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Book Review: Raven Song by ​I. A. Ashcroft

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A century ago, the world burned. Even now, though rebuilt and defiant, civilization is still choking on the ashes. Jackson, a smuggler, lives in the shadows, once a boy with no memory, no name, and no future. Ravens followed him, long-extinct birds only he could see, and nightmares flew in their wake. Once, Jackson thought himself to be one of the lucky few touched by magic, a candidate for the Order of Mages. He is a man now, and that dream has died. But, the ravens still follow. The nightmares still whisper in his ear. Anna’s life was under the sun, her future bright, her scientific work promising. She knew nothing of The Bombings, the poisoned world, or the occult. One day, she went to work, and the next, she awoke in a box over a hundred years in the future, screaming, fighting to breathe, and looking up into the eyes of a smuggler. Anna fears she’s gone crazy, unable to fill the massive hole in her memories, and terrified of the strange abilities she now possesses. The Coalition government has turned its watchful eyes towards them. The secret factions of the city move to collect them first. And, old gods stir in the darkness, shifting their pawns on the playing field. If Anna and Jackson wish to stay free, they must learn what they are and why they exist. Unfortunately, even if they do, it may be too late.

Book Review: The Lie

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Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She’s happier than she’s ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist.Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women.Jane has tried to put her past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Jane and everything she loves.

Book Review: I Will Faithfully Execute: The Commencement

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I chose to extricate myself from the cacophony of job offers and the din of panic that surrounded my fellow students to focus on what I do best: killing. I spent my spring break in Europe on assignment for the CIA. As we last saw William Gunderson III in IWFE: The Recruitment, the former army sniper was wrapping up his first year of law school, funded by working on the side for the CIA. Now wrapping up up his second year of law school, Gunderson must navigate his way through attempts to sabotage his ambitious rise to power before it has a chance to begin. He must also juggle a secretive relationship, murderous urges and the demands of attending one of the most prestigious law schools in the country to reach graduation and the beginning of his ascent into power. With 26 possible endings, it is up to you the reader to decide if Gunderson can reach The Commencement

Book Review: Two Graves by Zoe Kalo

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A Dante-ish descent through a sinister world of decadent shadows and woeful souls…
Seven years ago, he shattered her life. The town eventually forgot the headlines and the nightmares. But 23-year old music student Angelica hasn’t forgotten. For the past seven years, she’s contemplated payback with as much intensity and unwavering faith as she puts into her violin playing. Finally, all the pieces are in place. Over the course of one night, disguised for a masquerade ball, Angelica orchestrates a journey of revenge.

Review: The Dance of the Jester

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Suddenly, at the end of the twenty-first century, the world changes. The tycoons rule and name themselves kings. The times are rife with extravagance and decadence, extreme power and richness. The world is one big party. And there is chaos! No one seems to wonder how this all came to be. No one seems to wonder what is actually happening. No one seems to care about anything anymore. Except for some odd outsiders. One of them is Oscar Man, the illegitimate son of tycoon Otto Man. Once he was a prince; then he became a pariah, a jester, with nothing to lose for himself and so much to win for the world… In these turbulent times, the Second Renaissance, strange creatures come into power and try to subject every single human being to their will. They make the poor jester Oscar Man dance. But ultimately Oscar will manage to solve the biggest problems the world has ever faced!

Book Review : Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales #1) by Holly Black

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Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could very well mean her death

Book Review: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

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Lacy Dawn is a little girl who lives in a magical forest where all the trees love her and she has a space alien friend who adores her and wants to make her queen of the universe. What’s more, all the boys admire her for her beauty and brains. Mommy is very beautiful and Daddy is very smart, and Daddy’s boss loves them all.

Book Review : The shiver man by Ricardo M Fleshman

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In a gripping tale of obsession and betrayal The Shiver Men delivers Detective Moses Byone at his finest. Forced out of the country on a personal mission, Moses must confront his own demons in one of his greatest cases to date. Set against the exotic paradise on the island of Trinidad with Armond Fontenot and the mysterious and alluring Lorena Hemingway, it is more than death that threatens the detective, he must also confront his own haunted past. Intriguing to the last, Detective Byone mounts a masterful return! (official synopsis)

Book Review: There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

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In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car.Shortly after, she and her mother will leave the hospital and set out on a winding journey toward the Grand Canyon.All Shelby knows is that they’re running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the more Shelby questions everything about her past—and her current reality. Forced to take advantage of the kindness of unsuspecting travelers, Shelby grapples with what’s real, what isn’t, and who she can trust . . . if anybody.

Title is Untitled: First Night, No Light by Santosh Avvannavar, Kundan Srivastava, Raghunath Babu Are

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To look at things like we’ve never looked at before – we present a unique book of facts blended with fiction to spread more awareness in our society. Facts about various problems in the present urban and rural societies of India are presented wrapped in fiction, like case studies to elaborate them.
Women of our country are often victims to most issues like rape, marital rape, prostitution, child marriage, child trafficking and others. Not to ignore the men who are also victims to women framing them in false cases of impotency and domestic violence. There are eleven chapters presented in this book which deal with different such cases – both men and women – and try to create a little awareness in our educated society. (official synopsis)

Book Review: The Shadow Falls (Witch-Hunter, #3) by K.S. Marsden

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After the battle that took place in the last book, the world is now under the dominant and Oppressive rule of the shadow witch and after what happened in the last battle, Hunter is now prepared to go to any extreme to take back the control and bring back order to the world and to bring an end to the shadow witch and he is out looking for a method that was use to kill the previous shadow hunter

Book Review : Death on Canal Street (Detective Byone Series #4) by Ricardo Fleshman

