Blog Tour | Review ― Retribution Ridge by Anna Willett (+ Giveaway)

!! potential spoilers below. read at your own risk !!

retribution-ridge-2d-coverRetribution Ridge
by Anna Willett

Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Publication Date: 29 October 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

A small hiking group in the wilderness – with bloody revenge for company.

Milly has barely spoken to her sister Judith in years. They hardly exchanged a word at their mother’s funeral. They could not be further apart.

So when Milly gets an invitation to go on a hiking trip, she hopes it will be an opportunity for reconciliation. Inviting her school-friend Harper along with her for support, the small party head off together into the bush.

What awaits Milly is far from just a bracing hike in the wilderness, but an unexpected encounter with the past. The form it takes is revenge. But who is enacting it against Milly, and why?

Intense, gripping, and full of suspense.

Whilst the action in this book comes thick and fast, it is the relationship between the sisters and their mutual friend, Harper, that introduces the true darkness into the story.

If you enjoy nail-biting suspense fiction with great twists, RETRIBUTION RIDGE is for you.

This book is set in the rugged landscape below Perth in South Western Australia, an area the author has explored in depth. You may also enjoy her first thriller, BACKWOODS RIPPER.

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Blog Tour | Review ― Plastic Wings by C.T. Callahan

Hey there! How’s your day been?

It’s been an extremely eventful day for me. First on the list… I received my promotional exams results today and as expected, I’m retaining for a year. And since it wasn’t compulsory for me to attend the rest of the lectures for the year, I decided to make a trip down to Orchard Road, or more specifically, Kinokuniya, where I bought Tokyo Ghoul Days (I was tempted by Hide) and Teen Titans Vol. 1 (have I ever mentioned HOW MUCH I LOVE DAMIEN WAYNE???). Now that I’m in Orchard Road, I thought: hey, why don’t I visit that gorgeous looking library that I’ve known about for two years now?? So I did. And damn it was amazing. The air-con wasn’t the best but the shelves, man, the shelves. I walked out thirty minutes later, with my bag having put on some more weight and took a direct bus home. But wait, the story doesn’t end here. I saw how my wardrobe was sorely lacking in clothes I actually enjoy wearing, and so, using the upcoming New Zealand trip as a cover-up, I splurged almost S$200 on clothes.

Now then, let’s move on to the book review! But first, a warning…

!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!

plastic-wings-2d-coverPlastic Wings
(The Evie Weiss Chronicles #1)
by C.T. Callahan

Genre: Young Adult, Apocalyptic, Paranormal
Publisher: Three Little Books Co.
Publication Date: 22 November 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

When seven-year-old Evie Weiss discovers a strange, sickly boy in her otherwise familiar forest, she has no idea what it holds for her world. He is a dark angel, one of a race of humanoid beings that feed on humanity and tear Evie’s world down around her. Years later, as humanity mounts a counter-attack against the dark angels, Evie remembers the boy in the forest and finds herself torn between her loyalty to her own people and feelings of compassion for these strange creatures that first captivated her as a child. It is the quest of one girl to unite two worlds so separated by war, but how can she close the gap between two races so determined to hate each other?Read More »

Blog Tour | Review ― Iniquity by Melody Winter (+ Giveaway)

I only made eight highlights in this book in total. They started from chapter 2 and stopped at chapter 8. So either I was really entranced by this book that I forgot to highlight when I read a quote I liked or something I wanted to note for potential future references, or there was nothing highlight-able.

!! potential spoilers below. read at your own risk !!

(Ascent #1)
by Melody Winter

Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication Date: 25 October 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Athena Harrow is about to turn twenty-one, but there will be no celebration. What is there to celebrate when the world is ruled by demons?

She hates the darkness the demons brought with them and longs for the light to return to the world—a world she only vaguely remembers. The people in her forest village blindly accept the life the demons forced upon them, even tolerating the yearly ascension ceremony where all the girls who have turned twenty-one are either sent away to serve the Master Demon or left in the village and forced to procreate.

