Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Life in Palace by Catherine Green {BOOK BLAST+ GIVEAWAY}

Life in the Palace
Book Title: Life in the Palace 
Author: Catherine Green
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

“We need to talk,” Tal said. Then I knew it was going to go badly. ‘We need to talk’ is the conversational equivalent of walking into your basement without turning on the light, on a dark and stormy night, when a known psychopath is on the loose. You might as well cut to the chase and slit your own throat. 

Chloe Diaz assumed three things: that when Tal said that she was one of The People sent from heaven to maintain the cosmic balance, it was code for ‘I’m a pamphlet distributing, incense burning, religious weirdo;’ that the gorgeous Seth Wilks would never be her soul mate and that she’d never have to choose between them. Chloe was wrong. 

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 After a lifetime in the shadow of her sister, Chloe is severely phobic of the chronically cool. Seth is everything she avoids; a pre-med philosophy major who works in a bar, plays in a band and is so good looking that grown women stare at him in the street. But it’s hard to say no to your soul mate. Thinking she’s maxed out her supply of destiny, Chloe settles down to enjoy the happily-ever-after.

Tal says that she’s one of The People sent from heaven to maintain the cosmic balance. Chloe assumes this is code for ‘I’m a pamphlet distributing, incense burning, religious weirdo.’ Actually Tal’s main extracurricular activity is fighting the forces of Oblivion. The People never need to hide what they are because no one ever believes them. Until Chloe does.

Chloe sets out to help Tal and The People as much as she can as an outsider. Seth says as long as no one wears their underpants on the outside Chloe can do what she likes. What he doesn’t say is that he’s also one of The People, although non-practicing. But as the Final Battle draws nearer, Chloe realizes it’s time for Seth to go collect his regulation sword. The only thing standing in his way is her. Seth says he’ll give up his place in heaven to stay with her. Chloe must choose between Seth’s soul and her own happiness.  

Praise for Life in the Palace

An interesting take on the paranormal romance genre. …..While other books in the genre have unrealistic buy in to the acceptance of someone from the outside entering a "new world" Life in the Palace handled it from both the main character looking in and the dwellers of the Palace looking out at this person trying to enter their world. …….I am so happy to hear that there are more books in the series! – Yonit on Goodreads

I loved this world that Catherine Green created. I happily lost myself in the life & deep love between Chloe & Seth …..I loved the attention to detail, the fleshing out of the world around them, the obvious growth of all the characters... Even the heartbreaking choices made at the end. Book two I cannot wait to read! – Ebon Darkmyth on Smashwords

Loved it, great story line, fun characters and after reading it and thinking deeply about the duality of our lives, it made my prayers come alive! – Rebecca Wittenstein on Amazon.com

This book introduces you to a whole host of characters that you want to meet in real life. ….The action keeps you reading, while the budding love between Seth and Chloe makes you breathless. A great read. – Cypora Cohen on Amazon.co.uk

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Catherine Green writes fantasy books featuring religious characters in a brazen attempt to make the people in faith communities seem less weird. She lives with her husband, children and three marginally neglected goldfish. When she's not writing, or pretending to be one of her characters on Facebook, she has been known to cook dinner.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom {BLOG TOUR + REVIEW}

Book Title: The Accidental Socialite
Author: Stephanie Wahlstrom
Genre: Contemporary, Chick-lit, Romance
Publication Date: April 15th 2014
                   by Swoon Romance



Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks. 

But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer. 

Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all. 

