Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Review - Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

Title:  Postscript

Author:  Cecelia Ahern

Publisher:  Harpercollins

Pages: 400


We desperately need your help Holly. Were running out of ideas and…’ she takes a breath in as if Summoning the energy, ‘all of us are running out of time.’ when Holly Kennedy is approached by a group calling themselves the PS, I love you club, her safe existence is turned on its head. Inspired by hearing about her late husband gerry’s letters, the club wants Holly to help them with their own parting messages for their loved ones to discover after they've gone. Holly is sure of one thing – no way is she being dragged back to the grief she has left behind. It’s taken seven years to reinvent herself, and she’s ready to move on with her life. But Holly comes to realize that when you love someone, there’s always one more thing to say.


Postscript by Cecelia Ahern made me emotional while reading it, like the prequel (PS. I Love You) as expected.

Postscript is a Sequal to PS I love you (One of the much-awaited books of the year). If you are planning to read Postscript I would strongly recommend you to read "P.S. I Love You", first to know Holly's story.

Postscript will make you emotional. There is some magic in Cecelia Ahern's books which you will feel while reading. The Cover looks just amazing.

Seven years have passed since Gerry’s death, and Holly is moving on with her life She is now working in her sisters Ciara’s second-hand shop. Holly has found someone with whom she is thinking to move on.
One day she agrees to do a podcast on "How To talk about Death" for her sister Ciara, and after doing this podcast her life changed, In that Podcast, she shared everything that happened with her after losing Gerry, how He planned everything before his death, How helped Her in moving on after His death. 
A group of strangers have formed the P.S I Love You Club. They approach Holly in the hope she will help them, they are all terminally ill and, just like Gerry. 
Holly doesn't want to recall those painful memories by helping them. 

Will Holly help them? 

If yes how she will deal with those painful memories by recalling it?

Read the book to know.

Thank you, HarperCollins India for the copy.


Cover: 4.5/5
Blurb: 4.5/5
Plot: 4.5/5
Overall: 4.5/5

Available on Amazon

About the Author: 
Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. Her novels have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold more than twenty-five million copies in over fifty countries. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series. She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You. She lives in Dublin with her family.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Review - First Love by Sheeja Jose

Title : First Love

Author : Sheeja Jose

Publisher :  Fingerprint!

Pages : 272

Blrub : Tina is seventeen. Wonderful! Fell in love at thirteen. Amazing! She is no longer a virgin. So cool! But she is still in love with her first love. To say that Tina has the perfect love story will be no exaggeration. But her love loves her back only in her dreams. In real life, he is busy skirt-chasing every single girl except her. Years pass, and Tina finds it impossible to get over him. She is determined to make her first love her last, even if she gets hurt again and again. Will Tina get the happy ending she so desperately wants? A passionate love story, first love journeys through the love of two youngsters as they get hurt, suffer heartbreaks, and love with an unending passion.

Review : This book tells you the story of a passionate love story of one sweet girl Tina, who is happy with the people around her including her small group of friends.
and her life changed so dramatically when Aditya enters into her small world Tina felt something for him, Tina falls in love with him but Aditya who is busy in flirting with other girls, and chasing them, never understand her love for him. 
Aditya who has dated many girls in his life never approved her love though they have been involved physically with each other.
TIna's life gets more complicated when Rohit falls in with her, a guy who plays tennis with her. And story takes a major turn in the form of love triangle.

Will Tina succeed to get her first love as she wants?

Will Aditya approve Tina's love?

What will happen to Rohit's love for tina?

Will Tina get the happy ending she so desperately wants?

The narration of the story keeps you engage and help you to connect with the character. We all have experienced something called "Love at First Sight" in our school days or college days. Book comes with the beautifully desgined cover.
The story keeps shifting between two different timelines - 2016 and 2012. The book is very well written. 
The readers those who loves to read Young Adult Romance Novels can pick this book. 

Thank you, Fingerprint! for the copy.


Cover: 4/5
Blurb: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

Available on Amazon

About the Author: 
Sheeja Jose

SHEEJA JOSE is the author of two bestselling crime thrillers—Goodbye Girl (2015) and Gone with the Bullet (2016). She was the creative director of some of the successful TV shows such as Adalat before she found her calling in writing. A fan of Tarantino and Christopher Nolen, she enjoys studying psychology and physics. She believes that the best learning happens by travelling and strangers are the best teachers. Sheeja lives in Mumbai and is currently pursuing her Masters in literature. To know more about and to connect with Sheeja Jose, 

You can reach her at:
Insta: @authorsheejajose

Friday, 4 October 2019

Review - Operation X by Captain M.N.R Samant & Sandeep Unnithan

Title - Operation X

Authors - Captain M.N.R Samant & Sandeep Unnithan

Publisher - Harpercollins

Pages - 256

Blurb - In April 1971, the Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Intelligence set up a covert maritime warfare unit - Naval Commando Operations (X) (NCO[X]). This black unit's existence was known to very few even within the navy. Its covert operation aimed at disrupting the maritime commerce lines that sustained the Pakistan Army in its eastern province. 
Over the next few months, this irregular unit, comprising Indian naval officers, divers, and former Pakistani submariners, set to work. They transformed over 400 Bengali youths from East Pakistan into combat swimmers, trained to assault merchant ships. The gunboats of NCO(X)'s naval wing mined shipping channels and harassed shipping entering East Pakistan. 
The ferocious campaign waged by this tiny unit was without precedent in the annals of naval warfare. They sank and disabled over 100,000 tonnes of shipping in the province , in support of the government of Bangladesh in exile. Their actions contributed towards India's ultimate victory in the eastern theatre of the December 1971 Indo-Pak war. Revealed for the very first time, here is the explosive authentic account - co-authored by a key NCO(X) member - of the guerrilla operation that went for the maritime jugular of Pakistan, and facilitated the birth of Bangladesh.

Review - A gripping narration of Operation X which highlights the very important behind scenes which are truly interesting.

We indians don't need any description to admit how brave our soldiers are, And when this kind of book which highlights something of which we are not aware of is the point of my attraction.
The initial part which Highlights the history of India and East/West Pakistan is very informative to understand the whole picture. 
We all know or heard about the 1971 war for the liberation of Bangladesh but none of us probably know about the covert operations that the brave jawans of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force undertook quietly.
 This book tells you about each step of covert operations from start to end, this book also contains the interviews and classified records and the background, 
The book beautifully describes how Indian Nave had contributed in the covert operations that helped liberate Bangladesh and how Indian Armed Forces and Mukti Bahini assault against very formidable and cruel Pakistani forces.

A perfect read for those who love to read about historical wars and those who are interested in the Indian defence system.

Thank you, HarperCollins India for the copy.


Cover: 4/5
Blurb: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

Available on Amazon

Review - Moustache by S. Hareesh, Translated by Jayasree Kalathil

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