Once Upon A Genie -by Durriya Kapasi

BLURB – Daisy had no idea what was in store for her when she uncovered the priceless reward concealed in a miscellaneous bottle; a super sexy genie that would pull the rugs below her feet. Khalil Muwahid, the genie owed Daisy his gratitude for freeing him from the trap. He generously asked her for three wishes without holding any grudges against her. Gradually there was a strong connection between them, the bond of love. Also, the rules of Djinn world were amended for their love, where Daisy wasn’t supposed to ask for the third wish since they could be together, everlastingly. BUT on the horns of Dilemma, Darren, Daisy’s best friend’s life was at threat. Does she use the last wish to save Darren? Or does she save her love?

REVIEW –

TITLE AND COVER – The title is very catchy and indulges you into knowing more about what the book is about. The cover is so amazing with the glossy cover, i instantly fell for the book. And the blurb all the more, lets you want to read the book very eagerly. Keeping the suspense alive and not giving much.

THEMES COVERED – love,  imagination, sacrifice and hope.

CHARACTERS – daisy is the main character and soul of the story, Darren is her best friend and then the hero – khalil( the genie).  You will absoulutely love daisy’s character of how bubbly cheerful and caring she is. Darren is her best friend and funny. Khalil makes you fall in love with him instantly! Less characters and beautiful plot by the author.

PACE – medium paced.

STORY – It is a different book for sure.  Starts with daisy’s grandmas death and she leaving a gift for her. when unknowingly she frees the genie away. little did she know and she fell in love with khalil – who asks her for her three wishes and wants to go back to the genie land. they fall in love. she has already asked for two wishes now what about the third one? read the book to know more!

WHAT YOU WILL REALLY LOVE – We all want something surreal? don’t we. This book takes you to a sweet trip. lucid language and easy flowing. The way each incident has been described, the freshness of the story. the way each persons dialogue is given with its name , which will not confuse you at all during reading it. It definitely keeps you hooked to the book, and with the ending the book. I am really waiting for its second book. Also as a debut book by the author – she has done a tremendous job. you will feel connected to the story – the pain and the love. The scenes between daisy and genie, also few hilarious incidents that take place. makes you believe in magic all over again!

definitely recommended.

overall -4/5

I would like to thank the author – Durriya kapasi to provide me the book in exchange of an honest review!

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Parrot Under the Pine Tree by Mr Surendra Pratap Singh

 

BLURB – Parrot under the Pine Tree is the powerful expression of love. In the girl’s heart; it’s subtle, sublime and eternal. But in the boy’s heart; it’s earthy, insecure and restless. The anxiety brings the two young hearts close. In the clean and tranquil environs of Kausani, Vedanta inadvertently meets Saranga under bizarre circumstances and both fall in love with each other. But Alas! Their happiness doesn’t last long. On one fateful night of temptation, the storm that blows up not only consumes his heart and soul, but also shreds that of Saranga into pieces. On insistence of her grandma Saranga agrees to give a second chance to a repentant Vedanta. But misgivings remain in her heart. Will Kausani rework the magic again between the estranged couple?

REVIEW –

TITLE AND COVER  – The cover is of beautiful nature and greenery. the blurb tells you it is a romance genre and keeps up the suspense. The title is too beautiful.

THEMES – human nature and love.

It is a love story that brews in between saranga and vedanta in kausani. You will really like how vedanta tries to win over saranga’s love and their time together. the book is a long read of 250 pages but very descriptive.The way narration has been done is way beyond beautiful, each description takes you to a new imaginative experience. This novel is so much of poetry. Language is poetic and easy flowing. Ever fell in love, everything falls into place – the togetherness,, child and embrace. Suddenly something happens. Vedanta cheats upon saranga. she is hurt and they separate for a while. everybody suggest vedanta to go to kausani again where everything started but will it end on a good note as well?what happens next? read the book to know more.

overall 4/5

 

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Twenty Twenty: A Race Against Time by Anuraag Srivastava

 

BLURB – Life is a fast-paced Twenty20 game and you need to keep playing to win. Abhi and Aditi are siblings who want to realise their dreams in the ever upgrading world. In the midst of all the struggle and success, they get entangled in a strange web. If they are not able to resolve the crisis in twenty days, their very existence can come under threat. In short, they have to hit sixes on every bouncer thrown at them. Not just with the world outside, this ordeal is also a fight with one’s own character and principles.
Unwanted situations, unexpected turns, money and sex push them deeper into the web. Manipulations and treachery become the order. The hunter becomes the hunted. A vicious circle of betrayal and debauchery is created. ‘Twenty Twenty’ is a story of betrayal, deceit and relationships, where a master planner devises games, to get to his own ambition

 

REVIEW –

TITLE AND COVER – The cover shows a race in being first in everything, that they are in haste and they are in a plan. The cover is relatable and also is the title when you read the whole book.

The blurb keeps the suspense stirring. The author has done a tremendous job in charcterization, you can actually imagine those two from the cover throughout the book.

abhi and aditi are in trouble and need an amount of 20 lakhs within two weeks – how they get the amount and make through the tension is described. at one time of the book, all you will find is hot romance brewing.

