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Sunday, 30 July 2017
A Team of Extraordinary Bastards by Arka Datta

Published Year: 2017
Publication: Storymirror
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 324
Format: Paperback




                                                                        Synopsis

Arya Sen is destiny’s child, a young boy from Kolkata who is born to be the greatest the Football World has ever seen. The universe never fails to surprise him with good fortunes as he embarks on his journey from Kolkata to all over the world. But, just when he starts to believe that nothing can go wrong for him, everything changes. 

Surrounded by loss, darkness, and complete absence of luck, Arya desperately waits for hope. And it appears but from the unlikeliest of places. With the support of his wife April and younger brother Ilan, Arya takes upon him a task that is bigger and more important than all of them. This time, he is up against his greatest friend: Destiny.


                                                                         My Review 

A Team of Extraordinary Bastards by Arka Datta is a beautiful tale of Arya Sen, a footballer, who after zillions of upheavals finally attain everything in his life. This book is something which will inspire you. Paths of happiness cannot be achieved only by walking on spiritual path but one can have or achieve them living in this world also. This is the core theme or message wants to convey with this story.

It is difficult to weave a story using a game and that too an inspirational one but author has succeeded thoroughly. The story beings with a match, football. The sport was magnificently used in the story which makes this book out of the box as well as makes its readers hooked on their edges. The book makes you believe in your dreams again.

This is something which is loved by sports lovers and liked by all. Language was readable and decent. Narration was slow allowing readers to read every bit of Arya and his baffled life. I do not know why such title was choose at first place but at the end I realized its crux. The cover is beautiful and goes with the storyline.


Overall the book succeeds making its reader worth a wait till the last page of the book. I would rate it 3.5/5 stars. I would like to thanks author for sending me a copy of his work. Book is indeed special.  

Reviewed by Aditi Srivastava
The Three Wise Monkeys by Jeet Gain

Published Year: 2016
Publication: Frog Books
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback/Kindle


                           

                                                                       Synopsis

The trio Amar, Akbar and Anthony had no clue whatsoever about their goddammit indecisive-careers-and-indefinite-struggles. 

And that was because they were born with the Peter Pan Syndrome and were simple enough to be tricked by anyone, including their mystifying girlfriends—Meghna, Farah and Sarah.
And as is the fate of all morons, they were drawn into trouble—deep trouble—of hiding crores of rupees of black money in secret offshore companies. 



Will their mistake of turning a blind eye to the philosophy of ‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ cost them their careers and put them in prison?


Or


Will Lady Luck change their fortunes forever?


                                                                    My Review

Three Wise Monkeys by Jeet Jain is light hearted novel, in which author and story both had intended to laugh out it’s readers. The cover of the book reflects three who sat on a lump of currency notes. Title is witty and would grab the attention and is apt on too.

The plot is something which is gripping where Amar, Akbar and Anotony struggle to pass C.A. first and later to get some pink notes into their pockets. The trio desperately searched from clients make them meet Ashwin Farah, a cunning banker with a never ending greed who indulge the trio  in money laundering business without their knowledge.

Amar, Akbar and Anthony became the national as well as international focuse out of the blue. Three wise monkeys is a story of three unwise monkeys and how they help the trio to settle the scores.
Book begin with brief indroduction about the trio and their not-so-happening life and later the book dwells into dark and humor. The book is fast paced with humon unfolded at every page. High voltage climax.  Author has tried to rib tickle it’s readers, somewhere he succeeds and somewhere he doesn’t.

Overall the book is one time read. Definitely the book is humorus and full of imagination but somewhere it would bore it’s readers.

I would rate 3/5 stars.                          


Reviewed by Aditi Srivastava
Book Review: Dying To Live by Monisha K Gumber

Published Year: 2017
Publication: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Genre: Motivational Teen Fiction
Pages: 229
Format: Paperback


                                                                     Synopsis

Megha, a young super-achiever with a perfect life has all that is needed to be happy. After all why wouldn’t she? A swimming champion, school topper, popular, good-looking girl with amazing friends and loving parents. What more could a girl ask for? A lot, actually. 

Because even when she has it all; she sulks and does the unthinkable. A grave mistake that could take her to her own grave. But survivor that she is, she breaks through the wall of ‘perfections’ and accepts that she is what she is: sad, vulnerable and confused. Oh, don’t get her wrong, as she puts up a tough fight to reach where she is meant to be. And on the way learns some lessons that will take her through this amazing journey called life. A happy kind of life.


