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ARC Review: Wish Upon a Bollywood Star – Pamela Q. Fernandes

Charismatic Bollywood actor, Vir Seth declares he won’t be trapped into marriage by a scheming woman. When Soumya Ninan overhears his reasons, she decides to punish him by doing exactly that. Soumya Ninan unleashes a storm when she announces to the newspapers that Vir is engaged. To whom? Why Soumya herself! The battle has just…… Continue reading ARC Review: Wish Upon a Bollywood Star – Pamela Q. Fernandes

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Review: The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat—told from the point of view of an amazing woman. Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. Narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers in the Mahabharat,…… Continue reading Review: The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time – 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…… Continue reading Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time – Roshani Chokshi

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ARC Review: A Girl Like That – Tanaz Bhathena

A timeless exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to love and be loved. Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the…… Continue reading ARC Review: A Girl Like That – Tanaz Bhathena

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Review: You Bring the Distant Near – Mitali Perkins

Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self;…… Continue reading Review: You Bring the Distant Near – Mitali Perkins

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ARC Review: The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn’t know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it’s…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

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ARC Review: A Daughter’s Courage – Renita D’Silva

I received an ARC of A Daughter’s Courage through NetGalley. I requested this ARC because of the beautiful cover and because the story seemed intriguing. A disgraced Lucy chooses to marry James and moves to India, where she meets Gowri, a woman tending to the local temple. In the present, Kavya and Sue are coming…… Continue reading ARC Review: A Daughter’s Courage – Renita D’Silva

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Review: The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

I’m late to the party but I’ve read The Star-Touched Queen at last. I had heard that The Star-Touched Queen was similar to Hades and Persephone but based on Hindu myths. Obviously, it went right on my TBR. It’s a standalone novel and the companion book has already been released. It’s #ownvoices. The Good Oh my! The world-building…… Continue reading Review: The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi