Mighty Raju and the Karati Scare

51ZGtsPecCL.jpgI received the book Mighty Raju and the Karati Scare as a review copy from Rupa Publications and am thankful to the publisher for sending me a copy of the book. This is one book in the series of sixteen books created for the little ones.

On the back cover of the book:

The beloved superhero Mighty Raju is back. Set out on exciting adventures with him and also learn something new with this unique series of books created keeping young learners in mind. Throughout this series, you will learn a variety of concepts in a fun, interactive and engaging manner. The unique series has with the right amount of learning, fun and adventure all packed together.

My take:

The cover is attractive and has a feel good factor. The book starts with a photo introduction to the characters.

This book is about a scientist and his plans of destroying a city. The book is full of illustrations.

An excellent book for kids.

Highly recommended.

 

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

 

 

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A Bittersweet Reprieve by Leena Varghese

34144752.jpgI received the book A Bittersweet Reprieve by Leena Varghese as a review copy from the author and am thankful to her for the same. This book is the story of a couple who are separated due to a misunderstanding: she thinks he is dead and he thinks that she has nothing to do with him.

The blurb:

A man who comes home from battle to find that his wife has deserted him…
A woman who thinks her husband pretended to be dead and never cared enough to return home…
Maj. Tejveer Singh is an ex-serviceman from the Indian Army, decorated for his exemplary courage. After resigning from service with near-fatal wounds, he returns home to the life-altering news that his wife, Megha, has disappeared. A devastated Tej comes to the painful conclusion that she has deserted him for good.
Megha has a different story to tell. The news about Tej’s ‘death’ at the hands of the enemy breaks down her emotional equilibrium. She escapes to London, far away from everything that would remind her of Tej.
Three years later, Megha, now a gourmet writer, returns to India. Life grinds to a halt again, when she comes face-to-face with Tej at a party in Mussourie.
Fired by rage and betrayal they confront each other even as unresolved issues, an unequal power equation, buried suspicions and angst from their troubled marriage hover like phantoms once more.
Both want to know the truth about the other. Pride and mistrust prevents both of them from revealing it first!
Cut off from the world for a week, they become engrossed in a utopia where neither of them talks about the past or the future. However, time is ticking by…and the potent secret between them is waiting to explode.
Will they be able to resolve the deadlock without tearing away from each other?

The story:

Major Tejveer Singh met Megha at a polo match and they married much against her father’s wishes and there was no love lost between the two men too. She had felt crushed between the two men. Tej and Megha too had their share of fights and then during his brief stint with the Special Forces in the Indian Army, Tej goes missing. Eight months pregnant Megha is told that he is dead and she goes into depression. Tej is told that Megha has had a miscarriage and does not want to meet him.

Now, three years later, thirty two year old Tejveer lives in Mussourie, manages the orchards and estates. He never mingles with anyone, be it the local or the elite. Nobody has ever seen him beyond the work place. His business partner, Pamela Sodhi, is always persuading him to attend some party or another. This time she is coaxing him to attend a Christmas party three days away, when he hears her take the name Megha during one of her phone calls. And he decides to go to the party, Because Megha would be there.

Megha, now lives with her parents and daughter in London and is a gourmet writer. Her father wants her to marry Neel Randhawa, a shareholder in her father’s company and a friend of Pamela. Her father wants Megha to be more than friends with Neel, but Megha is not interested. And when she sees Tej at the party, she gets scared.

She wants answers and Tejveer wants to make her pay for cutting him out of his life without a word of explanation or apology and he will make her pay for it.

What happens next? Read on………………..

My take:

The book has been written in simple language. The flow is good. The characters are realistic and have been developed well and the feelings of both the characters have been depicted. The descriptions are detailed and even the scenic beauty of Mussourie has been described in detail and also the war scenes.

Loved the book immensely.

Would love to read a sequel featuring Neel and Pam.

Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

My India with Mighty Raju

51p6jySfyIL._SX365_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI received the book My India with Mighty Raju as a review copy from Rupa Publications and am thankful to the publisher for sending me a copy of the book. This is one book in the series of sixteen books created for the little ones.

On the back cover of the book:

The beloved superhero Mighty Raju is back. Set out on exciting adventures with him and also learn something new with this unique series of books created keeping young learners in mind. Throughout this series, you will learn a variety of concepts in a fun, interactive and engaging manner. The unique series has with the right amount of learning, fun and adventure all packed together.

