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    ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  YA

    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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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    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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    ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  MIDDLE GRADE,  MYTHOLOGY,  NETGALLEY,  NON-FICTION

    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

    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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    ARCS,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  BOOK TOUR,  CHILDREN'S,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  MIDDLE GRADE,  YA

    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…

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    BOOK REVIEW : ETERNAL DARKNESS OBLIVION (ETERNAL DARKNESS #2) BY J.F.JOHNS

    Oblivion is the second book in the Eternal Darkness Series. Scarlet Lock is missing. She wakes up in chains at a different location. She is in the custody of Lucian White, the leader of Revolutionaries. Scarlet's memory hasn't completely returned and she struggles to figure out her history with Lucian. Even though Lucian tells her he is on her side, she doesn't trust him. She is then sent on a mission to find the rest of the X-prototypes to fight against the government. Meanwhile, Eric and Sam are worried and have been trying their best to find Scarlet with no success. Andrew ends up getting into trouble and needs Eric's…

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    BOOK REVIEW : ETERNAL DARKNESS (ETERNAL DARKNESS #1) BY J.F.JOHNS

    Eternal Darkness is the first book in the Eternal Darkness series. This book is a dystopian science-fiction. I have already read After Darkness which is the fourth book in this series. It takes place 160 years after the third book ended. I was intrigued by the history of the cyborg and human war and the character's past. So I requested the author for review copies and got them approved. Finally, I was able to get back into the fascinating world of humans, cyborgs, and X-prototypes. I enjoyed After darkness so much and was so excited to read the book that kicked-off the journey for humans and cyborgs. We get introduced…

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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CULTURAL,  FICTION,  LITERARY FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  WEST AFRICAN

    BOOK REVIEW : BLACK SUNDAY BY TOLA ROTIMI ABRAHAM

    Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham is a West-African literary fiction set in Lagos. I requested this book primarily because of the cover. That cover drew me in, and once I read the synopsis I was intrigued by it. The story is told from the POVs of the 4 siblings who were left by their mother and then, later on by their father as well. They were entrusted to the care of a reluctant grandmother with whom they spent their life. The story is an up-close examination of the 4 individuals' lives, and how they grow up with abandonment, loss, poverty, and other struggles. There are several important social issues…

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    PRISM BOOK TOURS – BOOK REVIEW : ESME’S WISH (ESME SERIES #1) BY ELIZABETH FOSTER

    Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster is the first book in the Esme Series. This is a vividly original and imaginative story of Esme. Esme is a teenager who goes on to find out the reason behind her mother's disappearance. On this journey, she gets transported into the magical world of Aeolia where she discovers new things that make her question everything she had known about her mother's life. As she gets pulled into the enchanted world she finds new friends she could rely on and new things that cause her to wonder if she knew her mother well. Esme goes onto retrace her mother's steps leading her to the discovery…