Showing posts from January, 2020

Ice Town By Akash Rathod

The Blurb:  It’s 26 November, 2008. Mumbai is holding her breath. Death has never been busier – putting two innocent lovers, Sagar and Anjali, under her watch. Sagar, a nineteen years old, is trying to trace his dream in the chaotic atmosphere of his Engineering College. He’s trapped between his feelings for Anjali and his still unsure dream of becoming a photographer. In his attempt to overcome the magical power of the human heart and universal whisper, he commits a crime—a crime that shatters his life forever. Nothing will ever be the same. It’s a small story, about: A boy + A girl + A book whose wisdom has changed millions of lives + A Buddhist monk + A goddess being killed by her own devotees + And a lot of politics. The Story:  The story is about a boy that comes to Mumbai a city of dream with his dream. He came to Mumbai with a confused mind for engineering studies where he meets Anjali the love of his life. The story begins with 26/11 Terrorist attacks in which

The Rage Within By Chandrayan Gupta

The Blurb:  Aditya Gokhale and Radha Bose, now co-workers in the latter’s private detective agency, face the most daunting task in their careers so far – to track down the culprit in a 17-year old kidnapping turned murder. With Aditya’s depression causing him to become more unstable by the day, and Radha’s psyche coming perilously close to shattering due to the resurfacing of a past adversary, will the two be able to put their issues aside and rise to the occasion? Will their instability bring them closer together, or will their personal challenges prove too difficult to surmount? The Story:  This is the second book of the Author Chandrayan Gupta. Birth of a Duo is the first book and The Rage Within is the second book. The story is Detective fiction. A partnership of two depressed people solving crime cases. My Take:  Though this is the 2nd book, both the books stand alone and have their own twist and turn.  The most incredible work yet sad part of the book is

Thirst Trap by Zachary Ryan

The Blurb: Tragedy comes in all forms, and you never know how you'll deal with it. Four friends have all dealt with their fair share of struggles. Dillion, an aspiring writer with writers block because of his brothers sudden death, Jesse the emotional stunted drinker thanks to his boyfriend's suicide, Ivan the abused victim just looking for a place to call home, and Leo the stubborn romantic trying to get his friends to open up, while keeping his issues close to his chest. With these four friends, they avoid all their elephants in the room like a death card agreement between Dillion and Jesse, Ivan completely hoping his abusive lover with change or even Leo focusing on his friends problems instead of his own. Can these four friends learn to embrace and accept their own tragedy or will they be stuck in the past? Thirst Trap is a humorous coming of age novel dealing with sexuality, tragedy, substance abuse, and the most beautiful insane friendships. The

Operation Maya: The future of warfare is here By Girish V

The Blurb: A renowned scientist is requested to participate in a harmless sounding military project. He assembles a small team to achieve the cryptic goal and unwittingly, they unleash psychological hell on an unsuspecting population. After a lot of twists and turns, the sinister objective of the project is unveiled at last. Would it be too late to contain the damage? The fiction thriller is an attempt to highlight the chilling possibilities and eventualities of war in the modern, super-connected and technology driven world. It envisages the dawn of a terrifying age of Psyber (Psychological-Cyber) warfare where our own devices and institutions are turned against us. The Story: The story starts with the USA returned computer scientist Girish, who returned India to start up his own company and build a small team to do something interesting. After returning Girish met with Dr. Jacob a psychologist based out of Bengaluru and his childhood friend for a social visit.

Ballad of a Belle By Rahul Tushar

  The Blurb:  Smitten completely, love was all that Aarti desired as she stepped out of Panditpora, Sopore, a small town in Kashmir, with dreams of a glorious tomorrow in her eyes. She was ready to merge with varied colors that life had painted for her, surreal most of the time. With sprinkles of love and care from Priya, her leading light, the game changing journeys across various cities of the world strengthened her resolve to fight back every time fate besmirched her. Although, Priya helped Aarti wriggle out of decaying associations that had become possessive, self-centered and oppressive, could she teach Aarti all about life in a world full of envy, jealousy, greed and treachery? The Story:  The story is about a Kashmiri Girl Aarti who falls in love with Sanjiv and against everyone's will gets married to him. She never thought or imagined that love will bring such a cruel things in her life and after a traumatizing experience Aarti is left divorced and broken wi