Arranged Marriage : Stories – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

This was a Palampur Book Club ( Bookopia) Read This collection of short stories by Chitra Banerjee is above all a cautionary tale about the various things that are bound to go wrong when one is pushed into an arranged marriage. While almost every story she talks about is set in an era when most women looked forward to getting married as the ultimate goal … Continue reading Arranged Marriage : Stories – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) – Tomi Adeyemi

Genre : YA, Fantasy Book Cover : 4**** Rating : 3 *** The Children of Blood and Bone is another book that has been on my reading list for quite some time now, what with all the publicity and the glowing recommendations. And as always I was apprehensive about picking up another YA novel with so much baggage and with expectations running sky high.  But … Continue reading The Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) – Tomi Adeyemi

Bring Me Back – B. A. Paris

Many thanks to NetGalley for forwarding an ARC in exchange of an honest review Genre : Thriller Book Cover : ***** Rating : ***1/2 ‘Bring me back’ caught my attention first because of that vibrant cover. It was surprisingly eye-catching for a non-fantasy book and very appealing with the splashes of yellow and black and purple. It is only when one looks more closely that … Continue reading Bring Me Back – B. A. Paris

Folk – Zoe Gilbert

Genre – Fantasy / Magic Realism Book Cover –  5 ***** Rating – 5 ***** Once again Bloomsbury manages to produce a cover design that conveys the essence and whimsy of the tale within with absolute brilliance. It is reminiscent of old Russian folktale art with its climbing, thorny vines, dark red flowers set against a black background, pretty birds with beaks dipped in blood … Continue reading Folk – Zoe Gilbert

The White Cottage Mystery – Margery Allingham

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review  The  very name White Cottage Mystery invokes an image of beautiful rural England, redolent with butlers and housekeepers flitting around huge Victorian mansions. While this book is set a little towards the fag end of that era, it still manages to remain true to the atmosphere of a true British mystery with its … Continue reading The White Cottage Mystery – Margery Allingham

Tell Tale – Jeffrey Archer

At the release of  ‘Only time will Tell’ in 2013 in Bangalore, while everyone else was bursting with questions about the Clifton Chronicles, the only one that I was worried about was whether the author  would pen another short story collection in the middle of the series or finish the entire set before setting his mind to it. When he increased the number of the … Continue reading Tell Tale – Jeffrey Archer