Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ ½ A book which everyone should read. Wonderful narration as well as imagination which will hook you till the end. As a reader, I could not take my eyes away from the book till I finished it. Highly Recommended.
About The Author: Described as 'India's first literary pop star' by world-renowned film director Shekhar Kapur, the Amish's unique combination of crackling storytelling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has made him an overnight publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hails Amish's books as 'archetypal and stirring'.
Amish's Shiva Trilogy — The Immortals of Meluha (2010). The Secret of the Nagas (2011) and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013) — has over 2.2 million copies in print with gross retail sales of over Rs 60 crores, making it the fastest selling book series in Indian history. His books have been translated into 14 Indian and International languages. His next book, titled Scion of Ikshvaku, the book 1 of Ram Chandra Series, is expected to release later this year.
Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India, three years in a row. He has also received the Society Young Achievers Award for literature in 2013, Man of the Year by Radio City, Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India and Pride of India award (Literature). Amish was also selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American program for outstanding leaders from around the world.
Amish is a graduate of IIM-Calcutta and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to full-time writing. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel.
About The book: Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land.But perfection has a price. He paid that price.
3400 BCE. INDIA
Ayodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. The damage runs deep. The demon King of Lanka, Raavan, does not impose his rule on the defeated. He, instead, imposes his trade. Money is sucked out of the empire. The Sapt Sindhu people descend into poverty, despondency and corruption. They cry for a leader to lead them out of the morass. Little do they appreciate that the leader is among them. One whom they know. A tortured and ostracized prince. A prince, they tried to break. A prince called Ram.
He loves his country, even when his countrymen torment him. He stands alone for the law. His band of brothers, his Sita, and he, against the darkness of chaos.
Will Ram rise above the taint that others heap on him? Will his love for Sita sustain him through his struggle? Will he defeat the demon Lord Raavan who destroyed his childhood? Will he fulfil the destiny of the Vishnu?
Begin an epic journey with Amish’s latest: the Ram Chandra Series.
Review: First of all, I congratulate Author, Amish for bringing my Favorite God’s series. The look of the cover is mind blowing and suited the title and Blurb. Once you started the book, you will not able to put your eyes off from the book till you finished it. Although it was of 354 pages but I had finished it in 3-4 days because of his wonderful narration. The best part of Amish Tripathi’s book is he explained the events so nicely that the readers are so excited to read what will happen next. I am seriously waiting for all the series of Ram Chander. He is the person who has the capability of combining both fiction and mythology so perfectly. Hats Off to him for his wonderful imagination and research. It is not purely Ramayana but still As a reader I felt that all the events would have really happened in Ramayana. The best part of the book was it ended from where it was started. Each chapter and Lord Rama’s teachings will create an impact on the readers. All the characters were well portrayed that one can easily recognize each and everyone. Although I haven’t read his Shiva Trilogy but after reading this Book I am a big fan of Amish and will wait for all the series. The relation between four brothers was beautifully portrayed by the Author especially when they went for their studies in Gurukul. The love for Ram and Laxman was perfect. The way Ram was a strong believer of Laws was nice.
Drawback: Although the starting of the book was a bit slow but slowly it picked up its pace and will be an enjoyable read.
Strongly recommended to All the Amish Tripathi’s Fan and one who love to read something interesting….
Publisher: Half Baked Beans….
Verdict: ☆☆☆ ½ This book is clubbed with two stories with different genre, but main motive is love. I enjoyed reading both the stories. Emotions, mystery, love, Adventure and History you will find in one book. A must read book…
About The Author: Sumeetha Manikandan is a freelance writer and an author who loves to write
And base her plots on the tambrahm community of Mylapore, Chennai. She is the author of ‘The Perfect Groom’ that has been a best selling ebook on the top 50 charts of Amazon India ever since publication.
Shrruti has been a voracious reader since the early years and took to composing poems when she was very young.
An Aviation Manager and 10years with various airlines, she has been on a sabbatical for her two son's aged six years and 1 year respectively.
She enjoys this welcome break from career, to be able to pursue her passion, writing!
She has to her credit 6 short stories featuring in different Anthologies all published this year, one of which will soon be seen as a short movie.
And Love, Again a double header romance Novel publishes on the date 25th May 2015, with her story A Tulip in the Desert will soon be seen in the stands!
About The book: Life is tough, and it becomes tougher when you need to make life changing decisions. Would you dare to love again? Would you allow yourself to be loved and to be cherished again? Many of us turn away from life, thinking that it is not for them, but some take a leap of faith rewrites their story for the sake of love? Love, Again is a double header book bringing you two stories about chancing love again -These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan and A Tulip in the Desert by Shrruti Patole Clarence.
Review: First look of the cover is pleasing and title clearly indicates a romantic novel. The blurb tells us that it is a double header book with two stories in a novella. The first story “These lines of Mehandi” is beautifully narrated and the relationship between Srikant and Lalitha was well portrayed. I just could not stop my eyes out from the book till I completed it. “Marriage of Convenience” is a something different concept and beautifully narrated by the Author. All the characters were well defined. Sweetest Romance between the couple, their chat and friendship was beautiful. All in all a good read.
