One Precious Moment by Ritu Kakar

Book: One Precious Moment

Author: Ritu Kakar

Publisher: Generic

Format: Kindle

My Rating: 4/5

One Precious Moment is a great story about love, relationship, grief, memories, etc. The protagonist of the story is Mira who fell in love with a guy Rahul Singh. Their relationship went smooth followed by a marriage. Initially they had a lovely and happy time. They often fight with each other like normal couples do. They disagree many time with each other on many things.

The language of the book is lucid. Therefore, it is very easy to understand. The whole story is about Mira reminiscing all her old memories, happy and lovely time that she spent with her husband Rahul. Read the story to know what happens that Mira got too sad later.

The plot of the book is well constructed. The narration style of the author is amazing. The characters of the story are well developed. The writing style is quite impressive. This is such a nice romantic fiction that one should read. A one-time read for romantic fiction lovers.

A Year Without Summer by Shreyan Laha

Book: A Year Without Summer

Author: Shreyan Laha

Publisher: Bigfoot Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Format: Kindle

My Rating: 4/5

Book Blurb:

The year 1816 experienced sudden downfall of temperatures. Kolkata had frozen to its lowest of -15 degree celcius. 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.

Book Review:

A Year Without Summer is a science fiction by the author Shreyan Laha. The story deals with both history and an imagined future. The topic of the book a year without summer seems quite interesting to me. There are two protagonists in the story – Niharika and Sharat. Niharika and Sharat story begins in a different time frame and they landed on an unknown planet without a summer season. Little did they know that something big awaited them far away in a deserted civilization 6 billion years into the future.

I really liked the 1816 timeline story where Kolkata had frozen to its lowest of -15 degree celcius temperature. One could imagine how cold it must be. Author has used some words that are specific to our local culture. The translation of these words is also given at the end of the book.

The language of the book is lucid. The cover and the title is apt. Although the book is lengthy but it is well researched and a must read to enhance your knowledge. I would surely recommend this to the Science Fiction genre lovers.

Book Review: MIЯЯЯO: at THƎ WƎIЯⱭ WAYWAЯⱭ

Book: MIЯЯЯO: at THƎ WƎIЯⱭ WAYWAЯⱭ

Author: Manoj Kumar Sharma

Publisher: Notion Press

Format: Kindle

Book Length: 372 pages

My Rating: 4.5/5

MIЯЯЯO: at THƎ WƎIЯ WAYWAЯ is a social fiction story. The story starts from year 2030 and describes the condition of India. In 2030, India is a developing nation that has grown much. It can also become a super power and the richest economy in the world. But many perennial social problems also increased at the same time thereby giving rise to grievances of exponential intensity. The volcanic explosion of these grievances led to the genesis of MIRRRO.

MIRRRO acts to get the permanent solution to the problems faced by the protagonist. MIRRRO has both pros and cons. The story highlights various problems faced by India. The selfish protagonist of the story chooses three problems out of the many problems to deal with. MIRRRO solves all these problems with a permanent solution but the way in which these problems were solved were weird.

Read the story to unveil what are the weird solutions that MIRRRO has used to solve the problems chosen by the selfish protagonist. The book involves conversation part which makes it more interesting. The plot of the story is well constructed. The title of the book is very attractive and interesting. A must read book for Social Fiction lovers.

Book Review: It Just Required One Step

Book: It Just Required One Step

Author: Saif Israr

Publisher: Evincepub Publishing

Format: Paperback

Rating: 4/5

It Just Required One Step is a wonderful story by the author Saif Israr. This story is based on student politics. The story begins from a train journey where the protagonist of the story Samar Qureshi was going from Lucknow to Allahabad. Samar had cracked the LFAT entrance exams for Hastings University to study law. In college, he met his old friend Girish, Sharma and Arun. He also met a B.E. student named Nupur Srivastav. Samar fell in love with her. Nupur, on the other hand was in love with someone else. Samar wanted to have Nupur on his side. So, he took help from union politics to win Nupur.

Samar was a simple guy with no interest in politics at all. He only focus on his career and Cricket. Soon, election campaigning started in the college and Samar found himself getting dragged in the student politics. He even had to do campaigning for the MP whom he didn’t liked at all.

The canteen scenes described in the book are really great. It reminded me of my college days. The author has shown well that to what extent one can go for the power. Life gets really difficult for the students who get involved in politics. This is a great story that one shouldn’t miss to read at all.

