Reboot by Amy Tintera

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My rating: 2/5 stars

Genre: Sci-fi, YA, Dystopian

365 pages

Published May 7th 2013 by HarperTeen


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Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).
Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.
The perfect soldier is done taking orders.
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Teenage Diaries- The days that were by Saurabh Sharma

Teenage Diaries: The Days That Were

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Ratings: 3.5/5 stars

Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult


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“How about bunking the next class and rushing to the cricket field and while you are at it, planting a bomb in the toilet?” Wait, what the hell am I asking you to do with deadlines to catch on!? But allow me to take you down the forgotten memory lanes and remind you of the times when…
You had a fit of breathlessness in front of your crush,
When FLAMES said marriage, you couldn’t help but blush.
Blank calls played Morse codes,
Two meant – you missed her loads.
You were clumsy as shit, because her presence was sublime,
But after your break-up, crying became your favorite pastime.
You bunked the classes and said – ‘Let the studies rot!’
But you never missed Kiran ma’am’s class, ‘coz she was pretty hot!;)
Cricket brought you glory,
And planting a bomb in school changed your story.
Life screwed you over and killed your spirit,
But you’re glad that you anyway did it.
Told from the eyes of an Indian middle-class teenager, this story will make you wonder what you would have done if you were named Ghanshyam and were born a pessimistic nerd, while your optimistic best friend believed in unicorns and utopia! And to add to your woes, what if you fell in love with the most beautiful girl of your school? Wouldn’t you then wait for a miracle to happen?
Well, what if that miracle happened?
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The Four Patriots by Sumit Agarwal

The Four Patriots

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Ratings: 3/5 stars

306 pages

Published September 29th 2016 by RUPA Publishers


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If you have ever fallen victim to the system, been humiliated, felt helpless… this book is for you.
Varun, a NRI software engineer, loves Alisha.
Salman, CEO of Coffee Moments, loves Mahi.
Raghav, a virtuous politician, loves Neha.
Aditya, an altruist businessman, is married to Prachi.
Destiny invites them to step out of their comfort zones and fight the devil that holds their country captive. Will they choose country over love, comfort and success? Will they enter the Chakravyuh, intricately laid down to ensure their destruction? Will they come out of it alive and win back our lost pride?
Buckle up for a roller-coaster ride into the lives of these four young men who are out to change the system which could not be changed in the last 70 years of independence. A story fraught with romance and patriotism. The story unveils how the four patriots ( our protagonists ) fight against terrorism, corruption, naxalites, poverty and many other problems, apart from the web spun for their destruction by their rivals ( the villians ). Against all odds, they come out victorious, ultimately bringing glory and pride to our country.
Also pick this book if you are a patriot and do not believe that “ is desh ka kuch nahin ho sakta.”
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The Inexplicable logic of life by Benjamin Alire Sanz

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Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

452 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Clarion Books

Rating: 5/5 stars


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The first day of senior year:

Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.

Suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and discovering that he no longer knows who he really is—but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? Continue reading

India Shining by Alcatraz Dey

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RATING: 4/5 STARS

GENRE: Thriller, Mystery


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Shantanu has always let down everyone in his life. He does not think so. For Nishi who had to suffer every single day after Shantanu suddenly left her, he is now the person she hates the most.
Unknown to them Nishi’s father has left behind a huge secret with her. A trident tattoo on her hand and much more that he never revealed. After years of separation and hatred Nishi is forced to work with Shantanu. Shantanu also has a secret of his own.

Powerful men are receiving strange messages from a man called Solomon. He believes there is something very valuable that a geologist has discovered and never revealed to the world. What does the trident mean? Why did Nishi’s father disappear with the secret? What is that Solomon wants?

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Stranger the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult


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The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? Continue reading

An off-beat interview with Nikhil Ramteke

Nikhil Ramteke is the author of The 365 days. You can buy his book on Amazon. After reading such an unusual contemporary book, i was curious about the person who wrote and when I got the chance to interview him because of World’s D.N.A, I was happy.

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Ques 1: I read your book 365 days and I could see that you talked about labour exploitation in the Arab in detail. Did you see such exploitation firsthand or were you really thorough in your research?

The 365 Days is a well-researched book. I have not left any stone unturned while mentioning the facts. You can even call me a half journalist (*chuckles). Since 2007 things have quite changed in Dubai. UAE government have taken strict non-complying measures to improve the labour expatriates conditions.  I have also mentioned in my book that it’s not the Arabs who exploit. On the contrary they provide employment to us. Many people and families in India and other neighboring countries are prospering due to the remittances from Gulf. It’s the agents of the East Asian countries –the pimps (real culprits) who take the advantage of people desperately seeking jobs. Continue reading