Wings Of My Heart

Author : Sarika Bahl

Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers

Genre : Poetry

Pages : 64

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” I was an expert
In hiding myself for fun
And nobody could seek
Now I am trying to hide
My expressions
And nobody wants to seek. “

First of all I was attracted to the cover of the book – It’s really attractive. When I started reading the poems, I did feel connected to some but some of them disappointed me. The poet has written the poems on topics like heartbreak,family,love,hatred,world etc which may leave a deep impact on you in some cases. The poems are beautifully composed. The language used by the author is simple and understandable. Each and every poem is beautifully written & very well expressed. Though sometimes, it felt as if i’m reading a story instead of a poem but i appreciate the efforts of the poet. Overall it was a satisfactory read for me.

” Love is the beginning of his morning
And the end of the day
He is always ready to go
On her way.”

 

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Batman’s guide to Life

Author : Chetan Soni

Publisher : Half Baked Beans

Genre : Guide To Life

Pages : 100

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I have spent 14 years meditating, levitating and constipating. During this time, I happened to cross a tunnel and kept on thinking while crawling my way out that “will there be light at the end of the tunnel?” Indeed there was.

As I came out and dropped on my knees with my hands raised in air I heard a whisper, “What do you seek?” and the first words which came out of my mouth were “Sarcasm O’ Dear Lord.”

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“What do you seek? Sarcasm O Lord”

A very short read but definitely a powerful one. The author tells us about the reality in a very humorous and sarcastic way in the forms of quotes. The one liners are innovative and impromptu which adds a unique taste to the book.  All these one liners are so real and meaningful. It’s one of a kind book that you’ll really enjoy reading.

Everyone faces challenges and struggles through their lives but the way each person tackles their problems is different. This book will make you laugh and you’ll have a different perspective to life. The one liners are what covers almost all the book but there is a short story in the end. The story is about the modern day relationships. The author has written a lot within a few words. The story is really amazing.

The language used is easy and understandable. The quotes are quirky and full of sarcasm. The quotes will make you feel positive. I’ll definitely recommend all the readers and non readers to read this book.

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Time Crawlers

Author : Varun Sayal

Publisher : Kindle Direct Publishing

Genre : Fantasy, Short Stories

Pages : 100

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Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics, and life-consuming Cosmic Entities are some major themes in this book which has six tightly-knit, fast-paced Sci-Fi stories.

1. Nark-astra, The Hell Weapon
The weapons he possesses make him the destroyer of worlds, and he burns for revenge. A high-tech take on ancient Indian mythology.

2. Death by Crowd
The dark desires of the masses; darknet websites fueled by a crypto-currency. What lurks in the background – an advanced artificial intelligence?

3. Genie
He rubbed a lamp alright, but what he got was the shock of his life. An entirely sci-fi take on the djinn myth.

4. Time Crawlers
There are individuals who existing in multiple time periods at once, and there are those who know about them….

5. Eclipse
No attacks, no blood-shed, yet there was an invasion and a conquest. Who are these shapeshifter aliens being hounded by an eclipse?

6. The Cave
The fate of an advanced imperial race hangs in balance as a dark celestial entity meets a legendary protector.

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This book is a collection of 6 short stories. Each story is a mixture of fantasy, suspense,thriller and sci-fi elements. This book was a bit boring for me but you may like it.

“Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.”

The stories:
1. “Nark-astra, The Hell Weapon” –  The story is a revenge saga. The revenge is taken by using high tech weapons which may destroy the earth
2. “Death by Crowd” –  This story ponders over the dark world of darknets where people bid to see other people dying a gruesome death.
3. “Genie” – The story is about a guy who accidentally finds a genie and gets to know about the parallel world.
4. “Time Crawlers” – The story talks about time travel and the people who know about it and how they are taking advantage of that fact.
5. “Eclipse” –  The story talks about the impossible or the possible invasion of Aliens on our planet.
6. “The Cave” – The story is about a cave in which some supernatural powers reside.

“Tomorrow is a luxury no-one has, brother. Tomorrow is nothing but a box of lies. Lies that we speak to our own selves. There is no such thing as tomorrow. It’s another human construct. A failed algorithm, a mirage, because when you finally reach ‘tomorrow’ it becomes ‘today’. Do you realize that tomorrow never comes?”

