#review No Plain Rebel (No Ordinary Star #2)

Author : M.C.Frank
Publisher :  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication date : 16 July, 2016

Book length : 204 pages

Language :  English

Genre : Fiction/ Sci-fi

Synopsis :

A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.

A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.

A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.

The world hasn’t known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.

The year is 2525.

Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.
Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.
Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel.
In No Plain Rebel, Felix finds out the truth.
Or so he thinks. He’s trying to come to terms with that, as well as with the fact that the Clockmaster’s shack has been discovered by his fellow-soldiers, but he can’t exactly concentrate. The match girl’s fiery curls appear before his eyes every ten seconds, distracting him, and then he starts talking to her in his head.

Because she’s no longer there.

The Stadium is looming in the distance.

It’s ten heartbeats to midnight.

 Rating : 4½/5

Review :
The moment the finished reading NOS, the thrill and excitement of what is going to happen next urged me to not waste a moment and dig into NPB. And,yes! I was so very pleased at the time to start reading No Plain Rebel.

After having realised how inhumane the system is, Felix decided to bring about a change and save the earthling from their terrible fate. However, as the relationship between him and Astra seem to develop on a sweet note, things crumble down with Astra leaving without any notice. But, she seems to have left a clue for Felix and he knows what to do next. He gathers up this subordinates and plans to bring an end to destruction. It all depends on Felix and The Clock.

Will he be able to save them all? What clue had Astra left for Felix? What purpose does the Clock serve in saving them all? Will his subordinates break the laws and stand by his side?

The series is very promising and interesting. It keeps one glued till the end. The chemistry that slowly develops between Astra and Felix, between a girl fucked of emotions and a boy devoid of it all, is beautiful. At some point it does as though the book is an awakening of feeling, a rebirth of the happiness and love.

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#review No Ordinary Star (No Ordinary Star #1)

Author : M.C. Frank

Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication date : 7 Nov, 2015

Book length : 168 pages

Language : English

Genre : Fiction​/ Sci-fi

Synopsis :

A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do. A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive. A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack. The world hasn’t known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty. The year is 2524. Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace. Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating : 4/5

Review :

 

 

 

 

 

So you say there is no Father Christmas You say there is no Santa Claus Reindeer cannot fly, it’s all a grown-up lie…


 

It’s a song older than time itself -older even than him; what made it suddenly pop into his head?

The story speaks of the time when man had evolved far beyond his own expectations, where a perfect human can be formed in tubes and not through being born – a child is not given birth to; it is created. The child’s IQ, abilities, intelligence all are inputted into it, thus a desired body and mind are formed. To maintain health, energy, stress-free all that was needed was pill – different colours of pills, each carrying a significant characteristic.

Felix was one of those boys who came out alive from the Box, the punishment zone formed by the Chairman where he was to be executed at the age of 18 but was somehow saved, all thanks to the Clockmaster. After getting another chance to live, Felix decided upon obeying the system to every word and soon after joining Military School he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Everyone was proud of his results and obedience.

However, when he got the message from the Clockmaster, he couldn’t help but travel all the way to a place where he was not to be only to find the old man’s home empty. More trouble poured down on him when the person he saved from dying was actually a real woman. He has never seen one before, the one who took care of him and some other boys when they were children was a machine just helping them out with remembering daily schedules.

Moreover when the girl tells him her name, everything stops making sense to him, starting with the Clockmaster telling him an amusing secret, something that has never before been heard of. And then there was the red haired girl who knew how to use old timer tools and was accustomed to a little of their lifestyle while he knew nothing of them. They look through the old man’s home to look for the clock he had asked Felix to fix before the beginning the new year – 2525. Soon, they discover a library in the basement of what Felix called ice shack (the old man’s home). But what do they find there? And why are there book here still? They were meant to be destroyed by now then why? What secrets do they hold?

When I first received the e-book from M.C.Frank I found it very hard to read it through. Well, I get headaches when trying to read long digital writing. I had put down the idea of reading it at that time. And I feel so angry for having wasted such long time and not reading it cause, this book is so very interesting. Like, I don’t even know why I didn’t give it another time then. Last night I picked up the book and started reading it afresh. And though I am having a headache at the moment, the book was worth it all. To know the answers to the above mentioned questions and to know who the girl is, pick up the series and enjoy. It’s a mixture of science, romance, thrill, excitement and survival tactics.

