April 07, 2016

Book Review: Waves in the sky by Rakhi Jayashankar

Waves in the sky

Author: Rakhi Jayashankar
Publisher: Cyberwit.net
Rating: 3.5/5

Friends are lifeline. Every moment spent with them is not only precious but essential. “Waves in the sky” is a melodrama, with perfect amalgamation of friendship and mystery. The story is about six friends, who are more like the birds of a feather, flocking together. They see eye to eye with each other and are extremely strong headed. Tied together with the help of their mother Banyan- Ms. Malini, the Canaries are determined to fight all odds and stay together. But a sudden turn of tables, puts them in a quandary. But with the strength of unity, they surpass every storm and solve the mystery.

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My opinion
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ― Helen Keller

“Waves in the sky” is a subtle yet interesting story about six friends, who support each other through the thick and thin. The title of the book could have been better as it seems a little ambiguous until you read through several chapters. The blurb is apt and precise. The font (style, size) is fine. The cover of the book is gloomy and does not suffice with the plot. The author has successfully crafted the characters of ‘Canaries’ and efficiently portrayed their childhood, teenage and adolescence and the wonderful relationship that they share. The novella is medium paced, with short and to-the-point chapters. The ambience smells of good old days and the plot contains sufficient twists and turns.

The proofreading and editing is fine. The use of vocabulary is splendid. I loved the names used for some of the characters- ‘Raihana’ and ‘Naivedya’. I also liked the way the author has divided each phase of life. The titles are truly amazing.

The mysterious part of the plot has been executed very well by the author. She has, indeed, succeeded in keeping the readers glued to the book. The climax, however, did not quite meet up with the expectations that were raised during the book.

Overall, good effort by the author!

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