Publisher: Apeejay Stya Publishing(2013)
MRP: Rs. 195
Genre- fiction, fantansy, thriller
No of pages: 334, Paperback
Book's website: www.tantrabyadi.com
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!