The Pachaihara Forest is a peaceful place, where all animals (even lions) are vegetarians, and lived in harmony with each other (well, almost). Reading this introduction brought a smile, and I felt that I was in for a fun read. The Crooked Crow is the first book of the series.
If there is one thing I love as much as books, it is music. Listening to songs is cathartic too. Though the title played a part in my choice, it was the primary character’s obsession with one song that made me want to read the story.
I think most of us would have grown up reading fairy tales, and would still love rereading them, or reading them to children. There’s that feel good factor in them that makes them enjoyable and makes us happy. When I read the title Unfairy Tales, I was wondering what I was in for with this read.
The power of the written word is such that it draws attention. The words accepted by some, ignored by some and at times, protested against by some. But we do forget that it is knowledge, useful to few people. Yes, words can incite extreme reactions, but to burn books is to burn knowledge, and that would definitely be cause for alarm.
Sometimes, it’s nice to go read a children’s story. The worlds there are simple, intriguing, filled with mystery and yes, holding an adventure or two too. It’s just what is needed to break the monotony of reality. I’ve read Aniesha’s books before, and know her style. That, along with the cover art, pushed me to read this book.