WEEKLY WRAP-UP #WEEKINREADING (13/4/’20)

Hello Readers! I hope you all are safe at home. Here the cases are increasing and most of the cities are sealed, even small areas and now authorities are not letting anybody out of the area even for grocery shopping. Good thing is Amazon is delivering essential things and for vegetables and milk we have a shop near home. It’s kind of good, helping in controlling spread and there’s so less pollution in the air and the peace is eternal bliss, otherwise there’s constant noise of passing vehicles and blaring horn. As for the reading. I’m relax reading. It feels good to read books without deadlines or pressure.

What I read last week-

The Twin by Natasha Preston

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Okay, this was good in most parts but ending ruined it. There was just one thing, evil twin trying to take over good twin’s life, how and why and if she succeed in it or not. Ending was not satisfactory. It burst my bubble of good wins the battle with evil. And I still can’t shrug the anxiousness this book gave. Review will be up this week. Might be 3.5 stars from me.

Currently Reading-

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tane has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

I finished 200 pages of this mammoth. Still 600 to read. It’s going to take 2 more weeks if I read this simultaneously.

The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel

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An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood.

Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, who’s own children rarely visit her. Everything seems perfect in Lizzie’s life until she finds out she is pregnant and her relationship with both Morag and Markus change beyond her control.

Can Lizzie really trust Morag and why is Markus keeping secrets from her?

In ‘The Memories We Bury’ the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present. 

I’m halfway through this book. I plan to finish this book by tomorrow. So far I know both women- Lizzie and Morag perfectly and I can see what Morag is trying to do. I can’t wait to see what that husband was hiding, what Morag did to her son, and how Lizzie is going to confront him and see through Morag’s intentions.

Let’s discuss!

What did you read last week?
What are you planning to read this week?
Have you read any of these books?


WEEKLY WRAP-UP #WEEKINREADING (6/4/’20)

Hello Readers! I hope you all are safe and staying at home. I’m getting tired of this lock down mostly because there is no particular routine now. I did enjoy few days sleeping when I wish and waking up late and doing daily work when I feel like but now I’m sick of it. It’s bringing the worst out of my husband. I so wish he is back at his 10 to 7 job. I read 2 books last week and now that I don’t have any deadlines I I’m mood of reading and it’s so much fun.

What I read last week-

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

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I loved this book. I’m glad there were few unpredictable moments, it didn’t end where I thought it will, and had more obstacles and self-doubts. It was best romance I read so far. I wish I had paperback rather than reading it online.

Those Who Came Before by J.H. Moncrieff

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This was good horror story. That Wendigo did gave me creep. If you like those horrible, ugly mythical creatures that make you want to puke, and story around that thing, you will love this.

Currently reading-

I’m not reading anything yet but I’ll start this after I’m done writing review of Those Who Came Before.

The Twin by Natasha Preston

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In this psychological thriller, Emmy finds out that her twin sister, Iris, is trying to push her out of her own life—and might be responsible for their mother’s death.

After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Emmy and Iris were split up—Emmy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom’s life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Emmy and their dad. Devastated over Mom’s death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence—the only person she will speak to is Emmy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn’t know what to do. Emmy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they’re sisters. Twins.

It’s a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Emmy’s friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris’s spell. Slowly, Emmy realizes she’s being pushed out of her own life. But she’s just being paranoid, right? And Mom’s accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It’s not like she—or Dad—or Tyler—are in any danger. . . 

I thought I will read this last weekend but then I was in mood for horror and I was seeing that Those Who Came Before on shelf for long time.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

I’m finally in mood for this big book but I’m going to read it simultaneously. It will take longer that way but I have no other option. My daughter doesn’t let me sit at one place for more than 15 minutes and I cannot hold this book in one hand and my daughter with other. Plan is when she is having nap in noon/evening, I’ll read this and rest of the time I’ll read other books in my kindle.

Let’s discuss!

What did you read last week?
What are you planning to read this week?
Have you read any of these books?

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP #WEEKINREADING (30/3/’20)

Hello Readers! Hmm so I’m at home not going anywhere and whole India is locked down. My cousin whose marriage I was going to attend is stuck in Delhi so forget about marriage! The way things are going this is for more than just a month. So good thing for me is, I didn’t sign up a tour or accepted any request for next month and for May as well. That means plenty time to read my own book. (I’m looking at The Priory of Orange Tree and Sleeping Beauties). Until last week I had 100% NetGalley ratio. Can you imagine? And now I have 10 books! I requested 3 books but rest were pre-approved from publisher. They all looks so good.

