Review: Pressure

Author: Betsy Reavley.
Genre: Mystery Thriller.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«❤️


When the submarine departed, none of the ten people on board knew it would turn into a nightmare.

Trapped on the sunken vessel and unable to escape, one of them is discovered dead. The tension escalates as the survivors realise there is a murderer among them, who is preparing to strike again and again…

With mounting desperation, people begin to turn on each other. While they struggle to identify who is responsible, each must contend with their own past and the secrets they are hiding.
But who is who? And which of them will be next to die?

Cover Review:

The cover is beautiful, and absolutely intriguing. It's what made me request the book on NetGalley.

Book Review:

I honestly don't know what to say. This book is unlike anything I've ever read before. It's been a long time since I found a thriller that pulled me in as deeply as this one did. Well, considering the fact that this story takes place in a submarine, I'd say it was pretty deep. Okay okay, bad joke! 

Pressure was weird, surreal and goosebumps raising. It pulled me into it so completely that I felt like a part of the story myself. 
(Translation: I was so into it I freaked out at the sound of my brother slamming the door shut.)

The characters were so real and almost all of them had something in common with the killer. The killer's point of view only adds to the mystery. 

The best thing about this novel was that it kept me wondering all the while I was reading it. I was trying to assemble all the clues, examining the suspects. I felt like the detective that wasn't there. 

I especially loved the ending because it was realistic and full of uncertainty. 

I'll recommend you to grab this one as soon as possible. Pre-order it now, because I'm telling you. You don't want to miss this one. 

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Review: The Text

Author: Claire Doughlas
Genre: Mystery Thriller, Short Story.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸŹ


A single text changed her life. Did it end his?

Emily Latimer is furious. Her boss Andrew is being so unreasonable, as always. She fires off a text to her boyfriend, only in her haste she sends it to her whole office group.

In it she says Andrew's being difficult about letting her have time off work. That she is angry. That she hopes he dies. The next day her face burns in the office. No one believes her when she says it was a typo, she meant to say does. She hopes he does.

It's a nightmare. But it gets worse - Andrew doesn't turn up for work. And then the police come knocking. Because Andrew Burton has been murdered . . .

Cover Review:

The cover is simple, and has the 'mystery' feel to it. I like it. 

Book Review:

This wasn't a book so much as it was just 40 pages long. To me, these are the 'filler' books, the books I read when I'm trying to figure out what to read next.

The Text was short, and therefore the suspense hadn't been held for too long, though even then, I'd figured who was the culprit right from the beginning. It was pretty obvious to be honest. 

But the writing style and the ending saved the story from ending up in a ditch. I liked the ending and I think that was it's saving grace. 

So yeah, it was a fun read, but it's definitely not a favorite. 

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2018

Hey bookworms!

I forgot to share this with you guys, but I participated in the Camp NaNoWriMo this April! It was my first time participating and I actually made it! I hadn't expected myself to, as I'm well known for lacking motivation. 

But fortunately, I found a really awesome cabin and cabin mates, and with their help and awesome support, I reached my goal of 40,000 words! So I want to thank each one of them for their help!

I feel so happy right now! The project I worked on for camp is my first full length novel, and it currently stands at around 65k words. I'm shocked that I actually wrote all that! 

Anyway, I just wanted to share my joy with you people! 

Keep reading, keep smiling and be happy!

-Anky. ❤️

Review: A Small Book Of Disturbing Poetry

Author: Tanner Ashe.
Genre: Poetry.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


Acclaimed poet and social commentator Tanner Ashe's adolescent years were full of hardship and pain. This collection of works, written between her 14th and 20th birthdays reflect some of her darkest thoughts.

Unlike the more sophisticated and joyous poetry she is most commonly known for, this collection gives voice to the pain of an abused child as she struggles with the rage and helplessness inherent to her victimization.

Ms. Ashe has been lauded internationally as a beacon of light for rape and abuse victims.

A Small Book of Disturbing Poetry shows the darker side of the artist, the pain, suffering and even fantasies expressed that paved the way for her ultimate healing.

