Butterfly Met Hurricane – Book Review

Author – Balakarthiga M

Publisher – Half Baked Beans

Genre – Thriller

Pages – 175

Blurb on the book:

For most of her life, her parents were her entire world. Diana Britto was born and brought up in a Tamil family. Everything she knew and believed about her family is challenged when she visits her childhood home under changed circumstances and Diana discovers a box of letters that will forever change the way she looked at her parents.

Her father, Cyril Britto, was not entirely a bad guy. He mostly did not cheat on a few women simultaneously during the days of his youth. He only sometimes hated his friends. He may or may not have threatened her mother, Kayal, into marrying him.

It was through marriage that Kayal would learn an important truth about her husband. This book, is the journey of a daughter, a mother, and a best friend through love, betrayal, death and preserved memories.

My review:

To be frank this book gave me mixed feelings. Can’t be described as a thriller or romantic fiction.

The story is penned around Diana and her mother Kayal. The presumed Kayal is dead and Diana is drowned in sorrow losing her mother and a loving friend. She returns to her childhood home in search of answers.

Upon arriving, she’s heart broken. Her father Cyril, hands her a old box containing letters. She’s astonished on seeing them. All the letters are addressed to Indira di written by none other than Kayal.

One by one with sorrow, Diana starts reading them. These letters contain the answers to her parents life.

How she finds the missing piece of her major life coping with sad circumstances is the remaining plot.

This is a short read keeps you gripping till the end. But sometimes the story is confusing. Different style of writing and a crazy plot. As the book name states, this book has really disturbing plot. But a definite read. Book cover is pretty too.

Rating: ✨✨✨✨/5

Thank you Half Baked Beans for the book.

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Don’t Tell The Governor – Book Review

Author – Ravi Subramanian

Publisher – HarperCollins

Genre – Thriller fiction

Pages – 292

Blurb on the book

On 8 November, when the clock strike 12, your money will be no good.

Somewhere on the India-Nepal border, a car full of passengers swerves off a highway and plunges into a valley, it’s trunk full of cash. In the UK, a Bollywood starlet wins Big Survivor, the most popular reality TV show in the country. In Panama, Central America, a whistleblower at a law firm brings down billionaires across the globe. And in India, a new RBI Governor is appointment. Aditya Kesavan is dynamic, charismatic and ambitious. And he’s been handed the reins of the RBI on the platter. His only job: to make sure he doesn’t rock the boat. But, unknown to him, the wheels have begun to turn, as the country heads towards the biggest financial event in modern Indian history. And Governor Kesavan is about to carry out the most brazen act of his life – and, perhaps, his most foolish. Will he be able to pull himself out of the mess he has got into or will he have to surrender to the manipulative forces behind the scenes? Running desperately out of time, the Governor must set things right.

My review

The story is superb. Loved the plot. The book keeps you on the edge. You wanna know what happens next. This book is an amazing political thriller.

One can relate this book to Indian political system… The author has done a brilliant job with the plot. The characters go deep in the plot. The political aspects are researched and described well.

The plot revolves around newly appointed RBI Governor. Why a new Governor was appointed? What’s his role? Is he the new puppet or is he the string holder… Read the book to know more.

When power and money drives the whole of society… What happens to the Governor?… Is the end. With twists.

Language is simple and chapters are short. Not a dragging plot. Can be read in a single shot. Unexpected end. This book would make a great movie too.

Recommended to All. There’s everything in this book for a reader.

Rating ✨✨✨✨/5

Thank you HarperCollins for the book.

The Forbidden Quest Of Mysore – Book Review

Author: PUNEETH JH

Publisher: Half Baked Beans

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 150

This book is short and an interesting read. Loved the historical part in the book. This is a well researched book. Especially about the Mysore city.

Amar is an archaeologist living in Mysore. Has a girlfriend named Pooja Naidu aka Poo. Amar’s father is a acknowledged archeologist himself. He goes missing and has been accused of stealing a national treasure.

Amar being a loving child … Sets a plan to find his father and clear his name. Along with Poo, he finds clues, solves numerous puzzles which leads to his father.

But his love life’s in trouble, Poo and Amar belong to different caste…this bridges gap between the couple.

Will Amar succeed in finding his father? Will he clear his name? Will Poo and Amar unite? Read the book to know more.

Good book with unique story. But the end could have been better.

Rating:✨✨✨✨/5

Thank you Half Baked Beans for the book.

Neverfound Land Book – Cover Reveal & About the book

About the book:

Author: Durriya Kapasi

Publisher: Half Baked Beans

Genre: Fantasy

Series or Standalone?

This is the second novel by the author. The first novel Once Upon A Genie is a bestseller. Neverfound Land is also a sequel to Once Upon A Genie. These novels come under The Djinn Series. Can be read as a standalone too.

