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Saturday, 25 February 2017

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Barking Madness - Ryan Hill Review

(Book Cover Source: Goodreads)

Hello Readers...

Extremely sorry for taking so long to review this book....but you will surely know the reason of that as you continue reading this post till the end. The book which we are reviewing today is Barking Madness written by Ryan Hill. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ryan Hill for sending in  a copy of this book for review.

So lets quickly take a look at the synopsis and start with the review.


My life is crumbling away before my eyes while I do nothing to prevent it. I have visited many funerals, for too many friends who haunt my dreams. Everybody dies eventually, right? No everybody dies young when they befriend me. Was I born to die young? I don't think so. I'm the only one here with the nerve to stay alive. I can't be left alone. Not with that hollow man, the one who hides his face. That's what he wants, me to be alone, because once I'm alone he's going to kill me!

Seventeen year old Rosetta Harper is plagued by nightmares of a masked man. With her father's new career move, her family has just relocated from Florida to the small New England town of Ashwood. A quiet town and close-knit community where you know your neighbors, and trouble is a word unspoken. But soon after her arrival, her world and the worlds of her classmates come crashing down.

Michael hates his family and feels alone and unloved. He only finds comfort when he's with his friend, but even they get on his nerves. Everything about Ashwood and his life bores him, until Rosetta Harper moves into town. With her as a new classmate, Michael finally gets the excitement he was looking for, but it may be too high a cost.


The first thing that grab my attention was that this book is around 490 pages long. I was really skeptical whether anyone will pick this book and read....but then decided to give it a try. When I finally started reading...I really liked the fact that Ryan Hill was starting the story slowly which is actually quite good....given the fact that he can write a stellar story since he has 490  pages to write and narrate the story in a beautiful fashion.

That was the case till I completed reading half the book. I really loved how he went about reading and narrating the story and was attached to the story. However, after a while Ryan Hill started incorporating more elements into the story which actually started making the story complex for the readers. This is were things started going south.

In the beginning of the story, I was so much into the story because of the beautiful characters and nice writing and narration. I also liked the paced with which Ryan Hill was advancing the story. The transitions were between the chapters and within the chapters were smooth and steady. The language and the vocabulary used were nice and easy making the story appealing to Non-English speaking audience as well.

After the first half, Ryan Hill started adding so many elements into the story....that i became difficult to cope up with the story. I felt like the attention to details was lacking. The way Ryan Hill was twisting the plot if felt like I was reading a complete different book altogether....especially towards the end. After completing the book....I felt like I had two different books on the same story line. Just to be sure I didn't have this feeling because of missing on some I read the complete book once again....and I had the same impression even after my second reading. Also I felt like somethings were left unexplained till the end of the book which kept me guessing about the occurrence of the entire events in the book.

I really wish....had Ryan Hill kept a simple story line with not too complicated plot twist....this book would have a nice read. Also considering the fact...that he has more than 400 pages to narrate the entire story line....he could have drafted the story in an intriguing fashion.

So to sum up....I felt that this book could have been slightly better. Many people would be having a second thought before picking up this book as reading a 500 pages book is quite intimidating...especially for those people who are not frequent readers. To rate it....I would give this book 2.5 stars out of 5. Still if you want to pick this book...I will leave links to the Amazon from where you can get a copy of this book.

Amazon India: Barking Madness by Ryan Hill

Amazon US: Barking Madness by Ryan Hill

So that's it with today's review. I hope you liked this review. If you do....then don't forget to smash the like button and share it among the reading community. Also don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to get all the new posts right into your mail box. If there is any suggestions for me regarding my way of reviewing....then do let me know in the comments section below.

So until next time....this is me Sushant signing off. You guys have a great day.


Thursday, 16 February 2017

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Use The Force - Joshua P.Warren Review

(Book Cover Source: Goodreads)
Hello Readers...

Ever wanted to read a book which could teach you how to get anything you want....then stay with me till the end of the post as this might be the book you want. But before beginning with the actual review I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Anna Poulimas from Beacon Publishing Group for providing a copy of this book for the review.

Let's quickly take a look at  the synopsis and start with the actual review:


Ever since Star Wars first appeared on the silver screen, people have fantasized about being able to use the Force. But anyone -- not just Jedi's -- can tap into its capabilities by using the Law of Attraction to harness the incredible power of the universe. Author Joshua P.Warren guides you through the lessons of legendary Jedi Masters to reveal how Jedi science encompasses the Law of Attraction and how can you draw on the universe's energy to achieve your dreams. Each thought-provoking exercise shows you how to utilize this power to manifest your deepest desires and attract the life you have always wanted. You'll also learn how to train your mind to hone in on your intention; enhance your connection to the universe; and ensure that your actions, words, and thoughts are in harmony with accomplishing you goals.

Do you want to break the negative energies holding you back from success?
Do you want to wake up each day excited and full of energy?
Do you want to use the real Jedi mind trick on others?
Do you want to channel the very power that binds the universe?
Do you want to truly create wealth  and peace of mind of your life?

