Book Review – How to kill a billionaire.

Rating – 5 out of 5 stars.

How to kill a billionaire is a legal thriller with a well-done courtroom drama. When a famous billionaire’s son goes missing the immediate suspicion falls on the lawyer who threatened him previously. A case is registered against him but somehow it’s more than just a missing case. A conspiracy and an act of vengeance takes root and goes deep under than what it seemed.

This book doesn’t follow the usual format where you have a clear guess of the plot and other details instead it’s completely ambiguous. And as the story is told in first person narrative, you see the story unveiled in a series of events with ample focus on character arc. By the middle of the novel everything gets ramped up; the real motive, clever manipulations and a plan devised specifically to trap the people who wronged an innocent.

A thrilling and sensational book which will keep you on the edge of your seat. This isn’t like any other suspense book that I have read, yes there is a mystery presented to us but the way how the author handled the execution of the plot is simply amazing. Masterful and to be fair this book has all the great potential to become an tv series. You can do your best to find out the next move but trust me the outcome is going to be totally different. Thriller such as this can only make the reader crave for more and I’m hoping the author continues to bring forth more books such as this.
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TW : Sexual assault, strong language.

Book Review – Short stories.

Rating – 4 out of 5 stars.

Short stories by Ashwini Malhotra consists of eight short stories. Each story differs in theme while thoroughly fleshing out the characters and their narration. The writing style is easy to understand and I appreciated the author’s work from the very beginning of the first story.

To briefly summarize I would say that there are stories you’ll deeply connect with and understand them to a level of reality, the titles of these short stories are apt, following a curiosity to see how the story progresses. This collection can definitely be categorized under emotional and thoughtful read. The length of the book is short but the stories inside have a great pull as it can keep the reader glued to its pages.

A history lesson, Keshav and Dawat are few of my favorites among the collection. All the stories are weaved as simplistic interpretation of some of the daily situations and thoughts. I’d recommend this book to readers who love to read thought-provoking short stories collection.

Book Review – Fabulous Four Battle ZooZoo, the Wizard.

Book title – Fabulous Four Battle ZooZoo, the Wizard.

Author – Rajesh Talwar.

Format – Ebook.

Page count – 242 pages.

Rating – 5 out of 5 stars.

In the kingdom of Nonamia, when the king and queen are kidnapped, princess Samara will stop at nothing to get them back, safe and sound from the evil wizard. This is evil mastermind is cunning and manipulative therefore to make her rescue mission a success, she needs help.

Follow Samara as she embarks on a journey to different realms with her friends who have unique magical talents.

This book was amazing. It caught my attention from the very first page. I loved that the author while writing while writing an epic adventure kept a focus on other things such as friendship and family. It truly teaches us the importance of friendship and more importantly finding good friends who will stick with you through thick and thin. Every chapter brought out the wonderful characters with their amazing roles and it’s quite impossible not to fall in love with the story. The writing style is absolutely engaging and I don’t think any Indian fairy tale has given such an in-depth details to the story as this one. It has thoroughly explored every bit of the plot line, making it a magnificent and exciting read. Besides that, as the story progresses and The princess starts to travel to other places, each realm is absolutely grandeur with impressive detailing.

This is a must read for the adventure seekers and especially the readers who like get immersed in a world of fantasy and magic.

Book Review – Westcott High 2

Book title – Westcott High 2.
Author – Sarah Mello.
Rating – 5 out of 5 stars.

The story begins as Sonny and others waiting for the arrival of their ultimate competition. The Bella View High students are just as competitive as them and with their arrival, there are new problems for each one of them.

Sonny’s complicated life was about to get more messy. Now more than ever trust will have a crucial role to play in their lives.

With every step of the way comes a new secret. How far are all of them willing to go before someone says or does something that could jeopardize everything?

The first book was captivating and the second book is well…… magnetic, that’s the perfect word to describe it. I really enjoyed reading it. One of my favorite thing about the author is her engaging writing style. Although this is the second book, I didn’t feel any of those “sequel lacking the excitement like the previous ones or so” feelings, infact Westcott High 2 really showed us a better picture into the lives of our favorite Violets and Cobalts.

With the introduction of brand new twists and turns and a well done cliffhanger, this book has definitely me anxious to know what happens next. It should come as surprise when I say I read the whole book in just one sitting because like I said before Sarah’s writing style is a blend of perfection and anticipation.

Get ready for some pretty crazy revelations. Westcott High 2 will take your breath away and leave you speechless!

Book Review – Reflections of a soul.

