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

Circe – Madeline Miller

Genre : Fantasy / Greek Mythology Book Cover : 5 ***** Rating : 3.5 *** This one is for the fans of Greek Mythology and for people like this reviewer whose closest association to the Greek Gods is through ‘the Little Mermaid’ – remember Ariel’s Father, the lord of the sea! He seemed alright – both morally and temperament wise. Why is that a surprise … Continue reading Circe – Madeline Miller

The Language of Thorns (Midnight tales and dangerous magic) – Leigh Bardugo

Getting your hands on a beautifully illustrated book is becoming more and more difficult nowadays. Besides the much-publicized Harry Potter illustrated series, there are hardly any illustrated books that receive their due share of attention. I have not read any of the books in the now famous Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo and it was by the sheerest chance that I came across … Continue reading The Language of Thorns (Midnight tales and dangerous magic) – Leigh Bardugo

The Dragon Round – Stephen S. Powers

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review This is one of those books about which I cannot quite make up my mind. While I did not love some parts, it cannot be written off that easily either. It has several points in its favour and several that are not. First of all, dragons! Major score. Usually very little is then required to … Continue reading The Dragon Round – Stephen S. Powers

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House India in exchange of an honest review Rick Riordan is primarily famous for his Percy Jackson books – now also a movie (or maybe two). But as true fans (like my brother) will tell you, the movie does not live up to the book. I have never read the Percy Jackson books, but I have … Continue reading Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley

Oh, Beautiful Book covers, so few and far between, As fleeting in the market as the decisions of an confused teen! After many days there is once again a beautiful book cover to gush about. After all, the title of the book has ‘watchmaker’ and ‘filigree’ in it. It would be pretty hard to get that wrong.  The watch peeps out of a cutout in … Continue reading The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley