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    BOOK REVIEW : HOME BEFORE DARK BY RILEY SAGER

    Home Before Dark is my second book from Riley Sager. I read Lock Every Door last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the author's writing and was fascinated by his style of storytelling. This story was no different. I am also excited about the arrival of my copy of this book from a book subscription box!! It was an alternate choice for a different book and I am so glad I picked this one. The whole ambiance of the book is the perfect setting for horror. The paranormal elements in the book within the book were brilliant. I did get scared at times, and I had a difficult time…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES BY ALEX E. HARROW

    The Once And Future Witches is my first book by Alex E. Harrow. I haven't read her debut novel, Ten Thousand Doors Of January. But I have seen a lot of raving reviews for it and, I knew I needed to check out her feministic story of justice and women's rights movements with witching to aid the cause. It is a story told from the perspective of the three Eastwood sisters, and we get to know them intimately through the novel as it unfolds. The three estranged sisters come together in New Salem at a suffragist's march, pulled by ancient witching. They want to make the fight for women's rights…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE IMMORTAL WORDS (THE GRAVE KINGDOM #3) BY JEFF WHEELER

    The Immortal Words picks up right from where the story left off in The Buried World. Bingmei is set out to accomplish her task of fulfilling the prophecy while having to escape both Echion and Xisi. The challenges that are in front of her keep on getting tougher with each step. She has to deal with her fear of death and also do something that will put an end to the era of cruelty and destruction brought forward by the reign of the dragons. The story was interesting and had raised the stakes higher with lots of fight sequences and near-death moments. The story and history are slowly unraveled and…

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    BOOK REVIEW : LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE BY CELESTE NG

    I have heard so many good things about this book on booktube and have been wanting to read it for a while now. I picked this up when I was in the mood for literary fiction and I am pleased I finally got around to it. I saw the trailer featuring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon as well. I don't know if I will ever get around to watching the movie, but I am so thrilled to finally talk about this book. The story, the characters, and the writing were the best in this book. It was so captivating and engaging that I couldn't put it down. The characters were…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H BY SARAH BURTON

    The Strange Adventures Of H is a fascinating memoir-style coming-of-age story of a young girl by the name H. This story is set during the Great Plague of London. It also covers The Great Fire of London and The Shrove Tuesday Riots that happened in London. H tells the readers her life story by taking us through a series of unfortunate events that drive her to make difficult decisions and having to fend for herself in the 17th century London that wasn't kind to young women who didn't have a man's protection. This is such an honest and raw account of her life experiences that make her the person she…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE HUNTER AND THE MAGE ( THE RAVEN AND THE DOVE #2) BY KAITLYN DAVIS

    The Hunter And The Mage is the second book in this fantastic The Raven And The Dove series. When I got the chance to request for the ARC of this book I was beyond thrilled. I may have screamed a bit… The first book left me drained and so badly wanting to get back into the second book that I caught myself wondering what will happen in the coming books. Kaitlyn Davis doesn't shy away from putting her characters through her ringer especially her main characters. If you have read The Raven And The Dove, then you know what I am talking about! I had very high expectations for this…

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    BOOK REVIEW : MYTHOPEDIA – AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHICAL BEASTS AND THEIR MAGICAL TALES BY GOOD WIVES AND WARRIORS

    Mythopedia is a brilliantly illustrated encyclopedia of mythical beasts and fantastical creatures from around the world. The beautiful cover pulled me in from the moment I laid my eyes on it. The book is well researched and filled with enlightening information regarding various beasts and creatures often heard in lores. It was an absolute delight to read this book and a visual feast as well. I was awed by the vivid details added to the beautiful art in this book. The bright colors, the imagery this book presents is breathtaking!!

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    AUGUST WRAP-UP

    This month I had a great time with a lot of my books. I had some amazing books that I immensely enjoyed this month. I was also able to complete an entire series and a few authors I will be on the lookout for after this month. I read 4 dystopian, YA, Science-Fiction/Fantasy books, 3 Literary Fictions, 1 YA Fantasy, 2 lower YA, higher middle-grade books as well. August was a good reading month for me and I was able to complete 10 books in total. I completed my Goodreads Challenge as well. This makes me so happy. I hope you guys also had a productive reading month. Let me…

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    PRISM BOOK TOURS – BOOK REVIEW : ESME’S GIFT (ESME SERIES #2) BY ELIZABETH FOSTER

    Esme's Gift is the second book in the Esme series. This book was so much fun, and I loved reading this. Getting lost in the parallel world of Aeolia was exciting and intriguing. I wanted to see how the series continued from Esme's Wish. It didn't disappoint and delivered a wonderful and enchanting ride through new adventures, uncovering of mysteries from the past, and fascinating fantastical creatures. I had so much fun in joining Esme, Lillian, and Daniel through their school and new missions. Exploration of Esme's gift plays a central role in this book. Esme has protected the Pearl from getting into the wrong hands. Now after rescuing her…

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    BOOK REVIEW : ETERNAL DARKNESS REVELATIONS (ETERNAL DARKNESS #3) BY J.F.JOHNS

    Eternal Darkness Revelation is the epic conclusion to the Eternal Darkness Series. I binge-read the whole series back-to-back, and now, I don't know what to do with myself. I am furious, frustrated, and hopeful in a good way. Trust me, you will be too after reading this book. I loved that it concluded in a realistic manner rather than our favorite group riding into the sunsets living their happily ever after. This book was an emotional rollercoaster and kept me on the edge of my seats the whole time. I finished an entire pack of 1 kg Egyptian seeds during the binge-read of this series. That alone should tell you…