Complete with enlightening quotes from the series, Use the Force will help you master important Jedi teachings through the Law of Attraction and make every wish a reality.

The reason why I picked this book was....1) It was a non-fiction book...2) It was based on Law of Attraction...3) It has given references from Star Wars series. I always prefer reading non-fiction books over fiction as those books are more meaningful and relatable as compared to the fiction books. Also this book is highlighting the concept of Law of Attraction and that too giving reference to Star Wars series. So if you are a person who loves Star Wars then it is quite natural that you will be tempt to pick this book up and start reading it....the same thing happen with me.

Also this book is highlighting the concept of Law of Attraction and how to use it to get anything you want just by using our inner Force to complete any activity or to get anything you want. I have to say that I am not a big follower of the concept of Law Of Attraction and I personally feel that many people are using this concept in a wrong way and the earlier books which I have read often portray that concept in  a wrong way. With regards to this book....there are few things which I personally don't agree upon. But yes there are few important aspects in this book which I loved and I would personally like to implement those in my own life. So if you are looking to read this book...then have an open mind and let the concepts sink in....that way you could enjoy this book in a better way.

Also Joshua P.Warren has written this book in a extremely simple fashion that would let you understand this book in a better way. The author has also kept a slow and steady pace while bringing new concepts so that while reading you don't feel  that a new concept is brought in early or is rushed upon and allows the content of the previous chapter to sink in before introduction of new concpets. Kudos to Joshua P.Warren for that.

And the best part of the book....the Star Wars analogies. Who doesn't love Star Wars??...I loved the way Joshua P.Warren has explain the slightly difficult concepts by giving reference to Star Wars....that way readers can easily relate those concepts with their own lives. Those analogies explain not only the concepts into the book but also helps the person to understand the Star Wars series in a better way.

So to sum up, if you are a person who believes in Law of Attraction principle or would like to know about that then you might like this book. Also if you are person who loves Star Wars series which I am sure majority of you will be....then you can have a look at this book. For me personally, I don't agree with all the things mention in the book but yes I did enjoy those references and analogies. To rate this book, I would give this book 4 stars out of 5. In case you are looking to buy this book, here are links to Amazon from where you can get the book.

Amazon India: Use The Force by Joshua P.Warren

Amazon US: Use The Force by Joshua P.Warren

So that's all with today's review. If you did enjoy the review, then don't forget to smash the like button and share it among the reading community. Also don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to the blog to get all the new post right in your mail box. Also, I would love to hear how the Law of Attraction has helped you in your life. Do let me know about that in the comments section.

So until next time, this is me Sushant  signing off. You guys have a great day.


Saturday, 11 February 2017

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Blogging Is Murder - Gilian Baker Review

(Book Cover Courtesy: Ryan Stabile)

Hello Readers...

As many of you may know....blogging is such a fun activity. Can we actually use the skills which we learn because of blogging in real life and that to for solving a crime mystery....that is what today's book is all about. Blogging For Murder is a crime mystery book written by Gilian Baker. But before beginning with the actual book I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ryan Stabile for providing the ARC of the book.

Let's quickly take a look at the synopsis followed by the video trailer.


Though she was certainly born with all the traits of a world class private detective, blogger Jade Blackwell believed she would do nothing more than solve the murders in her latest favourite cozy mystery book.

Set in mountainous south-eastern Wyoming, Jade Blackwell lives in a log home in the quaint village of Aspen Falls with her husband, Christian and daughter Penelope (Ellie). She left her life as a tenured college English professor at the University of Wyoming four years ago, sick of the bureaucracy, mounds of essay to grade and apathetic students. She turns to blogging and ghostwriting as her new career.

Jade's promising career as a blogger halts abruptly when she learns of a hacker who is controlling her friend and fellow blogger Liz Collin's business remotely. When the hacker is found dead in her home, Liz is thrown in jail.

Determined to help her friend regain her life and livelihood, Jade teams up with Liz's reluctant lawyer, Gabriel Langdon, to get Liz off the hook and out of jail. What she learns will break the case wide open, while unraveling her faith in humanity and the safety she feels living in the Rocky Mountain hamlet she calls home.

An exciting thrill ride from the first page, to the last. Read Gilian Baker's Blogging is Murder, the first book in the Jade Blackwell cozy mystery series!


The thing which really grab my attention was the video trailer and the story of the book in itself. The story was looking promising before I began reading it (being a blogger myself I was bound to get attracted). The story is centered around or protagonist blogger Jade Blackwell who uses her interrogation skills which she learned by reading the mystery thriller book for proving the innocence of her fellow blogger friend who is charged of committing a murder. Jade believes that her friend is wrongly acquainted of the murder charge and decides to find the real culprit herself. The story really seems interesting and unique to me and many of you will also feel the same.

The characters feels good but could have been a bit better. The author Gilian Baker did a great job in creating few central characters and created the entire story plot around these few characters which actually makes it easy for the readers to stay with the characters as the story progresses. However, the remaining characters could have been use in a better way. Still no complains..

