Book Review of Super Couples

Super Couples by Prachi Garg is a non fiction book that talks about the stories of entrepreneurs who are couples.

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Cover and Title: I really loved the simple and elegant cover that serves the purpose of the book. Further, the way the author has chosen the title, it makes it meaningful. For me both are perfect.

Sneak Peak:In an era booming with the ‘Start-up’ trend and loving this new attitude of breaking boundaries and conventions of a career, one also faces the challenge of being able to partner up with the right people. In lieu of reliable and trustworthy partners, real life couples in relationships have started exploring the idea of partnering up in business too!
Speaking to various couple-preneurs, one realizes that the myth about mixing work and home is just as misty as the one about needing a stable and conventional job for an ambitious career. These dynamic start-ups break stereotypes and cover a varied range of services: ecommerce, innovative gifts, eco-friendly products, health care solutions, social responsibility ventures, event management, digital
solutions and many others.
SuperCouples brings out such lovely stories of enterprising couples. After all, when great minds come together to produce something built on conjoined dreams, the result is eminently successful.

About The Book

This book has some success stories of people from various fields who have shared their live’s struggles. Some of them talked about their love for art, food, technology and many other fields. This book is inspirational and it gives us courage to start something with our loved ones or partners. Life becomes easy when your life partner is your business partner as well. The author has done a lot of reasearch work and the couples are form various departments, fields, backgrounds.

The book is written in a simple yet powerful way.The way the author has engaged us till the end is mind blowing. I would say, instead of author, the stories of couples kept us hooked. This book is nowhere related to fiction and it involves common people who created their name in a unique way. This collection surely makes us love the stories as well as the author.

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Also read review of Super Woman.

Book Review of Key To My Soul

Key To My Soul is a heart touching novel by Probal Mazumdar. This book talks about love, betrayal, social issues and even it has glimpse of flashback technique blended with epistolary style of writing.

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Cover and Title: The cover is simple yet elegant and it symbolises the thoughts of sepration and reunion. Further, Key To My Soul is again symbolic title as the literal meaning is something else. It is not exactly about a key but indirectly about a key of love.

Blurb: “When Siddharth, a lonely young man with a failed marriage gets a sudden phone-call from a mysterious person about his lost childhood lover, Hazel and learns that she is battling for life, he is shaken to the core. He also learns that she had left certain letters for him fifteen years back that never reached him. It disturbs him so much that he rushes to the hospital in his old hometown. There he discovers an eclipsed past buried in time that is riddled with dangerous surprises, trauma, twists of fate, sacrifices that exemplify true love and the real reasons for the tragic end of their childhood love story. But will Hazel ever open her eyes to see him..

Plot: The plot is intriguing and it grabs the attention of the readers. The story is about Hazel and Siddharth who beautifully carry the story forward. This is their story but fate has some other plans for them. They are meant for each other but gets separated by destiny and even by people. The best part is, it is not like those teen love fictions. The emotions are so strong that it binds your soul till the end.

Characterisation: The author seems to have mastered the skill of constructing complicated characters. I feel every character I came across had their own story, struggles and battles to handle. Hazel and Siddarth are the protagonists. With passage of time or say with every new page, I could find new colours in their characters. Their strong love is challenged and the way after so many struggles they handle their life.

Style: The style of writing is simple and the language is easy to comprehend. The flashbacks and epistolar styles add flavours to the book. The beautiful poem in the end makes your cry for these lovers. At times, we are in thoughts likewhat if she had reacted this way or what if they had told about it? So many questions hover over my mind. But I really loved this book. This book is a must read.

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Book Review of You Raise Me Up

You Raise Me Up by Arjun Hemmady is Leadstart Publishing book. In this book, the author has expressed his thoughts in a way too simple way.

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Blurb : Aalok Sharma, a 27-year-old, chartered accountant, meets the vivacious and beautiful Priyanka Mehra, on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai. They are instantly attracted to each other, though completely opposite in nature. However, something is holding Aalok back. Will this thing throw a spanner in his love story? Or will he be able to overcome his demons?

