Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer
by Laxmi Hariharan

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: November 13, 2014
Publisher: Books@Jacaranda
Genre: YA Dystopian
Print Length: 302 pages
Available from: Amazon


A YA thriller, with strong dystopian undertones and a kickass protagonist, taking you on a white knuckle ride through a disintegrating Bombay City.

A girl desperate to rescue her best friend.
A cop willing to do anything to save the city he serves.
A delusional doctor bent on annihilation.

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 reticent Vikram Roy, a mysterious 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?

The Many Lives of Ruby IyerMy Review
The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan

A dystopian world, a girl on a mission to rescue her kidnapped best friend, an evil teen army controlled by a depraved doctor intent on bringing Bombay and beyond to its knees. The scene is set for a gut-clenching ride out of reality and into a fast-paced battle of wills and power.
Bombay is crumbling under the weight of violent destruction, but Ruby Iyers is on a mission and finds an ally in a rogue enforcement officer, Vikram Roy, who has caught her interest on more than one level. Together, these two will take on whoever gets in their way, one step at a time. Is this a coming of age for Ruby? Will she finally see her city for what it is, was and could be? Has she found a purpose for her life, a place to finally fit in? If the demented Dr. has his way, the answer is no, but Ruby has to try. Will she make the right choices?

Laxmi Hariharan can write! She has created a YA thriller that will have you white-knuckling it through each page, as Ruby and Vikram race against time and the enemy to save lives. With great detail and high emotions, Ms. Hariharan’s world feels real, depressed and stark. Ruby is an impressive character who goes with her gut, even if her choices are wrong, but her strong determination makes her a heroine to want to know as she matures before the reader’s eyes. As she leads us around Bombay, there is a mental image of places most of us will only see in pictures. A fascinating tale filled with terror, unease, written in a captivating style that leaves us wanting more.

I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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