The work, though disturbing and simplistic, offers insight into a truly beautiful mind, and represents the progression from angry literary neophyte to the voice of recovery and love.
This book will disturb, read it with the knowledge that the expressions of rage and pain within its pages made inspiration and healing possible.

Cover Review:

The cover, just like the poems, is dark, sinister and chilling. 

Book Review:

This poetry collection gave me the chills. It has a lot of triggers so many people would not want to read this but I, for one, am in awe. 

This woman, this amazing woman has been through so much in life. She has seen so many horrors, at such a young age. 

Her poems were raw, full of pain and so very real. There was no sugar-coating. No substitutions. Just the cold hard truths. 

The poems were chilling, goosebumps raising and heart wrenching. They made me want to hug the author, or cry along with her. 

To put it in a few words, they were beautiful in a dark, sinister way. 

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Review: The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie.
Genre: Young Adult.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Cover Review:

The cover is abstract and artistic, just like the story. I like it!

Book Review:

Okay. That was weird. I was reading this book in a shopping center while my family shopped, and I don't know how it happened, it felt so weird. I mean, one second I was reading and the next it just ended. I know that's how books end. But this was so weird. I was reading on my phone, so I hadn't realized I was close to the end. When I came up to the end, I was so baffled that I flipped back twice to make sure it really had ended. That's how engrossing The Diary was!

The characters, the setting, they were all so real. And the cartoons were an added bonus that always cracked me up. The book itself was super hilarious too. The author is so good at making you laugh that you end up laughing at the sad parts too, just like the hero of the story, Junior. 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian also taught me a lot about native Americans that I didn't know before. I'd always been confused by the term 'Indian' because I knew that they weren't talking about us (people who live in India) but I hadn't known what it actually meant. Over time, by stumbling upon the term in various books, I finally understood who they were. But through this book, I came to know them. And for that, I'm very thankful to the author.

The Diary is definitely a must read for just about anyone!

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Review: The Fireproof Girl

AuthorLoretta Lost.
Genre: NA, Mystery, Romance.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


Abandoned at birth, Sophie Shields grew up in abusive foster homes, escaping into books and computers for solace. When the constant danger became too much to bear, she ran away, thinking she could survive on her hacking skills alone.

That was until she met Cole Hunter. He became the only person she could trust: her family, her friend, her partner-in-crime. Her everything. After struggling through college and starting their lives together, she believed that nothing could ever tear them apart.

Until it did.

And she’ll do everything in her power to fix what is broken. If it isn’t too late…


When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. Fueled by years of obsession, he started one of the world’s leading architectural firms, with a mission to design homes resistant to fire, earthquakes, floods, and every threat known to man.

Sophie was his secret weapon. She was his purpose. Since they were teenagers, he was determined to build a better life for her, so she could finally be safe, and they could be together.

But disaster has always followed Cole around, ripping away everything he loves. This time, if he isn’t careful…
His enemies might just take him down.

Cover Review:

The cover is what made me participate in this tour. I love it!

Book Review:

I don't know what to say about this book. I'm so glad I got to be a part of this tour and read this book!

The Fireproof Girl was unlike any book I've ever read. It was full of so many emotions, both positive and negative. 

The writing style was so powerful that it had me crying even before I properly got to know the characters. 

Scarlett with her changing identities and Cole with his promise to protect her, were both such awesomely crafted characters. Another character that I really liked was Zack, because he was with Scarlett through her toughest time. 

The ending was a bit weird, though keeping the overall story in mind, it was kinda perfect too. 

So now, after reading The Fireproof Girl, I'm hoping to read The Bulletproof Boy soon. 

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I definitely recommend you to get this one, and what's more? It's free on Amazon right now! 

Guest Post: Turning Your Kids Into Bookworms

Hey Bookworms! 

Today, we have a very special guest with us! Megan from Ginger Mom and The Kindle Quest has some fun things to share with us! I love her blog, and I'd definitely recommend you to go give it a visit! I promise you, you'll be hooked. 

