Book Review Of The Hidden Children: The Lost Grimoire By Reshma K. Barshikar

Book Review Of The Hidden Children: The Lost Grimoire By Reshma K. Barshikar

  • Publisher: Two Ravens Publishing

  • Publication Year: 2018

  • ISBN-10: 9353216206

  • ISBN-13: 978-9353216207

  • Pages: 420

  • Rating: 4 on 5

Magic and fantasy is a genre that as always appealed to me as a reader, which is why I was truly excited by the prospect of reviewing The Hidden Children: The Lost Grimoire. The book penned by Reshma K. Barshikar is not the usual book of magical experiences. The cover page of the book has been beautifully and appropriately designed. It reflects the fact that the readers are about to enter a world that is both dark and beautiful.
Shayamukthy or Shui is a regular teenage girl going through life. Even after she moves to India from the US, the stress of being in a new culture and a new school fail to dampen her spirits. That is until a new girl named Anya, joins her class . Even though Shui’s best friend Nallini seems to develop an instant dislike for Anya, Shui feels a strange attraction towards her. As Shui gets to know Anya better, she is drawn into a world of magic and wonder, where people speak to trees and butterflies and even the dead. But like everything else in life, Shui has to pay a price for the magic and whether she is ready for the same remains to be seen.
Rather it demands the complete time and effort of the readers to ensure the expected level of engagement. The plot of the story is completely Indian and yet it has a class that matches the top fantasy novels from across the world. Reshma needs to be applauded for the fact that she has managed to weave every single thread of the plot in the most interesting manner. The fast paced storyline, and the thrill make it a truly interesting read. I consider The Hidden Children: The Lost Grimoire to be a great addition to my collection and wish Reshma all the best for its success.

I got the book as a part of the review program in Outset”