Heroine

Mindy McGinnis’ Heroine goes above and beyond what a typical YA fiction does. It gets rid of character stereotypes, depicts the alienating nature of adolescence, shows the disconnect between parents and children, all the while narrating a heartrending story about a softball player battling opioid addiction. Mickey Catalan finds herself at crossroads when an accidentContinue reading “Heroine”

Book Review — The Soldier Prince by Aarti V. Raman

In The Soldier Prince, we come to read about Prince Alexander Heinrickson of the Royal House of Stellangard, who is not in the least bit interested in putting on the princely attire and carrying out the duties of the royal family. The loss of a loved one pushes him to swap that life for one in theContinue reading “Book Review — The Soldier Prince by Aarti V. Raman”

Book Review — I’ll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos

On the precipice of Clare’s wedding, Edith (a total stranger) helps her realize what a big mistake she is about to make. Gathering all her courage, Clare breaks off her engagement to kind yet temperamental Zach. Weeks of anguish later, she receives a letter that informs her of Edith’s demise and that Edith has bequeathedContinue reading “Book Review — I’ll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos”

Book Review — From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

Sixteen-year-old Twinkle Mehra is an aspiring filmmaker, looking for her big break. So when it comes in the form of her all-time crush, Neil Roy’s geeky brother, Sahil Roy, she decides to give it a go. Their school is hosting the Midsummer Night, an event that would present her with the golden opportunity to screenContinue reading “Book Review — From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon”

Book Review — The Nine by Tracy Townsend

In The Nine, Tracy Townsend creates a world quite like our own, throwing different species into play, in its deceitful and dangerous alleys. The aigamuxa and lanyani are as much a part of the looming mystery as the humans. A book that writes itself, the murder of an intellectual and nine individuals who are chosen as representativeContinue reading “Book Review — The Nine by Tracy Townsend”