But Paymon, the assigned village demon, selects a different role for Athena, a role that pits her against the village. While she adapts to her new life, Erebus, a younger, more powerful demon, arrives, and Athena must play a dangerous game with his emotions in return for information about the demon’s reign of darkness.

As Athena’s dreams of restoring the light begin to fade, her life with Erebus takes an unexpected turn, and this time it’s her life being put to the test.

Set in the forest around Buttercrambe in North Yorkshire, England, INIQUITY explores the frightening, darker side of romance and the uncontrolled emotions it can unleash.Read More »

Book Review ― Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley

Hello, hello! It’s currently 12.45AM on this wonderful Thursday and I should really be getting into bed. But not before I’ve posted this review. I believe I’ve procrastinated it enough (ha, tell that to my Under A Million Stars review which is 17 days overdue but I’m kinda lacking the mood).

!! potential spoilers below. read at your own risk !!


Genesis Girl
(Blank Slate #1)
by Jennifer Bardsley

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication Date: 17 June 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet.

Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint makes her extremely valuable, and upon graduation, Blanca and those like her are sold to the highest bidders.

Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve personal gain. But the McNeals are soon horrified by just how obedient and non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society have made her mind almost impenetrable.

By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online.Read More »

Blog Tour | Review ― Soul Finder by Jacinta Maree (+ Giveaway)

The past few days has been a rollercoaster of events. There are some I would have celebrated and talked about endlessly to my friend (i.e.: buying one of my highly anticipated November releases, the announcement of Young Justice season 3, the end of my Oral Presentation examinations, receiving book mail today) but I decided to tone down my excitement for these few days (I’m pretty sure that’s good news for my friend, lesser spam from me).While people across the globe are waiting for the “What now?” question to be answered, I tried to delve a bit into political talk in this review. Hopefully, no one minds and that I did this right (though really, what is right and what is wrong?).

(Also, WordPress just informed me that this is my 50th post on this blog. And this blog turns five months old in eight days, so that’s an average of ten posts a month, like… wow, just wow. I originally thought this would be a test drive of sorts, that maybe I’ll get bored of it soon and ditch this site after a few reviews but I’ve actually become really invested in it. Writing reviews has helped me realise the fun in writing something other than a narrative. Thank you to all you 44 followers, be it new or old, who decided to click that “follow” button. Hope you’ll all continue to stay with me for as long as I continue to blog.)

!! potential spoilers below. read at your own risk !!

Soul FinderSFFront
(The Immortal Gene #1)

by Jacinta Maree

Genre: New Adult, Dystopian, Supernatural
Publication Date: 16 September 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Since being discovered as Soulless, Nadia has become a target for both terrorist groups and government corporations. Now, her only hope for survival rests in the hands of the man sent out to kill her: Diesel, the Mad Dog terrorist.

Diesel is determined to free himself of the never ending curse of reincarnation and the haunting memories that plague his mind. But when his search leads him to Nadia, a greater desire stills him from taking her life.

Unable to see into Diesel’s cracking mind, Nadia instead puts her faith into his strength, fueled by eleven generations of unmatched rage and insanity. Their tight-rope relationship balances the two between life and death, love and rage, trust and betrayal.

Tension pulls at the hems of their dangerous companionship, and as time runs out all madmen must eventually make their choice.

Book two of the thrilling Immortal Gene series dives deeper into the danger of trusting your heart over your head.

Sequel to:Soulless

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Blog Tour | Review ― Forever Blue by Abby Wilder (+ Giveaway)

On Thursday, I watched Doctor Strange in the cinemas and I was so sure that it’ll put me in a reading slump because it’s hella amazing and I may be in need of fanfiction therapy but apparently, it did not as I finished half of this book in one sitting hours later. I’m still in need of that fanfiction therapy though.

!! potential spoilers below. read at your own risk !!


Forever Blue 
by Abby Wilder

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance
Publication Date: 17 June 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

I never thought it would end like this.
I never thought it would end at all.
But not all stories get a happy ending.

