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I am Jagdeshwari From India. You will find me constantly reading something or the other. I love reading across all genre’s as I enjoy reading and exploring New Books, Authors and stories. Truly Love’s Devouring Books. Tea-Rex, Book-Junkie, Book-Addict. You can find me any day reading a book on my kindle or cozying with a book in my hand.

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August Wrap Up

Hola Peeps πŸ™‹.

How’s it going with you guys?

I hope you guys had a good month Reading wise, because I had an amazing month.

I Freaking read 26 Books and it’s one of the most unique and best month reading wise as The previous months (June and July) were horrid. I suffered from one of worst nightmare any Reader suffers from – Reading Slump. I could barely read for ten minutes. And being a Mood Reader the issue with slump became more difficult. So I completely gave up on reading and devoured TV series and lots of Movies.

So Let’s start with the #monthlywrapup for the month of August 2018.

The Billionaire’s Legacy –
(The Di Sione Series) – 8 books
1. Di Sione’s Innocent Conquest
by Carol Marinelli – ⭐⭐⭐

2.The Di Sione Secret Baby
by Maya Blake – ⭐⭐⭐

3. To Blackmail a Di Sione
by Rachael Thomas. – ⭐⭐⭐

4.The Return of the Di Sione Wife
by Caitlin Crews – ⭐⭐⭐

5. Di Sione’s Virgin Mistress
by Sharon Kendrick – ⭐⭐⭐

6.A Di Sione For The Greek’s Pleasure
by Kate Hewitt – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

7. A Deal for the Di Sione Ring
by Jennifer Hayward – ⭐⭐⭐

8. The Last Di Sione Claims His Prize
by Maisey Yates – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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9. The Surgeon’s king secret baby – Amy Rutan – ⭐⭐⭐

10. The Friend – Teresa Driscoll.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

11. Hunger Awakened – Charlene hartnady. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

12. Power Awakened – Charlene hartnady. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

13. Unleashed series – Callie Harper.⭐⭐⭐

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14. Love in Lingerie – Alessandra Torre.⭐⭐⭐⭐

15. Hidden Seam – Alessandra Torre.⭐⭐⭐⭐

16. Trophy Wife – Alessandra Torre ⭐⭐⭐

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17. Dragon hunt – Charlene hartnady – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

18. A White Knight in ER – Jessica Matthews. – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

19. His pregnant nurse – Laura iding ⭐⭐⭐⭐

20. Not so Nice Guy – R.S.Grey- ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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21. Defy (sinners of Saint) – L.J. Shen – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

22. Vicious (Sinners of Saint) – L.J. Shen – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

23.Ruckus (Sinners of Saint) – L.J. Shen – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

24. Scandalous (Sinners of Saint) – L.J. Shen – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

25. Bane (Sinners
of Saint) – L. J. Shen – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Friend – Teresa Driscoll.”

πŸ“–Title – The Friend.

πŸ“–Author – Teresa Driscoll.

πŸ“–Genre – Psychological Thriller/Mystery.

πŸ“–Publisher – Westland Books.

πŸ“–Blurb as on Goodreads – The chilling new psychological thriller from the #1 bestselling author of I Am Watching You.
On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben.
She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spiritβ€”someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.
Because how well does she know Emma, really? Should she have trusted her at all?
Time is running out. Powerless to help her child, still hours from home, Sophie is about to discover the truth. And her life will never be the same.

πŸ“–My Review – This Book is Amazing . Everything about the Characters, Premise, Plot Twist , The word Building, The Narration everything just amplified my reading experience.

πŸ“–The story is narrated in two time zones – The Past and The Present. Sophie is on a train with her husband when Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben.

The Story Revolves around the Mystery behind the Friendship amongst two women – Emma and Sophie. How easily they became friends so did their Kids Ben and Theo.

Emma relocates from France to a small town and is quickly befriended by Sweet Sophie. Who finds a kindered spirit in Emma. Their friendship is quickly becoming talk to the town for various reasons (you need to read the book to understand the reasons).

The Theme of the book revolves around the aspect of whether can you truly trust anyone with your secrets, family and kids.

πŸ“–The Story is been narrated in two different zones in Past which narrates all the aspects of Emma and Sophie’s friendship. Present – narrates all the incidents which lead to the accident and how Sophie is uncovering the Truth. The Multi-Perspective Pov is also very insightful.

πŸ“–The Writing style is very appealing to any reader who enjoys a good Psychological Thriller. The storyline is intriguing and will definitely keep you guessing till the last page.

As someone who enjoys Devouring Thrillers/Mystery books. I was stunned speechless with the Epilogue. Like Literally Expect the Unexpected from this amazing book.

πŸ“–Character Development is one of the best aspects of this book. As the storyline progress you will definitely enjoy the change in characterization of many characters. At times you feel like why there are so many characters, then as the loose ends are connected, you realize that the story, Characters, Plot twist are narrated perfectly.

πŸ“– TRIGGER WARNING – The book represents the theme of DEPRESSION & ANXIETY.

SELECTIVE MUTISM.

MURDER.

πŸ“–My Rating – 5 out 5.