A soulful collection of poetry with soothing touch of hope, love and compassion. Reflections of soul is the debut book which has definitely surpass my expectations.
This collection can be read in just one sitting or you can read a few each day for a little inspiration everyday.

The poetess urges readers to see the silver lining in every black cloud. They had an echo of instilling confidence even after finishing the book and also conveyed that you must believe in God, to feel those moments of utter delight and making memories which will be cherished in the years after. There were some poems which were focused on good vibe and reflections of the soul (hence the title)

I also adore the cover, it’s mesmerizing. Reading this poetry book will definitely lift your self-esteem and if you are interested in reading something worthy then this is a good one to begin with.

Rating – 4 out of 5 stars.

Blog tour – Half Life by Lillian Clark.

Hello everyone, I am delighted to be a part of The Fantastic Flying Book Club book tour for Half Life by Lillian Clark.

Scroll down to see my review and a few of my absolute favorite quotes from the book. Be sure to check out the tour schedule for more info.

Title – Half Life.
Author – Lillian Clark.
Genre – Young Adult, Science Fiction.
Rating – 5 out of 5 stars.

Synopsis :

An overachiever enrolls in an experimental clone study to prove that two (of her own) heads are better than one in this fast-paced, near-future adventure that’s Black Mirror meets Becky Albertalli.
There aren’t enough hours in the day for Lucille–perfectionist, overachiever–to do everything she has to do, and there certainly aren’t enough hours to hang out with friends, fall in love, get in trouble–all the teenage things she knows she should want to be doing instead of preparing for a flawless future. So when she sees an ad for Life2: Do more. Be more, she’s intrigued.
The company is looking for beta testers to enroll in an experimental clone program, and in the aftermath of a series of disappointments, Lucille is feeling reckless enough to jump in. At first, it’s perfect: her clone, Lucy, is exactly what she needed to make her life manageable and have time for a social life. But it doesn’t take long for Lucy to become more Lucy and less Lucille, and Lucille is forced to stop looking at Lucy as a reflection and start seeing her as a window–a glimpse at someone else living her own life, but better. Lucy does what she really wants to, not what she thinks she should want to, and Lucille is left wondering how much she was even a part of the perfect life she’d constructed for herself. Lucille wanted Lucy to help her relationships with everyone else, but how can she do that without first rectifying her relationship with herself?

My Review :

The story follows sixteen year Lucille Harper, who is constantly labelled as an overachiever. She weigh almost everything logically, facts over emotions. Then one day everything begins to change as she enroll herself in an advanced experimental program. The company, Life2 is a multi billion dollar company making exceptional progress on scientific advancements with a prime focus on cloning. And Lucille happens to be an ideal candidate for this.

Lucille expected her life to get simpler. With Lucy, her clone, everything was supposed to be manageable. But as the story progresses, Lucy starts to develop her separate traits from that of Lucille, becoming more like an individual.

What happens when Life2 finds out? Monitoring Lucy’s every emotion, the company is extremely protective of their investment. And troubles are just getting started for both of them.

I am an avid science fiction reader, whenever I see a sci-fi book, I immediately make it my priority to read it. I was genuinely intrigued by the blurb of Half Life, it sounded fascinating and ultimate verdict – it did not disappoint. I think the concept was awesome and the author took time in fleshing out the characters as well as the plot to their potential. I could highly related to Lucille and when people described her as an overachiever I felt so furious because there is no harm in having an ambition. I also like the scientific terminologies and technological advancements that were included in the story which made it a wholesome Sci-Fi novel.

I was completely immersed in the story and by the time I reached the second half of the book, it was unputdownable.

Half Life was one of the most exciting read of 2020 and I enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommend it!

Favorite Quotes :

“Because maybe the foundation of your life shifted, but it did so gradually. Quietly.

“Swimming with that current of expectations but feeling like someday soon, I’ll finally be able to touch the bottom, and maybe even stand.”

The world is a remarkably predictable place.

About the author :

Lillian Clark, a graduate of the University of Wyoming, grew up riding horses, climbing trees, and going on grand imaginary adventures in the small-town West. She’s worked as a lifeguard, a camp counselor, and a Zamboni driver, but found her eternal love working as a bookseller at an independent bookstore. Now living in Teton Valley, Idaho with her husband, son, and two giant dogs, she spends her time reading almost anything and writing books for teens.

