Title: Sleep

Author: C.L.Taylor

Pages: 08:57:36 (Audiobook)

Genre: Thriller(Psychological)

Publisher: Avon|An imprint of Harper Collins

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All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

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Anna was on the wheels during the accident that took away two of her colleagues lives. It sent her to trauma and she decided to find respite in the Scottish island of Rum. But things soon spiral down and plot begins!!

Sleep by C.L.Taylor is a stand-alone psychological thriller, full of suspense. You get completely pulled into the story and keep holding your breath. It is fast paced with so many suspects to boggle your detective mind. The atmosphere is creepy, dark and gives you all the chills.

I read the audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed it. The narration was really intriguing and impactful. It makes you FEEL. That combined with a thrilling plot and vivid descriptions makes a master piece.

Sleep was my first C.L.Taylor and definitely not my last!

My Rating: 5/5

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Dystopia · Fantasy


Title: A Light From The Ashes

Author: Rachel Anne Cox

Genre: Dystopian

Publication Date: September 30th, 2019

Publisher: GlassSpider Publishing

In the future wasteland of Virginia, Sam, the son of revolutionaries, wants nothing more than to leave the violence of his past behind him, but the impending Third Revolution and the two women he loves may not let him. It is the Year of 42, and Sam travels back home after spending seven years in a work camp to find his childhood sweetheart, Gemma, married to another man and helping to lead another rebellion against the corrupt government. Society has devolved into a pre-industrial agrarian world devoid of electricity and personal freedom. With the echoes of war still ringing in their ears and hearts, the citizens try to live in relative peace and not incur the wrath of the ruling Triumvirate and their army of Corsairs. But another revolution is on the horizon and this time, the women are leading the charge.With his newly adopted family, Sophie and young Ethan, Sam encounters old enemies and adapts to his new life while trying to maintain the tentative peace which has prevailed in the land. Sam must navigate the fine lines between peace and rebellion, love and hate, in a world unforgiving of past and present offenses. Vowing to protect another lost generation of children, Sophie and Sam approach the looming threat of war in different ways as they attempt to find what little humanity is left in an inhumane world, and within themselves. A strong ensemble of diverse characters paves the way to a new future free of the past.

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A Light From The Ashes by Rachel Anne Cox is a post war dystopian novel that will pump you up with all the feelings of self righteousness.

The undercurrent of the setting is the birth of another rebellion and the world built by the author is dynamic. It very vivid and a lot grows on you. The story is exciting, thrilling and dark. The character building is gradual and the writing is effortless.

Though it is a pretty lengthy book, it is all consuming and you cannot help but be engrossed in it throughout.

My Rating: 4.5/5



Title: So Absurd It Must Be True!

Author: Victoria Ray

Pages: 188 pages (Ebook)

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Publication Date: January 22, 2019

Publisher: Self Published

Buy Links: Amazon(IN)Amazon(US)

As you turn the pages of Victoria Ray’s debut book, you’ll realize, once again, that the mix of humor, erotica and sci-fi is always the best medicine and that absurd things happen all the time, such as:
– A father of nine, who, on Valentine’s Day, is forced to have sex with every woman he meets
– A crazy producer with 50 phobias, one of which is his last name
– An author of an unfinished book, spending his days in fear of Mr. Best Seller, pancakes, his wife’s breasts and running
– A trip to a place called Escape, where a divorced woman, Mrs. BouncyTits, is surrounded only by hot men – until her last breath

The heaven of all absurd and bizarre is awaiting you on the pages of this book! When we see something strange, we immediately start thinking! Anything weird or odd activates our brains! These 42 strange stories are mind opening and will not only make you smile, but will also make you think.

Are you ready to engulf yourself in some odd, silly and dirty tales that will make you smile?
Remember, these are adult stories, so share only with your mature friends!

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So Absurd It Must Be True by Victoria Ray is a collection of 42 short stories. Each totally unique and different from each other and also from anything else you have ever read. The chapters are short and each chapter comes with a lesson at the end of it.

The stories are short and quirky. They are a satire on society, relationships, lifestyle, sex and much more. You just slide through the wild ride. The character names are genius. And as a whole they are really absurd and f-ing hilarious!!! But at the same time dark and raw.

I can only imagine that the creative instinct and imagination of Ray must have been at it’s peak while writing this book.

It’s a must read if you are looking for a good laugh. Pick it up on a lazy afternoon or on the beach or on a weekend to fill yourself with wonder.

My Rating: 5/5

Children's book


Title: Heidi’s Hound: The Sick Puppy

Author: Carey V. Azzara

Pages: 48 pages

Genre: Children

Publication Date: October, 2019

Publisher: GlassSpider Publishing

Seven year old Heidi loved her home in the town of Cumberland Maine.     Summer was near and she looked     forward to all that it would bring.     Her plans hit a massive, thorny thicket when her dad received good news and  Heidi had to adjust to a new life.     She’s rescued by a new friend, and in turn does some rescuing of her own.