                                                                    My Review

“Dying to live” is a story of a teenage girl Megha, who is strong and determined to be the best. She has everything in her life, wonderful parents, cool friends whom she sometimes envies, blue stocking and to be national level swimming champion. But sometimes she too sucks and failed miserably. Something which she was aware of but couldn’t control her rushing emotions on various life events. A year of teenage is very delicate because you have no control on emotions and it tends to drive you crazy. People talk about your benefit but you turn down their requests and start thinking as if you could do the best.

Magha was too trapped in her mind as well as of her surrounding. This book is actually a story of a teenage girl who fights to become best from the worst she did at times. Book will hook you will so many illustrations which makes the book and characters live. We see so many teenagers struggling either to excel in studies or trying to fix themselves with someone from opposite gender. Well that’s what teenage is about. A driven force where your mind and surrounding both tries to hold you or make you weak for taking some  crazy decision . Megha’s story is something which deserves ears because how many if you would wants remember how an all-rounder becomes an average yet happy girl.

Book talks about various issues which we faced or our friends faced and an insight is given by the book how to overcome your biggest obstacles. A supercool Nani  who acts like light at the end of tunnel and a mother who always want her child to be the best. The book is motivational read and would make you to step into Meghs’s shoe.

Characterization is good, illustrations in the book is really very amazing. Language is good almost like reading a teenager’s diary. The cover is beautiful and the title matches the storyline.
Overall the book has justified at all the levels just like the previous one “Sick of Being Healthy”, which I want to read. Book is recommended to both parents and teenagers. I would rate 3.5 stars/5. I wish to read more from the author’s work.


Reviewed by Aditi Srivastava
Book Review: The Quest of the Sparrows 


Published Year: 2017(Second Edition)
Publication: Rupa Publications India
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 261
Format:
Paperback





                                                                    Synopsis


A seemingly ordinary young man forced to become a guru takes a leap of faith and sets off with his followers on a taxing journey that changes their mindsets and lives forever. Inspired by the carefree life of a sparrow, reluctant guru Partibhan takes off on a 600 kilometre expedition on foot to test his theory of practical spirituality. He believes that human beings can become powerful creators, but the desire to secure the future makes them mere survivors. However, survival isn’t the only goal of life. A much bigger role, a higher calling awaits us. Will Guru Partibhan and his disciples complete the journey? Will they discover their true potential and find everlasting joy? Looks at the importance of spirituality in today's fast paced world. A must read for all those feeling burnt out and wondering about the ‘higher purpose’ of their lives. The story of a young man who finds his calling in life, written in a relatable manner.



                                                                My Review


The Quest of the Sparrows is something different from what I read in other motivational and self-help books. The book consists of three people and three different lives- Nikhil, Sanjeev and Partibhan who embarks together in a spiritual journey to discovers the ultimate truth that how can one be free like sparrows.  The journey then became the turning point of their lives and with each day they learn something very acknowledging from simple incidents or hurdles they faced. 

Nikhil who lives in London has a family who is no more with him. He succeed everything in life but never know what family is about or how to be a happy person. Until one day, a newspaper advertisement’s caught his attention and he determined himself to walk on the path of spirituality.

Sanjeev who is a private detective hired to spy on the Guru Pratibhan to prove that he is imposter like other Guru’s we see in television. Sanjeev has gone though worse in his life and he did not wants to believe in something which exists far above from human acceptance, the divine power. His perceptions lead to spy Pratiban but when he knew the truth and power, he too became his follower.

Guru Pratibhan, just like them faced worse in childhood. His father’s leaves him and his mother in search of truth, a sick mother and huge loan amount to be paid and loan sharks who harass him.  In the last days of his father, he offered him to take his place and spread the divine message but Pratibhan was reluctant and blamed his father of all miseries they faced all their life. But something transformed or we better say Pratibhan was a true austere.

The story is different like I said earlier and very enlighten.  Book talks about how human tends to run for materialism all his life but then at the end he wants to be transformed.

Though the book is fictional not spiritual guidance or something but proved to be amazing art of reflecting the right path.

I personally loved the book cover and the title. Narration was good and language was smooth and comprehendible. I would rate 4/5 stars.

