At night you sleep alone Parkash Sohal

It was a love that began with the innocence of youth. A carefree love between two souls, made for each other the moment they set eyes on one another; and so began Parkash and Nirmal’s love story…However, one night Nirmal’s life is irrevocably changed. One small decision by her politician mother sets off a chain of unfortunate events, leading to a very different life than Nirmal had ever imagined – a life which takes her away from her true love. Her future depends on her mother’s whims – will her mother save her daughter’s honour or her own political career? Years go by, and it is not until some twenty years later that Parkash is brought face to face with his past. Is it too late for Normal and Parkash or is there a glimmer of hope..?


Recived for review by netgally and the publisher Matador in exchange for honest review

I liked this book it was okay the first half of this book was slow then the pacing picked up in the second half of this book.even though I just thought this book was okay . I did enjoy the writing style of this novel and i thought the promise sounded interesting.

I will definently check out some of this authors other work

3/5

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Spring has sprung Booktag

Hey Today I am here with the spring has sprung book tag. I saw this tag over on My Tiny Obsessions

1. Flowers: Look on your bookshelves. What is the most beautiful book both inside and out?

One of my most beautiful books inside and out has to be A thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. Just look at that cover isn’t it beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Grass: What is a book that you find that others like way more than you do?

Given the goodreads rating that An Ember in the Ashes has I would say that a lot of people liked it beter than me considering I rated the book 3 star 27774758

 

 

 

 

3. Rain: What’s a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down?

The obvious answer here has to be Everything Everything. I read this book twice already and I loved it. It makes me happy so much

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4. Dew: What’s a book that made you feel alive?

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Colleen Hoovers Hopeless made me feel alive. Maybe because my heart was actually hurting while reading this book. This book has it all great dialogue, great characters, great story perfect

 

 

 

 

 

5. Storms: What’s a book that you found unpredictable?

Hmmm I would say that The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvate was pretty unpredictable. There were definitely somethings that I didn’t see coming at all, Also the book was nothing like I expected but it’s oh so good!

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6. Rainbow: What was a book that you struggled with, only to be happy that you read it in the end?

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Well I struggled with Lady Midnight but not because the book isn’t brilliant or because I didn’t want to read it just the opposite but it is a huge book and my hands and arms would hurt when I had been reading for a while. The book is heavy like hell!

 

 

 

7. Chilly Weather: What’s a book that you couldn’t finish or didn’15842439t enjoy?

I didn’t enjoy this book I gave it a 2 star rating I don’t think that I am in to zombie books however I loved the movie.

 

 

8. Warm Weather: What’s a book that you loved and wanted more of

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I wanted more of Anna and the French Kiss for sure. Such a cute and good fluffy contempary.

 

 

 

 

 

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A book that I haven’t read yet is Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare I need to read the tales of shadowhunter academy before I can get to this book but I really want to read it.

 

 

 

10. Pink: What’s a book in which you felt a strong connection to the characters?

12578077I felt a strong connection to Kate in this book as she also is a book blogger.

 

 

 

 

 

11. Purple: What’s a book that when you read it, you feel safe?12294652

Not sure I fully understand this question but I’ll have a go. I think My Life next door was a book that made me feel safe because I loved the story and this is one of my favourite contempary

 

 

 

12. Orange: What book do you feel is intelligently written?

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I have to agree with My Tiny Obsessions on this one. Rainbow Rowell twisted everything even though the base of this book was known because it was Harry Potter fan fic from Fangirl

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Yellow: What book puts a smile on your face?18189606

A book that puts a smile on my face is Since You’ve been gone by Morgan Matson because just look at that cover it screams summer.

 

 

 

I tag:

That wild soul

words and dreams

Kellys ramblings

a piece of paradis

wrote you a novel

 

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Anticipated Relealses June 2016

I thought that I would include a new monthly segment of my Anticipated releases for the month .

29860841A Promise Kept Anissa Garcia (June 6th)

Closing her heart a long time ago, Grace Clark made a promise she’s vowed to keep. Having Hollywood heartthrob Evan Matthews move in next door with his alluring good looks, charisma, wit and sexy smile is a temptation that runs the risk of compromising the importance of that promise. Even is drawn to his new neighbour. Grace is the exact opposite of the women he normally encounters. Enticing, down to earth and confident, she captivates him. She has no problems facing off with Evan and he soon realises Grace is much more than just a challenge. He wants to prove himself to her. Grace can see the man beyond the actor and with more than just her pride at stake she needs to hold tight to her promise before Evan breaks through all her walls exposing her heart.

