The Flame of Anahata: Love Conquers by Saranya Umakanthan

 

Book Name- The Flames of Anahata
Author- Saranya Umakantan
Genre- Fiction/Love

Publisher- General Press

Pages- 240
 
Blurb-
“They turned to see his tears of love wiping away her blood of agony..”
Diya throws Suraj’s proposal back in his face, leaving him broken-hearted. Why would she do so when she loved him desperately?Suraj finds his Guruji unconscious beside a cave clutching the warrior Indrajith’s diary. His heart-rending love story then unfolds. Being trapped in a web of emotions, Indrajith endured the pain of his lost love, hurting himself and trampled Deepali’s hope for his adopted brother.. Who was he?Sealed for centuries and holding the Mann-Parivarthana astra, the cave is besieged by evil now. But all attempts to unlock it go futile. Faced with baffling hints, Suraj’s intelligence is sorely tested. What is the potent power required to break through that Paanch-Dost-Gupha?
The Flame of Anahata
Will the fire of love ever flicker in the hearts of Diya and Suraj?

 
Review- 
Flames of Anahata is second book of Comeback Warrior Trilogy. The book consist of two stories, running side by side which are separated by time. Saranya has done well job writing both, past and present stories without confusing readers. 
 
Both the stories are given with twists and turns and one big suspense where both the stories come together to give us the unexpected climax. 
 
Writing style of Saranya is lucid and holds readers with the book. Even though the present story had nothing new to give, the close to perfect narration made me turn page by page. Story from the past in interesting. 
 
Language used in the book is simple and well edited. Book cover is beautiful and eye catching. Title has deep meaning which you will learn after reading the book. 
 
I would rate this book 4/5 stars.
Overall, Flames of Anahata is blend of in
gripping storyline and unique, intriguing plot.
 
I would recommend this book to every romantic fiction reader out there.
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The 23rd Girl by Divya Ratan and Rohan Kachalia.

 

 

BLURB – Smart, Suave and confident, Rashv is a young man in his early twenties whose claim to fame has been his never say die spirit. His life lacked any excitement till one day he accidently discovers a strange connection with the number 23. He gets so obsessed with it that the number begins to influence everything he ever does. Roohi is a fiercely independent, headstrong girl who is relentlessly chasing her dreams in the corporate world before the ‘burn out’ happens. She craves for a change and takes a sabbatical from work when she happens to cross paths with Rashv who falls irrevocably in love with her. They have a whirlwind romance before Rashv realizes that she does not quite fit in his number theory. On one hand is this number which has defined his life and on the other hand is the truest love he has ever felt. Can a number run your life? Is it justified to let it run your life? Dive into Rashv’s world to find out.

My views on the book –

TITLE – Blurb gives us the information about the story of how it will be something special about the 23rd girl in Rashv’s life. And something important of the number in his life.

COVER- blue makes everything so beautiful and so is this book. with dice being in there on the cover it shows more about the chances that one takes in life.

THEMES- love.

CHARACTERS- Rashv- main lead.

PACE – medium paced.

RELATABLE – most of the paragraphs you will really relate very well to.

PAGE TURNER –  yes.

LANGUAGE – easy and flowing.

What if all of us got to know about our lucky numbers and could be all that we want to be, our lives would become really amazing and happy. here in this story rashvs story starts from his school days to how unlucky he has been throughout his life to knowing the number 23 has always been very lucky for him. The way number 23 and its importance and facts have been put up really amazed me. shows alot of research had been done. and plus the way the book has been written it does not feel it is written by two people at all. kudos to the author! the book and the typset is amazing too.

overall-4/5

 

thanks to the authors to give me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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You are the Best Wife: A True Love Story Paperback –by Ajay K Pandey

 

‘BLURB – You Are The Best Wife: A True Love Story’ is a story about how people find true love and comfort in dissimilarities; about how two people with absolutely different ideologies meet and fall in love.

The story revolves around Bhavna and Ajay. Bhavna loves living life for others while Ajay loves living for himself; Bhavna is more spontaneous, never planning the next move and living life with the flow. On the other hand, living life without planning a single move is almost blasphemous to Ajay. Yet, they fall in love; they get married and love changes both of them for good.