17 April, 2017

Well, how about a different post once in a while? like, apart from the reviews I post almost regularly? Sometimes, I just like lying on my bed, resting my head on fluffy pillow, being all comfortable, listening to songs (soft ones) thinking about random stuffs. It’s exactly what am doing at the moment.

LISTENING TO : Young & Beautiful by Lana Del Rey  ( Cover – Somo).

Youtube Link :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN0heJbv6to

I love this song for some unknown reasons.

HOWEVER, that is not the reason of writing this article today.

Have you ever been in such a state of mind when the surrounding is least of your interest and all you wish to do is stare at blank space and think about something you are very soon to forget about? Have you ever been in a situation where you want to say so many things but when you open your mouth words seem not to do complete justice to you thought?

I HAVE.

There has been times when a random thought passed through my mind but when I try to write it down, I find loss of words, the canvas of words turns blank, the painting I had expected to create through writing remains unfinished.

MAYBE, THAT IS WHAT ROMANTIC AGONY FEELS LIKE.

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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

#review Article Three

PSX_20170416_212700[1].jpgAuthor : Anna Jakobsson Lund

Publisher : Annorlunda förlag

Publication date : 12 Dec 2016

Book length : 352 pages

Language : English

Genre : Fiction / trilogy/ Dystropia

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Trust will get you killed – and trust will keep you alive.

In a world where the System governs everything, Ava’s a rebel – one who can control other people’s thoughts with her mind. As part of a resistance movement preparing for war, this is a useful skill.

Levi stopped believing in the struggle for freedom when it snatched his parents from him. Now he’s just trying to live a quiet life and control the voices that threaten his sanity.

One night Levi’s sister is arrested. To free her, he has to break old promises and get involved with people he swore he’d never associate with. Ava’s ordered to help him and, together, they leave on a rescue mission. She says he has to trust the rebels. But should they.

Rating : 4/5

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And I am here now listening to Armor by Landon Austin, getting all emotional and then rub off those invisible tears to write down the review book I have read almost more than a week ago and was too busy with another storybook to care to write it down. (it’s probably just because am lazy). But the book – Article Three was an “interesting” read. Interesting starting from the curious cover then the synopsis. a good book cover, a curious synopsis, what more does one need to trigger the reader’s interest? Writing patter and the art of story telling. An author’s doesn’t end with composing the solid story line but also the format in which the author writes, the way she/he presents the story to the readers. Article Three triggered that interest from the very beginning and yes, to want to read it I can never define it as a waste of time. It was worth it.

The story revolves around a time centuries ahead of present time. Here, all people abide by the rules and regulations of the System. And though it has turned to maintain peace among all, it limits people’s desires and actions. This resulted in the formation of the REBELS who are secretly penetrating the System by different identities and protesting against it. One such rebel was Lo, Levi’s sister. The story begins with her sneaking into the system to collect evidence against a big massacre and getting caught in the process. Levi, who hates getting involved in the rebellion and anything which might trouble his already troubled life, is thrown into a bunch of them in order to save his sister.

Ava, a rebel, though amateur when it came to accomplishing missions like such, is asked to direct the rescue mission and to add up another member, Leymah and together the three set off. At first Levi finds it hard to fit but as time goes on wit he three of them surviving together, a mutual understanding is developed. However, the mission all of them about some rebels conspiring  the rebellion and they know it better than to trust anyone else than themselves and a few people.

“No. They’d done something to ‘er, she was completely apathetic. She got ‘it when we tried to drag ‘er out of there. Levi wouldn’t come wiv us, he stayed wiv ‘er, and the guardists caught them up. We ‘ad to go so I didn’t see when it happened, but . . . No one can’ve survived that.”

What? Who is the speaker here? Who is referred to as she? Is it Lo? Did they really die? Is this how the story is supposed to end? Do you really believe they are dead? Well, pick up the book, if you haven’t already and find out for yourself.

If you are a lover of Science fiction, dystopia with  promising adventure, friendship and trust, this one is a must read.

#review UNNS The Captivation

IMG_20170319_201516_791Author : Sapan Saxena

Publisher : Inspire India Publishers

Publication date : 1 Jan, 2017

Book length : 244 pages

Language : English

Genre : Fiction/ Romance/ Thriller

Synopsis : 

“Of course you know the seven stages of love, but have you ever lived them?”

Atharva Rathod and Meher Qasim.

