THE BLUE BELL VILLA | HSD | AUTHOR INTERVIEW

1.Can you please introduce yourself to the readers? Hi all, I am HSD, the author of The Blue Bell Villa. I am an anonymous author. I belong to Bengaluru. I do not believe in revealing too much about me. 2.Tell us about your book. The Blue Bell Villa is a book almost entirely written in train journeys. The last chapter was written on Platform # 2, Nagpur Junction at 2 am (forgot the date but the year is 2015). It is in the mystery fiction category but I personally feel that the book is beyond the genre. It has philosophical, … Continue reading THE BLUE BELL VILLA | HSD | AUTHOR INTERVIEW

IF I COULD REMEMBER | VEDANT SAXENA | BOOK REVIEW

Book- If I Could Remember Author- Vedant Saxena Neil Gaiman in his book ‘Coraline’ said:  “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.”   We talk about monsters similarly. We glorify this idea in weak minds that monsters can be defeated. It’s an illusion, to assure us nothing is impossible. No. Sometimes these monsters live among us. Breathe with us. Eat with us. Sleep with us. They never leave us alone and remain undefeated, unconquered, feeding on us, living on us; like parasites. TRIGGER WARNINGS- … Continue reading IF I COULD REMEMBER | VEDANT SAXENA | BOOK REVIEW

CONNECTED | RORI K. PIERCE | BOOK REVIEW

Book- Connected Author- Rori K. Pierce BLURB: Bethany Rollins fell hard and fast for Trevor Wade. Yet as time went by, he evolved into a dangerous manipulator who encouraged her to ditch her friends and try drugs. Fearing she’s losing herself to his toxic influence, her goal as the Homecoming dance approaches is to break free from him before she loses herself completely. Bethany’s saving grace in the midst of this is a boy she’s never met. Knowing him only as Xion949, her online friendship with the mysterious stranger has given her the confidence she needs to make the rough … Continue reading CONNECTED | RORI K. PIERCE | BOOK REVIEW

KEEP YOU FOREVER | CHHAVI SINGH | BOOK REVIEW

Book- Keep You Forever Author- Chhavi Singh When Kate said “Don’t beat yourself up because you’re falling for someone who can’t fall for you. Either we grow out of it, or it grows towards us “, I felt it. Don’t we all in some point of our life end up falling for someone we can’t have or doesn’t feel the same way about us. How can you take your mind off someone whose existence you carry inside your heart? Yes, it is difficult but what if destiny has some other plans for you. The one you have been thinking and … Continue reading KEEP YOU FOREVER | CHHAVI SINGH | BOOK REVIEW

SCARRED | RIDDHIKA JAIN | BOOK REVIEW

Book- Scarred Author- Riddhika Jian TRIGGER WARNING- THE STORY DEALS WITH SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, EVERY KIND OF ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. This book talks about some major truths of our society. The sins which are sheltered and nurtured in the name of what people will think. But doesn’t our own life, own happiness be kept over what people or society think? Scarred is not just story of Janvi Gupta but of every other person who is pushed into forced marriages, go through marital rape everyday, punished for liking people of the same sex or gender and are asked to hide their … Continue reading SCARRED | RIDDHIKA JAIN | BOOK REVIEW

WHY NOT ME ? | ANUBHAV AGRAWAL | BOOK REVIEW

Book- Why Not Me? (English Version) Author- Anubhav Agrawal Kabhi kabhi beintehaan mohabbat bhi, thodi reh jaati h…… Being a hopeless romantic isn’t easy you know coz we prefer to follow our heart more than our mind and then end up getting hurt. We get hurt coz our heart doesn’t know that we might not end up getting the same amount of love, care and attention that we give to others. Sometimes we even try to adjust according to the person we love too but adjustments happen from both sides, when they happen from only one side the relationship starts … Continue reading WHY NOT ME ? | ANUBHAV AGRAWAL | BOOK REVIEW

HOLD ME WHILE I FIX MYSELF | FATHIMA ASHAB | BOOM REVIEW

Book- Hold Me While I Fix Myself Author- Fathima Ashab When Fathima released the cover of the book, I couldn’t stop staring at it and getting mesmerized. This book is not just a collection of poems but also a collection of feelings and emotions. The writing style is so raw and beautiful that it makes you want to read those lines again and again. I could relate to the poems in so many ways- I had flashbacks, felt some pains again, re-lived some happy memories, held back tears and also found strength, hope and self love. I have so many … Continue reading HOLD ME WHILE I FIX MYSELF | FATHIMA ASHAB | BOOM REVIEW

DOPEHRI | PANKAJ KAPUR | BOOK REVIEW

Book – Dopehri (English verion) Author- Pankaj Kapur Dopehri is the story of Amma Bi or should I say Mumtaz Siddiqui who lost her identity in being the Begum of Lal Haveli. This book takes you through a simple and known journey of a woman, who loses herself, her identity in life to become a sister, wife, mother and owner of Lal Haveli. Doesn’t everyone have the right to have an identity of their own? Then why Mumtaz Siddiqui’s identity was limited to begin Amma Bi now? The writing style was quite easy flowing and engaging but I felt the … Continue reading DOPEHRI | PANKAJ KAPUR | BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MOMENTS OF LOVE | CATANA CHETWYND | BOOK REVIEW

Book Title- Little Moments of Love … a Catana comics collection Author- Catana Chetwynd Sometimes all you need is a cutesy, mushy, romantic, cozy read to make you feel warm inside.Do you ever look at your significant other and think, “wow, we have a weird relationship. If other people saw what we do, it would be odd and embarrassing”? Well every relationship has its own essence. Catana comics shows that every relationship is cute and weird in its own way and how a relationship is should only matter to the people who are in it, not the ones looking at … Continue reading LITTLE MOMENTS OF LOVE | CATANA CHETWYND | BOOK REVIEW

12 COMMANDMENTS OF BEING A WOMAN | TAHIRA KASHYAP KHURRANA | BOOK REVIEW

Book Title- 12 Commandments of Being a Woman Author- Tahira Kashyap Khurrana “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence” – Beyoncé When you are an avid reader and post reviews regularly, you start analysing every book very critically and carefully dissect it on various basis. Sometimes all we need to do is understand the book, it’s story and characters on a personal level and that’s what I did with this book.  In this book, Tahira is talking about various commandments of being a woman. The writing style is unfiltered, raw and unapologetic which keep me hooked and … Continue reading 12 COMMANDMENTS OF BEING A WOMAN | TAHIRA KASHYAP KHURRANA | BOOK REVIEW