[Review] When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon


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Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Publisher: Simon Pulse 
Release Date: May 30th 2017
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Synopsis:
A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

[Blog tour] Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman





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Title: Blacksouls
Author: Nicole Castroman
Series: Blackhearts #2 
Publisher: Simon Pulse 
Release Date: April 11, 2017 

Synopsis:
Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.

Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.

Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.

I Binge Read 4 Books: a Lump Review of Books 1 - 4 of the Rylee Adamson Series


I haven't read this fast in a long long time.

I was introduced to this series by Ambur of Burning Impossibly Bright and it sounded like a plot I would most definitely watch if it were a television show so of course I had to try this one out. Guys, I read all 4 of the books currently released in Canada in 4 days.

Here's some information on the first novel in the series:


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Title: Priceless 
Author: Shannon Mayer
Series: Rylee Adamson #1
Publisher: Talos
Release Date: November 15th 2016
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Synopsis:
“My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.”

When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.

I'm on the FBI's wanted list.

I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and have no need for anyone else in my life.

But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction. One that is dangerously dark, brooding, and doesn't know a thing about the supernatural.

One whose kisses set me on fire.

Introducing the irresistible, ass-kicking heroine Rylee Adamson, Priceless is the first book in USA Today-bestselling author Shannon Mayer’s sexy, exciting, and laugh-out-loud series, a dangerously addictive paranormal romance.

I received a finished copy of the first two novels in the series from the distributor in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion whatsoever nor was I compensated in any way.

Priceless is the first in a series centring around Rylee -- a Tracker. She has the power to know where people are from simply their name and a picture of their face. She uses this power to track down missing children. However, she's on an FBI watchlist since her sister went missing ten years ago and Agent O'Shea thinks she did it.

The first four books details Rylee's missions in finding the missing children and dealing with the increasingly demanding problems in her life, including what seems to be a greater purpose and a quest she must follow through on for the sake of both her and her loved ones' lives.

This series started in a fully fledged world and it didn't slow itself down for the reader even in the very beginning. I loved that it didn't assume that the reader needed to be explained every little detail and that they needed an info dump in the beginning. The novels explained the fantasy portions when they came to fruition in the story, like when Rylee met her pet werewolf and then the story explained the way werewolves worked in this world.

This read like a television show to me and I can completely imagine it being one. If you don't know this about me, I love watching television shows and I watch a lot of them. I watch more tv than I read book, so the fact that I read these books in succession one right after the other and ignoring my responsibilities is definitely reminiscent of me binge watching Veronica Mars when I was in high school.

I definitely can't wait to read the next book which came out earlier in late March and reading more of the story and learning what the world has in store for Rylee next.






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[Review] A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi


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Title: A Crown of Wishes
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Series: The Star-Touched Queen #2 
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: March 28th 2017 

Synopsis:
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.

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