Ask Me No Questions – Shelley Noble

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review Genre : Historical Fiction, Mystery Book Cover : 4 **** Rating : 3.5 *** Dowager Countess Dunbridge, on a mission to start a whole new life for herself, disembarks off a ship on the American shores to be greeted with a bloodied corpse instead of the more conventional flowers and welcome band. Most … Continue reading Ask Me No Questions – Shelley Noble

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

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

American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Forever in pursuit of beautiful editions, I could not resist getting my hands on the latest special editions of the Neil Gaiman American Gods quartet on a teeny tiny discount on amazon. And boy, are they pretty? In the finest Neil Gaiman tradition, the jacket illustrations are compelling and eye-catching to say the least. The illustrations inside are dark and minimalist, and maybe ‘pretty’, which … Continue reading American Gods – Neil Gaiman