THE VANISHING HALF.

Author: Brit Bennett.

Genre: Contemporary family drama, historical fiction.

Triggerwarnings: racism, domestic violence, colourism.

Rating: 4⭐

Teenage light skinned black identical twins, Desiree and Stella Vigne, elope from a small town called Mallard in Louisiana. But soon after, Stella just vanishes leaving behind nothing but a note for Desiree. Years later, Desiree returns to Mallard with her dark skinned daughter Jude, while Stella continues to live hidden as a white woman with her white husband and their daughter, Kennedy, abandoning her own family. Their lives reach a full circle when their respective daughters come face to face unintentionally threatening to unveil the lie on which Stella has built the foundation of her new life.

This is one of the best recommendations I have received. While the theme of the book is colourism, racism and domestic violence, it also highlights the prejudice of colorism within the community. It was disturbing and empowering at the same time. It shows how the colour of the skin determines a lot of aspects in the lives of the people. It talks about the extent to which black and coloured people are shunned, that they don’t mind losing their own identity in order to be accepted. Characterization by the skin colour is prominent in the story to emphasize on the affects of racism. It hovers on the idea of bigotry, ethnicity, regret and a life based on a compulsive lie.

This book is a non- linear, multi- generational story of the Vigne twins. The characters are dynamic, raw, and show their grey side of survival. I was able to get into the flow of its smooth narration easily. There is an audiobook on YouTube that you can check out.

OF DAFFODILS AND STORMY DAYS.

Author: Temsuienla Jamir.

Genre: Fiction, drama.

Publication: The write order.

Rating: 4 ⭐

The ever so graceful Asteria, a theater actor at Querencia is a daughter and a sister. Rich, poised but with an overbearing attitude of superiority, she manages her daily life as a superstar. Behind her glamorous facade, she tries to hide her estranged relationship with her family. Thus, one stormy day, Asteria finds herself in a queer situation that makes her rethink her past conducts that she conveniently chose to ignore.

Captivating narration, theatrical prose with just right emotions, this contemporary drama will sweep you through the story smoothly. The characters are moulded perfectly to intensify the exact sentiments intended towards them. This is a short book and the protagonist has a powerful character. The builtup of the yesteryears with pigeon posts, horse carriages, the theatre art gives it a classic touch.

Asteria’s character has all shades. At some point I detested her deeply but the next moment she melted my heart. Thei family bond, though estranged, is knotted beautifully. This story comes with a moral applicable to anyone who has ignored their surroundings, blinding themselves in self- loath.

A good one time read that I will definitely recommend to those who like to read light relationship based novels.

Thriller read

Story :Time to murder
Author : Prakash Goenka

Picture says it all

🍁The story starts with the murder of a guy, who was found to be a business man named Arnab Mehra

🍁The investigation goes on further and the police starts investigating on the death happened at same place few months back.

🍁Asmita Thakur (new girl in Delhi) is a sensible women. She moves from Udaipur and it’s her first journey away from her comfort zone.

🍁She couldn’t differentiate between love and attraction and suffers a lot due to her wrong decision.

🍁Her death was mentioned as suicide but her story reveals after the murder of Arnab.❌

🍁Is it a murder ?? Who is taking revenge of her death ?
Though we could guess the story at some point, I felt it’s more dragging.❓❓❓

🍁The blog which she reads at every stage of her life were good and the writer maintained the curiosity among the readers by not revealing the blogger’s name till end.  🅱️l🅾️g

Overall a good read and nice twist at the end

Wrath of Mother Earth

Anger the mother nature,

She cannot crush love

She cannot shatter hope

She cannot corrode faith

She cannot eat away peace

She cannot destroy confidence

She cannot cripple friendship

She cannot shut out memories

She cannot silence courage

She cannot quench the spirit

But she can kill you.

Book Review- On A Journey Of Life


📖-  On a Journey of Life
✍️- Kajal Rai & Nivedita Karmankar Genre– Short stories
Format– Kindle
Price– ₹0 for Kindle Unlimited
Pages– 104
Ratings– 4/5

Review:
      This book contains 2 short stories:
1. As the Miles Went By- Kajal Rai
2. That Summer- Nivedita Karmaran

=> 1st Story:
Here’s a girl named Saanchi who found her late mother’s diary. Inspired by her, she sets out on a roadtrip with a Math Professor, Arjun. Her dad is completely against this trip but throughout the only thing that soothes her heart out is the beautiful sunset accompanied by chit chats with Arjun.
On the way, she discovers many stories about her mother. But on the wake of all this, her father wants Saanchi to return back home.
The decision is upto her now, What will sje do ?

=> 2nd Story:
Rashi is forced to spend all her summer in the Bungalow no. 64. She wants to explore the world around but is limited by her parents. All of a sudden she make friends with Lalit, the maintenance person.
But according to the society, this comforting bond of a 13-year old and a lower class man is forbidden. Now it’s upto her, will sue stick up to her friend ?

My Thoughts:
          I totally loved the fact that the stories feature female leads. It was completely empowering to read both of these stories. The writing style was completely exceptional amd acted as a cherry on the cake.

Points I liked: 1.Female Lead
2.Writing Style

Suggestion:
 I would have loved to read more such short stories.

Killians Masterpiece by Jill Shannon. Book review


#genre : fiction, mafia, romance
(Book intended for adults only)

#Rating: 4 🌟

About the book:

Rachel, Don Santoro’s daughter, is an art thief with special skills. She agrees to do one last job for her father in exchange for her freedom. But the shipment is stollen before it reaches the destination. Now she has fourteen days to find out the shipment, deliver it and earn her freedom.

