Author: Aniesha Brahma
Format: Kindle Edition
No Of Pages: 111
Genre: Children’s Story, Adventure, Fairy Tale
Seventeen-year-old Yoshita Ray has stopped believing in happily ever after and fairy tales ever since her mother abandoned her. But now that her father’s married again, Yoshita’s world is turned upside down by her new stepbrother, the ten-year-old true believer, Tanay Mukherjee.
On his tenth birthday, Tanay makes a wish which whisks them away to a magical land where all the fairy tale characters are real! While Yoshita wants to do nothing but leave this place behind, her stepbrother wants to stay.
Will the rather unfortunately timed adventure tear the step siblings apart or will it play a hand in bringing them closer together?
Join them on An Awfully BIG Adventure to find out!
This review is part of b00kr3vi3ws tours, I would like to thank the team for the review copy.
The Cover with a castle will make us to think it’s a fairy tale but you will be surprised when you read the book, it’s more of reality check with the help of fairy tale.
Yoshita, a nine year old girl’s belief in ” Happily Ever After “gets shattered after her parent’s divorce. she is now a big girl but sticks to the lesson she learnt from her past life. Her father is re-married and she lives happily yet bit concerned about her stepmother and her stepbrother Tanay. Tanay wishes “an awfully big adventure” on his birthday. Did the adventure happen?. What kind of adventure could it be? Did Yoshita change her mind on ” Happily ever after”?
The way author described the little kid broken heart through the falling of fairy tale book was emotional and touching. The sudden travel to the Charmed City was magical. I liked Yoshita tantrum in a way while she was at charmed city. The Characters we read as a children popped up here and there but the magic was missing.All characters had known about their end story but wanted to go against it. That twist was really good. This story beautifully portrayed the sibling love that exists beyond the blood relation.
The adventure was very short and passed like a flick. The story would be much more interesting if it had more elaborate adventure of Yoshita and Tanay. The end part was rushed up. Editing could have been better, few typo errors here and there.Apart from that this story has all the ingredients to be a perfect children’s story. Kids will love this book.
Overall this is a cute story with ” Happily ever after” message as usual but the best part in this story is “This a fairy tale inside a pool of fairy tale”.
Yes definitely for the children , read for them.
About The Author
Aniesha Brahma wanted to be an author since she was six years old. She was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She studied in Dolna Day School and completed her college degrees (including MPhil) in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. She works as a social media strategist/marketing executive, is the founder and editor of BUZZ Magazine and blogs (almost) regularly at http://www.anieshabrahma.com. Her debut novel was The Secret Proposal. It was followed by The Guitar Girl, When Our Worlds Collide and All Signs Lead Back to You. She has also worked on children’s books like P.C. Chandra’s Awesome Four and General Press’ Children’s Classic Stories. She was part of the UK-India 2017 India Wales’ The Valley, City and Village (VCV) Project and a speaker at Hay Festival 2017. Aniesha is extremely active on social media and you can get in touch with her by writing to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.