CRIME BEYOND 22 YARDS

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During the summer of 2000, Delhi Police brought allegations of match-fixing against the South African skipper Hansie Cronje. Though he denied the allegations to start with, Cronje later went on to reveal shocking truths. The confessions of a bookie in India then went on to shake the foundations of valour and gallantry that the game of cricket stands for. Before long, the scandal spread its tentacles all over the world. Crime Beyond 22 Yardsis a fast-paced reality thriller that throws light on the biggest international scandal in the game of cricket, how heroes turned overnight into villains, and how there was tragic redemption at the end of this sordid saga.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

Sourabh is the author of the psychological thriller In the Shadows of Death: A Detective Agni Mitra Thriller that has been receiving accolades from readers, book critics and the mainstream national media. His earlier works include the immensely popular Kindle e-booksNargis Through my Summers and Loves Lost, also available in one volume as Romance Shorts, which is a collection of four unconventional romantic short stories. His short stories have been published in e-magazinesUnder the Bed, eFiction andRomance.

A recipient of the Golden Pen Award in the Monsoon Romance Contest 2014 for his story “The Girl of My Monsoons” organized by Sulekha.com and judged by an eminent panel of literary luminaries, Sourabh has also been featured in Flokka’s list of 30 all-time great quotes on soul-mates.
An Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer, in his day-job, Sourabh works in a senior leadership position in a global technology company. Author of several publications on emerging trends in business and technology, Sourabh speaks regularly in various national and global conferences and technology summits.
A keen observer of human behaviour and cultural diversities, Sourabh loves travelling and has travelled across USA and various countries in Europe and Asia. An avid reader of fiction, Sourabh is equally passionate about photography, movies and music.

MY REVIEW :

Crime Beyond 22 Yards is a book that will tempt you to read it as soon as you read the blurb of the book. If you are a huge cricket fan, I am sure you are not going to waste a second and start reading the book. The cover of the book has been designed beautifully and the title does full justice to the storyline of the book. Being myself a huge cricket fan, I was surprised and shocked after reading this book. As the book is based on true stories, while reading I felt that if I would not have read this book; I would have never know about these scandals. Betting and Match Fixing is the most common word in the field of cricket and the book holds many hidden secrets of it. The author did a good research before penning down the stories. The language of the book is lucid and the author has very well narrated the story. The best thing is it is a short read but one won’t find that the author is jumping from one place to another quickly. The pace has been maintained well by the author. Overall, I would recommend this book to all the mystery lover and cricket fans.

RATING : 5/5

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LOVE BEYOND 22 YARDS

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Bollywood and Cricket, the two religions that unite Indians across the globe. When they come together, the attraction is magnetic. Through the years, heroes on the field have been bowled over by silver screen goddesses. Some of them broke conventions and defied societal norms. Love Beyond 22 Yards is a collection of immortal, true love stories between cricketers and Bollywood divas, who dared to fight against the world for their love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

Sourabh is the author of the psychological thriller In the Shadows of Death: A Detective Agni Mitra Thriller that has been receiving accolades from readers, book critics and the mainstream national media. His earlier works include the immensely popular Kindle e-booksNargis Through my Summers and Loves Lost, also available in one volume as Romance Shorts, which is a collection of four unconventional romantic short stories. His short stories have been published in e-magazinesUnder the Bed, eFiction andRomance.

A recipient of the Golden Pen Award in the Monsoon Romance Contest 2014 for his story “The Girl of My Monsoons” organized by Sulekha.com and judged by an eminent panel of literary luminaries, Sourabh has also been featured in Flokka’s list of 30 all-time great quotes on soul-mates.
An Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer, in his day-job, Sourabh works in a senior leadership position in a global technology company. Author of several publications on emerging trends in business and technology, Sourabh speaks regularly in various national and global conferences and technology summits.
A keen observer of human behaviour and cultural diversities, Sourabh loves travelling and has travelled across USA and various countries in Europe and Asia. An avid reader of fiction, Sourabh is equally passionate about photography, movies and music.