πŸ“– Definitely grab a copy. One of the Best Psychological Thriller of 2018. A must read.

” God Won’t Help – Rajiv Grover.”

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž “God Won’t Help – Rajiv Grover. ”

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žPages – 105.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žPublisher’s – Notion Press.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žBlurb –

A chance meeting with a former US Army Special Forces officer AKA Candyman in war-torn Kabul sets Shiv, a disillusioned civil engineer, from the comforts of Mumbai on a journey to find his inner peace.

The craggy peaks and troughs of the Karakoram Range echo the ups and downs of Shiv’s life as he seeks answers to questions of life, destiny and happiness. In a way, Shiv’s travails are no different from that of millions of others seeking answers to the apparent unfairness in life’s distribution of bounties and miseries.
Keeping him company in this quest is Nasir, a dour-faced Pashtun, who struggles with his own torments as he despairs at the caprices of fate.
But what is a former US army officer doing amidst the ruins of Kabul living in a tent house, and why does the American go by the moniker “Candyman”? The answer to this innocuous question hides in itself the purpose of life we seek and how and why happiness eludes most, despite religion, religious structures, gods and godmen and most important of all… why God won’t help! Or will He?


πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž My Review –

Firstly! Let me tell you that I was intrigued by the Title of the book.

The Book Consists of only Four Chapters each chapter explains every concept in detail.

The Author is being practical and reasonable throughout the concepts he is conveying to his readers.

“The Law of Karma”, kept me glued the pages. The way its explained helped me gain some insight into the issues I personally dealt with. Understanding how law of karma works and affects us all in the long run.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž My Favorite Quote – “The Law of karma is absolute just & fair. It ensures that each and every action of ours has a result of the same intensity and proportion.”

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž The Book deals with concepts of Ego, Law of Karma. The Elevation of soul – Nirvana, Salvation, Moksha!

Jim also known as Candy man who narrates his experiences to Nasir wherein he shares his experiences, thoughts and opinions on various aspects of life. The author has dabbled the concepts that we deal with every day. It made me think about many things and realize that Karma plays an key role in our life.

I would say that the Practical approach by Rajiv Grover has dedicated to the book makes it easy to read and interpret the meaning easily. As a reader you connect with the content of the book easily and can pin point our journey, mistakes and how you can improve it.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž My Rating – 4 out of 5.

“Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White.”

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž”Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White.”

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž Genre – Fiction, Classic.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž Pages – 175.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žPublisher’s – Penguin Classics.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž Blurb as on Goodreads :-
This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that is “just about perfect.” This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells!

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.

E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. This edition contains newly color illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White’s Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, among many other books.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žMy Review – Let me start by saying that I am not a classics fan. I rarely read them but love collecting them #hoarder tendencies I know.
So I loved the story its short and kept me up late as I was enjoying it and decided to wrap up before sleeping.

The Story Revolves around a Pig who is to be Slaughtered but is saved by Fern. Fern convinces her Father not to kill him as she will take care of the pig. She names him Wilbur. Soon Wilbur and Fern develop a great friendship. Later Wilbur is sent to Fern’s uncle Homer’s farm to stay. Fern visits Wilbur daily initially though when she is not around Wilbur feels lost and left out as he has no Friends other than Fern.

On the farm there are many animals from Cows, Geese, Rats and Sheep. Though none show any kindness or interest towards Wilbur. He feels lost and alone. He misses the being with Fern.

Then he meets Charlotte who is a spider. Charlotte quickly becomes one of his true friends. Charlotte discovers that Wilbur is to be slaughtered as initially planned. The story then is centered towards saving Wilbur. Through her attempt to save Wilbur she loses her life.

The Story represents Love & Friendship.

My Rating – 4 out of 5.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž The Illustrations throughout the book are extremely detailed and I enjoyed the graphical representation.

“Everless – Sara Holland.”

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž “Everless – Sara Holland.”

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž Publisher – Harper Teen

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žPages – 362.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žGenre – Fiction, Fantasy.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žBlurb as on Goodreads :-
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currencyβ€”extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.
No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.
But going back to Everless brings more dangerβ€”and temptationβ€”than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fateβ€”and the fate of time itself.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žMy Review – Let’s just say that I was thrilled to read Everless and once I started reading it I, wasn’t sure if I was going to read past hundred pages. I eventually stopped reading after completing the tenth chapter as I did not like it. I took a break read other books and started Rereading the book as it was a part of the #bnbreadathon

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž The Premise of the book was enticing. I haven’t read anything that deals with theme related to blood, time. In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currencyβ€”extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan.