Rachel sets out on the quest to find the stollen shipment. The crumbs lead her to their arch rivals, “Celtic Demon Motorcycle Club” where she meets Killian. Knowing she may get her answers here, she infiltrates. But slowly loses herself to Killian and becomes his submissive .

Killian ‘Yankee’ Ramsey, Vice President of Celtic Demons Club, has pulled off a successful heist and they plan to use it as ransom in order to save their territory from Don Santoro. He is attracted to Rachel in a way, he is unable to ignore. But the best laid plans turn sour when their loyalties are tested.

Will Rachel be successful in locating the shipment? Will she get the freedom she much anticipates? At what cost? Will Killian get their side of the bargain or lose everything at stake?

First and foremost this book is only for adults, as it contains wild sex scenes. This book is a perfect blend of intense Mafia vs Motorcycle Club territorial war. The story starts with a bang. The character built up and dialogues are well constructed. I felt the sex scenes were overpowering the story as they were frequent than required. The story line up is fast paced and interesting. The book is a short and an enjoyable read

The Cindrella of Karnal by Reecha Agarwal Goyal.Book review

Divya is cursed as an “inauspicious” since birth. Raised by her orthodox, paternal family and a single mother, she runs away from her home in Karnal to study Psychology. Here she befriends Ved and Kanika who become her lifeline. She finds herself amongst her trusted and supportive friends who become more than her family. But when has life been easy for Divya!

Life takes an upturn where she finds herself in a devastating web of social injustice and abuse, patriarchy, social discrimination. Will she be able to find herself once again? Will she be able to make her mother proud? Will she be able to fullfill her dream to help the people in Karnal with their emotional and psychological issues?

“Cindrella of Karnal” is a fast paced psychological thriller focusing on women centric social issues like female infanticide, molestation, sexual and mental harrasment, injustice towards single mothers and daughters and so much more. The suffering of women, physically and mentally, from an orthodox and dominating society is decribed very well. The story started smoothly but the unexpected twist midway was surprising. The second half of the book is gripping.

This short power-packed inspirational story of a run-way girl and her fight against all odds, is highly recommended to those who like to read woman centric psychological thrillers. This is not a Cinderella retelling, but an new story altogether.

What do you see? by KA Garraway.

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Book name: What do you see?

Author: K. A. Garraway
@what_do_you_see2020

Genre: Children’s book

Rating: 5 🌟

About the book:

#Qotd : Did you like the cover and the topic of the book?

‘What do you see’ is the story about the racism that Cassius faces in school which breaks his moral so much that he decides to not go to school at all. It is about how his mother motivates him to look at himself differently and face such situations with a different perspective as life for ‘them’ is not easy.

By them, here she means “black people”. It is appalling to see how children in school bully others for their skin colour. I am sure they don’t even know what that means. Why do they tease then!? They hear grownups tease others & children follow them blindly, don’t they? Irrespective of the colour, I am sure there are countless Cassius’s who face these racial injustice at such a tender age and sadly they do not even have that emotional maturity to deal with it. This book shows the first step to face such situations. It asks them to look at themselves in the mirror and appreciate what they see.

Honestly, I am impressed by the quality of the children’s stories that have evolved with time. Story books like these teach not just behavioural moral values but also deal with the emotional turmoil of the children. I remember during my childhood such deep, emotionally uplifting stories were hardly available.

Apart from the usual fairytales, such stories are extremely important for today’s kids to read, as they need to learn to fight back and know their self worth. This book is a gentle reminder with a powerful message to all the children that they are more than what they are superficially.

Needless to say, this book is a must have in every home with a child, irrespective of the colour of their skin. Because it is essential that both, the children who bully and those who get bullied read this book.

The Cinderella of Karnal by Reecha Agarwal Goyal.

Review coming up next. Watch the space!

#HAPPY RAKSHA BANDHAN

SISTER- THE BOND OF LOVE AND CARE FOR FOREVER , THE ONE WHO IS WITH YOU IN YOUR ALL mischievous WORK .

check out what wikipedia says –https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister

THE BOND

  • PERSON WHO , YOU CAN’T LIVE IF U HAVE SISTER . THE BOND OF LOVE AND CARE .
  • WHO HELPS YOU TO TIE YOUR SCHOOL TIE .
  • SOMETIMES WHO BECOME YOUR MOTHER , TEACHER , FATHER , FRIEND , EVERYTHING .

LOCKDOWN

MAY BE THIS RAKHI TOTALLY DIFFERENT FOR YOU IN MANY WAYS –

  • IF YOU LIVE IN HOSTEL , NO RAKHI CAME BY POST .
  • IF YOU LIVE ALONE , THIS TIME SHE DOESN’T COME.
  • MAYBE YOU ARE IN OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY .

THINK

THIS RAKHI IS DREAM , AND WHEN YOU WILL WAKE UP , EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE , YOU COULD MEET YOUR SISTER .

THINK THAT , THIS YEAR I DIDN’T GO AS TO CELEBRATE RAKHI NEXT YEAR . AS IF YOU WENT , YOU COULD BE COVID PATIENT .

BE POSTIVE AND WAIT FOR THE GOOD TIME , YOU ARE NOT ALONE !

HAPPY RAKSHA BANDHAN TO ALL MY SISTERS.

STAYATHOME , STAY SAFE , BE HAPPY .

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