Without further ado, I'll hand over the reins to Megan, and sit back and enjoy the ride she takes us into!

My child is too active. She doesn't sit still long enough to read. What's the big deal? It's only reading. Don't they cover that stuff in school? Why do I need to read to him at home?

I talk about books with everyone. Moms, dads, friends, teachers. Anyone. Even coworkers or friends who never really found the love of reading. And when you talk to a parent about reading to their child, many times there are reasons why they don't do it. Justifications for why it just isn't at the top of their priorities.

And I get it. As a mom, I understand. Life is hectic. Kids don't sit still. And in the grand scheme of things, is reading to your child before (or outside of) school really that important? Yes, I believe it is.

So how do you instill a love of reading into that child who just won't sit still? That's where I come in! Lady Quinn and Mister Chu (my little ones who possess an unlimited supply of energy, it seems) do not sit still very often. But when a new book comes in the mail or Mom downloads a new book on her iPad or Kindle, their eyes get just as wide with excitement as . . . well, as mine do! They look forward to reading.



Audiobooks. Oh yes, these are a mom's best friend if you want your child to read but can't get them to sit still long enough to finish a book. If you have an Amazon account, you automatically have an Audible account. I found Curious George Rides a Bike on Audible for less than two dollars. It's an eleven minute book. We can finish it in the car on our way to the babysitter's each day. Easy peasy. The handy little app on my phone makes it so that the kids can listen while they look at the pictures!

Skybrary. What is this? It's an amazing creation of LeVar Burton Kids that brings the best parts of Reading Rainbow to the kids of today.


The best part of this app? The books are narrated, just like when I watched them on Reading Rainbow as a kid. And there are mini video adventures starring LeVar, himself. As a parent, you can even track your child's reading progress in the app! (We aren't quite to that stage of reading yet but soon, it will be useful!) There are already hundreds of books available and it's expanding everyday! For the tech-savy toddler, this is definitely the way to go!

Reading Rainbow / Bookaboo. On that same note, if your child is a television addict, there are shows that will open them up to the world of reading. I already mentioned Reading Rainbow (for the 80s babies like me, this was a staple in our daily life!) But it seems 2018 has its own version of this. Bookaboo. Actors and actresses (like Selma Blair and Molly Parker) read picture books with an adorable little "rock puppy".

Just read. Last, but definitely not least - just read. If your kid wants to play, sit in the same room with them and read. Let them keep playing. They don't have to be motionless on the couch next to you in order to absorb anything. Find something interesting in the book? Talk about it. My kids love to discuss books when we're done. Who was their favorite character? Why was George being naughty? The simplest questions change forcing your child to read into an adventure!

Of course, what it always comes down to is how the parent feels about reading. If it's not important to them, the odds are pretty good that it won't be important to their children. But reading is important. It's where our children get their vocabulary. Where they learn to speak and use their imaginations. It's one of the places kids get their dreams of becoming astronauts and doctors and actresses. And it's where they realize they can be anything and do anything they set their minds to.

But, as LeVar says, "you don't have to take my word for it".

Looking for some KidLit suggestions? Or have some of your own? Link them up to the Children's Books Tuesday linky!

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Thank you for all those awesome tips Megan! I especially love the audiobooks idea! Thank you for taking time out of your busy (and kinda disarrayed 😜) schedule to visit my blog! 

I'm hoping to host a guest post every Tuesday, but knowing me, I'll probably mess up! 

Hope that doesn't happen! 


Review: Demons In My Mind

Author: Aashish Gupta. 
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Philosophy.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


Are crimes and mental illness related?
Is your mind under your control?
Is your life an illusion created by you?

Dakshesh, an old man in Sirubari village suffering from cancer, wishes to be released from excruciating pain. His journey takes him to the three monks, known for miraculous healing and life transformation. He discovers they are no saints, but hardened criminals. The three monks - Rizwan, Murli, Joseph - narrate stories of unprecedented savagery that would make even the most cold-hearted criminals look down with shame.
The dark stories of the three monks leave Dakshesh gasping, but there is something about their dishonorable lives that relieves Dakshesh from his pain.

