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Review : Coming Back HomeĀ 

Novel : Coming Back Home 

Author : Anuradha Prasad 

Price :300

Publications : Leadstart Publications 
Blurb :

“Arpita is on top of the world! After all she was the fresh face of Ponds India and had snubbed the casting couch of Bollywood to land a Leading role in the small screen’s most popular channel. Life never looked more beautiful! Riku is a small town man with handsome looks and big-time Bollywood dreams. He has no ethics and is raring to make it at any cost! Unable to bag big movies as a main lead he ends up accepting a romantic role opposite Arpita on small screen. Betrayed by her own innocence, she finds herself abandoned by her dream man and cannot fathom which is more painful? Whether her failed relationship or her vanishing career! Riku makes it to the dizzying heights of stardom after leaving her. Beaten and broken Arpita has to make it again to even exist in a ruthless industry that only celebrates success. It is a savage ordeal even to have a roof over her head and two square meals! What will happen to her now? Will god punish her forever for making one wrong choice? Will she die in poverty alone? Or fulfill the dreams that she had set out for? One person must trust her to give her a chance. One opportunity must appear to raise her again! Coming Back Home – will carry you through a roller – coaster ride, yet keep you well grounded for inspiration.”


My verdict :

The story revolves around the life of Budding Actors, who keep in so much of passion, life, burning Desire and lots of dreams to city of dreams, Mumbai. 

Usually we hear that millions of people go to Mumbai with packed Dreams to earn all the name and fame, achieve everything in life. 

But there are very few who actually do it, there is so much to suffer and struggle and finally get a small step to get in. And this books talks about it. 

The character Riku who comes from small city with burning DESIRE, with passion to earn all the success and make it bit on Screen  with the lead role, but everything that we wish doesn’t happen, right? Riku was done with his tries and was felling low as well as high passionate about his career and why isn’t he being selected, he has given so many auditions, and always got small roles to do. He has been sacrificing all the luxury to achieve his dreams, and he is so sure he would do it one day. 

The girl,  Arpita who is beauty with Brains, who had very Challenging and beautiful career ahead, drops everything and walks to the city of dreams, who is well aware of everything happening, who is tired of giving auditions day by day, her 201 audition speaks about how the bollywood is. 

Riku climbs the ladder of stardom with help of Arpita, and ditch her when he gets chance on big screen. 

Where will Arpita lead to? 

Will Riku make it Big?

Will both of them patch up again? 

To know more, pick the interesting book now. 
I personally feel the cover of the book is attractive and beautiful, little bit of attention was need on editing, the author starts the book on usual things, but as you flip pages there are unpredictable things.

I like the part of women, who is Stubborn, beautiful, bold and who can knock out at right moment of time, no depression, no act,  nothing can stop her if she has made up her mind in something very keenly. 

Beautiful read šŸ™‚ 
About the Author 

“Anuradha Prasad is a feature writer, artist and a model. Her passion is writing! She had the privilege of working with the best publications in the country. She has published thousands of articles with the top Newspapers and Magazines. She has a Phd in English Literature from Mumbai University and was featured on the cover of Times West-Side Plus. She writes on invitation regularly. Blogging, observing nature, traveling, listening to music and watching Bollywood movies are her many passions. She lives in Mumbai. To know more about her, please log on to http://www.anuradha-prasad.com.”


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Review : Ashvamedha : The Game of Power

Book Name- Ashvamedha : The Game of Power

Author- Aparna Sinha

Genre- Political Thriller 

Publisher- Srishti Publications 

Pages- 214

Price- ā‚¹195

BLURB- 

“You have to dethrone a powerful man to become the most powerful. I was itching to defeat the single most powerful person, but there wasn’t any. I was left with only one choice ā€” to create one.”

Little does Ashwin Jamwal know that the last twenty-five years of his life have been controlled by a master manipulator, who wanted to make him the most powerful man on earth, though for a reason! Ashwin steps up to take oath as the youngest Prime Minister of India and is unknowingly thrown into a vortex of power and authority as the entire world is threatened by a faceless enemy ā€” Hades.

The world starts to look up to Ashwin as the savior, but he was just a pawn, reared only to be sacrificed in the end.

A story of greed, lies, deceptions, manipulations and corruption, Ashvamedha is a thriller revolving around the infamous game of power in a maddening bid to seek absolute control.

Review-

Ashvamedha is a political thriller which is penned down by Aparna Sinha. 

Sinha with her debut novel serves us a tale of power with intense character and blockbuster storyline. This book has every element which can make you feel like you’re watching a movie. 

Book Title and Cover- The Title is interesting and appropriate with the book. It gives us insight about the content. The Cover is not-attractive and could be improved. 

The Blurb is short, crisp and interesting

Language and Narration- Writing style of Aparna is easy to follow. Language is simple crisp and easy to comprehend. Narration is done well. Quotes from Yajur Veda and a poem in the book is cherry on the top.

Content and Plot- Plot of the book is fresh and gives you something new to read. Unlike many suspense thriller, this book deals with many social odds. 

Storyline is interesting and flows smoothly with twists and turns throughout the book. 

