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THE FISHER QUEEN’S DYNASTY

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AUTHOR: KAVITA KANE

PUBLISHER: WESTLAND PUBLISHING

GENRE: Mythological Fiction

BLURB (AS IN AMAZON) : Matsyagandha, Daseyi, Yojanagandha — the queen of Hastinapur, Satyavati. Abandoned as a baby, preyed on by a rishi, she hardens herself, determined that the next time she is with a man, she will be the one to win. And win she does: the throne of Hastinapur for herself, and the promise that her sons will be heirs to the kingdom. But at what cost?

In a palace where she is disdained and scorned, Satyavati must set aside her own loss and pain if she is to play the game of politics. She learns to be ruthless, unscrupulous — traits that estrange her from everyone around. Everyone, except the man she cheated of his birthright.

A piercing, insightful look at the grand matriarch of the Kuru family, the woman who set off the sequence of events that ended in the bloody battle of Kurukshetra, The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty will re-align your reading of the Mahabharata.

MY TAKE : Starting with the cover itself, it is by far one of the most beautiful covers I’ve come across. Simply breathtaking !

As a reader who has never read Indian Mythology before, it came as a surprise to see how I enjoyed the book thoroughly. It is through Satyavati’s prospective about the events which took place way before the war of Kurukshetra. From being the Fisherman’s daughter to the queen of  Hastinapur, Satyavati is the perfect example of Ruthless and cruel woman who can go to any extent to keep hold of her power and position.

It was so great to see that the story was not just revolved around Satyavati only, but also the other characters . Even though the story telling is vivid, the fast pace makes it a little difficult for new readers of this genre to follow . The gripping plot made me finish the book in one sitting, keeping me hooked till the very end. Interestingly, the characters I didn’t like in the beginning of the story, they ended up being my favorite by the end of the book. The way the author has cast her magic while writing down the story , which resulted in nothing but a phenomenal tale from mythology.

if you’re a lover of mythological fiction or you want to give it a try, I promise this book won’t disappoint you!

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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Quest for Paradise

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TITLE: Quest for Paradise

AUTHOR: Shuchi

PAGES: 107

PUBLISHER : Notion Press

BLURB ( as in Amazon) : Ishana, an aspiring tattoo artist, has to cope with all the people around her to gain what she truly desires. Quest for Paradise is a story about love and struggling to vanquish everything in its way, whether it’s people, social stigmas, or an unprecedented catastrophe.


MY TAKE 

Quest for Paradise is a 100 paged novel written by Shuchi which revolves around Mumbai based girl named Ishana who is a tattoo artist. Even though she’s ardent when it comes to her profession, she’s not supported by her parents who criticizes it and tries to put a stop to it.  Breaking the stereotypes and social stigmas, she carries on with what her heart feels is right and follows her dreams . interestingly, A ‘ dot’ changed her life in a way which she would’ve never expected.

What I Liked:

Starting from the cover itself, It goes very well with the title and the plot of the story . PERFECT !

i personally felt that the opening of the story was very promising. From the very first moment, Ishana became my favorite character and her strong personality and determination to fulfill her dreams inspired me to a very large extent. I’m really impressed with how the author showed us a glimpse about Ishana’s past and what she had to go through during her childhood in a way which went well with the story. The illustrations in the book are phenomenal ! totally loved it ! The writing style is simple and very enjoyable to read.

what I didn’t like : 

Except Ishana, all the other characters introductions are abrupt. Few of the characters are so dull that they change the whole vibe of the plot.  The flow of the story is somewhere non-consistent. Some instances in the story are unnecessary and comes out of nowhere therefore breaking the flow of the story again and again.

if you like short romantic stories with strong female protagonist , this book is definitely for you.

