Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy

Hell! No Saints In Paradise – A.K. Asif #BookReview 

This year has been a year of many 'reading' firsts. My first slipstream fiction book- 11.22.63 by Stephen King, my first review copy- Served With Love by Priyanka Menon, and now, my first Urban Fantasy fiction read- Hell! No Saints in Paradise by A.K. Asif. I may also add that this is the first book I've read… Continue reading Hell! No Saints In Paradise – A.K. Asif #BookReview 

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Humour, YA Fiction

Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney #BookReview

Clara Voyant will be published by Penguin Random House Canada on 15 May 2018, but I can already "predict" that this book will be a really popular YA fiction read. The plot of the book goes like this: Clara and her mother, Gaby, are currently residing in the most weird-coolest places, Kensington Market. Kensington Market is a haven for the free spirits, and also for people like Gaby who wish to "follow their bliss". Clara's grandmother has shifted to Florida, and hence Clara's only connection to a sane relative has gone for a toss.  She starts her middle school year by joining the school newspaper team, Gazette, in order to sharpen her investigative journalistic skills. The Editor, Wesley is the most ambitious girl you'll ever meet. Her plans for the newspaper are designed in a way that will ultimately get her into the best journalism school in the area. And amidst this ambitious drive, Clara gets assigned the most boring task ever - writing horoscopes for the fortnightly newspaper.  What happens next? Clara's 'randomly-put-together' and 'non-scientific' horoscopes actually start becoming true. Now, Clara is a middle school sensation! However, Clara's journalistic and astrological skills are soon put to the test when a mystery unravels in her middle school. Can Clara predict the future and save the day?

Fiction, Indian Fiction, Short stories

Paper Boats in Puddles by Priya Velayudhan #BookReview

Paper boats. The little vehicles we use to drown in our childhood fantasies. The inexpensive mode of travel which can take us to many places, yet bring us back home in time for dinner.  I equate "Paper Boats In Puddles" by Priya Velayudhan to a paper boat. One short story will take you down a memory lane, or should I say 'river', of your past. Another will take you into your supposed sea of the future. Maybe another will take you from narrow stream to big ocean and widen your perspective about things you didn't seem to care for before. Or maybe, a story will caress your heart and make you want more, just like the waves hit the sea shore. "Paper Boats in Puddles" by Priya Velayudhan is a debut collection of 33 short stories. And I must say, I am quite impressed with the depth and thought that each of these stories have. 

Comedy, Humour, Indian Fiction, Romance Fiction

#HilariousReads : When Opposites Meet by Sachin Garg 

You are, I am sure, acquainted with these clichéd thoughts about love: Opposites attract. You'll find love in the most unlikeliest of places. Love will change you for the better.  "When Opposites Meet" by Sachin Garg is a book that celebrates these clichéd thoughts about love, in the form of three completely un-cliched stories. And I, for once, was totally comfortable reading a Rom-Com fiction novel.

Indian Fiction, Romance Fiction

Flying Without Wings by Rishabh Puri #BookReview

Flying Without Wings by Rishabh Puri is a story about Milli Bajwa and Karan Singhania, a classic tale of a rich boy falls in love with poor girl story.  Milli Bajwa works in the duty free shop at Chandigarh Airport. Karan Singhania is born and brought up into a rich family of a business tycoon. What brings them together is their common need for falling in love with someone's personality, and not their looks. Both of them wish to find a life partner who speaks not only to them, but directly to their mind. Continue reading for the in-depth review.

History, Non-Fiction

Battling Injustice: 16 Women Nobel Peace Laureates by Supriya Vani #BookReview

What if I told you that there were 16 women who graced this earth with their beautiful personas, their dedication to a cause as high as a mountain peak, their willingness to sacrifice everything which could shake the earth, their resilience to personal tragedies which made them formidable, their hearts of gold which shines out to their near and dear ones and the world alike?  "Battling Injustices: 16 Women Nobel Peace Laureates" by Supriya Vani is a book that brings the stories of these 16 women to light. Not only does it enlighten our minds to the possibility of doing more than what we do everyday, but it also shows us avenues where there still is a requirement of help and lack of peace. It teaches you to humble yourself and get to the ground level and get things done, not for yourself, but for the whole humanity at large.