31 August 2015

Review #307: Alice by Christina Henry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then.”

----Lewis Carroll

Christina Henry, a national bestselling author, pens her latest book, Alice which is a creepy retake on the Lewis Carroll's popular book, Alice in Wonderland where Alice wakes up years later in a mental institute with no memory of what happened when she came running out of the bushes with blood between her thighs, but now she have to break free from the institute to know about her past and for that she has to face the challenges in a creepy, Gothic town to get her answers.

26 August 2015

Review #306: Need by Joelle Charbonneau

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"The single biggest existential threat that's out there, I think, is cyber." 

----Michael Mullen, a retired United States Navy admiral

Joelle Charbonneau, an American author, pens her latest YA thriller, Need, that is about a bunch of high school teenagers falling prey to the world of cyber crime- a website which would fulfill their wishes if they perform the tasks against it, like fulfilling a challenge, and within no time the addictive cyber world pulled them into darkness coming out from which became life threatening.

25 August 2015

Review #305: The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

My rating:
5 of 5 stars

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

----Martin Luther King Jr

Leylah Attar, the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, pens her latest contemporary romance novel, The Paper Swan that is a dark twisted tale of love, where two people are pulled together by revenge and lies and the story unfolds across so many decades filled with twists and turns that finally give the readers a feel that at times love can be vulnerable and dark like the moonless night sky.

24 August 2015

Review #304: Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”

----J.R.R. Tolkien

Rae Carson, the New York Times best selling author, pens her latest YA fantasy book, Walk on Earth a Stranger, which is the first book in The Gold Seer Trilogy, that tells the story of a magical girl who can sense the presence of gold with her magic. Told during the era of Gold Rush in America, this girl embarks on a thrilling adventure to protect herself especially give wings to her magic during this period.

23 August 2015

Review #303: The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” 

----Washington Irving

Rosanna Ley, an English author, pens her latest contemporary fiction, The Saffron Trail that tells the story of a daughter's search for her mother's past in a land of magic and saffron away from the humdrum of a big city in a place which itself has it's own mysteries to tell through it's history. It is also the story of a niece to find for her Aunt's lost son in a land of mystery.

21 August 2015

Review with Giveaway: Lola's Money by Rosanna Rae

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Luck is not as random as you think. Before that lottery ticket won the jackpot, someone had to buy it.”

---- Vera Nazarian, a two-time Nebula Award Nominee, award-winning artist, and member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a writer with a penchant for moral fables and stories of intense wonder, true love, and intricacy

Rosanna Rae, an English writer, pens her latest book, Lola's Money, which is about a young woman winning a major lottery, that follows her with a drastic change in her lifestyle, and this book is also about love and how it can't buy only momentary happiness but not love. This is a thrilling as well as an eye-opening coming-of-age story about greed, thrill, money and love.

Review with Giveaway: Riding by Cassia Cassitas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” 

----Molière, a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature

Cassia Cassitas, a Brazilian author, pens her latest book, Riding that is about a para athlete braving all obstacles to compete in the Paralympics. This is his story about his fight, his hard-working training and his goal and determination to reach the end.

20 August 2015

Review #302: A House Called Askival by Merryn Glover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“A man's daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.”

---- Mat Johnson, an American author

Merryn Glover, a debut author, pens her extraordinary book, A House Called Askival, that tells two stories of a father and a daughter in two different timelines that run parallel like the beautiful hills in Mussoorie- a hill station in India, where the story is set. This heart-touching story provides a stunning outlook as well as the most remarkable view on my very own country and it's enriching history.

19 August 2015

Review with Giveaway: Heart Dancing: A Story Alchemy Adventure by Kathryn Eriksen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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

----Katherine Anne Porter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist.

Kathryn Eriksen, a motivational speaker, teacher, coach and writer by passion, has penned an inspiring as well as heart-touching story, Heart Dancing: A Story Alchemy Adventure , that accounts the beauty of a mother daughter relationship through a transformational as well as healing story about how to manage the past.

