In this book, the writing was simple, comprehensive, interactive. I would go so far as to say it was the ideal kind of writing I look for in dystopian or science fictions: perfectly explanatory (to a layman like me) but also lively. The same sort of writing carries on throughout the book.
Feral (Many Lives #1) is the story of a young girl Maya who lives in a world where humans and hybrids co-exist. She is a human but has been brought up by a group of hybrids living in Bombay. After learning this, she sets out in search of her true parents. What she uncovers in the process is truly surprising.
रणक्षेत्रम: प्रथम खंड की रचना उत्कर्ष श्रीवास्तव ने की है। यह कहानी हमें ले जाती है एक ऐसे काल में जहाँ असुर, देवता, नाग तथा मनुष्य एक साथ निवास करते हैं। यह उस युग की कहानी है जहाँ वामन अवतार द्वारा राक्षस महाबली को पाताल भेजने के उपरांत असुरों का मानव जाति पर दबाव काफी कम हो चुका है।
The story of Sinners – The Dawn of Kalki starts dramatically with the blood–curdling screams of notorious prisoners in the Tihar Jail of India as they are choked to death by an invisible force. The reason for this bloodshed: A twelve-year-old boy in a yogic stance!
Charlie isn’t really happy with the way her life is going. She lives with her aunt in an isolated cabin in the woods which much to Charlie’s disappointment is far away from everything she cares about – civilization, friends, and life. Her life changes when one day her aunt is kidnapped by vampires and Charlie has no clue whatsoever.Until now, she never knew that vampires existed.
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Who is Kalki? Kalki, as can be gauged from the aforementioned lines, is the prophesied 10th avatar of Lord Vishnu who will take… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Anand Neelakantan’s “The Rise of Sivagami” (Book 1) is a prequel to the epic Indian movie “Bahubali: The Beginning”. The film’s director S.S…. [Continue Reading]
STORY: 4/5 BOOK COVER: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 ILLUSTRATIONS: 3/5 ADVENTURE QUOTIENT: 4/5 As in my earlier review, I told that a monster takes away the children’s mother and the story of book one about how… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 I live in the small town of Hosapete near Hampi in Karnataka. There aren’t many choices available to buy books here and so,… [Continue Reading]
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 “Ready Player… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 2/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5 CLIMAX: 2/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 One look at “The Ghost Writer” and it is quite easy to dismiss the unappealing cover but when you bother to read the… [Continue Reading]
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 girl who has been 11 years old for an uncertain period of time. A… [Continue Reading]