The Second story “A Tulip in the Desert” was also nicely written. We could find History, Adventure, mystery and love all together in one story. The events were beautifully portrayed by the Author. Raj and Charmaine’s journey with pinch of history was unique story and nicely narrated by the Author. As a reader, I could feel that it was a well researched story. The Author’s writing style was simple and she had written the story with full details. However, There were certain elements of history, which was stretched too much that appeared to me boring. Rest it was a nice read.
I would appreciate writing style of both the authors and would love to read more from them. Recommended to all the people who love to read romantic books. They will get two stories in one book.
Publisher: Power Publishers…
Verdict: ☆☆☆ A small book of just 105 pages which you can read it in just one day. A sweet Romantic comedy. Although there was nothing fresh in the story, but it’s narration and sweet romance will not make you bored. A good read.
About The Author: Abhirup Dhar was born in Kolkata and is still being brought up in India. A banker by profession, he is filmy to the core and reviews movies for a certain website. He is passionate about writing and that Itself has led him to pen his first book “Once again with Love!”.. A quirky tale of love, confusion and modern day relationship.
About The book: "It's a small world!" Dev smiles and taps Mishika on her shoulders.
One rainy afternoon, two ex-lovers meet after six years by chance at an airport. They have moved on but they sit to talk...
Come...fall in love...out of it...in it again... and discover the meaning of being together with Dev, Mishika and Priyasha - three oddballs muddled by the phenomenon of love, confusion and relationships while they come of age.
'Once Again... With Love!' is a quirky take on love, confusion and modern-day relationships. "
Review: First look of the book cover is pleasing and perfectly suited to the title and the story. The Blurb is simple and tells us about the confused relationship between the main character. There is no fresh concept in the general same story about love and relationship, but I loved the narration, which will hook you to read the book till the end. The characters were well portrayed by the Author. Specially the main character “Dev” which make you fall in love. A confused character for love and career will make you laugh sometimes and also make you cry. It is a small book which one can read it in one go while sipping a coffee or travelling somewhere. I loved Mishika and Priyasha too. Both had a different personality, but they were interesting to read. The best part of the story was Dev’s Friend Arnab. His talks and his relationships will really make you laugh. The end was normal as expected, but sometimes happy ending really makes you smile on your face and this book also does the same. As a debut author Abhirup had done a good job and I wanted more from him. Overall a nice and sweet read for all the romance lovers. All the best…
Publisher: Gargi Publishers
Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ A nice and sweet book. Wonderful narration, Romance and Humor. The book was so gripping that one could not stop it till it got finished. As a reviewer, I finished it in two days. One can read it during free time as well as if they want some drama and thrill to read and also if they are waiting for someone who would make their life full of love.
About The Author: Supriya Parulekar is a published author with four books and has written the story, screenplay and dialogues for two movie projects under consideration. She has also worked as a script editor for TV18, History Channel. She was a columnist for ‘YUVA’, a magazine, for the youth. Her passion is reading, writing and travelling to new places in search of inspirations.
Her debut novel ‘A Soulful of Life’ was a supernatural thriller which was followed by ‘Dreamcatcher’ which was of the romance genre. Her third work, ‘The Gangster’s Muse’ was a thriller and is available online and in stores.
Recently, “BFF: Best Friends Forever” was released and it did quite well in Teen fiction.
Next up is ‘Darkness Within,’ a dark, psychological thriller with sprinkling of verses setting the mood for the thriller. Supriya composes poems too when she is not working on her books or reading.
About The book: There was a handsome young man
And a gorgeous young girl.
They were never meant to fall in love!
For the girl… there was happily never after!
For the boy… he had failed miserably in matters of the heart!
Until one day… their paths crossed, fates met!
Love happened, just once and then forever…
Once upon a Love!
Review: Although Supriya has written so many books, but I have got the chance to read her fourth book “BFF: Best friends forever” On the life of a teenager. The best part of Supriya is her narration, which is so gripping that one cannot stop the book till one finish it. The latest book has a very catchy title and wonderful cover which makes you urge to read the book. The blurb is short and sweet. The characterization is also perfectly defined whether carefree Kosha, Emotional Siddharth, Cunning and Bitchy Nalini, Devil Harsh, Sweet Granny and Mother Sudha, Friends Dhruv and Tanu and Not understanding father Jignesh. I enjoyed all the characters. The love between Siddharth and Kosha was really beautiful and lovable. One cannot stop admiring them while reading. The end was as expected a happy ending with certain twists and turns. I loved the way Kosha was totally Drunk and enjoying the carefree life. I could not stop my smiling while reading Siddharth and Kosha’s journey of love and romance. Recommended to those who love to read romance and passion. Good luck Author. Keep writing.
