Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera – Book Review

Hello All!!!

Wishing all my readers a joyous and Blessed Christmas!!!!

For me, Holidays are all about reading and trying to finish my TBR pile. Here I am with yet another Book Review on this wonderful Christmas day.

Nayomi Munaweera has been  one of my favorite authors and I have always enjoyed her books. This is the second book, that I got the opportunity to read.

Island of a Thousand Mirrors



Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families; two young women, ripe for love with hopes for the future; and a chance encounter that leads to the terrible heritage they must reckon with for years to come.

One tragic moment that defines the fate of these women and their families will haunt their choices for decades to come. In the end, love and longing promise only an uneasy peace.

A sweeping saga with the intimacy of a memoir that brings to mind epic fiction like The Kite Runner and The God of Small Things, Nayomi Munaweera’s Island of a Thousand Mirrors strikes mercilessly at the heart of war. It offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moments. (from Goodreads)

My Review

As I  mentioned earlier, this is the second book that I read, written by Nayomi Munaweera. The very first book of her, that I read was, What lies between us. You can read my review by simply clicking here

Sri Lanka has been going through a civil war for 30 long years. Both Sinhalese and Tamils fought with each other, killing thousands of innocent people from both the sides and many became victims of the war. These 30 years were the toughest and the hardest years foe all Sri Lankans.

Being a Sri Lankan, we were not affected badly by the war, but we heard everyday how it killed so many innocent people around the country.

So, this is exactly how I felt about the book;

  1. Before writing the review, I was checking the other reviews written by many others who have read the book. What I understood was, many people did not have a clear understanding about the civil war era of my country. Therefore, I felt that this story gives an insight of that era to the reader.
  2. The story shares how, two families faces the effects of war in two ares of the same country.
  3. The author also makes it a point to share the cultural and traditional values of the country. (I love to read books written in English about my own country.)
  4. Simple and humble characters constructed carefully, which speaks volumes about the war and its effects.
  5. There are two parts in the story and finally how those two parts are connected to create one story, truly amazed me.
  6. A truly fascinating story written in a powerful way to speak to the heart of the readers.

Normally it takes me so long to complete a book, but I was completely engaged in this one and was able to finish it in two days. The book was such a hit and I enjoyed every word written on each page.

My Rating

starstarstarstarstar (5/5) Tremendous. I like it very much


That is all for this post folks, and hope you enjoyed it. Do not forget to share your thoughts and ideas about this book in the comments below. Until next post,





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