Review: The Treemakers by Christina L. Rozelle

The Treemakers by Christina L. Rozelle (C.L. Rozelle)

(I received a copy of this book from the author via Instafreebie )


Stay on guard. Be aware of your surroundings. Notice the nuances. Cover your tracks. Always be prepared. Question everything. This is how you stay alive, Joy. And this is how you keep the ones you love alive.

Sixteen-year-old Joy Montgomery, daughter of Zephyr the Magnificent, the great magician, can only reminisce of better times. Before the Superiors. Before the uprisings. Long ago. Before the dying Earth ripped the family she loved away from her.
In this desolate dystopian future, the Greenleigh orphans are “privileged” with the task of building mechanical trees for Bygonne, so their world behind The Wall can breathe another day, and so the Superiors may continue their malevolent reign.
Lured by a yearning for freedom, tenacious curiosity, and hunger for adventure, Joy discovers hope and magic amid the misery, and power in her promise to care for those remaining, whom she loves enough to risk her life for. To save them, herself, and the boy she adores from the abuse and slavery by the Superiors, Joy must entrust the aid of an unlikely ally who harbors a dangerous secret.
With an intriguing stranger at the helm, Joy and the treemakers embark on an intense and terrifying, yet liberating quest for the truth about the existence of the forbidden paradise beyond The Wall.

Top Ten Tuesday # 6: Ten Books to buy for the Fantasy Lover in your life




Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Follow the link to know more about the meme and join up!
The Topic for this Tuesday is 'Holiday gift guide Freebie'. So here is a list of ten books you could buy for the fantasy lover in your life. I went for my favourite lesser known books that deserve more attention from the reading community! All of these are books I've read and reviewed. Click on the link to read my review.

Review: Glisten: The Black Swan Files 002 by Tricia Cerrone

GLISTEN: The Black Swan Files 002 by Tricia Cerrone

(I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.)

The Award-Winning Series is back!

The Black Swan Files continue with GLISTEN.

She is known as Project Sunday to her former government captors—a human enhanced teen transformed by a black swan event. She was their most valuable asset—until she escaped. Now, only one thing is certain, Jocelyn has no intention of ever going back.

Graeme knew Jocelyn was special the first time he met her...then leaping from his Porsche to take down a drone pretty much sealed the deal. Months later, she's back and trouble is not far behind. But how did you help someone who wouldn't tell you the truth, was constantly on the move, and had a best friend that you wanted to punch in the face? As the stakes get higher and his own family is at risk, Graeme has to decide one thing...whose side is he on?

Finally in New York, Jocelyn is eager to reach her brother and sister, but nothing works out as she hoped. She has no way to prove who she is, there's a serial killer who wants her dead, her former handler is now controlled by her nemesis, and the mastermind of it all is toying with her. Amidst everything, she is trying to survive in the "real world", help her family in secret, and navigate her first shot at romance.

Thankfully, she has friends with skills. It will take all of them to stop the government's latest plot. But at what cost?

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.


In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

Book Blitz + Giveaway - Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey

Shadow Fall (Shadow Fall, #1) by Audrey Grey 
Published by: Blaze Publishing
Publication date: November 22nd 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Top Ten Tuesday # 5: Books I'm thankful for



Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Follow the link to know more about the meme and join up!
The Topic for this Tuesday is 'Thanksgiving Freebie'. I'm going to talk about the 10 books/series I'm thankful for and what they taught me. I warn you people! This is going to be a slightly emotional post!

Review: Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due

Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due

( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)

Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due’s work is both riveting and enlightening.

In her debut collection of short fiction, Due takes us to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghost; into future scenarios that seem all too real; and provides empathetic portraits of those whose lives are touched by Otherness. Featuring an award-winning novella and fifteen stories—one of which has never been published before—Ghost Summer: Stories is sure to both haunt and delight.

Review: Thunder Moon by Joanne Mallory

Thunder Moon by Joanne Mallory

(I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

Thea Lavelle has a lot to juggle: a teaching career that is ramping up, keeping tabs on her globetrotting family and fine tuning her craft.

Thea is a hereditary witch whose gift came late. She’s still learning exactly what her wayward magic can do, but on meeting Marc, her best friend’s brother, she soon discovers her magic has some firm ideas about it wants.