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Detective Byone is back and this time he is being chased by somebody that even he is not able to brush off easily. While guarding age old historical artifacts, Byone has to race against time to stop the piling bodies and also to save himself and his partner, when his enemies refuses to leave any trick untried in grabbing the artifacts

Book Review: Grift by Jason Mosberg

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Piper maybe living in the city of Lights and Glamour, but she is not living in the part of Las Vegas that is envy of all, but she is part of the city that thrives on tricking and robbing of its guests. Piper has known only one world and that is of debauchery and trickery. The world of Grift. She is not alone and have her friends, who is also living this high stakes lives. Things should have been smooth but then world of trickery is not going to leave without playing one on you as well and now she has to apply every trick she has learnt to protect her sister who has been kidnapped against a huge ransom demand

Book Review : Werewolf Nights by Mari Hamill

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A town known for its werewolf folklore and history is suddenly the center of attention with their werewolf festival and a movie crew landing in the town to film the new werewolf movie. A young widow Catherine though raised in werewolf stories and even having her own experiences with one, suddenly finds herself in the mouth of danger when she is cast as the lead of this new movie and a werewolf refuses to leave her side. Added to the chaos is her love for a new man in town, who himself is not devoid of his own share of secrets. What happens when a movie plot suddenly becomes real?

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

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Quentin Jacobsen has been obsessed with Margo Roth Spiegelman ever since they were kids. But in the general hierarchy of high school life, Margo is the reigning queen while Quentin is probably so out of her league that his status would be even far from the grass that grows outside the gates of this kingdom. But one night was all that took to change their relationship and in turn their life

Book Review: The Immortal Crown (Age of X, #2) by Richelle Mead

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Arcadia has been a very volatile neighbor for RUNA (Republic of United North America). Lucian vying for an accolade and votes for the upcoming election decides to visit these treacherous lands and try for a friendly relationship. But he is not going alone and eventually Justin and Mae are forced to travel along with Lucian not knowing the dangers that are awaiting them across the borders. Also both Mae and Justin have their own battles to fight along with the one that is to protect their country

Book Review : Skeletal by Katherine Hayton

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On a construction site, couple of workers stumble upon a body. Well not exactly a body but the remains of it after being buried and left for 10 years to find. Meet Daina Harrow. What follows is a coroner’s trial to find out what happened to her and who exactly Daina Harrow was.

Book Review : The Warrior Code (Warriors series #3) by Ty Patterson

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Twin sisters Megan and Beth Petersons are attacked while they were enjoying a trekking trip in Yellowstone park. while at first glance it looked like a random incident, a repeat attack made everyone have a second look at this incident and it is then that deeper conspiracies are dug out and with each secrets the danger gets closer grip on the twins and there is only one person who could save them.

Book Review: Outsider (Flawed#2) by Becca J. Campbell

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As long as Josh can remember, everybody around him had some kind of supernatural powers whether its his siblings or friends and being a normal person without any powers had only made him more withdrawn, shy, uncomfortable and less important. While toiling with this emotion, something drastic threatens to change his life forever. Its then Josh learns the true meaning of the phrase “careful what you wish for”.

Book Review: One Kick by Chelsea Cain (Kick Lannigan #1)

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kick Lannigan had barely got control of her life back from the terrible past that had been haunting her.she was abducted at a very young age and to be discovered only six years later. while undergoing and recovering through various therapies to find her sanity back, she is forced to face her past once again, when her assistance and experience is required to help clue in a recent abduction spree that is shocking the nation.much in the likes of what had happened to her years back.

Wattpad Book Review: FAITH : A Dorm. A Delinquent. A Girl.

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Dawn Academy is not your usual high school grounds. Only the richest among the richest can walk its grounds and having a meeting with the president to discuss dinner menu is easier than getting an admission here but then how is Rihanna Gessner, admitted to this school at the mid of the session strictly against school policies and why is that suddenly everybody is interested in her.

Book Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Two girls on a trekking trip get caught in a blizzard and the only escape that they have is an abandoned shelter with two boys. While prospect of getting saved from the cold and the black ice everywhere is inviting and alluring, Little do they know that a danger has presented itself in form of aid.

Book Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westefeld

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Afterworlds is a parallel narration of a teenage girl who has got a publication deal on her very first novel called the Afterworlds and then the actual novel of Afterworlds itself. While one half tells the tale of a teenage girl trying to cope with the high pressured writing world, the other half is a thriller saga of a girl whose life changes in a moment’s turn while waiting for a flight in an airport and coming face to face with Death.

Book Review: Crescendo ( Hush Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Crescendo is the second book in the popular hush hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick and is a forbidden love tale between a mortal and a fallen angel who also has to take on the role of a guardian angel that forbade them from any sort of relationship let alone love.

Book Review: World After

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Book: World After (sequel to Angel Fall) Author: Susan Ee Plot: The book picks up where it ended in Angel Fall and finds Penryn again in conquest of her sister and meanwhile tackling… Continue reading

Book review: Wakefield by Erin Callahan and Troy H Gardner

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Book: wakefield Authors: Erin Callahan and Troy H Gardner Genre: Psychological/ Young Adult Plot: The whole book is set in Wakefield mental institution where a group of people bond over their helpless in… Continue reading

Book Review: Breeder by Casey Hays

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Book: Breeder Author: Casey Hays Genre: Dystopian Plot: The earth as we know has ended as an after effect of men and their aggression ,so women have taken over the control to ensure that… Continue reading

Book: Assassin’s Creed #1: Renaissance

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Assassin’s Creed is perhaps the most played game and as well as the most popular one so definitely for a non- gamer like me the curiosity of all the addiction behind this series… Continue reading