Friday, 17 February 2017

#BookReview: This Is Not Your Story by Savi Sharma

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"Sometimes, you do not write your story, it writes you. You don’t choose your story, it chooses you. But would you believe it if someone told you, ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it?"

This is not your story is the second book from the bestselling author of Everyone Has A Story, Savi Sharma. The novel is an inspiring fiction tale released on 14th February 2017 and published by Westland ltd. The cover page is very simple and subtle in colours of brown and orange having a view of a couple standing at the railway station which is very much connectable to the story.

This Is Not Your  Story is a tale of Shaurya, a CA student who wants to achieve his dream of going to Mumbai and becoming a filmmaker. On the contrary is Anubhav, an aspiring entrepreneur who has blessings of his parents to achieve his dream and is working in Bangalore.  Miraya, is Shaurya's next door neighbour's cousin, she is an interior designer and has a very dreadful past. 

The plot is very engaging and is slaying. Author has sketched the characters very well. One can easily relate with the happenings of the plot. The narration is very inspirational and is a ride filled with heartfelt emotions.Author has used her magic of words to narrate a relatable story. The prologue is very beautiful and author has made us feel that one can rewrite his story. As usual, like her  first book she has used various quotes which are very inspiring.The pace of the book is fast.  She has used the the first person point of view in each chapter which is very impressive. A very motivating and an enthralling read. 

Overall, this novel by Savi Sharma is a beautiful read. One can easily finish it in one sitting. I highly recommend this book to everyone because each one of us wants to be motivated.








ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Savi Sharma is a simple girl from Surat. She left her CA studies to become a storyteller. She is the co founder of the motivational blog 'Life & People' where she writes about positivism, motivation, spirituality and other topics. She loves observing people and often searches for her stories. Her first book was Everyone Has A Story. 


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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

#BookReview: Summit by Harry Farthing


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The view from 8,848 metres  is not alwas clear...


Summit is debut novel by author Harry Farthing is a fictional adventure story originally published by Blackstone Publishing (UK) and in India it is published by Westland Ltd. The cover page of the book is White in colour having a picture of a man in the mountains. The cover page is very magnificent.
Summit is a novel about climbing worlds tallest mountain Mount Everest which is popularly known as summit. There are two stories that are running parallel in the novel. 
In the autumn of 1938 Germany’s Reichsf├╝hrer, Heinrich Himmler, is growing frustrated at the British using their regional power in India to block passage of an SS expedition to Tibet. So, Josef Becker was recruited by SS to be the one to reach the summit and plant the Nazi flog on top. Josef agrees to do so. On the other hand,  seventy years later, seasoned mountain guide Neil Quinn's ninth visit to the top of the world’s highest mountain in the charge of the sixteen-year old son of a Long Island billionaire begins to unravel. His role was just to get the teenager up and down the summit alive .
The characters of the book are very well described and fascinating. The narration is very fast paced and interesting. There are vivid descriptions of the events which one can easily visualize and the plot is very gripping and refreshing. The story is very well written. An intriguing action packed book full of twists and turns. A magnificent and an incredible read.
I recommend this book to those who really want to read a gripping story about climbing summit filled up with a lot of conspiracy. 



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ABOUT  THE AUTHOR

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Harry Farthing is an Englishman born in 1964 in Lynton, North Devon, and raised in the West Country. Harry Farthing has had a lifelong interest in exploration, archaeology and world history, both published and alternate. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has travelled widely to extreme environments such as the Sahara Desert, the Himalaya, the Amazon and the Arctic North. An experienced mountaineer, he has climbed extensively, including Mt Blanc and the Matterhorn in the Alps, Mt McKinley in Alaska, Shishapangma, the highest mountain in Tibet, and Mount Everest itself. In 2010 he successfully led all thirteen members of a charity climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro in Africa. In 2011 he made a solo 7,500 mile journey across North America by BMW Motorcycle that linked the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans and travelled 2,000 miles of unpaved roads above the 60th Parallel. That trip was the latest in a series of extreme motorcycle journeys that started with a ride from the UK to the Moroccan Sahara when he was just nineteen.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

#BookReview: The Origin of Martin Krooger by Sameer Kumar


" Hell is not hellish. It is simply a harsh energy extraction mode since harsh memories and evil deeds are too rigid to be extracted"

The Origin of Martin Krooger is the first novel written  by author Sameer Kumar. The novel was published in October 2016 by Half Baked Beans. It is a Fantasy Thriller novel. The cover page of the book is blue in colour and is very attractive and  connectable to the plot.
The story revolves around Martin Krooger. The other characters of the story are Agusthus,the most powerful God, Moira, the dughter of Agusthus, Grey Castle, the Prince of nirvana , Queen Iris, Gray's mother and several others. The book is set in various places such as Nirvana, Eva, Alexas, Nukavyas etc.
All the characters are very well evolved having a particular role.The book is written in a very simple language which is very easy to read. A reader can easily visualize the happenings which is appreciative. At some points, the story seems a bit descriptive. Something which is very unique in the book are the different poems in each chapter which I as a reader really liked. The plot is very new and the narration is superb and hats off to author's imagination.
Overall it is an engaging and an enthralling read. Those who love fantasy thrillers this book is a must read. 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR



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Sameer Kumar is a mechanical engineer from B.I.T Sindri.He works at Tata Steel as a management trainee .It took him nearly nine years to research and complete this book .Being a motivational speaker ,he works silently for the betterment of the society .He is a tech savvy and loves to make gadgets with his friends. 



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Thursday, 9 February 2017

#BookReiew: A Walk in the Rain by Udai Yadla


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Love is poison that kills you. Love is elixir that keeps you alive.

A Walk in the Rain- A journey of Love and Redemption is a love story by author Udai Yadla published on 7th January 2015 by Kyron Publishers. The cover page of the book is greenish blue and black in colour having a picture of a couple walking in rain on a beach. The cover is very simple and beautiful.

A Walk in the Rain is a story of a heartbroken Sunny who lives a very reclusive life, who is living in past with his memories. He is just a busy man with a little social life. On the other hand is Saloni, a prostitute who is desperate for money because of some mishappenings. She has a very dark and a mysterious past. Fate unites both Sunny and Saloni who are bounded with a common goal with different motives.

The characters in the book are very interesting and very well described. The prologue is beautiful wondering how it relates with the story but the author relates it very marvelously. The book started like a routine love story having some flashback scenes in between which are very well differentiated by the writer. The plot is very engaging and is supported by various sub plots. The story is descriptive at some points which makes it slow and boring. 

For the first time writer, author has done a wonderful job. His narration is highly appreciated as one can easily visualize the events taking place in the story. 
Overall, a very engaging read laced with emotions, thrills, despair, redemption and love. I recommend this book if you really want to read a thrilling love story. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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Udai, an IT consultant by profession, is an avid writer and poet. Having good imagination skills, writing became a natural choice for him. Many of his poems and stories were published in school and college magazines. He is currently working on his untitled second book which is a crime thriller.


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