Non Fiction

BOOK LOVE by DEBBIE TUNG | VALIDATING THE FEARS AND DREAMS OF EVERY BOOKWORM | Book Review

Title: Book Love

Author: Debbie Tung

Pages: 144 pages (Hardcover)

Genre: Graphic Novel, Non-fiction

Publication Date: January 1, 2019

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing


Bookworms rejoice! These charming comics capture exactly what it feels like to be head-over-heels for hardcovers. And paperbacks! And ebooks! And bookstores! And libraries!

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Mystery/Suspense

Murder in the Caribbean by Robert Thorogood|International Giveaway|Book Review|Blog Tour

Title: Murder in the Caribbean

Author: Robert Thorogood

Pages: 326 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Crime-Mystery

Publication Date: December 27, 2018

Publisher: HQ

DI Richard Poole is hot, bothered and fed up. He’s stuck on the tropical island of Saint-Marie, forced to live in a rickety old shack on a beach, and there isn’t a decent cup of tea to be found anywhere.

When a boat explodes in the harbour, Richard and his team soon realise there’s a new murderer on the loose. But who is it? And why did the killer leave behind a ruby at the scene of the crime?

As the police dig deeper, they uncover secrets that go back decades, and a crime from the past that can never be forgiven.

Worse still, they soon realise this is only the beginning. They’ve got to catch the killer before there’s another death in paradise…

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Murder in the Caribbean is the fourth original story from the creator and writer of the hit BBC One TV series, Death in Paradise, featuring on-screen favourite detective, DI Richard Poole.

It’s a contemporary crime mystery with fake jewels and murder. Set in the Caribbean(obviously) the scenic beauty of this book sucks you in. The plot is predictable yet quite engaging and refreshing. It’s solid on the entertainment factor. Also, the humour is on point.

It’s a light read and nothing intense. I had fun trying to guess who’s done it!

It’s a quick read. I finished it in two days and enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to read the other 3 books in the series.

My Rating: 4.5/5


“Murder in the Caribbean” available in Paperback, E-book and Audiobook

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INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY

I have teamed with the publishers for giving away 3 paperback copies of ‘Murder in the Caribbean’. It’s open Internationally until 6th of January 2019 (EST). Huge thanks to HQ for sponsoring the giveaway.

There will be 1 from each of my Instagram, Twitter and Blog.

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Historical

Fortune’s Soldier By Alex Rutherford|Book Review


Title: Fortune’s Soldier

Author: Alex Rutherford

Pages: 448 pages (Hardback)

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publication Date: December 3, 2018

Publisher:  Hachette India


It is 1744, and Nicholas Ballantyne, a young Scotsman dreaming of a life as laird of his ancestral estate finds himself quite unexpectedly on the

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Humour

THE FRENCH EXIT BY PATRICK DE’WITT|BOOK REVIEW

Title: French Exit

Author: Patrick deWitt

Pages: 256 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction, Humour

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Frances Price – tart widow, possessive mother and Upper East Side force of nature – is in dire straits, beset by scandal. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s their cat, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral world-class cad whose gruesome tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts.

The curious trio head for the exit, escape pariahdom and land in Paris – a backdrop for self-destruction and economic ruin, and peopled by a number of singular characters: a bashful private investigator, an aimless psychic and Mme. Reynard, aggressive houseguest and friendly American expat. 

Brimming with pathos and wit, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind tragedy of manners, a riotous send-up of high society and a moving story of mothers and sons.

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French Exit is a bizzare book about an upper-east side, wealthy widow Frances and her peculiar(least to say) son Malcolm facing a crisis in life! When the duo takes off to France to outrun their creditors,the madness begins!

The French Exit doesn’t have a story as such and isn’t supposed to have one! It’s more about the plot and the journey. It’s odd, weird and fun. It’s even so much about the prose. Patrick deWitt is a brilliant writer and enmeshes humour with darkness! Filled with dry wit this book is full of unlikable yet interesting characters. Frances is rude and wacky yet you end up sympathizing with her!

This is a book that took me by surprise.  It is so much different from anything I’ve read before. It’s so absurd and beautiful and tragic. I was (still am) at a loss of word after reading this. If you are looking for an unconventional read, go for this one!

My Rating: 5/5


French Exit is available in paperback, hardcover, audio-book and e-book.

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Mystery/Suspense · Thriller

THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE BY STUART TURTON|BOOK REVIEW

Title: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Author: Stuart Turton

Pages: 505 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Publication Date: February 8, 2018

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Rules of Blackheath

Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. 

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Romance

BLOG TOUR|THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS BY NORA ROBERTS|BOOK REVIEW

Hello Everyone!❤ Welcome to my stop on the blog tour of ‘The Magic of Christmas’ by Nora Roberts. I’m too excited to share my views on this novel with you all.

Huge thanks to the publishers for adding me on the tour and for providing me with the ARC. All views expressed are my own.

Title: The Christmas Sisters

Author: Nora Roberts

Pages: 512 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Publication Date: November 1, 2018

Publisher: Mills & Boon

Two sparkling Christmas reads from the multi-million selling ultimate Queen of Romance!

When it comes to women Prince Bennett has always enjoyed a challenge. So after meeting the quiet and beautiful Lady Hannah Rothschild the dashing prince cannot rest until he breaks through her careful reserve. Love has always been a game to Bennett but with this elusive, mysterious woman he discovers his heart is on the line and he’s playing for keeps…

Her legacy has been as much a curse as a blessing so Anastasia Donovan has learned to keep it hidden but when single dad Boone Sawyer swept into her heart she longed to reveal everything despite her fear of the consequences. Then fate stepped in.

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The Magic of Christmas by Nora Roberts features two separate contemporary romances. The Playboy Prince and Charmed!

The Playboy Prince is a Cinderella story with a thrill to it. It revolves around Prince Bennett, Lady Hannah Rotschild and a few spies to add to the adventure! While Charmed is a paranoramal-fantasy-romance, with princesses, witches, wizards and frogs!

Both the stories were really swoon worthy and mushy and heart warming. It’s my second Nora Roberts and I liked it so much more than my first! It was a quick read and had some steamy make out scenes! Though The Magic of Christmas lacked Christmas, Nora Roberts made it up with plenty of magic in it!

The pacing was perfect and the writing brilliant! The only thing that bothered and hindered my enjoyment was the boundaries and consent The Playboy Prince failed to maintain. Now, this is my first Mills & Boon and I’m not sure if that’s standard in this genre.(though I don’t know why would that be!)


My Rating: 4/5


“The Magic of Christmas” available in Paperback

Buy Links: Amazon(IN), Amazon(UK), Amazon(US), Bookdepository


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