When a trip back to Canada for Christmas reminds Paige why she left her old life behind, she returns to London with renewed vigor realizing that while jobs, flats and men may come and go, friends in London are forever.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

The book revolves mainly around Paige, a 22-year-old girl who has just moved to London in order to begin a new life. Like anyone else, she is nervous and excited about her life in London, which seems to start off pretty well when she gets to know Lucinda (the person who comes to be the closest friend of Paige in London) and later is asked out by a handsome hunk Jason and ends up in The Box (not a literal one though). The story takes its pace from the moment Paige gets a little too drunk and trips and falls only to get held by an unknown stranger. Very soon afterwards, a gossip that spreads like a wildfire through every newspapers and magazines, claims that the superstar Chelsea footballer, “notorious ladies man”, Stuart Smith is dating someone behind his pop star wife’s back. And guess what? The front page is covered with Paige’s photo with the ‘unknown stranger’. Uh-oh.

Before Paige can understand the gravity of the situation and take necessary steps, things go totally out of hand. And her life’s never the same. It feels like a roller-coaster ride, thanks to all the news articles or magazines. Sometimes she’s having the most awesome moments of her life, and sometimes she’s apparently dying of heartbreak. And all these times, Paige is either too dumbstruck or frustrated to react. I loved Paige’s character in a way that it’s easy to connect with somehow. Even if you are not in the similar context, you can empathize. If you have ever heard or read or faced a rumor about you that was so shocking and pissing and life-alteringly disgusting, your heart would clearly go out for her (I’m saying that because mine did!)

Paige’s life in London carries out in a trial-and-error way. She makes mistakes, of course. She hopes to have a normal life, she hopes to date a normal guy; even when things are messed up, she tries to enjoy its perks. She is smart, brave and doesn't mind having those silly girlish plans or dreams. But at one point she finally understands some things isn't worth the risk. She can’t change what has happened, but her decision lets her set her priorities. Paige’s journey is beautifully and very realistically built. Her character is so well drawn that the more you read, the more you’d feel familiar with the character. There were times where I felt I was reading The Devil Wears Prada,  one of the reasons I like this book.

For the minus sides, now, let me tell you it is a book loaded with potentials. Otherwise I wouldn't have liked it in the first place. But when a book starts off beautifully and is carried out so nicely, you cannot blame me for having high expectations from it.  If I divide the book in three equal parts, I would say what disappointed me a little was the third part, along with the ending. It was good. But not the kind of ending I had expected. I am not asking for some mushy-gushy romance, but at least a little more than this (you’ll understand once you've read). Something about the ending seemed amiss, but I can’t quiet put my finger on it. Then, throughout the book, I often felt like I was reading a memoir. I’m NOT a memoir hater. Even though my blog doesn't feature any I do read them. But memoir-reading happens very rarely; it’s usually not something I like to discuss because I feel they’re someone’s personal experience and I kind of have no right to comment on it in any way. So there were moments I felt like Paige was an actual person and I was reading her travel memoir called “Days I spent in London and What I Learned”. I don’t mean to sound sarcastic, and I’m not being one. But I really believe the author has more potentials as a writer than it is shown here, I just wish I could have seen more.

The Accidental Socialite is a nice book with a pinch of everything- friendship, romance, comedy, troubles, frustration- you name it. Specially, if you enjoy themes like cross-country, cross-culture travel and the issues there with a mix of lighthearted fun and seriousness (even if that sounds confusing in my words), you may give this one a try.


Growing up in Edmonton, Canada, a significant amount of Stephanie’s time was spent making up and acting out stories. She was studying to be an actress when she realized there weren’t any parts for women being written. So, Stephanie wrote herself a short screenplay just to be in it, and quickly realized that writing was her true passion. She graduated from the University of Alberta with an English and Sociology degree and she also has a Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts from Red Deer College. After a fateful trip to Mexico in 2006, Stephanie decided to move to New York City to work in film development. A year later she went back home to write My Green House, a factual TV series. Stephanie moved to London in 2008 and aside from being obsessed with eggs benedict, fruit roll- ups and travelling, she also works in children’s television. The Accidental Socialite is her first novel.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

I Found You by Jane Lark {REVIEW}

Book Title: I Found You
Author: Jane Lark
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date: December 5th 2013
                              by Harper Impulse



Tomorrow is for regrets. Tonight is for being together. 