 

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All the Rage (June 7th)

They call me Rage. My real name is like a shadow, always close behind, but never quite able to catch up. I fly under the radar because no one ever suspects I’m capable of the kind of brutal violence I commit each and every day. You see I’m a girl. I’m nineteen. And I’m a killer. This life is all I know. It’s all I want to know. It keeps the s**t buried that I need kept buried. It allows me to live without thinking too much. Without dwelling on the past. Until him. It all changes when an ordinary boy  becomes my next target. And my first love. I have to choose. The only life I’ve ever known has to die, or he does. Either way, I’ll e the one pulling the trigger…

 

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Eighteen year old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stiches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be. She comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident on a school trip in Italy three days previous but was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer and a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once perfect life.

 

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You Know me well (June 7th)

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason their paths outside of class have never crossed. This is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home out in the city for a wild unexpected night. Kate is lost having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark meanwhile is in love with his best friend who may or may not feel the same way. When Kate and Mark meet up little do they know how important they will become to each other and how in a very short time they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.

 

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And I Darken (June 28th)

No One Expects A Princess To  Be Brutual. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to surrival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets. Lada despised the Ottomans and brides her time planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birth right. Radu longs only for a place where h feels safe an when the meet Mehmed the defiant and lonely so of the sultan who’s expected to rule a notion. Radu feels that he’s made a true fiend and Lada wonder if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion. But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against and that Radu and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

 

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Up In Flames (June 28th)

The blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Rosemary Beach series ends with a bang when the troubled character readers love to hate gets her very own happily ever after in this eagerly anticipated and overwhelmingly requested story. Known for causing problems for everyone in Rosemary Beach, Nan has been growing up lately, and she’s finally taking center stage—and finding love with the man she least expected

 

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Run Kody Keplinger

Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad and a mama who’s not exactly sober most of the time. Everyone in town knows the Dickinson’s are a bad lot but Bo doesn’t care what anyone thinks. Agnes Atwood has never gone on a date never even stayed out past ten and never broken any of her parents overbearing rules. Rules that are meant to protect their legally blind daughter protect her from what Agnes isn’t quite sure. Despite everything Bo and Agnes become best friends. And it’s the sort of friendship that runs truer and deeper than anything else. So when Bo shows up in the middle of the night with police sirens wailing in the distance desperate to get out of town. Agnes doesn’t hesistate to take off with her but running away and not getting caught will require stealing a car, tracking down Bo’s dad, staying ahead of the authorites and worst of all confronting some ugly secrets.

 

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Scavenger: Evolution Timothy C. Ward

 

In the future, sand divers search the depths for the lost city of Danvar and the truth behind their bleak existence. Divemaster Rush hasn’t dove since he lost his infant. A job offer turns from an escape to a trap and the lure of a hardened heart to survive like anyone else would. One dive leads to another. Farther and farther from the surface, death and evolution change his world. He’ll have to change too or watch his wife rise without him.

 




Recived from netgally and spike publishing in return for an honest review this has in no way effected my opinion .

The world building in this was awesome and intriguing. I love the idea of the sand divers and their suits. It was interesting and unique.

The characters are all well written and developed. I loved Rush. He has spent the last few years in a fog as such. Every since the death of his son, he neglects his wife and doesn’t care for anything. My heart went out to him but I’m so happy he had a second chance on living.

The plot is well thought out and delivered. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into it, but I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. I loved the world and can’t wait to dive back into the word the author created.

Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable read. I look forward to more from this author

3/5

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This Girl Colleen Hoover

15784909There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache.

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.


When I discovered we were to be treated to Will’s side of ‘Slammed’ I was delighted yet at the back of my mind there was a tiny pocket of hesitancy at the thought of a repeated story. Yes it is a retelling of ‘Slammed’ which I purposefully chose not re-read beforehand as I wanted that feeling
of remembering the little things you tend to forget. Whilst we know how Will and Lake’ s journey ended I devoured this as if I was clueless to the story. It is quite simply its own book and Colleen Hoover has done an outstanding job in keeping the story fresh and full of every possible emotion.

I love getting into the head of male character and discovering their thougts,feelings, hopes and fears as well a greater insight into them as a character. As much as I thought I knew Will there is so much we never privy to; his confiding moments with Julia his friendship with Gavin and just how deep his inner turmoil ran. ‘This Girl’ reinforces what an exceptional man he is and I fell in love with him all over again.

