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First on Friday – TBR for March 2019

Hello, My Lovely Readers,

This is the first post under First on Friday for the year 2019. I couldn’t make this post earlier mainly because there were very few books which caught my fancy in the month of January and February. Adding to that I was a little busy with my travels and cataloguing them.

Read about my latest travels here

So, I decided that it would be best if I combine the books released in January and February and choose 4 of my favourites out of them.

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So, here I am with this post to share my choice of 4 books which I think can fill your weekends for the month of March. Let us have a look at them.

Keeping the best for the last, I start with-


I have heard a lot about the author Roshani Chokshi but it was recently when I started reading her book. Though I haven’t finished it yet I like her style and hence I look forward to reading this new release from her. Adding to that, the plot itself is very good whether one knows the author or not. Read the blurb and you will find out why…

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Book Cover of The Gilded Wolves


From the New York Times, bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes The Gilded Wolves, a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change—one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires…

No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.

It’s in 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood. 

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history—but only if they can stay alive.



I read ‘THE CRUEL PRINCE’ by Holly Black this winter. Though the book is good I was more intrigued by the ending. It was something out of the blue and took me by surprise. Honestly, I wasn’t very inclined to read the sequel when I was at the middle of ‘The Cruel Prince’ but after the unexpected ending… curiosity got the better of me.

So when the second book was out… nobody could make me say NO to it 🙂

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Book Cover of The Wicked King


You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.



Sophie Kinsella… The name is enough for me to read her book. I think I have said almost the same lines in some previous post of mine but it is what it is. She bowled me over when I had read her for the first time and she has never disappointed me since. She is one of the few authors whom I love to read in the Romance genre at any time.

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Book Cover of I Owe You One


 #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything.

Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” But since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will? It’s simply not in her nature to say no to people.

So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. Turns out the computer’s owner is an investment manager. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, Sebastian scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. But Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?

Then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. She wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. And Seb agrees until the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favours to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will, she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?



I have been waiting for this book from such a long time… Time from when I had read the second part of this trilogy. I can go on and on rambling about the characters, the setting, the story and all that which has fascinated me in this series. I still can’t get enough of it. The ‘Winternight’ comes to an end with this book. I have started reading this book and will soon write a review on it. So it is better that I control myself now and let my emotions flow in the review post. But before that, I must say… What a Book Cover!!! It is absolutely STUNNING!!!

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Book Cover of The Winter of the Witch


Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen.

Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos. Caught at the centre of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all.


With that, I have brought the 4 books which I have added to my TBR.

Are you planning to read any of these books?

What have you been reading these two months of January and February?

Are there some books which you would recommend me for reading?

Do write them in the comment section below.


Until then,

Written by Preeti


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