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Book review of – Saturated agitation



Saturated agitation

I don’t know much about this word feminism but I’m sure it is not killing men jokes apart I really enjoyed reading this novella. I enjoyed it more because I finished it in just 45 minutes and it captured my heart in such a short span of time. This is about what happens when the weaker sex can no longer control her emotions and bursts out.

Ekta James Kapoor, the protagonist of our story, is a young, dynamic and rich businesswoman. She is a young, beautiful and elegant business woman. After losing her family at the age of 5 she became the only heir of the j K industries at the age of 21 and with her wisdom and hard work she became the 5th richest person in the whole world. She has no one in her life who she can refer to as family but there was this girl Amisha Jha who was her personal secretary who was really close to her. They were like sisters and Ekta cared for her.

The whole country was in shock by the sudden disappearance of many men when a disaster came in both Ekta’s and Amisha’s life which left Amisha devastated. Her aunty whom she loved like her own mother got raped and killed by a servant. This incident left a deep impact on Amisha so to help Amisha in this situation Ekta offered her to live with her in her mansion. Later they adopted two orphan baby girls and their family was completed having Amisha’s mother with them. Everything was going smoothly when Amisha finds something fishy about the activities of Ekta. When the reason behind those activities opens upon Amisha she was taken aback. She would have never imagined this side of Ekta.

This novella has a very deep meaning in its pages and it was wonderful feeling reading it. I enjoyed a lot. The language was kept simple and easy and the narration was also good. The last twist was amazing but I was secretly thinking about that for the whole time so it was quite predictable for me.

I think the cover of the book could have been better. It was not good and if I were to judge this book by its cover I would have never read it. This book needs a really amazing cover which can go with the theme of the novel. Hoping to read more from the author.

Book review of – The three psychos


The three psychos

Three Thrilling Stories, One Gripping Novel. In the first tale, a naked man is trapped inside a white box. His only company: ‘DE22912’. How long can he survive? The second story, ‘Patient Number 9’, is about a hospitalized patient who must save Earth from an alien attack by blue pig-like creatures. The countdown has just begun. In the third narrative, an angry sixteen-year-old gets hold of a loaded revolver and determined to make use of all ‘Six Bullets’. And no, it’s not a toy. The three psychos are part of a connected universe, set in a novel with innovative storytelling, witty narration and an entertaining mix of thrill, humor, and drama.

This book is a collection of three stories filled with suspense, drama, and thrill. Ending of each story is completely unexpected. The plot of all the stories is gripping and different.

The first story was DE22912 which was a story of an arrogant guy who became a drug addict after the death of his parents. What happens after is the story. How he comes out of his addiction and starts to live a normal life is a thrilling tale. The second story is Patient no. 9. This story is about a mental patient who assumes that aliens are coming to attack our earth and he needs to save it. He used to see a blue pig like creature which only he could see. The third story is about a teen girl who wants to kill 6 people and she thinks that killing those people will not be a sin because God also did that. She was impressed by the story of God and evil where he murders evil people to maintain peace.

The language of the book is kept simple which was very easy to read. I completed the book within two hours because the length of the book was very less. Short stories are easy to read. The plot and the idea behind the stories were good but it was not portrayed in a good manner. The narration and presentation of the book could have been better. The title of the book was appropriate but I don’t like the cover. The cover of the book was very ordinary and less attractive. The cover of the book is an essential ingredient but in this book, it was not good.

I hope the author changes the book’s cover in next print. Would love to read more of his works.
Rating – 3.5

Book review of – If you never try you will never know


If you never try you will never know

‘If you never try you will never know’ by Sahil Mehta is a tale of love and motivation with some ambitions. It is a story of fulfilling dreams and the struggles faced in order to achieve the goal. This was the debut novel of the author and it looked like same. The starting of the story was kind of a fairy tale having a legend of lullaby and dwarfs which gave it a childish touch.

The name of the protagonist is Robin and the whole story revolves around him and his dreams. He always wanted to be a musician and never wanted to join his father’s business but his father never approved. After his elder brother’s and mother’s death, there was no one who could support his dream. After many struggles, he finally managed to pursue his dreams and left for Vihan city. There he meets Jordan. Jordan is also a very important character of the story. He also meets the love of his life there, Aisha. After few chapters story became boring. It seems that author has tried to increase the length of the novel by adding unnecessary elements. After that story gained its pace and there comes a scene where Robin had to make a decision where he has to choose between his love and his career. He chooses latter and loses Aisha but that doesn’t demoralize him. So this was the basic plot of the story – “A chase of an ordinary guy for his not so ordinary dreams.”

