The Chapter Black

#qotd : What do you think should be the punishment for people who indulge in throwing acid?

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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐✨/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Blurb

The story opens in a hospital where we see a beautiful girl with unfortunate fate is bought in the critically burnt area section. After losing her parents, Alishbah and her sister Inayah alongwith the former’s lover Arzan live together- merrily , supporting each other against all odds. Just when their cruel uncle Zafar comes into play and tortures them to the utmost level in order to capture their inheritance. From barbaric behaviour to sexual assault wasn’t enough to satiate him when he decides to throw acid on poor Alishbah’s face- marring her beautiful image alongwith her sanity and life as a whole. Now she becomes alone. The person who proclaimed to love her the most in the world denies having met her in his entire life, turning down and shooing away all his responsibilities. Will Alishbah be able to fight for her rights and gain back her sanity? Will she be able to go back to her normal life? How will she survive without her loved ones? Read the book to unleash these answers

My review

⚖️ A bold and sympathetic attempt on the author’s side

⚖️ Every feeling is extremely detailed- sometimes making it unbearable to imagine the sight and plight of the acid survivor

⚖️ Characters touch the soul with no extra ornamentation

⚖️ It has the potential to make you emotionally unstable at times realising the pain that one can go through

⚖️ Must read

⚖️ Plot is well sketched

⚖️ Cinematographic effect is well looming over the chapters

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The Mind Game

#qotd : Favourite Netflix series

Thank you for the review copy Devika Das.💖

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This non fiction self help books is a lot different from other monotonous self help books that we usually avoid. It’s more like a self awareness hand guide. I loved the way it’s written.
The book is divided into six sections broadly:

▶️ Steps to master and handle emotions

▶️ Analysis of people

▶️ How to live better with less ( satisfaction pro)

▶️ Go happy go lucky

▶️ Anger management

▶️ How to have a happy workplace

Covering a lot of topics on mental health and well being, this book makes us question our life patterns and one can find really easy and practical answers to trivial pursuits of life. The last part of the book on happy workplace I feel is so important that everyone nowadays needs it the most. It deals with how to understand people better and analysis of dealings at your workplace with leadership skills; thus having a better career and satisfaction with our job.

Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

❇️ Written in a really simple language

❇️ No long monotonous monitoring with useless empathetic philosophies

❇️ Acts like a perfect handbook

❇️ The advices are practical and rational

❇️ The cover is relatable to the topics discussed in the book

❇️ Includes the precious views of many known psychologists

❇️ Not some redundant book but a lot of research and homework has been done on it

My advice will be read the book thoroughly with a lot of time if you ever intend to read it anyway.💖

DareDreamers

Thank you The Bookoholics for the review copy of this wonderful book.

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#qotd : Which Disney Princess is your favourite ?

#aotd : Mine is Rapunzel from Tangled

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Rating : ⭐⭐⭐✨/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

A new book with a very new concept that is a startup of superheroes who intend to save millions of lives. Rasiq is an investment banker who is very frustrated with his work and was also frustrated with his college life despite his typical abilities of IIT & IIM. Leaving his job at the investment banking sector after two tiresome years, he forms a team of five uniquely talented people who have not done very well in the mainstream upholsterers of life.

The five unique people are:

  • Halka : An extremely strong man like Mr. Incredible
  • Nick : A crazy fun inventor like Tony Stark and also a college friend
  • Arjun : A shooting champion
  • Natasha : A Bollywood stunt woman
  • Dr. Vyom : a medical expert
  • Rasiq : The mastermind behind the startup. 🛑

The book is an action packed book which talks about a team of misfits who decide to dedicate their lives to rescue people from unforeseen and unfortunate accidents. The journey from putting the idea together, looking for prospective clients, keeping the company pact together alongwith the internal struggles seems like a metaphor for any new start up ( just like competition in the market starts to bring the company down). Will Rasiq be successful as an entrepreneur? Will the company sustain the pressures of the market and flourish?

❇️The plot is unique and I’ve never heard of this type of plot ever save the marvel or DC movies.

❇️The narration is great with the father son duo doing a great job.

❇️The small love story made it’s own space.

❇️The language is easy and easily comprehensive.

❇️Pace is moderate.

Endurer

#qotd : Do you feel safe out on streets at night?

Blurb :

Palak is a teenager in college who has lost her mother and doesn’t seem to have a great relationship with her father. She enjoys her life to the fullest where she indulges in party, drinks, friends and drugs. On her birthday, on the way of her friends and herself going for a party they mess up with a humongous man who later befriends the lot and takes them to a rave party. The next morning Palak finds herself raped and the story begins. The situation worsens when the rape sex tape gets released and she has no idea how to handle the situation. The society disown her, even her own friends who had accompanied her to the party. It’s disheartening when there are fingers being raised on her character. She has hallucinations and fights for sanity everyday. Later she finds that the rapists were her own college students.

