Baked Reviews

  • This book offers a move on guide to all those who have been in tough times. There are ways out of every situation the thing is when you start seeking! The author has well narrated the tale of a heartbreak and recovery as Rayan found his way out of disdain. Akshita and Rayan had a relationship of a fairytale circumstances turned so that they were parted. Rayan was broken and sad beyond words. Fina
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    - Thank You Love

  • Wild Card is a heartwarming story of a dejected father, Karan Mehrotra, once a rising tennis star and his Light-At-The-End-Of-The-Tunnel daughter, Roshni. After losing his wife, Riya in an accident, Karan walks away from the fame and glamour to care for the only thing Riya left behind: Their daughter. When after years of probing, Karan finally tells Roshni about his glamourous past, she ignites a
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    - Wild Card

  • When you read a book and it reminds you of your old memories, trust me;you can’t stop yourself from saying that the book is super awesome. Yes, “Blemishing The Odds” was one such book. I got so engrossed while reading the book that could not stop myself from completing it in one go. The book for many times made me forget that Raghav & Trisha are the characters in the book. I
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    - Blemishing the Odds- Book review

  • Review: 8 Days a Week, a novel based on the life of a salesman who put extra ordinary efforts to sell different product of the company. Rohan aka Ron, 25 years old completed his MBA from IIMT Ghaziabad and done his internship at IFICI Bank. He was an average student in college but had a good knowledge about selling. There was this girl, Anu who came in his li
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    - 8 Days a Week- book review

  • This year. I have been slow in reading books. I have been focusing my energies and devoting time to two yet to be finished project. I picked up ‘CURTAIN CALL’- Compiled and edited by Rafaa Dalvi and published under ‘Half-Baked beans’ featuring stories by 20 storytellers, on request of one of the authors ( Sanhita Barua – story ‘Ablaze Within’ i). I
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    - Curtain Call - Edited by Rafaa Dalvi

  • 8 days a week is a hilarious book written by debutante Niraj Satnalika. This book serves us story of normal sales officer in very hilarious way. Book Title and Cover- Book Title is apt and interesting. Cover hints us about the numbers and job. Both title and cover are complementing each other. Blurb is short and interesting. Overall First Impression of our book demands attention of readers. Lang
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    - 8 Days a Week- book review

  • The first thing that strikes you is the title of the book and you just cannot wait to finish the book to find out its significance. For me, a book is a success if it keeps me hooked and that is what this book did. The journey of Roshan is so relatable that one often sees their own reflections. The author has put in a lot of effort in sketching the characters that give them a sharp edge. Roshan, A
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    - The American Indian Dream

  • When i saw the cover i thought, it is all going to be about banking and numbers. but as they say dont judge a book by its cover. this book is filled with surprises. a short and amazing read. Full of satirical and humorous lines that a sales person faces through his college to work life.how life is tough for the sales officer. at times when he is managing everything and at times when it all mismat
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    - 8 Days a Week- book review

  • The new era story ... something out of true-love-happens-only-ones cliche!!!You will find a simple,naive,laid back man who is ruled by his heart who onlywished for warmth of love and care and never give up to try for that on the lead in the story!Join him with the book :)
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    - Love me like you do- Amazon verified Book review

  • " First Love Matters ...So does the Second " is the debut work of 20 year old Vishal Shah . Plot belongs to YA category jammed with Emotions , revolving around a cancer patient Vishal and is narrated in Ist form by the protagonist itself in most part of the writing .Story launched with Vishal's days of schooling , 10th Standard , where he used to study with his best friends Shaurya , Myra , Aaryah
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    - First love matters; So does Second- Book review

  • I don’t know what to say, it consist of 60% Thrillers, 30% horror & 10% comedy. So it was better if it had been thrillers as a layman person I would have expected equal ratios of the same. The book is a pre-signed copy where all the contributing authors have autographed it, so i can say something different. I wont say I was disappointed with the book, few story did gave me chills. Few st
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    - Myriad Tales- Book Review

  • A gripping novel , unput downable from beginning till end.
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    - Crime- I love Book Review

  • A quick read and undoubtedly a good thriller.. Deserves a big review.Book has 2 different stories. I mean totally different. Even if 2 are thrillers both of them are very much different. I liked both. I finished the book in 4 hrs. It is a goodread for ones with little time but love reading.Frozen summer is a real good one. The climax and last 25 pages blew me away. This story made me cry and I lov
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    - Frozen Summer- Book Review

  • “Love, again” is a delightful read. The cover is picturesque, with all the dreamy colors and the title is self explanatory. The first story, “These lines of mehendi”, has been beautifully crafted but is predictable to a large extent. The narration is lucid, the expressions and dialogues give life to the characters. Lalitha is the protagonist opposite to Shrikant and both th
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    - Love again- Book review

  • “The less you reveal, the more people can wonder.” “The Maut-e-matician” is a fast paced novella with a spoonful of mystery, a spoonful of excitement, a spoonful of trauma and a spoonful of amazement, making it a complete thriller package. The cover of the book is apt. The language is expressive and lucid. The author has done a wonderful job in portraying every character. N
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    - The Maut-E-Maticians- Book Review

  • Saiber's 'Stardust and Sheets' is an epitome of strong yet soulful writing, nowhere subtle as it is a journey through the chaos of the Universe within ourselves. The book engulfs various manifestations of love and life.It speaks volumes of the writer's skill and ability to engage the reader in the depths of her lines. She mesmerizes with her heartfelt and honest writing. The beauty of her words wi
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    - Stardust and Sheets- Book Review

  • The name of the book speaks of something lost in time, or of some things perhaps forgotten. It is the debut book by the Half Baked Beans Publishing. I like this name. ‘Half Baked Beans’- to me it means something that’s in process, midway in the journey of ‘baking’, not accomplished yet aspiring. Many thanks to Namrata for introducing me to this wonderful collection of
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    - Time lost Atlas- Book Review

  • Bhaskaryya has used a very easy and powerful language to convey whatever he wants. His narrative style in this book has been as if you are reading an autobiographical take on one's life. This makes the book more interesting. He has invested all the time in expressing different character, their thinking, their ideology and passing on a beautiful story to us rather than narrating useless conversatio
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    - The Unwanted Shadow- Book Review

  • How many times have you wondered on the lines of ‘What if I had done what I wanted – how different would my life be then?’Well, going by the book (being semi-autobiographical) our author here surely has nothing to regret – been everywhere, done everything.Truly the ‘girl with the Kaleidoscope eyes’, Deepali takes us through the roller-coaster of bizarre encounte
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    - Twisted Twenties- Book Review

  • Somebody have said it so right that ‘if you are in Love’ Well that is ‘Heartbreak in Progress’One thing I noticed in the writing style of these young authors Chitra & Ritika, the knack of making everything very very very interesting. It really requires great skills because sometimes the subject may look dry at the first instance. The way they have picked up and narrated
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    - Heartbreak in Progress- Book review

  • Won this in the official Giveaway. I thank Kritika Sharma for a copyAnd a copy it was. Half Baked Beans have done a great job with this books' design. It is really nice to hold and the smoothness is something I can't write but exclude at the same time from my review.You may think I am crazy, but I do judge the books cover art and there handiness! In terms of that, top 5 covers I have felt this yea
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    - Live-in with a Ghost- Book Review

  • I know I'm stretching the word riveting a little but I'm allowed to take my liberties with my own challenge. From page one i was enthralled and i could not put it down.I've developed an affinity for the authors clarity in particular, especially in her description of the characters with exquisite details yet not overwhelming you with the same, and the cleverness with which the plots are presented t
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    - Until the Sun sets- Book Review

  • “No Time to Pause” is a perfect narration of experiences that a young and enthusiastic girl goes through, during her college life. The cover of the book is nice and catchy. The title is apt. The blurb is precise and urges the readers to turn the pages of the book.The font (size and style) is fine. No where during the narrative will the reader be bored. The way the authoress has project
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    - No Time to Pause- Book review

  • Before noting down my opinions for the book, let me enlighten you a bit about ‘Yama’.Yama or Yamarāja, is the god of death. In the Vedas, Yama is said to have been the first mortal who died. By virtue of precedence, he became the ruler of the departed.Naraka (hell) in Hinduism is referred as a place where the soul is purified of sin by its suffering. In Hindu mythology, Naraka holds m
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    - Yama- Book Review

  • This novel by Suddhabrata Deb Roy is a lucid description of a small town middle class society, a middle class boy and his ups and downs in life. This is a book to which more or less all small town teens can relate to. I myself can relate few incidents of my life to this book, the matric exam environment, the typical tuition centres, i could relive my teenage while going though the pages of this bo
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    - Emancipation- Book Review

  • The book throws light on some massive social issues like discrimination based on religion and communities, child marriage, the pressure of choice to be made between the dream and the duties etc.The characters have been portrayed well to an extent but in the start the reader would find them a little bit unjustifying, insensitive and practical more then needed.The cover of book nicely goes with the
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    - An eye for an eye- Book Review

  • Tagged for me turned out to be a wonderful read!! The story and narration was so engaging from the very first chapter that you would not keep the book down till u are done with it!! I just loved how the story picked up so fast...the humor. The characterization.. the book is expressive maintaining well the level of ..excitement and quality story telling methodology!!(Which is the author’s USP
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    - Tagged

  • Fast paced psycho-thriller with balanced emotions, twists and turns and well turned out characters- all this makes ‘Scarlet Nights’ a complete potboiler. This book is a movie material. The story is gripping and has the potential to keep the readers engrossed. This is one such story that promises to take you through a rollercoaster ride all along. There are ingredients of joy, sorrow, h
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    - Scarlet Nights

  • The cover is appealing in the sense its blue hues hints at the bland life of the people working in the aviation industry. As you leaf over and star reading, it picks up the pace. The writer has very nicely summed up the life of the airline crew members that is constantly under the sun. Its a different  story because very  few writers attempt to pick up a sector t
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    - Flying Colors- A Book Review


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    - Our book Frozen Summer & Columbina is covered in Hindu-Bangalore

  • It's been so long I read an Indian author write a crime fiction that was a page turner. The last one I read was may be Seduced By Murder. This book was promising as I liked this author's previous book. The author didn't disappoint me. The book was indeed a page turner and a book that made me glued to it.The story starts with a no nonsense girl Riya visiting a crime scene where her 'boyfriend' Roha
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    - A Minute to Death - Book Review