The Intricate plot Revolves around the Gerlings who earn their life span by extracting blood from their pupil as a form of Tax, Punishment. Which enables the Gerlings to live for centuries.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž The Female Protagonist – Jules is an unlikely character. She is constantly Angry, Confused. Yet she is Sensitive and Intelligent. The other characters just like Jules aren’t well developed. The only character apart from Jules who grabbed my Attention were Liam Gerling and Caro. As Liam & Caro both play an intense role throughout the story. The other characters aren’t important and are characterized in a dull manner. This is why you don’t connect with anyone.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž The Premise is Intriguing and I think I would have enjoyed it if the Storyline & character development was researched thoroughly. The writing style didn’t work for me. It lacked the details to precision. The Plot Twist was one factor that I enjoyed throughout the book. Chapter number 29 and 30 were the best chapters in the book . They kept me glued to the pages and basically I wanted to read the sequel immediately.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’ž The book strongly portrays the theme of female friendship, love, Magic and Deception. The best part of the book is the Villain. Oh my I guessed it beforehand though the way Author exposed the Villain to Jules was Epic. I absolutely loved the sequence. Because of the last chapter I will be reading Evermore. I am curious about what will be happening after revealed secrets.

The Book isn’t something I will recommend to you because personally I didn’t enjoy it much.

πŸ’žπŸ“–πŸ’žMy Rating – 3 out of 5.

“The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.”

⚑Title – “The Night Circus.”

⚑Author – Erin Morgenstern.

⚑Genre – Fantasy. Fiction.

⚑Publisher – Vintage Books.

⚑Pages – 502.

⚑ Blurb as on Goodreads – The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RΓͺves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underwayβ€”a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into loveβ€”a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart

⚑I started Reading this book as a Part of my #bnbreadathon hosted by @booksnbeyondbox.

Prompt 1 – A Book Full of Magic.

⚑My Review – Let me tell you that I just started Reading this book. I didn’t read the Blurb or any Reviews. Just Picked it up and started reading it. And it’s a good book that each one of us will definitely enjoy reading. If not now then sometime in the Future, if you have read it you know what I mean right πŸ˜‰.
The Story Revolves around The Night Circus wherein Circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.
The Plot revolves around the Two Protagonists, Celia And Marco who are both trained Magician to be a part of an Unknown and Unusual competition. Both are trained from an very young age to be skilled Magician to Compete in an competition where you don’t know what to do or expect. You don’t know who is your Competitor or what to do. You face the competition one day at a time.

The Circus is the platform provided to Celia and Marco to Perform & Showcase their Magic and Skills to Create unimaginable things that is perceived as a Illusion by many spectators. In truth each creation is a part of the competition. Each Creation Represents something that is relevant to the Circus and the people relating to it.

The Writing style is Lyrical. The Narration is Richly Detailed and Descriptive. It’s the writing that captures your attention. I think it is the best part of this book.

The Narration changes from First Person, Second to Third Person which is quite Insightful as understanding the Perspective of characters is very important. The Detailed Narrative gives you a very clear understanding of the situations.

The Story is absolutely Enchanting and Very Magical. The Roaring Chemistry between Marco and Celia is a pleasant surprise. The Illusions, Creations, Designs, Characters, Competition adds a lot to the Richly Imaginative world written by the Author.

I have enjoyed this book like none other. The experience is very delightful and extraordinary.

The intricate details for description was rich and inviting. The Characterization of each and every character throughout the story was gripping. The atmosphere created by the Author is Enthralling and Enchanting. I couldn’t stop reading, thinking & talking about the book.

You can expect the unexpected in the story.

Magnificently Beautiful.

Experience the Magic.

⚑What I didn’t enjoy – It is the Time line of the story which was a bit difficult to keep a track of.

Secondly the slow pace of the story which took extra chapters with repetitive issues and writing.

Thirdly I wish there was a sequel to The Night Circus.

β˜”βš‘β˜” My Rating – 4 out of 5.

“Flying Without Wings – Rishabh Puri. ‘

πŸ“šBook Review – “Flying Without Wings – Rishabh Puri.”

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πŸ“šBlurb – For Milli Bajwa, life is at a stand-still. Grounded in the Chandigarh airport where she works day after day, she watches flights leaving for destinations she knows she ll never visit. Loveless and luckless, she would rather bury her nose in a book than face her grim reality.
And then, on a whim, she swipes right on a new dating app, and finds the man of her dreams someone who can sweep her off her feet and teach her how to fly.
But the mysterious and charming Karan Singhania has secrets of his own, and a heart damaged in more ways than one.
This is the story of two people about to find out how far they re willing to go for the promise of true love. Will Karan take a chance and dive blind-folded and headfirst towards his dreams? Will Milli be willing to stand by Karan s side in sickness and in health, just for a glimpse of his smile?
This is a story of hope and joy in times of heartache and trial. Of finding the perfect person in imperfect situations. And of love s power to carry us through our darkest times.

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πŸ“šMy Review – The Story Revolves around Karan and Milli. Karan and Milli belong to different backgrounds.
Karan is an Business man whereas Milli works at the Airport. They meet through an Dating app which changes their world all together. The story revolves around how both of these characters are trying to achieve love and overcome their insecurities with emotional baggage, health problems, money, happiness and most important Love.

It’s an easy to read Romance story. The concept of including Dating App as a means to explore & Communicate through an relationship was a very good idea. The story is something that anyone will enjoy though there wasn’t anything new about it. I wish it could be fast paced and though the writing style is impressive and simple enough for everyone to understand. I recommend this book to people who love Bollywood Romances.

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πŸ“šMy Rating 3 out 5.

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