The story was written in the simple language which was comfortable. This novel is ideal for those who are looking for a light read. There were some grammatical mistakes which disturbed the pace of reading and some extra dragged incidents which were not necessary. Also, I think that the starting of the book was not ideal. Hoping to read something better from the author next time.


Book review of – Spoilt for choice


Spoilt for choice

Book’s description –
200 Riders participate in motorcycle racing every season and from 15 finalists only one becomes the champion. What kind of people are these who race without seeking any fame just to fulfill their passion? The not normal person for sure. Every rider has their own story and some become love stories. This story is about a small town boy, Samarth, who fell in love with a girl named Sanchi. He was passionate about sports, she wasn’t. She wanted love from him, he was spoilt for choice. Long distance relationship needs trust and understanding but he needed some time to understand these things. He chose his passion and she also made her choice. Can a person do whatever he/she is passionate about? Can a person move on from relationships to follow his/her dream?

It is said that never judge a book by its cover but what if the cover is so beautiful and is describing the inside content which is sufficient to impress us. The front cover of this book has a picture of a girl and a boy and a bike. The cover is describing the passion of boy for bikes and his dreams. This was the first reason why I chose this book to read.

The story revolves around a small town guy Samarth, whose dream is to become a motorcycle racer. Even when he is in his college this dream of his didn’t seem to leave his mind. His life keeps on going around bikes, friends, and family until a girl named Sanchi stepped in his life. Life became a cakewalk for him and full of happiness when Sanchi reciprocated his feelings with the same passion. Soon they were madly in love with each other and nothing seems difficult until they have to move to different places to pursue higher studies. Long distance relationship, his dilemma to choose between career and his passion made Samarth’s life miserable. Something good happened in the end which was a lifetime opportunity for him. But what it was? I won’t tell you :p

The book was a light read and you can easily finish it in a go if you are an avid reader. The language was kept simple and easy to understand. There were few grammatical mistakes which disturbed the pace of reading but otherwise, it was good. A simple story is good to start reading.



Book review of – white smoke





White smoke

White Smoke is a thriller romantic book. This book is so messed up that it gave me a headache. I skipped most of The chapters under The headline ‘Case number 242’. It won’t affect The story of you skipped some chapters. You only need to read last chapters under that heading to be able to understand the whole story. The story is quite predictable and childish.

So the boy named Virat leaves his loving girlfriend for a girl who only exists in a photograph and what more interesting is that he left to Delhi to find his new found love and after reaching her house he actually talks to her, or wait! He talks to her spirit. But he thinks he has talked to the real girl who was supposed to be dead right ears ago. He was able to find her house so easily with the help of only school records while a police officer and a CID officer were not able to trace her address with their whole resources. Strange! The girl mentioned here is Mahi who was raped 8 years back and the culprits were not punished because they were really rich. So the major twist reveals in the end Which was quite predictable. There are two stories running simultaneously in the novel. One is the search of Virat which leads to Mahi and the other story is of killings of those culprits who raped rapes Mahi. When these stories come face to face, the twist reveals. Both stories are written very poorly. There was nothing beautiful about the language and there was not anything which could make it a good thriller novel.

The author needs to improve his writing skills and narration. If the story would have been written in a good way it would be able to please the readers. I find this book really boring and a waste of time. Because while reading thrillers we need some suspense, drama, and thrill which was absent in this novel.



book review of – “Rafflesia: The Banished Princess”


“Rafflesia: The Banished Princess”

The curtains draw up. Lights are dimmed. The musical is about to begin. As the beautiful princess descends on stage, the mythical creatures from her kingdom come alive. Flickers of brilliant colors blaze across as mesmerizing music pulsates from one corner of the theatre to the other. A fairy tale is about to unfold…

As young children, we often come across things that stay in our hearts forever. For Appu, it is a fairy tale about a beautiful princess. He lives with her in a world filled with the magical creatures from her kingdom until the real world beckons. A reluctant Appu steps into it as a striking young man and struggles to find his place.