Review

🛑 Hats off to the author for picking up such a sensitive issue for a book

🛑 Beautifully written with fast pace

🛑 Relatable plot

🛑 Questioning society is done well in a facade

🛑 Descriptions of the situations despite the author being a male is done very well

Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tarikshir – The Awakening

I’m extremely thankful to The Book Genie program for giving me the opportunity to review such a great book.

#qotd : What do you think is more important in life – righteousness or diplomacy?

There are deep secrets other than himself (Ravana) or his powers in Lanka.

Who has been Awakened by the greedy monkey?

Why did the surreal power get enraged by someone meddling with the spoils of the war?

In the mighty state of Rajasthan (erstwhile during British India) lies a small princely state which is the last citadel of resistance for the British in India. The king of the state King Ravindra ( the ruler of Devangarh) who is overpowered by his irrational arrogance decides to fight the white men, turning a deaf ear to his Vazir who later abandons him in being humiliated. The prince Rudra becomes perplexed and eventually gives into his father’s prerogative.

On the night before the war King Ravindra is murdered and unrest follows through the entire kingdom. Rudra ascends the throne and is yet to prove himself as a perfect ruler.

The British are way too many and the Rajputs are outnumbered. The King’s death suddenly doesn’t seem to be accidental at all, the appearance of a hooded stranger and series of deaths across the regime spread panic across the kingdom. Rudra must defeat the foreign army and investigate the deaths including his father’s, in the process unearthing some dark secrets.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

History+ Mythology+ Fiction= Tarikshir

☣️ The plot is something very new that I’ve read recently.

☣️ The pace is fast not making me tired even for a moment.

☣️ For the first time in my life did I read the prologue with so much interest.

☣️ The cover is beautiful and attractive, suggestive of some impending doom.

☣️ The characterization and development of all the characters is remarkable.

☣️ The plot has a detailed description making the readers easier to understand the situation and absence of vague apertures, giving the plot a cinematographic effect.

☣️ The uncanny and twisted climax wasn’t expected and left me in awe for the imagination of the writer.

☣️ The writing style was great with no loopholes. In the end everything made sense.

It’s a devoir recommendation for everyone out there.

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Earth To Centauri Book I

#qotd : Favourite marvel character

Well mine is Thor 💖

Thank you so much Kumar L for the review copy.

Blurb: ( I’m not going to let out whole)

It’s year 2117. It seems India has made immense progress in the fields of science and technology especially space science. The book opens with our beloved protagonist Captain Anara and her team lieutenant Manisha and commander Ryan among others who newly constructed spaceship called Anatariksh reach the source of a signal near the star proxima Centauri. The signal seems to come from a spaceship which was launched in the year 1977. The team gears up for meeting the aliens and extraterrestrial life but before that Captain Anara must clear some life threatening and mission threatening obstacles including an artificial intelligence and an inexplicable radiation. At the near end she finds there are deep secrets of the mission of Voyager I of 1977.

Review:

🛸 I loved the technical aspects of the book.

🛸 I’d love to read the second part.

🛸 The cover is beautiful.

🛸 Amazing imagination with short chapters making it easier for the readers to digest facts and references.

🛸 The author has done immense research. New terms have also been introduced.

🛸 Despite being a complicated concept the author has done a wonderful job by his simple narration which has an everlasting effect.

Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

My Mute Girlfriend

#qotd : What is that one quality you’d long in your partner for a healthy relationship?

Firstly thank you so much Himanshu Rai for the review copy of this beautiful book which literally made me cry. Trishita you were right about the emotion of the book.

Blurb: The story revolves around Rohan, a telecom engineer who is in love with his dear classmate Vaidehi ( beautiful name for the character). He had loved Navya from school but was mesmerized by Vaidehi when they met at Jabalpur at college. They were sharing a beautiful relationship with each other and were very much in love. One fine day she suddenly distanced herself from him and stopped talking. That day he felt like he had lost her smile, her friendship and her voice but believed her to be his mute girlfriend in his heart of hearts.

He then gets posted at Meerut as a telecom professional. Everyday as a scheduled routine he misses her and wonders what was the reason behind her distancing from himself. Despite always standing beside him in no matter what situations she remained his mute girlfriend (though she couldn’t distance himself from his eyes and her eyes reflected love immensely.)

One fine day after five long years he receives a SMS from her but before he could reply his phone gets damaged and he roams in his memories to narrate a tale to the readers. Next you’ve to read the story to find out whether she genuinely loved him or was it just a phase that they both were passing through.

Review:

1️⃣ If you’ve ever loved someone especially unrequited you’ll miss that person.

2️⃣ Apart from some really cheesy parts I loved the book as whole. Some love stories are beautifully incomplete.

3️⃣ The power which assumption plays in destroying relationships plays a vital role.

4️⃣ Thumbs down for the cover which I think could have been a bit more catchy and appealing.

Rating : ⭐⭐⭐✨/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