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Book Review: Beyond the Veil (The Veil #1) by Pippa DaCosta

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When a half-demon assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high and the cost could tear her apart.Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell, an assassin with ulterior motives and her bloodthirsty demon-kin, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core; the demon inside her, in order to survive.(official synopsis)

Book Review: The Mobile Phone by Pankaj Suneja

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The Mobile Phone is a story of connecting with child within. The story is set in Delhi and deals with the lives of Rohit, a tutor, and Prabhu, a child he teaches in the city. The author uses “the paper mobile phone” as a symbol to connect with someone who is absent. Someone we seek or someone who could hold us in our helplessness. The novel makes an attempt to understand death and deal with mourning. It looks at child’s play and fantasy life. It also looks at adults who are evolving in relationship.(official synopsis)

Book Review: All-Father by Koos Verkaik

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Peter Jonker has special gifts at his disposal. As a provoked, frightened child, he has come under the spell of master painter Poolman and his evocative, terrifying canvases. Poolman has spun gory tales about Wodan, god of the Germanic tribes, and the fearless Scandinavian berserkers. And now it seems Peter has seen the magic truth behind those sagas. In his agony he discovers unknown talents, and soon it is said he has the possession of immortal powers! Haunted by the fantasies of his youth, the adult Peter is going downhill, and in his vulnerable state strangers intervene trying to reach their own dubious goals by taking advantage of him. Wodan is looking for him and wants him to join the Army of the Dead – Berserkers who carry death and destruction… Peter’s life becomes a choking nightmare.

Book Review : Brutal Precious (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf

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The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved has dropped off the face of the planet after his girlfriend’s death, leaving a Jack-shaped hole. Determined to be happy, Isis fills it in with lies and puts on a brave smile for her new life at Ohio State University. But how long can that smile last with all of her friends gone?(Official Synopsis)

Book Review: Savage Delight (Lovely Vicious #2) by Sara Wolf

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After a run-in with her mom’s ex-boyfriend, she scrabbles to remember what she’s lost to amnesia. Her ex-nemesis Jack falls deeper into a pit of despair, and his girlfriend Sophia does all she can to keep him to herself. But as Isis’ memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his heart. (Official Synopsis)

Book Review: The Ruby Iyer Diaries ( Ruby Iyer Series, #0.5) Companion novelette to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan

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This novelette is a companion book to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer. A peek into the soul of an angry, young girl, who will come of age in a city on the verge of total annihilation. Ruby kept a diary from the age of ten till she ran away from home at sixteen. It is from here that I picked out a few diary entries for The Ruby Iyer Diaries. This short series of vignettes from Ruby’s life, tells you more a little more about the origins of Ruby Iyer. (official synopsis)

Book Review : The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer (Ruby Iyer #1)by Laxmi Hariharan

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When her best friend is kidnapped, Ruby will stop at nothing to rescue him. Criminals run the streets of Bombay. Jam-packed with the worst degenerates. The city is a shell of the pride and joy it used to be.
Ruby knows something must be done, but it isn’t until her best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr. Braganza that she knows that she and she alone must save city, save her best friend, save the world from total destruction. Armed only with with Vikram, a cop-turned-rogue they are about to embark on a road they may never return from. (official synopsis)

Book Review : Liars Inc.by Paula Stokes

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Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer. Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? (official synopsis)

Book Review: Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1) by Josephine Angelini

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After a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily’s other self in this alternate universe.What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.(Official synopsis)

Book Review : Cloak and Dagger (The IMA, #1) by Nenia Campbell

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Michael Boutilier is a young assassin working for a mysterious organization of mercenaries called the IMA; an organization so powerful that government denies its existence. When a hacker breaks into their computer’s mainframe, they send Michael out to finish off the loose ends. But so far, there’s just one lead to go on. The hacker’s daughter, Christina Parker who is plunged into a world where the lines between right and wrong are blurred beyond all recognition and terror knows no bounds. What do you do when the odds are against you, and the stake is your life?

