Review: Book: The Bookweaver’s Daughter- Malavika Kannan

Title: The Bookweaver’s Daughter

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Malavika Kannan

Publisher: Tanglewood

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page Count: 250 Pages

ISBN: 978-1939100412

Author or Book Website: ABOUT | Malavika Kannan

Link to Amazon purchase page: The Bookweaver’s Daughter: Kannan, Malavika: Books

Link to Goodreads: The Bookweaver’s Daughter by Malavika Kannan | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

The Bookweaver’s Daughter is an #OwnVoices YA fantasy—a tale of magic, Indian lore, and radical female friendship, written by debut author, Malavika Kannan, when she was 17 year old. Malavika is an Indian-American novelist, feminist writer, and political activist raised in the suburbs of Central Florida and currently a freshman at Stanford University.

In the ancient Indian kingdom of Kasmira, stories don’t begin with “once upon a time.” 

Instead, Kasmiris start a woman’s story with those who came before her: her parents, grandparents, ancestors. For fourteen-year-old Reya Kandhari, her story always starts the same: with the fabled line of Bookweavers, tracing centuries back to the lost Yogis—the mythical guardians of Kasmiri culture who created the world itself. As a result, Reya’s entire life has been shaped by words. Words of mystique and mythology. Words of magic that allow her father, the Bookweaver, to bring his stories to life. Words of power that make him the target of tyrants who will stop at nothing to destroy magic in Kasmira.

Living in disguise as a peasant in the fields, Reya’s sole focus is protecting the Bookweaver’s secret. But when her father is taken, Reya must flee deep into the jungle, alone with her best friend Nina and one ancient book. Grappling with Reya’s newfound magic, the two girls find themselves in the center of a war of liberation where magic reigns unchecked, and destiny takes a dark turn. As the stakes get higher, Reya realizes that her father’s legacy contains more power than she ever imagined. For Reya Kandhari is more than just a fugitive—she is a symbol of revolution. And that makes her a threat.

In a tale of magic, Indian lore, and radical female friendship, Reya must pass the final test: the Bookweaver’s daughter must weave her own destiny. The fate of Kasmira depends on it.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. When I read the blurb for this book I was so excited to see how it would all workout. I have to say it is a magical world that she has created and the characters are amazing. It pulled me in and I wanted see what would happen to the characters. The magic of the Bookweavers that bring stories to life is magically perfect. With each page I wanted to know more about Reya as she move forward. My heart broke for all she had to go with on her journey, but her self-discovery was so wonderful. It left me hanging on each word to see what would happen next.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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