In the remote village of Bhata, eons ago a prophecy was made. One that promised the birth of hell in Bhata. One that claimed that the hell would then spread from Bhata to the rest of the world. Many centuries went by and people forgot all about it. Until one day, the prophecy started to unravel the darkness that was promised to Bhata.
Viraj and Jhanak plan to take a short weekend trip to the nearby town of Mansol in Himachal Pradesh. But something sinister lurks in the very villa that they have chosen for their getaway. Danger lurks around the corner and very soon their lives would never be the same.
Sushant Gupta, an archeologist, finds the church that houses Jesus’s remains but at the same location, he also finds an ominous-looking doll that goes by the name Putli. Very soon, the locals start experiencing weird and sinister encounters that hint at a darker power at play.
1984 is not just an anxious story about the state and the use of its unfair means to do as it pleases, but also about human relations with one another. A story where parents can’t trust their own children, a colleague can’t sit with another colleague, a story about extensive inequality, and a story of an utter betrayal by your own instincts.
The intriguing mystery that surrounds the old haunted mansion on the Vypeen Island unravels itself gradually sucking the reader in its mysterious depths. It is a kind of story that stays with you long after you are done reading the book.
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is a book that deserves every bit of the hype that it is currently getting. It is a clever twist on traditional vampire fiction; one that seems like a perfect combination of Desperate Housewives and Dracula.
The Green Room is a pretty decent book for somebody looking for mild horror. Set in a centuries old boarding school of Nainital, the book certainly gets the backdrop right. After all, there is something hauntingly beautiful about the lonely forests and the desolate roads of Himalayan towns.
Divided into 23 chapters, Indigo Awakening is a grim yet exciting read into the topsy-turvy world of a woman who has been suffering from the feeling of being visited by apparitions at night time. It all makes for a highly unpredictable narrative that seems to find no proper solution.
Rajeev Singh’s The Erotic Muse is a tale of the struggle of the protagonist as he tries to rise above his middling to look for true companionship and motive for life. This seductive fiction has a dose of supernatural elements as well as romance as it confronts social and personal problems.
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 Few musings A happy change that I have only recently started noticing in Indian novels is that an increasing number of authors are now exploring diverse genres. There was once a time when every second Indian book that I read spoke about budding […]
THEME: 4/5 STORIES: 4/5 WRITING STYLE:3.5/5 SPOOKY QUOTIENT: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 One of the first books that we reviewed on bookGeeks was Manish Mahajan’s The Disappearance of Tejas Sharma. The book was a good read and we liked it immensely. Now, after more than 4 years I got the opportunity to read Manish’s 2nd […]