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.