TBR for November – 2018

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Today is the 11th of November and I know it is kind of late for a TBR post, but I am doing it anyway.

For this month I have chosen 4 books from my Library and here they are;

  1. Where the Trees were by Inga Simpson
  2. Animal’s People by Indra Sinha
  3. The Elite by Kiera Cass
  4. Sanctum (Asylum, #2) by Madeleine Roux

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These are the four books that I have picked for the month of November. The 3rd book of my TBR is Elite by Kiera Cass, which I had no choice but to select. I have not read the first book of the series, but I already have a clear idea about the story. It was out from the library, therefore I had to borrow the second in the sequel.

There will be more book reviews for the books that I have already accepted from authors, for the reviewing purpose. Welcoming you to stay tuned to my blog for more book reviews.

Do share your thoughts and ideas about these books, and do not forget to comment about your TBR for November.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

Down the TBR Hole #2

Hello All!!!

Welcome to my blog in my second post of Down the TBR Hole hosted by Lost in a Story

The whole idea of this meme is to cleanse your Goodreads TBR pile. As we book lovers, all know, our TBR piles are growing sky-high. Sometimes, we have added such a lot of books, and in the end we do not even know, why we have added them into our TBR.

By taking part in this meme, what you are going to do is;

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

So, this is what I have for you this week;

1. The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano.

10518900.jpgWil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

Opinion : Keep

 

2. Marrying for Money by Chris Manby

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When the glamorous Grosvenor sisters arrive in the exclusive Hamptons beach town of Little Elbow, they can’t help but cause a stir. Gorgeous Grace and Charming Charity are soon hot favourites on everybody’s guest-list. Except that of their neighbour, Marcella Hunter. Heiress Marcella doesn’t want the competition and when Grace starts dating Marcella’s ‘Plan B’ man – dull but extraordinarily rich Choate Fitzgerald – the gloves are off. Marcella determines to find out where the sisters really came from. And exactly how they can afford to rent a six-bedroom beach house in this millionaires’ playground. In the process, however, it’s discovered that quite a few of the people spending that summer in Little Elbow are not exactly what they seem..

Opinion : Keep

3. We are all made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

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Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink.

Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder.They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.

Opinion : Let Go!

4. The truth commission by Susan Juby

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This was going to be the year Normandy Pale came into her own. The year she emerged from her older sister’s shadow—and Kiera, who became a best-selling graphic novelist before she even graduated from high school, casts a long one. But it hasn’t worked out that way, not quite. So Normandy turns to her art and writing, and the “truth commission” she and her friends have started to find out the secrets at their school. It’s a great idea, as far as it goes—until it leads straight back to Kiera, who has been hiding some pretty serious truths of her own.

Opinion : Let Go!

5. Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

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Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find ‘The One’. Their lobster. But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love.

Opinion : Keep

 

These are the five books that I have picked for this week, and out of the five I have decided to let go two of the books and to keep 3 of them back in my TBR pile, with the hope of reading them soon.

I have included the synopsis of each book for today’s post, just to make you guys comfortable, and to decide whether, that I have taken the correct decision.

Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below, since I would love to hear them.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

Comes A Specter (Book 2 of Ghostland Series) by Keta Diablo

Hell All!!!

Welcome to my blog and today I am here with another super exciting book and a review. First I must thank the author, Keta Daiblo for sending me an eArc of the book, back in last month, in exchange an honest review. You can check out her website by simply clicking here

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This book was published on the 1st of October, few days back from today. This was my first ever book by the author.

Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo

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Synopsis

Six months ago, Anya Fleming’s ten- year-old son, Willie-boy, found his father hanging in the barn. Traumatized over his father’s suicide, the boy hasn’t spoken a word since. Now, Willie-boy has come down with a grave, unknown illness and there’s only one man who can save him, Sutter Sky, a learned Blackfoot shaman known as Yellow Smoke—a shaman who was once deeply in love with Anya.
But Fate had other plans for Anya and Sutter—she was forced to marry Lewis Fleming, a cruel man who berated her night and day, and brokenhearted Sutter immersed himself in the mystical customs and beliefs of his People and became a shaman
As if Anya didn’t have enough to deal with after her husband’s death and son’s illness, an evil, sinister ghost is terrorizing their ranch. Anya is convinced the spirit is Lewis, who apparently isn’t done making her life miserable. When she turns to Yellow Smoke for help, will he put side his bitterness and save Willie-boy? And can the renowned shaman dispel the powerful ghost from their lives and send him back to Hades? (from Goodreads)