The writing and the narration is pretty good. The author Gilian Baker has used simple vocabulary and simple language which makes it easy for majority of the readers to enjoy and get engrossed in the story without having to deal with the language difficulty. The narration is excellent. This book had my complete attention since the beginning of the book. Gilian Baker managed to grab my attention in just few pages and I was completely engrossed into the story. The mids and the end were also the same. One interesting thing I would like to highlight is that in the middle when the character was feeling confused as to what was happening...the narration also adapted the same confusion. Loved that aspect....It lets you feel a much intimate affection with the characters itself.

The transitions.....both in terms of the  transition of the story within the chapter and the transition between the chapters were pretty good and was going with the pace of the book. Kudos to Gilian Baker for that.

However, I wished the end could have been planned a little better. I felt the end was little rushed as the author unveiled the complete suspense in just 10-12 pages which slightly bothered me. I would have loved if the end could have been a little better also since the book is just 190 pages....addition of few extra pages could have been better for proper ending to the book. Also, there were few typos at some places. Since, this is an ARC copy....I am expecting this errors to be resolved in the actual release.

So to sum up, I liked the book. For me personally it was good read and worth the time which I spent reading this book. If asked to rate it, I would give this book 3.5 stars out of 5. This book is set for a February 19 release. So if you are interested, here are links to the Amazon from where you can pre-order this book.

Amazon India: Blogging Is Murder by Gilian Baker

Amazon US: Blogging Is Murder by Gilian Baker

So that's all with today's review. I hope you might have liked the review. If you have then don't forget to smash the like button and share it among the reading community. And if you have already read this book then do let me know your opinions in the comment section below....I would love to read them. Also don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to the blog to get all the new post right into you mail box.

So until next time, this is me Sushant signing off. You guys have a great day.


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

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An Enlightening Quiche - Eva Pasco Review

(Book Cover Source: Goodreads)

Hello Readers...

Finally back after a good long break. The book which we are reviewing today i.e "An Enlightening Quiche" is written by an Indie author Eva Pasco. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for sending in the review copy and also for being patient for so long.

Lets quickly start with the synopsis followed by the complete review:


Two headstrong women in their forties coming from different moral directions clash:

AUGUSTA BERGERON: Dysfunctional, Deceptive, Demure. More than meets the eye at face value, and stuck in a holding pattern, the town siren engages in reckless behavior she attributes to maternal abandonment until she eggs- humes her mother's quiche recipe.

LINDSAY METCALFE: Pedigreed. Priviliged. Proper. Mourning the recent death of her mother, the historian-in-residence hailing from Boston, sets out to preserve the legacy of an impoverished mill, but gets more than she bargains for when taking a self-centered adolescent under her wing.

Their alternating first-person narratives relate how an heirloom quiche recipe and baking rivalry between two bossom buddies redress erroneous assumptions, misdeeds, unleashed secrets, and malicious intent- all of which wreak havoc, altering the lives of those affected from the fallout of tragedy.


Lets start with the cover. The cover looks so amazing. The image of yummy quiche does make you immediately pick up the book and start reading and I am pretty sure everyone will feel the same because who doesn't love food. This book is a contemporary women fiction novel and since I am not a big follower of that genre I was a bit hesitant and skeptical but surely this book did change my perception.

It is a story of two women and their rivalry savored in the beautiful taste of the quiche. This story is so intriguing that I enjoyed myself immensely reading each and every page of the novel. This book gives a very interesting perspective to friendship and relationships in general. You will surely enjoy reading this story. The characters are very well conceptualized and I could easily relate to them. Kudos to Eva Pasco for fabricating such a nice story which everyone will love to read.

Coming to the writing and narration part....This book is a treat to read. Eva Pasco has done a very commendable job in writing and narrating the entire story. While describing the areas in the book I literally felt like I was walking down the road and someone was describing me the beauty of the place in person which I really loved. The last book which I read which was so bang on in the descriptive part...if I can recall correctly was the Harry Potter series, Loved the narration and the writing.

However, this book might not be for everyone. An Enlightening Quiche is a very well written complex story which might not appeal to everyone especially to those people who love reading simple book which is easy to understand. Also the vocabulary and language used is slightly advanced. So if you are a person who finds it difficult to understand some advanced English or if you belong to a non-english speaking country, then you might slightly find it difficult to understand the story in the first go. However I will highly suggest that you should spend the time in understanding the story as it will be worth all the time you spent while reading this book.

So to sum up, I really liked the story and I immensely enjoyed reading this book. Picking this book is a no-brainer. I highly recommend reading this book. To rate it, I will give this book 4.5 stars out of 5. So if you are looking for a book in the contemporary fiction genre this is the book which you need to pick. I am leaving links to the Amazon from where you can get yourself a copy of this book.

Amazon India: An Enlightening Quiche by Eva Pasco

Amazon US: An Enlightening Quiche by Eva Pasco

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So until next time, this is me Sushant signing off. You guys have a great day.