Review of Rose Petal Graves

Title: Rose Petal Graves

Author: Olivia Wildenstein

Series: The Lost Clan

Genre: Thriller Fantasy

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Ancient secrets cannot remain buried forever.

Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.

Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.

As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies—my ancestors—were beginning to awaken.

MY TAKE ON R P G

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TEN LITTLE THINGS… more

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I might be leading a normal, ordinary life but I do have moments extraordinaire. Though they may be fleeting but they are not insignificant. Listing few among the many…

  • Baby’s first laugh.

  • Relaxing gurgle of a waterfall

  • Birds pecking on your window sill.

  • The familiar shapes in the clouds.

  • The slow drifting morning fog during winters.

  • The clear reflection of the night sky in the lake.

  • The soft drizzle falling on your face.

  • A fluttery butterfly resting on you.

  • Gentle waves rushing to meet the shore.

  • Light breeze showering cherry blossoms on you.

These are moments… tiny moments which give oneself pure joy. You cannot make them… they just HAPPEN. I believe that only those who are blessed have the chance to experience them. If you have experienced any one of these… be thankful!!!

TEN LITTLE THINGS…

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Sometimes you see a reason to like them, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes they teach you so much, sometimes they just give you pure joy. This list of ten things is one of many simple wonders, which are all around us. We may have seen them often but somehow we are so caught up in our own web that we forget their existence.

Sometimes you see a reason to like them, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes they teach you so much, sometimes they just give you pure joy. This list of ten things is one of many simple wonders, which are all around us. We may have seen them often but somehow we are so caught up in our own web that we forget their existence.

  • The hopeful sunrise and sunset.

  • The beautiful pearly dew drops dripping from the blade-tip of the leaves.

  • Soft rainbow traipsing across the blue sky.

  • The fragile snowflakes dawdling around in the air in winters.

  • The refreshing river rippling by.

  • The bright chirping of small birds.

  • The calm breeze blowing on my face.

  • The autumn leaf falling down gracefully.

  • The aroma of the earth after the rains.

  • The sun-rays playing among the leaves of a tree.

Just take a moment from your life and immerse yourself to feel these wonders around you. Thank the almighty for making you able enough to see and enjoy these simple things. Trust me, your life will become more lovely than you thought

First on Friday – Wintersong

First on Fridays is a weekly bookish meme, created and hosted by Preeti’s Panorama.

The rules are very simple:

  • Every Friday, grab a book [can be an e-read or paperback].
  • Share its first two or three paragraphs along with the book’s title and cover.
  • On the basis of the paragraphs/excerpt, just tell whether you would like to read it or not? One or two sentences will be enough.

I just request that you link back to ‘Preeti’s Panorama’ on your own ‘First on Fridays’ post. You can share your comments if you do not have a blog. 

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Review of Caraval

 Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Series: Caraval

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

MY TAKE ON CARAVAL

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