Publisher: Author’s Ink publication…
Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ ½ A small book with just 118 pages, but a complete page turner. Horror, thriller which makes you chilled down the spine. Avoid reading at night. A gripping tale which will make you hooked till the end. Highly Recommended…
About The Author: Prashant Wase is a graduate in IT from ATMC, Melbourne, Australia. Writing has been his passion since childhood. After having contributed a lot in writing at school and university level. “It’s Complicated was his first Novel published in 2013 by Notion Press, the book received very good response overall…
About The book: Neil and Divya are the perfect couple with a perfect life until they are not. They fall prey to strange happenings around them. It doesn't just stop there; along with them, her family and friends experience the unspeakable. What is the secret behind their tragic fates? Will they survive this haunting?
Prepare to taste the dark side of Tantra and find out the answers for yourself. Feel the chill for yourself. Get ENSNARED.
Review: First look of the cover and Title really make you scared and attracted you to read the full book. The blurb also indicates something unusual and surprising is there in the book. Once I started reading I could not stop the book till I finished it. It is a small book of 118 pages and I finished it in one or two days. It was a complete Page turner. Although I have read Horror books, but this book really made me chilled down my spine. I had goosebumps and I could not read this book at night. The first half was scary, but the latter part of the book really made me shiver. It was a perfect horror thriller which can be made into a movie. The illustration was wonderfully portrayed by the Author. A nice imagination. Kudos to the Author for writing such a book. There were many characters in the book, but each of them was defined perfectly. As a reader, I was enjoying reading this book. The end was perfect with different surprise elements. I found a major improvement in writing by the Author of his first book. One cannot predict what will happen in the next chapter. I could not stop my eyes from the book till I finished it. The book will make you spellbound. The Title was apt as per the story. Strongly Recommended to all the readers who love to read horror Thriller.
Don’t Dare to read at Night Or if you sleep Alone… All the best Prashant. Love to read more of your writing…
Publisher: Frog Books…
Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ A beautiful and fresh concept with maturity and nice narration. Different from panchtantra and other comics related to animals. I would recommend people who wanted to read something different…..
About The Author: "Ratnadip is a well-trained street magician and has demonstrated his skill to many across the country. A NIT Jamshedpur graduate, Ratnadip lives in Mumbai, where he works as an Electrical Engineer. He contributed many inspirational write-ups in different collections of Chicken Soup for the Soul. In December 2012 his first novel, Life is Always Aimless.... Unless You Love, it was published and was received well by the readers across the country. Being deeply interested in life, Nature and its mysteries, this time Ratnadip has come up with a storyline the like of which has hitherto not been told. It is about a little deer growing up in a far-flung deep forest, teeming with its fellow deer, other animals, trees and rocks. Yet we can all find ourselves in this strange and surreal world that Ratnadip has created in this inspirational novel Paradise Lost & Regained. Ratnadip can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook.com/ratnadip.acharya.5 or on Twitter: @RatnadipAcharya "
About The book: "Whispered the forest & its trees, Little deer, tell us your story again. Smiled, I & asked, What will you gain hearing it time & again? Replied the forest at once, It is not just a story of a deer, but of we all forest, earth, sky, trees, wind and river. It is a testimony to trust, love, hope & courage that we will all remember for ages. With a smile, again, I began to narrate my story, which breathed my love, fear, success, failure & glory. It spanned from my birth in the forest to human captivity, from where I escaped to explore life s other possibility. Everywhere and every moment I received help from Nature, & it taught me to experience life from closer. I learnt that the other name of life is a mystery, and that it is beautiful with all its unknown twists and unpredictability. Once I finished my narration, the forest was throbbing with life, there prevailed only peace, silence & joy, and no strife. Name your story, breathed the forest and every living entity it contained. Thought I for a while and replied... Paradise Lost & Regained….
Review: As a reviewer and reader, I have read Ratnadip Acharya’s first book and I must say I found maturity and beautiful writing style in his Second book “Paradise Lost & Regained”. It feels good when Authors improve their Flaws. The first look of the Title and cover creates an urge to read the book. The Blurb clearly indicates that it is written from the point of view of Deer. I loved the concept and the way Author had narrated it beautifully make you smile while reading the book. I was totally involved in the life of the deer. Some of the events in the life of the deer were beautifully described. The best part of the book was it is narrated from the point of view of the Deer which make you totally involved in the story. The story itself teaches you an important lesson of life. One you lead their life happily no matter what circumstances you are facing in your life. As a reader I enjoyed every moment that occurred in Deer’s life. The climax was very beautiful. A nice and appropriate end to the story. I appreciate the Author’s imagination which he had beautifully penned down in his novel. Hopes, dreams, the struggle of life from the point of view of Deer was commendable. Every person should read this book and feel the beautiful nature from the point of view of an Animal. I surely recommend everyone to read this book… All the best Ratnadip…
Drawback: As a reader, I felt some of the chapters were stretched too much and it can be cut it short to make it more enjoyable..