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I'm a student from Kolkata, India. I was barely 3 yrs old when I first read a book and since then there has been no stopping me when it comes to books.I'm not just obsessed about books.I have other hobbies(skating, painting) and ambitions(I'm studying to be a comp sci. engineer and someday make my parents really really proud of me).But BOOKS are something I have always been passionate about. I've learned so much from them.Reading a book is like entering a whole new world.It gave me dreams, hope and friends. And IMO, there is nothing else that someone needs when they have a great book with them. Ok, say maybe I'm a little obsessed. Reading has given me so much. So, I figure writing reviews on the books I read is my way of thanking the community. It is something I can give back. It is my way of helping the authors & publishers so that they keep writing & publishing wonderful books. I don't promise to always write a review for every book I read or as soon as I read, but I'll write as many reviews as possible. Also, I won't let any personal feelings towards any author/publisher compromise any review I write.

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid - Suzanne Enoch ★★★1/2
SPOILER ALERT!
Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews
""Mhm," Arland said. "I have spent my spare time studying literature popular with young women
of this planet. One should always study the battlefield."
Sean glanced at him. "And?"
"I suggest you give up now. According to my research, in a vampire-werewolf love triangle, the
vampire always gets the girl.""
Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is...different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, "normal" is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night....Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.

 

The concept of this story intrigued me even before I read it. From the moment I started, I could not stop untill I finished this story! The story is laced with a big dose of humor. The mix of sci-fi andd urban fantasy is thrilling. Dina is such an endearing character. Dina is humorous, she is strong, she has magic, and she knows how to wield it. Additionally, she has a haunted house, a magic broom, and a devil dog on her side. The bunch of alien characters is just as amusing and somehow completely fits with the story. The characters are well-written, especially the female lead. There is strong, intelligent female; complicated, alpha males and imperfect but lovable characters. The plot continues to thicken as the story moves on. Another bonus point is that the author pair has avoided any stereotypes. The chemistry in the love-triangle between the characters is hot. Oh and the graphic images in this book are a yummy treat!
I would have wanted to see the romance progress a bit more but I'm happy(not!) to be waiting for the release of the sequel.

Caldenia descended down the stairs and saw him. "Ooo. Planning a kinky morning?"
"No, just dealing with a pesky intruder."
"Oh well. If you kill him, do save me his liver. Werewolf liver is a very tender delicacy." She licked her lips. "Especially when sautéed in butter."

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"Why are you helping them?"
"Because the safety of the inn and its guests is now in jeopardy."
"And the fact that both of them are heartbreakers has nothing to do with it?"
"They are very nice to look at. But the dahaka [monster] threatened me in my own house. That I will not tolerate."

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"Mhm," Arland said. "I have spent my spare time studying literature popular with young women
of this planet. One should always study the battlefield."
Sean glanced at him. "And?"
"I suggest you give up now. According to my research, in a vampire-werewolf love triangle, the
vampire always gets the girl."

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The Will

The Will - Kristen Ashley ★★★½

You Slay Me (Aisling Grey: Guardian Series, #1)

You Slay Me (Aisling Grey: Guardian Series, #1) - Katie MacAlister ★★★½

The Raven Prince

The Raven Prince - Elizabeth Hoyt ★★★★½
This is my first read by author Elizabeth Hoyt. Reading this made me wonder why I haven't read anything by this author sooner. The MCs were unconventional, sweet, compelling along with adorable supporting characters.Jock was my favourite
The little morsel of The Raven Prince fairytale served at the beginning of each chapter is delightful. One of the other things I loved about the book was the development of the main characters and the way their relationship evolved. The author did a wonderful job with that. One of the things, I didn't like was the pace seemed a little too past and I felt the author could have given some stuff in the story a little more time and explained it a bit more eloquently.Peter's infidelity towards Anna could have been explained in a better way. All in all, the author weaved a sweet tale of love. Also, this might be the first HR I've read in almost 2 months and it felt awesome to read it. Of all sub-genres in Romance, nothing beats Historical Romance, period.

