Book Review: Apophis – Into the Folds of Darkness (Book 1) by Raj Anand

When I say terms like Sentinel Space Telescope, astrophysicist, cataclysmic event, the Double Asteroid Redirection or DART, etc; what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Well to be honest, as per my mom “My daughter is going insane!” And frankly, I did go insane, and I must say being this insane was something I wished had happened earlier. If you are a regular reader of my blog you would be aware (and if this is the first time here it is) I am a hopeless romantic. For me, a happy ending where the guy gets the girl is the best writing ever! But I take my words back. I take it all back and lock it in my closet. Recently I have introduced to the concept of a new writing style. What? Yeah, indeed I read my first historic sci-fi book!

Apophis – Into the Folds of Darkness (Book 1 of the Kleos Chronicles) by Raj Anand is my most recent favourite. I haven’t read a book in this genre but I was all pepped up to accept the challenge. The book was a fat one. I had to sit with Google opened right in front of me. Why you may ask. Well, I know the terms of romance but for a book with so much science and history, and but of course space and astrophysics, Google came handy! (A little secret this book made me use the dictionary too)

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Book Review: Janaka and Ashtarvakra – A Journey Beyond by Ashraf Karayath

My favorite genre while choosing the right book has always been mythology and ancient eras. I have had always been the curious George about myths, fancies and gods. Apart from that my latest realization and interest in spirituality has drawn me to read a bit in this respect as well. With Janak and Ashtarvakra: A Journey Beyond, I came across a point of satisfaction as it delivered both the genres in a very well written form to me.

Till now Raja Janaka was only the father of Sita for me. I had seen glimpses of his in books and TV but I never got a chance to read or witness what he was like or how he was as a person or character. This book helped me reach the right spots to discover about human personalities, human limitations and human powers. I wasn’t much aware of Ashtavakra as well. I never even had a glimpse of who he was until this book came into my life. To be honest, this book gave me a new prospectus towards life and how to manage the situations we are caught up into.

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Book Review: Red Velvet and Anemones (Pagosa Cliffs Book) by M.M. Ward

“… Betrayal always offers the choice; you can let it make you bitter, or you can let it make you better.”

When you read the above line what is the first thought that comes you your mind? Are you too drawn to think about the sublime thought behind the words written by the author? Well if your answer is yes, I am pleased to say ‘Join The Club.’

I received the review ARC of Red Velvet and Anemones (Pagosa Cliff Book) by M. M. Ward recently. To be honest, when I read through the blurb I wasn’t sure this book would make such an imprint on my heart. I feel the books that touch your soul and take a part of your heart, are the most amazing books. The last I cried while reading a book was when I went through Fault In Our Stars by John Green. And now when I was reading this marvelous piece of writing, I felt as if my heart is beating for only this moment. It isn’t just any romantic book that I read or discuss often. The romance shown in this book is very contemporary and I can proudly say this piece of Women fiction is par brilliance.

This book has taught me the ‘Replacement is the key’ to live. The choice to do better or stay in the dark is upon us. We make it or we break it if we make the choice.

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Book Review: The Nun’s Betrothal: A Novel by Ida Curtis

What would you say if I tell you that the during the medieval period women were married off at the tender age of 12-14, men who couldn’t travel to the marriage were replaced by representatives to stand in their place and, above all the education to women about how a child is conceived was not just old school but improper? And would you be rather shocked or impressed when I say a Nun before her final vow gets married? All this was as incomprehensible to me until I read this piece of text.

I received this e-book a few days back from Book Sparks. As much as the title baffled me, the story fascinated me. The Nun’s Betrothal: A Novel by Ida Curtis took my sleep away. I can say it because the last few nights have been just dedicated to this book. The story can be termed as a piece mixed of the medieval period historical, romantic, and domestic fiction.

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Book Review: This is not your story by Savi Sharma

After reading her first novel, Everybody has a story, I turned into a self-sold fan of Savi Sharma and her idea of being oneself. One of the most prominent reasons for me to read the second book became was the fact that I loved the first one way too much.

But looks like the tables did turn my interest. This review I wanted to publish somewhere in 2018 end but I just didn’t come across what to write since I struggled a bit to finish the book. Savi Sharma, where covers the story beautifully in the thread of 4 main characters, somehow I wasn’t able to relate every closely to it, unlike I did earlier.

The BOOK

The book starts with a good and relating situation. Shaurya, for me, was anybody living in India. Burdened by the beliefs of their parents, working towards their parents goals than themselves – Shaurya’s character was  drowned in the parent-fearing generation. His life was a constant battle field. His dreams vs His father’s dreams.  Continue reading Book Review: This is not your story by Savi Sharma

Interview: All about the lady behind Aryavir, Anita Shirodkar

From being in the corporate world to a home-maker, Anita has taken it all with grace. From her first book to her latest, Aryavir; Anita is conquering hearts and I am sure there is nothing new to why she is! Her work and writing style is fresh and not like the contemporaries. Know all about her and her journey at THE DRAMA QUEEN SAGA BLOG! Continue reading Interview: All about the lady behind Aryavir, Anita Shirodkar

Interview: A candid conversation with Manoj Jain

It’s never late to understand your passion. There is no age, no season, and no limit to follow one’s passion and follow them. When I was asked to review one of this author’s book; after reading his background; a little budding writer thought why not I interview him and share his journey so far with the new ones as well.

Meet Mr. Manoj Jain, author of two novels, Balraj and the recently published Ramona. Continue reading Interview: A candid conversation with Manoj Jain

Book Review: Second Chance by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa

When this book arrived in my mailbox, I was too struggle in a situation where I wasn’t sure about what is right and what is wrong. There was a dilemma inside me; probably a hurricane of thoughts winding through my mind. When I held the book for the first time in my hands, I tossed it twice here and there wondering will it be a path changer or just another book.

‘Second Chance’ by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa is not a book that one would read and term as ‘usual’. Continue reading Book Review: Second Chance by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa