Wednesday, 26 July 2017

S.B. Book Tag: Day 4

Day four of the Summer Biannual Bibliothon Book Tag has arrived. You can go here to check out the host's post. The tag today challenges participants to find and discuss a book they had rated three stars. I chose The Secret Life of a Witch by Jessica Sorensen. If you want to know more about the book check out Goodreads.


The Cover when I read the book


The new cover

Summary: My name is Evalee, and I have a secret. I’m a witch.

Okay, maybe it’s not that big of a secret. At least not in Mystic Willow Bay where practically every paranormal creature lives.

Still, I have plenty of secrets. Like the fact that I suck at casting spells, which is a huge problem, considering I’m a witch. But I can talk to dead bodies and am secretly working on a spell that will hopefully revive my sister from the dead. Until I perfect the spell, I’ve hidden her body in the basement, something my parents are completely clueless about. 

I’m also in love with my best friend, Hunter, one of the most popular wizards in school and who’s completely out of my league in the dating department. 

But I’m not the only person in Mystic Willow Bay that has secrets. And some are way worse than mine. Like whoever has been stealing dead bodies from the morgue and the graveyard. For what reason, I don’t know, but I’m about to find out because they’ve stolen my sister’s body, and I need to get it back before I miss out on my chance at bringing her back from the dead.


Questions:

1. Why did you rate it so low?



I don't consider three stars a low rating. I see it as average. For the story had a cool concept but in the end was kind of meh compared to what the summary had claimed. More cheap teen romance with magic thrown in than a magical tale with romance and a dead sister's ghost getting kidnapped.

2. Is three stars low on your rating system?



No, it's average but once you fall into two stars territory then yes you've hit full on disappointment level for me. Unless of course, you got three stars because of too many issues. In this case, the story was just very average and less than what the summary promised.

3. What could have made your reading experience better?



A more honest summary of the story. The silly teen romance is all over the story yet the summary barely mentioned it. This book was advertised as a special witch with a missing dead sister, secrets, stealing of dead bodies and necromancy. Instead, there was a clumsy witch whose life seemed to revolve around moaning that her crush Hunter wasn't her boyfriend. The sequel was much worse. Plus the new cover better displays the book is about a pretty witch than the first cover which shows a girl with her finger to her lips surrounded by magic. I just don't understand why the promotion wasn't more honest early on.



Anyway, those are my thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and this book tag has been fun so far.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

S.B. Book Tag: Day 3

So day three of the book tag has a very interesting challenge. You can go here to check out the host.

Challenge:
1️⃣ Pick a book you love

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's Stone - in America)

2️⃣Imagine that the story was written from the antagonists perspective.

Voldemort

3️⃣Rewrite the books synopsis from the VILLAINS point of view.


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Original Summary (Goodreads): Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.

Though Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.

(My) Villain Synopsis

Voldemort thought he was unstoppable. One mistake trying to kill the Potter family proved him wrong. Weakened but not dead he's had to roam in the shadows hiding from those who would seek to destroy him forever. Yet he gets the chance to rise again through a host that not only obeys his commands but gets him into a place he should never be able to revisit. Hogwarts. Under the nose of Dumbledore he plotted a way to rise to power once again. Also to seek revenge against the one enemy he couldn't kill. The one who ruined his great takeover. Harry Potter.

A villain who will do whatever it takes to survive and reign once again. This novel will follow his journey for both power and revenge. Will he reclaim his former glory? Or will his lessers really rise up to challenge his plans?
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So what do you think? Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Book Review: Dead Man: Dark Mansion and SBB Book Tag: Day Two

So here we are for day two and you can visit here for the blogger hosting. I have a double treat. I'm back with reviews and low and behold today is also a review challenge.

Title: Dead Man: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love by Sarah Vaughn

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

Source: NetGalley

Purchase: Amazon



Summary on GoodreadsRomance, mystery, and evil fill the halls of an old gothic mansion in New England. There's only one person in the world that can bring peace to this place: Boston Brand, a.k.a., Deadman! When a ghost cannot rest in the place that holds her, the DCU's authority on all things supernatural must help before all is lost!
In this tale that evokes tension tension of classic romance comics as well as supernatural superhero storytelling, DeadmanDark Mansion of Forbidden Love is a new take on the classic DC hero!