Captain Khadoos by Arjun Hemmady

Book: Captain Khadoos

Author: Arjun Hemmady

Format: Paperback

Book Length: 156 pages

Publisher: TreeShade Books

My Rating: 4.5/5

Captain Khadoos by Arjun Hemmady is a great story about a man who deals with multiple things like his career, society, his father and his mental health as well. This novel has two themes. The first theme of the book is based on my favorite sports i.e. Cricket. Cricket is India’s de facto national sports and all Indians love Cricket a lot. The second theme of the book is about metal health i.e. depression.

I really like the way author has covered about depression in the story. In the case of depression, two concepts are involved i.e. awareness and acceptance. We have heard many celebrities talking about depression to make us aware about it. But still we are not ready to accept the people who suffer from depression. Some people think that depression is a disease but it is actually not a disease.

The protagonist of the story is Suraj Bhatkal. He was away from the game for two years. Will he captain the Indian Cricket Team? If yes, will he be able to win the victory trophy? Or will the strains of captaincy break him? Read the story to know the suspense yourself.

About the Author

A full-time Finance Professional, Arjun Hemmady has been interested in writing since an early age. He has written various articles on topics such as driving and sports and the current socio-political scenario in India. The next step in his literary journey was definitely then to write a novel. He published his first novel at the age of 26, titled “You Raise Me Up” in November 2015. When not working, Arjun likes to cook, read, drive and watch movies and sports.

Book Review: Curse Of Suspicion by Sujay Kantawala

Book: Curse of Suspicion

Author: Dr. Sujay Kantawala

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd

Format: Paperback

Price: Rs 299

My Rating: 4/5

Duryodhan, a middle aged lawyer is the main character of this story. He had a doubt on his wife that she is cheating him. So, he wanted to kill his wife. He gave this job to a snake handler. The snake handler puts venomous snake in his wife’s bed. Since Duryodhan’s son knows how to communicate with the snakes, the cops arrested him.

The story involves suspicion. It also shows how a small suspicion can create a great drama or chaos in life. The language of the book is lucid thereby making it easy to understand. The narration style of the author is good. The plot of the book is great. I was able to relate it to the aspects of law. The court hearing descriptions and the lawyers arguing in the court are my favorite parts from the book. The execution of the story could be better. As per the story, Duryodhan’s son could communicate with snakes but it should have been more elaborated in the book. I would recommend this book to those who like to read fiction books.

Book Review: Fear of God by Vadhan

Book: Fear of God

Author: Vadhan

Publisher: TreeShade Books

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 4/5

Book Review:

Fear of God by the author Bommadevara Sai Chandravadhan who writes under the Pen Name, Vadhan is a great thriller to read. The story involves crime and corruption done by the politicians. So, the Central Bureau of Investigation started looking into the case. CBI wanted to stop more murders. So, an investigation team is formed. An ex-army man and a successful lawyer Abhimanyu Rao came under CBI radar. The story got so gripping from there.

The character of Jagan Jigyasi has really inspired me a lot. Jagan Jigyasi and his Special Crimes Division of the CBI have to do their best to put an end on these killings. There is so much twist in the story. The language of the book is lucid. The mind games FearOfGod plays with the CBI team makes it more interesting. This is a mind blowing story. It is an intense and nail-biting thriller. It involves so much suspense. Read this story to know the suspense yourself.

About the Author:

Bommadevara Sai Chandravadhan writes under the Pen Name, Vadhan, a moniker coined by his folks at home. Vadhan is a prolific reader. He turned to writing a few years ago. His first published book is Shatru, a prequel to his yet unpublished fantasy Series. His second book, Agniputr: When Agni First Spoke, took the reading community by a storm. Hailed as one of the best multi-genre thrillers by leading national newspapers, literary platforms, critics and top-end bloggers. Vadhan is a lawyer by qualification and manages regulatory risk practice in a very large multinational consulting firm.

Book Review: Secrets of the Seers – Book: 1 Veil of Shakti

Book: Secrets of the Seers – Book: 1 Veil of Shakti

Author: Tina Sadhwani

Publisher: Notion Press

Format: Kindle

My Rating: 4.5/5

Book Review:

Secrets of the Seers – Book: 1 Veil of Shakti is a story based on Ancient Indian Mythology. It describes about the rich heritage of ancient India with all its sages and Vedic architecture. An ordinary monk enrolled in the Aryavrats School of Yog i.e. a magical school. Here he has to learn to the divine force which can render him a keeper and master of the ancient powers. But these ancient powers are hidden behind a mysterious veil.

This is a great fiction work that will introduce you to the knowledge of sages, abodes of Shiva and Shakti, path of yog and the soul of Vedas. The story is quote fascinating. The book takes us to the mystical world of seers, monks, ancient scriptures and secrets. The language of the book is easy to understand but it has an enriching vocabulary that makes this a great book to read.

