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Book Review(ARC): Once Upon A River | Storytelling at its finest

A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child.Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.Is it a miracle?Is it… Continue reading Book Review(ARC): Once Upon A River | Storytelling at its finest

Discussion posts, Lists

My (revised) January TBR and other books I read

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you have read my Christmas post then you know that I had posted a tentative January TBR there too...so why am I posting it again? Because I have changed my January TBR and in this post, you can read about my REVISED January TBR! Read on ........ I am a… Continue reading My (revised) January TBR and other books I read

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New Year, New Book : The Wolf in the Whale

Synopsis: A young Inuit shaman's epic quest for survival in the frozen lands of North America in 1000 AD. Born with the soul of a hunter and the language of the gods, Omat is destined to become a shaman like her grandfather. To protect her people, she invokes the spirits of the sky, the sea, and… Continue reading New Year, New Book : The Wolf in the Whale

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ARC Review ​: The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

Synopsis: In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new opportunities. Wary of the challenges ahead, Najin and Calvin make the difficult decision to leave their other daughter, Inja, behind with their extended family; soon, they hope, they will return to her.… Continue reading ARC Review ​: The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

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Book rambler’s first Christmas post

Hello and Merry Christmas to you and your family! I have been ignoring my blog for quite some days and decided to write a post commemorating this blog's first Christmas. I don't celebrate Christmas in a traditional sense, but I do satisfy my appetite with brownies, macarons, chocolate cake, pizza and/or tacos! Besides having delicious… Continue reading Book rambler’s first Christmas post

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#ARC review ​of another brilliantly written books of 2018

Synopsis: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her… Continue reading #ARC review ​of another brilliantly written books of 2018

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Mini Review | Should you buy Dark Circles ​?

Synopsis:  Ronojoy's mother dies alone in the Ashram she had abruptly retreated to twenty-eight years ago, leaving him - then only twelve- to fend for the emotional needs of himself and his six-year-old brother.  When the cremation rites are complete, Ronojoy is handed a letter from his mother that is not so much a farewell as… Continue reading Mini Review | Should you buy Dark Circles ​?

adult, Adult Fiction, fiction, Mystery, Mystery/Thriller, posts, Retellings

Book Review ​: The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

Synopsis:  An addictively suspenseful new novel set in the glamorous world of the New York Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that cannot be escaped.After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter - a wealthy senator and recent widower - and… Continue reading Book Review ​: The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

Blog Tours, fantasy, fiction, posts, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Why should you read Everless ​? || Everless Paperback Blog Tour

Hello ,everyone!  I am very excited to kick off the Everless paperback Blog Tour and thanks to Glasstown Entertainment, I am hosting an international giveaway of the book today on Instagram.  As you can see from the Blog Tour Graphic, the next stop in the tour is at The Bookish King, so do check his blog out… Continue reading Why should you read Everless ​? || Everless Paperback Blog Tour

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Delia Owens has written a masterpiece, ​called “Where the Crawdads Sing”

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqrrj81Hze_/ Synopsis: For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for… Continue reading Delia Owens has written a masterpiece, ​called “Where the Crawdads Sing”

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One of my favorite​ reads of 2018 | Review of The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Synopsis: Do you remember when you believed in magic? The Emporium opens with the first frost of winter. It is the same every year. Across the city, when children wake to see ferns of white stretched across their windows, or walk to school to hear ice crackling underfoot, the whispers begin: the Emporium is open!… Continue reading One of my favorite​ reads of 2018 | Review of The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Crime, fiction, Historical fiction, Mystery, Mystery/Thriller, posts, Retellings

Book Review:​ The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah

Synopsis: Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is… Continue reading Book Review:​ The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah

fantasy, fiction, Magic, posts, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Book Review: Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

Synopsis: In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood. Not women. Demons. The same demons who killed her mother without a single scratch. But when Mia's father suddenly announces her… Continue reading Book Review: Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

Blogger Award, Book Tags, Uncategorized

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you so much Rejitha for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award! If you haven’t followed her already, you can follow Rejitha’s blog here. I have been blogging about three months now(I think) and I am absolutely loving the support from the blogging community . This is my first blogger award so YAY!!!! *doing… Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award

adult, Adult Fiction, Mental Health, posts, Women's fiction

Book Review:​ Lake Effect by Nicole Tone

Synopsis: After the death of her fiance, Sophie Daniels is struggling to keep herself together. Painting is the only way she’s able to clear her head and stay grounded. For her art isn’t a hobby—it’s her religion. With a semester away from finishing graduate school, she knows that, despite her loss, things are going to… Continue reading Book Review:​ Lake Effect by Nicole Tone