Cover Review:

The cover is abstract, yet intriguing. I'd wanted to read this book since I spotted that cover. So when I got the review opportunity, I grabbed it with both hands!

Book Review:

I totally agree with the blurb. This book makes you think. A lot. Philosophy isn't something that usually interests me, but this book was an exception. 

I loved how intricately the stories of the three monks were weaved together. The connection was hard to guess, but made all the sense. 

Of the three though, I found Rizwan's story to be the most believable. And the most interesting too. 

To say that the last segment was gory would be an understatement. It was inhuman. I wouldn't suggest this book to a person with a weak stomach. I myself found it hard to read. 

The only thing that irked me was how the format changed. Most of the novel is written in the story style and yet the fourth segment, comprising of maybe 40 pages, was written in screenplay/play format. I haven't ever read a book that mixes two types of styles like this, so it kinda felt weird. 

All in all though, Demons In My Mind is a goosebumps raising page turner!

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Review: Then The Doorbell Rang

Author: Capri Jalota
Genre: General Fiction.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


One fine morning, Jane wakes up and stands upon the ledge of her 18th floor flat in Dubai Marina. Till a few years back, she was everything that would make anyone jealous – beautiful, rich and successful. But then the wheels of time turned. Today, she is miserable and lonely. Would she get over a deception? Can she forgive herself for deserting a friend? Would she ever find true love? Will karma get the better of her or will life give her another chance to correct the wrongs?
Then the Doorbell Rang is about Jane’s roller-coaster journey as she explores the mystical phenomenon called Life.

Cover Review:

Both the title and the cover made me think that this was a mystery novel. Though it most definitely isn't. The cover though intriguing and relating to the storyline, does not fit well with the genre.

Book Review:

Then The Doorbell Rang begins with Jane thinking about jumping off her balcony and killing herself. Then, the story moves through multiple flashbacks in order to explain her reasons for wanting to do so, and her life in general. 

The story was well written, well planned and easy to follow despite the multiple flashbacks. Though the flashbacks oftentimes weren't written in the correct tenses, which irked me a lot. 

The characters were real, well created and had their own personalities. There were, of course, a lot of characters, but it was easy to keep track of them. 

All in all, Then The Doorbell Rang was an entertaining, interesting read and I'm glad I read it!

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Review: So Near The Horizon

AuthorJessica Koch.
Genre: Romance, YA, True Story.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«❤️


From the moment she crosses paths with Danny, Jessica is fascinated. The dashing, confident twenty-year-old has everything she dreams of—looks, success, independence, money—and his kind, infinitely cheerful nature is spellbinding.

Yet Jessica sees something else lingering underneath Danny’s perfect facade. Bit by bit, she manages to pick it apart, unveiling harrowing truths about a deeply traumatic childhood that has left more than just emotional scars. Now, far away from his home and family, he is fighting to build a normal life for himself—even though he may be destined for a future as dark as his past.
Despite all adversity and against all reason, a deep and intimate love develops between Danny and Jessica. But soon they find themselves confronting the harsh realities of a superficial world, battling against prejudice and exclusion at every turn… and, worst of all, racing against time…

Cover Review:

The cover is a silhouette one, and it's simple and pretty. 

Book Review:

I DNFd this book. 

You just checked the rating, didn't you? We'll, let me explain. 

I did not finish this book because I couldn't read it any further because I freaked out. No, it's not a horror story, it's one of the most beautiful love stories I've ever read. And it's a true story. So why didn't I finish reading it?

Because this book was so raw, so real that it completely took me off guard. Though there was no trigger warnings in the blurb, this book deals with issues like sexual abuse and an untreatable life threatening disease. And the second one is kinda too close to home for me. 

Also, I was in love with Danny and Jessica's love story. And I knew that it was going to end. So I couldn't bear to read it. 

