Book Review: Eun Na and the Phantom by Erica Laurie

Genre : Fantasy, Romance
Format : eBook
Rating : 3.5 / 5 stars

I would like to sincerely thank author Erica Laurie for this copy of eBook in exchange for an honest review.

I jumped at the chance of taking my first read on an English written book about Korean culture because of the unique topic. Reading this book didn’t let me down, I felt like I was watching a Korean historical drama unfolding.

A logger is in debt to his landlord, and he must pay up or hand over his daughter, Eun Na as payment.

Hardworking and kind, Eun Na attracts the attention of a mysterious man from the mountains. When an accident renders her father unable to work, the handsome young man steps in and offers his assistance. Yet he is not what he seems.

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Book Review: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Where I Bought : Sunmag Book Fair
Price : RM10
Rating : 4/5 stars

This is a book that requires perseverance. The story builds up slowly like a flower blossoming in slow motion, reaching its full bloom nearing the closure.

This is a book that requires thinking. The characters, events are wrapped in Indian terms and metaphors like onions, to be peeled layer by layer revealing messages and truth.

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Book Review: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

Where I Bought : Popular BookFest 2013
Price : RM12
Rating : 5/5 stars

My love for “The English Patient” begins from the movie. I remember watching it in 2 parts on TV when I was in high school. The beautiful love stories set upon war time desert and Italy deeply engraved in my mind.

When I came across this book on sale, I was surprised that the movie was an adaptation from a novel.

I have to buy and read this book!

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Book Review: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Where I Bought : Popular Bookfest 2013

Price : RM15

Rating : 5/5 stars

This is why I am into Children’s Literature, perhaps I didn’t grow out of my childhood books or perhaps these books are jewels to treasure.

Moon Over Manifest is Clare’s debut children novel and winner of the Newberry Medal in 2011. A literary award presented to author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The book begins in 1936 Manifest Town, Kansas with interludes of stories circa 1910s but they are all important parts of Clare’s distinguished style of weaving different background settings into one strongly coherent story.

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