With unpredictable ending and engaging subplots, story keeps moving smoothly with good pace. However some readers can need time to get adjust with the pace and storyline but after that story flows smoothly till the end. 

Along with thriller there is love angle between our characters which is written beautifully. Friendship between Ashwin and Arun is touching and was fun to read. 

Rating-

Book Title and Cover- 4/5 

Language and Narration- 4/5

Content and Plot- 3.5/5

Final Rating- 4/5

I would recommend this book to every thriller reader out there especially political thriller lovers.

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Review : Rafflesia : The Banished PrincessĀ 

BLURB :


“Rafflesia: The Banished Princess” 
The curtains draw up. Lights are dimmed. The musical is about to begin. As the beautiful princess descends on stage, the mythical creatures from her kingdom come alive. Flickers of brilliant colours 
blaze across as mesmerizing music pulsates from one corner of the theatre to the other. A fairy tale is about to unfoldā€¦ 

As young children, we often come across things that stay in our hearts forever. For Appu, it is a fairy tale about a beautiful princess. He lives with her in a world ļ¬lled with the magical creatures from her kingdom until the real world beckons. A reluctant Appu steps into it as a striking young man and struggles to ļ¬nd his place. 

What follows is an evocative tale of love and loss, friendship and betrayal, as the story travels through the snow-peaked mountains of Arunachal to the golden deserts of Jaisalmer, the tulip gardens of 
Holland to the lush greens of Kerala. Does Appu ļ¬nd what he had set out for? The answer lies in Rafļ¬‚esia ā€” The Banished Princess because in her story, lay his!” 

MY VERDICT :

The story revolves around the Life Of Appu, the Protagonist of the story. 

The story speaks on his life, the way it goes, just like Everyone comes into our lives, and we hope they all stay with us till end but then they leave us in mid journey of our destination. The same happens in his life as well, there are many characters who come into his life, but hardly stays till the end. 

His parents are mid class, who supports him, Appu’s behavior is very silent and he never utters anything more, although his best friend tries to talk to him, he talks everything about his life, but apparently Appu stays numb, Rahul and Appu are like Brothers from different mothers 

The story is too long, you need little time to get into it, but once you’re in, you enjoy the journey as the story in mid goes very very slow, and the writing style of the author is beautiful and impressive. 

The book cover is beautiful, but don’t go on the cover, the story speaks different from the cover. 

Over all, fine work done by the author 

Nice read. 

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Review : Unns the CaptivationĀ 

The book is provided by Arudha Club in

Blurb : 

“Of course you know about the seven stages of love, but have you ever lived them?”

Atharva Rathod and Meher Qasim. 

Love birds since adolescence. Bonded by love, separated by circumstances. They part ways only to meet again. But this time, he is on a secret mission…

Are they in control of their own destiny, or itā€™s their destiny which is making them dance to its tunes? Only time would answer, as Atharva and Meher unwillingly and unknowingly transcend the seven stages of love. 

A quintessential tale of love and romance marked beautifully by its own rustic old school charm.

My verdict :

The story line is based on love story, that shows and indicates 7 stages, which is showed in Three sectors in the book. 

The books main characters are Atharava and Mehar, though belonged to different religion, they tend to have infatuation on each other in school, this attraction surprisingly carries for Fifteen years. 

Due to interests & bond by problems, they grow apart, he joins RAW & she shifts to Germany. 

When Atharava is on his mission, he tends to meet Mehar in Germany, the chemistry between them grows well, having the same attraction constant. 

Here are those seven stages of book, which is really interesting to read in this book : 

Hub, Unns, Ishq, Aqeedat, Ibadat, Junoon and Maut. 

To know more, explore the pages of this book. 

Slightly interesting book, syncs off in the mid of the tale, sometimes the story goes predictable and sometimes followed with twists and turns. Slight Grammatical Mistakes in the book, although The author has made efforts in making of this book

I would  to read the Romantic fiction lovers to read this. 


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Review : The color of LoveĀ 

Book Name The Colour of Love: Trumpets and bugles, there was music all over…
Author : Jagdish Joghee

Publisher Notion Press, Inc.

Blurb :

ā€‹Sarfaraz is brought up with a good value system by his devoted parents. With time, curiosity and adolescent growth pangs take him through many experiences. His first brush with girls starts with a friend, and slowly meanders into casual flirtatious affairs with girls at college.

All through it, he realises that none of them have his undying, true love. A time comes when he realises who he truly loves, and in the midst of it all, he handles brutal enmity and takes on vile characters that misbehave with his friends.

Sarfaraz grows up in Coimbatore where a series of bomb blasts occur. His identity is called in question, as his status as a Muslim makes people see him as an enemy. He loses something precious in the blasts and leaves to Sharjah, only for life to find him and surprise him


My verdict :

Sarfaraz is the lead character of the book, the story line is based on the mentality of the people, biased, racist, blaming another culture, Creed &  caster amidst staying In the same country, breathing the same air, and living under the same sky. 

