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A Rustic Mind by Manali Desai


Title: A Rustic Mind (ebook)
Author: Manali Desai (@manali1988)
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: –
Publication Date: 15 January 2018
Pages: 27
Source: Sent by Author

My Rating(s) :   🌟 🌟 🌟


“We never think about the effects or repercussions of our everyday actions or even the things we come across on a daily basis. Through ‘A Rustic Mind’ I aim to provide a thoughtful take on such actions and incidents. Poetic in its expression, these words will strike a chord which is not only deep but relatable on many levels.”

TBH, this is my very first poetry book and first I’ve ever read. I’m a person who are not really into poetry genre actually. But after I read this, it’s actually a good read. I pretty much liked it. It has 26 short poems that I can easily understand each of the words. The terms used are very simple and can finished it by one-sitting. it’s really short.
This book has such a self-reflected poems. It’s so beautiful. When I was reading, I was like “oo..this things happen to me”. It’s so life-related.
Also, reading this was feeling like I was reading someone’s diary. It’s all about life. A life cycle. Anything that actually happen around us are told this book. Each poems feel like an expression – telling us a different stories in different emotion and situations. Something that tell us, not all rainbow colors can always present in our life.
This book also include community issues that more focusing on woman, mostly. I’d say some of it are very cliche but I think there’s the way of how author had connected the issues faced by one to others.
I would recommend this book if you are into a short poem, literature and want to read something common that actually happens in our life. And if you not someone into poetry just like me, it’s good read for you if you need a quick read. It’s hardly an hour read.
Overall, it’s short, quick and simple. I like it.

Thank you so much author Manali Desai for sending me this ebook copy of this book.

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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury


Title: The Forbidden Wish (Hardcover)
Author: Jessica Khoury
Genre: Fantasy Fiction (YA)
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: 23 February 2016
Pages: 352
Source: Purchased

My Rating(s) : 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟


She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world….

When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into the world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years- a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.

But when the King of Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity- only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

The first thing caught my attention to buy this book is when it mentioned a jinni is a girl and fall in love with human. It’s truly different from the original Aladdin’s story that we’ve heard before. In this book, there is a princess but not meant for Aladdin. This book still have Aladdin vibes like the setting of the whole story, Aladdin was a thief, his wish to be made a prince and marrying the princess but table turns and there’s a twist. Because the jinni herself had her own agenda to enter the palace. There’s also a romance between the jinni and Aladdin. It’s cute and romantic of course! Love is such a powerful element. The story are so beautiful. I loved how Zahra narrated, it describe everything. There’s a little, very little like minor disappointment at the ending. It’s good but I kinda don’t like it. Overall, it is an interesting read. That’s why I still give it 5 out of 5.
I would highly recommend this book if you are Aladdin’s fan and need different perspective story. Also, if you are big fan of fantasy fiction. This is definitely yours.

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