Website: https://lillianjclark.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17343003.Lillian_Clark

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/lillianjclark

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lillianclarkauthor/

Giveaway :

Win a copy of HALF LIFE and THE IMMORAL CODE by Lillian Clark.(US only)

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Ends: 23rd June 2020

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Blog Tour Schedule : https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2020/04/tour-schedule-half-life-by-lillian-clark.html

Book links :

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51202862-half-life

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525580506/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theunoaddboof-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0525580506&linkId=9eac8caaa872fa0f5e271618d9fb1b6f

Barnes and Noble – https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/half-life-lillian-clark/1134237417?ean=9780525580508

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/half-life/id1484298172


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Google Play Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lillian_Clark_Half_Life?id=euO3DwAAQBAJ&hl=en_US

Book Review – The story begins at the end.

Book title – The story begins at the end.
Author – Sujay.
Format – E-book.
Rating – 4 out of 5 stars.

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The story begins at the end is a collection of sixteen stories which follows the various interpretation of love. Every story depicts the meaning of love in its own way and the readers will get pull into narration as soon as they begin reading. The writing style was lucid and captivating. Among these my favorite was True love : Stranger than fiction. This one was really good.

What I absolutely loved about this collection apart from the smooth narration is the vivid atmospheric description. Each story carried a rich and imaginative scenery. The author, in my opinion knew the best way to tell a story which will not make the characters real but also their emotions. Meanwhile, the theme of love has been vastly explored rather than keeping it bounded to just a few words.

Having said that, this stories collection is definitely worth give a shot if you are a reader who enjoys this genre. A few stories were a little bit difficult to follow but most of them were worth reading.

Book Review – The Wife Stalker.

The wife stalker is a domestic thriller that follows Joanna, a lovely mother and a dedicated wife. While things weren’t exactly peachy in her marriage, still she’s was happy with Leo, her husband until Piper arrived. New in town, Piper gets close to Leo despite knowing the facts. Soon enough Joanna is struggling to keep everything stable because apparently Leo wants her out of his life.

Right from the beginning, something about Piper seemed off. She wasn’t exactly forthcoming about past. As Joanna digs deeper, she discovers dark secrets about her replacement which were proof enough that Piper was not to be trusted.

The story continues it becomes clear that not everything is as it seems. Surely Piper waltzed in the blissful lives of The Drakos but oddly she wasn’t the only cause for their separation.

The wife stalker is the latest release by the sisters duo who previously wrote some of the best thriller books. I was excited to read this and the ending was so unexpected….. I was staring at the last page thinking “what the hell just happened?”

I was expecting an unpredictable twist and I got it but there happens to be a part where I felt a bit disappointed. You see when an author introduces a plot twist it should not blur with the storyline and it definitely should not leave plot holes unless there are plans of a following sequel or spin-off novel. That’s where I felt the discontinuity in the narration.

Overall I think it was a solid 4 out of 5 stars and I hope this gets picked for a tv series or movie adaptation.

Book Review – Tarikshir.

Book title – Tarikshir The Awakening.
Author – Khayaal Patel.
Format – Ebook.
Page count – 332 pages.

Rating – 4 out of 5 stars.

The story follows the prince of Devgarh, Rudra who is now crowned as the king after his father’s demise. While trying to navigate through the responsibilities of the kingdom, he learns certain things that would oddly explain the things that has been happening. As his turmoil and suspicion grows so does the mystery of the uncertainty which hangs like the sword of Damocles.

The book had a backstory which was essentially a build up to the main narration. I’d recommend going into the book without knowing much because Tarikshir is a book that feasts on the reader’s imagination because each event in the book reflects the mounting mystery. The cover of the book definitely made sense as I stated reading. Another thing that capture my attention was the mythological element. It was retained throughout the book as there are a lot of things that happens and I specifically left those portions because I believe there are potentially deemed as spoilers.

I was absolutely fascinated with the storyline. The characters were well developed and it was amazing to see secrets unravel in a curious chain of events.

Amazon – Tarikshir: The Awakening https://www.amazon.in/dp/938757850X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_887ZEbNM2620Q

Book Review – Sakina.

Book title – Sakina.

Author – Sabina Samad.

Format – PDF.

Page count – 78 pages.

Rating – 5 out of 5 stars.

The book contains thoughts on good vibe, beliefs and positive approach towards the difficulties and hurdles in lives. Reading this will definitely boost your confidence levels as the author’s words encourages the readers to never give up or loose hope and most importantly learn to love yourself and believe in the power of forgiveness.

While the book focus on elevating the burdens of feeling incompetent, it doesn’t forget that the journey is long and harbouring grudges will only harm your own state of mind, therefore suggesting to show your humanity.

I loved the writing style, it was lucid and interesting as well. Sakina is a wonderful book that’s a must read, in my opinion. Highly recommend!