Synopsis:

Cover of the novel

Solomon, who is a genie and human hybrid, discovers his supernatural powers and a truth hidden from him for twenty years. His ordinary life turns into an adventure, full of never-ending challenges and responsibilities, when his foster father is kidnapped and his biological father’s kingdom and legacy is threatened. Will Solomon step into the land of the genies to save his loved ones? Will he accept his fate as the heir of Neverfound Land? Neverfound Land is a heartwarming tale of a young man taking control of his destiny.

Buy the book here:

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About the Author:

Durriya Kapasi is 29 year old writer, creative writing teacher, homemaker, tremendous cook, motivational speaker, spiritual aficionado and passionate reader. Reading books was one of her childhood hobbies which cultivated through time and circumstances to make her an author herself.

Durriya is a cancer survivor and contributes in motivating and encouraging cancer patients through support groups.

The Godkiller – Volume 1 Review

Author: Swayam Singh

Pages: 351

Publisher: And All Publishing

Genre: Fiction

6 Volume novel

THE OLD GODS MUST NOW DIE

A plot or a story like this cannot be said in a line. This post is gonna be long.

There is so much in this book … Tribes, Nations, Civilizations. Read it as you live the book. Let’s go into the plot.

Blurb on the book: The struggle between Civilization, Nation and Tribes is tearing the world apart. The God’s have gotten old; they cannot hold back the chaos any longer. The only hope for the people remains in founding a God of reason. And that requires the death of the old God’s of faith. Who will kill the old God’s? Who will stake the entire world in the pursuit of reason? Who will be The Godkiller?

Plot of the book: A Tribal couple is expecting a baby. But a baby is to be born outside the home and away from tribal area exactly inside the dense forest. With no medicine and natural way of giving birth to a child and with some neighbourhood ladies to help a child is born. The mother dies on giving birth. The father on losing his other half doesn’t want the child. So he abondones the child on the hut in the forest. The hunter passing by, on hearing the childs cry takes him to the priest. The priest belongs to civilization and is the bridging ladder between Tribe and Civilization.

The child named Motherkiller is taken care by the Priest. The Tribals abuse and bully the child blaming him for his mother’s death and making him the curse. Motherkiller grows wild and mischievous. He believes in The forest or the Mother Earth and grows by nature and by the Priests teachings. Learning all about civilization. The Tribals lose patience of the Motherkillers doing and so plan to kill him.

A circumstance arise where the priest is killed and Motherkiller now named Stargazer flees to Civilization. The priest names him Stargazer cause he is an amazing star reader and knows all about them.

Stargazer’s rise and fall inside the Civilization is the beginning of the story. Not gonna be a spoiler here. So please read the book.

An unique story with an excellent writing. The authors imaginative narration is to be appreciated.

Not like any other cheesy novel or old boring stories. This novel is an masterpiece in Indian writing. The perfect definition of a novel.

A MUST READ.

Waiting for the next Volume. A beautiful cover and a map inside adds great points.

Recommended to all.

Thank you author for the Novel.

“20 Diamond Rules for Ultimate Well – Being” Book Review

Author : Ashraf Haggag

Pages : 150

Contents: 20 short chapters

Genre : Self-help

One line of the book: Refreshing read on topics of Mind, Body, Spirit, Soul

The all four elements Mind, Body, Spirit, Soul are described well. This book is a refreshing read. Quotes written at the end of the each chapters are pretty cool.

Pick up the book to refresh the way of living. Book makes wonders and can be reread too.

Short and crisp chapters. Language is simple and understanding.

Each chapter helps to realise oneself. And helps to lead the life with courage, determination and so much more.

Loved the way how the quotes have been displayed. This book is a easy guide for a better living.

Recommended to all.

Rating : ✨✨✨✨/5

Thank you author for the book.

Dystopia – Book Review

Author: Manoj V. Jain

Publisher – The Write Place

Pages – 146

Genre – Fiction

One line of the plot – Childhood life of 5 friends

Plot – The plot starts with Teesha setting a meetup with her friends for a reunion. She is nervous and excited at the same time. As one by one each friend arrives at her house. Friends join and talk about their childhood. The past is rekindled… The bitter truths and buried lies are discovered. As each one shares their story … They find the reason why their friend ‘Anandita’ killed herself at the age of 18. They are shocked and saddened by discovering the truth. Read the book to know more.

Definitely read the book. It kindled my emotions on various levels. The authors writing is bold and words are from the heart. One can see the passionate of author towards writing…he just doesn’t want to write a story…he wanted to impact the society through a good deed called Writing.

The various physical and mental changes of child’s life and how they are affected by circumstances is said in a great way.

I would definitely suggest this book to all readers irrespective of genre. Short but meaningful and heart touching read.

Rating: ✨✨✨✨✨/5

Thank you author for the book.

About the Author:

Manoj Jain has always been interested in human relationships and how they are affected by circumstances. He is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and a student of Psychology. DYSTOPIA is his fifth book. He runs his own business dealing in exports of garments.

He travels all over the globe, meets new people, hears interesting stories and these give him a deeper understanding of the way people think.