Cover and Title: The cover is again simple and doesn’t convey much. Maybe it suits the theme but it fails to grab attention of the readers, so those who judge the book by its cover, might not like it. The title is YOu Raise ME Up. It surely gives us no idea to what the author wants to convey so here, the readers want to grab this fat book and read it.

Plot : Again the plot is easy to predict and it revolves around Aalok Sharma and Priyanka Mehra. They happens to be from different backgrounds and cross their paths on a journey. Something click between them but the dark past of Aalok stops him back to make any move. This book about that dark past and how these too realise each other’s worth.

Remarks: The blurb is simple and I feel it could have been presented in a more innovative way. Coming to the plot, it reminds me of a situation of Aniket and Nidhi from Preeti Shenoy’s It’s All in the Planets. The way Arjun’s characters meet are just way too relatable to Preeti’s characters. Further, the predictability of the book makes it a turn off. I really liked the way the characters are delineated. The structure of the novel into three parts makes it quick and easy read. The writing style is again simple and condensed. I feel that surprise element seems missing in the book. The book could have been much better as it had that spark in it.

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Book Review of The Day Before I Died

The Day Before I Died by Ashi Kalim is a historical fiction with a blend of hope, betrayal, love and many other emotions. This book has powerful names which makes it strong.

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The cover of the book fascinates the readers as it has a beautiful doll in it. This doll is Matryoshka doll that is a Russian Doll and has symbolic significance in it. Every girl who is treated as a doll in the family can co-relate to it.

The title is captivating and it arises an urge to know more and more. It is about the moments of war, love, betrayal.

The lesser known TRUE Love Story of a RUSSIAN dictator Josef Stalin’ s Daughter that changed the world order forever……..

Svetlana had never known pure love, till she meets Brajesh…
Brajesh is a fun-loving, mischievous and caring Indian prince who visits Russia and captures Svetlana’s heart. He christens her as “His Matryoshka.”
Once his work gets done, he leaves for India, taking Svetlana’s heart with him.
Unable to forget him and confident of his love for her, Svetlana travels to India in search of her prince.
Does she find him? What happens to her love? How does the international politics affect her life?
Inspired by true life incidents, The Day Before… I Died narrates the love between Svetlana – daughter of the infamous dictator Josef Stalin – and Brajesh Singh, an Indian Kunwar.
The murder, trails, betrayals and the hope leads to more agony.

The opening line by Hitler takes away my heart. This is a glimpse of a powerful start. The story revolves around Svetlana who happens to be the daughter of great Stalin. She is treated as a doll. Life takes a turn when she comes across Brajesh, who has come from India. This story has various twists and turns. Moreover, it highlights international politics in an enlightened way.

The way the author has characterised Svetlana is impeccable. I instantly fell in love with her character. The way she doesnt idolise her father, Stalin, the way she admires Brajesh’s thoughts. Her selfless love for Brajesh and the people related to him makes her a great figure. She is adaptable to her surroundings which is the strongest point in her character portrayal.

The style of writing is simple yet poetic. The very first page has a poem about Matryoshka which moves you to such an extend that the hopes of this book being a hit begin to hover your mind. Further, the way the author has expressed her thoughts through her moutpiece, Svetlana is worth appreciating. There were certain editing errors here and there but that doesnt affect the powerful thought process.

NOte: Mostly books of debutantes are dissected badly. We reviewers always talk about the negatives and not highlight the best ever points. So, here I tried to make a change in my pattern. I will talk about the positives more and negatives less. FOr me, this book is a must buy book. This review is unbiased and honest.

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Book Review of Jim Morgan and The Seven Sins

Jim Morgan and The Seven Sins by Bharat Madan talks about a different style of writing which is totally unique in this type of Literature. We can call it a sheer work of fiction blended with spiritualism, suspense, mystery, time travel.

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The cover and the title are fantastic. Jim Morgan stands for the author in the book while the seven sins reminds us of those seven deadly sins taht we read in Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.

This book is a page turner and from the start it keeps you hooked till the end. I read this book as fast as I could and finished it in one and half hour. The way the author takes us back to the time or say the time travel concept makes it intriguing. Further, the blurb where Jim Morgan is told about the seven deadly sins he had comitted and the clues are hidden in his previous novels, makes this book great strength. I believe if the blurb is crisp, the story turns out to be outstanding.

