PH Blog Tour: Book Review | The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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Today is the last day of the PH Blog Tour of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi and it’s my stop along with two more lovely bloggers. OKAY, BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, I would like to thank Rafael at The Royal Polar Bear Reads and Shaine at Wanderer in Neverland for hosting this tour and to Macmillan International for providing us with the ARC for this tour. ❤ For my bookish friends and fellow bloggers, you can check out the other participants’ reviews at the end of this post.

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ISBN13:9781250144546

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Publisher: Wednesday Books


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SYNOPSIS:

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.


BOOK REVIEW

Roshani Chokshi is a brilliant author and it shows in The Gilded Wolves. I can only imagine the amount of research behind this work and the time it took for Roshani to complete this book. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS, especially the characters— their differences, their relationships with each other. They play a huge part in my love for it. I am a big fan of books with good character dynamics. It makes me love and protect them with all of my being. I’d like to mention my precious children, Zofia and Tristan. I just want to wrap them in fluffy blankets and stare at them all day. No, that’s not creepy at all. Continue reading →

Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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Title: An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

Publisher: Razor Bill

Source: Purchased


Goodreads Summary:

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

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ARC Review: The Light of Day by Kristen Kehoe

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Title: The Light of Day (Beyond the Horizon #2)

Author: Kristen Kehoe

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Life, Love

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

Publisher: Kristen Kehoe

Source: eARC via Netgalley

Summary:

Two broken dreams, one apartment, and the chance to start again.

In this second installment in the Beyond the Horizon series, Cora, Mia’s cousin from Beyond the Horizon, has made some bad choices in her life, and these choices have led to bad things. Now, she’s on the mend, but while she’s mending, she’s learning how to live again, which also means learning how to love, and let others love her.

I have received a digital copy of this book via netgalley. Thank you, Ms. Kristen!

This book is about love, acceptance, and moving on. Cora, a twenty something girl from Portland, has a lot of problems. She has familial and love issues and has problems fitting in (in terms of friendship). She has been a rebellious girl all her llife. She grew up craving attention and love from her parents, which she has never gotten because of bad choices, both on her part and on her parents’ part. As someone who lacks care and love, she has sought comfort from alcohol and men. She used these to forget and numb the pain – even for a little while. She’s been deep into her problems to the extent where she couldn’t get up on her own anymore. Start something on own and for herself. Until her cousin, Mia, had to persuade her to seek help and be better. Continue reading →

ARC Review: The Vanishing Girl

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Author: Laura Thalassa

Genre: New Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Publication Date: March 15, 2014; January 27, 2015

Publisher: Lavabrook Publishing Group; Amazon

Source: eARC from publisher via Netgalley

Summary from Goodreads:

Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It’s a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows. A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne captures her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons. Dragged off to a remote facility where others like her live, Ember’s forced to pair up with her former captor, Caden, to learn how to survive inside until she can escape. Only Caden’s making escape seem less and less appealing. But even as Ember falls for the boy who got her into this mess, she knows that she is running out of time. Because the government has plans for those like her, and those plans might just cost Ember her life.

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Book Review Requests | Policy

I work full time but I love to read in my free time. I absolutely love young adult fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary fiction. I have also started read adult fantasy fiction. Some subgenres I like are high fantasy, urban fantasy, magic realism, paranormal/supernatural fantasy, sword and sorcery, and dystopian.

My Books

Most of my books are digital copies I received as gifts from authors and giveaways and some I requested from Netgalley. I only have a few print copies and I usually purchase them myself.

For Authors and Publishers

I’m fairly new to book blogging so I’m only doing book reviews at the moment. However, if you want a novel featured for cover reveals or new releases for instance, feel free to contact me on my email (voguishperusal@gmail.com). I love interacting with you lovely people. Also, I love receiving free books for review so just talk to me and we’ll work it out.

Review Policy

My reviews will be based on my honest feelings and thoughts. I will try to make them spoiler-free to be fair to other readers. No bashing and foul mouths included so you don’t have to worry about that.

I prefer hard copies but I don’t have an issue with ebooks. However, I now have too many files on my kindle app. I am always interested in a new book so if you are interested in a review, just send me an email.

One last thing, I love books with pretty covers. Before reading a book, I check the summary and reviews first and if it grabs my interest, I immediately mark it as to be read. I have the right to decline a book I’m not interested in reading and reviewing.

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