Book Review: The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight #1)

The Bear and The Nightingale Author: Katherine Arden Publisher: Del Rey Books Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fireContinue reading “Book Review: The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight #1)”

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang |Contains Spoilers|

The Vegetarian Author: Han Kang Translated by: Deborah Smith Publisher: Random House Genre: Contemporary Fiction Blurb (as on Amazon.in): Yeong Hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners, she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flat line of their marriage is interrupted whenContinue reading “Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang |Contains Spoilers|”

Book Review: Adventures in Farland by Moshank Relia

Adventures in Farland Author: Moshank Relia Publisher: Rumour Books India Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy Blurb (as on Goodreads): Mira Rawat has heard tales of Farland all her life from her mother, who has described the magical place of gnomes, fairies, mermaids and animals, and especially its wondrous festival, the New Moon Party. Now, Mira has beenContinue reading “Book Review: Adventures in Farland by Moshank Relia”

Book Review: Em and The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto

Em and The Big Hoom Author: Jerry Pinto Publisher: Aleph Book Company Genre: Contemporary Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): In a one-bedroom-hall-kitchen in Mahim, Bombay, through the last decades of the twentieth century, lived four love-battered Mendeses: mother, father, son and daughter. Between Em, the mother, driven frequently to hospital after her failed suicide attempts,Continue reading “Book Review: Em and The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto”

Book Review: Hell! No Saints in Paradise by A.K. Asif

Hell! No Saints in Paradise Author: A.K. Asif Publication: Harper Collins Genre: Fantasy, Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): 2050, New York. In the aftermath of a grueling spiritual cleansing quest, Ismael, a Pakistani-American student, enters into an alliance with spiritual beings who send him on a perilous journey of self-discovery. A non-believer, Ismael must returnContinue reading “Book Review: Hell! No Saints in Paradise by A.K. Asif”

Book Review: Ember Burning by Jennifer Alsever (Trinity Forest #1)

Ember Burning Author: Jennifer Alsever Publication: Sawatch Press Genre: Young Adult, Thriller Blurb (as on Goodreads): Senior year was supposed to be great–that’s what Ember’s friend Maddie promised at the beginning of the year. Instead, Ember TrouvE spends the year drifting in and out of life like a ghost, haunted by her parents’ recent, tragic death.Continue reading “Book Review: Ember Burning by Jennifer Alsever (Trinity Forest #1)”

Book Review: Harappa- Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai

Harappa: Curse of the Blood River Author: Vineet Bajpai Publisher: VB Performance LLP Genre: Historical Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): The story oscillates from history to mythology, from occult to religion, from exorcism to gunfights, from taantrics to warriors, from love to ambition. It knits 3,700 years, powerful ancient and modern-day characters and a nail-bitingContinue reading “Book Review: Harappa- Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai”

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” The Handmaid’s Tale Publisher: Vintage Classics Blurb (as on Goodreads): Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures insteadContinue reading “Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”