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The Wicked King- Book Review

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)Title: The Wicked King

Author: Holly Black

My Rating: ★★★

Genre: YA Fantasy

Theme: Faerie

Synapsis: 

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

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The Cruel Prince- Book review

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)Title: The Cruel Prince

Series: The Folk of the Air

Author: Holly Black

My Rating: ★★★★

Genre: Young adult fantasy

Theme: Faerie

Synapsis: 

Of course, I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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Sparrow by L.J Shen-Book Review

Sparrow

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Title: Sparrow

Author: L.J Shen

Genre: Romance

Pages: 302

 

Summary:

Troy Brennan

Every Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heartthrob with steel blue eyes. “The Fixer” who can make or break you in this city. 

Oh, and my new husband. 

Sparrow Raynes

That’s me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life. 
But then he caged me.
Kidnapped me.
And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up.
Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings.

I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he’d ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he’d decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.

Sparrow is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.

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The Hoodie-Short Story

Title: The Hoodie

Theme: Finding a ghost

Type: Short Story/ One Shot

 

 

Gwen McCarthy wanted nothing more than to go back home and sleep the entire day off. Not that it was an option. Maire had given her no choice before offering to volunteer at the Donate Dublin, so Gwen rushed through the Capel Street after her friend.

Closing the wooden door softly behind her Gwen walked over to a woman wearing the DD t-shirt.

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Surrender My Love(Haardrad Family #2)-Book Review

Surrender My Love (Haardrad Viking Family, #3)Title: Surrender My Love

Author: Johanna Lindsey

Genre: Historical Romance

Pages: 416

Stars:★★★

Mature Content: Positive

Summary :

A Lady’s Scorn

Wrongly branded a spy, the dark and handsome Viking lord Selig Haardrad suffered greatly in the dungeons of Lady Erika of Gronwood. And as he hung in chains, his magnificent body wracked with pain and fever, one thought sustained him: revenge!

A Viking’s Vengence

Now Destiny’s great wheel has turned–and Selig’s exquisite, honey-haired tormentor has been delivered into the Norseman’s hands. Now it is Selig who is the master, bound and determined to break the proud spirit of his captive “ice queen” and to conquer her with passion’s sword — never dreaming that his own heart will be vanquished by sensuous desire. . .and victorious love.

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In Your Closet- OS/SS

Theme: Discovering a dead body/ Witnessing a murder

Story type: One-shot/ Short story

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Sarah tried to walk fast to catch up with Luke, who was rushing past her like there were hell hounds at his feet.

“Come on, slow down! Why are you running?”

“The movie is about to start, Sarah. You took 2 hours to get ready!”

“What’s wrong with looking good? And we have 15 minutes to get there. We don’t have to rush”, Sarah was panting now.

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Getting Bashed For Not Liking An Author

You guessed what this post is about and you are right. Somebody took time out of their precious life to come at me and tell me about how I am a stupid person and how I lack good reading skills-all because I did not like an author.

So I logged into my facebook account after a long time (the posts on the page were automated from WP) and guess what greeted me? A very well thought out hate message which makes me wonder, what are these people doing with their lives? Seriously,what?

Here’s the story, I had apparently commented on a news page that was saying something about Arundati Roy’s new book. Lo and behold, it was in the 2017!

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Now Strangers -OS 1

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Theme: End of a relationship

Story type: One Shot / Short Story

 

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“So you’re telling me you met this guy online and you fell in love in 30 minutes?”, I asked Kate, trying to keep my mobile balanced while I took the milk carton out.

“Yes. I know it sounds kinda weird but he sounds so genuine”, Kate’s excited voice came through.

I tried not to voice my disbelief and asked in my most civil voice, ” And how old is this stranger?”

Kate hesitated this time and I knew something was off even before she whispered, “24”.

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