The fates have been pushing Marc back home, to the bay of his teenage years. He knows that grief and guilt have left him burnt out, and that his family’s particular skill with healing is the best place for him.

He’d left home not knowing what he was searching for. Could it be that she’d been in Langston Bay all along?

Thunder Moon is the first novella in a trilogy of love, family and age-old magic.

Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no ordinary school, but Mia is no ordinary student.

The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.

Review: Exposed (Virus # 2) by R.J. Crayton

Exposed by R.J. Crayton

(I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)

My review of the first book (Concealed) can be found here.


The safety of the underground bunker is left behind. Elaan and her friends are out in the open, exposed to the world above. Exposed to a world that has been ravished by the virus. Can they make it to the one person they've been told can provide them safety?

Cozy Reads at Book Bloggers International

Hey everyone, this month Book Bloggers International is featuring posts from bloggers about their take on Cozy Reads!


I've been over at Book Bloggers international today, talking about my favourite Cozy mysteries through the years! (Cozy mysteries: From Kirrin Island to Gaborone, Botswana). I hope you check it out!

Top Ten Tuesday # 4: Top 10 Movies



Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Follow the link to know more about the meme and join up!
The Topic for this Tuesday is Top Ten Movies! I've played around with the theme and the topic I've decided is Books that have been adapted into movies- 5 that I liked, 5 that I didn't. 

Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

Review: Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow by Multiple authors

Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow by Jason Heller

( I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

Cybernetics. Neuroscience. Nanotechnology. Genetic engineering. Hacktivism. Transhumanism. The world of tomorrow is already here, and the technological changes we all face have inspired a new wave of stories to address our fears, hopes, dreams, and desires as Homo sapiens evolve—or not—into their next incarnation. Cyber World presents diverse tales of humanity’s tomorrow, as told by some of today’s most gripping science fiction visionaries.

Review: Van Laven Chronicles: Throne of Novoxos by Tyler Chase

Van Laven Chronicles: Throne of Novoxos by Tyler Chase

(I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

The brave warrior, Prince Comron Van Laven, lays at death’s door after a near fatal transport crash. His life is in the hands of his mortal enemy who does the unthinkable…she saves him…in so many ways. Together the two must battle for survival against the harsh elements, deadly assassins and vicious animal attacks. But that’s only the beginning of their struggles.

Once rescued, they must confront the bitter enmity that exists between their worlds, in addition to the dark family secrets threatening to destroy them. Bound by their deep bond, the two embark on a new odyssey where all forces have turned against them and are seeking their lives. But with the help of some shadowy mercenaries, the two just might make it to the throne of Novoxos to stake their royal claim and defeat their enemies.

Top Ten Tuesday # 3 : 10 Books I've added to my TBR lately



Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Follow the link to know more about the meme and join up!
The Topic for this Tuesday is 10 books I've added to my To-Be-Read List lately! This is an exciting topic for me as I've added more than 30 books in the last week alone!

Book Blitz + Giveaway (International)- Cursed Trilogy by Amy Braun

Cursed Trilogy by Amy Braun
Publication date: November 6th 2016
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

Review: She: Ekla Cholo Re by Santosh Avvannavar

She: Ekla Cholo Re by Santosh Avvannavar

(I received a free copy of this book on Kindle from the author in exchange for an honest review.)

Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others.

Review: Concealed (Virus # 1) by R.J. Crayton

Concealed by R.J. Crayton

(I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)

They said it was extremely hard to get. They said it wasn't airborne. They said there was nothing to fear. They were wrong. Seventeen-year-old Elaan Woodson was supposed to be one of the lucky ones. She got one of the few spots in the subterranean protection unit designed to keep select scientists, military officials and their families safe from the deadly virus ravaging the world above. But, how lucky are you really when the people in charge and those you love keep secrets from you? While Elaan has heard that what you don't know can't hurt you, she's beginning to think otherwise. And she should...

Review: Untraceable by S.R. Johannes

Untraceable by S.R. Johannes

(I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

16-year-old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.

Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.

Halloween Read-A-Thon Book Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she's dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found Flawed.

Halloween Read-A-Thon Book Review: Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna # 1) by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas's life.

Monthly Wrap-up - October 2016

Review: Red Rising (Red Rising # 1) by Pierce Brown

Red Rising by Pierce Brown


Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity's overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society's ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies... even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.