A year without summer -Shreyan Laha

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The year 1816 experienced sudden downfall of temperatures. Kolkata had frozen to its lowest of -15 degreecelcius. Widespread diseases were common. Sharat was no exception as he was forced to quit his Zamindar lifestyle after his parents died. On the other hand in 2018, there was Niharika, living in the best of times – in a fairly modern society. She loved her life – her group of friends, her family and everything around her. Little did they know that something awaited them far away in a deserted civilisation 6 billion years into the future; in the planet Nocturne which was ravaged by compounds of a rare element called Barrenium. A Year Without Summer is a tale on how lives can intertwine with no restrictions in space time and dimensions.

 

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REVIEW

Having picked up the book my very first thought was the title itself is so intriguing also what will it be a love story or what genre it is. After reading the blurb it’s a bit clear what ge re it is. And yes the author does not let you down. From the cover itself it gives you a mild softness in the story and a sense of scifi happening all around. The story revolves around the two main characters I love how the story starts. The book is divided into five parts. I love how the book is well researched and written as it isn’t easy to do so with this genre. Over all a good read. The story is a bit long but interesting. Would definitely recommend it to the readers

Just a housewife – Dr.Rakesh Varma

 

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Blurb :

Barkha is a successful working woman. She is rich, beautiful and ambitious. But love eludes her.
Anjali is an intelligent, fearless and ambitious woman with a loving husband and two kids. Outwardly, her little family looks perfect but if you peer closely, her home is falling apart.
Aradhya is a submissive and dutiful wife who fears living after the death of her husband. But then, she has to protect her two little daughters from a harsh world.
What is it that these three women are looking for? Are they looking for love in their life or calm in the love, which they already have?
Just a Housewife explores the journey of three women in search of their identity, in a society constantly questioning their every move in a world that is ruthless.

 

 

 

Review

 

The cover is really colorful and vibrant showing what goes on into a women’s head or the different divergent roles. The blurb gives you an insight about how different women in different places made a good choice and changes around them. How everything around is building and falling apart.
This book really shows the power of women. The title shows its simplicity yet the power of how just being a housewife is so much more than just the title. Different roles and aspects of women have been explained.
I really loved how the book gave in a view of 21st century women.
Loved the way narration was done. A different kind of book. The plot is different.

I liked the book overall.
4/5

From Regular to Remarkable: 365 Motivational Quotes for a Positive Life by Dr Roopleen

 

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We all have experienced days when things get difficult and we find ourselves in a tight place. Yes, life is not always great. On the journey of life, setbacks and disappointments are aplenty. Each day, you set out to fight a battle. Each day, there is more on your plate than you can handle. There are moments when you feel glum and low on energy.

When you are experiencing tough times, coming out of the negative frame of mind doesn’t come easy. The best thing to do during such times is to pep yourself up with positive words. Here are your daily words of encouragement — a collection of 365 quotes that will provide you inspiration and uplift your spirits.

Life is never going to be easy. But you must not lose faith or get discouraged by the temporary setbacks; the show must go on. No matter what happens in life, you must never stop your pursuit of success. And motivational words can take you much higher and much farther than you can think of.

 

 

REVIEW

Having read dr. Roopleens other work I had a feeling this book will also be filled with positivity and lots of energy. The cover is simple and radiates bliss. The title is simple enough and self understanding.
So the book contains different original quotes written by the author. What I really loved is it is compiled into a book so that way all the quotes are easily accessible. The quotes are divided into various categories as and what we need in life some of them being self belief, mistakes , patience, failure , hope and about life itself. I love how the quotes are simple and consists of lot of fierce energy. Loved reading it. Gave alot of hope and some more insight into my life

In conversation with Jasveer Singh Dangi

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Double One Zero (110) – Out of the Shadows’ is a story about deception and one man’s quest to find his identity.
The journey to find his identity will take him across the other side of Earth and then back to the capital of India, Delhi. Along the way, he will try to pick up the pieces and solve the puzzle that his life is. Be ready for the ride of your life as ‘Double One Zero (110)’ comes ‘Out of the Shadows’.

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHOR.

1. Please introduce yourself and tell us when did your journey as a writer begin?
Ans : I am a learning & development professional & a health & safety trainer. Story telling has always been part of my profession but writing only began an year ago with Version One and a Half, which was about my childhood in a small town in ’80s India & how i have improved my life in 2018 using these memories. The second book Diary from Heaven was inspired from my own experiences as a teenager & the third & most recent, Double One Zero (110) – Out of the shadows, launched on 16th Jan, 2020, is my first truely fiction story.

2. The cover indicates crime & Action.
What is the motive behind choosing the title & the cover?
Ans : Crime & action thrillers have always been my favourite genre when it comes to movies. This genre has always fascinated me so I chose to write an action thriller for my first fiction project. Double One Zero (110) will be a series & Out of the Shadows being the first where the title character cones out of the shadows of a world hidden from everyone. Hence the title & the coverpage signify his coming out with a bang.
Does the title has any effect of twist in the story? The title is the essence of the stroy but the real twist lies in Double One Zero (110) discovering the truth about his life as the story proceeds.

