6 Minutes Wrestling with life

Genre : Motivational , Inspiring , Memoir , Life

Author : John A Passaro

Book Review 

Okaaay , so this book’s pretty cool.

This book follows the trials and tribulations of a family . The way they triumph and chronicles their journey .

It reminds us of how life can be turned awry without the slightest of warnings , the frailities of life and the unending will to battle against all odds .

It exhorts us to do what we want to now , and as the blurb/synopsis states , takes you on a ride and makes you smile and cry . 

So what’re ya waitin’ for ?

The little quotes at the top were pretty sweet too .

Rating : 4/5 

(I received a digital copy of the book from the author (who found me through IndieView) in return for an honest review )

Spellbound 

Once in a while, you come across a book. 

A book that gives you goosebumps. 

A book that you cherish beyond measure. 

A book that’s different from the rest. 

Something that puts your indifference to the test. 

That leaves you spell bound. 

That’s Words of Radiance  by Brandon Sanderson and Lord of the Rings by J. R. R Tolkien. 

What are your soulful books? 

Please lemme know below :’) 

Inevitable Ascension

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Genre: Suspense , Adventure , Fiction , Action

Synopsis

The innocent never waver from doing what’s right, even if it means drowning the world in fire.

Violina had been burned and betrayed by mankind ever since she sprang into existence. They named her a heretic and condemned her to a pit to live and die in agony. Though she sat stranded, starved and bloodied, she would not submit. Violina, the girl who had been mocked and hunted for rejecting the warped ideals of artificial authority, would lay down her own law.

Inevitable Ascension — The rapid-fire action/adventure novel packed with a host of twists that will make your mind explode! But not literally, otherwise that would be really gross

My Review

I received a (digital)  copy of this book from the authors in return for a honest review 🙂 . (They found my blog through IndieView )

I was totally interested from the start . Reading that synopsis , haha .

It was pretty adventure and adrenaline filled .  A bit too much xDbiker-384178_1920.jpg

Psst , It even has some time travel thrown in *.*

I didn’t like a few parts but all in all , it was pretty good 🙂 . I’m glad I’m still in one piece  😉

It was a nice read! 

Overall Rating : 3.5/5 🙂

Give it a try guys .

Skysail – The Apotheosis Break

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Genre : Adventure , Action , Fiction

Synopsis

The life of an airshipman is violent and short, but every sailor still breathing in the clouds has a tale of Anton Mikhailovich.

Vasili, his fourteen year old son, never knew the man. The swashbuckling captain died mysteriously when the boy was five, leaving only tall tales and long shadows. His father’s remembrance ever looming, Vasili wants to leave his tiny frontier village and become a skysailing legend of his own accord.

A charismatic traveler arrives on an airship, a bishop with robes as worn as his smile. He comes to convey a funerary Telling of Anton some nine years overdue. Late but still timely, the traveler hints that his vessel may be looking for a new deckhand. He could put in a good word for the son of Anton.

The twinkling lights of home disappear over the horizon and the boy begins his own adventure, starting his own tale as he learns the truth of his father’s.

But the world and its skies are nothing like Vasili’s books. The serendipitous airship is the famed Apotheosis Break, Anton’s old ship, filled with beguiling shard hunters now at the end of their rope. They have already lost good men looking for Vasili. They may still lose everything seeking the forgotten legacy of Captain Mikhailovich.

Vasili will learn that the memories you try to escape are the ones you will always carry with you. And if half of what his crew says is true, his father’s story was one of loss, betrayal, and madness. If Vasili is to survive in the skies he will have to be as clever as his father and twice as lucky. Otherwise a traveler will return home with a Telling of another Mikhailovich boy

Review 

I received a copy of this book from the authors in return for a honest review 🙂 . (They found my blog through IndieView )

I was intrigued by this , tbh .

It was fun filled and an adventurous venture . I really like Vasili 🙂

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It was an exciting ride into a new world :’) . (And that’s what fantastic about fantasy if ya ask me )

This is a pretty nice start !!

