Fantasy

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely Author:  Brigid Kemmerer My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 Type: Trilogy. Book -1 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Magical World,YA Primary Characters: Grey, Rhen, Harper Narration: Limited third party This book was suggested to me by several fellow readers in different reading groups. After reading burb I thought it’s time to pick this as I have been gushing… Continue reading A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Fantasy

A Dance with the Fae Prince By Elise Kova

Title: A Dance with the Fae Prince (Married to Magic)  Author:  Elise Kova My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Standalone Genre: Fantasy, YA, Magical world Primary Characters: Katria, Davien Narration: Limited third party After reading “A Deal with the Elf King”, I was skeptical to return to Midscape. This book was ok ok. It started out good, then sort of dragged and… Continue reading A Dance with the Fae Prince By Elise Kova

Contemporary Romance Fiction

Wicked Lies by M.V. Kasi

Title: Wicked lies Author:  M.V. Kasi  My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Can be read as standalone. Interconnected plots (Different couple) - trilogy Genre: Contemporary Romance Fiction Primary Characters: Bhargav & Sukanya (Anya) Narration: Limited third party Kasi’s books are always light entertainers and a sure fact in getting me out of reading slump. I was curious to know about the fate… Continue reading Wicked Lies by M.V. Kasi

Fantasy

The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) by Danielle L. Jensen

Title: The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) Author:   Danielle L. Jensen My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Duet Series – Book2 Genre: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy Primary Characters: Lara and Aren  Narration: Dual POV I would recommend reading book1 before reading this review. This review may contain spoilers from book1. This book’s picked up exactly… Continue reading The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) by Danielle L. Jensen

Fantasy

The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

Title: The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) Author:   Danielle L. Jensen My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Duet Series – Book1 Genre: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy Primary Characters: Lara, Aren  Narration: Dual POV This book kept on popping up all over goodreads, Insta and Fb. I finally gave in to temptation and picked this up.… Continue reading The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

Fantasy

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo 

Title: To Kill A Kingdom Author: Alexandra Christo  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Standalone Genre: Fantasy, Magical world, Young Adult Fantasy, Mythology, Mermaids Primary Characters: Lira, Elian  Narration: Dual POV This is my first Alexandra Christo book. I saw this as standalone and initially thought several things may not be tied well and it may contain… Continue reading To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo 

Fantasy

A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic #1)by Elise Kova

Title: A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic #1) Author:   Elise Kova  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Standalone Genre: Fantasy, Magical World, Fairies, YA Primary Characters: Luella, Eldas  Narration: Dual POV This was a fun read. I picked it up on random. This is a standalone with easy, straightforward and slightly predictable HEA read.… Continue reading A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic #1)by Elise Kova

Fantasy

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 

Title: Mistborn: The Final Empire (The Mistborn Saga #1) Author: Brandon Sanderson  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟   Type: Series- Book 1 Genre: Fantasy, Magic World, Action & Adventure Primary Characters: Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Dockson, Hammond, Breeze, Spook, Clubs Narration: limited third person Me being still amateur to this big Fantasy genre, I wasn’t sure what to except when I picked up this book.… Continue reading Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 

Fantasy

Rhapsodic(The Bargainer #1) by Laura Thalassa

Title: Rhapsodic(The Bargainer #1) Author:  Laura Thalassa  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Series – Book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Magical World Primary Characters: Reid Diggory, Louise, Coco, Ansel, Beau       Narration: Limited third party I picked this up on random. Plot is good; however, the initial semblance of characters to my favorite series “A court of thorn… Continue reading Rhapsodic(The Bargainer #1) by Laura Thalassa

Fantasy

Blood & Honey(Serpent & Dove #2) by Shelby Mahurin

Title: Blood & Honey(Serpent & Dove #2) Author:  Shelby Mahurin My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟1/2 Type: Series – Book 2 Genre: Fantasy, Witch World, Magic Primary Characters: Reid Diggory, Louise, Coco, Ansel, Beau       Narration: Dual POV I had slightly higher hopes after reading book 1. However, it was disappointing to me. I could see some character development,… Continue reading Blood & Honey(Serpent & Dove #2) by Shelby Mahurin

