Month: September 2015

Book Haul: September 2015

Here follows my book haul for the month of September, 2015. All of these except for Ritus, Sanctum and Lycidas are ebooks. Included are  a few gifts, and ARCs from Netgalley . NetGalley ARCS Paperbacks (Dutch) Dutch Ebooks Received From Curiousity Quills Press Received From Edelweiss Received From OnlineBookClub Received From Author The Rest How many books did you haul in...

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Review : The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H Boroson

Title: The Girl with Ghost Eyes Author: M.R Boroson Publication Date: Nov 3, 2015 Genre: Fantasy I received an ARC of this book for an honest review from the publisher through Edelweiss. Goodreads Synopsis : It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring great shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford. When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground. With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find...

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10 Steps To Get Out Of A Book Slump

I rarely find myself in a book slump, but whenever I do, it’s usually after reading a book that I had been eagerly anticipating and which exceeded or met my expectations. All other books, no matter how intriguing they would have seemed before, become unenticing. I would read a chapter or two and would find it impossible to ‘get into it’. These are the steps I usually take to help me of a slump. If it’s a really bad one, I end up going through all of the steps and maybe even repeating a step or two. In the famous words of Dr Seuss: Without further ado : Re-read the book (or my favourite parts). Sometimes one just can’t get enough of a good ‘thing’. So, repeat! Write (blog) about it, review it, rave about it to your reading buddies  to get it out of system. Take a break from reading, watch a movie you’ve been meaning to watch, or binge watch a favourite series. Go shopping for more books! New books are being released weekly, maybe you’ll come across one,( or ten ), that peak your interest! Try a sub-genre or another genre altogether! Maybe you have just read one too many epic fantasy, try urban fantasy, or thrillers. See what your friends are reading or check out what’s on their TBRs. You might discover some good reads!...

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Review: Time To Die by Caroline Mitchell

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review from the publisher, Bookouture,  through NetGalley. Title: Time To Die Author: Caroline Mitchell Publication Date: Sept 24, 2015 Genre: Mystery/Thriller Goodreads Synopsis Don’t ever cross his palm with silver. He will reveal your most shameful secrets. He will predict your death. He is hiding a secret. He is hiding a monster. And all his predictions come true. Investigating a series of chilling murders, Detective Jennifer Knight finds herself tracking a mysterious tarot card reader known only as The Raven. As the death toll rises, Jennifer and her team build a picture of a serial killer on the edge of sanity, driven by dark forces. But these are not random killings. And the method behind the madness could be the most terrifying thing of all … Especially when it seems the death of one of their own is on the cards. Overview An intriguing blend of mystery/thriller with the paranormal/supernatural, Time to Die follows Dc Jennifer Knight in her hunt for the killer called ‘The Raven’. Dc Jennifer Knight has just joined the elite unit called Operation Moonlight , set up within the Haven CID department. This unit has been created to investigate strange deaths in Haven. Dc Jennifer Knight who is gifted is the perfect addition to this team and prettys soon she is investigating a group of...

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A List: My Most Anticipated New Releases (Sept 22 – Dec 2015)

This is a list (incomplete) of books that have just been released and are to be released in the period from September 22 – December 31, 2015 that I would like to read and would be adding to my book hauls over time. If you have any suggestions as to others you think I would be interested in reading please comment below. September Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3) by Ransom Riggs,  Published: Sept 22, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) This Monstrous Thing byf Mackenzie Lee, Published: Sept 22, 2015 (Goodreads Synopsis) Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2) by William Ritter, Published: Sept 22, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) Six of Crows (Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo, Publication Date: Sept 29, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) Minotaur by Philip W. Simpson, Publication Date: Sept 29, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) October Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5) by Brandon Sanderson, Publication Date: Oct 6, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2) by Marie Lu, Publication Date: Oct 6, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) It’s A Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmidt, Publication Date: Oct 6, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet, Publication Date: Oct 6, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) Gatefather (Mither Mages #4) by Orson Scott Card, Publication Date:Oct 20, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) November Ten Thousand Skies Above You ( Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray,Publication Date: Nov 2, 2015  (Goodreads Synopsis) Winter ( The...

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