However, destiny had some other plans for this couple in love; and, midway through their happiness, Bhavna had to resign from life. But does this halt mean the end of love?

Written in frank and clear words with generous dosage of humour, ‘You Are the Best Wife’ is hailed as a true love story amidst all adversities. It is an inspiring and bittersweet tale of a youth that metamorphoses into a whole new being after being touched by love.

 

MY VIEWS –  i really loved the book being a true story, almost brought tears to my eyes. the author does an awesome job by bringing in all the emotions very raw. it is a medium paced book with a beautiful cover and title as well. makes you look at life differently. will surely teach you something when you are done with it. the typeset is brilliant. beautifully spaced.

i really loved the book.

overall – 4/5

I Still Think about You Paperback – by Arpit Vageria

BLURB  –

Aamir has never met anyone who understands him better than Anvi. But her passion for investigative journalism scares him no end. She is calling while reporting from a crime scene and promising to switch to anchoring when he hears a gunshot. Will she be able to fulfil her promise?
Dhruv can do anything to please Vratika, for he seems bound to her for life. They have been going steady for a while and he feels she brings smiles and light to his life like no other. Can one misunderstanding in a moment of anger finish it all?
For Aamir, little Dhruv is the best gift life has given him. More than just brothers, they are the beginning and end of their family. After years, struggles and pain are slowly fading away in the face of happier times. But one phone call changes their entire life.
Life throws Aamir and Dhruv in a vortex of pain, loss and guilt. While Dhruv wanders for redemption, he meets Sachi. She reads his heart, soothes his soul and brings him face to face with his real self. I Still Think About You is a story of love, brotherhood, passion, dedication, pain and the depths to which a heart can go to win back lost love.

 

MY VIEWS ON THE BOOK –

TITLE – not that apt according to the story but beautiful 🙂

COVER – really amazing.

CHARACTERS – aamir – elder brother , anvi- aamirs girlfriend, dhruv – aamirs brother, sachi – meets dhruv when he is in brahmi, vritika – dhruvs girlfriend. the description helps ypu form their characters in your head.

PACE – medium paced. every event is properly desrcribed not rushing or skipping to some other phases.

WOW FACTOR – twist in the story after aamir’s death (not actually :p go read to know). hope and magic – making you hooked to the story.

THEMES COVERED – brotherhood, love, belief.

aamir is a very caring – taking care of dhruv throughout after their parents accident. Aamir loves anvi more then anything. life is going all right for both the brothers handling them through the worst days. vritika does’nt loves dhruv and is just using him for money and all the attention. due to one such incident. There is a fight between the two brothers that fine morning. bomb blasts in train while aamir was travelling. dhruv loses everything that day.  he keeps seraching everywhere but to no avail. aamir and dhruv were supposed to go to brahmi to celebrate their parents anniversary just to keep the promise dhruv goes by and find out a truth. magic and things unfold for him.

beautifully penned down.

overall -4/5

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When Karma Goes Upside Down – by Dishant Huria.

BLURB –

Karma has a wicked sense of humour.
All we can do is laugh when it’s our turn.

By day, Aarush is struggling to get admission in a reputed college for his Master’s degree; by night, he is a technical support man working in a call centre. His lady love plans the most unexpected surprise gift on their fourth love-anniversary – a break-up! In trying to accept that she is gone, he bumps into several girls and an older woman who fascinates him no end. Will she be the anchor he has been waiting for? Or is this also a part of his never-ending quest to understand love, relationships, career and friendship? Moving to a new city, finding new friends, getting beaten by the police and experimenting with life in general – he does everything.Join Aarush as he tries – by hook or by crook – to find a way into love and happiness When Karma Goes Upside Down.

 

MY VIEWS ON THE BOOK –

TITLE – as per the blurb suggest and so does the story, for you never know how life may take it turns.

COVER-  blue and graphics of 2 women and a boy – suggesting some love affair. The cover lets you know it is a love story with some twist in it.