The illustrations and the cover were cool and the plot was enjoyable .

I’m pretty stoked for the next one .

Overall Rating 

3.5/5

Give it a try y’all

The Mine

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Genre : Fiction ,Time Travel , History ,  Romance

Synopsis

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

My Review

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a honest review 🙂 . (Who found my blog through IndieView )

Time Travel Books are amazing . I’ve always been drawn to em . After all it is a pretty fascinating genre . Hey , c’mon who doesn’t like a good ol’ time travellin’ adventure !

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Okay , so I was pleasantly surprised by this book , haha . It was a pretty good read . I don’t normally read Romance genre a lot but this was kinda nice .

Joel was pretty like-able and his exploits were intriguing .

Some pretty nice friendships were formed :’)

Overall Rating

4/5

I’d recommend everyone to give it a try 🙂

Cluster Phuk

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Author : J.P Wolfe

Genre : Fiction , Detective , Mystery , Adventure ..

Synopsis

In the small town of Punta Gorda, Florida, young Bobby Weeks messes around in his dad’s stuff and finds an old fireman game. He takes it but plans to return it later, not knowing that he’s just set a plot in motion that could get him and his whole family killed. Soon, some thugs called Dog and Jug come knocking, and the trouble begins.

Detective Gill Phuk and his partner Hattie Shanks are the top detectives of their division, not that there’s often much to do in their quiet community. When things start to go a bit haywire, they’re called in to investigate. They’re used to dealing with a colorful mix of characters, but when a multiple murder occurs, it’s all hands on deck.

Bobby never could have guessed a silly game could cause so much destruction, but he also probably didn’t know his dad, Bill, was designing a search engine for the military. Phuk and Shanks have trouble of their own dealing with a notorious criminal known as the “Commander.” Thugs and suspicious beauties run amok in this small historic town as two tough detectives try to solve a mystery, stop a crime, and save the day.

My Review 

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a honest review 🙂 . (Who found my blog through IndieView )

Okay , first off I love detective novels .

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So I was really looking forward to this one , no kidding . The backdrop was nice . The setting was cool too . And the names got me intrigued from the first , haha . Phuk and Shanks eh ? Lets jump right in .

It was a lil hard to get into at the beginning (I wasn’t a huge fan of the writing style)  but ultimately , it was an overall pretty nice read 🙂

Some parts weren’t that perfectly executed I  felt but that being said, A few moments had me going

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And that’s pretty cool imo 😉 . So the author does a pretty good job for his debut  !

Overall Rating

3/5

(Maybe I’m being too critical here, maybe not  :3)

I’d recommend everyone to give it a try 🙂

 

December TBR – Part one in an infinitely long series !

In Search of Lost Time #1Swann’s WayMarcel Proust

I’ve always wanted to read this . I’ve heard a lot about Proust’s work and have been meaning to give it a try for a long while

The Hammer Of ThorRick Riordan 

I’m a huuuge Uncle Rick fan and I really liked the first book , so I’m fired up for this one .

Ulysses by James Joyce 

I’ve read Odyssey by Homer , I’m intrigued about this modern parallel .

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky .

Again this is considered to be classic . I’m finding rave reviews everywhere ;3 . Lets see how it plays out

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Well , well what can ya say , YA , paranormal , fantasy and an interesting premise . Enough to get me hooked any day.

The Alchemyst by Micheal Scott .

This one sounds fun . Nicholas Flamel . Ancient History . Chase . John Dee .

*Whoopie*

Penelopaid by Margaret Atwood

I’m a huge fan of mythological fiction , legends (Arthurian , Troy etc . Try me ) , historical fantasy and re-tellings .As you might have figured , *Wink* . A new take on the old classic. Lets see if its smooth enough . High hopes .

The King Must Die by Mary Renault 

As aforementioned , right up my alley .

The Fire Thief by Terry Deary 

And to finish The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas 😛 . I’m in the third book rn.

