Tantra – By Adi – Book Review

Anu is a leather wearing, no-nonsense professional guardian with a reputation for killing the most dangerous vampires in New York City. But when her enemies murder the one person she truly cared about, all she wants is vengeance. The only clue points to New Delhi, so Anu puts in for a job transfer.

In India, she finds more than she expected. For one thing, her fellow operatives have made a truce with the vampires. For another, it’s way too hot to wear leather. At first, it seems nu’s biggest challenge will be evading the nice boys her aunt wants her to marry. But when children start disappearing, she discovers forces older and darker than anything she’s faced before. All of Delhi is in danger, especially the sexy stranger who sets Anu’s pulse racing. To prepare for the coming battle, Anu must overcome her personal demons and put aside years of training. This time, her most powerful weapon will come from her mind, not her weapons belt.

My Take:
When I received the book from Blogadda, the first thing that fascinated me was the cover! The dark lightning night, bold red font and the fierce Anu holding a dagger in her hand would catch anyone’s attention.  Besides, its quite rare to find an Indian fantasy thriller. With enough reasons in mind I decided to give it a try. Not to forget,  the protaganist here is a lady ;)..That sure gives this book an extra brownie point 😛
I was quite happy with the character of Anu. She is everything a vampire slayer needs to be. She is gifeted with slayer skills, walks around the streets of Delhi wearing leather clothes.She is fiercely independent who is willing to go to any extent to seek revenge. She looks very tough from outside but has her own share of emotions. Although Delhi does not look very interesting to her in the beginning, her journey takes an adventurous turn when she decides to fight against Delhi’s most popular Godman Baba Senaka, to stop him from using tantric magic.
Amit, her friend and fellow vampire hunter is a very charming guy. Anu’s aunty and her constant search to find a groom for Anu were hilarious.
The language is not extra-ordinary. It is infact the simple language with some subtle humor that makes it a good read.
The book, according to me was a bit lengthy  More emphasis was given on narratives which made it a little stretchy. There was no mention of how Anu became a vampire hunter. A bit more detail  from her past would have made it interesting.
In short the book is a good one time read.

Rating: 3/5.

  • Book : Tantra By Adi
  • Author: Adi
  • Publisher : Apeejay Stya Publishing
  • MRP: 195/-

This review is a part of the Book Reviews Program by BlogAdda.com.



7 responses

  1. i wont say its a great book, but reading it gives a mixed feelings na.. 🙂

    1. Hey AM- Yes, very much! Gave me a voodoo kind of feeling 😛

  2. I was confused before reading your review whether to pick this book up or not but now I think I will give it a pass. Good review

    1. Jas! Thanks..Don’t have too many expectations. Let us know your take on it 🙂

  3. I somehow am fixated to foreign authors in the fantasy thriller genre, even Krishna Key did not impress me that much 🙄

    1. Arey, there is no way we can compare Indian authors with foreign ones when it comes to fantasy fiction. By the far the only person who is remotely close is Amish. I loved the Shiva trilogy. This book, as I said is a nice one time read but no way in the fantasy league!

  4. Hmm…. not a book I would pick naturally. But I would like to try though 😛 I am not too fond of vampires 😛 I haven’t read Twilight either. I will read this one if I find it because it just feels different!

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