Overall Rating: 3.5/5 

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Men and Dreams in Dhauladkar ( Review )

TITLE : Men and Dreams to Dhauladkar

AUTHOR: Kochery C Shibu

BLURB ( AS IN AMAZON ) :
A hydelpower project in the remote Himalayas. Three people brought together by fate. A village that accepts the dictates of modernity with a heavy heart, its population steeped in superstitions and religious beliefs. All throng the campsite like moths to a flame, some escape untouched, successful; some, miss a step, and perish. Each has a story to tell and a dream to realise. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is about the aspirations of these people with their cares and worries woven into the site life. The fury of nature and the hardships of project life have no mercy for the weak and no time for the dead. Like an eternal spectator the Dhauladhar watches as men risk life and limb in a quest to fulfill their dreams.

MY TAKE:

Written by Kochery C Shibu, the book ‘Men and Dreams to Dhaludkar’ revolves around 3 people named Nanda, Kusru and Rekha which are from different backgrounds but come across each other near the Dhauladkar range. Their different intentions towards the hydraulic dam in construction and their journey in order to fulfil their dreams is something to look forward to.

The cover of the book is absolutely beautiful . The title surely does justice to the theme of the novel.
I enjoyed the development of characters and plot immensely. I really liked how characters were not overshadowing each other , infact each character had its own uniqueness. The diversity in the culture and places surely does make this book a special one. The describing of places like Kashmir, Kerala etc was great ! The twists and mystery in the book didn’t fail to amaze me.
The narration is in pretty simple language except from the areas where technical words are used which being too difficult for a layman like me to understand. The flow of the story is smooth but sometimes it proves to be exaggerated in the places where it was not necessary.

Overall, if you like books with deep depiction of characters, fresh plot and interesting theme , this book is for you.

RATING: 3.5/5

Planning to buy it? These links will directly link you to the websites where you can buy it easily !

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Unlocked Silences ( Review )

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Author : Mukhpreet Khurana
Genre: poetry

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ABOUT THE BOOK ( FROM GOODREADS)

Unlocked Silences is a collection of abstracts, poems and excerpts written on tissue papers over a couple of years. It is a dive deep into the circles of emotion, empathy, acceptance, healing and insights into a different perspective towards life. In the voice of a budding adolescent, the book cascades into day-to day-shortcomings, carved into poetry and at the same time, embraces you in silence and stillness of thought. The book is an attempt to connect with the reader, to reflect upon them, unbiased and together and embrace a new beginning. With simplified use of grammar and vocabulary, this book seeks nothing but the companionship of all. With this debut book, the author aims to connect to one and to all in the message and purpose of existence, the aid of spirituality and an ode to a beautiful journey called life.

MY TAKE:

It’s fascinating to see how poets makes a bunch of words flow so smoothly and beautifully that casts a magic not only on the pages but also in the hearts of the readers. Also, the way they make the outer appearance of the book looks simple but inside, deals with different themes and complex ideologies . A perfect way to balance a book!

Since poetry has been my favourite genre , I can guarantee you that this book is worth every penny you’ll spend on buying it .

The poet’s work manages to convey an array of emotions, words seeping deep into your heart. One of the point that gives this book an edge over the other poetry collections is that the poems are FRESH. He managed to keep the poems simple yet non cliche at the same time.
Poets usually romanticise struggles ,heart breaks and failures but these poems in the book also convinces and inspires us to accept it and like a friend helps in the process of healing and rising back . This factor of course makes it unique and special . The other impressive thing is the title of each chapter. The titles enhanced the reader’s ability to understand the motive behind the words written and it’s overall idea better.

Some of the poems are so brilliantly written that they leave a long lasting impression on you.

This book is not meant to be read and forgotten, it is a book that is meant to be re-read whenever there comes a moment of self doubt or lack of inspiration .

A very big thanks to Mr Khurana for writing such a wonderful book !

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TRUST ME NOT – Ankita Verma Datta

What is the story about?

Reeva Rai is a young girl in her late twenties who works for a Mumbai based PR firm. Just like every typical Indian girl, she’s made to meet suitable bachelors for marriage purpose by her mother.

It’s not too late when she meets the charming billionaire Kunal Kabi which results between a strong chemistry between them. Sounds like a perfect love story, doesn’t it?

But let me tell you, it’s so much more. With helping her friend Nandita- A social activist fighting against a real estate crime , Reeva finds herself in the web of politics and corruption , coming out of which won’t be easy.