This book is definitely a masterpiece as it will introduce them to ancient Indian Mythology. This is a perfect book to read for the fantasy book lovers. An animation movie should be definitely made on this story.

About the Author:

Tina Sadhwani is a writer on Sanatan Dharm, Hinduism, Indian Philosophy and Vedic Culture. She is a passionate researcher of Eastern Dharma-Schools, Yogic Mysticism, Ancient Indian Mythology and Puranic Fantasy.

She has a Masters degree in Psychology, and has taught Indian and Transpersonal Psychology at Montfort College, Bangalore.

Book Review: 5 Minutes by Vrinda Singh

BOOK: 5 Minutes

Author: Vrinda Singh

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers

Format: Kindle

My Rating: 4.5/5

BOOK BLURB:

Pooja was a girl, but also the wildest of all animals, and was very precious to her mother. Her mistakes were kept in check by her father, who taught her the tough lessons of life in just 5 minutes. She was born with glitter in her veins, which would attract anyone in 5 minutes. Her innocence was killing, her beauty was enchanting, and her brains were bewitching; still, she was hated and ignored. Digging in the dirt, she got trapped in love with a man 18 years elder to her. Meetings of 5 minutes cost her decades of life. This book is a short journey of the most independent, most adventurous and most responsible girl of the 21st century, struggling with the old beliefs of Indian society and her commitments to be an ideal daughter, an ideal lover, and an ideal friend. It contains the most thrilling and adrenaline pumping narrative based on true events.

BOOK REVIEW:

5 Minutes by the author Vrinda Singh is a short journey of an independent, adventurous and responsible girl. Pooja is a girl who is not only beautiful but has a strong mind. She can make anyone fall in love with her in just few seconds. Coming to her parents, her father is really strict. He keeps on teaching lessons about life to Pooja in 5 minutes. But, her mother adores her a lot. As a concerned mother of a girl, Pooja’s Mom often asks her about the kind of guy she wants as her life partner. But Pooja has some other plans. She fell in love with an elderly guy. This guy is not just 4-5 years elder to Pooja. He is 18 years elder to her.

So, it is definitely tough for Pooja to get her love accepted by her family and this Indian Society who still has old beliefs. Will Pooja be able to convince her parents? Will the Society accept her elderly love? Grab a copy of the book “5 Minutes” and read the story to unveil the suspense yourself.

The language of the book is lucid. So, it was easy to understand. The writing style of the author is much impressive. The flow of the story is great. The cover and the title of the book is well related to the story. I recommend you to buy this book especially if you are a fiction lover. This book has made a strong impact on me. Great book.

The Fragile Thread of Hope by Pankaj Giri

Book: The Fragile Thread of Hope

Author: Pankaj Giri

Publisher: Fingerprint Publishing

Price: Rs 199

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 4/5

Book Blurb:

In the autumn of 2012, destiny wreaks havoc on two unsuspecting people—Soham and Fiona. Although his devastating past involving his brother still haunted him, Soham had established a promising career for himself in Bangalore. After a difficult childhood, Fiona’s fortunes had finally taken a turn for the better. She had married her beloved and her life was as perfect as she had ever imagined it to be. But when tragedy strikes them yet again, their fundamentally fragile lives threaten to fall apart. Can Fiona and Soham overcome their grief? Will the overwhelming pain destroy their lives? Seasoned with the flavors of exotic Nepalese traditions and set in the picturesque Indian Hill station, Gangtok, the fragile thread of hope explores the themes of spirituality, faith, alcoholism, love and guilt while navigating the complex maze of family relationships. Inspirational and heart-wrenchingly intimate, it urges you to wonder—does hope stand a chance in this travesty called life?

Book Review:

The Fragile Thread of Hope” by Pankaj Giri is a fiction book. The protagonist of the story is Soham and Fiona. This story revolves around the family and love life of both these characters. Although Soham and Fiona are poles apart from each other but their makes them feel connected to each other. Soham is an engineer working in Bangalore whereas Fiona is a school teacher. Both of them had lost the purpose of their life. Would Soham and Fiona overcome their grief?

The book strongly gives the message “What is lost will never come back”. The story is slow paced. The characters have been developed very well. The language of the story is lucid. The title and cover page if the book is very attractive. The way author has described Nepalese traditions and the beauty of Indian Hill Station Gangtok is appreciated. The description of family relationships in the story has won my heart totally. I would like to recommend this book to my fellow readers.