Book Review

Superhero and gothic and supernatural romance/mystery mixed together? A nice combination. Deadman himself is not the typical superhero being that he is dead. You heard that right, a dead superhero who can communicate with ghosts, possess the living, among other abilities. He has no idea why he hasn't crossed over but decided to use his time trapped on Earth for good. That little bit of info is helpful because I went into this graphic novel pretty blind. I don't recommend that.



Still, there was an amazing story to read. The start was a bit off for me which included my lack of pre-knowledge. But as I read the graphic novel grew on me and I ended up thoroughly enjoying it. The supernatural elements are different from usual superhero arcs and made this rather fresh. No hot, rich or living superhero to ogle at. He's just trying to help others and funny enough gets himself trapped in a haunted mansion for his troubles. But troubles are not over yet as there's a malevolent force inside with him. Meeting a living person who can see him as well as another ghost trapped like himself. Deadman not only works on unraveling the mystery, he has help in his living new 'friend' Bernice who gets to head this graphic novel most of the way. Along the way, there's mystery, romance, dark arts, love, friendship, and heartache. An intriguing read that I really liked. Plus the art was also pretty good, though for reading I had to zoom in because of poor colour choice of font.


Having a female protagonist, Bernice, star who can see ghost and witness her meeting and interaction with Deadman was compelling. Boyfriend Nathan was trying to complete a book in the mansion they were staying in and it turned out to be haunted. Sam her friend was non-binary and went by they/them pronouns. I'm happy to say they was treated like any other character and their sexuality was not pushed on every second. Sam was Bernice's dear friend, sold antiques and lived their own life. Deadman himself was a different superhero than most and brought both positive and negatives to the story. Sadly as someone not very familiar with him the writer's decision to just rush on with the story made me confused. I get that not every graphic novel can re-introduce you to the characters but as an e-galley on Netgalley, it is usually best not to leave those who choose to download your book in confusion. I wouldn't mind getting this graphic novel one day but not very interested in downloading another single issue until I'm well immersed in the character. There's also a ghost and a twist with both the mansion and a surprise villain. But those are things I think you should find out for yourself.

In the end, I would recommend this graphic novel but only if you are interested in supernatural or gothic stories. It's not a regular superhero book so you might want to prepare yourself for something different. I was given an e-copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4 Stars

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow.


Sunday, 23 July 2017

Summer Biannual Bibliothon Book Tag: Day One

I don't usually post on Sunday but I decided to take part in the Summer Biannual Bibliothon Book Tag and they have both a reading and blogging challenge among their roster. So I'm taking part in both until July 29. So I'll be blogging every day until then. For more info visit the blog with the first day's challenge by clicking here.

Blogger Book Tag Questions:

1. What are you planning to read for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon?

I plan on doing everything in the reading challenge. Already started reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and plan to also finish The Jumbies (a Caribbean Mermaid novel MG/YA).


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2. What is your favourite genre to read in Summer?

Fantasy.
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3.Where is your favourite place to read in the summer?
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In my bedroom.

4.What is your favourite challenge done in the Summer Biannual Bibliothon?
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Diversity read and movie adaptation challenge.



5.What fictional character would you hang out in the summer if you could?
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Hermione and Professor Snape from Harry Potter. I know that's two.

6.What are your plans for summer?
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Make it to September. Kidding, sort of. Writing and expanding my brand.

7.Do you have summer reading playlist, If not what would be on it?
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Hands Clap song from Despicable Me 3 trailer on a loop. I don't generally listen to music while reading or writing.



8.What is your favourite summer movie?
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The movie I enjoy the best over the summer. Or the series I'm watching on Netflix.

9.What book do you read every summer, if not what thing do you do every summer?
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Writing. Always.


10.What other book tags are you planning to do this summer?

Booktube-a-thon 2017. First timer just like with this summer tag.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Booktube-A-Thon TBR 2017 and Updates July 2017

Hey everyone. So nice to be back with my blogging people. Missed me?

Booktube-A-Thon TBR 2017

I was inspired by Jesse the Reader's recent booktube video to take part in this event. It's a fun week of reading and I'm excited to be a part of it. Feel free to check out the video below.



The challenge is read seven books in a week based off of different themes.