Reviewed by Aditi Srivastava


The Aravan Head by Arvind Narsima

Published Year: 2017
Publication: Inspire India Publishers
Genre: Fiction/Thriller
Pages: 259
Format: Paperback/Kindle
 


                                                                        Synopsis

A politically driven criminal syndicate tries to steal a valuable ancient artifact, The Aravan Head, from a very old temple of the transgenders in Hijravan. Police officer Arya foils the well planned attempt. The incident unfolds a deadly secret that connects to a series of mind-boggling crimes which points to an unlikely person of tremendous authority in the political & business circles of Mumbai. With his friends kidnapped, his own people involved with the criminals and himself facing departmental enquiry, Arya is strangulated from all sides. Meanwhile in Delhi, 4 college girls, fed-up with the canteen food, hire a cook. While they expect an old, typically professional person, they are in for a great surprise that leaves them sweetly shocked. But the surprise is short lived after a beautiful transgender arrives at their bungalow revealing secrets that baffle them. Unfortunately the lives of the 4 girls become a nightmare along with that of the transgender. Did Arya arrest the main perpetrator behind all the crimes? What dangers did the Transgender bring to the girls? Did they survive the deadly situation they were pushed into? What price did Arya pay to win?

                                                                       My Review

The Aravan Head by Arvind Narsima is a ‘well described and the most entertaining thriller”. This book is page turner which revolves around the protagonist Arya the police who tried to bridge between mysterious incidents which were occurring one after the other. This book is complete mixture of action, drama, thriller and love. After reading this book I felt like I was watching movie on television with strong plot and amazing character building.

The plot is something which will surprise the readers page after page. It is totally unpredictable and packed with action. The book commenced with three hideous murders at different places in different locations and in different timing, but everything was in loop which readers will realize at the end.

The plot centers around the title “The Aravan Head” which is said that it might cure disease and a god of transgender communities. The story moves both in past and present which will make its readers on the edge. Somewhere you will find yourself in a fix. The moment you will feel that you have solved the mystery it gets more deepen and darken. Characterization is something which is very strong point I considered about this very book. They actually look alive to me. Every page is like a clue given to you to solve, the more you solve the more it gets complex and ultimately book will leave you in amazement.

Multiple characters which never get mixed with one and the other, is something which I really liked about the book. A personally enjoyed read Arya part, which is cop and hunt to solve the murders. He was type of person who shoot and talk less. Typically what we see in movies.

Talking about the language which was very good and enjoyable. The title and cover justifies the crux of the book whereas the book talks about social topics which didn’t hindered the path of enjoying this thriller action packed book.

I would rate it 4/5 stars. I’m glad that Arudha Club for sending me a copy of this novel.


Reviewed by Aditi Srivastava
Book Review of The 365 Days by Nikhil Ramteke

Published Year: 2016
Publication:Write India Publications
Genre: Fiction 
Pages: 178
Format: Paperback/Kindle



                                                                    Synopsis

This is a story that falls through the crevices of pitiless anonymity, yet miraculously waits to be told. 
Shijukutty, a Malayali fisherman, leaves his tiny hamlet of abject poverty in the coastal village of Vizhinjam on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, that picturesque vignette of searing beauty on the southwestern coast of India. Shiju, like millions of other Malayalis, seeks his destiny in Dubai, that gleaming global hub of fortune on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. What unfolds is a stirring story of distilled hardship, exploitation, identity, and friendship, and the heartbreaking choices Shiju is often forced to make. So what he sees is not what he experiences when he lands in a world of glimmering towers, fast-paced life, and unabashed opulence. For what he was not prepared for was the dark underbelly of Dubai beyond the shimmering mirage. 

Shiju's life is no more the same. But he holds his ground, drawing on ancient instincts of his seafaring ancestry. As things settle down around him, he is inexorably pulled into the canyon of recession... Will Shiju be able to hold on to his dreams? Will he able to pull out himself from the whirlpool? Will he survive against all odds? Will he redeem himself? Nikhil Ramteke unfolds an extraordinary saga about Indian expatriates, their struggles, their alienation, and their dreams. The 365 Days is more than a story of a year in Shijukutty's life. 

