BOOK REVIEW - The Chai House by Priti Srivastava



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Book Details:

Book TitleTHE CHAI HOUSE by Priti Srivastava
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  123 pages
Genre: Dystopian Thriller, Feminist Fiction, Horror
Publisher:  Independently Published
Release date:  December 8, 2020
Content Rating:  R: The story takes place under fascist rule. There are descriptions of war, violence, rape, and forced birth. 
Book Description:

The Chai House is a haunting debut novel that explores the complexity of community when individuals are unaware of their own roles in upholding systems of oppression. Swati has spent her entire life trying to live up to her family’s expectations of her. She has learned it is easiest to just do what is asked of her, without resistance; a skill that has helped her survive in the early years of the Knights, an authoritarian regime. When her mother has a request for Swati, she agrees to it as it is the only way to help her young niece have some sort of future. An emotional page turner, The Chai House examines the desire to be true to yourself in a world where familial, cultural, societal, and political values direct you to stay small and stay silent.

I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Priti Srivastava and iRead Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

While this is not my usual genre, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it, this debut is amazing! The description intrigued me because I am curious about whether a dystopian world is possible and if so, what would it really be like to live in this type of society.  Would women really be controlled in the way described and believe the propaganda about it being for their own good?

The book is interesting and full of twists and turns. I was engaged from start to finish and wanted more at the end (in a good way!). In many ways, I identified with this book and the characters. The characters are well developed, interesting and people I would befriend.
I highly recommend and am excited to read more from this author!

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Meet the Author:

Priti Srivastava lives in Madison, Wisconsin with their best friends. Priti works to create inclusive spaces as they hope that one day everyone will feel as though they belong. When Priti isn’t working or doing chores, they enjoy playing video games, making their friends laugh, eating samosas, and sitting quietly. They also love to read and on the rarest of occasions Priti writes about Priti in the third person. Priti loves to connect with readers. Follow them on social media to request a virtual visit with your book club.

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Oct 17 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 19 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 20 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 21 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review / giveaway
Oct 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 26 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Oct 27 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 28 – @shangread_la - book review / giveaway
Oct 31 – fundinmental - book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 1 – @bookqueenbee – audiobook review
Nov 2 – Geaux Get Lit – book review / giveaway
Nov 3 – @onecreativeartist – book review
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  1. Thank you so much for reading my story! I’m really happy to learn you enjoyed it ❤️📚🙏🏽


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