What I read last week-

AVOCADO BLISS BY CANDACE ROBINSON, GERARDO DELGADILLO

This was refreshing and lovely romance. I loved theme of the book and adventure was just amazing. If you haven’t read this yet just get it.

Currently Reading-

I started reading two books simultaneously.

BEYOND THE MOON BY CATHERINE TAYLOR

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I’m almost halfway through this book. I expected it wouldn’t be light read and it’s a big book so I was prepared for the steady pace. But I have to say so far it’s great and I loved the writing. It’s both poignant and poetic. I’m already curious to see what happens next.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

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Why? Why I didn’t read this before? This so amazing, refreshing and lovely YA, LGBT, romance. I just finished 30% of the book and I’m already in love with character and writing and dialogues and everything I read so far. Now I know why it’s so popular and why everybody love this book.
I’m reading this online on Riveted Teen. So like me if you still haven’t read this book, don’t wait for me to finish this and post review.

Next I will read (Probably)-

The Twin by Natasha Preston

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In this psychological thriller, Emmy finds out that her twin sister, Iris, is trying to push her out of her own life—and might be responsible for their mother’s death.

After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Emmy and Iris were split up—Emmy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom’s life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Emmy and their dad. Devastated over Mom’s death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence—the only person she will speak to is Emmy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn’t know what to do. Emmy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they’re sisters. Twins.

It’s a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Emmy’s friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris’s spell. Slowly, Emmy realizes she’s being pushed out of her own life. But she’s just being paranoid, right? And Mom’s accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It’s not like she—or Dad—or Tyler—are in any danger. . . 

So this has mixed review. I haven’t read them just scroll through. It sounds interesting so I hope it turns out good for me.

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What did you read last week?
What are you planning to read this week?
Have you read any of these books?

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP #WEEKINREADING (23/3/’20)

Hello Readers! I hope you and your family are safe. My city, Hyderabad is locked down from today till 31st. I had my tickets booked on 31st since January. I was going home for cousin’s marriage. Now, I’m not sure what will happen, most probably both tickets and marriage will be cancelled. Husband is saying we should go if tickets are not cancelled and I’m saying we stay here. And then there is question of return tickets, we don’t know if we will get refund of return tickets if tickets on 31st got cancelled. I guess we have to wait and see what happens. And because we were planning to go we didn’t stock groceries and now all shops are closed! Good things I have books and blog.

What I read last week-

Cynetic Wolf (Wolfish #1) by Matt Ward

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I love that cover. Isn’t it amazing? Alas, I can’t say the same with book. overall, it was good read, something different but I wish there was a bit more description both in writing and world building. I will post review on 26th.

A Day at the Zoo by Cassie Roberts

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This was cute book. kids would enjoy this and i liked the message. Review will be up tomorrow.

What I’ll read next-

Avocado Bliss by Candace Robinson, Gerardo Delgadillo

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Dacre Vinson has spent the majority of his life in quite the predicament—even the surf and his books can’t erase his Type 1 diabetes. But when Dacre’s family moves to a new Mexican town, an eccentric girl obsessed with trees offers him a job on the spot, leading to what could be the perfect distraction from his problems.

Salbatora Tames has one true love, her avocado farm. Her family constantly nudges her to be more social, but Sal much prefers the dirt, the sun, and the solitude. Besides, trees listen better than people do.

For Sal and Dacre, their job won’t stay easy breezy for long, not when an avocado delivery to Palenque, Mexico pops up on their radar. Together, they embark on a road trip across the jungle, where they form a tighter bond. However, as obstacles arise, their new-found troubles may lead to more woes than bliss.

I planned to read this last week but it took me longer to finish In the Shadow of Hanging Tree and then Cynetic Wolf. But this look short and I hope to finish it in a day or two. I plan to review it on 27th on its publication day.

Beyond The Moon by Catherine Taylor

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Outlander meets Birdsong is this haunting debut timeslip novel, where a strange twist of fate connects a British soldier fighting in the First World War and a young woman living in modern-day England a century later.

*Shortlisted for the Eharmony/Orion Write Your Own Love Story Prize 2018/19

In 1916 1st Lieutenant Robert Lovett is a patient at Coldbrook Hall military hospital in Sussex, England. A gifted artist, he’s been wounded fighting in the Great War. Shell shocked and suffering from hysterical blindness he can no longer see his own face, let alone paint, and life seems increasingly hopeless.

A century later in 2017, medical student Louisa Casson has just lost her beloved grandmother – her only family. Heartbroken, she drowns her sorrows in alcohol on the South Downs cliffs – only to fall accidentally part-way down. Doctors fear she may have attempted suicide, and Louisa finds herself involuntarily admitted to Coldbrook Hall – now a psychiatric hospital, an unfriendly and chaotic place.

