The Arab Spring, that was supposed to usher in democracy in the Middle East, instead brought civil wars and barbarism in these lands killing millions and displacing many more. Overnight, people became paupers, lost their homes and identities, and were scattered all over the globe in search of asylum.
When the Winds Blow West by Alexander Tatievsky is the story of one such family in search of a home in Turkey after they are forced to flee their homeland, Syria.
The Red Grouse Tales by Leslie W P Garland is a unique collection of four spiritual, philosophical, and mysterious novellas tinged with an element of the supernatural. These stories are narrated by a group of people in a local pub.
endured a traumatic childhood, Marlea has separated from her family. She has
been working for Savage Security for the last two years nursing a secret crush
on her devilishly attractive boss, Luke Savage, all this time. Her disturbing
childhood along with her physical insecurities doesn’t allow her to approach
wild night out with her girlfriends in a club where she sees Luke in a
compromising position. Thus, starts a passionate relationship between them
which is threatened by misunderstandings and a deadly foe.
isn’t a typical criminal. Dropped on the doorstep of a lush vineyard owned by
the gorgeous Nick Delano, Riley needs to keep her senses intact to escape from
Delano’s sensual seductions and to complete her mission. A year ago, they had
met on an undercover mission and were instantly attracted to each other.
However, a wrong step on Nick’s part drifts them apart. Will they able to
reconcile this time? Read Savage Storm by J. Woods to find out.
If you don’t follow these rules, your soul will be lost there forever.”
Quoted from Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore
Rating – 3.5/5
through the forest on a full-moon night, Evie falls into a big hole and finds
herself trapped in the Upside-Down World – a world that mirrors ours but
is different too. Here unicorns are not gentle creatures, fairies are nasty,
giants are not scary, and many more twisted versions of folklores dot the
landscape in this strange world.
Evie must follow these unspoken rules and cross the various obstacles in her path, relying only on a compass given by an angry gnome, her deceased grandfather’s lessons and her mother’s haunting memories, to reach home. Can she do it? Read Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore by Birgitte Märgen to find out.
A teenager, late for school, accidentally microwaves his doodle notebook while heating his breakfast. This brings alive the cartoon characters in the notebook. Now he needs to deal with a typical teenage day in school—replete with problems like social awkwardness, bullies, boring classes, love trouble—while trying to remain even keel with his notebook’s suddenly animated characters.
One of the characters, Dud, becomes the boy’s alter-ego as they continually poke each other. Can Dud help the boy realize that running from one’s problems won’t solve them? Can he make the boy face them? Grab Mega Awesome Notebook by Kevin Minor to find out.