Hello bookworms, how are you cuties today??? How is life??? I miss talking to all of you but the best part is that tomorrow is my last exam and I am dancing right now. Although I am a little sad as tomorrow is my grandfathers birthday but still, I am ok. I cried a little as I miss him a lot but that’s a part of life, isn’t it??? I don’t feel like talking much today too as I feel sad so let’s just start this blog post, shall we??? Let’s go, people.
This book was provided to me by Rubal from The Bookscape. I liked reading this book. Although it was not the best that I have ever read in Thriller and Horror genre but it was good. I liked it so now come along and check out the review people.
I sincerely thank Anumitq Sharma and The Bookscape for providing this opportunity in exchange for an honest review.
Author: Anumita Sharma.
Publisher: Redgrab Books Pvt Ltd.
Genre: Crime > Thriller > Mystery > Contemporary > Romance.
Chapter: 24 Chapters.
Pages: 216 pages.
Time: 4 hours 23 minutes.
Publishing / Published: 1 August 2020.
Circa 2001. Delhi landscape is changing due to the construction of underground railways. Recently arrived Sarojini is living with her aunt in 99 moon avenue, studying in an expensive University and trying to fit, but the garish metropolis is ruthless. She finds love and understanding in her journalist-neighbour jalaj when tragedy strikes- an unknown assailant molested her on the street. Can Sarojini fight the mental trauma and callousness of the authorities in charge of her case? Is jalaj using her for sex and convenience? And who is the lady she saw in an empty train at a wayside station?
The colonial bungalows of their posh locality are set to be demolished and replaced with multi-storey buildings, but an Englishwoman killed in 1942 still lurks in Sarojini’s room. Jalaj is enamoured by imperial Delhi, and her ghost appears to him occasionally- she tells him about the architect who designed moon avenue, magical tales of European adventurers and their Indian bibis, spirits, and mystics prowling the streets of Delhi, and the bizarre manner in which she was murdered. Caught between two women; one dead and another living, is jalaj treating both frivolously? Why is the dead woman telling him her story?
Set in a fictional area of the timeless capital-city: 99 moon avenue is the story of self-discovery of a small-town girl torn by circumstances, a young man grieved by the impending loss of a piece of Delhi history, and a mysterious ghost trapped in past calamity.
Goodreads: 🌟4.02/5 Stars🌟.
Amazon: 🌟4/5 Stars🌟.Taken from the respective sources
Before even giving you a review of this book I would like to inform you that I am a big fan of Horror and Thriller novels, my whole bookshelf is filled with books of these genres so if you find any of my opinions on this book inappropriate or too harsh, please understand I am giving my own opinion. Thank you.
This book kind of disappointed me and kind of made me happy. I liked the strong Delhi vibes and I am in love with the concept too. I seriously liked how the characters were presented and how they were formed but I think there were way too many characters and I got confused between all of them. The vocabulary of this book is strong too and it’s perfect for me. I loved how the author played with these new words and made the book look all nice and beautiful.
When I was reading this book, I somehow remembered my favourite horror novel’s moments and I loved the fact that the suspense was built nicely around it. The one problem that I faced is that after reading the synopsis of this book, I felt like that’s all the book had. Maybe the synopsis was too long or the story was too short. I wanted more action and less description in the story and that I felt somehow lacked. The author has beautifully carved this book and the concept is totally unique.
The best part of this book is how the author showed the effects of molestation on a girl’s life and how society treats her like a piece of crap, the hardships that Sarojini had to go through and the love story of Jalaj and Sarojini is so elegant and sweet.
This book is a mixture of all genres; thriller, horror, romance, women empowerment (showing how Sarojini stood against the society for her rights) and it gives out a strong message too.
Overall it’s a nice and beautiful story that did lack a bit of cleanliness and was over descriptive but it’s definitely worth trying.
So that’s it for today. I hope you loved this review. I will be back soon with one more review and hope you all are safe and sound. Take care and see you soon, until then…
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