Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Itsy Bitsy Spyder - Book Review

 Book Review

The Itsy Bitsy Spyder 

Book Name : The Itsy Bitsy Spyder 

Author        : Apeksha Rao

Format        : E book

Pages         : 68

Blurb :

What do you do when your mother feels that you don’t trust her?
If you’re Samira Joshi, and your mother is an elite spy who works for RAW, the first thing you do is … hide the knives.
After that, you go straight to the therapist that she has chosen.
For, when your mother knows seventeen different ways to kill a man, you don’t argue with her. Much.
Unless she’s trying to destroy your dreams.
Then, you fight dirty. Like a spy.
Samira is sweet, sassy, and almost seventeen. She dreams of becoming a badass spy like her parents.
And, why not?
That’s exactly what her parents have trained her to be.
So, why is her mother suddenly acting like a typical Indian mom and pushing her to be a doctor?
Samira can swear on her stack of covert operative manuals that it has something to with her mother’s last mission.
Her therapist disagrees. She feels the key to the mystery lies in Samira’s childhood.
Between her mother’s drama, a trouble-making grandmother, and a confused therapist, Samira’s life is spinning out of control.
What’s a good spy to do when her dreams are in danger?

This book is the prequel to Along Came A Spyder, the first book in The Spyder Series.

Why did I read the book ?

Growing up, I was always fascinated by spy stories and how they operated. This book intrigued me and I was fascinated to read about Samira's mother's work. Also, I enjoy reading books which a series of books and this book is a prequel to Along came a Spyder in the The Spyder Series.

Review :

This book is a Young Adults, fiction book and it introduces the readers to Smira's life which is full of wonderful adventures. I loved Smira and her mother's characters. The  argument between mother and daughter is exactly how a mother and a teenage daughter have constantly.The book is very easy to read and can be read in a single sitting. Some of the comments made by the grandmother were very witty. I loved the twists and turns in the book . I am looking forward to reading the sequel of the book. I want to know what happened in Georgia and what happened to Smira when she was five years old and whe is she not able to openly talk about it.

About the author :

Apeksha Rao is a multi-genre author from Bangalore.

She is the author of Along Came A Spyder, which is the story of a seventeen year old girl who wants to be a spy.

Apeksha has written many short stories based on the same series.
She is a voracious reader and a foodie.

Apeksha’s current works in progress: A middle-grade book, a chick-lit featuring a detective, and a horror novel (the writing of which is giving her sleepless nights).

Rating : 4/5


  1. I enjoy reading short stories, review looks promising to me

  2. This book seems really interesting, increasing my curiosity to read it. Really loved the way you have reviewed it.


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