I'm still not finding enough time to get back to normal blogging but I can't bear leaving my blog stranded. So here's me sneaking in to write mini-reviews of the last two books I've read and not reviewed =)
The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan - 8/10
This book is a luxury, a pleasure to read. I'm a huge fan of just about anything to do with the Mughal era and this fictional take on the love story between Emperor Jahangir and Mehrunnisa is beautiful, romantic, rich and engrossing. Sundaresan's gorgeous descriptions transport you back to the Mughal age of India and you're in no hurry to leave it. Mehrunnisa's character is smoothly developed and she is an interesting mix of cunning, passion, love and strength and is unforgettable by the time you're done reading the book. The history that the book is based on was also well-explained by Sundaresan and kept me looking forward to the next book that chronicles Mehrunnisa and Jahangir's lives. I have Feast of Roses, the second book of the series with me now and I can't wait to read it! I definitely recommend this book for fans of historical fiction and books related to India. Don't miss out on this beautifully written tale about a love of epic proportions.
Airhead by Meg Cabot - 2/10
I picked this book up for two reasons. One, I was doing a lot of serious reading and I wanted something easy to read, light and fun. Two, I had heard a lot of good things about it and I generally love Cabot's writing. I hated the book, to put it simply. Either I've outgrown reading teen books or the book is over-hyped and average at best. What is given in the description of the book - of Em Watts, the 'geek', taking on Nikki Howard's supermodel life - is what Cabot sets up for more than one hundred pages. When it's already explained in the blurb and there's no surprise, why go on about it? Even afterwards, I felt nothing much happened. Ultimately, I cared little about any of the characters and I missed Cabot's amazing wit and humour. Airhead, I'm afraid, just didn't work for me.
I miss catching up with all of your blogs and I hope you guys are doing fine! Happy reading and do keep track of my 'Currently Reading' side bar if you want to know what books I'm reading. Cheers =)