Thursday, 19 October 2017
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The Arranged Love Marriage by Safina Khan Soudagar |
The Arranged Love Marriage is a romance based novel which takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions. Given below is the synopsis of the novel. 'Miss, are you alright?' That voice... Her tummy fluttered and her eyes flew open to clash with the deepest grey eyes ever. The buzzing of the phone stopped, and so did her heart. Saphira Varma, at twenty seven is well-established in her dream company and is happily single until her parent's wish for her to settle turns her world upside down. Her heart is locked away, but a loveless marriage to a stranger might be just the thing to placate her parents. But as her past questions her present and threatens her future, she is uncertain. Will Saphira find the lost key? If you're a challenge woman... I certainly accept. A business minded Sameer Malhotra hadn't expected for an arranged marriage to land up on his to-do list. But he finds himself agreeing to just that. A girl of his parent's choice might bring him happiness. He wasn't sure until, he found himself feeling for a woman who was captivating and left him curious. Will Saphira's past make this a one-sided love? Not if Sameer can help it. There will be a marriage, the question is, 'What kind?'
Thursday, 5 October 2017
The One From The Stars by Keshav Aneel | Book Review
“The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.”
Vishesh is a dreamer, who is driven by his passion for writing and words. But like most Indian middle class families, his parents are impatient to see him settled in a government job. Despite all obstacles, making no complaints, he continues to follow the hard path, holding up the promise he had made to himself, trying to fulfil his father's wishes and failing over and over.
Almost everyone – his parents, friends and the love of his life – leaves his side in the middle of his journey. To worsen things, he is diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the seriousness of which nobody could decipher before it was too late.
Will a dreamer be sacrificed for social standing? Will a heart be crushed to uphold a hollow image?
Left alone and misunderstood by everyone he knew, this is Vishesh's intense story of repeatedly falling down and trying to get up on his own, to prove that everyone who dares to follow their heart is not a commoner; he is 'The One From the Stars'.
Aliens In Delhi by Sami Ahmad Khan | Book Review
Summary:In the near future, the ISI and RAW discover that securing the borders of Pakistan and India is the least of their problems. An extra-terrestrial race of reptiloids prepares to invade Earth — by turning our smartphones into gene-tampering weapons.
Humanity might soon be extinct.
As people in Delhi start turning into alien hybrids, India gears up to face a foe unlike any other.
From unveiling the actual reason behind the Chandrayaan mission to the truth about Osama bin Laden, this explosive geopolitical science-fiction thriller depicts how contemporary India responds to an alien invasion.
Author:Sami Ahmad Khan
Release date:September 10th 2017
No. of Pages:Paperback, 300 Pages
The story gripped me from the first page and did not let go until the very last, with thrills that kept me hooked. The author's writing has a tactile visceral quality that causes you to see what he is seeing and feeling. I would Google terms and phrases and learn so much about them finding out, pleasantly, that the events described actually happened!
It starts out great and - just when you think it can't get any better, it does. It's a good read all the way to the end. It doesn't end like the predictablility would suggest. It is fast-paced and thoughtful at the same time.
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija | Book Review
Baby, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the Diwan family's household help, has been raped and brutalized. Vansh Diwan, a criminal lawyer, finds himself torn between a shot at justice for the girl and a very powerful client. He cannot bring himself to proceed at the risk of all that he has secured for his family. His wife Priti, distraught and devastated at her husband's decision, turns to an old friend for help. Akash Hingorani, top criminal lawyer and best friend to Priti and Vansh, must step up. He is Baby's last chance. But things quickly unravel as Akash's probe into the rape suddenly turns into a murder investigation. A powerful legal thriller that moves breathlessly from crime scene to courtroom to homes to lay bare the difference between law and justice.
Release date:September 10th 2017
No. of Pages:Paperback, 296 Pages
I found myself wanting to quickly turn the pages so I could see how it all turned. There are enough elements in the plot to just keep you wanting to know what in the world is going to happen next. I really enjoyed this book even though there was one or two spots that were slow moving, but not for long.
I received a review copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.