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Summer reads blog tour : week two

by on June 13, 2014

Let’s welcome Sam Dogra!

Hey everyone, this week it’s my turn to feature in Lisa’s Summer Reads Blog 2014! This summer, Lisa will be showcasing the top 5 favorite books of various authors, in the hopes of sharing hidden gems for new readers to get into.

My name is Sam. By day I’m a doctor, running around taking blood samples, saving lives and getting grilled by consultants. When I’m not on duty, I’m also the author of The Chronicles of Azaria Series.

It’s a YA Fantasy Romance with a slight twist. The first two books, The Binding and The Parting, are available on Amazon and Smashwords. If you’re looking for something outside the paranormal genre, I’d definitely recommend it (but I would say that, I wrote it!).

You can find out more about the series, including character artwork, book previews and more, by clicking on the following links:

Now, enough about me, here are my top five reads! As you might have guessed, I love fantasy, particularly Young Adult (YA). But what do I look for in a good book?

Well, it’s got to have memorable, well rounded characters. I want characters I like, but who aren’t perfect, and who are really put through their paces to earn their happy ending. The story’s got to be strong, too, with decent world-building and plot, and of course clear, succinct and flowing writing is the icing on the cake.

See if these books catch your fancy as they did mine!

Sam’s bookshelf: summer-reads-blog-2014

The Binding Stone
5 of 5 stars
This book blew me away! It’s been a long time since a story has had me this gripped, so well done to the author.STORY: We enter the life of the Djinni Leela, tricked into slavery along with her fellow Djinn by a man she loved. Now, awa…
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4 of 5 stars
The synopsis of this book attracted me, and I wasn’t disappointed with what I found. At first I was put off by the fact it was written in present tense, but you soon get used to it.Thorn is a well-written, character-driven fantasy that…
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4 of 5 stars
I first read this in its early stages, and found it amusing then. Having read the whole thing, I can honestly say it’s just as good.The story follows Nikki and her trials after an accident as she has to race against time to gather her …
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House of Silver Magic
4 of 5 stars
I was attracted to this book by its blurb and was in for a pleasant surprise. House of Silver Magic is an enchanting read, with delightful characters, strong plot and intriguing world building elements.STORY: We follow the tale of the …
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The Spirit Keeper
4 of 5 stars
I was slightly apprehensive about this title as the last book I read with native american themes was terrible. Thankfully this book was no disappointment! Well written with charming characters and a generally strong narrative, I’m glad …
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  1. I’m really enjoying these posts. Great idea.



  2. It’s all about offering something different for the summer, MTM>

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