Raavana’s Daughter: Nadishka Aloysius

GENRE: Fiction, Mythological fiction Rating: 4/5 I received this book as part of LibraryThing Member Giveaway. Of late, I have been surrounded by books on mythological fiction. I must admit, I have enjoyed them a lot. My reading has exposed me to characters and events that I have never known. The finer nuances of manyContinue reading “Raavana’s Daughter: Nadishka Aloysius”

Dear Jane: Marina Delvecchio

GENRE: Fiction, Urban Fiction, Realistic My Rating: 5/5 I have always been fond of classics since my childhood. My library reading time was spent devouring illustrated classics when I was young, and the unabridged versions as I grew older. In ninth grade we were asked by our English teacher to do a book review onContinue reading “Dear Jane: Marina Delvecchio”

Love, Amour, Amore: A Collection of Three Love Stories from Around the World : Kaya Quinsey

GENRE: Romance, Short Story, Fiction My Rating:5/5 I received this book as a member giveaway from LibraryThing. From page one I was completely engaged with the words. Kaya’s writing style is simple and yet she manages to capture your heart in her own subtle ways. Love, Amour, Amore, is not just a collection of loveContinue reading “Love, Amour, Amore: A Collection of Three Love Stories from Around the World : Kaya Quinsey”

The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up: Jacob M Appel

GENRE: Fiction, Satire My Rating:4/5 This book is a great satire of how most Americans found their lives changed post 9/11.The book makes some incredible points regarding patriotism, mob mentality, the media, its desire to overkill for increased TRPs and sensationalism. I loved that this book managed to be a fun and interesting read whileContinue reading “The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up: Jacob M Appel”

Prince Charming by Harma-Mae Smit

GENRE: Fantasy, Retelling, Short Stories, Romance My Rating: 4/5 I ask to be pardoned by all feminist readers to forgive my liking for this particular fairy tale. Unlike other tales, the female protagonist, Cinderella is not a damsel in distress. She is rather shown as a girl with lot of patience, endurance, positivism and aContinue reading “Prince Charming by Harma-Mae Smit”

Snow White and Rose Red: Brothers Grimm

Genre:¬†Classics, Fantasy, Fairy tale My rating: 4/5(kids), 2/5(Adults) Plot: An old widow had two daughters named Snow White and Rose Red. Both the sisters had completely contrasting personalities. Snow White was shy and gentle, whereas Rose Red was outgoing and gregarious. One day the two sisters and their mother let a big bear come toContinue reading “Snow White and Rose Red: Brothers Grimm”

Encounters of a Fat Bride: Samah Visaria

GENRE: Fiction, Chick lit, Indian literature My rating:4/5 We have labels for everything and everyone. Living in a highly materialistic times, we are always ready to put forward our best face. And by that I mean the best face that apps and edits can put together. When was the last time anyone of us postedContinue reading “Encounters of a Fat Bride: Samah Visaria”

Sabrina: Nick Drnaso

GENRE: Sequential Art, Graphic Novel, Fiction Rating:1/5 Having finished the Man Booker prize nominee and the first graphic novel to be listed, I was left befuddled. I started to collect my thoughts many times to make them into a cohesive whole. But I failed at my attempts. A multitude of emotions were running in myContinue reading “Sabrina: Nick Drnaso”

Be Your Own Pilot: Sqn Ldr.Manish Kumar

GENRE: Self help,Motivational Rating:3.5/5 GET OFF LIFE’S AUTOPILOT AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY… I am not a big fan of self-help or motivational books. Since rarely has any book in the genre affected me enough to bring about change. Yes people have been inspired by the likes of Robin Sharma and Rhonda Byrne. IContinue reading “Be Your Own Pilot: Sqn Ldr.Manish Kumar”

Dark Touch: Elle Lewis

Dark touch: GENRE: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Fiction Rating: 4/5 The first book in the trilogy is aptly titled as its a Dark Touch that sets the pins rolling, and in this case sets the story moving. Sloan Stolar works at a law firm in Washington, but its not a job she loves, rather its onlyContinue reading “Dark Touch: Elle Lewis”