Review: The Hidden Children: The Lost Grimoire

The Hidden Children: The Lost Grimoire The Hidden Children: The Lost Grimoire by Reshma K. Barshikar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter opened up a new world to be explored. It is not that this genre was not written before but it broken new ground. Reshma’s brainchild “The Hidden Children” is a very good book in fantasy genre.

Jai and Nallini (shoudn’t it be Nalini? Never mind) wants to be extraordinary. Shayamukthy is just a wanderer. The story takes a turn when some strange things start happening around them. Will they be able to deal with it?

The fantasy genre is being explored in India right now. The main market is of romance and those writers are dime a dozen. Everyone is writing romance. This book is different and it takes a detour from that done to death genre. The teenage fantasy is light and free flowing. The language is first rate and interest is kept throughout.

Reshma has written fantasy in India. It is a good effort and should be appreciated and promoted. The book is a long read and thick. However, the pacing is such it doesn’t seem so. 3/ 5 stars.

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