Review with Giveaway: Mind Over Bullies: A Mob Forms by D.K. Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”

----Michael J. Fox

D.K. Smith pens his latest novel, Mind Over Bullies: A MOB Forms , that is a coming-of-age story about children getting bullied in high school and how an anti-bully committee is formed who can take drastic measures to teach the bullies a lesson, moreover, there's a money forging case that will keep the readers on their edges.

Review with Giveaway: Welcome, Reluctant Stranger (Between Two Worlds #3) by E Journey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”

---- Kiran Desai

Evy Journey has penned a soul touching contemporary romance novel, Welcome, Reluctant Stranger which is the third book in the Between Two Worlds series, that tells the story of a young woman who saves the life of a stranger by some local thugs thus bringing these two unknown souls together.

18 August 2015

Review with Giveaway: Hello, Agnieszka! (Between Two Worlds, #2) by E. Journey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Some things just couldn't be protectd from storms. Some things simply needed to be broken off...Once old thing were broken off, amazingly beautiful thing could grow in their place.” 

---- Denise Hildreth Jones

Evy Journey has penned a heart touching love story, Hello Agnieszka! that is the second book in the Between Two Worlds series, that tells the story of a mother-daughter relationship where the past smoothly sips into the cracks and edges of the present to make it look worthwhile. This is a remarkable story of past and at times some moments can be quite heart-wrenching that tells us how a woman sacrifices for the sake of her own children.

Review with Giveaway: Hello, My Love! (Between Two Worlds, #1) by E. Journey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” 

---- Donald Miller, an American author

Evy Journey has penned a heart touching contemporary love story, Hello, My Love! which is the first book in the Between Two Worlds series, that tells the story of a woman with a successful career falling for a Casanova whose past is trying hard to ruin the sweet relationship between them.

16 August 2015

Review #301: The Drowning (Fjällbacka #6) by Camilla Läckberg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Knowing that you're crazy doesn't make the crazy things stop happening.” 

----Mark Vonnegut, an American pediatrician and memoirist

Camilla Läckberg, an international bestselling Swedish author, has penned yet another bone-chilling thriller, The Drowning in the Fjällbacka/ Patrik Hedström series, and this book is the sixth in the series. This story revolves around a debut author when he publishes his book, followed by threatening letters and that also jeopardized the lives of people in his whole social circle around him. Meanwhile another bestseller author is pinning hard for the unspoken past of this debut author that finally leads her to an adventurous as well as captivating journey through some cities of Sweden.

15 August 2015

Review #300: Innocence; or, Murder on Steep Street by Heda Margolius Kovály, Alex Zucker (Translation)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Innocence is a kind of insanity” 

----Graham Greene, an English novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenplay writer, travel writer and critic

Heda Margolius Kovály was a Czech writer, whose book, Innocence; or, Murder on Steep Street was inspired by her own life in early 1950s Socialist Prague—her husband's imprisonment and wrongful execution, her own persecution at his disgrace, thus penning a political thriller cum detective novel, that is translated into English by Alex Zucker, an award winning translator.

14 August 2015

Review #299: The Wrong Man by Kate White

My rating:
4 of 5 stars

“Sometimes we want to believe something so badly that we allow ourselves to be taken advantage of.”

---- Aaron B. Powell, an American author

Kate White, the New York Times bestselling author, pens her latest suspense novel, The Wrong Man, which is a heart-stopping thriller about an interior decorator who on a business cum pleasure trip to Florida gets conned by a man about his identity, and little did she knew that a simple stolen identity case would land her up in a dangerous game of illegal medicine trading scam which will put her on the hit list.

12 August 2015

Review #298: Find Virgil by Frank Freudberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray."

----David Byrne, a Scottish-born American musician

Frank Freudberg, an American author, has penned a compelling and thoroughly gripping thriller, Find Virgil, which is about a serial killer who goes on a killing spree after his detection of lung cancer due to a second hand smoke, finally resulting in challenging him to shut down all the major cigarrate-making companies, and he doesn't care for if he need to kill in this process.