3. As we all know your third book released recently, tell us how was the response from the audience for your previous books.
Ans : My first book Version One and a Half had struck the right chord with mellenials who were excited to know about pre-internet era life of ’80s. My second book was about a socially relevant topic of drug addiction & its impact on today’s youth. Many readers have asked me if Arun from Diary from Heaven was a real person or not because of surreal description of his life.

4. What are your opinions on Best selling books ?
Ans : Best sellers I have read are from varied genre like The Subtle Art of Not Giving F*** is about self-help while The Girl in Room 105 deals with terrorism & also show cases a reality that not all IIT’ians go on to start a start-up, some lead normal lives as well.

5. What motivated you to write this book? Did you face any difficulty while writing the book?
Ans : This book is my ode to the action movie genre i have adored while growing up. Characters like John McClean, Martin Riggs, Rambo, Commando & many more have always fascinated me.

6. What is your favorite genre?
Ans : Action & Thriller

7. What message you would like to give to ametute writers & readers?
Ans : Patience pays. Many wannabe writers, including one of my cousin’s, give up writing too soon. Take baby steps but continue writing. Sooner or later you will find direction & complete your work. Readers must experiment & read work of new authors as well.

 

The Missed Beat by G.V. Subba Rao

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Everyone knew Dr. Raj Kumar, the eminent cardiologist and the founder of Get Well Hospitals. But no one knew about a dark secret he nurtured within.

And then one day, his precious daughter Dr. Sheela, gets kidnapped! Hell breaks loose as a free fall of skeletons from the past start haunting him. In this roller coaster ride can he overcome the deadly combination of the present and the future?

Yet another hard ‘heart-hitter’ from G V Subba Rao. A tale of inconceivable, sinister sequence of events with a headlong rush of excitement.

 

 

REVIEW

Once I read the blurb I was really interested to know what the story really holds. The blurb is really catchy and the title is short and relates well to the cardiologist and also as to how it takes you through a thrill and catches your mind.

The book consists of amazing thrill and twists. I really loved how the author narrated the incidents you really feel you’re going through the scenes. The first half of the book was really my favourite after that it got a little difficult to understand so yeah.

It’s a good book with emotions of revenge and nail biting turns in the story.
It’s a little medium lengthy book.
Overall 4/5

The Sinners by Sourabh Mukherjee

 

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Vikram Oberoi is found dead in his penthouse. A few hours ago, his involvement in a sex scandal in NexGen Technologies made headlines across the world.

Who is behind the sinister conspiracy that destroyed Vikram Oberoi, the philandering India Head of NexGen? Rivals within and outside the firm? One of his many jilted lovers or the miffed wife? A mysterious conspirator laying out honey traps to sabotage his plans? Or, is it the ghost of a sinful past that continues to haunt the Oberois?

The Sinners is a fast-paced thriller with a shocking twist that unravels against the backdrop of corporate warfare, illicit relationships and ruthless seduction games.

REVIEW

The cover gives off a really game kind if a vibe along with showing of power and glory. The book is full of twists and turns. I really loved how the book changed its pace and keeps the reader glued to the story. with the blurb itself you can feel and understand how amazing is the story. I absolutely felt as if I was going through a drama movie with such thrill. The words are easy to understand. The author speaks about everything in third person. The story is gripping. there is love, revenge and so much power. All the elements are put up beautifully in the book. Cant wait to read more from the same author. The plot, narration and story all of it will leave an impact on you.
overall 4/5

Give Faith A Chance Kindle Edition by RUTUJA NAIK

Give Faith A Chance by [NAIK, RUTUJA]

 

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“Faith has a vast meaning. Every person has his own definition of Faith, though it’s different from person to person, it plays a crucial role in everyone’s life. Give Faith a Chance is an ordinary tale of six weird teenagers residing in the busiest city of India named Mumbai, each having different cultural and social backgrounds, different personalities, different ideas. They undergo a lot of hurdles and troubles in their life because of often been ignored, misguided, unheard or misinterpreted by society or family. Come read the roller-coaster journey of Kiara – who is full of kindness, optimism, cheerfulness and about her friends. Will their never-ending whirlpool of events and their struggle for moving towards peace, success, dreams come to an virtuous end or will life keep on tossing thorns on them repeatedly? Will their belief waver with various obstacles or will they stand strong and fight their fears and preserve their faith? To Know their story must read- Give faith a Chance. A tale of friendship, love and faith”

 

review

A lovely book with alot of morals to say. Enjoyed reading the book throughout. A story based on faith, love and hope. I love how strong the title is and the cover which is really beautiful and somewhat sums up the story as well. I love how these friend’s are connected no matter whats going on in their lives.
A great read with amazing characterization.