1. A book with a person on the cover

Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

2. Read a hyped book.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

3. Finish a book in one day.

Hell's Bells by Tatum Flynn

4. Read a book about a character that's very different from you.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

5. Finish a book completely outdoors

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

6. Read a book that you bought because of the cover

Riders by Veronica Rossi

7. Read 7 books

Wink Poopy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Keep up with my progress on these links

Right here on my review blog Queendsheena

Main Author Site (Mid Week update and completion)

Instagram (Random updates and perhaps an answer to the video channel)

Twitter  (My tidbits during the challenge)

Updates 

1. Waiting to find out if I'll become an official contributor for the Mary Sue. Really hope I get in so I can write articles.

2. Planning to also submit proposals to other online magazines. Bustle is among them.

3. Waiting on the results of an online story contest I entered.

4. Missed July IWSG by accident. Promise that won't happen for August. Awkward.

5. Will start dropping reviews again soon and also bringing back movie and Netflix reviews. Slowly but surely.

6. Getting ready to work with Najla Qamber, an amazing cover designer in August and September. Self-publishing plans are looking up!

7. Freelance work is a go. Taking it one day at a time.

8. Watching my health day by day. Also going to look after my mother starting Saturday when she returns from having surgery. Let's see how I get a workaholic to stay in bed.

 9. Writing for myself started in July then stalled but I hope to get things going again after the weekend.

10. I'm back on Netflix after a hiatus and catching up on my series and movie watching.

11. Finally started going back to the movies. I have seen Transformers: The Last Stand, Captain Underpants, Spiderman: Homecoming and Wonder Woman. I'll have to put most movie going on pause to watch mom but when others are home I plan to try and squeeze in a few more including War for the Planet of the Apes, Despicable Me 3 and Dark Tower. Also I think there's some subliminal messaging going on because I'm getting the urge to go see The Emoji movie. The fact that there's news of a Transylvania 3 Short in front of it isn't helping. Fight the urge, you know the movie's awful.

So that's all I have to say today. See you all next week and take care.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Cover Reveal: Turn to Dust and Ashes

Today I'm revealing the cover for Amy McNulty's upcoming novel. Turn to Dust and Ashes is sequel to Fall Far from the Tree. The author enjoys titilating readers with tales only she can tell. I've already enjoyed her rendition of a Jack in the Stalk prequel and can tell you she has a way with words. Now behold the cover!


Also a quick look at the full cover



Title: Turn to Dust and Ashes (Fall Far from the Tree #2)
Author: Amy McNulty
Publisher: Patchwork Press

Publication Date: 09/05/2017

Impassive. Devious. Besieged. Naive. In the ashes of their parents’ cruel sovereignty, four teenagers are left holding the reins with no idea how to lead their peoples to peace and prosperity.
Rohesia, told she is the true heir to Hanaobi, must choose between ruling the duchy in her father’s place and returning with her cousin to seek the throne that is more rightfully hers. Without her father figure, she has little interest in either, but there is no escape from the infamous legacy of her parents on both sides of the sea.
Fastello, left to lead both his father’s people and to seek the rule of the entire duchy, has never had so much responsibility in his life. Grappling with heartbreak the likes of which he’s never experienced, he doesn’t know if he has it in him to try to fill the hole so many people so desperately want him to fill.
Kojiro, adrift in a strange land and emboldened by the actions of the people he met there, is determined to find his courage and free his people from the tyranny of his mother’s reign. However, with her number one foe defeated, the empress of Hanaobi is more unstoppable than ever.
Tomiko, the perfect daughter to the strict and controlling empress, is sheltered from the reality of the world but eager to discover the truth. Before the war is over, she must decide between fealty to her mother and loyalty to her brother, knowing full well that either way, her family will never be whole again.
The goals of each of these four young adults are bound to clash—but there’s no escaping their destinies, no matter the destruction left in their paths.


Amazon Pre-order Link Coming Soon

Catch up with Fall Far from the Tree, Book One in the series!



Thanks for stopping by and see you on Friday. I'll have updates (been out for a bit) and talk about a little thing I'll be participating in next week.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Cover Reveal: The Princess and the Pizza Man

Well, there must have been some crazy adventures going on in Cassie Mae's life since the cover reveal email only arrived in my inbox 6 a.m. this morning. Since my health issues often keep me in bed til close to noon, I got to posting this as soon as I saw it. Cassie has been a long time blogging friend of mine and I've watched her progress becoming an author. Both traditional and self-published. So happy for her and all her success. Now she has a book coming out in the fall (as Americans say, I believe) and I get to show you the cover. But not before the fun montage she made. If anyone knows Cassie, you must know she has a great sense of humor. So read on and enjoy. Congrats Cassie.

