Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The book will be published on February 3, 2015, and is available to pre-order on Amazon. There are still things that profoundly upset me when I encounter them, whether it’s on the web or the word or in the world. They neverContinue reading “Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman”

2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

I received this book in exchange for an honest review through Blogging for Books. Summary: Madeleine Altimari’s mother is dead, and the world is a tough place for the brash nine-year-old kid, who is an aspiring jazz singer. Bravely facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia’s legendary jazz club TheContinue reading “2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino”

Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night by Shelly Lowenkopf

About the book: Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night brings a number of Shelly Lowenkopf’s previously published short stories together in a single volume. All the stories revolve around life in Santa Barbara, the oceanside city north of Los Angeles, where people go after they’ve burned out in San FranciscoContinue reading “Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night by Shelly Lowenkopf”

Love Kills by Ismita Tandon

Summary: (from Amazon) You won’t live a boring life if you’re named after a whisky (more or less). Meet Johnny Will, named thus by an alcoholic father who died under mysterious circumstances. Johnny is the founder of Thy Will – a de-addiction centre for the rich and the famous that uses very questionable methods – andContinue reading “Love Kills by Ismita Tandon”

The Code of the Hills: An Ozarks Mystery by Nancy Allen

Because of unexpected distractions, and despite the more-than-usual posts I wrote last month, I have a few reviews pending. This is one of those; I couldn’t really write a review without properly mulling over the book, because The Code of the Hills by Nancy Allen is a layered book. Summary: (from Goodreads) In the MissouriContinue reading “The Code of the Hills: An Ozarks Mystery by Nancy Allen”

Butterfly Season by Natasha Ahmed

This is going to be long, because this book has really made me think; which is saying something, because it was barely a hundred pages long. I’ll sum up my review, for those of you who don’t wish to scroll all the way down for the conclusion: it’s a good book, if you’re South Asian,Continue reading “Butterfly Season by Natasha Ahmed”

Blood On The Tongue by Stephen Booth

After I read and reviewed Black Dog, the first in the Ben Cooper & Diane Fry crime series, I just couldn’t resist buying Dancing with the Virgins, the sequel. Then, I found two more at the library (and not caring much for reading in order, I read them.) Blood on the Tongue by Stephen BoothContinue reading “Blood On The Tongue by Stephen Booth”

Innocent Blood by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

Innocent Blood by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell has to be the most engrossing, thrilling, fast paced book I have read this year. It is action packed and so, so interesting. The book is the second part in a series titled The Order of the Sanguines, but offers enough background info, detailing on the eventsContinue reading “Innocent Blood by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell”

Love and Lokpal by Pooja Wanpal

After a very unwanted two-week break from blogging, this week will be flooded with reviews. Some time last week, this book finally arrived on my doorstep (there were some issues, I live in an annoyingly inconspicuous neighbourhood, that no one ever finds.) I finished Love and Lokpal in one swift sitting, and if not anythingContinue reading “Love and Lokpal by Pooja Wanpal”

The Great Mogul by Rajeev Jacob

When I got the review request, I was so fascinated by the description that I scurried off to Goodreads to go through the reviews. Except, to my irritation, I never found a Goodreads page. Having read the book now in one very exciting sitting, I am even more annoyed, because The Great Mogul by RajeevContinue reading “The Great Mogul by Rajeev Jacob”