JEAN ANGEL BY ATUL ARJUN MOHITE - BOOK REVIEW Book21 #BOOKMARATHON




Zesia is a fanatasy land where women are being ill-treated by a tyrant king. Anyone who dares to defy the king would be tortured and killed. Women are not allowed to travel unless accompanied by men. Even the queen was not spared from the cruel and misogynistic reign of the king.When the people are disgusted of the atrocities happening around, a prophecy travels through the air like a breeze of relief. notwithstanding the fact that the prophet had to face the consequences of speaking out the truth, it gives expectations to the people of Zesia, that the child of prophecy would bring an end to the reign, the one who can see the things that noone else can see.

While the mayhem is happening in the kingdom, the queen finds solace in the love and care of a soft hearted soldier and bears his child, whom he names Jean. What will happen to the child, born our of marriage of the queen? How will the king react? What is the future of Zesia? The rest of the plot holds an answer to these questions.

The book is a decent easy read for the teenagers. Barring a few grammatical errors, the book has been proof read and set. Author has tried to imbibe several analogies with the life in Zesia and Kala Nagiri. The book is quite short and hence could be read in an hour or two. Except the names of Robert (King) and Jean, the rest of the names are out and out Indian names. The mismatch could be explained in the sequel, which is imminent considering how the book ended. Author has attempted well in holding the intrigue of the readers. The book must be assessed as a YA Fantasy, a pre teen read at that.

Overall the book is decent read targetting the pre teens.

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