Friday, 30 June 2017

#BookReview: Voicemates by Anamika Mishra





“If you put your best foot forward and if you overcome your fears, you will surely be able to attain the heights of success” 

Voicemates is a book by author and blogger Anamika Mishra. It was published on 5th February 2016 by Jaico Publishing House. The cover page of the book is very attractive having a beautiful picture which resembles the story. The colors black, pink and white are very nicely used making the book catchy to the eyes.

Voicemates is a story revolving around Tulip Hill and Sam. Tulip Hill, who is rich, intelligent, disciplined and beautiful daughter of her parents, who want her to pursue B.Tech. While on the other side is Sam who is an orphan, witty and easy going boy. Both Sam and Tulip share the love for music and want to win the reality show Voicemates. The book is set in the beautiful state of Goa.

Voicemates is a very soulful journey revolving around music. Both the characters love music and want to do something in the music field. The plot of the book is very engaging and fast paced. The narration is in third person. Both the characters are portrayed very beautifully.The events in the story are very well described and the style of writing is very simple. The display of emotions is  marvelous.  At various points author has mentioned lyrics of English songs which is giving the readers a visual impact. The book has elements of love, trust and friendship.

Overall, a light, fast paced and an intriguing read. It can
be easily finished in one sitting. Recommended for those who want a quick read.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Anamika Mishra is an Indian Author. Her debut novel Too hard to handle was released in Sept 2013. 
She is also a blogger and occasionally delivers motivational talks. Writing is her first passion. Second is travelling and photography. 
Anamika holds a degree of Masters in Journalism & Mass Communication. She is known for strong opinions and passionate defense for her beliefs. Her witty, cheerful & humorous persona has made her popular amongst the youth. She has a 'think positive & keep patience' perception towards life. Her articles on life and relationships have inspired many people from all across the world.
She is a member of Indian Speakers Bureau and People For Animals NGO.






*I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange of an honest and an unbiased review.


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Saturday, 24 June 2017

#BookReview: The Highway Man by J.Alchem

The Highway Man: Short Stories by [Alchem, J.]


The Highway Man  is the second book by award winning author J. Alchem. It is available in Kindle Format and is a 47 page book. The Highway Man was published on 12 May 2017. The cover page of the book is very simple with the shades of yellow and orange having a picture of a back profile of a man on a highway.The title is written in red colour making the cover attractive.

The Highway Man is a short read. It is a collection of three short stories - Catherine,  Sidzy, for a day and The Highway Man.
The story Catherine deals with a simple, bestselling author Nicholas Sieum who falls in love with someone unexpected and is a patient of Dr. Rusenvelt but something unexpected happens.
The story Sidzy, for a Day is a very sweet story where on the occasion of Women's Day, Sidzy's husband Jihan makes it special for her.
The third story is The Highway Man. This story revolves around Rohan and Ayaan who have a broken family. It is an emotional story, but with the intrusion of a stranger the lives of the father and the son changes.

All the stories are very beautifully penned down in a very simple and an  understandable language. All the stories display different emotions in a very beautiful way making the reader to read more. The stories have a visual impact on the readers mind making it all the way more interesting. The stories makes a person understand to flow with life and accept the reality. It made my realize that true happiness lies in making others happy. The book is a complete package of heartwarming reads having elements of thrill,love, sorrow and happiness. 

Overall, a quick and fast paced read, teaching a lot of life lessons. Highly recommended to those who believe in humanity. 




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ABOUT THE AUTHOR





J. Alchem is a voracious reader and a critically acclaimed author. He is the winner of StoryMirror- 2015 (a nationwide writing competition), NaNoWriMo-2015 & 2016, and superhero 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.
He is actively involved in writing quotes and short write-ups which are often seen being circulated among the youth in Facebook, Whatsapp, and other Social networking sites. Recently he has signed a contract for a short movie on one of his award-winning short stories.





*A free copy was provided by Sidra Ahmad in exchange of a review.





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Sunday, 18 June 2017

#BookReview : Sita Warrior Of Mithila by Amish Tripathi


SHE IS THE WARRIOR WE NEED.
THE GODDESS WE AWAIT.
SHE WILL DEFEND DHARMA.
SHE WILL PROTECT US.


 Sita Warrior Of Mithila by Amish Tripathi is the second book of The Ram Chandra Series.  It is a fiction mythology book. It was published on 29th May 2017 by the Westland Ltd. The cover page of the book is very beautiful designed by Sideways having an image of Devi Sita in action holding a stick and attacking someone. The colours orange and yellow are very amazingly used, making the cover look very nice and attractive.

Sita Warrior of Mithila deals with the point of view of Devi Sita. It takes a reader to a journey starting from in what circumstances Sita met Raja Janak, her life in Gurukul, becoming a warrior, identified as Vishnu, marrying Lord Rama and getting kidnapped by Raavan. A very interesting storyline focusing on Devi Sita. Author has introduced various characters and tribes in the beginning of the book.

As Scion Of Ikshvaku was the starting of Modern Day Ramayana, Amish Tripathi continued the trend. The book is very beautifully penned down. The strong character of Devi Sita , Prime Minister of Mithila is shown as a brave, righteous woman.There are various relationships shown which are very heartwarming such as the mother daughter relationship between Sita and Sunaina, the relationship of friendship between Sita and Radhika etc. All the characters are very well described and I liked the emphasis given on Jatayu's character. There are few examples of the current happenings of India also in the book. The narration is very linear and is linked  with Scion of Ikshvaku. There is also repetition of few instances from the first book, Scion of Ikshvaku connecting the two books. but overall the focus of the book is on women power. The book is still left with mystery about various characters. Amish Tripathi has given a modern eye to Ramayana. 