On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jason’s lives collide on Manhattan Bridge. She’s running from life, he’s running toward it. But compassion urges him to help her. 

His offer of a place to stay leads to friendship and trouble. There’s his fiancée back home in Oregon and a family who just don’t trust this girl from the wrong side of the tracks. 

But when the connection between them is so electric, so right… everyone else must be wrong. And as the snow begins to settle on the Hudson, there’s nothing but the possibility of what could be – of this, right here, right now. Them.



My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

My Review: 

Rachel had a very disturbing life overall. Still, she is not some cry-baby and knows how to face the challenges. What I liked is her determination to go ahead to get rid of her troubles, no matter what she has to face (or even if it means jumping off of a bridge :p)
When Jason comes across Rachel, he offers her a place to stay out of generosity or compassion, whatever you say. However, this one small decision changes both of their lives. I think Jason faces more problems after this because he seems to have an almost perfect life, with his family and fiancée and all. But his one decision to help Rachel out, and eventually fall in love with her, jeopardizes all the other relationships he has. He brakes off Lindy's heart, the person he had known since he was 16, because he doesn't feel anything like 'love' for her, and he realizes that all the more after knowing Rachel. While Rachel doesn't consider herself a human being with dignity and respect at all, Jason is the person who looks at her like no one ever has before. All the time, Jason seems more aware of Rachel as a person than Rachel herself. Jason never backs off from what he feels is his responsibility, or his feelings.

Perhaps I was a fool, or a little mad today, but if I was mad today, I was mad for her.

 Jason is kind of a perfect guy (which in reality never exists) compared to Rachel, possibly broken in many ways, and yet they seem to fit together so well, like pieces of a puzzle. Even Jason feels the same.

We’re right for each other, we both know it.

It’s really hard to show such chemistry without making it look like he pities her but the author pulls it off so well! I loved that :D

The narrative is pov based, where we see Rachel and Jason's thoughts back-to-back. It was a wee bit hard to follow a few times because it wasn't exactly divided into chapters always. I mean, there are chapters or sections, but at times povs of both Rachel and Jason are put into one, so one moment you're reading Jason's thoughts and the other moment you see Jason calling himself out only to realize the narrative has moved to Rachel (sorry as in my writing it sounds more confusing than it actually is!) As the story focuses almost entirely on these two characters, I (totally unintentionally) overlooked others things happening. I’m not much of a romantic person (Gosh I keep saying that a lot!) and Rachel and Jason’s story seemed way too sweet to digest sometimes. But since I had knows that it’s basically  NA romance read, I could cope up with it. And two of the main reasons are probably the author’s skill and effort, that makes the story so wonderful as a whole. For everyone out there who loves a good NA read, be it romantic, tragic, funny, sweet or hot, I would strongly suggest this book:)

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway {COVER REVEAL FRIDAY + GIVEAWAY}

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Book Title: Call Me Grim
Author: Elizabeth Holloway
Publication Date: November 11, 2014
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Call Me Grim

The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake -- and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn't shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron's the local Grim Reaper... and he only saved Libbi's life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place.
And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark... but only if she accepts Aaron's job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.
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Elizabeth Holloway is a registered nurse living in Southern Pennsylvania with her two teen children, Bam-bam the dog, and Tinkerbell the cat. CALL ME GRIM is her first novel.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Manhattan Ten Series by Lola Dodge {BLOG TOUR + REVIEW}

Book Title: Temptress
Author: Lola Dodge
Genre: Fantasy, Adult, Romance
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Kiss your powers goodbye.

Kidnapping a super-powered suspected felon from a Vegas bachelor party is another day at the office for Jenny Ray, alias Temptress. With one kiss, any naughty supe’s powers are hers. Except this time she’s caught by her mark’s boss, who’s no ordinary superhero.