What follows is an evocative tale of love and loss, friendship, and betrayal, as the story travels through the snow-peaked mountains of Arunachal to the golden deserts of Jaisalmer, the tulip gardens of
Holland to the lush greens of Kerala. Does Appu find what he had set out for? The answer lies in Rafflesia — The Banished Princess because in her story, lay his!”


This beautiful novel is penned down by Gautam. The intriguing cover and title of the story give impression that this is a fantasy fiction but the reality is totally different. This novel is fiction but not that fairy tale types. This book has an emotional impact which is really interesting.

This story is about a boy named Appu. Short starts from a scene where 4 years old Appu along with his friends is returning to home after the school and when each boy and girl is interested in watching a tower Appu notices lotus buds. This book has so much to tell. Each character, appu’s friends, his parents has a different story. The bond between Rahul and Appu is the most admirable relation in the story. Appu’s journey of growing up was very beautifully conveyed through the book. The character of Appu has portrayed so beautifully in the book that it becomes a real image in our mind. A perfect blend of fairy tail with reality is described in this book.

The language used is simple and the writing style of the author is fresh and connecting. The title of the book ‘Rafflesia’ which is a parasitic flower is used metamorphically to give more beauty. The cover of the book is really amazing and beautiful but it fails to relate to the story. The length of the book is really good as I love reading day books. So it was a good read for me.

Book review of – Principles of success



Principles of success

Blurb –
Principles of Success Made Easy – 14 easy steps to climb the ladder of success is the culmination of my onerous efforts of writing something simple yet relevant. It is a pragmatic account of the fundamental principles of achieving success by self-help and is the distilled essence of my years of research and understanding of the dynamics of success. This practical manual serves as a step-by-step guide to climb the ladder of success. It gives both an in-depth view and a time-tested approach to succeed and Chronicles 14 golden principles of achieving success. The principles are wide-ranging and apply to success in any sphere of life. My own life has been transformed by the principles enshrined in this book. Therefore, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be successful in life and seeks happiness. Principles of Success Made Easy – 14 easy steps to climb the ladder of success would prove to be not only a guidebook for success but also a reservoir and storehouse of strength and motivation. I am sure all my readers would be able to relate to this book, which has been carefully tailored just for them. They would be tempted to read this self-help manual over and over again in order to assimilate its contents and incorporate the principles into their lives. After all, as is said, ‘a good book becomes a part of you’.

The blurb clearly manifests what is inside the book i.e. 14 principles of success. The book comprises 14 principles which can be helpful to build a successful life. These principles are divided into various chapters.
Hard work
Believe yourself
Buildup yourself
Be confident
Never give up
Positive affirmation
Discipline and preserving
Identify your skills and need to master them
Celebration of success
Organization of oneself
Be a winner etc the every principle is defined and discussed in very simple, easy and detailed language. If you want success mantra and recipe of success then you must read this book at least once. This book is enough to give you positive vibes and confidence to go ahead towards your goal. You need to polish your skills and use them in right direction to reach your goal. There are many useful pieces of advice given in the book and you need to read them separately with an open mind to grasp the meaning of the principles. This book gave me self-confidence and an optimistic feeling. It made me realize that the winner is inside me, all I have to do is discover it. This book left a deep impact on my mind. The short length of the book allowed me to read it in a go but I’ll keep turning it’s pages until I completely memorize its meaning.

The cover of the book is simple and sober and clearly indicates the theme of the book. A simple cover for a motivational book is a good combination. The author has used many quotations in the book which is really good and inspirational. The bullet points given in between chapters are the cherry on the cake.

The language was simple and detailed so every person will find it’s content reliable and easy to understand. The title was appropriate for the book. The author has written a fine piece of literature which is interesting and inspirational too.

Book review of – Karma




This is world’s first insta read. Karma by Kevin missal is a paranormal psychological thriller. The book is a good light read if you are not afraid of ghosts. You can read it anyway because it’s not that spooky but yes some scenes are really creepy.

The story begins with three men who are trying to hide a woman’s dead body whom they have murdered after raping her. The girl who died was Urvi and after eight years of her murder she comes back from the bed of death and shocks her husband Karman by her sudden appearance. He couldn’t believe that her dead wife is returned and that too after becoming a stupid monster. She even scares her husband by her devilish acts. What she did after that I’m not gonna tell you. My assumption about the story’s ending proved wrong because the ending was totally unexpected.

