The Haunted Boy

Astounding Miniature Stories Author- Carson McCullers Pages- 55 Penguin Modern Classics This volume is the 45th book in the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, consisting of three very exceptional and astounding stories written by Carson McCullers. ‘The Haunted Boy’ is a collection of three miniature stories- ‘The Haunted Boy’, ‘The Sojourner‘ and ‘A Domestic Dilemma’….

You Beneath Your Skin

Mystery, Suspense and Paranoia Author – Damyanti Biswas Genre- Fiction (Crime) Pages- 392 Anjali Morgan, a single mother with an autistic son, fled from America to Delhi, leaving behind her mother who never really loved her and only found faults in everything she did. Anjali is beautiful, she loved her face and hence too conscious…

Sea Prayer

A Letter from a father to son Author- Khaled Hosseini Genre- Memoire (Illustrated) Pages- 41 Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini is more of a memoire, in essence, a letter written from a father to his son. The story was inspired from the three year old Alan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean…

An interview with Anita Krishan

About the author: Born in Shimla in 1955, Anita Krishan spent the initial twenty-two years of her life in this pristine Himalayan town, earning her master’s degree in English literature from Himachal University, and moving on to a career of introducing delights of the language to her young learners. In her long tenure as an…

Ghosts of the Silent Hills

Stories based on true hauntings Author- Anita Krishan Genre- Short stories (Horror) Pages- 312 From the silent hills of Shimla, set in eerie British-era buildings in the middle of dense menacing forests, comes spine chilling tales of horror to make your nights a little scarier. Anita Krishan’s ‘Ghosts of the Silent Hills’ brings to us…

The Anarchists’ Club

A Leo Stanhope Case Author- Alex Reeve Genre- Fiction (crime) Pages- 370 “The Anarchists’ Club” by Alex Reeve is the second book in the Leo Stanhope detective series based on a historical crime fiction set in the Victorian era. Leo Stanhope, who was actually born as Charlotte ‘Lotie’ Pritchard to a father who he detached…

The Secret Of His Turquoise Eyes

A Gifted Eye that can see the Imperceivable Author- Praachi Verma Genre- Fiction (Sci-fi, suspense) Pages- 441 In the name of complex science, Praachi Verma’s ‘The Secret of his Turquoise Eyes’ produced nothing but irrational concept and ideologies. So you kinda guessed that I am highly disappointed with the book to begin my review as…

The Sleeper and the Spindle

A Reimagined Fairy Tale Author- Neil Gaiman Illustrator- Chris Riddell Genre- Fiction (Fantasy) Pages- 72 Someone who grew up reading and believing in fairy tales, this book was nothing less than a magical gift in true sense. Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sleeper and the Spindle’ is a reimagined fairytale, retelling a crossover of two of our…

City Of Ghosts

A Girl, a Ghost and an Adventure like no other Author- Victoria Schwab Genre- Middle Grade Pages- 304 The sole reason for picking up this book was it’s title and the amount of fangirling I have seen for Victoria Schwab all over Bookstagram. So, I wasn’t really expecting to be disappointed with this book. Victoria…

Murder at Moonlight Cafe & Other Stories

A Collection of Eleven Whimsical Tales Author- Ishavasyam Dash Genre- Short Stories Pages- 159 Dark, magical, mythological tales, each with an offbeat storyline, this book brings to us a collection of eleven whimsical short tales of varied genres. Ishavasyam Dash pens down some phenomenal short stories in her book ‘Murder at Moonlight Cafe & Other…