Overall, a very strong book having elements of bravery, women power, feminism etc. A total blend of modern society into an epic. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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Amish is a 1974 born IIM(Kolkata) - educated, boring banker turned happy author.The success of his first book The Immortals of Meluha , encouraged him to give up a fourteen year old career in financial services to focus on writing. He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy , finding beauty and meaning in all world religions. 
Books by the author:Shiva Trilogy (3 parts)
                                 1. Immortals of Meluha
                                 2.The Secret of the Nagas
                                 3.The Oath of the Vayuputras
                                 Ram Chandra Series
                                 1.Scion Of Ikshvaku 





Monday, 12 June 2017

#CoverReveal: Against All Odds by Danielle Steel



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AGAINST ALL ODDS by Danielle Steel

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Taking chances is part of life,
but when you bet your future against the odds, it’s a high-risk game …

Kate Madison's stylish second-hand clothing shop has been a big success in New York, supporting her and her four kids since her husband's untimely death. Now her children have grown up and are ready to forge lives of their own. They all choose to play against the odds, much to their mother's dismay . . .

Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her Wall Street firm, when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him - but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true and falls under his spell. She marries him quickly, gives up her job, moves to LA to be at his side, ignoring the danger signs. Is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes for children with his partner before they're financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? Willie, the youngest, a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, with a woman fifteen years older . . .

Kate - loving, supportive and outspoken - can't keep her children from playing against the odds. Can the odds be beaten? No matter how much she loves him, in the end, the risks are their own and the hardest lesson as a mother is that she can't protect them from the choices they make.





Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Property of a Noblewoman, Blue, Precious Gifts,Undercover, Country, Prodigal Son, Pegasus, A Perfect Life, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless;and the children's books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.


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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

#BookReview: Chronux by Sagar Kamath

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This is the story TIME wants to tell us...this is the story of Chronux.


Chronux is the debut book by author Sagar Kamath. Chronux was published on 9th March 2017 by Become Shakespeare. Com. It is a fiction philosophy book. The cover page of the book is blue in colour having the title of the book written in bold red colour making it very attractive and catch to the eyes.

During our more 'Philosophical' moments...we have all wondered about 'Time'...its true nature...and its impact on us! But what if?...'Time'...had similar concerns...about us? Chronux is a long book divided into six episodes each having about 20-25 chapters dealing with different eras. It starts from the story of a small village of Aruhu in the Himalayan foothills in which a stranger arrives.

Chronux is a very beautifully written book having a blend of past, present and future. The book is very well researched by the author having elements of science, fiction, history and philosophy. The book is written in a simple language. At some points technical words as well as graphics are used. The book takes a reader to different places like foothills of Himalayas, Hiroshima Nagasaki etc. The book revolves around time which is the main element of everybody.

Overall, a very different read having element of past, present and future together making it a  thrilling and an engaging book. This book is highly recommended to everybody.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Sagar Kamath


Sagar Kamath teaches History and International Affairs at Symbiosis International University. With a Masters in History and Philosophy and over 9 years of experience in the teaching sector, he has lectured extensively on subjects ranging from global history to modern day geopolitics and specializes in issues of religion and politics. An avid storyteller, he has spent years researching humanity’s intricate interplay with the natural world, and believes that events like World War II serve to highlight the best and the worst, we as a species are capable of.In his free time, Sagar loves to explore ‘off-the-beaten-track’ locales that have a sense of mystique about them.


Stalk him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SagarChronux



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Friday, 2 June 2017

#BookReview: The Princess Of A Whore House by Mayank Sharma

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The Princess of a Whore House The story of a Swamp Lotus is the debut book by author Mayank Sharma published on 23 October 2016 by Notionpress.com. The cover page of the book is very beautiful and catchy to the eyes having a blend of orange and yellow colours and displaying picture of two girls with smudged eyeliner and back profile of a girl.



The Princess of a Whore House is a story about a girl Aparajita who is hardworking and ambitious and has some desires and dreams and want to become an independent individual. But the fact that her mother Ramya, is a widowed sex worker irks the community.



The book is written in a very easy and a simple language and author has picked up a very sensitive issue. The way the plight of the mother and daughter is written is very realistic. The characters Aparajita and Ramya are very well built. The secondary characters could have been developed more. The narration is in two perspectives - Ramya and Aparajita. A very quick and a crisp read. I appreciate how author has encouraged to be self dependent and get educated. Till the end the author has made the interest of the reader which is very appreciative. The portrayal of the emotions is very beautiful and realistic. 



Overall, a fast paced and a simple book and can easily be finished in one sitting. I recommend this book to everyone .


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Buy the book here: http://www.amazon.in/Princess-Whorehouse-Story-Swamp-Lotus/dp/194612978X





About the Author 

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Mayank Sharma is a 'left-brained' professional with over twenty years of global experience in leading multinational companies. His interest in writing intensified when one of his articles was featured in the May 2014 edition of Better Software magazine published in Florida, USA.
As Mayank travelled across continents and associated with people with diverse beliefs and values, he became more curious about the social riddles that curtailed liberties across civilizations.
He is transforming into a 'right-brained' writer with his debut book, The Princess of a Whorehouse. Besides writing, he is passionate about painting and making sculptures.
Mayank lives in the National Capital Region of Delhi with his wife, Sonali, daughter, Myra, and son, Aarav.






*I won the book in a giveaway.



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