The Day Before I…..Died is Historical Romance Fiction which revolves around Svetlana, daughter of Stalin. She falls in love with an Indian Prince Brajesh.
The short love story, history and international politics is handled well and book serves us something more than regular love story.
Book Title and Cover– Book Title is interesting and appropriate with the book and catches attention of readers. Cover is beautiful and suggests us about the genre and content.
Both Title and Cover catches attention of readers.
Language and Narration- Language used in the book is simple and easy to comprehend.
Narration is done well but could be improved in next book for better reading experience. However, The poems and poetic writing style of Ashi glued me with this book.
Characters- Author has well portrayed the character of Svetlana and Brajesh. I loved Svetlana. She has depth, understanding and her own opinion about his father’s decision.
On the other side, Brajesh is calm and decent however author could have portrayed him well.
Storyline and Plot- Plot of this book is unique and interesting. Although, this book is only 100 pages long, it well highlights history, world politics.
Storytelling is what binds you with the book. Scenes are written well and they flow smoothly.
You can read this book if you like history and love stories.
Book Title and Cover- 4/5
Language and Narration- 4/5
Storyline and Plot- 4.5/5
Final Rating- 4.5/5
All in all, The Day Before I….Died is an interesting read and could be enjoyed by readers who love Historical Romance.
Book Name- Treacherous Desires
Author- Kritika Sharma
Genre- Romance Fiction
Book Name- Stranges With Known Faces
Author- Gautam Datta
Publisher- Invincible Publishers
Pages- 257 pages
Rajat, Meenakshi, Sadaaf, Amol, and Shanaya are five University students with nothing in common- who should never have met in the first place. They meet after winning a lucky draw- the prize of which was to take part in a puzzle game. Though the game was engrossing, they were unable to solve the puzzle in the stipulated time. However, this lead to the beginning of a deep friendship between them. Their friendship blossomed. But ego and misunderstanding led to an acrimonious break up. They meet again- two decades later- when Shanaya is murdered, and the other four are suspects. The four soon realize that in spite of being estranged for so many years, there were unknown ties that bound them- ties of treachery, deceit, and subterfuge. Ties that have led them to come together in circumstances that no one could have foreseen. And the game that they had left incomplete two decades back has to be played yet again – on a much bigger canvas. Now they have to trust each other, clear their names, and get to the bottom of the mystery, which threatens not only their lives and relationships, but also the fabric of democratic India. As their travels and travails continue, they discover hitherto unknown facets of the people around them, as well as their own selves. Can they succeed in resolving the puzzle this time? Or is history doomed to repeat itself? As hidden aspects of the human personality are revealed, they realize that no one is what he or she appears to be. For the world comprises of ‘Strangers With Known Faces’.
Book Name- The Flames of Anahata
Author- Saranya Umakantan
Publisher- General Press
“They turned to see his tears of love wiping away her blood of agony…”
Diya throws Suraj’s proposal back in his face, leaving him broken-hearted. Why would she do so when she loved him desperately?
Suraj finds his Guruji unconscious beside a cave clutching the warrior Indrajith’s diary. His heart-rending love story then unfolds. Being trapped in a web of emotions, Indrajith endured the pain of his lost love, hurting himself and trampled Deepali’s hope for his adopted brother… Who was he?
Sealed for centuries and holding the Mann-Parivarthana astra, the cave is besieged by evil now. But all attempts to unlock it go futile. Faced with baffling hints, Suraj’s intelligence is sorely tested. What is the potent power required to break through that Paanch-Dost-Gupha?
THE FLAME OF ANAHATA!
Will the fire of love ever flicker in the hearts of Diya and Suraj?
Flames of Anahata is second book of Come back Warrior Trilogy. This book has two stories running parallel but are separated with time. Book serves us a fast paced multi genre book which is an enjoyable read.
I received a free copy of this book from Kalamos Literary Services and Anuj Kumar in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Book Title and Cover- Book Title is catchy and draws attention. Though word “Anahata” has different meaning than what I had thought and it was interesting to know about “Anahata”
Coming to the cover, it does not match the content.
Language and Narration- Language used in the book is simple and easy to understand. Narration is decent and hooked me with the book. Book is free from any grammatical errors and editing is done well.
Characterization- All the characters are justified properly as per demand of the story. I liked the way author has given a little story about every character which makes them even more relatable
Storyline and Plot- As I said earlier, two stories run parallely within the book, however author has done great job to keep engage readers with both the stories.
Writing style of author is simple and does not create any confusion.
Book Cover and Title- 3.5/5
Language and Narration- 4/5
Storyline and Plot- 4/5
Final Rating- 4/5
Book Name- Secrets, Sins & Struggles: The Journey of Five Women
Author- Kamini Kusum
Genre- Anthology/ Fiction
Publisher- Zobra Books
A collection of five tales,Secrets,Sins & Struggles is about the lives and loves of five women, tracing their long, eventful journeys that are anything but linear.
Meet Pooja, a teenager forced into the flesh trade but determined to escape and get justice. Shrawani who dreams of becoming a bureaucrat despite all the trials life throws her way.
Avni who is torn between her childhood friend and her brand-new boyfriend.
Harsha who is trapped in a loveless arranged marriage while still being haunted by thoughts of her forsaken lover.
Geshna who falls head over heels for a high school sweetheart only to find her own life shrinking to accommodate his.
These stories are about the odds stacked against women in their path to love and success.
They are also about hope that the next turn will lead to the happiness and success they all long for.
Secrets, Sins, and Struggles by Kamini Kusum is a kind of anthology where author serves us 5 short stories of 5 different women which are going through their sins, struggles and many other elements. This book is perfect feminist book of a kind and inspiring too.
Book Cover shows five different women with different emotions. The cover is appropriate with the book and catches attention of the readers.
Title discloses about the content and is complements well the cover of book. Blurb is short and interesting enough for readers to pick up the book.
Language of this book is simple and easy to comprehend. Narration is done well and makes story reading smooth. Few quotes in the book are worth quoting.
All the five characters are different from each other with different struggles but one thing common in them is, all of them try to change their fate. I loved the way author focuses on the main protagonist in few pages and makes readers involve in the character building.
My sister picked up this book before I could and as I saw her reading this, so engrossed in the pages, I knew it was going to be a fantastic book.
What I didn’t know was that it was also going to be an emotional and a memorable book.
Well since Women’s day is coming soon, I thought I’d pick this book up myself.
What started with a thought provoking intense tale of Pooja, a girl who runs away from her detestable family and gets raped and sold into flesh trade.. Just reading about those incidents made me skin crawl and my stomach turn.
Continuing ahead, I got to experience one poignant story after the other which led to a whirlwind of emotions and thoughts.
Every woman with a unique character, different qualities and flaws was portrayed so beautifully.
The story and their struggle was weaved in such a wonderful way making this book a real page turner.
No it is not a straight on book. It is a bunch of short stories. So even if you don’t like a single one, don’t worry, there are others which could be more to your liking.
For me, the tale of Avni was an incredible one.
I will not lie and say that I finished it in one sitting. Instead I savoured each story every day, mainly because I didn’t want this to end.
What makes me commend the writer is the fact that she brought diversification in the characters. Not every girl was a single independent feminist, nor they were all uneducated, just looking to get married. There was variety, in stories and in the characterization.
The name ‘Secret, Sins and Struggles’ is totally apt for this roller coaster book and I recommend it to any person looking for a deep, thought-provoking and marvelous book.