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Book Review : The Ghost of Normandy Road (Haunted Minds #1) by John Hennessy

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An old house stands on Normandy Road, uncared for and uninhabited for years, until one day, believing an urban legend that no-one dares to live there, a young boy decides to cross its threshold.Yet the house is far from empty – within its walls, a terrible evil has been disturbed. It will take one brave soul three of the longest nights of his life to unlock its secrets, but will he live to tell the tale? (official synopsis)

Book Review: Tides by Mara Oudenes-Cruz Ramos

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Sun, sand and waves, three words that summarize what life is like at Sea Glass Beach. The normally quiet village is hosting a surfing festival with the biggest names and brands in the sport. The Kalani siblings; a lawyer and an instructor, and their friends; an investor and a librarian, are surrounded by new visitors, unexpected situations and a tide of emotions as they find themselves as amateur contestants in the world of professional surfing. (official synopsis)

Book Review : The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter, #1) by K.S. Marsden

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For Centuries there had been a prophecy circulating in the world of Witch and Witch hunters that a powerful witch would rise bringing this whole world to an end and nobody would have the power enough to stand against her for she would be the most powerful of all. The Shadow Witch. And now the Shadow has risen. On the other side of this war, Hunter, a witch hunter and one of his kind and heir to a powerful lineage, suddenly find himself helpless and powerless. what happened that made this vicious witch hunter so vulnerable.

Book Review: A Backed Up John by Michael McAfee

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An accident takes John Smythe to the last place he had expected, Olympus. As he reaches midst the gods, a new task is levied upon him and with his scientific and progressive mind, he have to accomplish these tasks and without altering the history

Book Review: Auditory Viewpoint by Lillian R. Melendez

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Cyber crime is on its rise and everyday tonnes of people suffer from this malice and end up losing their earning and even identity. Even the modern justice system is fighting against this malice but finding it hard. What happens when you become a victim of identity theft and to make it worse comes with a hidden vengeance. who can you trust and where can you hide?

Book Review: India Was One by An Indian

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India gains its strength from its diversity. It is perhaps one of the only existing countries in the world that nurtures so many diverse religions and cultures and yet tying them all in one little fragile thread called india but what if this thread is broken. What if suddenly a communal riot gets out of hand so bad that the entire nation gets divided. How will different culture co exist?

Book Review: Chances Choices Changes Death by Connie Knight

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A quaint little town is startled by the murder of one of their daughters. Myra Cade was a gentle soul, single mother taking care of both her father and her son but lives of many are about to change as she is found dead and her body is discovered discarded.

Book Review: Boardinghouse Stew by E. E. Smith

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The book ages back to the time when World war II was at its prime and everything around was chaos. Midst this the story tells a story about a boarding house run by a very colorful personality and the tenants living with her who all grew up to share a bond among themselves after living under disastrous times.

Book Review: The Murderer’s Smile by Kevin D’Onofrio

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He had everything. A loving family. A successful career. Money, fame, followers, in fact so much that there were billboards all around the country that proclaimed him to be “The most trusted man”. All that until he was arrested for the murder of his pregnant wife and son. How did the most trusted man and popular News Anchor went on to become “The Death Anchor” ? and most importantly. Did he really kill his wife?

Book Review: Constricted (Flawed #1.1) by Becca J. Campbell

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A short novella of the series flawless and elongating on the first book of the series, Empath, Constricted is the version of Logan where he is in turmoil over his feelings for Jade and trying to cope with his secrets

Book Review: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimee Carter

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This is a new World where you are judged based on your performance in a test. Depending upon the scores of the test, you are judged to be either worthy for the society or not. Worst is that you are to live with the score of this test etched on you for the rest of your lives but what if one person stands to fight against this system that values the scores more than the person it is etched on?