Discussion posts, Uncategorized

Book Rambler rambles:​ Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts edition

Alohomora! Welcome to another non-review post on Book Rambler! You obviously have guessed by now what I am going to talk about in this post. I have planned nothing about this post so I am just going to write what my heart desires. I love Harry Potter movies. Wait, What? Yes,I haven't read the HP… Continue reading Book Rambler rambles:​ Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts edition

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The Survivors by Kate Furnivall | Book Review

Synopsis: Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter Alicja have walked for weeks to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. They have survived and will do anything to find a way back home. But when Klara recognises a man in… Continue reading The Survivors by Kate Furnivall | Book Review

fantasy, fiction, posts, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Shadow of the Fox by Julie​ Kagawa | Book Review

​ Synopsis: The first book in a brand-new series set in ancient Japan from New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa. Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons…a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together. When destiny calls, legends rise. Every millennium the missing… Continue reading Shadow of the Fox by Julie​ Kagawa | Book Review

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October wrap-up and November TBR

Hello everyone ! This is my wrap-up post for October(I am a li'l late, I KNOW) and I will also be presenting my tentative November TBR. *I also want to thank all of you for following me! It means a lot to me * October Wrap-up : I have read a total of 12 books… Continue reading October wrap-up and November TBR

fantasy, fiction, literary fiction, posts, romance, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson | Book review

Synopsis: A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel. Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a… Continue reading An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson | Book review

fantasy, fiction, Magic, posts, Retellings, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke | Book Review

​ Synopsis: A dark standalone YA fantasy about a band of mercenary girls in search of female glory. Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of… Continue reading The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke | Book Review

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My Sister, ​The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite | Book Review

​ Synopsis: "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She… Continue reading My Sister, ​The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite | Book Review

Book Club, contemporary, diverse reads, fantasy, fiction, Lists, Mystery/Thriller, paranormal, posts, romance, Romantic suspense

Update: Book mails, Current reads, and TBR

Hello everyone! This is a post about recent book mails I've received, what I am currently reading or listening and of course, my nemesis the TBR list. Also, check out Fictionally Sam's blog for an awesome giveaway (open for everyone!) here. MY BOOK MAIL : Can you see the beautiful spines of A Madness so… Continue reading Update: Book mails, Current reads, and TBR

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Review: ​The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Synopsis: This voyage is special. It will change everything…  One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through… Continue reading Review: ​The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

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ARC Review: Eve Of Man by Giovanna & Tom Fletcher

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Synopsis: All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past. But at sixteen it's time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She's always accepted… Continue reading ARC Review: Eve Of Man by Giovanna & Tom Fletcher

fantasy, fiction, Historical fiction, posts, Retellings

Review:​ Athena’s Champion by David Hair & Cath Mayo

Synopsis: The first in a thrilling new historical fantasy series; Odysseus must embrace his secret heritage and outwit the vengeful Gods who would control or destroy him… Prince Odysseus of Ithaca is about to have his world torn apart. He’s travelled to the oracle at Pytho to be anointed as heir to his island kingdom; but instead,… Continue reading Review:​ Athena’s Champion by David Hair & Cath Mayo

fantasy, fiction, Historical fiction, paranormal, posts, witches

#HorrorOctoberBooks: The Witch Of Willow Hall (audiobook review )

Synopsis: Years after the Salem witch trials one witch remains. She just doesn’t know it… yet. Growing up Lydia Montrose knew she was descended from the legendary witches of Salem but was warned to never show the world what she could do and so slowly forgot her legacy. But Willow Hall has awoken something inside her…… Continue reading #HorrorOctoberBooks: The Witch Of Willow Hall (audiobook review )

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Review:​ Cut and Run by Mary Burton

Synopsis:  Twin sisters separated by the past are reunited by unspeakable crimes in New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton’s throat-clutching novel of suspense… Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the… Continue reading Review:​ Cut and Run by Mary Burton

diverse reads, fantasy, fiction, Indian authors, literary fiction, posts, Retellings, romance, Uncategorized, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Review:​ The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Synopsis: Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen? Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole… Continue reading Review:​ The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

fantasy, fiction, Historical fiction, literary fiction, posts, Retellings, romance, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia H.,​ Brodi A. & Jodi M.

Synopsis: You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)… Continue reading Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia H.,​ Brodi A. & Jodi M.

