Category Archives: recommending

Bollywood and the Beast (Bollywood Confidential 03) by Suleikha Snyder

Originally posted on Love in the Margins. Synopsis: American-born ingénue Rakhee “Rocky” Varma knows a career in Bollywood is no fairy tale, but that truth hits home when her outspoken nature lands her in hot water with the media. Banished … Continue reading

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Night Whispers (ShadowLands 01) by Alisha Rai

Synopsis: Analyst James Bennett has spent the years since humankind fell victim to the Illness living underground. Part of an elite group of survivors determined to save their race, his only interaction with the blood-drinking Shadows roaming the Earth is … Continue reading

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The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister 03) by Courtney Milan

Synopsis: Sebastian Malheur is the most dangerous sort of rake: an educated one. When he’s not scandalizing ladies in the bedchamber, he’s outraging proper society with his scientific theories. He’s desired, reviled, acclaimed, and despised—and he laughs through it all. … Continue reading

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Argo: How the Hollywood did something right and then ruined it

Synopsis for the book: The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and held dozens of Americans hostage, sparking a 444-day ordeal and … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: A Soldier’s Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why) by Jean Johnson

Synopsis: Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier … Continue reading

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Movie review: No Country for Old Men by Ethan Cohen and Joel Cohen

Synopsis: In rural Texas, a Vietnam war vet, a welder and a recreational hunter, Llewelyn Moss, discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery … Continue reading

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Review: Highlander (The Rise of the Aztecs 01) by Zoe Saadia

Synopsis: Two ten-year-olds meet on the top of a sacred hill: Coyotl and Kuini. One is the son of a local ruler who’s just found out that his mother was made the First Wife and him – the heir apparent. … Continue reading

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Mies kylmästä: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (George Smiley 03) by John le Carré

Synopsis: In this classic, John le Carre’s third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carre … Continue reading

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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking 01) by Patrick Ness

Synopsis: Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee – whose thoughts … Continue reading

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Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Book info: Genre: paranormal thriller Target audience: adults Form: pdf e-book Synopsis:  The plot of this novel revolves around Charles Talent Manx, his enemy Vic (Victoria) McQueen and her family. Both Vic and Manx have the same gift – a … Continue reading

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