Book Review: Ravana: Roar of the Demon King: A Graphic Novel by Abhimanyu Singh Sisodia, Sachin Nagar (Illustrator)

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A graphic Novel, depicting the life of Ravana, a powerful figure that dominates Hindu Mythology with his story that went from being one of the most learned, skilled and a worthy king to the most hated person

Book review : The Labours of Heracles by Ryan Foley

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A Graphic Novel, depicting the 12 labours of Hercules giving the quick guide to this greek hero’s heroic life

Book Review: Sita: Daughter of the Earth by Saraswati Nagpal, R. Manikandan (Illustrator)

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A graphic Novel that takes you through the divine birth of Sita, wife of Lord Ram in Hindu mythology and her journey involving the marriage to Lord Ram, the exile and the tragic end. Its a quick tour through her life

Book review: Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead

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Set in the futuristic world, where Gods have been abandoned and nobody worships Gods except for their country, there are mysterious deaths cropping up which shows evidence of supernatural powers but a world which refuses to admit the existence of Gods or supernatural power, how does one explain the mysterious deaths happening. Set to find out the truth are two people who hate each other after an unprecedented rendezvous

Book Review: The Reluctant Warrior (Warrior series, #2) by Ty Patterson

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There is a new gang emerging in the world of crimes that are becoming untouchable and dangerous as the day passes and to add to the chaos there is a mole in the investigation team that is helping the gang and even weakening FBI and NYPD with suspicions and pointing fingers. To solve this and to bring this upcoming gangsters to ground, the need a strong force.

Book review: Unburied Past (Oakshade Manor, #1) by Larissa Ladd

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Alexis has recently lost her job and to save her money she moves into a new apartment but as soon as she starts living there she experiences paranormal activities and midst them she gets clues about her missing mother. Suddenly there are a whole lot of secrets revolving around Alexis to unravel

Book review : Headhunters by Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett

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Roger brown is the best in his field. An accomplished Headhunter, his selections are the golden words and no candidate he has ever chosen for a post has ever gone home empty handed but on a personal front, his luxury lifestyle is pushing him into debts and to survive this, Roger has a secret life. But things turn ugly when he meets the wrong person

Book Review : Unbeautiful (Unbeautiful, #1) by Jessica Sorensen

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Emery has been living a very protected and sheltered life and was always told that all she requires is to be beautiful and train herself to be an obedient and loyal partner to her fiance and adhere to the rules of their community but now she wants to move out of her cocoon and explore the world for herself but the problem lies with her family who is far from your conventional parents and nor is the neighborhood she has been living in. The more she tries to escape, the more she gets dragged into a deeper world of secrets

Book Review : Stormling (The Legend of Mordana #1) by John Hennessy

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The book is set in the fantasy land of Mordana and things at Mordana is not looking good as the peace once prevalent over these lands is now at danger with new evil forces gaining power and protector’s of Mordana finding themselves weaker than ever and as fate would play tricks the future of Mordana now lies within the hands of couple of teenagers from earth.

Book Review: Dark Winter: Crescent Moon (Dark Winter #2) by John Hennessy

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Romilly winter and her friends are still trying to get over the deaths of their dear ones while still fighting their own demons, when one of their enemies return for another round. But this time the three are not together as everybody is forced to fight alone and taking new alliances but sometimes the decisions you take are the fatal ones that can change everything

Book Review: The Blood and the Raven (A Tale of Vampires, #2) by John Hennessy

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A group of friends under the shadows of moon decides to tell each other the scariest of tales known to them but things does not go as anticipated as an ancient curse visits them. or is it really a curse?

Book review: Death Before Daylight (Timely death #3) by Shannon A Thompson

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Two worlds collide in this final trilogy. The inevitable fight is finally happening between the descendants of the two worlds of Dark and Light and while lives are at stake, a cruel decision has to be taken to ensure the safety of their world and its peoples. The final trilogy is were Eric and Jessica finally face Darthon but midst preparing themselves for the war, their personal relationship is threatened by revelations of many untold truths.

Book Review: Dublin in the Rain by Andrew Critchley

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Dublin in rain is the story of Jonathan Melton, who coming from a broken family and troubled childhood had become darker in his view for the world until he finally finds a person who forces him to see the bright and wonderful world but sad turns of events lead him into a much darker place. The book is a journey of Jonathan from being a young boy to a man learned in the intricacies of life.