The relationship between the two siblings is very understanding. at the end of the book you will really feel like, what an amazing experience. thrill, suspense and what not. beautifully written with easy language.

the mastermind who thinks is the winner is not really winning, what happens?  do they manage the twenty or there life is at stake?read the book to know more.

overall -4/5

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much: What if the Loved One You Lost Were to Come Back? by Vikrant Khanna

 

 

BLURB – Can true love bring someone back from the dead?Akshara is left devastated by her mother’s death and spends most of her time in solitude at the local park. One day, as she is sobbing uncontrollably, a young man named Harry approaches her. They become friends and Harry recounts to her a story about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend to help ease some of her pain. The story makes Akshara hopeful that she can perhaps see her dead mother again. But she soon realizes that Harry isn’t what he seems to be. Even the characters in his story seem dubious, almost unreal. So what is he hiding? And why? Is there any truth to his story at all?In this darkly suspenseful romance mystery, Akshara is left facing a truth that will make her doubt not just Harry but herself as well . . .

MY REVIEW –

TITLE AND COVER – The title is intriguing makes you think, what is it about and very catchy. the cover which is glossy and dreamy just makes it better to read it over.

The story is about a teen akshara who is’nt over the death of her mother. how harry comes into her life tells her a story and there the beautiful narration starts. the blurb tells you alot about the story still keeping up the suspense.You will definitely feel alot of emotions raging in of you, a different book with a new story plot having romance, inner turmoil, sadness and amalgamation of other emotions. It is brilliantly written with easy language yet very beautifully. definitely keeps you hooked to the book till the end. there are many lines that will hit some points in your mind. it is written with depth. characterization has been done very well too.

I rate it an overall – 4/5.

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37+ Grace Marks: …Because Life is Beyond Numbers by Vishal Anand

 

 

BLURB –

What happens when you fall in love at first sight? That too in college, which is supposed to be the best time of one’s life. But is it the best place to find love too?

Viraj falls head over heels in love with his classmate Nimisha, who could make boys on campus go crazy. While his friends Punit and Sahil just want to have fun – despite poor mark-sheets, grace marks to pass, and other everyday adventures – Viraj wants more from his life and love.

Life has led Viraj to the edge of a cliff. He has a choice to make – to forget everything and jump, or fight.

What brought him here? An unrequited love, encounters with law, or the dilemma of grace marks? Where does Viraj’s story eventually end?

Welcome to 37 + Grace Marks, Viraj’s journey to discover that there is more to life than marks.

 

REVIEW –

the title here will obviously get your eyes on the book and make you want to read it.

The blurb and the cover tell you about the book it is related to college. also the cover is relatable.  Viraj is the main lead here and just like any other teenager falls in love with Nimisha one of her engineering classmates and then do things fall apart or fall together? get your copy to know more.

what you will really love is the way the scenes are described and teenage love takes over his mind and soul. the phone calls, hanging out in cafes, treats, the failures and sucess. the language is easy to understand. this book is like your college experience all over again. some places you may feel few things were not necessary to the plot but overall the book makes sense. this book also deals with how one may get so many setbacks and still go through it. the curiosity to know the climax remains throughout the book. various emotions will be felt through the book, where you can relate to so many of the quotes or happenings. worth a read 🙂

plot -4/5

title -4/5.

cover -4/5

overall -4/5

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DeAttached (Shades of time) Paperback – by Ram Joshi

 

 

BLURB – “Not everyone is meant to walk together, but true love always leads to the path of freedom and timeless bliss.”

Olivia, a traveler blog writer, left shaken when she returned back from her Europe trip.

Olivia’s mother, Meera claimed she lied all these years about the death of Olivia’s father, Rahil.

Dazed with all the new information Meera revealed, Olivia failed to distinguish if it was true or just an illusion of Meera’s ill mind – as doctors indicated the possibility that a person with Alzheimer’s might have hallucinations.

To find out the truth was as crucial for Olivia as for Meera’s treatment.

DeAttached – Two tales at the same point in time unfolds the story of a woman who failed in her relations, happiness in marriage that last long, eternal freedom of a man who never did fly out of his cage, and a journey to live a life of purpose.”

 

REVIEW –

Cover- a beautiful and sombre cover with an apt title vividing to the pain of the story.

Themes- love, revenge, inner turmoil.

the book has a well written lucid language , easy to understand . two stories keep going hand in hand. very well woven story leaving you with effects on your mind.

strong messages given into the book. the beauty of the book is its simple yet creative touch to words and twists.

a few mistakes were there but definitely worth a read. refreshing psychological journey keeping you hooked to the book.

overall -4/5

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Dying to Live Paperback – by Monisha K. Gumber

 

BLURB – An honest, painful and often humourous narrative- a tale of resilience, courage and grace..when nothing matters anymore…

Megha, a young super-achiever with a perfect life has all that is needed to be happy. After all why wouldn’t she? A swimming champion, school topper, popular, good-looking girl with amazing friends and loving parents. What more could a girl ask for? A lot, actually.

Because even when she has it all; she sulks and does the unthinkable. A grave mistake that could take her to her own grave. But survivor that she is, she breaks through the wall of ‘perfections’ and accepts that she is what she is: sad, vulnerable and confused. Oh, don’t get her wrong, as she puts up a tough fight to reach where she is meant to be. And on the way learns some lessons that will take her through this amazing journey called life. A happy kind of life.

MY VIEWS ON THE BOOK –

starting with the cover it is really quirky and colourful. the title also giving an insight about the book. having read the first book by the author – you will be definitely waiting for this book. Beautiful images and jokes bring you back to the childhood memories over and again. wanting you to live those. Just the struggle of a school kid to manage every aspect of her life- getting good grades, being a good kid and excelling. how not being able to manage it properly may lead to health disaster and coping up may take alot of time. just an experience of peeping into one’s personal diary and knowing about it. you will definitely like how her nani helps her – that portion of the book is really priceless. and so are the other parts of the book. hope is an important aspect of humans skin and that is what is focused in this book along with many relatable lines and jokes. Language is easy to understand and definitely an amazing job done by the author again.

 

overall -4/5

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