Weekly Wrap-Up (24/8/’20) #WeekinReading #WeeklyWrapup

Hello readers! This week in terms of reading was great and it should be as I was sleeping in day time and reading whole night or watching series because of my daughter. Her sleeping cycle has changed, AGAIN, and it has disturbed my routine. She sleeps at around midnight and then wakes up at 3:00 a.m. and will stay up till morning 5 or 6 and today it was 7 a.m. I tried sleeping and let her play whole night but she wouldn’t let me so I read at night or watch series while she plays whole night until she feels tired enough to sleep again. We both sleep whole morning and wake up in noon at around 2 or 3 p.m. It’s the reason I’m not posting on my usual time or not paying enough attention to blog or social media so I’m sorry if I missed your post.

I watched all seasons of Lucifer including new episodes of fifth season released last week. I’m in love with this series. Another things is I’m packing our bags as we are moving to our hometown in first week of Sept. We are planning to settle there, buy a house, so I’ll be busy with house hunt and then wrap things here (we have to come back for moving furniture after giving notice to owner of this rent house) plus there might be cousin’s wedding in November that was cancelled in May because of COVID. I’m really excited and I hope to start new year in hour new home.

What I read last week-

The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

This was fun and entertaining Bollywood style romance with interesting characters. I liked Indian culture in book and I enjoyed banter between Layla and Sam over office and during dates. If you enjoy good banter romance I recommend this. My REVIEW.

The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

I finished this last night. I enjoyed story of three women and their path intersecting in Key West. I enjoyed reading story of these women and how their life changed. Historical aspect of 1935 Labor Day hurricane, Flagler’s train track and its destruction this hurricane, condition of WW I veterans, and government’s failure in taking care of these war hero was best and my favourite part in this book. Review will be up this week.

The Last Charm by Ella Allbright

This was bittersweet story of Leila and Jack. I loved the way it was told, not in flashbacks but Leila writing an email to Caitlin who found her charm bracelet recounting the story behind each charm, her and Jack’s story to convince her the bracelet was hers so she could finish the birthday treasure hunt Jack created, find the last charm and add it to bracelet. Everything was perfect in book except Leila, she was so frustrating, her development was too slow and late in book but still I enjoyed the story mostly because of Jack. He was amazing throughout the book. My review will be up tomorrow.

Next I’ll be Reading-

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

After reading so may glowing reviews on this I have high expectation for this. It sounds great and I’m excited to read it. I’m on blog tour for this book and my stop is on 4th a day before out flight to my hometown and that’s I’m starting this early.

Mohini: The Enchantress by Anuja Chandramouli

Elusive as a fragment of a beloved dream, she slipped in and out of the consciousness of the fortunate ones who had been either arbitrarily chosen or were part of the intricate cosmic design. These willingly allowed themselves to be bedevilled, consumed by a passion that would not be denied, existing only to serve her will, content to be moulded to suit the purposes of the most enchanting creature in all of creation – Mohini.

Distilled from the essence of Vishnu, Mohini, the Enchantress is a part of him and yet she revels in the autonomy and extraordinary powers of beauty, magic and enchantment that are hers to wield. Vivid and ephemeral, she is beloved and desired by all in existence. But she is elusive as the fragment of a forgotten dream, a tantalizing temptress, traipsing her way across the topsy – turvy realms of fable and myth. Her meandering path will see her in the thick of things as the Devas and Asuras churn the ocean of milk to get their hands on the nectar of immortality, blunder into a love triangle that will spark a bloody war, fulfil the last wish of a dead hero, melt into the arms of Mahadeva, the only one capable of enchanting the enchantress and become the mother of Shastha, who will serve as a beacon of hope for all who are considered oddities by a spiteful society that recognizes only two genders amongst the vast multitudes…

Set against the tumult and intrigue of a celestial quest for immortality, Anuja Chandramouli brings the extraordinary saga of Mohini to vivid life. Balancing delicately on the tightrope between mythology and reality, she takes the reader on a dizzying ride through the shifting sands of time, gender, love, and desire, deftly intertwining the threads of the past and the present, blurring the lines between fact and fiction while spinning a deliciously entertaining yarn for the ages.

This will be my 6th book by author. I love the way she writes Indian mythologies. I’m familiar with the name but I don’t know any story or myth of Mohini so, I’m curious to read her story.

Half Life by Lillian Clark

An overachiever enrolls in an experimental clone study to prove that two (of her own) heads are better than one in this fast-paced, near-future adventure that’s Black Mirror meets Becky Albertalli.

There aren’t enough hours in the day for Lucille–perfectionist, overachiever–to do everything she has to do, and there certainly aren’t enough hours to hang out with friends, fall in love, get in trouble–all the teenage things she knows she should want to be doing instead of preparing for a flawless future. So when she sees an ad for Life2: Do more. Be more, she’s intrigued.

The company is looking for beta testers to enroll in an experimental clone program, and in the aftermath of a series of disappointments, Lucille is feeling reckless enough to jump in. At first, it’s perfect: her clone, Lucy, is exactly what she needed to make her life manageable and have time for a social life. But it doesn’t take long for Lucy to become more Lucy and less Lucille, and Lucille is forced to stop looking at Lucy as a reflection and start seeing her as a window–a glimpse at someone else living her own life, but better. Lucy does what she really wants to, not what she thinks she should want to, and Lucille is left wondering how much she was even a part of the perfect life she’d constructed for herself. Lucille wanted Lucy to help her relationships with everyone else, but how can she do that without first rectifying her relationship with herself?

If my daughter is still not sleeping at night I guess I can manage to read this before month end. This is YA sci-fi, a story of Lucille who joins experimental clone program that makes her clone, Lucy. Isn’t it interesting?

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in comments what you read last week, what you are planning to read next, and if you have read any of these books.

Happy Reading!

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Hi, I'm Yesha, an Indian book blogger. Avid and eclectic reader who loves to read with a cup of tea. Not born reader but I don't think I’m going to stop reading books in this life. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”


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