, Behind Her Eyes that revolves around the lives of three individuals, one single mother and a married couple, whose paths cross in the most unusual way possible. The single mother gets tangled up into that couple's life in the worst possible way when she falls for the husband and at the same time, she befriends the wife and she can't betray any one of them. Gradually the couple's complex past surfaces up and that threatens to destroy the single mother and the life around her.

6 April 2017

Review #592: The Hidden Child (Patrik Hedström, #5) by Camilla Läckberg, Tiina Nunnally (Translator)



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.”

----Jonathan Safran Foer



Camilla Läckberg, the international bestselling author, is back with her new Nordic noir, The Hidden Child which is the fifth book in her popular crime thriller series, Fjällbacka. This book welcomes the well admired protagonist, Patrik Hedström, who is on a four month paternity leave for his 1 year old daughter whereas his popular crime writer wife, Erica is back to writing novels but she is distracted by sight of her mother's journals and lingering mystery behind a Nazi medal found among the belongings of her mother, soon followed by the murder of the historian whom Erica had sought help for that medal's history right before his tragic death.

23 February 2017

Review #591: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.”

----George R.R. Martin



Lauren Oliver, the New York Times bestselling author, has composed a heart wrenching young adult fantasy fiction in her novel, Before I Fall which is soon going to release as a major motion picture, starring, Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller and so many incredible stars. The story revolves around four teenage female high school besties among whom the central character has a perfect life with a perfect boyfriend, perfect set of best friends, perfect looks and all, but her perfect life comes to an end on the Cupid Day when she along with her friends die, little did the girl knew that she would get to wake up for the next seven days to relive the Cupid Day all over again.

16 February 2017

Review #590: The List by Siobhan Vivian



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.”

----Simone de Beauvoir



Siobhan Vivian, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned an incredibly enlightening and an entrancing contemporary young adult fiction, The List in which the author has woven a story about eight high school teenage girls from various grades who are picked up for a list that labels four of the girls as the ugliest in their high school and rest four as the prettiest, but little did they knew that before the homecoming dance, this list would actually ruin their lives and their relationships, no matter how good or bad they are labelled as.


14 February 2017

Review #589: Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”

----Steve Maraboli


Amy Poeppel, an American author, has penned a terrific and extremely entertaining debut contemporary fiction novel, Small Admissions that revolves around a fresh young graduate, who after a messy breakup goes into the caveman zone on her couch and with her sweatpants, bags a job offer to work as an admission administrator in a posh private school, but little did this young and intelligent graduate knew that the parents and the students who come for the admission procedure would go at any lengths to just to get a mere admission in such a posh school.


10 February 2017

Review #588: Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) by Veronica Roth



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”

----Bob Marley



Veronica Roth, the international bestselling author, pens an engrossing and exciting new young adult fantasy series called, Carve the Mark, and the first book in the series with the same name revolves around an intergalactic drama between two galaxy nations trying to overpower one another and caught in between the crossfire is two teenagers with special powers that can be used in this constantly growing war to win it, but these two teenagers, even though they belong from one another's enemy nations, long for the freedom.


9 February 2017

Review #587: The Innocent by Harlan Coben



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”

----Marcus Aurelius



Harlan Coben, an international bestselling author, has penned a hypnotizing crime thriller, The Innocent in which the author has spun a tale about an ex-con whose after prison life has turned out to be surprisingly good, but unfortunately his dream life threatens to come crashing down when a video featuring his wife is sent to his phone by his wife, and parallely, one murder occurs after another and young cop is trying to connecting the dots of these murders while another teenager tries to dig up the past of her murdered mother and must punish her killers.

8 February 2017

Review #586: Stay Close by Harlan Coben



My rating: 3 of 5 stars


“The past is never where you think you left it.”

----Katherine Anne Porter



Harlan Coben, an international bestselling author, has penned a gripping crime thriller, Stay Close that revolves around three characters, one who has hid her past but now it is threatening to wipe out her perfect life, the other laments on his broken heart and the reasons behind it and barely manages to make his ends meet and the last one has become a maniac upon investigating the case of a missing man that happened 17 years ago, and the future looks bleak for these three characters, as the missing person count begins to rise in the same manner, their pasts come undone.


7 February 2017

Review #585: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”

----William Ewart Gladstone


Lisa See, a Chinese-American NY Times Bestselling author, crafts an unique and heart-touching story, called The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane in which the author introduces her readers yet with another ethnic minority group of China, called the Akha, whose religion lies in their beliefs, taboos and superstitions chalked out by old shamans and ancient relics, and among this group of people, there lies a particular tea-growing family, the youngest daughter of that family, break frees from those old beliefs and maps her own future as a tea seller, but pain always manages to find a way to hurt her.

6 February 2017

Review #584: Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.”

----Kristin Hannah



Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the best selling, award-winning author, has penned a terrific and heart rending grandmother-mother-daughter relationship drama in her new book, Before We Visit the Goddess that revolves around three woman bound together by blood yet separated by generation gaps. The author has narrated a longing tale of mistakes, misunderstandings spanning through three generations from Indian to USA reflecting how one mistake of one ambitious woman, who wanted to make a name for her family, cost her only daughter's choices that finally impacted her granddaughter's course of life.