Once upon a time...

A pizza man and his sister embark on a journey to find her a husband.



She's desperate and hears of a murder mystery mansion that's been haunted with Cupid's ghost. Someone ALWAYS falls in love after their stay.



Meanwhile, at the mansion, the "princess" gets ready to match another pair of guests together during the murder mystery.



But when that pizza man shows up unaware that it's all an act, things start to get a little messy... (and hilarious.)



Can the unlikely pair help match his sister up before their stay is over? Or will they end up falling for each other instead?


*drum roll for the cover!* 
                    

If you want to see the actual blurb, go HERE


And the release day?
                                                     
Add to Goodreads
                                                                        

Also, add to your Goodreads shelf and be automatically entered to win a signed paperback copy after release! 


So what did you think of the cover? It looks cute to me. Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Cover Reveal: Honor Among Thieves

I have been a fan of Rachel Caine for years and now she's collaborating with Ann Aguirre for a 2018 release. The cover made me scream out loud because I loved it so much. Yes I am a Rachel Caine fan but most covers don't let me scream out loud, no matter the author or visuals. But there's something so captivating about the way this cover was done that it gripped me. Feel free to see for yourself below and read the summary too. I'm very excited for this release. If you can't tell.


Title: Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

Release Date: February 13, 2018

Link: Goodreads



Summary on Goodreads: Zara Cole has been in and out of New Detroit’s rehab facilities for treatment of her antisocial disorder. There’s no adjusting Zara’s attitude, though. A painful past has made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in the Zone instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan–a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned to along with fellow Honor Beatriz, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time, along with a devotion she’s never experienced before. Yet nothing—not her Honors training or her street smarts—could have prepared her for the dark, dangerous truths that lurk behind the glitter of starlight.

Honor Among Thieves is the first book in a daring new sci-fi series by bestselling authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre.
Thank you for stopping by and what do you think of the cover?

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

WEP Entry: Lonely Old Bridge

Today I'm taking part in June 2017 WEP Challenge. Bridges is the theme whether literal or metaphorical. For more info, and to see a list of all entrants you can click here.

WEP June 2017 Challenge - Bridges

Lonely Old Bridge

A lonely old bridge stood outside an empty town.
What was once a bustling populace had no one around.
The bridge groaned and swung day and night.
As if calling out for the days of old.
When humans walked across to and fro.
The rare traveler now always turned away.
One look at this lonely bridge, humans went where they came.
Before you feel pity though, the travelers did the right thing.
Crossing a bridge made of zombies is not a wise feat.

Word Count: 85 words  (including the title)

Thanks for stopping by. WEP challenges entrants to come with all kinds of stories and that's what I love. Hope you enjoyed my poem.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Book Review: Seraphina (Chapter Sampler)

So today I'll be sharing a chapter sampler I got from Netgalley. This is a small excerpt of the full novel. Friday I'll be reviewing a comic (full book). So read on and thanks for coming.

Title: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman - E- galley excerpt

Publication Date: December 23, 2014

Source: NetGalley

Purchase: Amazon, Book Depository


Summary on GoodreadsIn the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer. 

The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being.

When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive—and dashing—Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.

Book Review

Seraphina's born in a world where humans and dragons co-exist but there's still fear and distrust. A talented musician, she kept a secret that's known by few including her father and his friend and her confidante Orma. I loved that the main character had close characters not just with males but with adults. Too often fiction sadly tries to depict men who are close to children as creepy or ill-intentioned. I even saw a list once that warned against writing stories with males holding girls or standing too close if they weren't family members. Seriously? I'm glad this book never took on that nonsense. In this brief excerpt you get a fantastic inside look at a fantasy world where a murder has taken place, humans and dragon kind are at odds and a girl with a secret might hold the key to solving or making things even worse, maybe both. The author wrote a vivid story that held me with every page. I have wanted to get this book but it kept falling off my radar. It won't again and I highly recommend this book. Especially to fans of stories with dragons. Dragons are awesome.

Rating: 5 Stars

Thanks for stopping by. See you Friday.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Warcross by Marie Lu



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows us to spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating to be released.

Funny enough this book won my Twitter poll to be the book I'll use in June for my monthly book giveaway on my Author Facebook Page. It has a cool cover and an intriguing premise. I really want to get my hands on it.