                                                                    My Review

Pre or post independence days, India has always emerged as a country with most labor supply or we can say manpower supply across the globe. Legally or illegally, our work force has been sent away from the native land which sometimes leads to luxury definitely by luck but most of the time it had given us sleepless nights.
The 365 Days is one such story which is definitely written in fiction but trust me the storyline remind me of case I learned two years back in economics. This is story of  Shijukutty, a Malayali fisherman, leaves his motherland to Dubai, in search of better opportunity. But does destined has planned futile results or he would be like one of the sufferer?

Coming back to book, when I read the blurb, it was really very comprehendible about the story. Author had has provided more than required which makes readers to guess a lot. Book cover was apt but I felt title could have been worked better.

Story begins, where Shijukutty goes to Dubia for more explorer and opportunity but sooner he realized how he was fooled regarding employment. Author has picked very touchy topic to pen down, human trafficking, where a poor is forced to get lure by people whom he might not be aware of as well as their  background to him are either unknown. Book was easy to read as well as understandable but was monotonous when it comes to lengthy chapters. Author could have worked in this particular portion.

My personally enjoyed portion was when author describes about recession period and its impact on entire country moreover how it creates troubles for the civilians who were living in that problem-stricken country away from the family. This particular portion was really very enjoyable and related to day to day scenario. Character building was decent but somewhere I felt, this section could have been written in a concise way.
Language was good but excess use regional language makes it off a bit. Narration was not fast nor too slow. Overall the book was a light read.

I would rate 2.7/5 stars. Looking forward to read more from the author.

Reviewed by Aditi Srivastava



Book Review of Oh my Goddess! By Rohan Govenkar

Published Year: 2017
Publication:
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 285
Format: Paperback


                      

                                                             Synopsis

 The biggest dream in Naveen's life, at this point, is to get Jessica attracted to him. Stunningly beautiful and incredibly proud, Jessica is his millionaire boss's daughter; and Naveen believes that the chances of her falling for an ordinary, middle-class guy such as him are miniscule, unless......... ........ 

they are both locked up together, in a romantic setting, isolated from the outside world. So an obsessed Naveen hires goons to nab Jessica, fake his own kidnapping and keep them both as hostages in a rented, plush villa in Aldona village. The motive is disguised as ransom. 

While Naveen tries to make quality time with the terrified Jessica, he notices that the villa has some of its own secrets that could annihilate his chances. The house happens to be a location for a horror video-prank set up by two mischievous boys from Mumbai, and is bugged with all sorts of gadgetry and ghoulish props. 

What happens next is pure adventure that leaves Naveen to his wit's end. Will everything go in accordance with Naveen's carefully laid-out plan? Or will he end up in jail? To find out more, do check out this page-turner of an exciting romantic thriller that will make you go 'Oh My Goddess!'


                                                             My Review




"Oh my godess", trust me, these were the final words which escape from my mouth as soon as put the book down. I wonder why I kept it down because I have started rereading it. Well, now you may have realized how much I adore this work. Jesus! This book deserves it. 

Oh my Godess!, is one such books which will remain with me till the end. I wonder whether to call it magic or else but I'm spellbound this moment. Penning down this review is like describing the rollercoaster ride this book gave me. This a story of a boy who hails from a middle class family, Naveen and fall for his boss's daughter, Jassica. And another story moves with it which is of Jackie and Kalpesh, who struggles to make their names in the world. Sooner or later, their wishes were granted. 

Story begins with hilarious acts or actions done by Jackie which were constantly recorded by Kalpesh on camera. Both friends were travelling to Mumbai, in a hope that they would explore and utilise their talents and would bloom but luck was hard on them.
Parallely, Naveen was recently placed with a MNC which deals with monetary and was breathing sign of relief until his happiness was knocked out by local goon. 

Story was full of entertaining episodes and drama which we see in movies. Let me sum it up in three words. Entertainment. Entertainment. Entertainment. I have never read any fiction by an Indian author who was capable of making me laugh, stress and scared at a same time. But this book did.

Book has done justification on every part which makes this book worth. Right from the title, which was so fresh and catchy. Book cover was just breathtaking and will drive readers to flaunt this book, like I do these days. Story which will be so fascinating and you would be compelled to read it again. Editing done by Kanishka Gupta and Achala Upendran was again amazing, flawless work.