My take:

The cover is attractive and has a feel good factor. The book starts with a photo introduction to the characters.

This book is about India from children’s point of view and starts as a discussion among the characters. It discusses about the size of our country, its geographic surroundings, its history, its rivers, its deserts, wildlife sanctuaries, forests, monuments and languages.

An excellent book for kids.

Highly recommended.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

A Way back Into love by Veronica Thatcher

d4633-waybackintoloveI received A Way Back Into Love (Love, #1) by Veronica Thatcher  as a review copy and am thankful for the same.

The Blurb:

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.
Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home…to the man she left behind?

The story:

Emily Stevens & Derek Thorpe met on their first day of kindergarten when they were six and have been best friends ever since. Inseparable for fifteen years, and then a misunderstanding changed everything. Emily goes to Boston to medical school and Derek stays back in Fresno to complete his education.

Five years later, Emily comes back to Fresno to do her internship in the hospital, where both her parents are consultants, and meets Derek on reaching home. Seeing him, she realizes that she still loves him, but he is engaged to her self-centred half sister, Emma.  Both of them are posted in the same unit.

Initially, their relationship is strained but with the passage of time, it becomes comfortable.  And then the past comes tumbling out.

My take:

Best friends becoming life partners is one of the themes that I love to read. The cover is beautiful. The characters are simple and well developed. I liked the little Emily more than the adult one. The relationship between Emily and her father has been depicted very well. The book has been written in third person and moves between the present and the past, but the chain of thought stays.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from BookR3wi3ws in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

Mighty Raju activity book

1282116aI received the book Mighty Raju activity book as a review copy from Rupa Publications and am thankful to the publisher for sending me a copy of the book. This is one of the books in the series of sixteen books created for the little ones.

On the back cover of the book:

The beloved superhero Mighty Raju is back. Set out on exciting adventures with him and also learn something new with this unique series of books created keeping young learners in mind. Throughout this series, you will learn a variety of concepts in a fun, interactive and engaging manner. The unique series has with the right amount of learning, fun and adventure all packed together.

My take:

The cover is attractive and has a feel good factor. The book starts with a photo introduction to the characters. The book has been illustrated very well. The paper quality is very good.

This book has activities like copy colour; dot to dot; spot the difference; word search and complete the picture.

It is an excellent book for preschoolers and also nursery children. The word search can be used for little bigger children.

 

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

 

Maths lessons with Mighty Raju

51p0WFF6lqL._SX366_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI received the book Maths lessons with Mighty Raju as a review copy from Rupa Publications and am thankful to the publisher for sending me a copy of the book. This is one of the books in the series of sixteen books created for the little ones.

On the back cover of the book:

The beloved superhero Mighty Raju is back. Set out on exciting adventures with him and also learn something new with this unique series of books created keeping young learners in mind. Throughout this series, you will learn a variety of concepts in a fun, interactive and engaging manner. The unique series has with the right amount of learning, fun and adventure all packed together.

My take:

The cover is attractive and has a feel good factor. The book starts with a photo introduction to the characters. The book has been illustrated very well.

This book has maths exercises like forward and backward counting; count and write/ circle; count and colour; concept of number sequence; greater and lesser numbers with illustrations; copying/ drawing/ colouring patterns; exercises on shapes; in between numbers; before and after numbers and exercises on number names.;

It is an excellent book for parents of kids who are in kg or prep. They can use this book to make exercises for their children.

Highly recommended.

 

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

 

 

Learn colours and shapes with Mighty Raju

R576.jpgI received the book Learn colours and shapes with Mighty Raju as a review copy from Rupa Publications and am thankful to the publisher for sending me a copy of the book. This is one of the books in the series of sixteen books created for the little ones.

On the back cover of the book:

The beloved superhero Mighty Raju is back. Set out on exciting adventures with him and also learn something new with this unique series of books created keeping young learners in mind. Throughout this series, you will learn a variety of concepts in a fun, interactive and engaging manner. The unique series has with the right amount of learning, fun and adventure all packed together.

My take:

The cover is attractive and has a feel good factor. The book starts with a photo introduction to the characters. The book has been illustrated very well.

This book has ten colours, twelve shapes and has five exercises at the end of the book.

An excellent book for kids who are in preschool.

Highly recommended.

 

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.