Book Review: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

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Bianca Piper never had any issues with her high school except for the usual stuffs until she was given the position of Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by the one person she detest the most, the known womanizer of the school, Wesley Rush. With obvious reasons to hate him more, Bianca tried to avoid him but the things in her life and drama at high school in a twisted sort of way brought her closer to Wesley Rush who ironically became the only anchor in her chaotic high school life

Book Review: Grimm’s Fairy Tales

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Its all the fairy tales you have read presented in its initial and original form with no fancy adornments. The collection includes everything from Cindrella, rapunzel to Hansel and Gretel and Iron Hans

Book Review: Black City by Elizabeth Richards (black city #1)

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Its a new world that has resurrected itself after the debacle of a terrible war but the new world is nothing but cruel and still at constant state of war between humans and Darklings. Caught between this hatred and war is an young love between a darkling and a human that has to fight with everything for their love. from friends, family to their very basic nature

Wattpad Book Review: Consumed

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Lucy Hanson thought it was a plain journal left behind by some previous owners until she realizes the contents were far from someone’s scribbling or fantasy. It was confessions. Confessions and chronicles of murders done by the serial killer O, who has been terrorizing the city with gruesome murders. How far can you go before the danger comes knocking at your door?

Book Review: Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer

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Learnt from the best, her father itself, Julep Dupree is a master in the art of conning and her tricks are not something that can be left unnoticed but she is put to the ultimate test when she has to use all the skills she has ever learnt to find her missing father, and piece together the clues he has left behind to find him before its too late.

Book Review: The Rataban Betrayal by Stephen Alter

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Calm and Serene Mussoorie is startled when bullets ricochet through the heart of these silent valleys killing a CIA agent and what follows is a revelation of a huge conspiracy that is threatening to spread chaos by killing one of the most prominent figures of modern world. Set across the Background of Himalayan Valleys, It tells the muffled struggles of Tibetan natives taking refuge across the world and who is fighting daily to get back to their home

Book Review: Blood Of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3)

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The trilogy finale brings Jasper Dent face to face with his worst fears. His father. At one end he has this urge to kill his father but on the other hand he knows that one little misstep and he will end up being the one thing that he has avoid becoming his entire life. A serial Killer. Things in the finale has gone worst making Jasper take measures that will stain him for life.

Book Review: Game by Barry Lyga (Jasper Dent #2)

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In this sequel to I hunt Killers, Japser Dent is being roped in by New York Police department to assist them in a recent events of murders terrorizing the city. Along with this fact, Jasper also has to deal with the fact that his father has escaped prison and it is not far when he will have to come face to face with his serial killer father

Book Review: The Odyssey by Homer

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The Odyssey is the tragic tale of Odyssey who gets imprisoned by nymph Calypso while returning back from the Trojan War as described in Iliad.Odyssey with the help of Goddess Athena eventually manages to return home but only to find that his palace is taken by the suitors who is forcing his wife Penelope to marry one of them

Book Review: Left Behind by Tim F. LaHaye

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Thousands of people disappears on a single day spreading mayhem everywhere. Families end up losing their loved ones. Countries without its leaders and guardians. While some say that it was alien abduction, others strongly believes that it is the biblical end of days in progress . midst all these is the greatest revolution in politics, the world has ever seen. A rise of a powerful leader. So is it really the end of days as mentioned in the Book of Revelations.

Wattpad Books

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A community where anybody above thirteen years can create masterpieces in form of stories, fan fiction, poems is currently stirring up the interests of many in the literary world and in fact so much that there has been an increasing amount of cases where these works have gone on to get published and collect fan following. Many of the established authors have a history with wattpad as well.

Review: Evertrue (everneath #3) by Brodi Ashton

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The whole everneath series is a modern take on the myth of Persephone and Hades ,the underworld and filled with greek mythology, Evertrue is the finale to the everneath trilogy by Brodi Ashton wherein Nikki Beckett is waging a war against the whole underworld aka everneath to claim her life back and coming to her aid is none other than the person who made her the slave to underneath in the first place. The only trouble is that she is short on time.