The book is a very short read. The language is easy and understandable. Will recommend to people who love reading short stories and fantasy books.

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Inkredia – Luwan of Brida

Author : Sarang Mahajan

Publisher : Gloryburg Publishing LLP

Genre : Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery

Pages : 388

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In Fal Doram, also called as the great empire of Inkredia, a conspiracy begins to unfold. The first step is an easy one – kill a simple, villager named Luwan. When Luwan suddenly faces an enemy straight out of the folklore, he is left dumbfounded by the mystery why they are after him. As he makes a daring run to survive, journeying through the unknown world outside his village, new mysteries emerge, some closely concerning him. Riddled with questions and hunted by legendary assassins, and by the nonhumans made of the darkest element in the nature, Luwan makes a dangerous journey through the incredible empire of Inkredia.

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Finally! After long, I was able to get my hands on this book. I heard a lot about it and wanted to read it from so long. It is the first book in the series ” Inkredia “and there are a total of 4 books which are yet to be written and published.

The story begins with Timak and his master, who were imprisoned in a cell for centuries, managed to send their message despite the pain and sufferings inflicted upon them by the magical walls of the cell.

Later we get to know Luwan, the protagonist who belongs to a small village of Brida and lives in a small cottage on a hill alone. Not able to earn something in the past week, he wasn’t able to pay the tax. The king of Brida was cruel and not paying tax to him was considered a crime. News of Luwan not paying tax spread like fire in their village and his sister Meg came to meet him to let him know the consequences of his deed. He then remembered a Red Book given to him by his mother to guide him throughout his life.  The men were sent by the king to capture him and the book told him to run away from Brida. Initially being skeptical about leaving Brida, he eventually ran away with her sister and his friend Narjo. But he wasn’t aware of the dangers looming on him ahead of his journey.

Ghork Riders- creatures that eat human flesh were chasing them. But they somehow escaped from them and reached the city. The Red Book guided them to an interesting stranger who was there to help them run for their lives. Luwan and Meg, were confused on the part that not giving tax to the king could result in such dangerous chaos in their lives but they didn’t know the truth behind they being chased. They both needed to run throughout else they would die in the hands of either the Ghork riders or the King. Why were they being chased for such a petty thing? What was the purpose of Luwan life? What was that Red Book?

Read the book to find out the answers.

I highly enjoyed this book. Fantasy being one of my favourite genre, this book was a perfect blend of all the fantasy and mystery elements. The author has described each and every character of the book so well. I loved how Luwan’s character developed from a naive village boy to a brave man throughout his journey. Also the twists and turns in the story are perfect and will keep you on the edge. Inkredia is a book that will make you laugh, make you smile and will make you reminisce about the magic previous books have on us. The writing style of the author is commendable. The language used is easy and understandable. The narration is crisp and the book is well paced. Overall it’s a great fantasy read. Eagerly waiting for sequal.

Definitely Recommended!

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Why I scream in Verse

Author : Isha Snehal

Publisher : Notion Press

Genre : Poetry

Pages : 119

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Why I scream in Verse is a short but a powerful read. It is a unique combination of poetry and illustrations. I’m not a big fan of poetry but I really liked this book. The author has aptly penned down the thoughts behind every emotion beautifully in the form of poetry.

I loved each and every illustration which was sketched before every poem.Each illustration is related to the poem and depicts the emotions the poetess wishes to describe through her poem. The poetess, with her lines and musings is able to connect with the readers. The thoughts behind each poem is so meaningful and touching.

The book is divided into three parts- A Woman’s Journey, The Social Clauses, And We Rise. The language used by the author is simple and understandable. Each and every poem is beautifully written & very well expressed.The poems definitely left an impact on me and left me with such positivity. I really loved reading this book, I’ll recommend you too read the same.

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To Hell and Back

Author : Anurag Anand

Publisher : Readomania

Genre : Thriller, Crime

Pages : 233

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A mindless road-rage incident leaves a young and promising entrepreneur dead. Is it an accident, or a cold-blooded murder, planned to absolute perfection?

Namrata, a young professional, is enveloped by all the quintessential elements of life in the fast lane—a staling marriage, an extramarital affair and eyes full of dreams, until a fun evening turns into a chilling nightmare for her.

