05 February, 2016

Book Round up - Jan 2016

I feel January flew so quick :-) I didn't take up many reviews this month and probably I will be reviewing in this low pace even for next two months due to many things going quick in the personal front. Here is the book roundup for the first month of 2016!

Book Spotlights that I have featured in Jan 2016:

The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

Here is the spotlight of this fantasy novel. 


16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.

Purchase Link: Amazon

Joyce Proell - Deadly Series

This one is a Historical romantic mystery. 


When Doyle Flanagan finds two strangers in his library—one dead and the other the beautiful but meddlesome Cady Delafield, his life begins to unravel as all clues point to him for the murder. As the sexual tension sizzles and Victorian conventions crumble, Cady risks job, reputation and family ties to help him clear his name. But even as his life hangs in the balance, his passion for her drives him on, but will the truth about him be the one thing to scare her away? 

Purchase Link: Amazon

The Quest for Integrity by Jaswinder Singh

This is a contemporary fiction on socio - political scenario in India.


A riveting tale of power, corruption, and the need for social change, The Quest for Integrity is a thought-provoking and inspiring story that illustrates the importance of dignity, morality, and social responsibility.

Purchase Link: Amazon

My Book Reviews in Jan 2016:

Partially Broken, Never destroyed by Nataisha T Hill

Here is my review of this Chicklit/ Women's fiction.
The story of a 20-year-old Kayla, her love life and lessons learned from experiences. 
My rating: 3/5

Purchase Link: Amazon

Shadow of the Dark soul by Sukhmani Gandhi

The Shadow Of The Dark Soul is the story of Zayesha who is a twenty-something journalist working in Delhi. Sensitive and compassionate she is a league apart from her contemporaries, who believe in the mantra of manufacturing or milking news. Cornered by her boss, she fights against time to work on the Nirbhaya case in order to save her job. Synchronicity plays a crucial, life- altering role in her life when a series of events make her question herself. During this phase, Zayesha comes across The Shadow of The Dark Soul, thanks to her next door neighbor. Nothing stays the same afterwards as Zayesha is made to reassess everything. 

Will she manage to finish her report on the Nirbhaya case on time? How far will she go to step from armchair activism into the realities of life? Will she win in the end? 

The questions are many, but the answers lie within The Shadow of the Dark Soul, the maiden novel of Sukhmani Gandhi, a budding Delhi based writer. 

Read my review here
My Rating: 3/5

Purchase Link: Amazon

A Thousand Unspoken Words by Paulami Duttagupta

This romantic fiction novel is a joyous read. 


A hero, a person who displays great courage for the greater good, can also fall. But what happens to a fallen hero? A Thousand Unspoken Words is the unique journey of a hero who falls.

The champion of the underdogs, the writer who uses the nom de plume Musafir is famous in Kolkata. His incisive criticism of the injustices around him earn him many enemies but he holds his ideals above all else. Scathing attacks at his books and a night of hide and seek from political goons leads Musafir unto a path he never liked, faraway from his ideals. He runs away and chooses the comforts of money over the travails of following one’s ideals. The hero falls.

But Tilottama, a passionate fan’s hopes don’t. When he comes back after many years, emotions, love and lust take charge and an affair brews. Will she bring back her hero? Will he rise again? Or will the thousand untold words, the many stories of the ideal writer be lost forever? 

My Rating: 4/5

Purchase Link: Amazon

Until next time,

PS: All the Amazon links in this post are affiliate links and I do get a commission when you purchase the books through these links.

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