Thursday, August 31, 2017

Review- White Noise by Shruti Upadhaya

White Noise on Goodreads


“There is another city right under our city and it comes up only when you and I are together. Only you and I know about it and only you and I get to experience it. It keeps itself hidden from the rest of the world. And that is where I live.” He said 
“And what happens when you’re not with me?” She asked. 
“I evaporate.” He smiled. 

"Laced with the unimaginable and yet the possible, White Noise makes for a compelling read." - SUHEL SETH

Release date: June 21st 2017
Published by: BEE Books
Page numbers: 111


I have no idea what I just read, except for the fact that it was very intriguing and unique. It literally rendered me speechless and even thoughtless because I had no idea what to make of what I read. I appreciate this book so, so much that it's difficult to explain exactly how much.

Author Shruti Upadhaya's White Noise was unlike any book I've read before. The narrative of this book was EVERYTHING. I don't even know how to describe it. Usually I fear spoiling the story while summarising it, but with this book, it's like I don't even know what to fear except for practically everything.

If it weren't for Aniesha Brahma, I would have never read this fast-paced, mind blowing and almost haunting read that even though I'm not sure if I "got", I still admire it so much for the way it is written. A very unique way of storytelling, this book- all because of that amazing, amazing narrative- has made it to my top Indian reads of 2017.

If you like thrill and speed, White Noise is what you should read.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by Aniesha Brahma via BEE Books in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #211

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spines, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

Wrong to Need You by Tessa Bailey
Publication Date: November 28th, 2017


He wasn’t supposed to fall in love with his brother’s widow…

Accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Jackson Kane fled his home, his name, and his family. Ten years later, he’s come back to town: older, wiser, richer, tougher—and still helpless to turn away the one woman he could never stop loving, even after she married his brother.

Sadia Ahmed can’t deal with the feelings her mysterious former brother-in-law stirs, but she also can’t turn down his offer of help with the cafe she’s inherited. While he heats up her kitchen, she slowly discovers that the boy she adored has grown into a man she’s simply unable to resist.

An affair is unthinkable, but their desire is undeniable. As secrets and lies are stripped away, Sadia and Jackson must decide if they’re strong enough to face the past...and step into a future together.

I haven't read much by Alisha Rai but I read the first book in this series of stand alones and I really enjoyed it. So I can't wait for Wrong to Need You.

What are you waiting on? :)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Release Blitz- Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey

You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…
Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.
Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there’s Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they’re over. Aren’t they?
If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots?  Now he’s desperate to win her back…and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?

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Disorderly Conduct
by Tessa Bailey

The Academy

Contemporary Romance

Avon Romance

Publication Date
August 29, 2017

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About Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend, and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Review- Fallen Heir by Erin Watt


These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

Release date: August 28th, 2017
Published by: Timeout LLC
Page numbers: 300


Fallen Heir by Erin Watt is the fourth book in the Royals series. If you didn't know, Erin Watt is a combination of the author duo Elle Kennedy and Jen Fredrick and their writing is amazing. You can definitely read Fallen Heir even if you haven't read the first three books in the Royals series. The first three books focus on one couple and Fallen Heir is Easton's story. I really enjoyed Fallen Heir.

Let's start with Easton. Easton is your typical Royal. He's rich, he's good looking and he always gets what he wants. Easton comes off as a self centred asshole who just always wants to have a good time and he is all of the above. But Erin Watt makes you see underneath the surface. Easton is struggling to find a place in his family. He wants love and affection and attention from the people he genuinely cares about and he definitely has his vulnerabilities. 

Then we have Hartley. Easton is totally intrigued by Hartley since the first moment he sees her. She's the first girl to actually refuse him and she has so many secrets. Fallen Heir completely goes from Easton's point of view but we still get a good picture of Hartley's personality. Hartley is a hard working girl who has her own family problems. Even though she knows the attraction between Easton and her is strong she also knows that he is trouble. I really liked Hartley's character but I do want to know more about her.

The chemistry between Hartley and Easton is present from the first page. Easton is a spoiled brat with drinking issues but he still manages to get his shit together for Hartley. Until he loses it. Easton definitely has some growing up to do. Like the previous Royals book this book is filled with high school drama and characters who would go to any length to obtain popularity. Everyone wants in on the Royal drama.

