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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline | Book Review

November 8, 2016

Ready Player One | Ernest Cline | Book Review

By Bhavna Anil

PLOT: 4.5/5 

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5 

WRITING STYLE: 2/5 

CLIMAX: 3.5/5 

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 

There is nothing quite as irksome as a promising book that fails to deliver. Despite its potential, Ernest Cline’s poorly executed science fiction/fantasy debut…

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane | Neil Gaiman | Book Review

September 11, 2016

The Ocean at the End of the Lane | Neil Gaiman | Book Review

By Bhavna Anil

PLOT: 4/5 

CHARACTERS: 5/5  

WRITING STYLE: 5/5  

CLIMAX: 4/5  

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5  

A little boy. An unnamed monster. Birds from an unnamed realm which feed on said unnamed monster. A woman so old that she witnessed the Big Bang. A…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne | Book Review

August 11, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

FORMAT: 2/5

MEETING EXPECTATIONS: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

After so many years, Harry Potter fans had something to look forward to – a new adventure, a new thrill, a brand new story but alas, we…

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The Quest | Dani Hoots | Book Review

September 10, 2015

The Quest | Dani Hoots | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

The Quest by Dani Hoots is the first part in the Sanshlian series and is the story of a young girl Arcadia who lives on the planet Garvner along with her brother Rik and her d…

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Miss Mabel's School for Girls | Katie Cross | Book Review

July 14, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Before I start this review I must state one single fact – that which says that I am a complete Harry Potter fan and hence my loving this book was a predestined thing. How? We…

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Sniffer Boys : Adventure of the Lost Reserve | Vivek Gadre | Book Review

June 21, 2015

Sniffer Boys : Adventure of the Lost Reserve | Vivek Gadre | Book ReviewBy Mahesh Sowani

PLOT - 3/5

 

CHARACTERS 3/5


WRITING STYLE - 4/5

 

THE CLIMAX 3/5

 

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT - 4/5

 

Sniffer boys adventure of the lost reserve comes as a pleasant surprise. This small book is a story about four boys Sagar, Manish, Rishi and Gaurav. …

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J | Howard Jacobson | Book Review

May 20, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

When you mention Howard Jacobson, you have to mention it with at least some degree of awe and reverence. This is because the author has to his credit the famous Man booker prize w…

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Shatru Kronikles Book-1 | Sai Vadhan | Book Review

April 23, 2015

Shatru Kronikles Book-1 |  Sai Vadhan | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5        

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Writing a fantasy fiction is no cakewalk. It takes elephantine courage and an equally gargantuan imagination to come up with something which can be garnished and s…

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The Purpose of You in this World is for Me | Santosh Deshpande | Book Review

July 31, 2014

the purpose of you in this world is for me santosh deshpande book reviewBy for BSC Publishers

PLOT: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

If I talk about young adult fiction, there are not many Indian authors who you can boast about. In a world ruled by the likes of twilight and the vampire academies, this genr…

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The Devil's Gate: An Impossible Journey | Deepak Kripal | Book Review

June 6, 2014

the devils gate deepak kripal book review

By for Deepak Kripal

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

It takes courage to write on concepts and notions which rarely catch the fancy of other writers. Even if one does choose to settle down to an ‘unheard-of’ theme, it take…

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The Finisher | David Baldacci | Book Review

May 17, 2014

the finisher david baldacci book review

By for Pan Macmillan

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

I have never read a David Baldacci before, but from what I could gather from so many of my fellow book lovers is that he is indeed a master craftsman of words. Unfortunatel…

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Adarra | Sophia John | Book Review

February 26, 2014

adarra sophia john book review

By  for Sophia John

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

We live in a world of brutal realities. Every day we struggle, not to make ends meet, but to compete and compete till the last breath. Therefore, in this rat race of a life…

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Age of Hiblisk | Sumukh Naik | Book Review

January 2, 2014

age of hiblisk sumukh naik book review

By  for Sumukh Naik

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Fantasy is probably the most arduous of all the genres for an author to write because he/she does not have the luxury of using an already existing place/location. The entire worl…

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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins | Book Review

November 25, 2013

catching fire suzanne collins book review

By  for Scholastic

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

The second book of the Hunger Games series is as captivating and gripping as its prequel. As the young fighter Katniss Everdeen yet again proves her mettle in the Hunger…

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Chakra: Chronicles of the Witch Way | Ritu Lalit | Book Review

November 19, 2013

chakra ritu lalit book review

By  for Author's Empire

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Supernatural is always an interesting topic to read on. There is the element of intrigue, and at the end of the book, depending on how the story ends, you always feel good to know …

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Midnight Breed Series | Lara Adrian | Book Review

October 9, 2013

midnight breed series lara adrian book review

By Rohinee (Guest)

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Fiction that deals with paranormal protagonists and antagonists seems to be a popular trend in the present times. Like a domino effect, but without an exact known causation, the …

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The Guardians of Karma | Mohan Vizhakat | Book Review

September 7, 2013

the guardians of karma mohan vizhakat book review

By  for Srishti Publishers

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

Mythology is a subject of interpretation. Indian mythologies like Ramayana and Mahabharata have been decoded and re-written many times and in many different ways ov…

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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins | Book Review

August 26, 2013

the hunger games suzanne collins book  review

By for Scholastic

PLOT: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

It was the year 2012 and I was cooling my heels off at my family home in Agra. With little to work my hands on, I was desperately relying on Facebook and the ‘Game of Thron…

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Thundergod: The Ascendance of Indra | Rajiv Menon | Book Review

August 17, 2013

thundergod the ascendance of indra rajiv menon book review

By for Westland Books

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Among the plethora of mythological fiction authors that have swarmed the local bookstores and online retailers, some manage to make their mark in the world of literature,…

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The Fire Chronicle | John Stephens | Book Review

August 16, 2013

the fire chronicle the books of beginning john stephens book review

By for Knopf Books

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Fantasy fiction is a tricky thing to write. Not only does it require imagination on the part of the author, he/she should also be able to translate it onto paper effectively so that t…

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