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.

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Review of The Bear and the Nightingale

Title: The Bear and the Nightingale

Author: Katherine Arden

Series: The Bear and the Nightingale

Genre: Fantasy, Folklore

Source: NetGalley

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At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.

And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.

As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and calls on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

(Source: Goodreads)

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First on Friday – Carve the Mark

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. 

Have fun with it and enjoy the world of books.

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Review of Awaken

Title: Awaken

Author: Demelza Carlton

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Retelling

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A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all.
Once upon a time…

Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over.
With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl’s green eyes. Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom’s deliverance?

{Source: Goodreads}

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Review of Awoken

Title: Awoken

Author: Sarah Noffke

Series: The Lucidites

Genre: YA Fantasy

Source: Author

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Around the world, humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights. 

In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events.

And in the backwoods of Texas, a sixteen-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle.

Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends her hours reading classic literature to avoid her family’s ridicule, and is prone to premonitions—which are becoming more frequent. And now her dreams are filled with strangers offering to reveal what she has always wanted to know: Who is she? That’s the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out. But will Roya live to regret learning the truth?

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Book Series Read By Me

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These are the name of the book series completely read by me. Among these I liked many but not all. I have written reviews for few and left many… Though I still hope that one fine day, when I will be able to quench my insatiable hunger of reading books, I might refer to this list and write reviews for at least those series which I loved.

So here are the names of the book series read by me [in alphabetical order]

1.       Bloodlines – 6 books – Richelle Mead

2.      Glass series – 3 books – Maria V Snyder

3.      Guild Hunter series [ongoing] – 8 books – Nalini Singh

4.      Harry Potter series – 7 books – J.K Rowling

5.      Inkworld series – 3 books – Cornelia Funke

6.      Lord of the Rings – 7 books – J.R.R Tolkein

  1.     Lux series – 5 books – Jennifer L Armentrout
  2.    Mythos Academy series – 6 books – Jennifer Estep

  3.    Percy Jackson and the Olympians – 5 books – Rick Riordian

10.  Shiva Trilogy – 3books – Amish Tripathi

11.   The Chronicles of Narnia – 7 books – C.S Lewis

12.  The Heroes of Olympus – 5 books – Rick Riordian

13.  The Inheritance series – 4 books – Christopher Paolini

14.  The Iron Fey series – 7 books – Julie Kagawa

15.   The Princess Diaries – 10 books – Meg Cabot

16.  Throne of Glass [ongoing] – 4 books – Sarah J Mass

  1.  Twilight series – 4 books – Stephanie Meyer
  • Mortal Instruments – 6 books – Cassandra Clare

  • ACOTAR [ongoing] – 2 books – Sarah J Mass

  • Atlantis – 5 books – Gena Showalter

  • Hoping to add more sooner 🙂

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