Book Review : Lovely Vicious (Lovely Vicious #1) by Sara Wolf

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For 17-year-old Isis Blake, the list has one goal: to ensure she never falls in love again. Ever. As Isis and her mom settle into their new home in Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, Isis is rockin’ the purple hair and a beat up old car…and hoping like hell that no one learns that a) she used to be fat; and b) she used to have a heart.Naturally, Isis opts for social suicide instead…by punching the cold and untouchably handsome “Ice Prince”-a.k.a. Jack Hunter-right in his smug face.Now the school hallways are an epic battleground as Isis and the Ice Prince engage in a vicious game of social warfare.But sometimes to know your enemy is to love him..(official synopsis)

Book Review : Surrogate Author by Santosh Avvannavar, Shilpa Patil

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There are two sections: First section has the story of Authdas. It is a drama based on Bollywood movies Devdas, Mohabbatein, Sholay and DDLJ. Second section has some inputs to begin as a writer.

Book review: The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

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They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.They lie. For 21 days she held on.But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense.

Book review: Ruined (The Eternal Balance #1) by Jus Accardo

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Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world’s first murderer, he’s plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it’s killing him.

Book review: The Devil’s Intern (The Devil’s #1) by Donna Hosie

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“How did you die?” It’s the most popular question in Hell, and Mitchell Johnson has been answering it ever since he was hit by a bus at age seventeen and inexplicably ended up in the Underworld. Now Mitchell is The Devil’s intern in Hell’s accounting office. Lately, he’s noticed a disturbing trend: the volume of new arrivals is straining Hell’s limited resources. Then Mitchell overhears his boss discussing plans to limit newcomers with a legendary time travel mechanism. With a device like that, Mitchell realizes, he could change history and prevent his own death.

Book Review: Beloved Sacrifice by Lorraine Carey

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Faith Bennett is expecting her first child. What she wasn’t expecting was to travel to a medieval village in Italy to perform a sacred ritual to save her unborn child from an old family curse. A dark family secret is about to unleash itself. An old gypsy curse that was made long ago is about to rear its ugly head when Faith, a descendant from the D’Amici family, learns she is due to give birth to the seventh daughter in the family. The seventh child is said to be born with a heightened sixth sense and be regarded as the ‘enlightened’ one

Book Review: A Matter of Trust by Deb Stover

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Returning to her tiny hometown of Digby, Colorado to begin her medical career, young Dr. Taylor Bowen is shocked to discover the half-naked, gorgeous body of her first patient belongs to a man she hoped never to see again.Gordon Lane had been her true love, her only love, until he betrayed her in the worst possible way. But as Taylor and Gordon find themselves together again, stirring up memories, can they find the courage to reclaim an old love — and open their hearts to timeless passion (official synopsis)

Book Review: Saladin The Wonder Horse by Koos Verkaik

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Angie is a young orphan girl who lives in the stables, looking after the horses of Lord Patrick Baltimore. When Prince John’s army is about to seize all of the Baltimore horses as a tribute, Angie runs away with one very special colt named Silver. Soon she and Silver are befriended by a splendid black stallion named Saladin. No one knows his story, but all who meet him, agree he is a wonder horse. As Angie sets out to find Robin Hood, Saladin and Silver save her from the evil of Prince John and his men, time after time. The unlikely trio, inspire the Saxons to have faith and courage as they struggle to survive until the return of the rightful ruler, Richard the Lionhearted (official synopsis)

Book Review: Alex and The Wolpertinger- The Land of Fringe by Koos Verkaik

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Alex goes on a journey with the Royal Clover Family.In the Land of Fringe they will witness the coronation of Francis Fray the First.How are the clumsy Cloverland giants supposed to behave in that big country, where everything is done so proper and according to the rules?That won’t be easy…And… what kind of present should they give to the new king?Well… Ludo the wolpertinger is caught in a cage! Maybe Francis Fray would like to own a wolpertinger…In this thrilling story we will find out how strong the friendship between Alex and the wolpertinger is! (official Synopsis)

Book Review: The Outlander: Rise and Fall of an Empire (The God Trilogy #1) by Abhijit Haldar

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17 years after the Battle of Dert, a war had been waged by Wale over Dorin. The vengeance of Dercallume threatens the whole kingdom as he orders for a dragon-fire. The perished hopes of the outnumbered men of Dorin are revived when Roin Avon comes to the war with an oblivious sword, the Stalwart. Thought to be forged with a soul by alchemy, it is the mightiest weapon in the whole of Darthé that helps them to evade the war and run into exile. They head to the Frozen Kingdom for the Frozen Games, which if won, would let them the strongest weapon of the kingdom.

