Blog Tour | Excerpt ― Griffen by A.J. Blakemont (+ Giveaway)

griffen-2d-coverGriffen
by A.J. Blakemont

Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Dark Romantic Worlds

Publication Date: 6 February 2017

Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon CAN | Amazon UK

Summary:
“They are immortal, deadly, ruthless. I don’t belong to their dark underworld.

I won’t be a victim. Never again.”

She has nothing—not even a roof above her head. She has unimaginable powers, but these powers come at a price: she has to feed on the mental energy of human beings, killing them in the process.

Her name is Griffen and she is a newborn. She is a copy, a paranormal twin of a young woman, Letitia. Griffen is not the only one of her kind—there are others like her, living among humans or hiding underground. Romantics called them doppelgangers, ghostly twins, the harbingers of death. Scientists who know that they exist call them simulacra. They call themselves mirror souls. Who are they and what are their goals?

Lonely and desperate, hunted by her fellow mirror souls, Griffen hides in the London underground and preys on criminals. In this dark underworld, is there a place for compassion, for love?

In this action-packed paranormal thriller, dark fantasy author A. J. Blakemont will guide you on an epic journey through parallel realities toward a dramatic revelation.Read More »

Blog Tour | Review ― Grimm Woods by D. Melhoff

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


Grimm Woods 3d cover.pngGrimm Woods
by D. Melhoff

Genre: Thriller
Publication Date: 17 December 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Summary:
A remote summer camp becomes a lurid crime scene when the bodies of two teenagers are found in a bloody, real-life rendering of a classic Grimm’s fairy tale. Trapped in the wilderness, the remaining counsellors must follow a trail of dark children’s fables in order to outwit a psychopath and save the dwindling survivors before falling prey to their own gruesome endings.

Drawing on the grisly, uncensored details of history’s most famous fairy tales, Grimm Woods is a heart-pounding thriller about a deranged killer who uses traditional children’s stories as tropes in elaborate murders. Set against the backdrop of modern-day Michigan, it’s a journey through the mind of a dangerous zealot and a shocking glimpse into the bedtime stories you thought you knew.Read More »

Blog Tour | Review — What You Don’t Know by Elka Ray (+ Giveaway)

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


what-you-dont-know-2d-coverWhat You Don’t Know: Tales of Obsession, Mystery & Murder in Southeast Asia
by Elka Ray

Genre: Short Stories, Suspense

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Summary:
An American lawyer dreams of killing his trophy wife in Thailand. A Vietnamese soldier goes mad in a haunted forest. A bereaved mother’s trip to Cambodia ends in tragedy – or does it?

Take a spine-tingling journey from the jungles of Sumatra through Bangkok’s seedy bars to the seemingly sedate streets of Singapore. Your travelling companions are a slew of dark emotions – fear, grief, jealousy, greed, lust and revenge. And your destination? What you don’t know can hurt you.

With flashes of black humour and hard-to-forget characters, these ten stories shine light into the dark corners of Southeast Asia.Read More »

Release Event | Review ― The Devil’s Daughter by Katee Robert (+ Giveaway)

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


the-devils-daughter-2d-coverThe Devil’s Daughter
(Hidden Sin #1)
by Katee Robert

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Expected Release Date: 24 January 2017
Available Formats: Digital and Paperback
Print Length: 316 pages

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Summary:
Growing up in a small town isn’t easy, especially when you’re the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother’s followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can’t turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she’s going to have to return to the fold.

Sheriff Zach Owens isn’t comfortable putting Eden in danger, even if she is an elite agent. And he certainly wasn’t expecting to be so attracted to her. As calm and cool as she appears, he knows this can’t be a happy homecoming. Zach wants to protect her—from her mother, the cult, and the evil that lurks behind its locked gates. But Eden is his only key to the tight-lipped group, and she may just be closer to the killer than either one of them suspects…Read More »

Blog Tour | Audiobook Review ― Anomalies by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman (+ Giveaway)

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


Anomalies 2d cover.jpgAnomalies
by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publisher: SelectBooks

Expected Release Date: 9 February 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million | Select Books | Audible 

Summary:
In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything.

Keeva Tee just turned fifteen. All of her dreams are about to come true. She’s about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. One day they’ll have perfect kids and a perfect life. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, something weighs on her mind. She hears whispers about anomalies citizens who can’t be imprinted. No one knows what happens to them, but they never seem to come back.

When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality’s he is an anomaly. After imprinting, the people she loves change, and she starts to doubt everything she’s ever believed. What if freedom and individuality have been sacrificed for security? And what if the man who solves all the problems is the very man who’s created them and what if he isn’t a man at all?
 

When Keeva finds a warning carved under a bunk bed she begins to understand: nonconformity will be punished, dissent is not an option, insurgents will be destroyed.Read More »

Review ― Shadows of the Forest by Emma Michaels // in which I learn the cons of a vague book summary

That moment when your review for a book you only read 1/5 of is longer than reviews of  books you finished HAHAHAHAHA.

So, um, sorry for the lack of posts the past two weeks. Actually why am I even apologising? Probably none of you noticed my lack of activity on this blog. Heck even I myself didn’t notice it till I wrote my first review for this month (which was like three days ago??).

I feel like my reviews have changed slightly after my month-and-a-half long reading slump. Like I’m writing more about my feelings now instead of following the whole plot-characters-writing-etc format. Maybe I just have a lot of LEFTOVER ANGST from all those fanfics I’ve read the past month.

Almost didn’t want to put any purchase links on this review because I really didn’t like the book so why should I torture y’all and push for you to buy it?? But hey, if you wanna take the risk, go ahead. You may end up enjoying it, who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯Read More »

2016 in review // in which an egg looks back on her 2016 in terms of stats and makes some resolutions

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Ahhhh I’ve been so lazy lately. I’m taking at least a week to finish a book. I started watching Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru two days ago and I’m still on episode 2. I lazed about on my bed for almost four hours before deciding to get up and eat something. And I got a sudden spur of motivation when I went about tidying my room but now… I don’t wanna do anything but read fanfic or binge watch something.

Anyways, here’s the post that no one cares about but still seems essential to do―a 2016 wrap-up. Since I’m currently an egg, I’ll be using the survey that Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner has come up with. I also removed some questions coz I got lazy halfway through and my answers got progressively shorter haha… •-•Read More »