Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Review: Tantra by Adi

Title: Tantra by Adi
Author: Adi
Publisher: Apeejay Stya Publishing(2013) 
MRP: Rs. 195
Genre- fiction, fantansy, thriller
No of pages: 334, Paperback
Book's website: 

Twitter: @dearadi

Do you love vampires? If you do then you must read Tantra by Adi. When I first started to read the book, I wasn't really excited but the book has been written so well that I couldn't stop reading. I'm not really into vampires but I read the book within 7 days so now you know how much I liked it.

The book is all about the central character, Anu, an Indian guardian from New York. Guardians are the people who fight the vampires and save the world. She comes to New Delhi, India to avenge the death of  the person she truly cared about, Brian. Her parents are not aware of her duties and job. She has a typical aunt at New Delhi who wants to get her married. Anu takes help from the local guardians to save the city and take the revenge.

Don't judge this book by it's cover. I wasn't really impressed by it's cover art but once I started reading, it kept me hooked. The language that the author used is easy to grasp and enjoyable All the characters in this book are strong and unique. The inner battle inside Anu with all the situation is very well portrayed by the Author. I loved the way, the author has used Amit's character to keep moments in the book lighter and humor filled. Amit is a guardian at Delhi who helps Anu to fight the vampires at Delhi. He is truly a very likable character in this book. 

The Indian touches to vampires and dark power is commendable. The pace of the book is perfect. It has everything like friendship, Love, Adventure, Romance, Drama, Humor, Suspense, Revenge, Action, Vampires and all the Superhero stuff with a unique Indian touch. 

Oh and another positive thing about this book is that this time it's a girl who saves the world. Finally a heroine. I must applaud the author for giving us a female protagonist as vampire slayer.

Coming to the negative points, ah well there's not a lot of negatives except the actions used in the book like "shift". It is still big question mark for me. And it kept annoying me. I wish, the author had described what "shift" meant! I wanted to read more about Anu and Brian. There wasn't much about them, just a few flashbacks and that's it.

But oh well, It may not be everyone's cup of tea but it's a must read for all the vampire lovers. So all you vampire lovers out there and the ones who like to experiment, go and get this book now!

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Friday, April 26, 2013

One of those nights

It's okay, I guess I will be alright,
Because it's just one of those nights,
Where I try,
Not to cry.
                                    One of those nights,
                                    Where I hope to take my last breath,
                                     And run into death.
One of those nights,
Where I stare into nothing,
And let my heart feel everything.
                                    One of those nights,
                                    Where I walk the memory lane,
                                    Spend some time there and try not to go insane.
One of those nights,
Where I do things to keep myself numb,
And assume that it's my favorite season, autumn.
                                  But I've had enough of those nights,
                                 And I am starting to think that it's not alright.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It's been eight days.

It's been eight days, 
Since I last spoke to him.
It's been eight days, 
Since I last smiled, 
And laughed, 
from the bottom of my heart.
It's been eight days,
Since I realized, 
I mattered to him a lot.
It's been eight days,
Since I realized, 
I affected him more than I'd thought.
It's been eight days,
Since I decided I'd  smile, 
No matter what.
It's been eight days,
Since I decided I'd keep it all to myself, 
Even if it hurts.
It's been eight days,
Since I promised I'd change,
And live for others.
It's been eight days,
Since I fought my inner demons.
But I'm tired and exhausted now,
And the demons seem to be consuming me somehow.
It's been eight days,
I'm neither cursed nor blessed,
But apparently, I'm back to the bad place from where I started.

Friday, April 19, 2013

You are as good as a dead person if the only people who talks to you is your family. They talk to you and you hear and listen but when you try to talk back they can't even hear you or see you. They can't see how miserable and lonely you are.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

She did what they wanted her to do.

They asked her to let it all out. "All the feelings that hurt you, all the thoughts that make you miserable, just say it and throw them away.." She wiped her tears and said in a whimpering tone, "Alright, I will.."
She took their advice because she wanted to get better. She did what they said. But, it was hard for them too. Too see so much pain and thoughts trapped inside her. Everyday, it was a new story, a new kind of bad day which never seemed to end for her or them. But more than getting sad, they were getting tired of seeing her like that. Hating herself, skipping meals, self harming, crying herself to sleep and trying to kill herself. 
One day they couldn't take it. They wanted her to stop speaking of death. They said, "You are hurting us. It hurts to see you like this. Please don't do this. And you know what? People have it much worse. But they don't want to die. They don't speak of dying. Goddamn! JUST APPRECIATE YOUR LIFE! NOBODY LOVES A SAD PERSON, DON'T YOU GET IT?"  
She sat numb there, staring at nothing. She knew that nobody loves a sad person, they didn't have to throw it at her like that.. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to.. yeah, you're right. I should probably go now.." she said with a broken smile and went to her room. 
Next morning, everything was different for them. She seemed better, she was smiling and although she was talking a lot about the normal things and normal life like normal people but she was quieter than ever. 
Her thoughts are like tangled wires that block her throat. She started to keep everything to herself because it's what they wanted.  They think that she is fine and better than before but only she knows that she is not fine. Those thoughts and feeling still haunt her and something still 'causes the pain but she tries to smile it away. Someday, these feelings and thoughts will explode and consume her and it will be too late to save her. Who will they blame then?