Friday, November 13, 2015

The First Life of Vikram Roy by Laxmi Hariharan (Ruby Iyer Series, #1.5)

The First Life of Vikram Roy
by Laxmi Hariharan

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Ruby Iyers - Book 1.5
Publication Date: September 25, 2015
Publisher: Read Out Loud
ISBN-10: 1517262682
ISBN-13: 978-1517262686
Genre: YA Dystopian | Coming of Age
Print Length: 208 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
His family is being held to ransom by a deadly mastermind.

Vikram never should have left his family, but when Vikram's father bring his half-brother Vishal home, life will never be the same.

Vikram thinks things will be better now that he's gone. He's met the love of his life, his future looks bright and then everything is shattered.

Now, his family's life is hanging in the balance, and only Vikram can do what needs to be done to save them.
 The First Life of Vikram Roy by Laxmi Hariharan 
(Ruby Iyer Series, #1.5)

The First Life of Vikram Roy (Ruby Iyer Series, #1.5)How did Vikram become he man he is today? Laxmi Hariharan gives us his story, before he knew Ruby, unveiling the events that brought him to the life he now lives.

As a child, Vikram was privileged, intelligent and a quick study. See his life in snapshot focus as he grows form a child and is forced to become a man with a mission, a man tortured by his memories and the truths he uncovers. Vikram finds young love, discovers how fleeting it can be, and discovers the secrets of his father’s life and the reasons he lived it. He had a good life, was always mature for his age and had no idea of the depths of the secrets he was protected from until the day his father returned, brutally murdered.

Determined to be the man of the house, it is only with much soul-searching that he goes off to college only to receive the final blow that entraps him in a new world, a new life and a darkness that knows no limits. Can Vikram keep his family safe by becoming a puppet to a mysterious and powerful master or is he just another pawn in a game he cannot win?

The First Life of Vikram Roy by Laxmi Hariharan is just that, the untainted life of a brilliant and promising young man before his world become one of shadows and chaos. Laxmi Hariharan has brought the Vikram we know into better focus by telling his story and making him completely human in the process. A wonderful read, filled with pain, loss and heartache as one boy becomes the man he never expected to be.

I received this copy from Laxmi Hariharan in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Thank you for your wonderful review!

  2. I have got to read this series! Hopefully, after the first of the year, I'll have more time to get to books I've been wanting to read. Working on that now.