Thursday, November 09, 2017

Book Review: An Awfully BIG Adventure by Aniesha Brahma

Introduction



ASIN: B076QG52JK

Genre: Fiction/ Children's / YA

Publishers: Amazon

Price: Rs. 75/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)
Behind the Book

Seventeen-year-old Yoshita Ray has stopped believing in happily ever after and fairy tales ever since her mother abandoned her. But now that her father’s married again, Yoshita’s world is turned upside down by her new stepbrother, the ten-year-old true believer, Tanay Mukherjee.

On his tenth birthday, Tanay makes a wish which whisks them away to a magical land where all the fairy tale characters are real! While Yoshita wants to do nothing but leave this place behind, her stepbrother wants to stay.

Will the rather unfortunately timed adventure tear the step siblings apart or will it play a hand in bringing them closer together?

Join them on An Awfully BIG Adventure to find out!

About the Author
Aniesha Brahma holds a MPhil degree in Comparative Literature. She has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in the same subject. She was schooled in Dolna Day School, where she had first discovered her love for writing. Besides writing, she enjoys reading books, blogging, volunteering and of course, listening to music. Visit her blog for more updates.


With a cute and dreamy cover like this, the author had already won my heart over this one!

Reading this book for me was more of a walk down the memory lane. It reminded me of Hansel and Gretel, Cindrella, Rapunzel and other such children's books I had grown up reading. Oh how beautiful it was to be lost in their magical world full of possibilities!

Aniesha Brahma's writing can be called nothing else but magical. In this book she creates a make believe world and makes sure the reader sees exactly what her imagination is taking them. The language and the tone of the book is full of innocence and simplicity. I could not only connect with Yoshita but also could feel I was her at many places. Her bond with Tanay reminded me of my younger brother and the times when I had entered into fights with people just to protect him.

This book is akin to a modem day fairy tale where well-known mythical characters are a part of this magical world. My most favourite element about this book has to be its characters and the way the author treats them. They all look familiar and yet there is a newness attached to each one of them. Kudos to the author for having managed this feat so beautifully.

Loved this book and can't wait to read it to my niece when I meet her next to see her reaction. After all there is no age to believe in magic and fairies!

Strongly recommended for its simple beauty and honest writing that is the core of the book.

Foodie Verdict
 
This book is like Litti Choka - looks tiny but has a punch packed within !

Source: Archana's Kitchen

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