That’s for starters 🙂

A lot more are left .

What’s your TBR ?

Do lemme know .Any recs ?

Of Demons and Humans

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What makes us human ?

If lurking beneath every heart , there lies a demon crouching ,

Then is the converse true too ?

(For a Demon)

In a nook unbeknownst to unseeing eyes ,

Does a human heart reside ?

*Naruto Season 1 Spoilers Ahead*

Zabuza Momochi , basically supposed to be a dread heartless villain wanted to be placed next to Haku when he was dying .

He literally cried on hearing Naruto Speak .

Not only that , most of the Naruto villains/villain sidekicks have moving backstories .

Basically almost all of the Power Ranger villains have had a soft spot .

Vegeta started out as a ruthless villain who had absolute disregard for others’ life. Look at where he is now . An epitome of a hero-Saiyan

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Er Sorry , I couldn’t resist posting these vegetables . No Carrot tho sadly ^ 😉  . If ya geddit

*And no , I’m not off my rocker *

Team Rocket , a “villainous” team helped Ash a lot of times sometimes even rooting for him

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But you say , hey they’re just non-existent characters from TV shows .

They’re more than that .

However

I’m not saying all villains have some “good” left in them .

I can’t help but wonder .

If no one is born evil

If its experiences that mar .

Can experiences also heal ?

What do you guys think lemme know in the comments beloww :

 

Time Riders #1

Book Review :

Genre : Fiction , Fantasy , Time Travel , Young Adult , Adventure 

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SYNOPSIS :
Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912.
Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.
Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026.

Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, ‘Take my hand …’

But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren’t rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose—to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past. That’s why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world…

My Review :

Honestly I hadn’t heard much about this one save for a vague familiarity with the author’s name (This was because of Simon Scarrow on hindsight – who happens to be the author’s brother) and an intriguing synopsis .

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I love Time Travel :’) . The idea of going back and forth timelines , having a chance to actually visualize/alter some of the greatest events in history and more over – your own life is an amazing possibility which has held sway over many a writer for a pretty long while.

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Coming back to the review , this book was amazing . Period .

And far exceeded my expectations . It was Outstanding .

I know , I know . This isn’t a NEWT :3

From Liam , Maddy and Sal’s Backstory to their bond as a team eventually becoming Time Riders and their joint effort , the author takes us on  a roller coaster ride of history , time travel , friendship and paradoxes …

To stop a shady character from changing the prescribed course of time , Hard sacrifices and unflinching efforts must be made .

Its a pretty interesting start for the series .

BEST CHARACTER

Liam O’Connor

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He’s wacky , funny , loyal and provides for an immensely enjoyable read . (Foster is not far quite behind)

 

OVERALL RATING

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This is a pretty fun ride if you like anything related to Time Travel or adventure .

So what are ya waiting for ?

What did you guys think ?

Lemme know below .

The Bane of “Bystander effect”

The bystander effect, or bystander apathy, is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders. In other words, the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help. Several variables help to explain why the bystander effect occurs. These variables include: ambiguity, cohesiveness and diffusion of responsibility.

From Bystander effect (Wikipedia)

Its disheartening to see people ignoring others in distress , turning a blind face oblivious to what’s going on around them and carry on .

Everyone thinks that someone will take the initiative .

That someone will be willing .

In the end , no one turns up .

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Sometimes we even become bystanders in our own lives .

We walk by feeling encumbered , thinking that somehow , sometime , something will happen

Actions speak louder than words , they say .

Time to prove that .

We’re all humans . More than that we’re all sentient beings .

Fraternity is just a word if you don’t believe in it .

If you do , its a way of life , A feeling that encompasses brotherhood and makes you understand that no matter what , you aren’t alone .

We’re all specks of dust in this universe playing the game of life for a relatively *very* small time .

Why don’t we make the most of it ?

In my honest opinion , people should start helping out instead of standing still and stop believing in crowd mentality.

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The time people start doing that ,

We won’t need Super-heroes anymore.