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When Ruby Iyer's best friend is
kidnapped by the despotic Dr Kamini Braganza, she will do anything to rescue
him. Anything, including taking the help of the mysterious Vikram Roy, a
cop-turned-rogue on a mission to save Bombay. The city needs all the help it
can get, and these two are the only thing standing between its total
destruction by Dr Braganza's teen army. As Bombay falls apart around them, will
Ruby be able to save her friend and the city? Will she finally discover her
place in a city where she has never managed to fit in? And what about her
growing feelings for Vikram?
blurb gives you ample hints. The story is about a young girl fighting not only
the outside world but also all her inner conflicts and demons.
is the backdrop. The author paints Ruby's Bombay beautifully by describing
every street, bus stop, railway station as it is; along with the malls, five
star hotels, skyscrapers, etc. The intent of the writer is also to acquaint the
readers how to live in Bombay, a place with an assorted culture.
I like best about Laxmi’s writing is her powerful and unique voice, a voice
that drags you into Ruby’s world. The author uses first person writing, giving
us direct access to Ruby mind, you can taste her emotions displaying the ill
effects of a neglected childhood. It’s refreshing to have a strong woman at the
centre of a book set in India.
being like any other angry teenager, who is fighting her parents, the society
and the world at every step of the way, Ruby is unique. Her uniqueness is the
strength of her character. She is a girl with a clear understanding of right
from wrong, and a conviction which she will follow through, even to the point
of jumping into the sea to save a total stranger.
Hariharan blends culture, youth, emotion and life in one brilliant novel. She
has poured her heart and soul into this book. As a young adult read, this book
tests one thing - friendship.
fast paced thriller is what this book promises to be and not one single dull
moment in the entire book. It leaves the reader wanting for more from this
series. It is UN-put-down-able to put it simply. And when I did finish it, I
was simply at a loss for words.
is another interesting character, at first he seems aloof and it's difficult to
figure him out, but as the story progresses you learn more and more about him
and his feelings. Finally is Dr B. and least said the better, she is one evil
piece of work.
were so many aspects of the book that had me hooked-the neatly woven storyline,
the wonderfully narrated turns of events and the crisp narration. The story is
peppered with twists and turns, stunning action scenes, intense romantic
moments, unexpected events, some great surprises. This is what made this suspense
thriller a classic for me.
book is full of action, mystery, magic, love, friendship! A breathless book, action
pings off every other page! Lively, refreshing, seamless storytelling.
makes a suspense thriller classic is the main treasure of this story, it is
thoroughly unpredictable yet the flow of the story is never distorted. Just
read the book and discover how a thriller can thrill you.
you are looking for a strong female character, this is a must read. The day
Bollywood decides to make a ‘Heroine’ movie in the back drop of Bombay, Ruby
Iyer shall be the place to start. There is every element in the story to be
turned into a fine movie!