CHARACTERS – Aarush is the male lead character in the book, Nishant is aarush’s best friend, Riddhima is aarush’s ex and Deepali is also another female important character that helps in forming the story.

WOW FACTOR – The letters to riddhima or to himself, really makes it more interesting. Also how beautifully the story to his now with his time with riddhima is portrayed together.

THEMES COVERED – love, romance, inner turmoil.

PACE – The pace is medium. you will want to finish the book in one go. just like i did.

The book starts with ridhhima breaking up with aarush. the breakup affects him really badly and he keeps going down to worst. which is made better by Deepali who is in her mid thirties and by coincidence they meet- they know they won’t have any future so they just keep being there for each other. fight and make love.

Aarush still keeps getting those pangs for riddhima again and over. He often asks her to get back. one fine day riddhima wants to come back to his life but aarush has lost all of the emotions and is not ready to feel anything anymore. So he keeps on finding what he wants. Messes up with his job as well.

well described book and a story with a twist.

overall – 4/5.

But as we say, things will get better over time. it does. he is now a writer. but has he moved on? is he better? read the book to know more.

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Seeds of pomegranate – by Irfan Nabi & Nilosree Biswas.

 

BLURB –

A drizzle of love, half promises and memories, laced with infatuation, fleeting moments of desire and incompleteness. The trails of these are thought to be long entombed by the sand clock. A glance through those blurred maze of delirium. Nameless, yet familiar!

PRODUCT DETAILS –

Paperback: 100 pages

Publisher: HALF BAKED BEANS (2017)

Language: English

 

MY VIEWS ON THE BOOK –

TITLE – a melancholic title. With immense deep thoughts – like those seeds are jewels of the fruit. This book is a jewel to words that we keep safe in our hearts.

COVER – simple yet intense. gives in for the effect of a poetry book.

The book consists of photos and prose poetry. The prose poetry reminded me of lang leav’s style of writing. The poetry was complementing the photos present in the book. Beautiful and poigant poems, stirring the soul. Each poem leaves you with a satisfaction,a questioning or of a memory that took place once in your life. Most of the poems are very lovely. he/she poems are present. The way the author has woven the words is really mesmerizing.

THEMES COVERED – Love, melancholy,friendship.

PACE – it is beautiful in every single page. you will finish the book in one go for sure.

MY FAVOURITE POEMS – 1- glass pane

2- half sentence

3- promises

4- then i met her.

 

overall each poem is lovely and needs to there in every poets collection.

a 5/5.

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THANKYOU HALF BAKED BEANS FOR THE LOVELY BOOK IN EXCHANGE OF AN HONEST REVIEW.

 

BOOK REVIEW- SICK OF BEING HEALTHY by MONISHA GUMBER

 

BLURB – “Tara, a young teenager is blessed with a little bit too much of health for her own good. Desperate to get the guy of her dreams, she ends up playing a very dangerous game- a game that could cost her friendship, her peace of mind and even her life ! Actually that’s an exaggeration but yes, she does make some serious blunders in her quest for a perfect body to impress her one true love. Can she do it an d is it all really worth it?
Welcome to her world and discover her inspiring journey towards real health and happiness, meet her stunning high achiever best friends and her parents who never seem to be satisfied. Let down by her own sister and under constant pressure to do well in studies, she learns how to fight her confidence and self-esteem issues and emerge a winner in the end.”

 

MY VIEWS –  we all must have read the wimpy kid? or dork diaries or any such other books! guess what??

This book is beautifully illustrated and highly recommended to all the readers out there of any age. The book is very relatable at all points of time.

You see the title and it’s relatable!
This book is surely one of the must haves in your reading shelf.
She really pulled out the wimpy kid series for us too!
It is brilliantly illustrated and written by her.
A happy- sarcastic- funny book that you won’t even know when you’re finished with it and probably sulk for another month until she releases the next book in the series. ( yay). the story is based on tara’s life on how she wants to be famous and slim. and it all makes sense and chaos too.
Can’t wait for it too!
It is a desi book with such sheer awesomeness you cannot miss.
Also it is already a national best seller!
It is totally a steal!
overall -5/5