THIS IS NOT YOUR STORY BY SAVI SHARMA

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This  is the second much hyped, well marketed  book by Savi Sharma, that I happened to read this month. Even thought it’s a little better than it predecessor I don’t think I will be reading any more books from her.

 

STUFF ON THE BACKCOVER SAYS

Shaurya, a CA student. This is his story of following his dreams.
Miraya, an interior designer. This is her story of believing in love.
Anubhav, an aspiring entrepreneur. This is his story of giving life another chance.

After her record-breaking debut novel Everyone Has A Story, Savi Sharma tells a transforming tale of courage, hope and self-discovery

 

PLOT IN SHORT

The plot is on the same lines as her previous book – people trying to chase dreams.. various problems pop up..which leads to a period of sadness/depression..then hope/love is found through friend’s encouragement and boom..finally follow your dream and find true love.

 

THE GOOD

  • The language is better than the previous book

 

THE BAD

  • Predictable story line
  • Unbelievable how 3 people become friends with a drunk suicidal guy after saving him
  • Repetitive use of words-‘this is not your story’ really got to me
  • Anubhav’s character was the weakest link of this book with poor character development and unrealistic storyline.

MY THOUGHTS

I personally feel the book would be much better with more fleshed out background story  for Anubhav. Over all it’s a so-so book to be read .It wont hurt to give this one a miss.

MY RATINGS

2/5

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Book Review-MRS FUNNYBONES BY TWINKLE KHANNA

IMG_20171107_105806A collection of funny observations about everyday life through Twinkle Khanna’s eyes is what this book is all about .

So if your looking for any gossip or BTS of her superstar husbands life, you wont find any of that. You will however find a book full of short breezy chapters in acceptable English written in a casual tone that will make you chuckle,smile and maybe even laugh and help you relax after a tiring day. I found it refreshing to read a book written in a self depreciating style  by a Indian Celeb.

 

Give it a try if you want something of a ‘fluff’ to read.

MY RATINGS

2.5/5

 

Book Review-EVERYONE HAS A STORY BY SAVI SHARMA

I picked up this Amazon bestseller to achieve my goal of reading more Indian English Literature and boy was I disappointed.

 

STUFF ON THE BACKCOVER SAYS

Meera, a fledgling writer who is in search of a story that can touch millions of lives.

Vivaan, assistant branch manager at Citibank, who dreams of travelling the world.

Kabir, a café manager who desires something of his own. Nisha, the despondent café customer who keeps secrets of her own.

Everyone has their own story, but what happens when these four lives are woven together?

Pull up a chair in Kafe Kabir and watch them explore friendship and love, writing their own pages of life from the cosy café to the ends of the world

 

PLOT IN SHORT

A boy. A girl. Their friend’s rich and poor love story. Boy is broken because of his lost love. Girl is bubbly.Boy is serious. Boy leaves. Girl gets depressed. Boy realizes his love. He comes back and tells his dramatic past. Girl runs away. Gets into an accident. Goes into a coma. Boy confesses his love. Girl opens her eyes.

 

 

THE GOOD

  • Some inspirational talk in between

 

THE BAD

  • The language is very simple
  • Only two characters are given the limelight
  • The story is unrealistic so many times

 

 

MY THOUGHTS

I have two main questions as to how can anyone chase someone for a story just because they look good and second why would any Indian parent not come to see their coma stricken daughter is beyond me. I did not like this book at all. Any one looking for an inspirational romance book with absolutely nothing else to do can go for this book.

 

MY RATINGS

1.5/5

 

 

Book review – MORRIGANS CROSS,DANCE OF GODS,VALLEY OF SCILENCE (THE CIRCLE TRILOGY) BY NORA ROBERTS

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I have never really been a Nora Roberts fan neither have I ever jumped the vampire bandwagon but I surprisingly enjoyed this trilogy especially the last book.

Stuff on the back cover says

Number-one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers an extraordinary new trilogy—an epic tale that breaks down the boundaries between reality and the otherworldly, while forging together the passions of the men and women caught in a battle for the fate of humanity

 

Plot in short

Take rich vampire
one serious sorcerer
one  creative witch
one studious queen
one happy go lucky shape shifter
one tomboyish vampire slayer
= the circle of six

Vs

A hot and evil vampire queen

And her army of undead

Along with a dark wizard

ROUND  1 (MORRIGANS CROSS)

The circle meet and greet and try to fit in together

In typical NR fashion one couple falls in love and marries(Hoyt and Glenna)

ROUND 2 (DANCE OF GODS)

The bonds and strengthened,new love is found (Larkin and Blair)

Preparations are made,training continues

ROUND 3

Home run..Moira proves what shes made of

Cian and Moira fall in love

Triumph on the battle field

Love lost and found !

The good

Enough action with love and nicely paced

The bad

Typical NR, the battle wasn’t satisfying

My Thoughts

A nice series to read for people whole still want some vampire love stories. Also a good read for people into supernatural /fantasy romance.

My Ratings

3.5/5

Book review – EASY BY TAMMARA WEBBER

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One of the easy breezy enjoyable books to read especially for the college crowd

Stuff on the backcover says

Rescued by a stranger.

Haunted by a secret

Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her saviour…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of  love.
A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

Plot in short

The story of Jacquline and Lucas will keep give the satisfaction of having read a good young adult romance along with a great social message.The serious topic of college molestation and sexual assault has been handled well.

 

The good

A light read

Great message

Enjoyable with correct amount of love humor and maturity

The bad

Word building not so great

Something was amiss in this good crossover book

 

My Thoughts

A nice medium paced book to read without the usual teenage sloppy drama.

This one is for the romance lover and girl power lover as well

My Ratings

3.5/5