The Secret Of The Sculptures By Monika Thakur Book Review

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“You don’t know all this yet , perhaps you do not have all your powers yet . But be sure , they exceed mine . What I searched for , found you “

It took me two whooping days to read this book and the whole time I couldn’t predict what would happen next , which trust me is¬†something refreshing¬†for me. Time and again we come across those books which are different and leave us spellbound with¬†their story weaving techniques, well this book did that to me . I enjoyed every moment of reading it¬†. It tried mingling the present with the secrets of the past . It entwined a beautiful¬†legend along with the protagonists¬†present making you hope for more¬†.

So the story revolves around Maitreyi and her best friend forever Aditi , it showcases Delhi during the summer break with Maitreyi back home from a foreign university and Aditi working as an intern at a museum under her college professors. The beginning is all based on chance encounters. With Maitreyi bumping into a Mr. Seth in her airplane , and then eventually everywhere . Our protagonist has this inkling that Mr. Seth had more to him then what could be seen , and an ability to look inside people. The mystery starts uncovering when both the girls go to the museum for a launching party of a newly found idol , with a mesmerizing story of a warrior princess , kingdom and war to credit its origin . And then eventually it gets lost with the  girls being at the wrong place at the wrong time .

There are supernatural elements at play in this book , which makes it moreover interesting. Such as teleporting , visions , sudden showcase of past events virtually . All in all it the book keeps you enthralled and mesmerized . The book was definitely a page turner with various interesting characters in the mix with a perfect blend of Indian mythology.

And no two college going girls can be left without  guys to partner them up with . So the two girls along with the guys who like them (and vice versa) go on a journey from Delhi to the hills of Belapur trying to undercover the thief and the story behind the idol . There being a lot of running away from the goons and trying to find the culprit.

But I personally felt that at¬†some points the book got a little slow , and it felt as if the guys for the protagonists ¬†wanted to be a¬†part of the action without the girls being there, in a way¬†trying to save them , which at¬†points irritated¬†me , so the comebacks the girls gave were perfect . Because more than girl/boy there is always power in numbers in an adventure . ¬†And the protagonist has to be there everywhere (she’s of high importance)

So if you want to try a mystery, adventure book with the Indian context read this , because trust me it wont disappoint . It had the perfect combinations of emotions , come backs, situation and dialogues with the end making you want more . I personally feel that there should be a sequel because there is a lot more that can be unraveled .

“put a passably decent face on a guy and her friend would be insensible to all other deficits”

Disclaimer: Thanks to the author for a copy. All opinions are my own.


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE BOOK ?

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!  HAPPY READING  !

 

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