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Book Review : Invoked

Book Title : Invoked - Hymns of War
Author : Karan Bhatia Genre : Mythological Fiction ISBN : 9788175110854 Publisher : Notion Press Publication : 2016 Pages : 200 Binding : Paperback

Plot :
Krishna is a common man, leading a simple and content life with his wife, daughter and parents. A twisted accident leaves the family shattered and exposed to attacks from the netherworld. The attacks are the small, but integral pieces of the bigger picture. As the family fights back and Krishna struggles to prove himself as the man of the house, the darkest chapters from his past re-open, unleashing a torrent of pain and desolation. Krishna decides to embark on a spiritual journey to save his family.


My Rating : 3.5 ☆'s

Review :
First of allIwouldliketothank the authorforafreecopyinexchangeforanhonest review. Moving on to the book review...
How many pages of reading does it take for you to decide if you are going to like a book or not? The book Invoked, has a power packed first chapter which is only on…
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Book Review : We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Book Title : We Have Always Lived In The Castle Author : Shirley Jackson Genre : Mystery, Thriller ISBN : 9780141927558 Publisher : Penguin Modern Classics Publication : October 2009 Pages : 160 Binding : Kindle Edition

Plot : Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.

My Rating : 2.5 ☆'s

Review :
If you had been following my instagram
account, you would know that this book was part of our first read along in the "Booktroverts Girl Gang". We picked up the book, for our general appreciation towards the genre.

Coming to the bo…