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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Thomas wakes up in a metal box without any recollection of who he is and where he comes from only to be introduced to a world that is stranger and deadly as each day goes by.Along with a whole lot of other teenagers like him, not only has he have to solve a puzzle in order to get out alive but he has to discover the truth about himself

Book Review: Vendetta by Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane

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Leighton Moore was at the wrong place at the wrong time and now she has to pay the price for it. She is being taken hostage by Devon Andre. The heir to the criminal organisation that has for years cherished an animosity towards her family.So how far would he go to take revenge

Book Review: Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy, #2)By Shannon A Thompson

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Seconds before Sunrise is the second book in the Timely Death Trilogy and the book explores the characters and their coping mechanism to the decision that were made final towards the end of the first book. Also Eric, the central characters has only days left to face the inevitable war between Shades and Light that will decide the future of his clan

Book Review: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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The outsiders is a classic american novel that was a milestone in literary work when it was released earning instant popularity that still has managed to retain in all its initial glory. The Outsiders is a tale of group of boys that survive in a world where there social status is a way to get them terrorized on a daily basis. The outsiders tell the story of Greasers (the poor and filthy section of the city) and Socs (the high society rich kids) and their constant war with each other changing the lives of everybody it touches.

Book Review: The Cemetery Paintings (Detective Byone Series #3)by Ricardo Fleshman

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The third book in the Detective Byone Series, The cemetery paintings is a finale where the characters from the previous books visits trying to tie up the loose end in the garb of a new wicked and interesting plots that forces Byone and his friends to face death and a returning enemy,Alexis Beaureparie

Book Review: Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy, #1) by Shannon A. Thompson

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There is a whole new world out there. One of shades and Light. Both of them at a constant war against each other to obtain power and dominance . Mixed into this age old feud is a prophecy that is threatening the life of two youngsters. One forced to live with the fact that his death is imminent and unavoidable for the sake of the future of his clan and another unaware of the fact that her life is a major turning point in the outcome of this battle

Book Review: The Devil’s Serum (Detective Byone Series #2)by Ricardo Fleshman

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Byone was a successful cop until a fatal attack forced him to leave the job making him lead the life of a small scale detective now. But just when things had started to heal, the person responsible for the attack is back in his life . Will the past overshadow the goodness of the present?

Review: Take Me Tomorrow by Shannon A Thompson

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The world is different. A New drug has taken the control and everybody is struggling under its influence directly or indirectly. A leader that has only his goals in sight and not the fate of the humans that is crumbling daily against their battle to this drug . So as the any history goes by, its time for uprising of the masses against these odds that shackles them.its time for a new world

Book Review: Beware the Wild

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The swamps are the protagonist of many horror stories around Sticks, a small place in Louisiana. The residents dread it and advice to stay away from it but Sterling cannot do that anymore. Her brother Phin has been taken by the swamps and she will go to any lengths required to bring him back before its too late..

Book Review: Abu Dhabi by Walter John Trowbridge

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Peter has just got a job opportunity in Abu Dhabi but just he was about to board a flight, the twin towers is attacked and the whole world phases itself into a new atmosphere filled with suspicion and terrorist threats. While America is struggling under the attack, its a completely different situation in the Arab world

Book Review: How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kristen Miller

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Flick has survived and excelled living in the streets with his trusted skills in pick pocketing and facing troubles head on but now he has an opportunity in front of him. To go back to school. But Mandel Academy is no ordinary school. It is where you are taught to learn the skills required to excel in the world of crime without breaking a sweat. But in life there are no free lunches.

Book Review: Rival (A fall away novel #3) by Penelope Douglas

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The third book in the Fall Away series tells the story of Madoc and Fallon who due to a previous chapter in their lives had ended up being each other’s arch rival but now fate or a devious plan in action has brought them together sparking the romance in its fully fury midst a chaotic past and present

Book Review: The truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

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The book revolves around one particular incident that defined the character of Alice Franklin. Everybody has different perceptive as to what happened and through the eyes of different people that was part of the incident directly or indirectly, The story tries to bring out the truth about Alice Franklin

Book Review: The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

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After an earthquake in Masda, the earth has opened up secrets of the pasts in bits and parts which starts a journey involving an archaeologist, a priest and a soldier on a dangerous path that ends up revealing secrets far more superior from the comprehension of this world and bringing bible alive like never before.