I also really enjoyed seeing the rest of the Royals and their friends. Ella and Val were sweet. Sebastian and Sawyer were present with their girlfriend Lauren. I am really hoping they get their own book because that is one complicated relationship. I missed seeing Reed though and I wish there was more of Gideon and Savannah. Now one last thing before I end the review is a major warning I want to point out- THIS BOOK ENDS ON A MAJOR CLIFFHANGER. If you know you can't take those or like those I would suggest waiting for the next book to come out. I truly enjoyed Fallen Heir and I can't wait for more by Erin Watt!

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fave Five Friday- Fave Five Book Siblings

Hi, all! I am so excited for this new feature created by BUZZ Magazine, called Fave Five Friday, where readers and book bloggers will be sharing their top five of a category selected by the magazine team. When Aniesha Brahma emailed me about this feature, I was super happy to take part and write posts for it every Friday! 

This week's topic is: Fave Five Book Siblings! 

Here's my list: 

1) Fred and Geoge: 

Of course! These two adorbale and hilarious brothers have to be #1 on my list because of how cool they are as a team. 

2) Cath and Wren:

Another pair of twins, but girls this time, Cath and Wren of Fangirl had such a lovely relationship with ups and downs that only brought them closer. 

3) Lucia, Alejandro and Mateo:


The three siblings each have their own book in Jennifer Lane's Blocked series and whenever they get together in the books, I just love how thier relationship was portrayed. 

4) Rose, Lily and Daisy:


Krista and Becca Rithcie created such a strong bond between these sisters of the Addicted series that it's hard not to love them! 

5) Jonah and his siblings 

Jonah from Emery Lord's When We Collided has these younger siblings to take care of and he himself is a younger sibling.  The relation between them all was lovely to read about. 

I'm really looking forward to more such posts every Friday. If you participate in the feature as well, don't forget to link me to your post in the comments, and make sure you add your post to the link below! 

Happy weekend, and happy reading! 


Blog Tour- Review + Excerpt- So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks


Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knows nothing of her past, except that she is Embraced: born with powers that forced her into hiding. Everything changes when she learns she’s a princess, hidden away from her villainous half-brother who now rules the kingdom. But he knows about Brigitta, and he’ll do anything to get her back. Unless a certain roguish pirate has anything to say about it…

Rupert is both an infamous pirate and a sorcerer with the power to harness the wind. He’s been waiting nineteen years for revenge—and he needs Brigitta to get it. What begins as a kidnapping of the fiery beauty turns into a fierce attraction. But can he win the captive princess’s heart?

Release date: August 29th, 2017
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Page numbers: 496


So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks is the second book in her Embraced series. But rest assured that each book can be read as a standalone. I would definitely suggest reading the first book before getting to this one but it is not necessary. You know how there are some books which just make you happy- while reading them and after. They leave you with a smile on your face and you can't stop giggling at some parts. Kerrelyn Sparks' books fall into that category for me and So I Married a Sorcerer was no exception.

This is the story of Brigitta. She has lived her whole life with her sisters on the Isle of Moon. She knows nothing of the dangers of reality but she soon discovers that she is a princess and wanted by her half brother. It also just so happens that she gets taken by a pirate on the way. I loved Brigitta. She was sweet and fearless. Life threw curveballs at her but she just kept going. Brigitta was one of the nicest heroines I've read about like most Kerrelyn Sparks' heroines.

Then we have Rupert, the infamous pirate. On the surface Rupert may seem like any another pirate in his greed for gold but actually he has hidden intentions. He has his reasons behind kidnapping Brigitta. Rupert was a great hero. He took care of his people and protected them. He tried hard not to fall for Brigitta but he really couldn't help himself. 

Brigitta and Rupert were great together. Time on the ship only brings them closer though they are both keeping secrets from each other. Kerrelyn Sparks has a way of writing an ensemble cast where every person has a role to play and still doesn't get confusing or repetitive. We get a sweet side romance as well which was very cute.

Along with the romance there was an equal amount of action and adventure. There are several plots which move forward and Kerrelyn Sparks has built such a rich world that there are several undiscovered kingdoms and realms. It is difficult to categorise So I Married a Sorcerer. The book is a combination of historical and romance and paranormal and fantasy but the author makes it work and work well. I would suggest this book for anyone looking for something a little different and humorous. 

