Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2017

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This is my first wrap-up. Hoorayyy!

I know I posted everyday this month and more reviews than I’m going to list here. I wanted to parallel my reading and posting review, so that once it is properly balanced I can publish review as soon as I finished the book. And mostly I wanted to do proper monthly wrap up. I know, it won’t be that proper this month and I’m going to just list only what I read this month, book blitz/tours, cover reveals, and book features I did this month, not everything I published (that will take hell of a time and will be too long).

So, here is what I read this month:

(click on a cover to check it on Goodreads)

(Title of book below the cover will lead you to my review)

Mystery / Thriller

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The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

I gave it 4.5 stars. Amazing plot, little predictable but brilliant climax, focused on protagonist feeling and life, fast-paced, intriguing. Loved this book.

Science Fiction

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Renascence by Leigh Goodison

4.5 stars. Set in future, in 2072, dystopian, post-apocalyptic world, space exploration concept, fast-paced and thrilling book.

Mythology / Fantasy

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Yama’s Lieutenant by Anuja Chandramouli

Another 4.5 Star. Set in India. Twin lover here you are. But beware book is dark, bloody and messy. Dystopian world, amazing Mythical story, epic saga.

Paranormal / Fantasy

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Wandering Witch by Vick Connor

5 stars. Cozy witch mystery set in Siberia, page turner, enchanting witchy novel with beautiful illustrations.

Children’s / Classic /Fantasy

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The Wonderful Wizards of Oz by Frank L. Baum

3.5 stars. Compelling, entertaining, and fun, famous classic children book. It was okay!

Contemporary

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Heart Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson

5 stars. Sweet and smooth, fast paced contemporary.

Saturday short story / Children’s Fiction

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Postcards from a War by Vanita Oelschlager

5 stars. Nice meaningful picture book for 4-8 year olds, serve as a medium to open a discussion for children whose parents are serving in military and make it easy for both children and parents.

Paranormal / Romance

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My Wolf and Me by India R. Adams

4.5 Stars. Another warning there is maltreatment to animals. But Lovely, amazing, funny yet emotional wolfy book.

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Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, #1) by Rebecca Ethington

3.5 Stars. Too whiny main character. Good, interesting, supernatural magical book. Loved second half of the book.

Collection of short stories / Adult Fiction

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Einstein’s Beach House by Jacob M. Appel

5 stars. Collection of brilliant and unique 8 short stories. About the human flaws and characteristics.

Political thriller

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PSYCON by Varun T.

5 stars. Smart characters, great plot, unpredictable twist, thought-provoking political thriller.

Awards/ Book tags:

Got 100 Followers this month 🙂

Liebster Award!!

The Unpopular Opinions Tag

Cover Reveal:

Cover Reveal: It Starts With L by Cassandra Fear

Cover Reveal: Hearts are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson

Book Blitz:

Book blitz and Giveaway: Freak by Erin Lee

I won’t give away what I am going to read next month. Let it be surprise. 😉

Have you read / are you going to read any of these book? What have you read this month? Share your thoughts in comment-box below.

Happy Reading! 🙂

–BT&R

#Book blitz and #Giveaway: Freak by Erin Lee

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Freak by Erin Lee. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 27 June till 3 July. See the tour schedule here.

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by Erin Lee
Genre: LBGT/ Contemporary
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 29 June, 2017

Blurb:

Regret Comes in Every Color of the Rainbow

Based on Erin Lee’s novella, Her Name Was Sam, Freak is the story of Kelly and Morgan, the mother and sister of Sam Harris, in the aftermath of her suicide. Bullied for being brave enough to show her true colors to the world, Sam has been gone exactly one year and Kelly and Morgan are left to tackle the grief that comes with regret in her absence.

But Sam’s story is far from over…

Through the love of Willow, a teenager intent on standing up for her “Freak” best friend at all costs, Ryan is able to finally come out to family and friends. His transformation from ashamed to proud with Willow’s help gives new meaning to Sam’s story and how things could have been.

Because love comes in all shades too.

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PSYCON by Varun T

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Published: April 25th 2017 by Notion Press

Read Date: June 28th 2017

Stars: 5/5

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PSYCON is debut novel by Varun on political thriller. I loved that cover. Isn’t it so interesting?

Blurb (in my words):

2 cons Prateek and Yashwardhan, Chartered Accountants, forms PSYCON, work to assist ruling party with a mission of collecting humongous fund from businessmen. They successfully extort money from 7 businessmen, who were a black money hoarder, and make a fortune. But their fortune takes unfortunate event when CBI steps in. The businessmen they have dealt with are missing and one of them was powerful men in nation.

Will these cons be able to escape ruthless CBI officer Kaamte?

My view:

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Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, #1) by Rebecca Ethington

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Published: October 30th 2012 by Imdalind Press

Read Date: June 27th 2017

Stars: 3.5/5

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Kiss of Fire is magical paranormal romance, first book of ‘Imdalind’ series.

Blurb (in my words)

Joclyne was marked strangely at small age that changed her whole life. Her father left her, she became reserved, hiding under baggy clothes to hide her mark. The only star in her life is her best friend Ryland (Ry).

At age 17, she receives a letter from her long lost father. Explaining about magic she couldn’t understand. After that she experiences weird things, she pushed a bully 10 feet high in air one day, a blonde guy is stalking her, and then Ry discovers about her scar who knows what it meant.

What’s all mystery behind the scar and blonde guy? Will she get the answers?

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Author Interview: Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson

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Hello Everyone! Today I’m doing interview with Candace Robinson, author of recently published Hearts Are Like Balloons and Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault.

First of all, thanks to Candace for agreeing to this interview.

You can also read my review on both books here-

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Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault (Glass Vault #1) by Candace Robinson

Know more about Candace Robinson and her books in this interview–

About the Author:

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