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    THE THIEF’S DAUGHTER (KINGFOUNTAIN #2) BY JEFF WHEELER | BOOK REVIEW

    The Theif's Daughter by Jeff Wheeler is the second book in his Kingfountain series. Owen is older and is mentored by Duke Horwath to serve King Severn. His and Elyse's friendships blossoms into young love, and the two are inseparable as always. Severn has plans for both Elyse and Owen, and things may not progress as they wish. With the news of a pretender to the throne spreading throughout the Kingdom, the fragile peace is once again threatened. King Severn tasks Elyse and Owen with spying on the usurper and his supporters. Owen has to make hard decisions and make sacrifices while being away from the Kingdom. With lies, deceptions,…

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    THE QUEEN’S POISONER (KINGFOUNTAIN #1) BY JEFF WHEELER | BOOK REVIEW

    The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff wheeler is the first book in the Kingfountain series. So confession time, I read this book after reading Jeff Wheeler's Knight's Ransom. Knight's Ransom takes place several years before the Kingfountain series and takes us through the Argentine family's reign. After reading the book I realized I am missing things and so I decided to jump into The Queen's Poisoner without any thought. I would recommend reading the series in order to get the most out of it, but it's not really necessary if you find yourself hesitating to commit to the big series.

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    FOR THE WOLF (WILDERWOOD #1) BY HANNAH F. WHITTEN | BOOK REVIEW

    For The Wolf by Hannah F Whitten is the first book in the Wilderwood series. This is also Hannah's debut, and the story is a retelling of the classic fairytale The Red Riding Hood. For The Wolf tells the story of Red, the second daughter of the Queen. She is also the only second daughter that has been born in centuries and will be sacrificed to the Wolf as per the traditions of their kingdom. The plan is to free the five Kings whom they see as their Gods. Red's Twin Neve as the first daughter will reign as a Queen after her mother. The two share a close bond…

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    THE DEMON OF THE WELL BY JAMES B. HENDRICKS | BOOK REVIEW

    A disastrous drought has befallen an oasis town on the Old Silk Roads. The townsfolks are living in fear and worry for their lives. The townspeople notice an old trader being immensely distressed as each day goes on. They keep asking him and finally, he confides his secret. He fears he is responsible for the evil things happening to their town and wants to fix it. He then goes on to tell his story to the young men of the town. It talks of times back in the day, during the civil war, trading missions through the desert, a treasure of mystic powers, the plan to acquire it, and the…

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    THE GILDED ONES BY NAMINA FORNA ( DEATHLESS #1) | BOOK REVIEW

    The Gilded Ones By Namina Forna is a West African YA fantasy novel that tackles the oppression of women by an extremist religious community. It is the first book in the Deathless series. I remember seeing this cover and being blown by it. It is truly one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen and the colors just pull you in. This is a story that is unapologetically feminist and female-centric cast takes on us a journey to unravel the secrets of a patriarchal community. The gilded Ones tells the story of Deka, a 16-year-old who is subjected to the deeply abusive blood ritual of their community to…

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    OCTOBER,  WRAP-UP

    OCTOBER WRAP-UP

    October started out being quite hectic with our recent move into a new apartment and getting everything settled. Hence, I wasn't sure if I would be able to read the books I had planned for this month. But thankfully, I have managed to read them on time and also put a significant dent in my ever-overflowing Netgalley ARC shelf!! So this month started with a not so great book, and I was worried if my other selections will not be up to my expectations. I am happy to say that most of them lived up to my expectations, and I was able to have a fun time this month. I…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE GIRL OF HAWTHORN AND GLASS (THE GIRL OF HAWTHORN AND GLASS #1) BY ADAN JERREAT – POOLE

    The Girl Of Hawthorn And Glass is the debut book from the author Adan Jerreat Poole. This YA fantasy is the first book I completed in October. It was the cover that drew me in, and the synopsis also sounded promising to me. The story is of a young girl Eli who is the daughter of one of the witches. Eli is a trained ghost hunter and comes to earth to hunt the ghosts living among humans. She has lived her whole life with a tyrant witch-mother with the fear of being unmade into her original parts. On of the ghost hunting missions, things go wrong, making her question all…

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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 : 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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    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…