Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Last living member of the House of Persides, Melora Perseous had forsaken the Agon years ago. The hunt not only stole her family from her but further crippled the stature of the Persides in the eyes of the other bloodlines. Now, faced with the choice to help her childhood best friend and goddess Athena, Lore…

Ghost Stories From The Raj edited by Ruskin Bond

This is a collection comprising 11 short stories extracted from various magazines and texts that recount the experiences of British officials and personnel during the colonization of India. Set as far back as the 19th century, some of these stories offer the reader glimpses of hauntings, myths, and peculiar occurrences. I don’t think the tales…

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nick Carraway’s move to Long Island becomes a drastically intriguing experience when he comes to learn of his enigmatic neighbour, Mr Gatsby. From glamorous parties to eccentric acquaintances, Nick’s life takes on a different flavour. Despite the rumours surrounding Gatsby’s identity, Nick realises that his neighbour is not what society has pegged him to be….

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Having mastered her Fae powers, Celaena heads back to Rifthold to liberate her people and free magic. But there seems to be no end to the enemies lined up in her way – from the King of Adarlan’s Valg soldiers to the ferocious Ironteeth witches, and Arobynn Hamel, the King of Assassins. Forced to navigate…

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

A reunion of college friends, at a hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands, goes horribly wrong when one of them goes missing. Stranded due to a snowstorm, the managers of the lodge and the remaining guests have little choice but to wait for the police to arrive and hope it’s not too late. This is…

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

Determined to build a life for herself on her terms, Lakshmi flees from her village, leaving behind her parents and abusive husband. Over the years, she garners a topnotch reputation as a henna artist, serving the wealthy & elite families of Jaipur. But one day, there’s a surprise visit from her hometown. And if Lakshmi…

Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Shipped off to Wendlyn, a kingdom that still reverberates with magic, Celaena is compelled to tap into her Fae strengths to appease Maeve (one of the Fae Sister-Queens) and find the answers that can put a stop to the King of Adarlan’s plans. But dredging up her magic means facing the horrors of her past…

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena Sardothien, the most feared assassin in Adarlan, is serving time as a slave at the Salt Mines of Endovier. When given the chance to work as the King’s Champion to earn her freedom, she readily accepts. But becoming the King’s Champion is a journey rife with challenges, near-death experiences, and finding alliances in unexpected…

Ants by Nikita Chinamanthur

Ants is a coming of age story that follows the events of Natasha’s life. From her insecurities to heartbreaks, sense of self to the relationship with family, the novel wades through the troubles an average teenager experiences in this world of online chatrooms & external validation. This was quite a short read, and I liked…

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Three adults are found dead in the Lamb household in what looks like a suicide pact by a cult. Moreover, the four teenagers in the house are nowhere to be found. Lisa Jewell’s suspense novel peels off the mystery – surrounding the appearance of and eventual settling in of an unknown family, The Thomsens, at…