Showing posts from October, 2016

November Titles on the reading list

November looks good people! Funny thing I notice, most of the hotly awaited books release on Nov 1st. Maybe I will put up another post for the books releasing later this month. For now, I have got quite a good list to read and finish for the month. The Facefaker's game by Chandler Birch Typical marketing hype that compares debuts to established authors sometimes might backfire. And we are talking Scott Fucking Lynch here! The Facefaker's game is another gem of a debut that's high on the most-awaited list of 2016, the protagonist being a young beggar boy who tricks his way into a guild of thieving magicians. Comparisons being drawn to Locke, of course. Well, you had me at theiving magicians! This one's up next on my reading list. Releases Nov 1st, from Ace books. The Operative by Gerald Brandt I missed out on The Courier, a cinematic sci-fi thriller set in a futuristic California that came last year from Gerald Brandt. A San Angeles novel, the Operativ

Remember Yesterday ( Forget Tomorrow #2) by Pintip Dunn

When I was approached for a blog tour of Remember Yesterday , I jumped for the chance. As I had really enjoyed the opening chapter in the series, Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn  and along with the rest of the world, was waiting with bated breath about the fate of Callie Stone and the world she was trying to save. A YA sci-fi with time-travel forming a critical part of the narrative, the first book was definitely a hit with the readers - mainly because of the delightful world built up and also how Pintip chose to portray her heroine, Callie Stone - a strong and level-headed girl, selfless to a fault; her ultimate sacrifice that probably prevents the world from plunging into a disaster. But after that ultimate shocker of an ending, Pintip comes back with an even stronger sequel - raising questions about time-travel with some breezy recap on this world-altering incident. Did it really save the world and her sister Jessa ? As I plunged back into this familiar, well realized world,

Book Tour: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn

So I loved NYT Bestselling and RITA™ Award-winning book  Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn that came out roughly the same time, last year - and am super excited by the next part in that series, Remember Yesterday that released on Oct 4th, excited enough to sign up and be a part of the tour! The full schedule can be found here.  Oh and don't forget to read on to the end - to take part in an exclusive give-away associated with this tour. Book Details Book Title: Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, #2) Author:  Pintip Dunn Release Date: October 4, 2016 Genre: YA Sci Fi Publisher: Entangled Teen Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries, if only she’d let TechRA study her. But ten years ago, the scientists kidnapped and experimented on her, leading to severe ramifications for her sister, Callie. She’d much rather break into their labs and sabotage their researc

A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

I was lured into A Mortal Song purely because of the Japanese Kami folklore appeal. Period. Now maybe "lured" probably sounds like a negative word but trust me, A Mortal Song soars on the back of the kami essence that peppers this whole book. and it's blends fantastically well to create a unique urban fantasy story set in modern-day Japan. So I didn't really notice that it was firmly, a YA book aimed at younger audiences and so it did take a while for my 'adult' senses, tuned in to the grim, dark violence and all the gritty circumstances that typically 'define' my favorite books of late, to be turned off. And sadly for me, it never really turned off. And that interfered a bit with my love for this book. A Mortal Song by Megan Crew is my first book of hers - and it has got a great premise for it going. What if you aren't the chosen one and your whole life ( all sixteen of it spent honing up and prepping for responsibilities and... magic!)

The Vagrant by Peter Newman

So The Vagrant by Peter Newman has been on my TBR - now, for over a year or more. It actually came out last year in May and ever since I read all the initial reviews of this one, I have been itching to get my hands on this one. So finally this year, I picked up a paperback version and set down to read it - a few months back. Unfortunately, the e-books on my kindle kept piling up and screaming for my attention; so despite being extremely interested in the initial couple of chapters, this intriguing, new-weird post-apocalyptic mishmash of a knockout story slipped away from my attention. I finally decided I will come back to the story earlier this week but trust me, despite this being a modestly sized fantasy book, the details are overwhelming and pretty dense if you glaze them over. So nope, I had to do a re-read to get my bearings right. And man, am I glad I did this. So a mute hooded knight, a delightful baby, a super-sword and a stubborn goat traveling across a desolate, war-