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Monthly Wrap Up : September

Hey everyone! So, I am back with a wrap up segment in this post for the month of September! It has been a very long time since I did one of these however, the month of September was one of the best reading months this year. Hence, I am happily sharing what all books I devoured the last month! So, without further ado let’s get started!

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Book Review + Giveaway : Bridge Across the Ocean by Jack B. Rochester

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Genre : Fiction, Suspense, Sports, Romance

Date of Release: September 14th, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

AN ACTION-PACKED, ADVENTUROUS MYSTERY WITH IP ESPIONAGE, TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, LOVE

Jedediah Smith, Luke Lin, David Bondsman and Rick Saundersson have created the most innovative bicycle drive in history: The Spinner, a technologically advanced device that produces and stores its own energy without using batteries. It’s 2011, and it’s ideally positioned for the just-emerging city bike market, and the world’s largest bicycle maker located in Taiwan is interested.

Just before they are to leave for Taipei to discuss a licensing agreement with Joyful Bike, While cycling, Luke is struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. Although heartbroken, the three friends decide to continue with their business travels, taking Luke’s fiancee Suzie Sun with them.

At Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, the group encounters two Japanese agents of business espionage who don’t know what they have, but nevertheless want to steal it. The “information worms” pursue the cyclists to Taipei, where the stakes grow even higher and a battle of espionage ensues.

The guys begin negotiations with Joyful’s director of business development, Jung-Shan Lai. She takes them cycling on Joyful bikes through Taiwan’s breathtaking scenery as they continue to thwart the attacks of the information worms. Jed promptly falls in love with Jung-Shan, and she with him.

Will the team be able to secure and finalize their business deal with Joyful Bike? Will the agents of business espionage ride away with the stolen bicycle drive intelligence? Will the three friends get justice for Luke’s tragic death? Will Jung-Shan and Jed work out their cross-cultural love affair?

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Fate of Eight by Dhiraj Singh : REVIEW

RATINGS :-
Plot : 4/5
Characters : 3.5/5
Writing : 3/5
OVERALL RATING : 3.5/5

Genre : Fiction, Thriller, Mystery

“Don’t worry. You will know. If not, we will meet again.”

A riveting thriller, Fate of Eight tells the story of eight people whose lives are entwined through the three key milestones of one’s life: birth, marriage and death.

Diya, Mira, Pratima and Radhika are four strong women, each embodying a trait designed by God herself. Their destinies are linked to the unique personalities of four other men-Venkat, Guru, Jagdambe and Rahim. Birth, marriage and death are the common destiny points for this chosen group of eight, the only condition God sets out for their souls. What happens in between is a saga of choice and fate. They all cross each other’s path in the course of their lives-as lovers, spouses, siblings, friends, sworn enemies. Some relationships last for life and some break off in between. And not all survive the trials of destiny.

Who amongst the eight will be linked together in the final destination of death? Who will have the true love that lasts forever? Where does God’s plan finally lead to?

An absolute page-turner, Fate of Eight is a gripping story of human relationships and fate, of success and failure, culminating into a murder and a thrilling search for the killer!

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION! : Journey to the Forbidden City by Deepa Agarwal

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Journey to the Forbidden City by Deepa Agarwal

Nineteenth-century Tibet was an unknown entity, a complete geographical mystery to the West.

Where did its capital city Lhasa lie?
Which rivers, lakes and mountains stretched across this land?
Where were its fabled monasteries and legendary goldfields?
And did the magical flying lamas actually exist?

It was next to impossible for a white man to enter this rigorously guarded territory. And so was chosen an intrepid Indian explorer from the mountains of Kumaon-Nain Singh Rawat. Trekking across this country, he risked life and limb and donned innumerable clever disguises as he surveyed the vast expanses and identified countless villages, cities and people. From putting Lhasa accurately on the world map to earning the title of Pundit, his eventful and often arduous travels led to his name being permanently engraved in the annals of Indian exploration.

Based on his actual diaries, this gripping narrative is also a tribute to the indomitable spirit of this fascinating man, who rose from being an impoverished village schoolteacher to a legendary hero.

