Saturday, 19 April 2014


Name: Embers of Light
Author: Abhishek Singh (Abhi)
Pages: 369
Genre: Fiction
Publication: Konark Publishers


Story: 4.5/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing style: 4.5/5
Dialogues: 4.5/5
Theme: 4/5
Overall: 4.5/5

  • The five embers from five different corners of the world.
  • Reaction when they met.
  • The term 'Geevayom' and 'Flubelon' as describing the land of good and evil respectively.
  • Lamava bottle liquid playing a unique role in taking these embers to past (1500 years back).
  • At the Royal Meetal Test, Zeeyan keeping his best act for the last.
  • 'Geloangel' term used as zodiac sign for these princes.
  • The architecture of the wonder walls.
  • Different sections of Paatal with a calm and serene atmosphere and various people like Meers,Satatma etc.
  • 'Ourors', the souls of dead evil soldiers.
  • Sudden twist as to who betrayed the king.
  • No clue of Aarav,after he informed the return of Royal Devil.
  • 'Zeeyan' name is quite unusual in comparison to Saurya.
  • The fling of love in Elena for Jai as in usual stories.
  • The question remained unanswered as to why that Y-metal melted when Jai touched it.
Katie's View:-

The author in this book deals with the journey of five youngsters,stranger to one another,to fight for light against darkness. Though this journey started with a lie,but even a lie is good if it is for the betterment of the people. These five embers chose to fight against the Royal Devil,the one who is the most powerful,disregarding the consequences,showing that this world still have those people who live for others.


Friday, 18 April 2014

Y? ME.... By Shribala

Sindhuja’s life was almost finished after the incident of 26/11 attacks of Mumbai. There was nothing left to cheer about; just nightmares were her companion. Her 4 year old engagement got shattered because of a bullet from a person whom she never met before. She then decides to move to Coimbatore to start her life again and leave those nightmares back in Mumbai only. In Coimbatore she meets Dr. Ranjit Rajaratnam. In his humoristic love, she slowly feels alive again. But Ranjit is having a dark past which seldom reflects in his present too.

This is the story of coping up with the past and living the present and falling in love with the future. Shribala’s ‘Y? Me’ is definitely a book to read.

Writing style of Shribala is pretty different and is having both positive and negative aspects of it. Her writing style is deep and sometimes because of the deepness, loses its grip over the storyline. Dialogues are beautifully written and when it comes from Ranjit’s behalf, they are really worth reading.

Characterization is the weak point of the book and another weak point is the cover. The main story is not about the 26/11 and yet the cover screams it.

Overall the book is pretty good and I would like to give it 3/5.