It’s Thinktank, leader of the toughest hero crew around. One destroyed men’s room and near-toilet-drowning later, Jenny’s forced to steal an innocent hero’s powers.

For a super brain, Tank’s feeling pretty idiotic. First, he let Jenny close enough to get to him. Second, he’s helpless against the tide of desire that rises in him every time he kisses her. Which he’s doing a lot, since she’s trying to give him back his power—only it’s not working. As he shadows her on her various freelance casino security jobs, he realizes she’s no she-demon—she’s a time bomb. Her acquired powers are shredding her, body and soul.

As they give in to desire, a shadowy figure from Jenny’s past surfaces with a kidnapping plan of his own. Jenny will do anything—even level Las Vegas—to rescue the man she loves. But there may not be anything left of her when the dust settles.

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Contains high-stakes poker, high-end cocktails, and high-flying over Las Vegas skies. Never drink and fly!



My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Like some others out there, this book reminded me too of X-Men to some extent. I love those movies and reading a book that revolves around the very theme of a group of superheroes that have different powers and a perfect mix of romance made me like it all the more.
Among all the superheroes, Thinktank and Temptress are kind of the lead characters in this book. I liked their story, how the romance started and developed. Even though the author did not show any explicit romantic situation and though it seemed a wee bit fast at times I can overlook that as it's not possible to give a detailed romance within this short span of the book.
I like the fact that the superhero and villain world is not made invisible or disguised in the normal human world. All are aware of them and for some reason, I loved this idea. One thing that bugged me little was there weren't much description of the group Manhattan Ten itself. Some information on that, and maybe also mentioning why people are okay with having superheroes around them would have cleared my doubts. 

As characters, I loved both Jenny and Jason. Jenny is the 'Temptress' who uses her power stealing kissing ability to kiss the superheroes that are under trial out of their powers. In contrast to her name, she isn't a seducer at heart, rather a normal girl who leads somewhat lonely life. In a turn of events, she is forced to steal Thinktank's power too, even though this is not what she had planned. After it's done, she evn tries to kiss him over and over again, to give him his powers back, something's wrong.
Then there is Jason, or the Thinktank, who could easily be seen as both a superhero and the guy next door who probably would make your heart do a somersault. They are both superheroes, in their own very different ways and yet they manage to tune in so easily. I liked how the author didn't overdo the whole superhero thing. She kept the real persons alive under the overall superhero gear, which made it easy for me to connect and feel for them.

The other characters are also well introduced and built. In such a short length of the book, the author has made it possible to have the taste of everything and not too much of one thing as well. I remember taking up the second book as soon as I finished this one.


Book Title: Ivory
Author: Lola Dodge
Genre: Fantasy, Adult, Romance
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 That cold day in hell? It’s here…

Manhattan Ten, Book 2
If Ivory’s fellow flight attendants whisper that she has ice in her veins, they’d be right. She’s spent years ruthlessly suppressing her dangerous ice powers, pretending she didn’t grow up wild on the tundra.

Her legendary coolness has held solid—until a crazed attacker snaps her composure, unleashing her ice beast and blowing her cover. And she’s not sure if the man who defuses the situation is any less dangerous.

When Panther’s trans-Atlantic catnap is interrupted by Ivory’s ice spear through his mark’s gut, he doesn't hesitate to claim her as one of the Manhattan Ten. It’s the only way to shield her from prosecution. It doesn't hurt that the Nordic beauty puts his inner cat on the prowl.

Panther tempts Ivory in every smoldering way, but to let him melt her resistance is a risk she can’t afford. But when her past rises up to claim her, Pan is caught in the crossfire…and the only way to save him is to let the beast claim her, body and soul.

Product Warnings
Contains one smoldering ice vixen and the sexy beast man who wants to get his claws all over her. Make sure your icemaker is in tip-top shape before reading. Mukluks optional.



