Published: 20th April 2018
Wondering what to read this summer? Here are 5 books you can't afford to miss
Here's what you can look forward to in the next two months to keep your night lamps burning
Too tired to go to the bookstore and check what's sitting on the front shelves? No worries, we have the five most interesting releases in the next two months listed here for you. The authors are from across the worlds, so there's a little bit of everything and a little bit of everywhere. Hope this list helps you get the right books in your shopping bag.
CIRCE a novel by Madeline Miller
Madeline Miller is famously known for her first book The song of Achilles which narrates the romance between Achilles and Patroclus which won the Orange prize for fiction. which she incidentally took ten years to complete.
Her next novel CIRCE to release on April 18 is about a girl named Circe who is the daughter of Helios the god of the sun and the mightest titan. Circe may not be powerful like her father but she too has some special powers. The power of magic and witchcraft her life is filled with the adventures she faces on the island to which she was banned by Zeus fearing her power. She ends up fighting demigods and various other mythical animals including a minotaur. This book is up for grabs soon so don't miss it if you are into Greek mythology and adventure.
THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS by Luis Alberto
Urrea it talks about the final family reunion for the sake of Miguel Angel a.k.a big angel. It talks about all the joys sorrows and memories shared by his children who meet a long time after their mother's death. This novel is out and is a good read for those interested in family histories and family trees.It talks about the memories of the children of their late mother the pains that they face the haunting memories of the old house which evokes memories long felt and buried deep down. This novel is not only about their family but ours too and how do we react to those memories which cause us pain, sorrow, anger, and grief.
THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL by Sujata Massey
Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award-winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine
Inspired in part by the woman who made history as India’s first female attorney, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth.
Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen examines the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on? Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X—meaning she probably couldn’t even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah—in strict seclusion, never leaving the women’s quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate and realizes her instincts were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger. this book is fresh an Indian sleuth trying to get justice for her client.
ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME (Pandava Quartet #1) by Roshani Chokshi
Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archaeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, travelling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?
One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.
But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.
The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pyjamas supposed to do all that?
ROBOTS VS FARIES by Dominik Parisien
A unique anthology of all-new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age-old question: Who is more awesome—robots or fairies?
Rampaging robots! Tricksy fairies! Facing off for the first time in an epic genre deathmatch!
People love pitting two awesome things against each other. Robots vs. Fairies is an anthology that pitches genre against genre, science fiction against fantasy, through an epic battle of two icons.
On one side, robots continue to be the classic sci-fi phenomenon in literature and media, from Asimov to WALL-E, from Philip K. Dick to Terminator. On the other, fairies are the beloved icons and unquestionable rulers of fantastic fiction, from Tinkerbell to Tam Lin, from True Blood to Once Upon a Time. Both have proven to be infinitely fun, flexible, and challenging. But when you pit them against each other, which side will triumph as the greatest genre symbol of all time?
There can only be one…or can there?
An adventure topped off with a bit of history, a pinch of sorrowful memories,s a good dose of sleuthing, a bit of deceit, the desire to prove one's trustworthiness and the uniqueness of a good science fiction all mixed with some good quality humour which makes these novels a must read.