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#BookReview: An Awfully BIG Adventure by Aniesha Brahma

On the jacket:

Seventeen-year-old Yoshita Ray has stopped believing in happily ever after and fairy tales ever since her mother abandoned her. But now that her father’s married again, Yoshita’s world is turned upside down by her new stepbrother, the ten-year-old true believer, Tanay Mukherjee. 

On his tenth birthday, Tanay makes a wish which whisks them away to a magical land where all the fairy tale characters are real! While Yoshita wants to do nothing but leave this place behind, her stepbrother wants to stay. 

Will the rather unfortunately timed adventure tear the stepsiblings apart or will it play a hand in bringing them closer together? 

Join them on An Awfully BIG Adventure to find out!


It is not unknown that I have great faith in the stories Aniesha writes. I know they will touch my heart.Still, with every new story comes an anticipation of what this will be about and will this book keep up to the expectations. Same happened with An Awfully Big Adventure.
Irrespective of my age, i dig children’s stories and enjoy reading and re-reading them. An Awfully Big Adventure also came with a very interesting blurb and an attractive cover pic. Story of to step-siblings, this is different from the ones we are accustomed to reading. While Yoshita has grown out of fairy tales, Tanay is in the ripe age of believing in them. He makes a wish which take him and his sister Yoshita to a land of magic.
Aniesha has taken a story of two siblings who are put together by fate, and then taken on an adventure against the wish of one of them, put them inside a fairy tale and included real time situation of there relationship being tested. Not a very long read, the author has put together a story all lovers of magical tales will devour. Going by the kind of weather there is across the country these days, An Awfully Big Adventure is an ideal read for this holiday season.

Aniesha Brahma wanted to be an author since she was six years old. She was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She studied in Dolna Day School and completed her college degrees (including MPhil) in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. She works as a social media strategist/marketing executive, is the founder and editor of BUZZ Magazine and blogs (almost) regularly at Her debut novel was The Secret Proposal. It was followed by The Guitar Girl, When Our Worlds Collide and All Signs Lead Back to You. She has also worked on children’s books like P.C. Chandra’s Awesome Four and General Press’ Children’s Classic Stories. She was part of the UK-India 2017 India Wales’ The Valley, City and Village (VCV) Project and a speaker at Hay Festival 2017. Aniesha is extremely active on social media and you can get in touch with her by writing to her at

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