Book Review #17: Master of Tides

  Author: Jennifer Kohout Genre: Adult, Historical Romance, Action, Adventure Publisher: Unbound Reality Date of Publication: August 17, 2015 Language: English Number of pages: 288 Synopsis:  Catalina Thornley is the first women to ever captain a pirate ship. Her strength is reflected in the way her crew reflects. A pirate’s life is far from easy, irrespective of gender. And it is thrown for a binder when she meets Captain Kade Morgan and together they set out to capture a spanish treasure ship. Review:  The synopsis might sound like a start of a simple story, but the novel packs a heady punch right from … Continue reading Book Review #17: Master of Tides

Black Diamond

“Hum kaale hai toh kya hua Dilwale hai” Translation – Doesn’t matter if I am dark. I still have a heart We all love colors. but to make a judgement based on the color that you were born with is nothing short of hypocrisy. Does skin color change the fact that you are a human? It is nothing short of cruelty to make someone feel inferior and unworthy based on skin tone. India is booming with this kind of peddling of ideas where only a fair person is truly considered as beautiful, worthy of getting a good prospect in marriage and … Continue reading Black Diamond

Book Review #16: Sensational

Author: Janet Nissenson Genre: Romance, Adult Fiction Language: English Number of pages: 375 Publisher: Bookbaby Date of publication: September 14, 2015 Synopsis: What happens when a fearless, bold wild child meets a loner with wanderlust in heart? Well of course, sparks fly and then invariably hearts get broken. But when fate throws in a second chance, will it pave the way to happily ever after or divide them apart for good. Review: I think everyone knows by now how much I love chick lit aka mills and boons. Lately, some of the books of this genre has been falling short of expectation. So you can imagine my relief, … Continue reading Book Review #16: Sensational

Impromptu

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “FAQ.” So I was traveling, like always, this weekend. You will be witnessing the travelogue soon enough, but until then I will narrate a part of the journey to you that was not only surprising, but also candid and refreshing. Unlike my usual stint of solo traveling, this time I ended up in a huge group comprising not only of awesome people like myself <wink, wink> but also a group of foreigners who have just arrived in India in the month of July.  It’s easy to talk when people are friendly and … Continue reading Impromptu

Book Review #15: The Brilliant History of Color in Art

Author: Victoria Finlay Genre: Arts and Photography Language: English Publisher: Getty Publications Date of publication: November 1, 2014 Number of pages: 62 Usually, it takes a while for me to finish the books which I get for an honest review from Netgalley. But this book was not only a surprise, but also short and quick. Synopsis: Art is never seen without colors. Usually people get engrossed with the beauty of art and wonder about the history and dedication that goes with each picture. Rarely, do people imagine or wonder about the colors that has been used. This book unravels the history behind each pigment. The author might … Continue reading Book Review #15: The Brilliant History of Color in Art

Book Review #14: Under This Roof

This book was given to me by the publishers on behalf of Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.   Author: Paul Brandus Language: English Genre: Political History, Non-fiction Date of Publish: 29 September 2015 Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Number of Pages: 297  I pray to heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it… May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this room. (Words carved into a mantle in the State Dining Room on orders of Roosevelt) The quote describes everything that the book is about. The book comes with a description detailing … Continue reading Book Review #14: Under This Roof

Book Review #13: FLAKE (Friendship Love and Killer Escapades)

First of all I would like to thank the author for asking me to review his book. Thank you so much  Author: Pankaj Giri Language: English Genre: Fiction Date of Publication: June 1, 2015 Publisher: PenPoint Publications Number of pages: 224 Synopsis: A typical narrative involving the lives of Engineering college students in the suburb of Bangalore. Review: I was initially excited by name of the book. Having studied in Karnataka, the setting of the story, I could relate with the feeling of the protagonists. However, as I progressed through the book, my excitement dwindled a bit. The idea behind … Continue reading Book Review #13: FLAKE (Friendship Love and Killer Escapades)