About the Author: Ferishta Ganga grew up and studied in France where she currently lives with her husband and two children. When she is not busy with family duties, she can be found typing stories on her computer or catching up on her reading.
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Thriller
Synopsis: Alima is a nineteen-year-old, small-town girl who finds out that her parents mysteriously disappeared when she was a child and the person behind all this is no other but Rak, the Governor himself. While her Grandfather warns her to stay away from trouble, she still makes one promise to herself - to fight for justice. She doesn't want to be afraid of this one man who is known to terrorize the population.
Despite the threats, and the spies watching her every move, Alima still tries to bring Rak's criminal activities into the open, but will she be able to continue so when Rak's gorgeous, yet arrogant son, Armaan steps into the mission of keeping an eye on her? He seems cold and imperious, but after four years of absence, Armaan has vowed to join his father's gang. Will he accept to follow his father's rules when he knows how wrong it is to be hurting innocent people? Does he also believe Alima and her grandfather have to be sentenced to death?
Note: I was provided an ARC (advanced reader copy) for review by the author.
I love books that are suspenseful or keep you on the edge of your seat. When I discovered Ferishta on Twitter, and she mentioned that she'd written a thriller, I knew I wanted to read her book. When I discovered that the book also had a romantic subplot I was over the moon.
I will admit that the book started off slow. We were introduced to Alima, the man character, quickly, but it took awhile for the action to kick in. I also never found myself on the edge of my seat, despite the MC finding herself in some very tricky situations. However, I feel that the Ferishta did an excellent job with character development. I was drawn to Alima, her grandfather, and Armaan. I could also relate to Alima's personality; she's a very headstrong young woman. This book was clearly fiction, but it's events seemed like they could happen today. The author did an excellent job with world development.
This book ends on a cliffhanger, and I can honestly say I'm looking forward to reading book two. I can't wait to continue Alima's story.