Lovebirds since adolescence. Bonded by love, separated by circumstances. They part ways only to meet again. But this time, he is on a secret mission…

Are they in control of their own destiny, or is it their destiny which is making them dance to it’s tunes? Only time would answer, as Atharva and Meher unwillingly and unknowingly transcend the seven stages of love.

A quintessential tale of love and romance marked beautifully by its own rustic old school charm.

Rating : 3½/5

DSC01627Review :

So, I found the story line quite interesting. To be very honest, at first when I saw the cover I didn’t really look forward much. I started reading the book and the story at that point was kind of cute but not that very interesting. So I was like, just let me check what happens at the end and turned to the last page. When I read the last page, I was like “what dude? What’s happening? Where did all this come from? Why? Who? When? What?” And now that I am typing I am laughing my lungs out at the remembrance of the expression my face wore at that time.

Well, then I took up the book seriously and despite my exams (my college never seizes a chance to hold exams, I tell you!), I finished the book. And now, I have mixed feelings about the book. Before all that the story line.

The story begins with Atharva opening up a diary and reading through memories starting from school. There are the memories of how came to meet Meher, how they fell deeply in love with each other. With each entry in the diary, the love seems to sweeten up more.

The seven stages of love as said in the book are :

Hub – the stage of attraction.

Unns – the stage of infatuation.

Ishq – when people actually fall in love.

Aqeedat – stage of reverence.

Ibadat – worshipping of lover.

Junoon – the sixth stage of obsession for your lover.

Maut – the final stage means death. There is nothing more auspicious for someone who loves a soul to die for him or her.

Then something terrible happens. It tears the love birds apart and the next time they find themselves together, Atharva has with him a little child, Arya and lives outside India. Now you might ask, did he marry someone else? No. Then? Well, somethings need to be kept secret in reviews or else from where would the interest to get to know the secrets come? Right?

What had happened between them so wrong that this time, Atharva does not pour down love to Meher but pure hatred? Where did their love go? Who is the little boy? Why was Atharva living outside India? Why was Atharva given security in his house? Who was after them? And with what purpose had Meher gone back to him?

To know it all, grab hold on “UNNS The Captivation” and get along with a journey of love, trust, betrayal, loyalty, hatred, blood, massacre, pain and suffering.

P.S. : It would make a very good movie. The plot is interesting for a movie. And I would love to see in on screen some day.

#review Henrietta and TheDragon Stone; The Five Kingdoms #2

DSC01632 Author : Beth Barany

Publisher​ : Firewolf Books
Publication date : January 2014

Book length : 304 pages

Language : English

Genre : Fiction/ YA/ Fantasy

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Synopsis :

Henrietta the legendary ass kicking dragon slayer wants to return to her village with a heroes’ welcome. But an unknown sorcerer is after her and her Dragon Stone, and everyone she cares about. Can she claim her newfound powers sparked by the Dragon Stone and keep her loved ones safe, especially her more-than-friend, and her stalwart bodyguard, before the sorcerer destroys her and everything in his path?

Rating :  4½/5

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Review :

The next book in the Five Kingdoms trilogy, Henrietta and  The Dragon Stone is based on the aftermath of Henrietta’s adventure when she brought to the knowledge of the people of Oro Islands the sorcery of their false king, King Singfan’s  and Jexter turned out to be their true king. She is appointed as the ambassador of King Renaldo for the Oro Islands. And her first task is to go to King Mattias’ Solscite Opening (King Mattias is the king of Bleuve, Henrietta’s home and they at the moment were not in good terms) to deliver to the king an important, delicate message. No matter how much she is unwilling to face King Mattias, her faithfulness to Jexter and the call of duty forces her to set out for her task, as also the fact that she has to return to her master in time to cure him.

Now she has her old companion, Franc to come along with her in the journey. No sooner does she reach her master’s village that she finds that the village is on fire and people being killed by the Varangians. She couldn’t save her master. She kept running from one hiding to other along with Franc, Nanette (her mother) and Antoine (her master’s apprentice) to protect themselves. But attacks increase and her mother falls cold as well.

In the book, one can see the constant fear Henrietta has to go through for the life of her loved ones. However, Henrietta is not a woman to back down and give up. She fights her way and takes her message to King Mattias. But he seems not to give much importance to that and is rather obsessed with Henrietta presenting him a fight-till-you-drop-dead fight. She senses sorcery and as she slowly gets close to uncovering the dark secrets, both Franc and she are imprisoned, separately. What happens next gives such a thrill that just a review can not convey.

To know more, pick up the series and enjoy the thrilling journey.

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