Will and Lake’s situation over all 3 books has been heart warming,heartbreaking filled with happiness, sadness, frusatrion and humour. I felt their joy and their pain and I laughed and I fought the tears. Their brothers deserve a special mention as those little boys brought many of the uplifting moments from laughing at their innocent comments through to the touching nature of their unconditional love for each other, Will and Lake and not forgetting their resilence against the loss if their parents.

Whilst I am sad to have finished this wonderful series, the final chapters and the epiologue did it a serious of justice and finished the story beautifully. I have no doubt that Colleen Hoover will treat us to more gems in the future and irrespective of you age. ‘Slammed, Point of Retreat and This Girl’ are unmissible reads.

Two words to sum up…Butterflying Superb

5/5 Stars

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The Redemption of Callie and Kayden Jessica Sorenson (The Concidence #2)

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The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is finally out. Worse, he’s facing charges for battery. The only way to clear his name is for Callie to speak up-something he’ll never ask her to do. Instead, he’ll do whatever he must to protect her . . . even if it means letting go of the only girl he’s ever loved.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But that means facing her greatest fear and admitting her own painful secrets aloud. The thought of breaking her silence terrifies her-but not as much as the thought of losing Kayden forever.

Deep in her heart, Callie knows the time has come for her and Kayden to forget the pain of the past. With the help of her friends Seth and Luke she makes a plan to show Kayden the life they could have. But can she convince him they can make a fresh start together-or is she already too late?


In ‘The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden’, Callie Lawrence was saved by Kayden Owens. Now Kayden may be the one who needs saving…

It’s been 7 months and 14 days since I’ve read ‘The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden’. It was easily one of my favorite books of 2012. And we all know it had one helluva cliffhanger! Well, it was worth the wait! I thought the sequel was fantastic. And it picked up right where the first book left off…

Callie is worried about Kayden. After finding him the way she did, she needs to see him. Make sure he’s okay. His mother (evil) is making it very difficult.

My poor, damaged Kayden. Kayden is one of my favorite book boyfriends. Something about this guy just tugs on my heart. Kayden is stuck. He can’t tell the truth about what happens, so he lets people assume what they will. By doing that, he pushes away the people that matter most to him. He doesn’t want to burden them.

“You deserve better than this.”

It is a struggle for these two at the beginning of the book. Once they can get to the point where Kayden can trust Callie and open up to her, things were much better.

“I trust you, Kayden. Even if you don’t want me to.”

I want him to me like I trust him. I owe him that much.
I owe him a lot
I owe him everything.

There is something about someone trusting you enough with their secrets that it makes it easier to trust them. It’s like they’re opening their heart and in return yours should open up to them, too.

The thing about Callie and Kayden that I love so much is that they both are broken. They both are tortured souls with traumatic pasts. They both have a ton of issues. Separate, they are kind of a mess. But together… together they are better. Whole. Perfect for one another.

I realize how perfect we are for each other and also how disastrous we could end up being. Because even though we can help each other pick up the pieces of our lives, we could also break at the same time and then nothing would be left to catch us as we crumble.

The turning point is when Kayden realizes he doesn’t have to do this alone. He has people he can trust. That love him. That want to be there for him. That understand him.

All he wants is for Callie to be happy. He’s the only thing that makes her happy.

“Just tell me what you need to make you happy.”
She looks me in the eye with tears streaming down her cheeks.
“You.”
Callie and Kayden have a special bond, a connection. It’s like they were made for one another.

Whenever she looks at me, I swear she steals another piece of my soul. Unlike most people, she doesn’t care if it’s damaged. And once we kiss, I’m gone. The broken, soulless, empty Kayden who’s existed since the first time his father beat him no longer lives. She owns me and I want nothing more than to be with her.

But to truly be able to move on and get over their past, they have to confront it. It’s a very scary thing to do. It’s one thing to confide in each other, but to get it out in the open to someone else. It’s not easy. But necessary.

“You don’t forget. You just move past it. Let go. Be who you are supposed to be instead of who they make you feel like you should be.”

They can do this. As long as they are in it together, they can do it. Move on. Confront their demons.

Okay. We can do this. Because I think we’re stronger together.”

They are there for one another, but this may be something they need to do alone.

“Thank you for saving me.”

“Thank you for saving me too.”

A beautiful and emotional story of love, hope, healing, freedom, moving on and learning to give and accept love. If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend it. A solid 5 star read for me.