Book Review : Paradise Lost & Regained by Ratnadip Acharya

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Delve into the miracles of life through the eyes of a little fawn who is struggling to live in a world that is fast changing. Left alone to tackle the inhumanity that surrounds our earth, A little fawn soon learns to pick the pace. A satirical approach to modern day with the help of a non-human character is what “Paradise Lost & regained” is all about

Book Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? (official synopsis)

Book Review: A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders

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It’s just another day at the office for London book editor Samantha “Sam” Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will dish the juicy dirt on a recent fashion industry scandal. Little does she know the trouble Kit’s book will cause-before it even goes to print. When police Inspector Field turns up at the venerable offices of Timmins & Ross, asking questions about a package addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. Now Sam’s nine-to-five life is turned upside down as she finds herself propelled into a criminal investigation. Someone doesn’t want Kit’s manuscript published and unless Sam can put the pieces together in time, they’ll do anything to stop it.(official Synopsis)

Book review : The Lost Soul (Enchena #1) by K.S. Marsden

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Enchena’s history is written by the victorious. Through war and betrayal, King Hrafn’s reign has spread across the land. The rebellion is stirring again…In a world where the evil nature of humans has infected the very forests and animals surrounding them, they are crying out for a new hope; a new hero.Natural enemies must come together, to overcome the curse.Two innocent people must be brought from another world. One will bring the rebellion the way to succeed; the other will be their destruction. (official synopsis)

Book Review : Survivors: Secrets by Violet Cross

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Lacey Young is a survivor. So is her sister, her best friend, and all the other young adults they share a hotel with now that the world has ended.Lacey Young is a leader. That’s why when the lives of her crew and the people she loves become endangered, she must go against the odds and fight to take back what is theirs. However, with secrets and betrayal as common as the grains of sand that smother the landscape, what once appeared to be a big problem threatens to become a tragedy. Blood is spilled, friendships are tested, and all the while the lurking threat that’s responsible for sending the world into chaos is closer than they all think. Lacey has a secret. A secret she’s been repressing and hiding from those closest to her. It’s a secret that she knows can help save her friends and bring back some small semblance of peace. But at what cost?

Book Review: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

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Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. (official synopsis)

Book Review : The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass

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Prince Maxon has come out of age and he is looking for a bride and as per the traditions, official invitation is send to all the girls including America Singer for “The Selection”. The selected girl will then become the Queen but for America it is not being the prospect of Queen that makes her enter “The Selection” it is the hope of finally being able to go to sleep with full stomach and get the monetary benefits that is assured with being selected that makes her enter the competition to become somebody else’s wife in spite of being in love with somebody else.

Book Review : Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

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Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . . (official synopsis)

Book Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

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Juliette’s touch is fatal. She could kill somebody with a simple touch and in fact she did and that is the reason why she had been locked up all these times in a prison in complete isolation but now after years of getting accustomed to her dark prison, she has been released. While she should be happy about being freed, when the reality strikes behind her sudden release, every little happiness and hopes crumbles and now she has to escape from the people who wants to turn her into a monster.

Book Review: Alex and the Wolpertinger- The Monster Inn by Koos Verkaik

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Alex together with Shabby Tabby Chum, an old grey tomcat is on a trail send by the giant prince Ruff Rumble of Westland but it is not the easiest of journey as to survive you need the help of wolpertingers but they are said to give you troubles! Still, Alex made friends with a wolpertinger and together they traveled through the Downhills and had many wonder adventures

Book Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

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Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation. (official synopsis)

Book Review: Finale (Hush, Hush, #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Nora Grey has to chose sides now. On one side there is a whole army that is awaiting orders from their new leader and on the other side there is Patch, the fallen angel with whom she is in love with. As cheshavan nears the battle lines is blurring and threats from all corners are forcing Nora to take decisions that can only bring pain but she to chose a lesser damaging option for the sake of those who trust her but where would alliances lie when the brain and heart are at war?

