Book Review: The Forbidden One, by Zaarra Khader

It’s quite nice to see short story anthologies getting the spotlight nowadays. It brings new authors to the forefront of the publishing industry, and brings some fresh stories too. Even short stories by a single author seem to be coming into prominence. I am happy that this book, “The Forbidden One, by Zaarra Khader”, made its way into my collection. Continue reading “Book Review: The Forbidden One, by Zaarra Khader”

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Book Review: Love Across Borders, edited by Naheed Hassan and Sabahat Muhammad

Borders… we create them, we live by them and within them, and we’re not interested to breach them. It’s not just in countries but in our thinking too, I feel. But this book is not about breaching borders, but about bringing two countries together. The power of the written word to unite people is something I’ve believed in always, and this book “Love Across Borders” is an effort towards that. Continue reading “Book Review: Love Across Borders, edited by Naheed Hassan and Sabahat Muhammad”

Book Review: Rise of the Grey Prince, by Arka Chakrabarti

The expectation about a book is different when it comes to books in a series. The second book is judged by the quality of the first. If the first was up to the mark, the expectation from the second is that it’ll be equally as good if not better. If the first was below par, the expectation from the second is that it addresses the flaws of the first while making sure it is up to the mark. Continue reading “Book Review: Rise of the Grey Prince, by Arka Chakrabarti”