Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare |The Mortal Instrument #1|

City of Bones Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Walker Books Genre: Fantasy Blurb (as on Goodreads): When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the bodyContinue reading “Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare |The Mortal Instrument #1|”

Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: Bloomsbury Genre: Mythology Blurb (as on Goodreads): Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin through their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the mythsContinue reading “Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman”

Book Review: Wonder by R.J Palacio

Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Publisher: Knopf Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Blurb (as on Goodreads): I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.  August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, heContinue reading “Book Review: Wonder by R.J Palacio”

Book Review: A Tree with a Thousand Apples by Sanchit Gupta

A Tree with a Thousand Apples Author: Sanchit Gupta Publisher: Niyogi Books Genre: Thriller Blurb (as on Goodreads): If the criminal was once a saint and the saint was once a criminal, then who is a criminal and who is a saint? Inspired by true events, this riveting narrative traces the lives of Safeena Malik,Continue reading “Book Review: A Tree with a Thousand Apples by Sanchit Gupta”

Book Review: The Immortalist by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalist Author: Chloe Benjamin Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Genre: Historical Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): If you were told the date of your death, how would it shape your present? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claimsContinue reading “Book Review: The Immortalist by Chloe Benjamin”

Book Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The Language of Thorns Author: Leigh Bardugo Publisher: Imprint Genre: Fantasy, Short Stories Blurb (as on Goodreads): Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms andContinue reading “Book Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo”

Book Review: If I had to tell it Again by Gayatri Prabhu

If I had to Tell it Again Author: Gayatri Prabhu Publication: Harper Collins Genre: Memoir Blurb (as on Goodreads): From the aftermath of a death emerges this pioneering memoir of a daughter’s difficult love for a flawed, passionate, larger-than-life father. If I Had to Tell It Again is a tapestry of conflicting memories of clinicalContinue reading “Book Review: If I had to tell it Again by Gayatri Prabhu”

Book Review: The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat

The Nine-Chambered Heart Author: Janice Pariat Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Contemporary Fiction  Blurb (as on Goodreads): ‘You, though, are as beautiful as light splitting through glass.’ Nine characters recall their relationship with a young woman – the same woman – whom they have loved, or who has loved them. We piece her together, much asContinue reading “Book Review: The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat”

Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm Author: George Orwell Genre: Classic Blurb (as on Goodreads): As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half-century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. AsContinue reading “Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell”

Book Review: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

Ghachar Ghochar Author: Vivek Shanbhag Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Literary Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): A young man’s close-knit family is nearly destitute when his uncle founds a successful spice company, changing their fortunes overnight. As they move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house on the other side of Bangalore, and tryContinue reading “Book Review: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag”