The first thing that goes through any bookworm’s mind when they think “Stephenie Meyer” is “Oh, she’s that vampire wali author, no?” Yes, she is. And yes, the Twilight movies were adapted from Meyer’s books. But I will say this over and over again, like any booklover: The books were better. And the books weren’t as bad as the movies. [The movies had some bad acting. I say bad acting because there were some actors in there with tremendous acting capabilities. All of it gone to dust.]
Sharath Komarraju’s books give out a rustic, village feeling. Everything the characters do is filled with an Indianness that resonates with everyone. He, yet again, sets his story in a small village where as he says, “everyone knows everyone else.” The Puppeteers of Palem starts off on a tentatively eerie note, as if it is trying to gauge whether or not the reader is going to get scared.