Sarfaraz makes attempts to fall in love with person, he tries looking for love, but slowly realises what love is, and whom he really love, his story begins with love, when he is almost happy, there comes big mess following his caste and Creed and heap of Blames for being belonged the caste Muslim. 

He decides to leave coimbatore, when series of bomb blasts take place, he leaves to Sharjah where he is very keen on his own life, dreams and passion that carries him entirely to make him better being. 

The book contains lot of emotional attachments, feeling gliding up with the story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and brought up in the beautiful hill town of Coonoor in the Nilgiris, Jagdish Joghee has always been attracted to the hills and the forests. Growing up in the midst of serenity, Jagdish had enough inspiration to write poems in his school days. He now lives in Chennai, where he works for a leading global information technology services company. Jagdish has worked in some of the top IT companies in India. His passion for writing started early, during his school days. Being a closet writer, Jagdish’s writing was initially confined to journals and scrapbooks.
Jagdish is an active blogger and writes on issues that have a social impact, apart from reviewing Indian movies. This book is his second attempt at fiction. His first book In Love and Free received a good response encouraging him to continue to pursue his passion. He considers himself more of a story teller than a writer.

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Review : A road not TravelledĀ 

Book Name : A road not Travelled 

Author : J Alchem 

Publications : Story Mirror 

About Author:

J Alchem is a voracious reader and critically acclaimed author. He is the winner of StoryMirror 2015 ( A nation wide writing competition), NaNoWriMo -2015 and super hero storyteller (2014). He has written in several magazines and newspapers and received the appreciation for the same. His stories have been published in numerous anthologies such as blank Space, Love Bytes and Mighty Thoughts and on various online channels. He is actively involved in writing quotes and short write-ups which have often seen circulated among youth in Facebook, Whatzapp and other social media platforms.

Blurb :

About Book:

Niorgast Stinvins, a motivational speaker by profession, wakes up one day to a strange phone call from an unknown person asking him to attend a meeting. There he is introduced to two more strangers, Doilin Flenk(Political advisor) and Bakintin Lenit (Journalist) and to a mission : “Can the world be a single country?” Thus begins a journey on a road not traveled, learning new lessons, unlearning a few and finally realizing that life is much more than what you think it is. Accompanying him on this journey are his personal demons, some ghosts of the past and few random memories of the near future with his loved ones. One day he reaches a stage where he doesn’t know if he will be able to live or not. Can the world be a single country? Will they be able to take this mission from a closed room to a goal post? What circumstances are they going to face? How will their journey be?

My Verdict :

How strange life is,  always asking us to walk on different paths, unknowingly or knowingly, wantedly or Unwantedly we keep moving forward with hope aligning to our selves, and sometimes we make Wonders, we try Achieve something that is truly Miracle. 

J Alchem has given New imagination to explore our views, this is book is so damn wonderful, the enriching words, The motivation, and great Literature work. How those three people try coping to the mission  to make this world a single Country, how often we ignore the unknown calls, but here, this unknown call has lead to the Miracle Happening. 

A beautiful creation, the connenectivity that paper holds, makes one sit and read this book in one go. 

I would recommend all the Literature book lovers to kindly read this beautiful work šŸ™‚ 

Shashwati Patil 

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Review : Strangers with Unknown Faces

Book Name: Strangers with known faces 


Author: Gautam Dutta 


Publisher: Invincible Publishers 



Blurb: 


Rajat, Meenakshi, Sadaaf, Amol, and Shanaya are five University students with nothing in common- who should never have met in the first place. They meet after winning a lucky draw- the prize of which was to take part in a puzzle game. Though the game was engrossing, they were unable to solve the puzzle in the stipulated time. However, this lead to the beginning of a deep friendship between them. Their friendship blossomed. But ego and misunderstanding led to an acrimonious break up. They meet again- two decades later- when Shanaya is murdered, and the other four are suspects. The four soon realize that in spite of being estranged for so many years, there were unknown ties that bound them- ties of treachery, deceit, and subterfuge. Ties that have led them to come together in circumstances that no one could have foreseen. And the game that they had left incomplete two decades back has to be played yet again – on a much bigger canvas. Now they have to trust each other, clear their names, and get to the bottom of the mystery, which threatens not only their lives and relationships, but also the fabric of democratic India. As their travels and travails continue, they discover hitherto unknown facets of the people around them, as well as their own selves. Can they succeed in resolving the puzzle this time? Or is history doomed to repeat itself? As hidden aspects of the human personality are revealed, they realize that no one is what he or she appears to be. For the world comprises of ‘Strangers With Known Faces’. 


My verdict :

The story line revolves around five friends, who have met accidently on a occasion, the friendship is built so rapidly but Is broken due to few misunderstandings, days pass by, and after years a shocking news leads them to gather again. 

The book has few different and difficult terms. Although five lead characters are there, the narration is being done by single person, the story is smooth and long going, it slow down in a moment, but end of the book, your predictions are wrong and you have really something unexpected in the end. This makes it more interesting and wonderful. The book is bowl of emotions, poured so well like romance, fun, fights, hurts, relationship friendship, angry. The author has done great job. 

Hence every book worm can read this book šŸ™‚