The Raven Prince

The Raven Prince - Elizabeth Hoyt ★★★★½
This is my first read by author Elizabeth Hoyt. Reading this made me wonder why I haven't read anything by this author sooner. The MCs were unconventional, sweet, compelling along with adorable supporting characters.Jock was my favourite
The little morsel of The Raven Prince fairytale served at the beginning of each chapter is delightful. One of the other things I loved about the book was the development of the main characters and the way their relationship evolved. The author did a wonderful job with that. One of the things, I didn't like was the pace seemed a little too past and I felt the author could have given some stuff in the story a little more time and explained it a bit more eloquently.Peter's infidelity towards Anna could have been explained in a better way. All in all, the author weaved a sweet tale of love. Also, this might be the first HR I've read in almost 2 months and it felt awesome to read it. Of all sub-genres in Romance, nothing beats Historical Romance, period.

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep - Yvonne Collins, Sandy Rideout ★★★½

Sudden Response

Sudden Response - R.L. Mathewson This book got a 2-star rating because I felt generous.
When I first started reading books by this author, she soon became my favourite. I fell in love with the Bradford boys. But it seems the more I read her books, the more I don't want to read anything more from her.
Any plot seems to be lacking in this story. The biggest ick factor for me in this tory was the MCs relationship with each other and how their friends and family coolly accepted it all.
The MCs are bestfriends since they were eight. The love each other, are attracted to each other and dump their boyfriends and girlfriends and fiancee(in one case) when the said boyfriends and girlfriends and fiancee ask them for time and presence in their lives. They are stuck at the hip with each other always and forever. Oh and the hero's elder brother, mother and dead father are the heroine's pseudo brother,mother and father respectively but thinking about the hero in a brotherly way feels like incest to her and vice-versa.
And this is all in just the first 25% of the story
The character building , and the plot seem to be largely borrowed from the neighbour in hell series. This book lacked or0iginality. I almost didn't finish this book but sucked it up and completed it as I have to use it in a few reading challenges.
If you like the bradford books, do not read this one!

A Humble Heart

A Humble Heart - R.L. Mathewson ★★½

A Humble Heart

A Humble Heart - R.L. Mathewson ★★½

Shadowland

Shadowland  - Meg Cabot This book is a about a teenage girl who is a mediator, i.e. a liaison for ghosts and spirits. She can see, hear, touch and talk to ghosts unlike other normal people. She wants to be normal for the sake of her sweet and caring mother but it seems fate has other plans. She moves to California from New York when her mother remarries. She not only gets a new step-dad, and three step-brothers but also has to share her room with a centuries old ghost, who is admittedly cute. Her new school's principal is also a mediator but views it as a gift unlike Suze. He is quite cool for a principal and father but he strongly discourages her mediator techniques. Amidst this all she has to prevent an ex-student who is now a ghost from trying to kill everyone in her new school and send the ghost away. While she is fighting, she also falls a little for the cute ghost who haunts her bedroom and keeps saving her!

I loved Suze! She is smart, witty, courageous and totally kickass. The story is entertaining and charming in true Meg Cabot form. Ms Cabot's work in the YA genre is quite refreshing including this one in particular. Another great fact about the story is the absence of angst. Generally, in YA books there is a lot of angst, which is pretty much why I don't like YA genre much!

Shadowland

Shadowland  - Meg Cabot This book is a about a teenage girl who is a mediator, i.e. a liaison for ghosts and spirits. She can see, hear, touch and talk to ghosts unlike other normal people. She wants to be normal for the sake of her sweet and caring mother but it seems fate has other plans. She moves to California from New York when her mother remarries. She not only gets a new step-dad, and three step-brothers but also has to share her room with a centuries old ghost, who is admittedly cute. Her new school's principal is also a mediator but views it as a gift unlike Suze. He is quite cool for a principal and father but he strongly discourages her mediator techniques. Amidst this all she has to prevent an ex-student who is now a ghost from trying to kill everyone in her new school and send the ghost away. While she is fighting, she also falls a little for the cute ghost who haunts her bedroom and keeps saving her!

I loved Suze! She is smart, witty, courageous and totally kickass. The story is entertaining and charming in true Meg Cabot form. Ms Cabot's work in the YA genre is quite refreshing including this one in particular. Another great fact about the story is the absence of angst. Generally, in YA books there is a lot of angst, which is pretty much why I don't like YA genre much!

What Endures

What Endures - Katie   Lee ★★★½

What Endures

What Endures - Katie   Lee ★★★½

The Perfect Groom

The Perfect Groom - Sumeetha Manikandan To Review