It is hard to say which portion or character I enjoyed the most. But I really loved to read part of Jackie, Naveen and Dexter. Jackie, whose accent was exactly like a typical Up wala, was the most entertaining character. This particular character is so strong that reader would expect to learn more about him. Naveen, a middle class boy who fancy Jassica, business tycoon daughter and get trapped in a house. He did every possible things which any boy would do for Jassica but he succeeds or not, for that you have to read this book. Naveen life was messy but his brain was too fast to make up everything. I adore him. Dexter, the security head of Zaveri's company, a brainy dude who was one of the most influential character you would read. Damn! This guy nailed it. Each character was developed very delicately and in a different manner from the other.

Plot was amazing and full of suspense, that whatever I guessed, used to go into the bin. So much twists and turns, with amazing imagination of author. Personally enjoyed plots were in the initial chapters where Jackie and Kalpesh were having fun when they enroute. Second was when Naveen and Jassica was trapped and after few days mischievous incidents started happening, it was scary for me too. Then I loved how Dexter uses his brain and his conflicts with sub inspector. There's so much about every page I enjoyed but doing so would make me spoiler here.

Author has done fabulous job, be it story, language and narration. This book is "paisa-wasool". I highly recommend you people. 

I would rate it 4/5stars. Now, please excuse me because I'm going back to reading this book. At last I would love to thank author, for sending me a copy and accepting my concerns when review was delayed. 

Reviewed by Aditi Srivastava
Saturday, 22 July 2017
Author– Ghazala Rizvi
Publisher– Notionpress Publishers
ISBN-13 – 978-9352065592
Number of Pages- 244

Blurb- 
A death leads Jamal and Dev on a quest for truth and unravels a mystery connecting the by-lanes of Hyderabad to the Gomal Valley in the Pak-Afghan border. In its wake, Jamal and Dev leave behind a trail of bodies and reveal a tale of gore and greed that shatters their fragile perception of reality. As the two friends grope and meander through the labyrinth of lies, they discover the truths about themselves. They realize that sometimes life carries you to a place where you no longer know yourself; and then friendships are the first casualties. Will their friendship survive the burden of truth?


Review-
The cover looks good. It's simple and sombre, and with a caricature of Tughlaqabad's fort it looks a bit mysterious. The background colour also plays a bit intrigue into the clothings of the book, but I feel that a thriller like this deserves a better cover. 

The title is apt and it goes with the book, even though it's not that much worked. Majid's Diary has a great role to play in the story, and that's the reason why the action starts! Why Majid commits suicide?

The blurb is fine, and pregnant with ideas. Still I feel that the last three lines break the action and the rush, which the rest of the blurb creates. 

The storyline is good. Plot is well woven. The action sequences are well written. There is a nice theme play involved. On one hand one can see terrorism, religious stereotypes, crime, lies, deceit, and everything in between, on the other one can see love, friendship and bravery. This story moves like a movie and it's lucid wordflow maintains its velocity, though there are a few potholes in between, which can be cured by good editing. 

Keeping the cons, which are a few, aside this is a decent debut. And in the times when we have only one or two names producing good fiction in suspense-thriller scenario in India, this book stands promising. 

I'll rate this book 3.5 stars out of 5. If you love reading thrillers by Indian authors, then you can pick this book, and it will leave you enchanted, wanting for more.
Sunday, 2 July 2017
White Smoke by Nikhil Mahajan


Published Year: 2017
Publication: Srishti Publishers and Distributors
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 147
Format: Paperback/Kindle






                                                          Synopsis


Virat studies in a renowned boarding school in Shimla. But behind the fa├žade of a happy teenager is a disturbed child trying to fight the pain of his mother’s death and his father’s ignorance. Neither love nor friends seem to be of any help. That’s when he finds a picture in a library book, which changes his life forever.

In trying to find the truth behind the girl in the picture, he stumbles upon dirty secrets and a scandal that shocks him. 

Meanwhile in Delhi, a CID officer and Police Inspector Mathur are trying to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murders of two influential families that seem to be connected to the mysterious girl in the picture.

Will Virat be able to find the mysterious girl or lose himself on the way? 

Discover the chilling reality of life, friendship, love and deceit behind the curtain of White Smoke.


                                                          My Review

White Smoke The Missing Shimla Girl is one of the best mystery novel I have read so far in 2017 by an India author. Book consists of three different plots without getting mingled in one another. Virat and Payal who were once a loved couple later things turned bitter between them. Arjun and Mahi, a lopsided story which then shape in a form of nightmare.  Heinous murder cases which shook the nation. Book will veered your flow and you would find standing in a mid of two diversion. Suspense portion just thrilled me.