The story is fast paced which sometimes turns out to be a haush paush. The plot structure is great. The author doesn’t give us much time to imagine as everything goes so fast. The concept and the characters turns out to be a hit whereas the writing style is simple and also requires improvement. If you are looking for unique plotlines and loads of suspense and drama, then surely grab this book.

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Book Review of Silent Invaders

Silent Invaders by Shree is a mystery crime thriller. This novel can also be categorised under psychological as well as social. It will surely leave you in deep thoughts.

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The cover of the book is fantastic and the title surely has something deep in it. With these starters being amazing, the curiousity of the reader increases upto double the level.

The plot is intriguing and it keeps you hooked till the end. The way with which the author has expressed his views in this book, it just moves your heart. This story is basically about Sana whose life story is being delineated where she is been accused of murder of two people. This is where crime and investigation takes it entry.

The characterisation is bit haush paush. The multiple characters in the story makes it a rush. The author hasnt given much time to the characters to evolve and develop properly. This makes it a bit off beat. The names of the characters are interesting.

Coming to the issues, the author has taken up heavy topics. Social as well as psychological issues comes out to be a great combination. And at times it gives the readers a bit shock and it takes time for the readers to come out of it. But on a positive note, I felt that these issues were necessary to be talked about. This turns out to be a splendid move by the author.

The style of writing is simple. The narrative technique used is third person. Not only this, the short chapters makes it an easy read. The descriptions could have been much better. The story is fast paced and I felt the author could have given time more detailing to its descriptions. Nothing is bad, everything is good and simple, but could have been much better.

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Book Review of The Princess of a Whorehouse

The Princess of a Whorehouse by Mayank Sharma  is a thought provoking novel. This novel throws light on those factors and issues which we people mostly ignore. Actually we hate to talk about such topics. Through this book, Mayank has brought a revolution in the world of writing.

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Starting with the cover of the book, this looks marvalous and it is difficult to describe those emotions that one feels after this cover encounter. The cover designer might tell the technique but as a naive person to this world, I can iterate that the merger of the pictures surely fits the thought process of the author.

The title has sub title, ‘The Story of a Swamp Princess’ and the title The Princess of a Whorehouse. The title seems ironical to some of the readers, as they think, how can a princess and a whorehouse be connected? But here is a very strong connection to this story.

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Coming to the story, Aparajita is a tenacious go-getter. Her name means unconquerable in Sanskrit, and she lives up to its meaning.
Just like any other ambitious girl, she desires to fulfil her dreams and become an independent individual. Far and wide, the shadow of her melancholy past chases her passage. The fact that her widowed mother is a former sex worker irks the community. Nonetheless, she is not ashamed to reveal her mother’s past.
Will she lose hope, or will she defy an enigma that is centuries-old? Will she ever conquer the hearts of a prestige-obsessed community?
See the world through Aparajita’s prism in a tale stirred by some real life events.

The plot is enthralling and the way the author has executed is the just perfect. It kept me focussed to the book till the end. There were many twists and turns in the story and the author proved me wrong at all the places which is a success for him.

The characterisation is fantastic and the author has created multiple characters with many roles. Even the minor characters had major roles to play. I really loved Aparajita’s character and the way her desire never let her fall. She is replica of her mother. Her mother had a desire to make her daughter study. Both of their desires changes their lives.

Through this book, the author’s message is crystal clear. This type of topics are never discussed. We consider sex workers as cursed people but what about their children? Don’t they have wishes? Even they want to study. It is not written in any book that children of sex workers will become sex workers only and they are forbidden to study. I was deeply touched by the book and these questions kept on hovering over my head.

Technically speaking, the story was fast paced. The characters were so many and at times I got confused. The style of writing was simple and this simplicity sometimes turns out to be a turn off. The pages were just 112 and I completed in one go, but accordingly, the book with such a storng plot could have been more detailed. The descriptions were apt though. Further, the language could have been improved. If the author is coming with such a powerful topic then the language should be more powerful. Otherwise, it is a must read book. Not because I am saying , but because this book deserves to be read and to be talked about.

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