5/5 Stars

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Waiting on wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait read.

I’ve been a major Marissa Meyer fan since her Lunar Chronicles books. When I learned that Meyer would be releasing a new book and a standalone I was beyond excited. I’m a little wary actually of Meyer’s use of the Queen of Hearts story because I was wondering what could have happened in her past to become evil. that being said I can’t wait to read this.

 

Title & Author: Heartless Marissa Meyer

Release Date: November 8th 2016

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Synopsis:

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the yet- unmarried King of Hearts but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections.But according to her mother such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could he next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal she meets Jest the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents she and Jest enter into an intense secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness and monsters, fate has other plans

 

 

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Top 5 characters you defend

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Top 5 Wednesday was created over on YouTube by Lainey at ginger reads Lainey and is no being hosted by Sam from thoughtsontomes.

This weeks topics are Characters you love but no one else seems to so you are always defending them.

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America Singer ( The Selection series Kiera Cass)

 

I have seen a lot of people mention how they dislike America because annoying but I think it’s pretty understandable.

 

22836575Molly  Barlow (99 days Kata Cotungo)

Molly cheats on her boyfriend and then gets with his brother than goes back to the boyfriend. She makes mistakes but the boys are not at all innocent and no one really blames them at all

 

 

 

 

Ron Wesley ( Harry Potter)

Every Harry Potter Fan I talk to also hate Ron however I love Ron. he is so relatable and I definetly ship him with Hermione.

 

 

Sarkan (uprooted)

Sarkan is the wizard in a fairy-tale style uprooted by Naomi Novik. yes he basically takes a girl as tribute every ten years but he’s not a bad guy. I loved his character from start to finish.

 

 

 

 

Severus Snape – (Harry Potter)

Snape is not the best of people but I have been defending him for as long as I can remember.

 

Happy reading

 

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We’ll always have summer Jenny Hann

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It’s been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college– only, their relationship hasn’t exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It’s time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

 

 

 

 


 

Wow wow wow wow wow!!! This was amazing. Oh man the ending, it was beautiful but so sad! This was sort of a bittersweet book for me, because whoever Belly picked would mean someone would be heart-broken. I think I knew deep down who she would choose but Jenny Han had me guessing ’til the very last chapter.

Like its predecessor, this book kept me up until the wee hours of the night *cough* 4am *cough*. It was just spectacular. Belly had certainly grown up and unlike previously she was not annoying or frustrating, her decisions were a lot more measured and mature. It was nice to see her grow as a person. This time the book had Conrad’s perspective in addition to Belly’s and it was amazing to see his feelings. I always found him so mysterious and quite cold to be frank, but in this book we learn why he says certain things and acts a certain way, especially around Belly. This last book made me really feel as if I had grown up with the characters, as you can really see them mature. And the actual storyline was, at its core, who Belly truly loved more; Jeremiah or Conrad. But, it was so much more complicated than that, with so many more feelings and emotions and it just felt so real. It was amazing.

I also really loved Belly and Taylor’s friendship. And Steven, Belly’s brother was so cute and despite Belly’s belief that he always preferred Jeremiah and Conrad, he was her brother at the end of the day. You could tell he really loved her. And this is what these books are about, love. Every kind of it.

5/5 Stars

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Dark Houses Helen H. Durrant

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A young woman is found brutally murdered in an empty house
Detective Stephen Greco and his team must piece together her life as quickly as possible. Within twenty-four hours there is another killing using the same method. The detectives realise that the victims are random but the locations are not. The killer is more concerned with finding the right house – somewhere he won’t be disturbed.

When a man walks into the station and confesses, it looks like the case is closed. But Greco’s not convinced and soon he’ll be fighting to save the woman who’s most important to him in a stunningly tense conclusion.

 


 

Received from netgally and Joffre books in return for an honest review this has in no way effected my opinion of the book

Two women in the space of two days have been kidnapped, tortured and killed in houses that are on the books of a single estate agent. There will be a third victim. But she will be much closer to home to the investigative team.
A man confesses. He’s schizophrenic and it’s difficult to believe he’s capable however forensic evidence puts him there.
“HE made me do it”.

I have read this in less than a 24 hour period and the first thing I did was to search for the next installment (sadly there isn’t one yet!).

This is the second DI Greco book of this series but can easily be read as a stand-alone as I haven’t read the first book  I have my fingers crossed that there’ll be a third and that we’ll a very different side to Stephen Greco!?

4/5 stars

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