Hopefully, some day I'll have enough courage to pick it up again, and finish reading it, but until then, I'll prefer to think that they're living together happily. 

And yet, I will recommend you to read this one. Because it's beautiful, mesmerising, heartbreaking, a bit crazy and full of love. 

This story is based on the author's real life, and I'd like to salute her for being so strong. 

P.s. If you do read the book, would you please let me know how it ends?

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Have you ever read such a book that hit you so hard that you couldn't read it? Even if you wanted to?

Review: Pretty Dead Girls

AuthorMonica Murphy.
Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


Beautiful. Perfect. Dead.

In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed.

The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she's next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she's never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her.

There's something he isn't telling her. But there's something she's not telling him, either.
Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.

Cover Review:

The cover is typical mystery novel cover, though considering the book is primarily YA, I wish the cover reflected some of that. 

Book Review:

I'll be honest, at the beginning, I thought about giving up on this, once or twice. I just couldn't get into it. But then came along Cass Vincenti, and he's the one who added all the real stuff into the story. 

Though the story was from Penelope's point of view, I just couldn't get into it until Cass showed up. Her character seemed pretty dull to me, to be honest. 

After that, the story picked right up. There was suspense, and of course the romance. I read this book in two days, only because I had to sleep. I kept reading, first because I wanted to know who the killer was and then when I did realize who it most possibly was, I kept reading because of Cass. 

I also loved the 'killer's point of view' snippets. They kept me on edge, and wanting to keep reading. 

All in all though, Pretty Dead Girl was pretty reckless but a page turner nonetheless!

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Review: Inescapable Fate

AuthorHanleigh Bradley.
Genre: Romance, Mystery.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


When Georgia Kentley breaks up with her long-term boyfriend Darren over Christmas, she really can't wait to return to work on the 27th of December.

The excitement dies when she meets her new boss, Walker Trent. DCI Trent is a misogynistic pain in the arse. Being a young police officer, Georgia has met her fair share of men who don't understand that she can hold her own. Every single time she has proven them wrong.
Will she be able to prove to Walker Trent just how capable she is or will she get herself into a heap of trouble, danger and chaos? And when chaos ensues who will be there to save her?

Cover Review:

The cover is pretty simple and to be honest doesn't reflect the storyline at all. It could definitely have been better.

Book Review:

I picked this one up for two reasons, one because I was overwhelmed by all the heavy mystery novels I'd been reading and wanted a break and two, because this book releases today, so I figured I'll get it read before then! 

Though I was wrong in thinking this was just a romance novel and now I want to cry because this one has left me with a cliffhanger and I've no idea when I'll get to read the next book. This is exactly why I refrain from reading books whose sequels are yet to be published. 

As for Inescapable Fate, it was absolutely awesome. A perfect blend of romance and mystery, and short enough to be a light read. 

Both the main characters, Georgie and Walker were adorable and admirable in their own ways. Watching them grow from disliking to loving each other was a whole lot of fun. 

All in all, Inescapable Fate was a fun and enjoyable read!

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Oh, and I'd definitely recommend you to get this one now! Because it's pretty cheap and today's the release day of this beauty too! 

Review: Ceremony In Death

Author: J.D. Robb.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸŹ


Even in an age of cutting-edge technology, old beliefs die hard...
Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong - and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil...

Cover Review:

The cover is dark, mysterious and perfectly reflects the storyline. Plus it has a black background, so I love it all the more!

Book Review:

I borrowed this one from my best friend months ago, and only got to reading it now. And I'm glad I did. 

I stayed up late last night to finish it, because I just couldn't sleep without knowing the end. So yeah, it's one of those books. 

I loved Every Dallas and I'm so excited to know that her story continues on in all the books of the In Death series. I'm eager to read more about her. And her husband Roarke too. This book didn't give me much on him, but I guess that's because it's the fifth one in the series. I'll have to hunt for the others!

The story itself was perfect, full of murders, suspense and with a tinge of romance that only Nora Roberts can do so well.

