Books of the month – March and April 2019

Hello Booklovers!!!

As you may already know, I pick out a book/books to be crowned as the book/s of the month in my blog, is here again.

I have already picked out winning books for the months of January and February. Today I have picked out the winners for the months of March and April.

And the winners are…..

March, 2019

How to be a bawse by Lilly Singh – 1st to be crowned in March

From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon – 2nd to be crowned in March

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – 3rd to be crowned in March


April, 2019

Geekerella by Ashley Poston – 1st to be crowned in April

Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu – 2nd to be crowned in April

What do you think about the winners? Do share your thoughts and ideas about this post in the comments below. That is all for today folks.

I hope you enjoyed.

Until next post!!!



First Chapter First Para Tuesday Intros : Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond

Hello Booklovers!!!

I am taking part in this weeks First Chapter First Para Tuesday Intros, hosted by I’d rather be at the Beach
Do not forget to visit her blog too, for more amazing things.

If you want to take part in this weekly meme, all you have to do is share the first paragraph or two of the book that you are currently reading or planning to read soon. And do not forget to link it back.

So this is what I got for you today;

Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond



I was waiting in the wings backstage at the Menagerie Hotel and Casino, preparing the equipment for my first stage illusion. Straitjacket, check. Oversized timer and mood-music speakers, check. And most important, transparent coffin, check. As I lay bound inside it, I’d press a button that would expel all the air in the coffin with a dramatic puff, for my audience’s benefit, and then I’d pull off a daring escape.

The coffin might sound morbid, but I wasn’t planning to die in it. I was planning to live.

Forget college or a normal future. I wanted to be a magician: the Miraculous Moira.


Saw this book on Amazon and the blurb aroused my curiosity. I purchased the eBook and I have already started reading it. Really excited and I hope to do a review when I have completed reading it.

That is all for today folks.

Until next post,




Indian Paintbrush by John A. Heldt – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

Welcome to another book review in Hasanthi’s Book Blog.

First, I would like to thank the author, John Heldt, for sending me a free copy of the eBook, in exchange for an honest review.



Arizona, December 1943. After surviving perilous six-month journeys to 1889 and 1918, the Carsons, five siblings from the present day, seek a respite in their home state. While Adam and Greg settle down with their Progressive Era brides, Natalie and Caitlin start romances with wartime aviators and Cody befriends a Japanese family in an internment camp. The time travelers regroup, bury some ghosts, and continue their search for their missing parents. Then old problems return, new ones emerge, and a peaceful hiatus becomes a race for survival. In INDIAN PAINTBRUSH, the sequel to RIVER RISING and THE MEMORY TREE, several young adults find love and adventure as they navigate the home front during the height of World War II. (from Goodreads)

My Review

I have always enjoyed the books by John Heldt. They are so amazingly written. I did not hesitate at all, to accept Indian Paintbrush, to be reviewed.

The story is all about the five Carson siblings traveling through time in search of their parents. This time they are in the setting of the World War II. As mentioned in the synopsis, older problems return and new problems are created and it wonderful to see how they stand up as a united family to face them.

When you start reading the book, you just won’t feel to keep the book away. You want to know what will happen next. It is just like, if you keep the book aside, you will miss what will happen next. (I know, I sound weird). Here the most important thing is the writing style of the author. He has crafted the story in such away, that you feel you are a part of this story too. With every page that you turn, you feel that you being carried away by the story. The characters are created so naturally, they are well-connected with the earlier books. Historical facts are another way that the author has been able to keep the attraction of the reader.

Overall it is a well written book, clear and easy to understand. There is never a dull moment and that makes hard for the reader to put the book down. Definitely  looking forward to reading the next book of this sequel. Filled with suspense, romance and tragedy, I would recommend this book to all of you.

My Rating




(5/5 Stars) Tremendous, I like it very much


I hope you enjoyed this post. Do not forget to leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

Until next post,