Heidi’s Hound: The Sick Puppy by Carey V. Azzara published by Glass Spider Publishing is a very heart warming children book. The Sick Puppy is the first installment in the Heidi’s Hound trilogy.

It is about a seven year old girl Heidi. She loves living in Maine with her mom and dad but one fine day comes to know that her father has got a better job in Virginia and they might have to shift there. Heartbroken and friendless Heidi arrives in Virginia where she meets Nancy a teacher at Heidi’s would be school Samuel Tucker who takes her to a dog shelter. From there starts a story of love, care and kindness.

It is a very sweet story and uplifting. Heidi is a lovable character and her parents are encouraging and supportive. This book is a riveting read plus imparts good values. Heidi’s Hound is a 50 paged book that consists of beautiful colorful illustrations (of Heidi, her rescue dogs, her mother and more). It is written in a very lucid language and makes sure to hold your attention.

Also, did you look that that pretty bright cover? Isn’t it the CUTEST?

My Rating: 4.5/5

Mystery/Suspense · Thriller


Title: Lies Lies Lies

Author: Adele Parks

Pages: 448 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Mystery, Thriller(Psychological)

Publication Date: September 19, 2019

Publisher: HQ|An imprint of Harper

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

Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great, isn’t it? After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three. And so what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes – Daisy’s used to it, she knows he’s letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And that happy little family of three will never be the same again.

In Lies Lies Lies, Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks explores the darkest corners of a relationship in freefall in a mesmerising tale of marriage and secrets

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Simon and Daisy seem to have a great life. They seem to be a very happy family with their daughter Millie, who was conceived after several failed IVF attempts. But behind this happy facade both are hiding sinister lies from EACH other unravelling of which sets the book in motion.

If you have been following my blog for sometime you would know how psychological domestic thrillers are my kryptonite. And GOSH this was GOOOOOD. It had all the elements that needs to be present is the genre. It was fast paced, has unlikeable characters, keeps you guessing till the end(which was worth it), the vibe set is unnerving(which is intensified by Millie’s presence amongst it all) and the plot twists are smooth but surprising!! It totally strikes the right chord.

Lies Lies Lies includes issues of infertility and it’s subsequent effect on mental health, alcohol addiction, domestic & sexual violence and the less talked about post partum depression. This novel is addictive to say the least and hooks you from the very first page. I will give this a 4.5 out of 5 and will definitely recommend it.

My Rating: 4.5/5

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Dulcinea and The Death Code by Victoria Ray|Book Review

Title: Dulcinea and The Death Code

Author: Victoria Ray

Pages: 197 pages (Ebook)

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Publication Date: June 9, 2019

Publisher: Self Published

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If somebody had told you that you were born under mysterious circumstances, that you appeared on Earth as a baby and nobody knew how you were born – grown by aliens, popped into existence by an invisible gravity force, or assembled in some kind of DNA-factory – wouldn’t you find it absolutely frightening? Knowing that you aren’t you, losing your identity and mind, feeling that it isn’t normal for you to be here, because you are part of something else, but still the part of the Universe. I am asking you: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? 

A mysterious world. 
A girl that had never been born. 
A strange crack in the backyard that follows you wherever you go. 
Death and disappointment. 
The journey through the curved space. 

It all waits to be discovered in Dulcinea and The Death Code – an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and reality in a thrilling reading experience. Fourteen-year-old Dulcinea is moving from sunny Sumter, South Carolina to frigid Sweden. She is followed by the glowing crack and the strange gravitational sound that has been there her whole life. What it is and why it follows her is a complete mystery. Through her journey, Dulcinea discovers her abilities, while coming to grips with the fact that she is far from human. This knowledge is very dangerous – not only for Dulcinea, but for everyone she meets during this electrifying trip to the place called A-Ria. Dulcinea and her incredible new friends learn that the secret they discover might help those they love… and the Earth itself. 

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A spine-tingling young adult fantasy book Dulcinea and The Death Code will be an exhilarating read for teens, adults and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows of the Unknown Universe. 

Dulcinea and The Death Code by Victoria Ray is a young adult fantasy and a very unique one at that. It is about a girl Dulcinia who can fore see people’s death for reasons unknown to her. But as she arrives in Sweden and finds herself among a group of teenagers just like her, all bestowed with some unique power, she sets out to explore herself and in the process, much more .

The book is interesting and offbeat. It is written in lucid language and thus is easy to read and follow. The world building is gradual and effortless to get into. Descriptions are vivid but not over done or boring.

But the plot had a lot more potential than what has been done with it. Plus a lot of questions and situations were left unanswered at the end. But as it happens to be a part of the series probably those will be answered in the next one.

Also I love the cover and the title of the novel. Both are so attractive.

My Rating: 4/5