Book Review: Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire

It is always the narrative that helps us remember certain life lessons better than the others and ‘Son of the Thundercloud’ is one such mesmerizing, tragic and comforting story. Pele, after losing his entire village including his wife and child, embarks on a journey without a destination in mind. On his way, he meets twoContinue reading “Book Review: Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire”

Book Review: Bhumika by Aditya Iyengar|A Feminist retelling of Sita

Bhumika, the queen who stood up for her people, removed gender biases in a male-dominated society and stood proud by her choices is a fiction rendition of the popular character ‘Sita’ from the epic ‘Ramayana’. Sita, in Valmiki’s ashram, is asked to watch a play performed on the eternal love story of Ram-Sita, a taleContinue reading “Book Review: Bhumika by Aditya Iyengar|A Feminist retelling of Sita”

Book Review: And the Ocean was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

Blurb (as on Goodreads): With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba’s pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth,Continue reading “Book Review: And the Ocean was Our Sky by Patrick Ness”

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik|A Rumpelstiltskin retelling featuring badass women|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas,Continue reading “Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik|A Rumpelstiltskin retelling featuring badass women|”

Book Review: HagSeed by Margaret Atwood|The Tempest Retelling|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Hag-Seed is a re-visiting of Shakespeare’s play of magic and illusion, The Tempest, and will be the fourth novel in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. The Tempest is set on a remote island full of strange noises and creatures. Here, Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, plots to restore the fortunes of his daughter MirandaContinue reading “Book Review: HagSeed by Margaret Atwood|The Tempest Retelling|”

e-ARC Review: The Ballad of Huck and Miguel by Tim DeRoche

Blurb (as on Goodreads): In this retelling of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today. Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father, Pap, Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is the Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel, an illegal immigrant who has beenContinue reading “e-ARC Review: The Ballad of Huck and Miguel by Tim DeRoche”

Book Review: Sir Blunder: A Bedtime Story for Big People by Walter Kerr

Sir Blunder: A Bedtime Story for Big People Author: Walter Kerr Publisher: Exoplanet Press Genre: Fantasy Blurb (as on Goodreads): In this witty fairy tale told in a wry, grandfatherly voice, a village waif, unwanted and alone, grows up to become the greatest knight of the era. With the help of the clever and strong-willed PrincessContinue reading “Book Review: Sir Blunder: A Bedtime Story for Big People by Walter Kerr”