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Book Review: Teenage Diaries…The Days That Were By Saurabh Sharma

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Ratings :-

Writing : 4/5

Story: 3/5

Characters: 3/5

Overall: 3.5/5

Genre : Young-adult, Middle grade, fiction, Teen

Age recommended: 13 and up

Enter Ganshyam, the boring nerd everyone dreads at school and the under-confident guy whose teenage years are soon going to turn his life topsy-turvy.

With first crushes, kisses, dares and dudes whizzing past like whirlwinds, would Ganshyam fall of the ridge? And most importantly, would he ever be able to get the girl he has come to love? Continue reading “Book Review: Teenage Diaries…The Days That Were By Saurabh Sharma”

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Book Review: The Selection By Kiera Cass

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Writing: 4/5

Characters: 3.5/5

Plot: 3.5/5

Overall Ratings: 3.5/5

Genre: young-adult, dystopia, romance

Ages Recommended: 12 and above

Former United States of America has now turned into a monarchy called Ilea, ruled by a king whose heir’s soulmate is chosen from across the country through an extravagant ceremony called ‘The Selection’. For thirty five gorgeous maidens coming from numerous backgrounds and castes, The Selection is an opportunity of a lifetime. For America Singer however, (  Note for the the curious ones: she was named after the great ancient country America. Her surname is derived from her profession) , The Selection is a nightmare. With a committed lover waiting back home, Would she ever opt for a dreamy fairy tale-style life?

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Books Which I WANT to Read! (and Merry Christmas!!)

Tanishka: Hey there!! Merry Christmas to all our readers!  It’s finally the festive season so, I thought of sharing  with you guys the books on my TBR (to be read) list. Although I’m not going to write much about them ,I will try to give you a rough idea regarding what the books are about.

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Book Review: Beautiful Chaos by Alex Tully

30555755   RATINGS :-

plot: 3/5

characters: 3/5

writing: 4/5

OVERALL RATING: 3.5/5

Genre : Young Adult,Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Age Recommended : 12 yrs and up

“People say there are moments in life you will never forget.Moments where you feel something so unexpected, so beautiful, so perfect, it actually hurts. It aches down to your core, and you know you are changed forever.”

Brady O’Connell is an ordinary teenager with an extraordinary job of carrying forward  his extraordinary ‘family business’. When he decides to break the rules just once and a large sum of money gets misplaced, he soon finds his life going Topsy-turvy. But among all this confusion, Vivienne, a pretty red-head, is the person who seems to make the whole chaos, in fact, beautiful. Continue reading “Book Review: Beautiful Chaos by Alex Tully”

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BOOK REVIEW:”Whisper to me” by Nick Lake

RATINGS :-
Plot : 3/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing : 5/5
OVERALL RATING : 4/5

Genre : Young Adult,  Fiction
Age Recommended : 13 yrs and up

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“I hear you above the noise”

“These are the things that you need to know:

1. I hear voices.

2. I miss you.

3. I wish I could take back what I did to you.

4. What they said in the news, what they said I did. It’s not true. You don’t have to worry about that. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW:”Whisper to me” by Nick Lake”

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REVIEW: When We Collided By Emery Lord

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“No matter what heaven you believe in, your time on this earth will end. What I’m saying is that you should listen—really listen—to the slosh of the waves and the distant call of Pacific birds. You should feel a boy’s pulse against your cheek; you should fill your lungs with ocean air. While you can, I mean. You should do these things while you still can.”

Genre:  fiction, young adult, romance

AGE RECOMMENDED: 13 yrs and up

Ratings:

Plot- 3.5/5

Characters- 4.5/5

Writing- 4.5/5

OVERALL: 4/5

“Even the constellations can see us now: we are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know.”

“Wow” was what i gasped as soon as i finished this beautiful book .

‘When We Collided’ was essentially about this grief-stricken boy Jonah, who has lost his father and is left to deal with all the tension of shouldering the responsibilities of his family. This, is when the gorgeous hurricane of thoughts, Vivi Alexander turns up and transforms Jonah’s life completely! Continue reading “REVIEW: When We Collided By Emery Lord”