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The Girl Who Talks to Ashes

Blurb: Fifteen-year-old Willow is terrified of her new baby, Lilah, who has a peculiar form of epilepsy. Every time Lilah’s eyes glaze over, terrible things happen: flowers shrivel, food goes to rot – even Willow’s long, auburn hair turns stark white. But it’s the death of the family cat that becomes the last straw; in […]

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Slow Horses, First Grave on the Right

It’s been some time since I posted a review. Although I have been reading books, I didn’t feel like writing about them. I read the first books of two series: Slow Horses (Slough House by Mick Herron) and First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones). Blurb (Slow Horses): The first book in CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British […]

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Odiyan

Blurb: നമ്മുടെ കാഴ്ചയില്‍ നിന്നു മറഞ്ഞു പോകുന്ന നിരവധി സംസ്കാരങ്ങളുണ്ട് പക്ഷേ നാം അതു ശ്രദ്ധിക്കാറില്ല. കാണാറുമില്ല. പരുത്തിപ്പുള്ളി ഗ്രാമത്തില്‍ ഒരു പറത്തറയും അവിടെ പറയകുടുംബങ്ങളും. അവരെ ചുറ്റിപ്പറ്റി ദൈവികവും മാന്ത്രികവും നീചവും നിഗൂഢവുമായ ഒരുപാട് കഥകളുണ്ടായിരുന്നു. [A rough translation: Although many cultures keep disappearing from our society, we don’t realize it or pay attention to them. The village of Paruthippulli, a Paraya thara (settlement) […]

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Versions of Her

Summary: On the surface, Melanie Kingstad-Keyes’s life is the picture of success. She’s a tenure track professor at a prestigious university and has a perfect husband. But a recent miscarriage has left her reeling and her marriage tenuous. Selling her family’s Lake Indigo summer home, which she hasn’t visited in fifteen years, feels like the […]

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Gates

Summary:  A death row inmate, Prisoner U877 or The Brit, escapes from his execution during a blackout at Crenshaw Prison. He fights his way through a prison riot and helps his own jailers to save their souls. He is helped by a fellow prisoner, The Pastor, and a female prison guard, Navarro. My thoughts: This […]

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Vampire Watchmen

Samantha Carter, who lives in London, goes back in time to the London of 1665 to fight vampires with her friends from another time travel experience. This is a one-sentence summary of the book Vampire Watchmen. This is the second in a series of books that tell us about the time travels of Samantha and […]

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Ted Saves the World

Summary: Ted, a shy teenager, sits at a diner where his girlfriend Natalie has just dumped him. Enter dark souls, in the guise of goons, bent on killing people. Ted stops them using the superpowers he suddenly discovers that he has. Erica, who was Ted’s neighbour and crush, has been dead for about a month. […]

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Dark Wolf Running

When I was offered Dark Wolf Running by Harlequin viaNetGalley in exchange for an honest review, I did not connect it with Rhyannon Byrd’s Bloodrunners Series immediately. It was so long since I had read the first four books in the series. However, when I started reading, it all came back to me. I am […]