Book Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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Eve Dennett was enjoying a quiet evening to herself when she gets the phone call that changed her life. Her daughter, Mia Dennett was missing. Months later though the officers were able to find Mia, the girl they found was far from Eve’s daughter. The girl they found was just a framework with no recollection of the days gone by, lacking the persona and life that once defined Mia Dennett. What had happened to her that made her so scared that even the sound of kettle would make her quiver and worst she says her name is chloe.

Book Review: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer #1) by Lish McBride

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If SAM thought that there could be nothing worse in life than being a dropout and working in a dead pan job at a fast food restaurant then he was in for the worst nightmare of his life. While he would have gone on complaining about the unproductive life he had, things took a drastic change when one of his friends got murdered and he was attacked by something he can only explain as “not-human” and pretty soon his life changes when his mother reveals some shocking secrets about him. Meet Sam the newly discovered Necromancer who does not even know what a necromancer is.

Book Review: The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die by Marnie Riches

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When a bomb explodes at the University of Amsterdam, aspiring criminologist Georgina McKenzie is asked by the police to help flush out the killer.But the bomb is part of a much bigger, more sinister plot that will have the entire city quaking in fear. And the killer has a very special part for George to play…(official synopsis)

Book Review: Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Nora wakes up with no recollection of past six months. She has no idea where she has been all these months or what has happened to her. The last memory she has is of sitting in her classroom and being handed over a new assignment to work on. But why is it that every time she sees the color black, her heart beats differently and her world keeps spinning at the mention of the world “Angel”?. While Nora struggles with her memory, a powerful new enemy rises and one that is too close to the home.

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) by Elizabeth Wein

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At the prime of World war, She is taken in as a prisoner of war and she is been given two weeks. Two weeks to reveal all the secrets and the events that led her to be captured in France by the army head of the Fuhrer. Whether she complies or denies, her death is imminent and assured and hence she decides to pen down an extraordinary tale of friendship and struggle in between being tortured and made to barter codes for clothes

Book Review: Romantic Bouncers by Ram Vignesh

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A place in the Indian cricket team – a dream for millions of teenagers. Rabin was one amongst them. He has passion and talent, but the odds aren’t always in his favour. The loss of loved ones and constant discouragements thwart him.Meanwhile, danger looms in the form of the most notorious drug cartel in Kolkata run by a vicious Hoariest Bung. A tale of desire and despair – the struggle of a cricketer behind the glamour of playing the game for a cricket crazed nation.(official synopsis)

Book Review : The Second Coming by Shubha Menon

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Mini as a wedding planner is one of the most talented brains out there. While professionally she is at a golden spot, its her personal life that is loosing its charm. A husband that would spend time with his television rather than with her. A weight that defies everything she does and keeps on increasing and then the dreaded “Old age” nearing all is making Mini antsy. All she wants now is to find somebody to sweep her away and show her the lost romance in her life and as if fate has answered her yearnings, she gets a big project in a new state away from everything and as a cherry to the cake, her project partner is nothing less to a Greek God…so will MIni be swept away by prince charming or high waves of a hot and secret affair?

Book Review: Black, Grey and White by Santosh Avvannavar, Santosh Biradar

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This book gifts its readers five fantastic short stories that has a common aim – to spread awareness about AIDS. It is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against AIDS and show their solidarity for HIV positive people. The book is an eye opener for anyone who wish to see the wave of positive change in society. Everyone including the brave hearts Savita, Chintu, Mithali has the right to live with their head held high without fear of social ostracization. Life does not have to be like this. The time is ripe to act now with one’s sense and sensibility. Break the myths. Come, be the change! (official synopsis)

Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? (official synopsis)

Book Review : From Where I See by Ajay Yadav

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Ajay’s life takes a different direction all of a sudden when he is taken in for questioning under the suspicion of his best friend’s murder and through the course of journey in the past, the author touches upon a lot of topics that are relevant to our modern day lifestyle. Everything from feminism to creating that utopian world, we all desire, nothing is out of reach from this discussion

Book Review: Friendship Love And Killer Escapades (FLAKE) by Pankaj Giri

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Four years of college, away from home and drowning in the loads of assignments and examinations. Meet the students of RIP college of Engineering, a run-of-the-mill institute in Bangalore, who learns the toughest lessons both from and out of their textbooks. Lessons in friendship, love and life in general.