Release Date: September 12, 2017

Summary on GoodreadsFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all
Purchase: Amazon, Book Depository

Remarkable cover. What do you think? Thanks for coming and see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Book Review: The Most Magnificent Thing

Yeah, I missed Monday but I'm here today instead and will do my best to be around the rest of the week. So I git this book recently due to a granted wish on NetGalley. Not sure when I wished for this but you know I have a love for picture books. My YA soul has room for those lovely reads.

Title: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

Source: NetGalley

Purchase: Amazon, Book Depository


Summary on Goodreads: Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!? But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy.

For the early grades' exploration of character education, this funny book offers a perfect example of the rewards of perseverance and creativity. The girl's frustration and anger are vividly depicted in the detailed art, and the story offers good options for dealing honestly with these feelings, while at the same time reassuring children that it's okay to make mistakes. The clever use of verbs in groups of threes is both fun and functional, offering opportunities for wonderful vocabulary enrichment. The girl doesn't just make her magnificent thing --- "she tinkers and hammers and measures, she smoothes and wrenches and fiddles, she twists and tweaks and fastens." These precise action words are likely to fire up the imaginations of youngsters eager to create their own inventions and is a great tie-in to learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
 


Book Review

A charming tale about a girl who learned that perfection isn't everything and making something just right takes many tries. I really enjoyed watching her attempt different ways to make exactly what she wanted just right. Each failure got her frustrated and it took a while to put herself back on the right path. Kids take a journey with this book are likely to enjoy both the imagery and wording that show the girl's repeated attempts and eventual solution in ways children can understand and empathize. Even adults like myself can get joy and lessons from this book. The little girl's like many of us who have a plan but not the full understanding of how long it will take for that plan to come around. Also that we can;t predict the bumps along the way and that what we view as awful, others might find useful. Plus I got a personal kick of one random kid criticizing one of the discarded pieces as wet. I pegged him as one of those nosy side critics who no one asked but always has an opinion. You know the type. I have to wonder if this was an intentional or unintentional wink at adults.

So I highly recommend this book for children. Also to the adult in your life who might be a bit of a perfectionist. Perhaps he or she will get a kick out of this book as well. A thoughtful charming read. I got an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4 Stars

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Cover Reveal: The Serpent's Secret

I saw this cover being shared on Twitter last month and knew from first glance it was amazing. Also as a cover in the diversity column, it helps increase representation. There were so many positive replies to this reveal, right down to the shoes she wore. Feel free to look for yourself and choose what's the most striking thing for you. Me? A girl standing in fighting pose with startling snake figures all around her. Love it! Eat your heart out, Rick Riordan.

Title: The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta

Release Date: February 27, 2018

Link: Twitter, Goodreads


Summary on Goodreads: MEET KIRANMALA: INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMONSLAYER

(But she doesn’t know it yet.)

On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey… until her parents mysteriously vanish later that day and a rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents’ fantastical stories—like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess—and a wealth of secrets about her origin they've kept hidden.

To complicate matters, two crushworthy Indian princes ring her doorbell, insisting they’re here to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and slay demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld (who may or may not want to kill her) and the rakkhosh queen (who definitely does) in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it…
So what do you think? Isn't this cover amazing? I really love it. See you on Monday.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

IWSG: June 2017 Already?

My does time go no matter what. June has arrived and with it another IWSG. Also thanks to our host Alex and his monthly co-hosts. Lovely that he has help getting through that long list. Like Santa!



June IWSG Question: Did you ever say "I quit"? If so, what happened when you came back to writing?

Quit writing? Are you mad? I have taken breaks for various reasons. But really quit? Never. I have quit other things including believing my parents will ever accept writing as a career. But never writing. I pushed through to be a writer and there's no quitting in my past, present or future.


In the rest of my life I'm having a lot of fun taking part in writing prompts and hashtags on twitter. I have been regularly doing #authorconfession for a few months and loving all the bonds forming. For someone with limited IRL support, the internet is my lifeline. Love writing, reading and hanging out with my peeps which of course includes bloggers too. Thanks for stopping by and see you Friday.

S.B. Book Tag: Day 4

Day four of the  Summer Biannual Bibliothon Book Tag  has arrived. You can go  here  to check out the host's post. The tag today challen...