Book begins with Virat, a loner; who always remain aloof due to his personal life. Until I found a picture of the girl in school library. A picture which became his possession. Story then shift to Arjun and Mahi. Arjun who was drug addict a spoilt brat of rich family whereas Mahi who hails from business family too but she was blue stoking of her class. Love blossomed between them very late, but it was too late then. Third part of the story reflects business tycoon murders. Cases look like as if they can’t be solved. 

Language of the book was crisp and so enjoyable. I felt different flavors with each page I flip. Narration was just so fine, it will not drag readers directly to last page at once, readers can complete it in multiple sittings because as I said earlier plot differs from page to page. Title of the book was catchy and goes with the storyline. Whereas book cover was beautifully designed and readers can hunch on the book just by seeing cover.

Multiple characters were involved in the story but they will not make readers confused. Character building was so strong that I myself ponder whom I loved the most, a sane boy like Virat or Arjun whom one will hate once the book finishes or officer like Mathur, brainy; guy I tell you.

Plot moves between past and present and I enjoyed every bit of it. There was no boredom anywhere. I enjoyed how the murder cases were solved and the budding relationship between Arjun and Mahi. The ending chapter was brilliant but the last page will blow your mind.

The only flaw I felt was book was guessing a little may be readers won’t find it. Perception varies.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I would rate 3.5/5 stars. Book has entered into the most anticipated book of the 2017. Wait! Review is finished. Go and grab the book.


Reviewed by Aditi Srivastava        
Saturday, 1 July 2017

Inside the Heart of hope by Rishabh Puri


Published Year: 2017
Publication: Srishti Publishers Distributors
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 121
Format: Paperback/Kindle





                                                               Synopsis

We’re all a little broken, and that’s okay.
Or is it? Rick has a medical condition that makes his life different from the rest. But unlike others around him, he sees this not as a curse, but as an opportunity to cherish life and all the bitter-sweet gifts it brings with it.

Amidst frequent visits to the doctor, multiple surgeries that risk his life being, and a life that meant surveillance all the time, Rick has to fight for himself each day. But he pulls through, thanks to his family and friend Jacob, who become his pillars of strength.

And then, at a time when he is least expecting it, and with someone he meets by accident – love happens. It’s a new feeling for his heart and he is scared to lose it.

Will Lisa really understand the goodness of his heart or just walk away?

Inside the Heart of Hope is a story of strong will, perseverance and optimism which will make you wonder if sky is really the limit.



                                                       My Review


Risbhabh Puri’s Inside the Heart of hope is a story of wretched heart to breathe and envy to belong to someone. Story is warm and simple tale of Rick and reverberating life which keeps him between the devil and the deeps. Story will not gain your attention in initials chapters but slowly you proceed you will find it decent.

Rick was patient of hyperlipidemia, was struggling hard to lead a normal life but again his health collapse and he landed up on hospital bed. Operation after another but his life was not getting pace instead a constant fuss was around him. Rick was a strong character who keeps fighting odds till he shows his worth to everyone. After tons of hardship Rick finally found peace in his life.

Story reflects how dreary life becomes of a diseased person. We might be caring towards them but if it comes to spending all our lives with them we became apprehensive. Are they indifferent from us? NO! It’s just, hoping a future and growing grey hair together looks far fetched dream. Rick faced such fears more than his nightmares but in last chapter book took an adroit twist.

Language of the book was just fine, author could have worked more on language and things could have been worked in better way. Book was monotonous at some places while few chapters will make readers hooked to their seat. When I started reading I wasn’t convince but later pace of the book build up and readers would enjoy. But wasn’t guessing which will make readers to complete in a single sitting. Book title and cover justified but somewhere I felt they reflect the story, well I was able to comprehend without reading story or blurb.

Characters were written neatly whereas few chapters could be skipped with a stronger plot. I loved the portion how a teenage relationship ended, it was relatable; a human nature. Another I loved how Rick helped his dad with work, being diseased doesn’t mean you gotta become a couch potato but you do more productive work. Later I enjoyed reading part of Rick and Lisa, a heartwarming tale of love. 

In spite of loop holes book managed to entertain me, I would rate it 2.7/5 stars. I hope to read further from the author. Keep the good work up.



Reviewed by Aditi Srivastava