My Reveiw

As I mentioned before, this is my very first book by Keta Diablo. I pushed everything aside and started reading because I felt the story would definitely arouse my curiosity. Well, it actually did;

  1. After reading about the author, Keta Daiblo, I understood that she loves to narrate about ghosts in her books. Well, I loved the whole idea about having a ghost in the story, because that is where the curiosity of the reader, starts to arouse.
  2. We meet the female protagonist of the story, Anya who is forcefully married to Lewis and has a son, Willie boy. Six months ago her son finds his father hanging in the barn, dead. This leads the little boy scandalized and Anya needs help of Sutter Sky, a very powerful blackfoot Shaman.
  3. All the characters were well constructed and smoothly set into the setting of the story.
  4. The setting of the story, a ranch made me visually create the imagine in my mind’s eye. The setting of the story is very descriptive.
  5. The end of the story carries a lot of excitement. But I must say, that the excitement is being carried throughout the story, which makes the reader want to know, what will happen next.
  6. I found the whole story overwhelming.
  7. It is a quick read and would highly recommend to anyone who loves to read Paranormal Romance.

My Rating

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(4/5) Exceptional

Now you can read an excerpt from this wonderful book;

EXCERPT: Sutter confronts the ghost.

Chapter Fourteen

“Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated, I will not be ashamed.”
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Tendrils of darkness breached the room as Sutter slipped through the window of Anya’s room. He didn’t want Willie-boy to see him dressed for war, the ebony handprints –chin to cheek—the tunic and leggings splashed with blood red paint. If he didn’t return, he wanted the boy to remember how he looked the last time he saw him. A misty cloud of energy trailed Sutter as he sprinted through the woods, a sign the wraith was on the prowl and primed for killing. That suited Sutter just fine. He had one goal in mind—lead the ghost toward the pit. He’d worry about how to implement the second part of his plan when the time came. An odious stench spiraled up his nostrils, another potent omen the heavy, scuffing footsteps behind him belonged to Ten Wounds.

Moments later, a cry from the dead and damned cleaved the dark, chilling Sutter’s blood. No wonder Lewis had cracked, no wonder Anya and Willie-boy were terrified of the evil spirit. No wonder Cobb had said, ‘Run, brother. Take Anya and run.’ Close, the Zeuzeu was close now. Sutter imagined the ghost’s rank breath stirring the long, dark hair at the nape of his neck.

The pit loomed ahead. Sutter spotted the pine branches and broken boughs he’d placed over the illusory grave. “Now or never”, he said to the full moon overhead and came to an abrupt halt. Drawing a deep breath, he mustered up his courage and turned to face Ten Wounds. A haze of gray mist swirled around the spirit’s form, his human form. If the situation weren’t so serious, Sutter could have shouted with joy.

He took in the ghost’s visage. A quiver hung from his shoulder stocked with sharp, pointed arrows—a sign he’d transformed into the fierce warrior who once walked the earth. Steeped in blood (no doubt from his recent kills), his clothing hung in tatters around his massive frame—a vest made of animal hides, a breechcloth and fringed leggings. Sutter’s gaze traveled to his painted, pock-marked face. Yellow and white stripes marked his forehead and chin, and black circles blended into his dark eyes. For a brief second, Sutter’s insides quivered and ropes of tension knotted every cord and fiber of his body. Bleary, unearthly eyes speared Sutter when the wraith raised a hand of claw-like fingers and pointed at his enemy’s chest.

The wind, much like the sound of a thousand women wailing, keened into the deafening silence. Fire exploded from the ghost’s eyes—flames the fires of Hell couldn’t compete with. Sutter shouted over the infernal noise and flames. “You are not welcome here! Hear my words, you are dead!”

Like a misty cloud of energy, Ten Wounds lurched forward, a staccato rhythm of hisses and howls spewing from his foam-drooling mouth. Sutter had never imagined such a demonic apparition.

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That’s all for today folks!

Until next the next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi