When You’re Gone by Amit Sharma

When You're Gone by [Sharma, Amit]

BLURB –

Amman is a travel writer on an assignment in Shimla. A happy-go-lucky guy that he is, Amman stumbles upon a girl named Ayesha who captures his heart and changes everything that he has ever known. Their attraction for each other turns into love that cannot be described in a few words, and both end up falling in love at the end of a road journey through the beautiful landscapes of Himachal.
But things change between them when Amman vanishes and Ayesha leaves for Paris disheartened. Years later, their paths cross again, not once but twice. Will she accept the love that she has waited for all her life, or choose to tread her own path?
When You’re Gone is a tale of self discovery, bliss, love and longing in a time where love has become a loaded word.

 

REVIEW –

From the start of the book to the end it is a sweet and soft read which is bound to mix in emotions. The cover is really nostalgic and the title really pulls you to read. The description of each event really is good. It goes about the story of two people meeting accidentally – falling in love and then parting away. And then comes the twists and turns of the story which have been written meticulously. The detailing of himachal and the conversations between them. The book seemed to be a bit lenghty at places.

A simple story with hope, remembrance and love which entangles us all.

overall -4/5.

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Catch Me If You Can by Rafaa Dalvi

 

 

Catch Me If You Can by [Dalvi, Rafaa]

 

BLURB –

What happens when the world’s best detective realizes that his prodigy has become a wanted global con artist? Prepare for a wild cat-and-mouse chase around the world.

 

REVIEW –

This book is a short read of 18 pages which starts of news Guinness records of Sir Lingham which is a funny name and also has a story behind it( in the end it leaves on a note of sarcasm). Reading this is definitely going to leave you with a wide grin and exhilaration. The book is paced well with proper description of characters and events. The cover goes along well and the title does justice with the funny ending of the story. You will definitely feel glued to the story. Starts and ends on a high note.

The characters are few with proper description. The book sort of felt like the scene of dhoom where hrithik takes away the diamond. The book is written brilliantly with wit and humour.

Overall – 4/5

When Blessings Come: Life Becomes Beautiful by Ranjit Arora

BLURB :

Blessings are a wonderful gift from the Almighty which come when you pray with a true heart. This book unravels those moments when such blessings are received and life takes a pleasant turn, resulting in everything falling in place. The book is a collection of short stories from the author’s own life and of his dear ones where the Almighty showered his blessings, thus ending their struggle and gifting beautiful and joyous moments. Although difficult to understand, everybody experiences situations in life when their prayers are answered and tough times in hindsight seem to bring the most positive changes. The author has succinctly narrated how he handled tough situations with courage, conviction, and impressions others left on him that shaped his life. The stories hope to make the readers relive similar experiences from their own lives. Life becomes beautiful when you develop new relationships, turn strangers into friends with a good attitude and empathy, and express gratitude to people who are the harbingers of good tidings and to the Almighty for His blessings, sometimes consciously summoned or naturally received.

 

REVIEW :

Blessings can come in various forms in the smallest of package or something really life changing. This book is a personal book full of incidents that has happened with the author from school-college too even writing the book. Everything can be possible with the help of blessings and realizing those small incidents that take place in one’s life. This book is a collection of happenings from his life into short stories. Every story is from a different time period of his life. The book is kind of a one time read with personal incidents one might relate to. I felt some of the stories in this book very mediocre. The cover goes well with the title but I feel the book could have done better.

A one time read with light stories and incidents that will refresh your memories.

Overall – 3/5.

Walk Out of Your Head : How To Knockout Overthinking & De-clutter The Mind by Haqiqat Ali

 

 

Walk Out of Your Head : How To Knockout Overthinking & De-clutter The Mind by [Ali, Haqiqat ]

 

BLURB :

Let me tell you a thing!
You can stick to alkaline water.
You can hit the gym six days a week, for years.
You can stick to all the veganism in the world.
You can calculate nutrients intake and take supplements for your body.
But if you don’t take care of the chaos going on in your head, you are still unhealthy!
You may be the smartest living animal,< but if you overthink, you will get your mind cluttered.
And if you do not de-clutter it, you will start living in your head, contemplate your thoughts over and over again, and take no decisions, no action!
Don’t do that, be the smartest animal…

WALK OUT OF YOUR HEAD

 

REVIEW :

The mind is at war almost all of the times. Thinking too much, nothing and suddenly everything may seem to go out of hand in no time. This book is about mental health and how de-cluterring it will help in an enormous load of from the life and make living easy. This book helps you realise that life is not impossible and anything can be done if you set your mind to. It is all about letting your mind sending signals and help you live better. The book has various chapters dealing with steps on how one can de-clutter there are personal incidents given by the author. The cover has a bright and positive effect on the reader. Easy language and a light short read as if you are having a conversation with your friend over coffee. Informative-short and enlightening!

a boost of positivity.

overall -4/5

I am a home to butterflies by J. Alchem (Poetry)

I am a home to butterflies by [Alchem, J.]

 

ABOUT THE BOOK :

A captain sinks with his ship
then why cannot a lover?

This collection of poetry is all about you and me, but I am afraid it will no longer be about ‘you and me’ once a reader picks it up. It will then be about them only.

It will be all about the one they loved like thunder, about the one they struggled hard to keep, who had left them in the middle of their ‘forever’, about their world shattering into pieces, about them gluing together every piece, and about them falling in love one more time.

And if you still think it is about you and me, you haven’t loved someone like thunder, yet.

 

REVIEW :

Finished off the book within an hour oh my what a tremendous book it is! Having read other books by the author this book was also very much awaited and I could not wait to dig in! Basically the book is a collection of poems, quotes and in the end few letters. The book felt like going through someone’s pain along with them. Every quote and poem has a different perspective. And I’m sure more than most of the incidents one has definitely gone through in there life time. The book majorly is themed on love. Unrequited love. Half love. One sided love. And for the longing of being loved by self or looking back for the lost lover. The book has different variety. What I really enjoyed is the softness and so many feelings every poem/ quote arises I really loved the title as well. The cover could have been different but together as a book it works really well. So many quotes will punch you in the gut. This book feels like you’re soaking into emotions and finally letting out all that you once felt. The book also feels really personal. The doodles/ drawing also add up to the whole book!
Definitely to be read if you don’t want to miss an emotional rollercoaster.
Overall -3.5/5

A Woman Unparalleled: The Millennial’s Guide to Create One’s Self Worth – Preet Sandhu

 

 

A Woman Unparalleled: The Millennial's Guide to Create One's Self Worth by [Sandhu, Preet, Sandhu, Preet ]

 

BLURB :

As a businesswoman, I have gone through several phases and have done much learning and unlearning to reach where I am today. As per my understanding, writing involves a deep understanding of life experiences and teachings. In this book, I have penned down all my experiences to light up the way for others in their journey.
This book will contain everything starting from motivation, to information to experiences. This book will issue some of the major problems that we face today not only in our professional lives but also in our personal lives. While reading this book, readers will learn three paths of life, i.e. the paths of Identification, Realization & Implication.

REVIEW :

 

This is the book that I read once I wokeup this morning and It could not have been a better start than this. So this book revolves around the authors life and the good things she has learnt and extracted from life from time to time. The book has its personal touch because of all the personal experiences put up in this. So the book has various chapters on how one can live a fuller life and what mistakes we all often do like not believing in self. The chapters are divided into such parts which deals with self worth, fears and how to conquer. The book is written beautifully and keeps flowing. The book is like a journal which will definitely keep you indulged. Every chapter in the end has a take away. I guess one will always read and reread to learn more from the book. The cover could have been much better. I really liked the title which makes one curious and wants to know more about the book. This is the era of woman empowerment and this book focuses around how one should maintain balance as well in their mind and their professional life. How a hobby as in authors case writing can help you lead a much more filling life. This book is a small self-help kind of a book.
A short read that one will definitely like!
Overall -4/5.

The Highway Mafia by Suchitra S Rao

 

 

BLURB :

 

They are here and will probably reach your location in another 10 minutes,” answered a shaky voice on the phone.

“Good! Good! Keep track of them and don’t lose sight of them. See you in a bit,” replied Arjun. As soon he disconnected the call, his stern gaze broke into a devilish grin as he announced to his accomplices, “The hunt begins.”

Based on real events, The Highway Mafia is a political-crime fiction book that shows the transformation of a young businessman, who has an unexpected encounter with one of the most dreaded mafia groups in the country.

Find out what happens, when a secular youngster decides to choose the path of progressive activism to fight a multibillion-dollar worth organized crime of cattle trafficking that rely on political clout and black money to smuggle cattle

REVIEW :

The cover seems curious enough for one to dig into the book. The blurb tells you just enough about the story which is to follow. The title falls into place as the book progresses. The story is of a unique idea something that we won’t read much. The book follows the theme of politics and what one can do when they decide to achieve something. Written nicely with proper description of the events that take place. The story has its own things that you will like.

OVERALL 4/5.