My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

This is the second book in The Manhattan Ten series but was published before book 1. And still, you would never feel the story'd been compromised for this reason. This book narrates a very different story, two different lead with different perils to deal with, and all of these basing on the very familiar concept of superheroes and romance from the previous book.
Ivory, or Valdis, is the female lead here. And pretty obviously, she has her own powers. But unlike the Temptress from the previous book, she can't let anyone know about it, let alone use it publicly. SO she tries to look as normal as possible, but when it comes to having superpowers, 'normal' is a luxury one can't ask for. Ivory is left with no other option than using her ice power to bring the situation under control when the air condition goes out of order. Then not to mention the guy nitucung what she had done and her tackling him, everything contributes in blowing up her cover pretty clearly. This is when Panther appears in th picture.

Even though I was finding it weird that the name was 'Panther', but after knowing his superpowers I feel it's the most appropriate name for him. He has the power to shift, has a touch of wilderness to his nature, a big flirt and all the things that makes him hot all the more. I liked the chemistry between Panther and Ivory. Starting from the names, they may appear as totally different persons, but somehow they can't deny the connection they feel towards each other. What I loved about these two characters is that the author has given them both a touch of an unique wilderness, making them all the more desirable. Panther wants to save Ivory by taking her in The Manhattan Ten. later Ivory is faced with her past and must take steps to save Panther from getting in the crossfire. At some points, I felt their actions and connection was way better than the Temptress and Thinktank (though I loved them as well)

As this book was published prior to the former one, I guess that is the reason there were some more details in the book that helped me clear some of my earlier doubts. I got to know more about the Manhattan Ten and I think I love them as much as I love X Men! If you've read book one and liked it, this installment will never disappoint you at all!


Book Title: Belle Fury
Author: Lola Dodge
Genre: Fantasy, Adult, Romance
Publication Date:



This is one diva with killer moves…

Manhattan Ten, Book 3

Belle Fabian has worked her toes to the bone to become an internationally renowned ballerina. When the curtains rise on her career-making performance of Giselle, she brings down the house—literally.

Mid-dance, she manifests a superpower that nearly destroys the Metropolitan Opera House, wiping out a line of chorus girls and sending the audience dashing for the exits. As she flees the theater, she assumes the worst. Her hard-won career is over.

The Manhattan Ten’s leader is playing hooky with his new lady, so it falls to Red Ruin to round up the super-powered danseur. It’s just one small, bird-boned woman hiding in a convenience store. How hard could it be?

Their first encounter generates sparks that border nuclear and their chemistry sends Belle’s powers into overdrive, but their perfect storm of passion is marred by her suspicion that Ruin is holding back. That secret that could turn the sweet burn of Ruin’s lightning into a permanent scar on her heart.

Warning: Contains one lightning-hot hero and a not-so-blushing ballerina. May cause third-degree burns and spontaneous tango.




My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

I have mixed feelings about this book. No doubt, after reading the first and the second book, I couldn't wait any longer before starting the third one. This one is good too, but a little different that the former two. 

While the previous books had dealt more with romance and superhero-superpower themes mingled with action, it's more of a love story of superhero, minus the action and the superhero-working-for-greater cause. I missed the way the previous books were dealing with different angles. I'm not saying this book is bad, cause it has its own charm. Belle Fury focuses more on the inner selves and personal lives of two superheroes, namely Belle and Red Ruin. I loved their chemistry, though the love seemed to have happened in a rush. And don't think for once that this book contains all sunny things, as Belle and Red Ruin do have problems to face. 

What I like most about this third book (apart from the hero- the very obvious!) is the female lead, Belle. She has struggled and made her way to so far to become a ballerina. Now her superpowers are interrupting with her dreams, and superhero or not, it's not that easy to let go of the thing that makes you YOU. It was really nice, for a slight change, to see a superhero willing to have her dream back in exchange for her powers. Apart from that, Belle is actually a likable character and you would often find it hard to believe she is a superhero, seeing her care-free and down-to-earth attitude.