Cover: 5/5

The cover itself made me super happy and excited to read the book! Shout-out to the author for not compromising with the cover.

What I liked:

With a very well written story, the author offers the reader a perfect combination of political thriller with romance while raising issue of corruption .
It’s one of the few stories where not a single character is dull or annoying . Loved how amazingly the author revealed the back stories of the characters .
I’ve never been a fan of political thrillers because of bad experience in past while reading this genre. This book will set your expectations super high, and it will not disappoint you even once. I honestly enjoyed the flow of the story. It kept me hooked till the end , waiting for the perfect ending . Without any doubt, the ending was just like I expected. Mind-blowing!

On a concluding note, if you’re looking for a book written by an Indian author with crisp writing, entertaining plot and characters that will leave quite an impact on you, this book is perfect for you.

Final rating4.5/5

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Where to buy it?

1. AMAZON

Trust Me Not https://www.amazon.in/dp/9386348942/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_n96iBbQJGEEAY

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Demons in my mind (Review)

Author: Aashish Gupta

Description:

“Rizwan, an ordinary young boy, loses his only friend, Ayeda, to a human trafficking racket. Little he knows that he lost more than a friend. He lost his sanity. He meets people he is not sure are real. Will his insanity tip him off the edge? Or push him towards humanity’s greater good? In this macabre account of criminal turned monks, you will see the cause of all human sufferings. The stories will force you to reflect if your own mind is a product of false perceptions and ill-formed ideas.

MY TAKE

The book revolves around a sick man whose only desire is to be taken to the 3 famous monks who he believes can only heal his cancer. The retelling of the dark pasts of the monks leaves both the man and readers astonished.

I love how the title and cover actually matches the storyline, and not some random picture from internet. Full marks for that !
Written amazingly, this book provides the perfect insight about how certain circumstances and incidents drive a person towards the dark and sinful areas coming out of which is not easy.
Losing sanity and fighting the inner demons as well as the outer ones ( society) by the characters showcases trauma and its aftermath.
The characters were portrayed very well. The narration of the past of the monks was done incredibly .

The best part of this book is, there is no dull moment in the book. The story is so gripping , it will keep you hooked till the end.
Once you’ll keep the book down, your mind will be flooded the questions. Which is both a positive and negative point of the story. The positive part is people will actually dive deep into their thoughts and try to emphasize on the psychology of a person who intends to commit crimes and inevitable sins. The negative part is , the author has left some loop holes and some important questions answered which leaves the reader unsatisfied.

I total recommend this book to people who enjoy crisp writing and an amazing plot!

Ratings

4/5

WHERE TO BUY THIS BOOK?

1. Amazon

Demons in my Mind: When Mind Becomes Our Biggest Enemy https://www.amazon.in/dp/1946714984/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xYOdBbE8029XN

2. Flipkart

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When broken heart meet (review)

Title:

When broken hearts meet

Author:

Arushi Vats

Blurb:

Avanti meets Suhaas. They become friends. Avanti is a conflicted girl, shattered in the tussle between her past and present and Suhaas is the typical prince charming who has two sides, one which he keeps to himself and the other which he shows to everyone. Eventually, it’s up to Suhaas if he will confess his love or not but the important question arises here is, will Avanti find the courage to leave behind her tumultuous past and embrace her love story?

My Take:

This book revolves around Avanti and Suhaas and their struggle to get over their hurtful past and looking forward to embrace love once again.
The story starts on a pretty relatable note where Avanti is a student of a girls’ college in Chandigarh and is friends with joyful and fun loving people.
Avanti, the female lead in the story was super annoying sometimes. Her ability to make decisions and nature made the story a little dull. The writing of the story was very simple but not crisp. I really appreciate the author’s efforts, but I do wish the story had more to offer. Some of the conversations or arguments were totally unnecessary and illogical . One of the best things I liked about book is the romantic vibes the readers will feel which will make them feel the essence of love.

Overeall, it’s a great book for the people who are extremely romantic and are looking for a very light read.

Ratings : 3/5

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