MY REVIEW :

Love Beyond 22 Yards is a collection of stories of love between a cricketer and Bollywood beauties. The cover of the book has been perfectly designed keeping the theme of the book in mind.The title of the book is apt. I feel no other title would have done justice to this book. Every story of this book is inspiring. No matter how popular the characters of this book is in real life, even they had to face the problems and fight against the society for their love. The six love stories has their own beauty and their own fights but while reading one feels that it all is happening to someone close to them. The book is based on true love stories and that’s what catch more attention. The author has beautifully woven each story and the use of simple language is just commendable. I am recommending this book to everyone because either you would be either a fan of cricket or of Bollywood.

RATING : 5/5

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ALL THAT IS UNSEEN

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All That Is Unseen, all that never really blossomed under the sky of truth. Embracing the voices coming from within and when these personalities started interlacing with each other, everything fades. The storm of facts started unfolding the time Nasia interceded for Arav’s nightmare, for he didn’t know whether what seems to be real is actually there or is an illusion from within his own mind, anymore. It’s amusing that, how unreal the truth can become-how one feels about being unchained to fly but having short lived freedom- how one believes the seen but later encountered to be a game of betrayal, an elaborate set of unreal illusions that wheeled to destruction..

MY REVIEW :

“All That Is Unseen ” by Sahil Bhambri is a perfect one time read. The cover of the book is designed in an unique way. A total different cover. Even the title of the novel is quite interesting. The word “UNSEEN” in the tile adds amazing effects to readers mind. The blurb of the novel will force you to pick up and read this novel. The book holds the story of Arav and Nasia. The story is all about a writer and a painter. The two amazing artists meet and create a wonderful story for the readers to read. The author has written this novel brilliantly. The book just doesn’t hold the theme of love and friendship but the novel holds a serious issue within it. The book is an easy read. The language of the book is easy to understand. Overall, I enjoyed reading this novel and the story will stay within me. I recommend this novel to everyone. I am sure it will touch your heart.

RATING : 4/5

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LETTERS IN THE RAIN

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Quite early in his life, Aman had been labelled a ‘weirdo’. His side-parted, oil soaked hair and gawky physique made him the butt of jokes among his peers. There is nothing spectacular in his life—he studies all day, has never had an interaction with a girl that lasted more than five minutes, and scribbles his inner musings into his best friend, a personal diary.

Deep down, however, the guilt of being considered a social killjoy by the society starts to have a negative impact on him.

When forced out of his solitary shell into the action-infused warehouse that is ‘college’, Aman’s life takes a drastic U-Turn. Owing to a Chemistry project, he is forced to partner up with Kiara—a cheerful, carefree soul who tucks away her dark, brooding past upon arriving in Manipal.

What follows is a series of awkward encounters and quirky adventures; ones that throw them in the deep end and make them face their worst fears.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Anubhav Shrivastava completed a degree in Engineering before the writing bug struck him. His first book – One Last Time was released when he was twenty-three years old and was an instant bestseller. He is an active blogger and is enthusiastic about movies, fitness and good food.He has previously been invited as a speaker at various literature fests and colleges like BITS Pilani, ISB Hyderabad, Cambridge, IIT Kanpur, etc.

Ananya Roy is a second year student at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. Hailing from Pune, she’s accustomed to lovely people and lovely weather.Intensively poetic and inherently clumsy, she strives to make the world a happier and more beautiful place to live in.

MY REVIEW :

“Letters In The Rain” is the second book by Anubhav Srivastava that I read. The only change this one had that it was a co-authored book. Honestly the author managed to impress me both the time.
The blurb of the book had madr it quite interesting and it will force the readers to turn the pages.The cover of the book could have been designed more better.

The book consists of two main characters Aman and Kiara. College Days always add many beautiful as well as bitter memories in everyone’s life. The same happened in Aman’s life as well. Always a school topper and talking less will people was what school days Aman used to be. He continued the same personality in initial days of college too but then with the passing of days they was a vast change in his personality. One could relate with many parts of the book and I bet many readers would relate to the whole story of the book.
In short, this book proved to be a perfect read for me. The less characterization gave more perfection to the story. The language of the book was quite simple to understand.Both the authors had worked great and done a marvellous job. Although, I has expected a different ending but still I loved reading each page. I would recommend this book to everyone who is reading this review.

