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Midnight Sun: A Collection of Tiny Tales by Umme Kulsum

Book blurb:

Twisted Tales with Twisted Emotions.

Midnight Sun is a collection of nine tiny tales that range from thrillers and mysteries to twisted, modern age fairy tales. Be it heart wrenching challenges or a torturous turn of events, a quest for love or an escape from curses, a scarred soul or an old mystery, the characters of Midnight Sun march on.

1) Ignorance is Bliss – Is knowing something better than complete oblivion? Maybe.

2) Winter Murders – Murders are taking place in their cosy, little town. No one knows why they happen every year.

3) No Good in Goodbye – A single decision shatters many lives. Then fate plays its game.

4) The Cursed Truth – She is betrayed by her curse.

5) Prisoned Heart – A lawyer carries a secret.

6) A Silent Howl of Love – She kidnaps the princess again. The knight is on his way with the ransom.

7) Cinderella’s Promise – A Cinderella retelling in which Cinderella makes a deal with the Prince.

8) Cat Got Your Tongue? – His immortality is the least of her worries and the first of his secrets.

9) Picture Perfect – The picture perfect family is not so perfect behind closed doors. There are secrets hanging on the wall that are too scared to utter a loud word.

Genre: Fiction/Short stories

Pages: 36

Format: Kindle

Price: 49 INR/$0.99

My Ratings: 5/5

For someone so young, Kulsum writes with such maturity and penchant that it will amaze the reader about the fluidity and vast array of topics she has covered in this collection. From mystery to horror, to turning a new leaf and fairy tales with a twist, this book has it all.

What I liked about this book:
-> Each tale is unique,making the book a diverse read despite being a single title
-> 0 grammatical errors, which is very very rare these days when it comes to new, young and upcoming authors
-> My favourite ones were Cinderella’s Promise and Prisoner Heart because they break stereotypical writing norms and talk about women empowerment and homosexuality in a most subtle manner
-> Unexpected endings in almost all the tales, leaving the readers wanting for more

What I did not like about the book:
-> Nothing; maybe just the fact that there weren’t more tales

I would recommend this to all, even the new readers because it is sure to get you into the habit of reading.

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