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Review: Exiled to Freedom

Title: Exiled to Freedom

Author: S.G.D. Singh

Date of Publication: April 25th, 2018

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Goodreads Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Joti lives a peaceful life on her ancestral farm in Punjab, far from political turmoil, foreign wars, and the struggle for independence. Then, in the summer of 1947, her country is suddenly partitioned to create two sovereign nations—Pakistan and India.

Punjab erupts into a shattered land of nightmares, torn apart by death and destruction. Before the violence subsides, millions of people will have lost their lives and Joti will be one of the countless refugees struggling to survive one of the greatest human tragedies of the modern era.

In the summer of 2018, seventeen-year-old Priya travels from her home in New York City to her great-grandmother’s farm in Punjab. As she searches for meaning in the materialistic and shallow existences of her American family, she becomes determined to uncover the mysteries of the past and heal her family’s wounds left too long unattended. Priya soon finds herself on an adventure of discovery, learning what it is to love and what it means to know true peace.

My Review:

I am so incredibly picky with contemporary! Normally I like quirky reads because I hate getting emotional about real things but I’ve loved the author’s other books, so I was like, let me test the waters here! And I was not disappointed!

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However this contemporary was cool because it had some historical stuff! We get two POVs—one present day and the other one going back to history. I loved both Priya and Biji! Priya really grows as a character as you read from her perspective from beginning until end. And Biji, I wanted to hug and bring her home with me!

This book is touching, emotional, with gorgeous writing and world building that takes you straight to India. I’ve always wanted to go there and now I want to even more. I highly recommend this one!

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Review: Dracula Retold

Title: Dracula Retold

Author: S.G.D. Singh

Date of Publication: February 1st, 2019

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Goodreads Summary:

Inspired by E. Nesbit’s Shakespeare Stories and the BBC’s The Musketeers, S.G.D. Singh’s Dracula Retold takes Bram Stoker’s captivating tale of an un-dead Count and those brave enough to challenge him, and brings it into the twenty-first century. Discover the world’s favorite vampire, whose fame has endured for more than a century and influenced countless films, novels, and art across the globe—or rediscover a favorite classic and fall under the spell of this mesmerizing adventure all over again.

DRACULA RETOLD: A young lawyer travels to Transylvania, where he begins to doubt his own sanity and unwittingly helps to unleash an ancient evil across the sea and onto the teeming streets of London. A beloved and beautiful woman suffers from a puzzling illness, her blood mysteriously drained with each passing day. And a group of improbable heroes gather to hunt a vampire. Can they destroy the creature before it’s too late for us all?

My Review:

Dracula has always been an intriguing character, hasn’t he? Drink blood to live? Definitely interesting! As soon as I saw this cover, I knew I was down! Throw all my money at that miraculous sight!

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I really loved how the story was told through journals, emails, etc. I’ve never read the original book, but I think I may need to now! I’m usually more of a vampire movie person, but I was sucked into this world and these characters! The bond between these people and how they sacrificed themselves with selflessness to help one another was amazing!

My favorite part would have to be at the beginning when Jonathan first encounters Dracula and all the lovely and creepy descriptions that came with it. From there, things get super interesting for the remainder of the book! Absolutely adored this one and the beautiful writing!

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Review: Descent

Review: Descent

Author: S.G.D. Singh

Date of Publication: October 7th, 2016

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Goodreads:

The Infernal Guard: Descent rejoins our heroes eight months after the events of Emergence. Asha and her fellow trainees gather at Central Headquarters, located in North America’s western desert, to celebrate their graduation and receive their postings as full-fledged Infernal Guard members. But the time for celebrations are cut short when Asha confirms her long-held suspicion: The Prophecy, which foretold the birth of a Seer with the power to bring lasting peace to our realm, never meant her. She is not The One The Guard have been waiting for so many years. While hunting Underworlders in Las Vegas, Asha and her team come across a homeless civilian named Jax. Asha immediately realizes the mysterious girl is critical to their survival, and insists Jax accompany them despite her team’s protests and the civilian’s terror. Now, as the forces of darkness unite to capture their foretold Savior, Asha must lead a rescue team of her beloved friends into the Underworld on the mission of their lives. Because if they fail, hope dies with them.

My Review:

I liked this book even better than the first one! I love when that happens. The author has created some amazing characters in a unique world.

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It’s fast paced and packed with mystery and emotion and just a whole lot of fun. I seriously loved the addition of the new characters and getting to know each and everyone more. The dialogue was so good too, especially when it gets snarky. Snarky owns my life!

Let’s talk about the twists! Yea, there are some good ones and the writing is so well done! I can’t wait to read book three next because that ending!

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