Sunday, 22 January 2017

#BookReview: Someone To Love by Ruchita Misra


Someone To Love by the bestselling author of Second Chance at Love Ruchita Misra is a Romance  Fiction book released on 5th January 2017 and published by Harlequin. The cover page of the book is blue in colour having a picture of a couple. the cover page is very beautiful, simple and subtle designed by Divya Saxena. 
Someone To Love is a story of childhood friends Atharv and Koyal 
 who are made for each other, but have not realized their love. But something happens that their childhood friendship turns into hatred. Koyal cuts all her communication from Atharv and gets married while on the other hand Atharv craves to know what happened, he is hurt and scarred. He becomes a doctor, gets married and has a daughter Mansha.  And when years later, destiny brings them in front of each other. Will they find their Someone to Love.
All the characters are very well evolved. The narration of the book is very simple and interesting which is very easy to read. The story is predictable at some points but is very engaging. The emotions are very well written in which friends are craving for each other's love. The author has made the love story very simple and beautiful , which is neither too mushy nor too dark. The reader can very easily sympathize with Koyal and Atharv and can easily visualise the happenings in their lives. 
Overall it is a very beautiful and a delightful love story. One can finish it in one sitting. I recommend this to ones who like to read love stories.

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Ruchita Misra was born and brought up in Lucknow. She did her schooling from La Martiniere Lucknow and was a topper throughout. After that she did her B.Tech from Institute of Engineering and Technology , Lucknow. Later she joined the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade for her MBA and was awarded three gold medals. Her bestselling books Second Chance at Love and The (In)eligible Bachelors, for which she was awarded the Awadh Samman in 2012. She works in London and blogs at

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

#BookReview: It's All InThe Planets by Preeti Shenoy


Your soul had lessons to learn from her. The Karmic cycle is complete and now she has moved on.

It's All in the Planets is the ninth book by the bestselling author of Life is What you make it and The Secret Wishlist, Preeti Shenoy. Its All in the Planets is A fiction romance released on September 15th 2016 by Westland Ltd. The cover page of the book is very beautiful with vibrant shades of grey and silver having moon, stars and a couple sitting. It is very attractive and catchy to the eyes.
It's All in the Planets is a story of Aniket, a 27 year old techie dating  a stunning model Trish. But Trish has a list of things she wants him to work on so that he can match her level. On the other hand, there is Nidhi , 32 years old who has quit her corporate job to follow her passion. She works as a pottery teacher and is a blogger. She is engaged to Manoj. Both Aniket and Nidhi meet each other on Shatabdi Express while going to their hometown Chennai and Nidhi agrees to become Aniket's 'relationship coach'. The characters are very well described and one can easily relate to them. 
The book is written in a very simple language and is written in first person for two different protagonists, making it an interesting as one can read the book from two different point of views. Since the book has dealt with astrology, stars, destiny author has even given the prediction for Leo and Sagittarius in alternate chapters. The story is very simple and it is flowing like a fluid. The blog posts mentioned are very inspirational as they make you think a lot. 
Overall, its a very nice and a one sitting read. I highly recommend this one to all those who believe in astrology, destiny, love and planets. 


Preeti Shenoy

Preeti Shenoy, among the top five highest selling authors in India  is also on the Forbes longlist of the most influential celebrities in India. She is the highest selling woman writer in India.
India Today has named her as being unique for being the only woman in the best-selling league. Her First book 34 Bubblegums and Candies is a compilation of short stories . Her second book ‘Life is what you make it ‘continues to top the best-selling charts and has been translated to several languages including Turkish . Her third 'Tea for two and a piece of cake’ made it to the top five best-selling Indian fiction of 2012. Her fourth, ‘The Secret wish list’ was among the top ten fiction of 2013. Her fifth, ‘The One You Cannot Have’ debuted at No.2 on the Nielsen list. The sixth ‘It happens for a Reason’ was out in December 2014 and has been on the Nielsen top ten, every week, since it’s release.Her seventh book ‘Why We love The Way We Do’ was among the top five best selling non-fiction books of 2015.
She has been awarded the Academia award for Business Excellence by the New Delhi Institute of Management, which is given to distinguished professionals for innovative best practices for their contribution to their field that adds to India’s International and national reputation. 

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Saturday, 7 January 2017

#BookReview: Lanka's Princess by Kavita Kané

Lanka's Princess

"Yes, I am a monster!" screeched Meenakshi, her eyes flashing,baring her claws at her mother. "See them? If anyone hurts me, I shall hurt them with these!! I am Surpanakha!"

Lanka's Princess by the bestselling author of Karna's Wife, Sita's Sister and Menaka's Choice,  Kavita Kané is a mythological fiction published on 1st December by Rupa Publications.The book is widely available at the bookstores and in the kindle format. The cover page of the book is very beautiful full of black, red and gold colours, having a picture of Surpanakha which is very catchy to the eyes.The cover illustration is by Niloufer Wadia.
Lanka's Princess is a story about Raavan's famous sister - Surpanakha, the one perceived as ugly and unwanted, brutal and brazen. One of whose nose was sliced off by Lakshaman. Surpanakha which means the woman as hard as nails was born as Meenakshi. She is one of the misunderstood character of Ramayana. An unwanted child and described as ugly and dark by her own mother, Meenakshi suffers a lot. Is she a protagnist or an antagonist? 
The book is very well researched giving a lot of information about Surpanakha, which was not known to many. The entire book is from the point of view of Surpanakha. The narration of the book is very engaging and the conversations are very well described. The first half of the book is a bit slow about the childhood of Surpanakha and the relation with her family. The writing is very crisp, it is like a fluid, just flowing. All the characters are very well described from Raavan to Kaikesi, mother of Raavan and Surpanakha. A very interesting part is that each chapter talks about different instances and characters. 
Overall it is an amazing book, highly recommended to those who are very much interested in reading mythology. 

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Kavita Kané

Born in Mumbai, a childhood spent largely in Patna and Delhi , Kavita currently lives in Pune with her mariner husband Prakash and two daughters Kimaya and Amiya with Chic the black cocker spaniel and Cotton the white, curious cat.
A senior journalist with a career of over two decades, which includes working for Magna publication and DNA, she quit her job as Assistant Editor of Times of India to devote herself as a full time author. A self-styled aficionado of cinema and theatre and sufficiently armed with a post-graduate degree in English Literature and Mass Communication from the University of Pune.

Karna's Wife her debut novel, (2013)was a bestseller. Her second novel - Sita's Sister (2014) also deals with another enigmatic personality - Urmila, probably the most overlooked character in the Ramayan. Menaka's Choice(2015) ,another best-seller, is about the famous apsara and her infamous liaison with Vishwamitra the man she was sent to destroy. Lanka's Princess (2016) is her fourth book based on Ravan's sister, Surpanakha, the Princess of Lanka who was also its destroyer.

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