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Review:​ Fight or Fight by Samantha Young

Synopsis: The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. She's flying home to Boston for the saddest of reasons when her emotional cloud becomes a real one - of volcanic ash. Stranded, her last-ditch attempt to salvage the trip is thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then… Continue reading Review:​ Fight or Fight by Samantha Young

Adult Fiction, fantasy, fiction, Lists, literary fiction, Magic, Mystery/Thriller, paranormal, posts, romance, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Five books to read this month

Hello everyone! Welcome to another "list" post. Today marks the beginning of October -which means Durga Puja season for us (Bengalis) but Halloween for almost everyone else. I thought to mix up my blog posts. I will do full length reviews alongside "list" posts like these . If you have a different idea for blog posts,comment… Continue reading Five books to read this month

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Want to read a Japanese Fantasy?​ Try Empress Of All Seasons

Empress Of All Seasons by Emiko Jean Synopsis: Each generation, a competition is held to find the next Empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is… Continue reading Want to read a Japanese Fantasy?​ Try Empress Of All Seasons

fantasy, literary fiction, Magic, romance, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Review: The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner

Synopsis: Captivating and boldly imaginative, with a tale of sisterhood at its heart, Rena Rossner's debut fantasy invites you to enter a world filled with magic, folklore, and the dangers of the woods. Raised in a small village surrounded by vast forests, Liba and Laya have lived a peaceful sheltered life - even if they've… Continue reading Review: The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner

fantasy, Historical fiction, Retellings, romance, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

A hilarious tale of Royals and…animals| Review of My Lady Jane by C, ​B,& J

Synopsis: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown… Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for… Continue reading A hilarious tale of Royals and…animals| Review of My Lady Jane by C, ​B,& J

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Ten books I’m excited​ to read this fall

Hello everyone and welcome to Book Rambler's brand new post about most anticipated fall reads. There so many books coming out this fall that I am overwhelmed at the thought of reading them all. Sequels are coming out as well as new reads-standalone or series. Have I pre-ordered any of them? No, I did not. I… Continue reading Ten books I’m excited​ to read this fall

fantasy, fiction, literary fiction, Magic, romance, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Caraval lives on with Legendary||Review of Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Synopsis: A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win. After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister, Scarlett, from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain… Continue reading Caraval lives on with Legendary||Review of Legendary by Stephanie Garber

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Mini-reviews:​ ARC edition

Hello everyone! In this article, I will do bite-sized reviews of four e-ARCs I received from NetGalley. One of these titles have already published, and the rest have yet to be released. 1.) Emma And The City by Amy Hilliges(picture above) → Released 18 Sep 2018 Synopsis: It-girl and blogger Emma Worth has it all: beauty, brains,… Continue reading Mini-reviews:​ ARC edition

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Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Synopsis:  Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome; 2) A person’s undoing; 3) Joshua Templeman. Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive-aggressive… Continue reading Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

fantasy, fiction, literary fiction, Magic, Retellings, romance, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Review: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Synopsis: Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead. Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse.… Continue reading Review: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

fantasy, Magic, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Review of Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis: The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat… Continue reading Review of Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Indian authors, Mental Health, Non fiction

Review: Finding Your G-Spot by Geetika Saigal

Synopsis: The Probability of your parents' meeting: one in a million. The Chance that they had you and not another genetic version of you: one in 4 million billion. (yeah, that's a number too!) The Number of moments you have lived (knowing that any of us could pop-off any moment): ~9.4 million in our lifetime.… Continue reading Review: Finding Your G-Spot by Geetika Saigal

fantasy, fiction, Magic, romance, Uncategorized, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Review of Siege And Storm by Leigh Bardugo

  Synopsis:  Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for… Continue reading Review of Siege And Storm by Leigh Bardugo

fantasy, fiction, Magic, romance, Young adult, Young adult fantasy

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment… Continue reading Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Eleanor Oliphant deserves 5 stars and an ovation.

Synopsis: No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant deserves 5 stars and an ovation.

fantasy, fiction, Historical fiction, posts, Retellings, romance

The Wrath & The Dawn is a riveting tale, ​but not without flaws

Synopsis: One Life to One Dawn. In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls… Continue reading The Wrath & The Dawn is a riveting tale, ​but not without flaws

dystopia, fantasy, paranormal, posts, Science fiction, Young adult

Review of This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab

Synopsis: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.… Continue reading Review of This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab

posts, Young adult

Dumplin’ is a downer with great writing

Synopsis:  Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at… Continue reading Dumplin’ is a downer with great writing

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Caraval is unlike any carnival I’ve been to …

Synopsis: Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father. When the sisters'… Continue reading Caraval is unlike any carnival I’ve been to …