The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

A Funny, Unimaginable and Chuklesome Story Author- Balli Kaur Jaswal Genre- Fiction (Comedy) Pages- 312 ‘The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters’ by Balli Kaur Jaswal is a funny and whimsical story of three British-born Punjabi girls sent off for a pilgrimage to India. The ever-so-serious Rajni, the peacemaker Shirina and the impulsive Jasmeen were…

Pan’s Labyrinth

A Fairy Tale For Adults Authors- Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke Genre- Fantasy Pages- 296 “You are getting older, and you’ll see that life isn’t like your fairy tales. The World is a cruel place. And you’ll learn that, even if it hurts.” This book is a movie adaptation of one of the most stunning…

The Good Thieves

Stirring, Rip-Roaring and a Thrilling Adventure Story Author- Katherine Rundell Genre- Fiction(Adventure) Pages- 272 Vita Marlowe, a middle grade kid, arrives in New York City with a task in hand. Her beloved Grandpa was cheated out of his ancestral home by a wicked man named Sorrotore. Vita was hell bent on stealing back what was…

Circus Folk And Village Freaks

Some Twisted and Bizarre Tales Poetess- Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal Genre- Poetry Pages- 156 You have been to circus. You have seen clowns. But have you ever wondered what lies behind their jolly faces? Sanyal’s ‘Circus Folk And Village Freaks’ narrates 18 twisted tales of circus people and village folks, written in the form of lyrical…

Mostly White

Brutal and a Powerful Tale Author- Alison Hart Genre- Fiction Pages- 174 Generation after generation, the members of a mixed raced family, goes through unexplainable trauma and brutal treatment in the American society. Set in Maine, in the early 1890’s to 1980’s, Alison Hart’s ‘Mostly White’ narrates the lives of four generations of mixed race…

Narasimha

An Epic Tale Of Revenge Author- Kevin Missal Genre- Mythological Fiction Pages- 320 Narasimha, the brave fighter and warrior, escapes a battle and takes a hide out in a small village and lies low as a physician. But, a familiar face from his past comes seeking his help to defend their kind against the Asuras….

A Court Of Wings And Ruin

A Magical Kingdom of the Immortals Author- Sarah J Mass Genre- YA Fantasy Pages- 699 (Review contains spoilers) Feyre is at the Spring Court, playing the perfect role of Tamlin’s lover. She is there with a purpose to destroy everything that Tamlin has and to gather information about the evil king’s movements. As we discovered…

The Children Of Destruction

Magic and Supernatural beings Author- Kuber Kaushik Genre- Fiction (Fantasy) Pages- 304 Let’s start with what I expect when I read a children’s fantasy book- Good narration, well developed characters, less characters, easy language, no multiple plotlines. And this book lacked all of it. The author tried to do too much with the book and…

Red Card

One Team, One Game, One Chance Author- Kautuk Srivastava Genre- Fiction (YA) Pages- 334 Four teenage boys sits glued to the TV, watching the last match of Zinedine Zidane’s career. As the referee raises a flashing red card in the air, the four boys drops their jaw in utter bewilderment. Among the four boys was…

Astra

The Quest For Starsong Author- Aditya Mukherjee and Arnav Mukherjee Genre- Fiction (fantasy) Pages- 223 The world should burn… burn like a star! Set in ancient India, this book narrates a wondrous journey of a boy, who is destined to change the destiny of the world itself. ‘Astra- The Quest for Starsong’, authored by Aditya…