October 18, 2020

This is not a storybook. This is a collection of poems written over time. This is also the first collection of poems that I have read since school. I have recently developed an appreciation for poetry, and this book found me at the right time. Thanks to Pragya Gogoi for allowing me to read this book. 

Uniqueness:
First-look, I love the cover. In fact, that is what drew me to the book too. This book is a collection of poems that...

October 4, 2020

"The company" is a corporate entity. It has created pocket dimensions and access parallel universes. They have picked people from these "ribbons" and recruited them to do their work. Delilah, a mutant, is the resistance leader - a rebel group that lost the battle against the doubles. She struggles to understand her powers and contacts Taurus, one of the company doubles. Does Deli get a handle on her powers? Does Tauras's entra...

September 16, 2020

Have you ever wondered what and how the Personal Investigators do and work? How are they different from the Police or the other government investigation agencies? This book is the story of a PI - Rashmi Purohit, who always dreamed of CBI, but couldn't clear. And in the pursuit, she started taking up cases where she could run her brains. 


With her two employees who are nothing more than amateurs, she takes up a case that was no...

August 16, 2020

Imagine having the ability to manipulate light. You can use it to peer into the future or conjure a sword like the Green Lantern or maybe even move objects by merely willing it. This is the world of Lightbearers - People who can wield light. The best way to put this would be a spoonful of star wars mixed in a pot of medieval era with a zest of LOTR. The author has created an entire universe with its own suns and moons and thei...

July 27, 2020

An Incredible Indian Rescue is a story of Mani Bharathi, assigned with a challenging kidnapping case. The story reflects on the personal emotions of the protagonist and how he dwells in the rescue operation. The operation slowly uncovers discoveries, which may pose a severe threat to our country. This book is a perfect read for all thriller and crime enthusiasts.

Uniqueness:

The way the plot unfolds is very different from jus...

June 6, 2020

Newbourne is the city of the future. The protagonist, Detective Frank Harris, is wound around attacks on his friends and family. What keeps me on my toes is how the case is like a maze and keeps unraveling itself every page you read.


Uniqueness: The book is unlike any other crime novel. The storyline is very different and connects every character of the book very well.


Predictability: Not for a moment was I able to predict wha...

May 9, 2020

The three realms of the spirits, the humans and the demons are hanging in a delicate balance. What happens when this balance is disturbed? Will the three great races descend into chaos? Or will this bring in a new era? This fantastic book is the first in a series of three.

Uniqueness: The book is a story about demons, spirits, and humans. These entities have been an everpresent part of Indian mythology. However, the author brin...

April 29, 2020

What happens when a bunch of misfits who have been ostracized by the world come together in one place as a last resort.

Uniqueness: The storyline is pretty unique, but you will find yourself following the characters and ending up relating to them on some level.

Predictability: The only thing predictable aspect of the story would be when you'd expect the characters to end up at the last resort. The story follows a different path...

April 17, 2020

This is a story around a boy named Arnold. It speaks about Arnold's growing distance with his family and how he decides to take on a journey to find his destiny. The story talks about how he embarks on this journey with something he calls as Tower! Which he envies the most yet keeps it close with a desire to change it into something useful. As you read, you will find that journey takes you through different emotions Arnold exp...

March 28, 2020

As a kid, when I learnt about the three wise monkeys, I would always ask this question why isn't there a monkey that says do no evil. Shouldn't that be more important? Turns out, there is a fourth monkey, which means precisely that.

The vault of Vishnu is centered around an ancient Indian secret that could well be called the elixir of life. How the present-day search for the ultimate secret binds a pre-neolithic tribe to the...

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