GIVEAWAY: Signed Immortals of Meluha

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Review: Traitor’s Blade

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Review: Traitor’s BladeTraitor's Blade (Greatcoats, #1) by Sebastien de Castell
Series: Greatcoats #1
Published by Jo Fletcher Books on March 6th 2014
Genres: fantasy
Pages: 370
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed
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Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of Tristia, the Greatcoats are travelling Magisters upholding King’s Law. They are heroes. Or at least they were, until they stood aside while the Dukes took the kingdom, and impaled their King’s head on a spike.
Now Tristia is on the verge of collapse and the barbarians are sniffing at the borders. The Dukes bring chaos to the land, while the Greatcoats are scattered far and wide, reviled as traitors, their legendary coats in tatters.
All they have left are the promises they made to King Paelis, to carry out one final mission. But if they have any hope of fulfilling the King’s dream, the divided Greatcoats must reunite, or they will also have to stand aside as they watch their world burn…

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Film Review: Jazbaa

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Film Review: JazbaaJazbaa Genres: drama, crime
Format: Movie, Media
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Prominent criminal lawyer Anuradha Verma's daughter is abducted, and the abductor informs her that the only way she will ever see her daughter again is by defending a convicted felon, charged with brutally raping and murdering a young woman. The abductor watches Anuradha's every move, forces her to comply and orchestrates a perfect crime by outwitting the police. Anuradha's friend Yohan, a suspended policeman with disregard for old rules, is too tangled up in his own mess to help her. The prosecutor is a longtime rival who is determined to defeat Anuradha professionally. Anuradha has only seven days before the trial ends and race against time and corruption to save her daughter.

Cast: Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan

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Book Review: The Silent Wife

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Silent WifeThe Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Published by Headline on June 25th 2013
Genres: psychological, thriller
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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A chilling psychological thriller portraying the disintegration of a relationship down to the deadliest point when murdering your husband suddenly makes perfect sense.
Todd Gilbert and Jodie Brett are in a bad place in their relationship. They've been together for twenty-eight years, and with no children to worry about there has been little to disrupt their affluent Chicago lifestyle. But there has also been little to hold it together, and beneath the surface lie ever-widening cracks. HE is a committed cheater. SHE lives and breathes denial. HE exists in dual worlds. SHE likes to settle scores. HE decides to play for keeps. SHE has nothing left to lose. When it becomes clear that their precarious world could disintegrate at any moment, Jodie knows she stands to lose everything. It's only now she will discover just how much she's truly capable of...

This book is recommended for fans of Gone Girl and to an extent it satisfies the hole and has similarities enough but the book is not as strong as Gone Girl and fails to impress.

The story is told from the point of view of Jodi and Todd, the lovely husband and wife.

The Characters

Jodi

Jodi is too passive. There are limits.In Gone Girl either the main character made you want to feel sorry for her or you just hated her.Jodi really is the silent passive wife. The name isn’t a misnomer, It is too accurate a description of what the book is. You just want to go up-to the woman and scream ” DO SOMETHING. PLEASE JUST DO SOMETHING! Get angry for the love of god, woman.”

Todd

Todd oh Todd.A character that just , Words fail me.I think I’ll go with saying that Todd is a character that will reveal your dormant feminist tendencies.Every bad thing you EVER thought about cheaters has been culminated into this wonderful character.

The Book

There is so much psychology that is stuffed into this book that I feel like recommending it to my friends who’re studying it. I have a fondness for psychology so I didn’t really mind all the psychology in the book but there was A LOT of it.Sometimes it felt like I was reading a book that was giving me a crash course in psychology and not a thriller.

There is nothing much thrilling about this book.

But I couldn’t put the book down. I had this sick fascination with this book. I kept expecting someone to get murdered or some brilliant twist to come to light and even though the writing style was not that engrossing the hope made me hang on. The end was not satisfying nor did the twist make me forget all the problems I had with this book. The twist was just as unpredictable as the end to a point.

I just expected more from this book. Not in love with it.

Guest Movie Review: The Host

Guest Movie Review: The HostThe Host Genres: Romance
Format: Movie, Media
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Earth has been colonized by the Souls, an alien race that wipes out the minds of humans and turns their bodies into hosts for interstellar travelers. Most of mankind has been eradicated, but some, like Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) and her family, have survived and are hiding. Melanie is captured by a Seeker and has a Soul named Wanderer implanted in her body, but she refuses to relinquish control. When Wanderer betrays her people to save Melanie, the Seeker sets out in relentless pursuit.

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Episode Bite: How To Get Away with Murder (S02X01)

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Episode Bite: How To Get Away with Murder (S02X01)How To Get Away With Murder (HTGAWM): Season 2 Episode 1 Genres: drama, crime
Format: television, Media
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The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class “How to Get Away with Murder.” Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller.

Starring: Viola Davis | Billy Brown | Alfred Enoch | Jack Falahee | Katie Findlay | Aja Naomi King | Matt McGorry | Karla Souza | Charlie Weber | Liza Weil

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Guest Review: The Girl In The Spider’s Web + Giveaway

Guest Review: The Girl In The Spider’s Web + Giveaway

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Guest Review: The Girl In The Spider’s Web + GiveawayThe Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz, George Goulding
Series: Millennium #4
Published by Hachette India on August 27th 2015
Genres: crime, thriller
Pages: 437
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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The girl with the dragon tattoo is back: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in a continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.
Written by Swedish novelist and journalist David Lagercrantz, this much anticipated continuation to one of the best-loved crime series of the last decade will be published in Sweden as Det som inte dödar oss (What Doesn't Kill You).

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Review: The Good Person of Szechwan

Review: The Good Person of SzechwanThe Good Person Of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, John Willett, Ralph Manheim
Published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama on July 1st 2003
Genres: Classics
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
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Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1939-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil. In it, the gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence. They find Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute, and make her a gift that enables her to set up her own business. But her goodness brings ruin and she must disguise herself as a man in order to muster sufficient ruthlessness to survive.
Published in Methuen Drama's Modern Classics series, this edition features an introduction and extensive notes and textual variants.

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First blog post

Hey guys welcome to my new blog Writer and Tales. I’m still figuring out wordpress but I’m not new to the blogging scene. You might have heard of my site Young Reader. I review mostly young adult on that blog. I decided to start a new blog to publish my thoughts on reviews on all genres and different media. If you love YA , you should check out Young Reader as I’ll still post on that blog.