Book Review : No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

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” Little Lizzie Borden” that was the name given to her by the media and the public when she was tried for murdering her mother and step-father and the house she lived in was a place for ghost stories but years later when she has put her past behind and even the name, her husband buys the very same house for her as a birthday gift. Now she is standing in the very room where she shot her mother and step-father not knowing how to escape from there without having to reveal her past . If this dilemma could not have torn her apart, the murders piling up definitely does

Book Review: Life had Other Plans by Munish Dhawan

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What makes the advertising world so glamorous and interesting? Is it the creativity or the range of quirky yet artistic people that makes this world so illustrious?. Meet Nik who has just landed a job in country’s one of the most sort after Advertising agency. What awaits him is just not the creative challenges of the field but a bunch of characters that will change his life forever. Join the adventures of Nik in this crazy world of Advertising set in India

Book Review: Take Me Out At The Ballgame by Kevin D’Onofrio

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Its the opening season of baseball games and no hot blooded baseball fan could stay away from watching their favorite team bring home the championship. The tickets are selling faster than you could blink but amidst all these excitement and baseball fever something strange is happening. Suddenly there are reports of many over enthusiastic fans dying of heart attack. While this could have escaped as a onetime incident when the bodies start piling up, the nation goes into a frenzy and once packed stadiums are now running vacant and devoid of its zealous fans. so what exactly is happening this baseball season?

Book Review: Silent Scream (D.I. Kim Stone, #1) by Angela Marsons

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First there was the murder of a school principal and then came the case of another murder by a slashed throat and both shared a familiar background of having worked in a children’s home that was burned to ashes years ago but when there is a third body, the case takes a very deadly shape and Kim Stone will go to any lengths to find out the truth behind the sudden murder of all these previous employees of a burned children’s home even if it means digging up bones

Book review: Gulabi by Pankaj Suneja

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Schizophrenia is challenging disorder often characterized by abnormal social behaviour and a significantly altered perception of reality. Its treatment largely depends on medications and psychosocial interventions but no single approach is widely considered effective for all patients. Through this book I offer my readers a glimpse into the multifaceted world of schizophrenia in the form of fictitious storyline revolving around two characters Monty (the psychotic part) and Virginia (the non psychotic part). The boundary between the two is permeable. Monty conjures up ‘Gulabi’, following his abrupt separation from his long time partner, while Virginia, having suffered from a personal loss sets out to follow her lifelong aspiration to travel the world. (official synopsis)

Book Review : The Trail Of Terror (Horror At The Lake, A Vampire Tale #2) by Vanessa A. Ryan

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In one terrible night, Susan Runcan loses her friends, loved ones, the mansion she inherits and the medallion, with its mysterious powers so coveted by her late grandfather. But she has no time to grieve. Especially when she realizes she’s a vampire and shedding tears made of precious blood will weaken her. The new challenges ahead will test her endurance and take all her strength.Another vampire is sabotaging her, laying the blame on her for his murders. She has to find a better way to live–one that doesn’t include dying alone in a prison cell or murdering the police. She has to reason with this vampire–or kill him before he destroys her. (official synopsis)

Book Review: Deadline Yemen (the Elizabeth Darcy Series) by Peggy Hanson

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Called to Yemen to help her old friend Halima, correspondent Elizabeth Darcy combines work with the chance to repay an old debt. But the narrow, mysterious streets are populated with armed men and veiled women; who can tell friend from foe? Her first priority is to help Halima’s young brother Ali, who has become involved with religious extremists. But murder dogs her footsteps, and she is under police surveillance. Abducted along her investigative trail, Elizabeth is drawn into the terrorists’ web. She must work with two men-one Yemeni, one British-who are on a mission of their own. What are their plans? And why have they all ended up in the remote Hadhramaut wadi where the Incense Road once began? Elizabeth pieces together the plot, hoping she’s in time to save Halima and Ali. But can she save herself as well? (official synopsis)