Then one day, while secretly exploring the old Victorian hospital’s ruined, abandoned wing, Louisa hears a voice calling for help, and stumbles across a dark, old-fashioned hospital room. Inside, lying on the floor, is a mysterious, sightless young man, who tells her he was hurt at the Battle of the Somme, a WW1 battle a century ago. And that his name is Lieutenant Robert Lovett…

Two people, two battles: one against the invading Germans on the battlefields of 1916 France, the other against a substandard, uncaring mental health facility in modern-day England. Two journeys begun a century apart, but somehow destined to coincide – and become one desperate struggle to be together.

And if possible I will read this by weekend so I don’t have to carry it with me if my ticket didn’t cancel. It’s 494 pages long and will be heavy to carry along with all luggage and my daughter.

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP #WEEKINREADING (09/3/’20)

Hello Readers! I hope you all had great week. My week in reading felt little slow. The last book I finished was long and steady paced. Moreover, I didn’t feel like reading once or twice due to change in my daughter’s clock. I could get time in morning with post writing and reading blogs but then for the rest of the day I couldn’t do much as she was up from noon 12 to 2 or 3 a.m. No nap in between! That left no time to read at night as well. I don’t know how she gets that much energy. She wanted more attention due to teething problem. I’m in desperate need of vacation. It’s been 2 years, I haven’t gone anywhere, didn’t even watch movie in multiplex, or at home without break, and haven’t even gone for shopping. (online book shopping doesn’t count)

Anyway I still managed to read 2 books (with lots of break and interruption).

What I read last week-

The Call of Death by R.J. Garcia

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This was different read. I enjoyed reading characters, psychic gift and mystery of stopping serial killer from killing loved one and innocent people. It was interesting, thrilling and well written book. You can read my review — HERE.

Blackthorn by Terry Tyler

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This was long and steady paced dystopian novel. I didn’t realize it was part of series until I read author’s note/ acknowledgement at the end. It can perfectly read as standalone. I would like to read previous stories set in same world. They must be about what happened before this present story and how they created Blackthorn city. Anyway, this was amazing book. It was lot different than other post-apocalyptic world I read. I enjoyed the theme of faith and belief combined with oppressive ruler. I’m writing review on this. I’ll post it tomorrow.

What I’ll read next-

The Break Up by Tilly Tennant

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What happens when Mr Right goes rogue?

Lara doesn’t have a back-up plan. So when her safe-bet boyfriend Lucien dumps her for her best friend, Lara’s world implodes. Life after the break up stretches bleakly ahead, lonely evenings on the sofa with only a bottle of wine and her grey cat Fluffy for company…

Down the road, Theo loves his job as a jazz musician, giving other people great nights out before coming home in the early hours and unwinding with his loyal cat Satchmo.

What they don’t know is that it’s the same cat.

And when they find out, standing in the streets in their pyjamas, both on the hunt for their lost pet, sparks of the wrong sort fly.

Lara can’t deny that Theo is one of the most gorgeous men she’s ever met, but she can see exactly why he’s still single. They do say opposites attract… but is she ready to move on? And when Lucien comes back into the picture, will she be tempted back to her life before the break up, or risk everything on the chance of something new?

A wonderfully warm will-they-won’t-they romantic read that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. If you’re a fan of Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews, The Break Up is the love story you’ve been waiting for.
Previously titled: A Cat Called Cupid 

Last week only I received email the title is changed. This is new title. I liked the old one! I’ll see which one was more fitting once I read the book. I first saw this book on The Belgian Reviewer. As soon as I read Inge’s review, I knew I would like this and had to request it on NetGalley. Lucky me, I got approval. I hope to enjoy this one.

In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree by Michael A. McLellan

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In 1865 a shadow hovers over the nation: the shadow lingers still…

Born into slavery, Henry’s young life is spent working in tobacco drying sheds on Missouri plantations. Freed at the onset of the Civil War, he’s alone, starving, and on the run from Confederate militiamen.

Five years later, Clara Hanfield, the daughter of a powerful New York shipping magnate, escapes her tyrannical father and travels west in pursuit of John Elliot, the man she loves. John, a U.S. Army lieutenant, was sent to the Dakota Territory where he discovers a government conspiracy to incite an all-out war with the Indians; a war meant to finally eliminate them as an obstacle to the westward expansion.

Henry finds himself caught in the middle.

Aided by Clara, John, and his native ally, Standing Elk, Henry must battle hatred, greed, and the ghosts of his past during this turbulent and troubling time in American history.

This is blog tour book. I almost forgot about this book until I received an email from Shannon in beginning of the month. It’s good my stop is next week, plenty time to read.

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