RATING : 4/5

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HACKLYF

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Hacklyf is an honest attempt to help people who want to live an exceptional life but is clueless amidst all the chaos. It`s an unchallenged fact that “Motivation never lasts”, and that is where this book will come in handy. It will provide you with continuous motivation through simple reasoning. A mélange of stories inspired by real-life events and short write-ups which will leave you inspired. There are plenty of activities dispersed throughout the book to help you grasp the ideologies and methodologies better. The writing is simple, crisp and enjoyable even for those who aren’t an avid reader. Unveil it and let it transform you.

MY REVIEW :
There are few books whose cover is so attractive that you are tempted to look inside the book. Adding cherry to the cake is the blurb of ‘Hacklyf’. The word ‘motivation’ encouraged me to read this book. Before turning to the main pages, I read “the book is dedicated to” section . That small dedication part by the author brought a big smile on my face.
The book contained twenty nine chapters within it. The best part was while reading few chapters as a reader I could connect it well. The quotes at the end of each chapter is another great section that I loved. This book teaches us how to live life. This is not the first self-help book I am reading but no doubt, this book taught me many new valuable lessons for life.
Overall, it was a short yet interesting read. The language used by the author is simple to understand. I would recommend this book to everyone because it won’t bore you and once you start reading you will get so much engrossed within those pages that you won’t know when the book ended.

RATING :4.5/5

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RIVER RULE

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The jungle is closing in.
First it sends a welcoming party of parakeets.
Next, a garland of disembodied chicken parts.
Finally the tribesmen and their spears arrive demanding human trades of Avi and Una, the property developer’s firstborn grandchildren.
Twice before, the jungle tried to take Una when she took risks.
Twice Avi foiled their attempts.
This time he’s not there — yet she can feel him somewhere near.

River Rule is a dark, urban fantasy, which pivots precariously on the friendship between a boy and girl from different cultural
backgrounds. It deals with deceit and treachery, but it shows that, even when familial unconditional love is withdrawn, strength and kindness can be found elsewhere – even in a jungle.

MY REVIEW:

River Rule is a different kind of Book from all other books available in the market. Starting with the cover it has been designed amazingly. The blurb of the book just added the cherry to the cake. The blurb had that full energy to force one to turn the pages as soon as possible. The author chose a totally different concept. She very well knew how to maintain the interest of the readers. The starting of the book with accident made me a bit sad. But then after a few pages, the eyes remained opened and totally glued to each line of the book. The book holds the story of Una and Avi. It is not a just random story of friendship but has many secrets within each chapter. Never at a single point did I feel a bit bored with the book. The author has used very simple language. This book should be read by every age group. Overall, I completely enjoyed this beautiful book and unique friendship of Una and Avi.

RATING: 3.5/5

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ICEBERGS IN PARADISE

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There is a relationship between the eye contacts we make and the perceptions that we create in our heads, a relationship between the sound of another’s voice and the emotions that we feel in our hearts, a relationship between our movements in space all around us and the magnetic pulls we can create between others and ourselves. All of these things (and more) make up the magic of every ordinary day and if we are able to live in this magic, to feel and to dwell in it, we will find ourselves living with magic every day. These are the white spaces in life, the spaces in between the written lines, the cracks in which the sunlight filters into. Some of us swim in the overflowing of the wine glass of life, we stand and blink our eyes in the sunlight reaching unseen places, we know where to find the white spaces, we live in magic.
Icebergs in Paradise is a journey that will make you travel the entire world of emotions – starting it from joy to sadness, love to pain, fear to cheer and anger to tranquility. “

MY REVIEW :

“Icebergs in Paradise” is a collection of poems. The cover of the book completely matches with the title of the book. Among all the poems, there are few poems which force you to re-read them. The poet has maintained the balance of using words. Some are easy and for someone need to look up the dictionary. Some of the poems are quite long. The poem’ Secrets’ is one of the poems I liked the most. There are few lines in the poems which I loved a lot. I agree with the poet’s statement, “Between the head and heart, there’s a battle every day.” With some poems, I could connect well. There are some poems which were difficult to understand. “Sweet Wish” is another poem of which I loved each line. There are other two poems which I enjoyed reading i.e “Untold Emotions” and “To The Boy Whom I Adore.” The only thing I would like to suggest the poet is that he could have written short poems. Overall, each poem had its own meaning and it was a wonderful read.

RATING: 3/5

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