Renu, a girl living in a world marred by regressive customs and dated practices, has resigned to the patriarchal ways of her world, until they begin to cast their malicious shadows on her unborn child.

Their worlds, although separate, intersect each other in a single strike of tragedy that none could have imagined. It is then that this story begins and sends everyone’s life on a dizzy tailspin…

Will they be able to get back to their safe and secure lives?

To Hell and Back is a fast-paced thriller that will not only keep you on tenterhooks till the very end, but it shall also rattle your beliefs on how ‘crime-proof’ the world that you live in truly is.

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When I was offered this book for review, I had a lot of expectations from it, because the blurb and the cover seemed interesting. But while reading the book I got bored in the first few pages, but when I started reading further, it became difficult for me to put down the book. The story is quite interesting and thrilling as the author unravels many conspiracies towards the end.

” It is relationships are like rubber bands. Each time they are stretched beyond their acceptable boundaries, the boundaries redefine themselves to accommodate the breach. “

The book narrates the story of two women, Namrata and Renu, who are pole apart but end up being connected to each other by the bond of humanity. How do they come across each other?

Namrata, a career oriented woman was ready to go for a client meeting with her boss, Akash at 5AM. While going to Delhi through the highway some goons killed Akash and left Namrata injured on the road. She was traumatized with the road accident and was aloof from the world. The author then takes the reader eight months back. We see a different side of Namrata – she was married to Pranav but their relationship was going through a tough phase. There was no romance left and they barely talked and met each other because of their clashing work timings. While Pranav was on one of his office tours, Namrata went out with her girl gang to party, but that night changed everything for her.

After the bad incident at the party, she was all stressed up and fell ill. She was going to attempt suicide when a message from Akash came to her rescue. Namrata started finding solace in Akash’s company and they both started dating each other. Namrata left her husband in order to spend her life with Akash but she always found something fishy about Akash’s actions. But ignored it because she loved him. What is Akash hiding? Is there something actually fishy about it or it’s just that she is overthinking?

On the other hand, Renu was a housewife, tortured by her in laws and living in an outdated village. Her relationship with her husband was deteriorating and she was treated as an item by him. Her husband used to force himself upon her. Renu’s world changed when she announced to her husband that she was pregnant. All of her family members were expecting a boy this time but an illegal sex determination test shook her as it was another girl and maybe the end to her life by her husband. What will happen when her husband will get to know about it? Will she be able to lead a happy life or be dreaded for life ?

Read the book to get answers for all the questions!

I absolutely loved how the author inserted the twists and turns in the story. The book is an absolute thriller and the revelations will shock you. Though the starting was a bit boring but the end was so so good that it changed my whole perception. The plot is strong and the author has been able to do full justice to it. The narration is smooth and the book is well paced. With every turning page the curiosity to read further keeps on increasing. The language used by the author is easy and understandable. An engrossing read that’s capable of keeping the reader on edge till the very end.

Definitely Recommended!

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Sound and Solitude

Author : Pratima Nagaraj

Publisher :  Story Mirror

Genre : Poetry and Self Help

Pages : 145

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This book is one of a kind- A poetry as well as a self help book. Though I am not very fond of Poetry and Self help genre books but this book kinda intrigued me. This is the second book written by the author and is actually an amazing read.

Sound And Solitude is a short but a powerful read. It is a unique combination of poetry, illustrations and self realization essays. Each illustration is related to the poem and depicts the emotions the poetess wishes to describe through her poem. The poetess, with her lines and musings is able to connect with the readers.In this book the poet has beautifully penned down the various emotions of life in the form of various heart touching poems. The thoughts behind each poem is so meaningful and touching.

On the other hand, This book will let you explore your inner self and make you realize your true worth. You’ll definitely embark on a new journey after reading it. Each topic was well written and all the situations which the author described was so relateable. Rather than writing all those common stuff like read books, exercise , spend time with family etc etc , the book focuses on the main issue i.e. finding YOU.While reading the book you’ll definitely start finding time for yourself and will start seeing everything around you with a new vision.

I was able to connect myself with the author and I was actually hooked to the book.Each and every poem is beautifully written & very well expressed.The poems definitely left an impact on me and left me with such positivity.  It’s a short read and an absolute beauty. The language is easy and simple and the book is well paced too.

Do give it a try.

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