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Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Jim Corbett Omnibus {Srishti's Review}

Jim Corbett's riveting accounts of shikar in the Himalayan foothills have kept generations of readers enthralled. The Jim Corbett Omnibus includes three enduring tales of Corbett's encounters with man-eaters.
Man-eaters of Kumaon contains fascinating stories of tracking and shooting of man-eaters in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of the last century. The stories in The Temple Tiger display Corbett's acute awareness of sights, sounds, and life in the Indian forests, as well as his love for the human beings living in the hunting terrain. Finally, perhaps the most exciting of all of Corbett's jungle tales, The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag is a gripping narrative of a notorious leopard which spread terror in the hills of the colonial United Provinces.
Dramatic yet reflective, Corbett's writings are coloured by his deep concern and sympathy for the natural world as well as the local people and their traditions and customs. This vividly illustrated collection will appeal equally to Corbett lovers and to those concerned with the environment and wildlife.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Queen of Shadows!!!! {Yomna's Review}


Aelin, slay on bitch.

Warning: this post contains huge plot spoilers!! Please leave right now if you haven't read the book yet! Leave and then you can come back to discuss!!

I have about three pages of notes to go through and I'm so excited!!

My rating: 5/5


Sunday, 19 June 2016

Yomna's Pick #15



Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Timesbestselling Crown of Midnight.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry {Srishti's Review}



Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.                                         Pages: 96                                                     Genre: Classic                                           Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupèry                   My rating: 5/5

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Srishti's pick #14




Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens 


'Let him feel that he is one of us; once fill his mind with the idea that he has been a thief, and he's ours, - ours for his life!' 

The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens's tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters — the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, in Oliver Twist Dickens created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.

This is the first critical edition to use the serial text of 1837-9, presenting Oliver Twist as it appeared to its earliest readers. It includes Dickens's 1841 introduction and 1850 preface, the original illustrations and a glossary of contemporary slang.


Monday, 6 June 2016

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas {Yomna's Review}



CROWN OF MIDNIGHT BY SARAH J MAAS

My rating: 5/5


SARAH J MAAS HAS FREAKING LOST HER CHILL. 

OMG



Sunday, 5 June 2016

Yomna's Pick #13

























THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER BY RENEE AHDEIH

The darker the sky, the brighter the stars.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved husband, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once thought Khalid a monster—a merciless killer of wives, responsible for immeasurable heartache and pain—but as she unraveled his secrets, she found instead an extraordinary man and a love she could not deny. Still, a curse threatens to keep Shazi and Khalid apart forever.

Now she’s reunited with her family, who have found refuge in the desert, where a deadly force is gathering against Khalid—a force set on destroying his empire and commanded by Shazi’s spurned childhood sweetheart. Trapped between loyalties to those she loves, the only thing Shazi can do is act. Using the burgeoning magic within her as a guide, she strikes out on her own to end both this terrible curse and the brewing war once and for all. But to do it, she must evade enemies of her own to stay alive.

The saga that began with The Wrath and the Dawn takes its final turn as Shahrzad risks everything to find her way back to her one true love again.


Saturday, 4 June 2016

King of Shadows | Srishti's review


Follow Nate Field through an 
Extra-ordinary adventure in 
Susan Cooper's 1999 
historical novel!


 

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