Fantasy

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Title: Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) Author:  Shelby Mahurin My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Series – Book 1 Genre: Fantasy, Witch World, Magic Primary Characters: Reid Diggory, Louise, Coco, Ansel, Beau       Narration: Dual POV I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book when I started. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Setting was so… Continue reading Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Fantasy

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) Author:  Sarah J. Maas  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Type: Series – Book 3 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult fantasy, Magical World Primary Characters: Tamlin, Feyre, Rhysand, Cassian, Azriel, Nesta, Mor, Amren, Lucien  Narration: Limited third party This book gives an amazing conclusion to this… Continue reading A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass

Fantasy

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Mass

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) Author: Sarah J. Maas  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟   Type: Series – Book2 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult fantasy, Magical World Primary Characters: Tamlin, Feyre,  Rhysand, Cassian, Azriel, Nesta, Mor, Amren, Lucien Narration: Limited third party This is a wonderful sequel. Loved this book more than the first one in… Continue reading A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Mass

Fantasy

 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Mass

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses Author: Sarah J. Maas  My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟  Type: Series – Book1 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult fantasy, Magical World Primary Characters: Tamlin, Feyre, Lucien and Rhysand Narration: Limited third party It had been a long time that I savored and enjoyed a YA fantasy series. Initially I thought it would be “Beauty and the Beast”… Continue reading  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Mass

Best Book Recommendation

Best Books of 2021 so far

With Pandemic taking deeper roots and we spending more time indoors than ever before, it was time for me to dive in my reading list. I was committed to focus on quality over quantity this year. I had a look at all the books I read in last 6 months and I think I chose… Continue reading Best Books of 2021 so far

Contemporary Romance Fiction

The Hating Game by Sally Throne

Title: The Hating Game Author: Sally Thorne My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟1/2  Type: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance, Office Romances, Enemies to lovers Primary Characters: Joshua & Lucy Narration: Single POV This book was suggested to me by several fellow bookstagramers in several reading groups. I hadn’t picked up for so long even if it was in my kindle for long time. I read… Continue reading The Hating Game by Sally Throne

Other Travel Post

Nature Bathing – Listening to Birds and Bowing to River

"In every walk in with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir Remember those days from your childhood when you would run in the park, play in sand or play hide and seek to running & catching some one?  With the increasing influence of gadgets, it is sad to see children… Continue reading Nature Bathing – Listening to Birds and Bowing to River

Contemporary Romance Fiction

Crowned Crows of Thorne Point by Veronica Eden

Title: Crowned Crows of Thorne Point Author: Veronica Eden My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟  Type: Can be read as Standalone, but plot continues with other books in the series Genre: College romantic suspense, Contemporary Fiction Romance Primary Characters: Wren and Rowan Narration: Dual POV This is new college romantic suspense series from the “Sinners and saint series” author Veronica Eden. I was curious about… Continue reading Crowned Crows of Thorne Point by Veronica Eden

India

Hike to Kathachi Temple – Amidst Mystic Peaks- Himachal Pradesh – Mandi – Trip log

Kathachi is a small village in the Mandi tehsil, Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh. This village is close to IIT Mandi Campus. During our brief stay in IIT Mandi we explored several hike routes which will lead to Kathachi temple. It’s called as Baba Barnatri Shri Mandir by localities. This temple is so strategically placed,… Continue reading Hike to Kathachi Temple – Amidst Mystic Peaks- Himachal Pradesh – Mandi – Trip log

India

Alluring Khanahr Peak – Himachal Pradesh – Mandi – Trip log

This big beautiful mountain was so alluring to us from the balcony of our home in IIT Mandi. This is called Khanahr Peak. Small Himalayan village of Khanahr was perched closer to other side of the peak. On a lazy Sunday morning, we decided to climb that.   View of Khanahr peak and Dhauladhar Range… Continue reading Alluring Khanahr Peak – Himachal Pradesh – Mandi – Trip log