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...

March 16, 2020

We often hear the saying fortune favors the brave, but does it? The Unfortunates is the story for four people whose lives and struggles are so relatable to the current times. You feel the compassion, the love, the hatred, the trauma, the indecisiveness, and the emotional turmoil as you live their lives through the pages of the book. As the author sums it beautifully - we can never be sure of the ultimate reality.

Uniqueness:...

February 27, 2020

It was 1857. An Englishwoman,Laura Hewitt, was accompanying her young cousin and her husband to India. "Whoever comes to India is absorbed into it", somebody on the ship said.


A British Zemindar who is more of an Indian showed her the India which no foreigner wanted to see.


Zemindar is the story of the transformation of a young girl to a woman in the backdrop of the Indian Mutiny

Uniqueness: Story is about the turmoil in India;...

February 4, 2020

Imagine seeing your ex-fiance in the first-ever dating website you register to and that too with a different name. Would you reach out to the person in the profile?


This page-turning thriller by Harlen Coben revolves around Kat, whose entire life has been a lie. When Kat decides to re-connect with Jeff over the internet, unspeakable things start to unravel. At the same time, she finds out her murdered father is not who she bel...

January 19, 2020

What happens when you receive an app that allows you to share your dreams and memories with other people and lets you see theirs? 

This gripping story, by Manoj Bhavnani, about an introvert but a successful CEO who has nightmares about killing his wife. How he turns to an app that allows him to share his dreams and create an alter ego. And finally how it affects his life and the life of his best friends. So how does this book f...

April 8, 2018

Pride and Prejudice is a book that transports you to a different time and place- to Old England where life is slow and simple and revolves primarily around farm life and high society. Jane Austen brings this environment to life with an amusing, light-hearted portrayal of the events that befall her protagonists.

The characters in the book have been skillfully penned, the writing giving us astute observations on human psychology...

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