• Discussion Post

    sarc2020 starter kit; where you could begin

    A while back, I realised I was not reading as many South Asian stories as I would have liked. Maybe because growing up I couldn’t get my hands on many. The shelves of bookstores and libraries near me were filled with internationally published books – and almost all of them were white. So it was a nice change when more South Asian stories started to be published in the ‘mainstream’. The first time I read a story that mentioned a myth I grew up hearing – the book was Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen and the myth was the story of Harnakash and his son Prahlad – I had to…

  • Book Reviews

    review; aru shah and the end of time

    Title: Aru Shah And The End Of TimeSeries: The Pandeva QuartetAuthor: Roshani ChokshiGenre: Middle Grade, fantasyType: E-bookPublisher: Rick Riordan Presents Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur? One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a…

  • Book Reviews

    review; realm of ash

    Title: Realm Of AshSeries: The Books Of AmbhaAuthor: Tasha SuriGenre: Adult, fantasyType: PaperbackPublisher: Orbit The fate of an empire rests in the hands of a young woman with magical blood and nothing left to lose, and an outcast prince determined to save his family at any cost, in this “dark, melodious, and memorable” new fantasy (Library Journal, starred review) from the author of the award-winning Empire of Sand. The Ambhan Empire is crumbling. A terrible war of succession hovers on the horizon. The only hope for peace lies in the mysterious realm of ash, where mortals can find what they seek in the echoes of their ancestors’ dreams. But to…

  • Book Reviews

    review; the sword of kaigen

    Title: The Sword Of KaigenSeries: A Theonite War StoryAuthor: M.L. WangGenre: Adult, fantasyType: E-bookPublisher: M.L. Wang A mother struggling to repress her violent past,A son struggling to grasp his violent future,A father blind to the danger that threatens them all. When the winds of war reach their peninsula, will the Matsuda family have the strength to defend their empire? Or will they tear each other apart before the true enemies even reach their shores? High on a mountainside at the edge of the Kaigenese Empire live the most powerful warriors in the world, superhumans capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters…

  • Book Reviews

    review; milk and honey

    Title: Milk And HoneyAuthor: Rupi KaurGenre: PoetryType: E-bookPublisher: Createspace ‘Milk and honey’ is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. ‘milk and honey’ takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.  Some of the poems seemed more impactful on Instagram than when I was reading the ebook. The formatting of the copy I got from the…

  • Book Reviews

    review; the time of green magic

    Title: The Time Of Green MagicAuthor: Hilary McKayGenre: MG, fantasyType: PaperbackPublisher: S&S/McElderry From acclaimed author and Costa winner Hilary McKay comes The Time of Green Magic: a beautiful, spell-binding novel about a new families, a magical old house and a mysterious cat… When Tom and Polly marry, blending their single parent families together, their children find it hard to relinquish their old lives. Max realizes his birth dad will never come home now, while Abi suddenly finds herself a middle child, expected to share far too much – especially with grubby little Louis. The family start over together, stretching their finances to the limit and renting an eerie, ivy-covered house,…

  • Blog Tour

    BLOG TOUR; Aru Shah And The Tree Of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi ft. Excerpt

    The Aru Shah books are exactly the sort of stories I wish I had growing up, and I am so excited to be a part of the tour for book three of the Pandeva series by Roshani Chokshi hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! This post consists of the details of a book and an excerpt, relevant links AND a giveaway so keep scrolling! Title: Aru Shah And The Tree Of WishesAuthor: Roshani ChokshiGenre: MG, fantasyType: Hardcover, E-book, Audiobooks Publisher: Rick Riordan PresentsSeries: Pandeva QuartetPages: 400Publication Date: 2 April 2020 Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | Audible | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | TBD | Bookshop.org Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents…

  • Quarterly Wrap Up

    jan – mar 2020; it’s a wrap

    A little bit late, but well, I haven’t been blogging much at all, have I? I think I’m in another reading slump? I don’t know, on the one hand, these past three months have been good! I’ve been writing some, I’ve been reconnecting with old fandoms – but every time I try and interact again with the online book community, I find myself retreating to a few bloggers I can trust because there is so much Drama and so little nuance in the way the big names talk about things. I feel like that is why I haven’t been blogging or booktubing at all since the year has started. There…

  • Blog Tour,  Book Reviews

    BLOG TOUR; Of Curses And Kisses ft. Book Review & Playlist

    If you follow my Bookstagram or my Twitter, you may have seen me already yelling about this book a lot. It is one of my favourite books, one of the few books I have ever pre-ordered, and I really hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did! This is also the Book Of The Month for the South Asian Reading Challenge put together by Fanna @ Fannatality and Nandini @ Novel And Nebulas, so check that out and check out Sandhya’s Instagram for quote graphics to get even more excited! I attempted to put together a playlist below (with added playlist cover!) and of course, was very tempted to…

  • Quarterly Wrap Up,  Yearly Wrap Up

    oct – dec 2019; it’s a wrap

    Am I two months late for a wrap up and fallen behind on everything blog and booktube? Yup! The last three months of 2019 were good on a lot of fronts, but in November, my external harddrive crashed, and I panicked about losing EVERYTHING on it. Because of that, I stepped back from blogging and my booktube, and even though we managed to get all my data back, it has taken me until now to get back on here! I have been writing, however, and I have made the step to look for freelance writing jobs. I also celebrated my birthday in October! That was great, and after that, I…