All in all, Ceremony In Death was an exciting, and totally unputdownable book!

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Which In Death book should I read next? Let me know in the comments!

Review: Wonder

AuthorR.J. Palacio.
Genre: Middle Grade, YA.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


'My name is August.
I won't describe to you what I look like.
Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He eats ice-cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been home-schooled by his parents his entire life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, Auggie's parents are sending him to a real school. Can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches, Wonder is a frank, funny, astonishingly moving debut to be read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

Cover Review

The cover on my library copy was of the movie, but I love the original cover way more!

Book Review:

Wonder was absolutely beautiful. It was one of the realest book I've ever read. I could feel Auggie so truly, I felt as if he was my little brother in real life. 

The story itself was wonderful. And I'm finding it hard to write a review because it was just that good! I mean, I can't fathom criticizing a single moment from the book, much less the whole thing. 

So I guess you can imagine that I'm a fan already, and I'll let you know that I've just borrowed all the other novellas from the Wonder series as well as the movie. 

So now I'll stop writing this, insist you to read this absolutely amazing book and take my leave to go watch the movie!

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Have you read Wonder yet? If you have, tell me what you thought about it! If not, I urge you to read it as soon as possible! 

Review: Life Seemed Good...But...

Author: Richard Bell.
Genre: Satire, Humour, Short Story.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


A picture of life in and around the Mystee Forest as viewed by a variety of talking animals, strange characters, and the author's twisted perception of reality. Imagine a cross between Aesop's Fables and the Brothers Grimm.

Cover Review:

The cover piqued my interest, and it looks really funny with that jumble of characters.

Book Review:

Life Seemed a collection of short stories that are sometimes connected to each other while sometimes are not. 

Though the one common thing among them all is that they're all really humorous, sometimes sarcastic, but overall really funny. 

The stories give life to inanimate objects and make them do things that are hilarious, weird and thought provoking. Though I loved almost all of the stories, The Amoeba, The Wizard and Naked Christmas were my favourites. The Spud was pretty funny too, until it got serious. 

The best thing about these stories was that every one of them had some hidden meaning, and though I couldn't uncover all of them, it was sure a fun ride! 

All in all, Life Seemed Good...But...was full of sarcasm, wit an reading it was a whole lot of fun! 

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Review: Duty Bound

AuthorChristina Bauer.
Genre: Fantasy 
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«


As the High Prince of the demon-fighting thrax, Lincoln knows he must marry for political gain. Not that he minds. For all of his eighteen years, Lincoln’s been bound to his duty. Fighting demons is his life, and he’s never given romance a second thought. Instead, the High Prince lives for the days when he leaves his hidden realm to fight demons on Earth.

Then, everything changes.
Lincoln and his nobles become forced to visit Purgatory, the home of quasi-demons (who are mostly human with a bit of demonic DNA). Here Lincoln spies Myla Lewis, a lady warrior who enflames his heart, ignites his interest, and inspires his respect. Trouble is, Myla’s also a quasi. By thrax law, Lincoln must kill anything demonic—not date them. For the first time in his life, Lincoln wonders if he’ll follow his duty…or heed the demands of his heart.

Cover Review:

The cover is interesting, because of that weirdly awesome tail, to be honest! Though I wish the title was written in bigger fonts than the series' name. 

Book Review:

Dutybound is a prequel Novella to the Angelbound series, which I haven't had a chance to read yet. 

So despite the fact that I knew nothing about this story, the Novella proved to be an absolutely entertaining read. 

My favorite thing is that none of it was confusing in the slightest. At times, when I read a prequel to a book, it has some references to the original book one which makes it confusing for the people who haven't read the book yet. 

Thankfully, that didn't happen here. 

I liked Lincoln, but my favorite character was the Earl of Striga. Though he doesn't have much of a role in this novella, I am pretty sure he'll play a major role in Angelbound.

All in all, Dutybound was a fun, short read and I'm looking forward to reading the book one. After all, who doesn't love a badass warrior heroine?

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