Authors: Amal Al Kooheji & Sajeda Al Asfoor Genre: Self-help, Non-Fiction Format: Paperback Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Synopsis Our world today has paved way to a digital present and future so why is it taking so long for certain corporations to adjust to this new age and why is Generation Y aka ‘Millennials’ getting the the short end of the stick? Let’s find out as our two main characters Mrs. Hope (Generation X representative) and Saj (Generation Y representative) interact and attempt to understand each other’s generations especially the gaps that ‘Millennials’ need accommodating with, i.e. leadership skills, flexibility and impact.
The synopsis is basically a survival story about a group of six criminals formed and led by crime mastermind Kaz Brekker, tasked to take part in a dangerous heist which will result in unimaginable riches or death.
Author: Madeline Miller Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction Format: Hardback Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The story centres around Circe, daughter of Helios the sun god and Perse, an Oceanid nymph. Although she was a goddess, she was treated poorly by her family and relatives for lacking the appearance of a divine being. Her isolation led her to seek companionship from mortals and her actions led her to discover a power hidden and despised by the gods: witchcraft. She got sentenced to exile by her father to the remote island of Aiaia and in the course of time she spent there, she learnt to hone her gift of magic and ultimately meet different people: both mortals and immortals who aid in shaping the path she decided to pursue: embrace her divinity and the kin who discarded her or stay with the mortals she came to love.
“Name of the Wind” conveys the story of a gifted young man, Kvothe, whose past struggles and encounters earned him a reputation only worthy of legends.
This wasn’t an easy read but a very engaging one. The writing was lovely and intricate. It is apparent how much thought and effort Mr. Rothfuss put into materializing his thoughts into this book. I enjoyed the world building, the side characters but the main lead was difficult to get on board with at times.Read More »
The gifted Australian author Melina Marchetta has graced us with an amazing trilogy called “The Lumatere Chronicles”. This review will cover the first book of the series: “Finnikin of the Rock”.Read More »