In view of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic (commonly called Coronavirus) I have decided to do a series of ‘fact checks’ where I take common messages on social media and fact-check them in my capacity as a medical professional. This is an effort to curb fake news, avoid unnecessary panic and to relieve some of the stress the people around me are facing.Read More Fact check: Is the Covid-19 the Chinese bioweapon it is alleged to be? A doctor’s take
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a fairytale retelling that draws from the popular tale Beauty and the Beast. I was immediately drawn to the parallels Sarah J. Maas creates here, giving the plot her own spin and building on the characters whilst staying true to its essence. Overall, it is a good book for teens looking for a typical fantasy novel filled with young adult cliches. However, personally, I would recommend thinking twice before picking it up.Read More Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
This one is a quirky children’s book dealing with friendship, love and saving the world, one person at a time!
The book draws from the movie Lego Batman but even if you haven’t watched the movie you can definitely read the book without missing out on anything. I promise.Read More Book Review: Batman’s Guide to Being Cool by Howie Dewin
Twins Cath and Wren are off to university. While Wren is extroverted and blends in easily, Cath is having a hard time adjusting to the new environment. The story follows her journey to finding her true self.
If you want a relaxing and light coming- of- age novel, this is the one for you. However, personally, I am somewhat disappointed and wish there was more to the story.Read More Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
After having to struggle with this one for a while, I’ve realized that History Is All You Left Me is a fairly good book but just not for me.
The first couple of pages were excellent. It was somewhere in the middle where the plot started going downhill and by the end the whole experience was irreversibly damaged.Read More Book Review: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
An astoundingly incredible collection of poetry!
The third book in Amanda Lovelace’s poetry series (first one being The Princess Saves Herself in This One and second being The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One), The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One is a carefully crafted and beautifully arranged collection of poems that together deliver a powerful and empowering message.Read More Book Review: The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Sherlock and Poirot fans, this is the mystery for you!
High-schooler Stevie Bell receives an admission letter from the eminent Ellingham Academy- a sprawling campus with state-of-the-art facilities known for seeking prodigies. However, the school grounds stand witness to a murder committed decades back- a case gone cold. Dubbed Truly Devious, the perpetrator is never caught. Years later, strange happenings are reported at Ellingham and another murder is committed. Stevie resolves to solve the case- her enthusiasm for criminal psychology and law enforcement leading her through.Read More Book Review: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious #1)
A perfect conclusion to an amazing series!
The second novel in the Six of Crows Duology, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo follows the events after Kaz and his crew manage to liberate Kuwei Yul- Bo from the Fjerdan Ice Court only to realize Van Eck never intended to hold his end of the deal. With Inej being held hostage, the crew is pressed for time. Kaz’s vendetta against Pekka Rollins adds a whole other dimension.Read More Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #2)
Set in the Amsterdam-inspired town of Kerch, the Six of Crows revolves around Kaz Brekker and his gang as they fight their way through the cruel brutalities of life.
A light-hearted and breezy read!
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an effortlessly delightful novel about two Mexican- American teenagers- Aristotle Mendoza and Dante Quintana- discovering friendship and love. It centers around themes of family, identity and interpersonal relationships.Read More Book Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz