Book review: The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar


Book: The Paper Swan

Author: Leylah Attar

Plot:They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.They lie. For 21 days she held on.But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense.

Rating: 3.5/5


It is like the kardashians

You may hate them and write essays about how the kardashians  are bad role models for the society but you can’t deny that there is something that still draws you to them even if you hate yourself for being vulnerable to the kardashian clan drama.

The book is exactly like the kardashian drama. At one end you want to walk on your knees to the nearest church for having to share a world with the Kardashian clan but on the other end you can’t help from clicking on the gossip link that probably would say something like “guess what kim kardashian wore to impress Kanye”.

On one hand I am mentally burning myself on the stake in hell and frying the part of my brain, extra crispy, that made me pick this book in the first place but on the other hand I am running through the chapters outpacing even hurricanes because I want to know where this is all going

Cliché is what this book is. The first chapter is like the starting of a fresh school year. You are nervous, excited and everything is new and the adrenaline is high and come to the second chapter and you are back to that dreaded crawling pace of never ending school life, with same old pathetic chapters vying for our attention and teachers trying our patience and school mates dying to get killed by us. Oh the joys of life.

Seriously !! the book starts with a bang and then falls into your typical Stockholm syndrome with teeny weeny twist and then somewhere in the middle the book does actually picks up a pretty interesting turn but then returns back to being cliché

Language is not the finest and so is the narration. The story is all about romance so all you romance fans can join the book club with a copy of the book but If you are expecting something kickass you will be the one who will be getting kicked in the…. Well you get the picture

There is nothing wrong with the book except that it is a predicable book and with a little tweak here and there. It is not as exciting as it may appear from its cover and title. Right into the second chapter and you will see how it the same old story. Yes in the middle there is a little interesting turn of events but that is just to keep it from completely falling apart. This is exactly one of those book that can be dealt with by reading the first chapter and the last chapter and everything in between relatively blurs out in comparison.


Enjoy some beautiful quotes from the book

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