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.


About the author-

Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing more than a dozen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes her readers will love The Embraced as much as they did her merry band of vamps and shifters. To learn more about her paranormal, historical, and upcoming out-of-this-world fantasy romances, please visit Kerrelyn on Facebook, Twitter, or her website at

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Book Blitz- Body Parts by Jessica Kapp

Body Parts
by Jessica Kapp
Genre: YA Sci-fi Thriller
Release Date: August 15th 2017

Summary from Goodreads:

People would kill for her body.

Raised in an elite foster center off the California coast, sixteen-year-old Tabitha’s been sculpted into a world-class athlete. Her trainers have told her she’ll need to be in top physical condition to be matched with a loving family, even though personal health has taken a backseat outside the training facility. While Tabitha swims laps and shaves seconds off her mile time, hoping to find a permanent home, the rest of the community takes pills produced by pharmaceutical giant PharmPerfect to erase their wrinkles, grow hair, and develop superhuman strength.

When Tabitha’s finally paired, instead of being taken to meet her new parents, she wakes up immobile on a hospital bed. Moments before she’s sliced open, a group of renegade teenagers rescues her, and she learns the real reason for her perfect health: PharmPerfect is using her foster program as a replacement factory for their pill-addicted clients’ failing organs. And her friends from the center, the only family she’s ever known, are next in line to be harvested.

Determined to save them, Tabitha joins forces with her rescuers, led by moody and mysterious Gavin Stiles. As they race to infiltrate the hospital and uncover the rest of PharmPerfect’s secrets, though, Tabitha finds herself with more questions than answers. Will trusting the enigmatic group of rebels lead her back to the slaughterhouse?

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The exit door buzzes. My breath catches when I notice it’s not a trainer—it’s Ms. Preen. And, she’s holding a red file, which can only mean one thing.
One of us is getting out.
Her heels make quick, light clicks as she crosses the floor past the weight equipment and yoga mats. She crinkles her nose as she moves through the thick cloud of sweat. By the time she reaches us, Meghan’s out of the pool. We stand, two-dozen bodies huddled together, anxious to hear the news. I scan my friends’ faces, wondering whose turn it is to go. Parker wraps his free arm around me. I imagine this is how a gymnast feels after a routine, waiting for her scores. Did I perform well enough? Could I have done more?
Will I win the ultimate prize: a family?
Ms. Preen presses through to the pool area, but stands far from our group, as if she thinks we’ll throw her in.
It’s crossed our minds before.
The light shines off her blonde bob, and her face is flawless. Freeze-dried, we like to say.
“Where is she?” Ms. Preen looks at our group as if she can’t tell us apart, which is probably true. Even though she pops in at least once a month to check on our vitals, she isn’t interested in getting to know us. She’s the one in charge of pairing us with families, but all she knows is what we’re good at. Meghan is the fast one; Paige climbs like she’s part monkey; Parker’s built like a brick house; and me, I have the lungs.
“The redhead, where is she?”
All eyes turn to me.
“We have names, you know,” Paige says, her voice curt. “Hers is Tabitha. T-A-B…”
Ms. Preen pulls a piece of paper out of the file, holding it up toward the row of skylights to read it. “Yes. She’s the one.”
Parker tightens his hold on me and I clasp my hands together to stop them from shaking. Ms. Preen doesn’t need to know I’m nervous. I’m supposed to be elated, ready to go. Maybe I’ve been fooling myself.
I wiggle out of Parker’s grip to step forward. “That’s me.”
Ms. Preen shoves the paper back into the file. “Get dressed. I’m taking you for your final screening. If you pass, you’ll be out tomorrow.” Her voice is hard and she turns to walk away.
I glance back at the group, at the faces I’ve known since childhood. They’re excited for me, but I can see the disappointment in their eyes. I know the look, because up until today I’ve watched friends leave, waiting for my turn.
Now that it is, I can’t move.

About the Author:
Jessica Kapp enjoys writing Young Adult Contemporary and Speculative Fiction. Story ideas often strike at inopportune times, and she’s been known to text herself reminders from under the covers.

She lives on a small farm in Washington with far too many goats and an occasional cow.

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