31 January 2017

Review #583: Heartless by Marissa Meyer



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”

----Lewis Carroll



Marissa Meyer, the American bestselling author, has penned a captivating YA retelling of Carroll's popular book, Alice in Wonderland in her new standalone book, Heartless. This story revolves around one of the most villainous characters from the children's fiction, the Queen of Hearts, who is portrayed as an independent and strong young woman, who wants to open her own bakery and make the people of then Kingdom of Hearts happy, but her parents has chalked out a different plan for her future and this is fight and struggle of that self-dependent woman who only wants what her heart's desire.

20 January 2017

Review #582: What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“I don't need a cloak to become invisible.”

----J.K. Rowling



Ross Welford, an English author, has penned a thoroughly entertaining and extremely exciting middle grade fiction, What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible that revolves around a 12 year old girl who in order to cure her severe acne problem and to save herself from bullying in her school, she discreetly purchases an untested and unknown Chinese medicine that she tries it on her with the strong UV rays of a sunbed, resulting in invisibility. In the beginning being invisible from her peers and family was fun for her, but gradually her invisibility makes her a victim of lies and dishonesty among her peers and family.


18 January 2017

Review #581: Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows, #1) by Sophie Jordan



My rating: 2 of 5 stars


“Real love ought to be more like a tree and less like a flower”

----Mya Robarts



Sophie Jordan, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned a young adult fantasy series called, Reign of Shadows and the first book in the series with the same name is a modern-retelling of the most popular childhood fairy tale, Rapunzel. This story revolves around a teenage heroine who is an orphan royal princess, protected and sheltered by two caring and loyal couple in an abandoned and hidden tower, but this teenage princess longs to be free from the mundane life of the tower and roam freely into the darkness ruled by some dangerous blood thirsty creatures. And not long into the story her dream actually comes true but nothing good comes into life without paying a hefty price for it.

11 January 2017

Review #580: The Parcel by Anosh Irani



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


"Nature chooses who will be transgender; individuals don't choose this."

----Mercedes Ruehl


Anosh Irani, an Indo-Canadian novelist, has penned a heart touching and extremely enlightening story about an Indian transgender and a very young "virgin" prostitute, where the transgender is given a job to groom the virgin girl for first time consensual sex with a customer, but through the girl's grooming journey, the transgender shares the story of her life from the struggling days of transformation to the rejection by her parents to the insults she hears on a daily basis to the red-light district in Mumbai where her soul belongs to.



9 January 2017

Review #579: Rebound by Aga Lesiewicz



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Like some wines our love could neither mature nor travel.”

----Graham Greene


Aga Lesiewicz, a British author, has penned a terrific and gripping debut psychological thriller, Rebound that revolves around a young career-oriented woman who has a perfect life with perfect boyfriend and a cute pet dog, but not long before she calls it off with her boyfriend, and one day she meets a total random stranger in the park while walking her dog but an encounter with the man makes the woman pay heavily for her perfect life and career. An obsession she can't let go, yet the obsession is eating her up like a slow poison along with the gradual increase in the body count of random women in that very same park.

Review #578: After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes



My rating: 3 of 5 stars


“You don't have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.”

----Jojo Moyes



Jojo Moyes, the international bestselling author, has penned the much-awaited novel to her best selling book, and now a major motion pictureMe Before You called, After You that opens right after the death of Will surrounding Lou's life which has changed drastically, and she is struggling hard to keep up with Will's dying promise to "Just Live!" instead the suicidal thoughts are crowding her mind, but when a tragic accident shakes Lou up, she meets an unexpected person who finally gives her a purpose to follow Will's dying words.


2 January 2017

Author Q&A Session #89: With Ben Cheetham


Welcome my dear followers and readers of the blog,
Yep on this new year I'm absolutely on a roll to catch up with as many pending author interviews as possible.

So let's get on with it. On this brand new author interview session, I present you the author whose books are thrilling and engrossing beyond your imagination. Yes that's right..I'm talking about Ben Cheetham, who is here to talk about his brand new book, The Lost Ones and about his life as an author.

So let's welcome Ben with a big and warm hug **hugs** and you guys stay tuned!

Read the review of The Lost Ones

Author Q&A Session #88: With Rae Meadows


Wish y'all a very Happy New Year.

Hope you all have a blissful year filled with joy, success and lots of books! As for me, I already have a good start to 2017 and hope it goes well for me through out without monotony.

On that note, let's welcome a beautiful and extremely talented, award-winning writer to this literary space. Welcome Rae Meadows. And she is here to talk about her latest book, I Will Send Rain.
So without wasting a moment, let's discuss with the lovely author about fiction writing, books, her life as an author and many such exclusive stuffs.

Guys keep scrolling to get all the exclusive scoop about this author.


Read the review of I Will Send Rain

Review #577: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

----Pablo Picasso


Sarah Dunant, the British bestselling novelist, has penned a delectable and extremely tempting historical fiction, The Birth of Venus that is set against the backdrop of the Renaissance Florence and that which revolves around a young 14 year old girl who is not beautiful or skilled like her elder sister, yet her talent and eye for art and mind for translating languages is extraordinary but with the changing times, she is forced into matrimony at a tender age, and little did she knew what fight she is put up for, in the name of honor, respect and womanhood during the Dominican rule in the 15th century Florence.