Belle Fury is not like Temptress or Ivory, but as a part of the series (though it can be read a s a standalone too) you can read it, to feel a sense of completion :D And it's a worthy-read for at least Belle, if not for anything else.


Lola Dodge was forged in the suburbs, tested in the retail wastelands and reborn as a romance writer after several strong cocktails. Armed with her M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction, she travels the world in search of story fodder and men with accents.

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Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland {BLOG TOUR + REVIEW}

Book Title: Of Breakable Things
Author: A Lynden Rolland
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural
Publication Date: April 29th 2014
                             by Month9Books



A captivating debut about the fragility of life, love, and perspective.

When Chase dies tragically, Alex embraces her own mortality. What she didn’t expect was that she’d have to make a choice: forget the years of pain and suffering once and for all, or linger as a spirit and get another chance at life and love.

Alex doesn’t hesitate to choose; she’d follow Chase anywhere. But the spirit world is nothing like she expected, and Alex finds she's forced to fight for her life once more. For even in a world where secrets are buried much deeper than six feet under, a legacy can continue to haunt you—and in a place this dangerous, no one is resting in peace.



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My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

One thing I would like to confess, I read this book in a real rush. One reason is because I picked it up a little late, due to some unavoidable issues, and another one is that once I started reading it, it was so intriguing that I was cursing myself for not being able to read faster (lol that happens when I get too excited while reading a book) So if I miss out a few points here and there, please excuse me.

Having said that, I can now move on to my thoughts on the book. Firstly, it was the cover that blew my mind. It’s at a time creepy and intriguing and gives me a kind of weird (in a good way) feeling. And when I'd dived into the story, it was way more than that. Oh, the palpitations my heart had O_O

The theme of a romance prevails the story. And it’s not some normal creepy love story, it’s purely transcendental. With Alex and Chase the author has created a world that cannot be compared to anything in general, and its uniqueness is sure to fill up the heart of the reader inside you with butterflies. Still, the author didn’t seem to overdo anything. The romantic tone was there most of the times, but it never overshadowed any of the other themes.

Talking of themes, I liked how the author has dealt with some other important themes in the book, like family and friendship. She didn’t shy away in portraying a family with its own plus and minus sides. The friendship between Alex and Chase is something that makes the book really beautiful. Chase became friends with Alex and even after her flaws, she is special to Chase. What I loved was the fact that the author didn’t show it as an insta-love thing, because I get a little annoyed at that. Their relationship grew eventually and the process may leave you with tears (of both happiness and sadness).

I loved the narration technique. I feel its easier to connect to a character if the readers get to see the story from their povs. There are also alternating descriptions of different times that may feel a little complicated if you’re not paying enough attention, but those also, are no less interesting. There were some moments where the story seemed a little dragging but the overall story makes up for it really well.

I loved the afterworld building done by the author. It was nice to get to know things that are not earthly at all, and yet manage to look so realistic. You may even feel like you are out visiting a normal city in the human world. Even though the book deals with death and spirits and afterlife it’s not overly serious, to make you start yawning at a point (I do that with overly serious books) and the author makes it sure. One good part about the ending is you won’t feel like it’s a cliffhanger, yet it keeps some things unanswered, I guess that’s the whole point why I, or anyone who likes this book, would be looking forward to reading the second. Even if you have or haven’t read anything like this previously, I recommend you do read this…it’s really worth your time :D


A. Lynden Rolland was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, a picturesque town obsessed with boats and blue crabs. She has always been intrigued by the dramatic and the broken, compiling her eccentric tales of tragic characters in a weathered notebook she began to carry in grade school. She is a sports fanatic, a coffee addict, and a lover of Sauvignon Blanc and thunderstorms. When she isn’t hunched behind a    laptop at her local bookstore, she can be found chasing her two vivacious children. She now resides just  outside Annapolis with her husband and young sons.

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