The cover and title of the book, both are really appealing and describes the genre. It’s a short novella and I completed it in just 30 minutes so you don’t even have to sit for hours to decipher the ending.

Author Interview

Launch Picture
Book launch

Here are some special facts about author Aparna Sinha and her life. It was really a good experience talking to her about her journey.

  • Hello, ma’am tell us something about your journey as a writer to published author. Something which we don’t know about your life.

I had a strict schedule for writing and I used to follow it religiously. When I write, I don’t watch anything on TV (not even documentaries). I used to meditate for at least half an hour between 5-5:30 am.  At times I write for 17 hours at stretch taking minimal breaks (for nicotine and caffeine). I sleep very less 2-5 hour in a day.

Now I am a mother, things have changed. Except for not watching TV while writing (which is very much there)  I can’t follow the same schedule as before, I don’t meditate, I don’t get up early in the morning; at times I sleep after 5:30; and if I could write for 2 hours without getting disturbed, I consider myself  lucky. Having said that motherhood made me stronger, not only physically but also emotionally and that is now reflected in my writings


  • Why did you choose crime thriller genre for your first novel when all the fame and glory go to romance novels nowadays.

A writer should write only what gives him/her satisfaction; anything else and he/she would neither satiate his/her creativity nor could satisfy the readers. I love reading thrillers, especially literary thriller fictions as books in that category has a beautiful language, settings, self-publishing nail-biting climax, and drama. One book encompasses everything. I wanted to write something similar.


  • Nothing is easy in this life. So what challenges you have to face while writing and publishing your first book.

New authors like myself, often find themselves lost and confused while submitting the manuscript, especially, now when the Indian publishing market is blooming and besides traditional self-publishing and co-publishing companies are available; A big thanks to existing writer friends like Deepak Kripal and Eshwar Sundaresan, for guiding me through this.


  • We all make mistakes and learn from them. So is there anything you want to change in your past which you think was not a very wise step of yours.

To be honest I can think of some J but everything in life happened for a reason; the more I wanted to change something from past, the vulnerable I became. I made mistakes and I am glad I did. I am a better person now,




  • In our society, a woman has to face many challenges (far more than men) to establish herself and the biggest support she has is of her family. So who was that person in your family who always supported your dreams?

I am lucky that people always supported me; encouraged me to dream and never made give up, even when I doubted my capabilities these people stood by me believed in me. My husband, my mother, my brother and sister tops the list followed by my friends.


  • No nation is perfect, you agree with this right? So what is that one thing you want to change which can make our country a better place to live?

A country is made by its people and India is a beautiful land of diverse culture, religion and color. India is a loving and warm country; however looking at current scenario when fake news are getting viral and propaganda politics is on the rise  I would want people act wisely and not react to everything on internet.


  • What do you like to do in your free time? What is your hobby other than writing

I read. I am a voracious reader and I read all the time. Even when I trying to put my son to bed, I will read; while feeding him I will read.



About Author:

Aparna Sinha: wrote her first poem when she was seven, which she recited on All India Radio.  Since then, her literary work and industry specific articles have been published in various mediums, including reputed business magazines across Asia.

Equipped with a Master’s in management, when she was forced to quit her lucrative job because of a chronic disease, she focused on her sole passion – writing. Ashvamedha is her first book; the book is at #6 among ‘Top 50 favorite books by female authors in 2016’

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About Book

Ashvamedha: The Game of Power

“You have to dethrone a powerful man to become the most powerful. I was itching to defeat the single most powerful person, but there wasn’t any. I was left with only one choice — to create one.”

Little does Ashwin Jamwal know that the last twenty-five years of his life have been controlled by a master manipulator, who wanted to make him the most powerful man on earth, though for a reason! Ashwin steps up to take oath as the youngest Prime Minister of India and is unknowingly thrown into a vortex of power and authority as the entire world is threatened by a faceless enemy — Hades.

The world starts to look up to Ashwin as the savior, but he was just a pawn, reared only to be sacrificed in the end.

A story of greed, lies, deceptions, manipulations, and corruption, Ashvamedha is a thriller revolving around the infamous game of power in a maddening bid to seek absolute control.

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