When Lennon Donnelly moves back to the quiet town of Puruwai, she never dreams that a chance meeting with a boy sitting at the cemetery will change her life. Her best friend warns her about Judah Mitchell. There are rumours that he killed his brother. But as Lennon is drawn deeper into the mysterious boy’s life, the events of his past unravel until she finds herself driving over the edge of a cliff and into the depths of the lake below.

Spanning over two years and starting at the end, this compelling novel tells of the intertwining relationships of Lennon, Ruben, Judah, and Cara. Told from the different perspectives of before and after, the story unfolds like a puzzle and reveals secrets that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.

“Devourable” – YA Books Central

“An unforgettable experience” – Readers’ Favorite

This story contains mild use of strong language and references to underage drinking and smoking.

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Blog Tour | Review ― Trapped by Amanda Lance (+ Giveaway)

by Amanda Lance

Genre: New Adult, Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: 28 October 2016

Links: GoodreadsAmazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

On the way to investigate a fugitive sighting, 21-year-old news intern Aubrey Kent is injured when an unexpected storm destroys the newscopter—along with the rest of the crew.

Now, stranded in the Canadian wilderness and on the brink of death, Aubrey is rescued by a handsome stranger whose cold disposition is as frightening as the remote cabin in which he lives. With no way to reach civilization before spring, Aubrey becomes Jack Gordon’s unwanted roommate. Her hope for rescue is much more desperate when she sees his hostile attitude and violent behavior.

Aubrey and Jack wait out the winter, they grow closer—their delicate friendship blooming into feelings neither of them could have anticipated. But the weather and the wolves aren’t the only dangers in the mountains. As Aubrey uncovers the reason for Jack’s self-imposed isolation, she realizes she’s closer to the story than she imagined—a story that might cost her life.Read More »

Blog Tour | Review ― Love Child by A.M. Torres

love-child-2d-coverLove Child
(The Child Series #1)

by A.M. Torres

Genre: Suspense
Publication Date: 29 March 2014

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Tommy Hulette never asked to be born. Everyone wants to make him regret it even so.Tommy Hulette hates his ghetto Brooklyn neighborhood. He’s content living with his beautiful mother, his loyal caring father, his little sister Greta. He enjoys playing stick ball with neighborhood friends then really perks up when he meets beautiful and interesting Stephanie Mandan from Starrett City. 

Tommy Hulette hates his ghetto Brooklyn neighborhood. He’s content living with his beautiful mother, his loyal caring father, his little sister Greta. He enjoys playing stick ball with neighborhood friends then really perks up when he meets beautiful and interesting Stephanie Mandan from Starrett City.

But Tommy’s world is shattered forever. His mother becomes terribly unhappy and commits suicide. Things go downhill completely when his father decides he needs time to cope with the tragedy, sending Tommy and his sister to live with a brother Tommy never heard about. He promises that it will be for a short spell until he can come back for them. 

He doesn’t and it doesn’t take long for Tommy to discover how this brother hates him and has since birth. He wants to punish Tommy for events occurred long before Tommy was born.Then it gets worse as he wants Tommy to end his life just like his mother…and to this Tommy is pushed and pushed and pushed.

Pushed to the limit, and with no one to turn to, Tommy takes solace in his sister’s company and letters he receives from Stephanie. Will he be able to cling to life, and not succumb like his mother?Read More »

Blog Tour | Review ― In The Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales

It’s only after I finished the third story that I realised I might have run into a problem: My thoughts regarding the past three stories are all different so how am I going to go about rating this anthology?


In The Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales
by Stephen Clements, Nicole Crucial, Mike Hays, Sharon Hughson, Marti Johnson, Elle O’Neill, Lora Palmer, Christina Raus
, Laureen Cantwell (editor), Georgia McBride (editor)

Genre: Young Adult, Retelling, Anthology

Publication Date: 25 October 2016

Links: Goodreads | Book DepositoryAmazon | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Chapters

In the Beginning (Oct. 25, 2016) – Eight authors come together to build a powerful collection of dark young adult short stories inspired by the mysteries, faith, and darkness found within the Bible. Old Testament and New Testament, iconic and obscure figures alike are illuminated, explored, and re-envisioned throughout this charity anthology from Month9Books.

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