American Gods

American Gods (American Gods #1) by Neil Gaiman (2001)

American Gods

Fiction | Paranormal | (TV-MA)

DNF

Blurb:

“Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Continue reading

Children of Daedala

Children of Daedala (Children of Icarus #2) by Caighlan Smith (2018)
-eARC Review-

Children of Daedala

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy/Mythology | Horror
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old ‘friend’ and going against everything she’s been taught to survive. You know the labyrinth will have yet more horrors lurking in its depths. You’ve learned few people can be trusted. But freedom is tantalizingly close. Are you ready to take the risk?”
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Expected Publication Date: April 1, 2018
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A Bhikku’s Tale | (book roulette)

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I am an avid reader and a dedicated book blogger but sometimes I get requests from authors to review their books and unfortunately I just don’t have the time in my busy schedule and/or perhaps it’s just not quite my thing. So every once in a while instead of reading/reviewing their book, I’ll agree to put together a little post to help pass along the word in case any of you readers out there will find it interesting. This time it seems the book roulette has landed on a mythology-inspired tale. It sounds strange yet unique and maybe it’ll interest some of you. Here we go…  Continue reading

Champions: At Fire’s End

Champions: At Fire’s End (Champions #1) by Charlotte Jain (2015)
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Champions At Fire's End

YA Fiction | Fantasy | Mythology
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Seventeen-year-old best friends, April and Kyle, are thrown into the final battle of the Titan and Olympian war. Locked into an endless struggle, the Immortals have finally reached a solution – bestow mortal Champions with control over the elements to wage their final campaign.  Continue reading

The Star-Touched Queen

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (2016)

The Star-Touched Queen

YA Fiction | Fantasy | Mythology | Romance4.5 starsBlurb:

“Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: Continue reading

Children of Icarus

Children of Icarus (Children of Icarus #1) by Caighlan Smith (2016)
-eARC Review-

Children of Icarus

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy/Mythology | Horror4 StarsBlurb:

“It’s Clara who’s desperate to enter the labyrinth and it’s Clara who’s bright, strong, and fearless enough to take on any challenge. It’s no surprise when she’s chosen. But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow. Together they enter. Within minutes, they are torn apart forever. Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end.”
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Cruel Beauty

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (2014)

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YA Fiction | Romance | Paranormal
2.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to Continue reading