Title: Shadows of the Night
Author: Priyanka Lal
Publisher: Redgrab Books & Anybook
Genre: Short stories
No. of pages: 160
Recommended for: YA and above
Shadows of the Night is a collection of short stories by Priyanka Lal, all of which has been inspired by someone or the other in the author’s life.
The stories are:
- Love at Sixteen
- The Goan Chase
- Twist of Fate
- Shadows of the Night
- Two can Play
- Things…. That Happen by Chance
- Celebration of Loss
- Language of Love
- Wishes and Sighs
- Life is to Live
- Death do us Part
- The Last Wish and a New Beginning
- Does Love Last Forever
The stories are a wild collection of horror, romance, first-love, new beginnings, human resilience etc. I really enjoyed reading them all but the first one was definitely my favourite.
The language used is very simple so even beginners can read it. The narration was easy-going as well. I could not put the book down once I started reading honestly.
However, the editing can be worked on. As well as the book cover, for I do not think this cover did the book justice.
It was an enjoyable overall read. I rate it a 3/5 stars.
About the reviewer:
Nayanika Saikia, is one of the foremost book reviewers from the North-east and Assam, and is also an admin for the official India bookstagram page on Instagram. She publishes her own reviews and recommendations for poetry, fiction, non-fiction etc. on her bookstagram account @pretty_little_bibliophile which won the NorthEast Creator Awards 2018, as well as in daily newspapers, online magazines etc. She can be contacted at email@example.com .