11 August 2015

Review #297: When We Were Sisters by Beth Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” 

----Elbert Hubbard, an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher

Beth Miller, a debut English author, has penned a heart-touching contemporary story, When We Were Sisters about two friends being step sisters and how this relationship changes the course of their whole loves, moreover, it's also about facing with the harsh realities that come with sudden decisions made by a parent in a child's life.

10 August 2015

Blog Tour with Giveaway: Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Love is a wonderful thing, my dear, but it leaves you wide open for blackmail.”

----Jasper Fforde, an English author

Chris Cannon, an American author, pens her new book, Blackmail Boyfriend, which is a cute high school love story between a rich guy and a middle class girl, who blackmails the guy to be her fake boyfriend till a certain rumor dies down, but for that the guy needs to face the girl's three elder dominating brothers, and little bit into the mess and fake boyfriend-girlfriend drama, both started to get real feelings for one another.

9 August 2015

Review #296: The Isle of the Lost (Descendants #1) by Melissa de la Cruz

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” 

----Desmond Tutu

Melissa de la Cruz,a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, pens her new YA book, The Isle of the Lost which is the first book in the Descendants series. This series opener tells the story of all those villains whom we all encountered in all the Disney Princess books and movies, from Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty to the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Jafar from Aladdin to Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, when they were banished from the kingdom to a lonely island devoid of any magic or charms. This is the villains' story whom we all loved to hate them, but now we get to love them for real!

Review #295: Before We Were Strangers by Renée Carlino

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“That’s the thing about life. You don’t always get a second chance and there are no guarantees. Love is the only thing that really matters.” 

----Linda Becker, an American author

Renée Carlino, USA TODAY bestselling author, pens her latest tear-jerking new adult book, Before We Were Strangers, which is a love story between two people who met at college but then got separated because of their career and jobs, now after a decade and a half when they became strangers to each other, they meet again, and are they once again willing to relive the past as well as willing to write their unfinished love story?

8 August 2015

Review #294: The Fall of Princes by Robert Goolrick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I choose rich every fucking time. "

----Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street

Robert Goolrick, #1 New York Times bestselling author, pens his new novel, The Fall of Princes that screams being rich and leading a fast life with all the millions that allows one to lead such a lifestyle, and also the 80s when the golden dreams of Wall Street ruled everyone in America, along with it's sprawling downfalls that was so hard to avoid while living on the edge.

Review #293: Mortom by Erik Therme

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”


Erik Therme, an American author, has penned his debut novel, Mortom, which accounts the story of a brother and a sister who are left a huge estate by one of theirs distant cousin who committed suicide in a small town, upon reaching they discover a letter with a key that leads to a "treasure" hidden somewhere in that strange town.

Review #292: It's You by Jane Porter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“In case you never get a second chance: don't be afraid!" "And what if you do get a second chance?" "You take it!” 

----C. JoyBell C.

Jane Porter, USA Today bestselling author, pens her new book, It's You, which tells the story of a young woman who after the death of her fiance's death is losing herself a bit by bit, until she chances upon an opportunity to prove her worth as well as find herself through another old woman's heart-broken love story during the second world war in Germany.

7 August 2015

Review #291: Court of Fives (Court of Fives #1) by Kate Elliott

My rating:
4 of 5 stars

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

---- Charlotte Brontë

Kate Elliott, an award-winning American YA author, pens her new book, Court of Fives which is the first book in the Court of Fives trilogy, that tells the story of a young teenager, belonging from two different caste that divides her own world, is trying to find herself as well as trying to find her way through all those indifference set by the ruler of her world, by participating in a highly challenging competition, Fives.

6 August 2015

Review #290: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

----Winston Churchill

Charles Belfoure, a national bestselling author, has penned a heart-touching as well as enlightening and nostalgic novel, The Paris Architect, that accounts the story of an architect based in Paris during the world war II when German have occupied the city and was ordering the Jews out of the city, when this normal regular, law-abiding architect chances upon a golden opportunity to prove his worth by taking life-threatening risks to be a hero.