12 Must-Read Books Of This Summer: DE MODE APR-MAY-JUN 2021 ISSUE

UPDATED: JULY 30, 2021 00:00 HRS IST | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JULY 27, 2021 14:41 HRS IST


DE MODE brings you an unbelievable list of 12 amazing books written by Author Prraveen Khumar N, Author S.G. Blaise, Author K.J. Kruk, Author D.W. Plato, Author Xandrea Castaldi, Author Joy L. Brite, Author Keith Brandon, Author Taylor S Norman, Author Effie M. Kalaitzdis, Author Carlos Harleaux, Author Melody Saleh and Author Joy Jenkins that you must read this summer season during sunbath with a collection of drinks & snacks and don't forget to drink lots of water and use your sunscreen when tanning, to avoid your beautiful skin getting burnt...Winkies! Also, read the exclusive author interviews that will help you understand their writing style and the level of research they have done to put their book on your table.


1. 'BATTLE FOR POWER' - BY AUTHOR PRRAVEEN KHUMAR

When it comes to the goriest of crimes, the offenders often mess the evidence and fabricate a false diversion to mislead the investigators. As a consequence, many investigators get themselves entrapped into the deception and choose to close these cases presumptuously with the planted evidence that seem circumstantial. But, I, Thilak Ratnagar, have never addressed a case as presented- cause there is always more than what meets the eye!


On a day that started casually, all it took was a single call from the Commissioner asking me to investigate a dead body in a Lake to turn my world upside down. What seemed like a suicide dragged me into a black hole of multiple high-profile murders, a personal involvement, and a national threat.


Author Prraveen Khumar N has very well brought the theme in an interesting manner, there’s no surprise this IITian has huge knowledge on the subject and passion for bringing the Novel with emotion and the dedicated Police Officer Mr Thilak’s role in cracking the case, with the support of PM to save our future Scientists and the Mission.


Join Author Prraveen Khumar N on a 50-hour journey into a topsy-turvy ride full of thrills, twists, turns, multiple face-offs with death in unwinding a treacherous plan to break the backbone of India. Get your copy now!!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - PRRAVEEN KHUMAR N

Prraveen Khumar N is a Civil Engineer from IIT Madras and currently works for a leading housing finance company as a country head. He is an avid book reader, a trained singer and a huge cricket enthusiast apart from being an excellent leader in his professional life.

"Battle for Power" is his second book and was launched by Padma Shri Kamal Hassan and published by Emerald Publishers. He has authored a best seller novel titled “ An Incredible Indian Rescue”, which is available on all major platforms.








BOOK REVIEWS

'I must appreciate Mr Prraveen Khumar for his intelligence and in-depth knowledge on a difficult subject and his ability to present it as an interesting story for the readers. Here is an unputdownable book, and I recommend the readers to read it in one go to savour its moments and appreciate its brilliance.'

- Dr G. Dhananjayan - Film Producer & Founder-Director of BOFTA FILM INSTITUTE


Refreshingly beautiful storyline! One of the finest gripping stories I have read in a very long time. The book is like a wonderful weekend drive and the narrative flows through beautifully. The author's painstaking research reflects the depth of such a detailed plot. Highly recommended!

- Siddharth


2. 'THE LAST LUMENIAN' - BY AUTHOR S. G. BLAISE

The Last Lumenian by S.G. Blaise is a sci-fi fantasy novel. It is the first instalment of this series. This riveting story is filled with action, adventure, romance, drama, and suspense. Lilla, the female protagonist, is a princess with a heartwarming and beautiful personality. She is brave yet a bit confused, she is strong yet soft-hearted. The story starts with Lilla on a space mission, her ship in peril, facing multiple collisions with asteroids.


She faces certain death, seemingly no hope of survival. The story rewinds to where all it started. What is her mission? Where is she travelling? What is the source of her peril? Who are the refugees? If you are into an out-worldly civilization based story with advanced technology, this book is for you.


The story takes you to a universe filled with epic battles, vivid mind-boggling backdrops, wonderful events, magical tools, and a constellation of galaxies with deep, dark characters who are blessed with technology blended with elemental magic. They live in vast worlds, fighting for power and amidst it, all is a strong female hero. As she fights to save the Seven Galaxies, she also fights inner battles to become the hero she needs to be. A thrilling story for readers of all ages. Get your copy now!!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - S. G. BLAISE

S. G. Blaise hails from a faraway land in Europe. She wrote her first short story at ten. A terrible nightmare with spider-like creatures inspired her to put her dream to paper. The following day, she read the story to her class and got a positive response. She thinks adding a joke or two helped.

At the time, author S.G. Blaise didn’t really think she would be a writer. She wasn’t thinking about it much at that age. Not to mention, she really didn’t like to read. She can never forget the moment when it all changed. At 13, she picked up the book her dad had been trying to convince her to read for years and decided to give it a chance. Author Blaise read it, standing by the bookcase (it was a small book, no more than 200 pages). From that point forward, her passion for books and reading continued to grow. She began to identify her favourite authors and genres.



AWARDS
  • 2020 New York Book Festival - Winner: Romance & Honourable Mention: Science Fiction

  • 2020 San Francisco Book Festival - Winner: Science Fiction

  • 2020 Annual Best Book Awards - Winner: Best Cover-Fiction

  • 2020 New England Book Festival - Winner: Science Fiction

VISIT AUTHOR S.G. BLAISE OFFICIAL WEBSITE TO READ MORE FROM HER DESK, www.sgblaise.com and www.thelastlumenian.com and follow her on Instagram, @sgblaiseofficial.


3. 'LEO GRAY AND THE LUNAR ECLIPSE' - BY AUTHOR K. J. KRUK

Who hasn't dreamed of going to the moon? That dream for eleven-year-old Leo Gray is about to come true - but he’s in for the surprise of his life!


In the year 2113, most people live in robotically maintained homes, ride around in self-flying cars, and wear ozone-resistant clothes. Most people that are; just not Leo Gray’s parents. They’re stuck in the past, and science know-it-all Leo is completely fed up with his beyond-embarrassing living arrangement with them. But when he enters a rocket-building competition for a chance to attend the Lunar Academy, Leo’s luck finally seems to turn in his favour!


However, it's not long after stepping foot into his dorm room that Leo discovers the moon’s celebrated city is harbouring a world of dark secrets. It's soon a race against the clock for Leo and his friends Andromeda Groves (a code-hacking whiz from Canada), Pavo Digby (a history buff from Brazil), and Grus Pinwheel (a musically gifted and comically endearing Aussie) intercept and foil plans to destroy the city—leaving the group’s leader faced with a decision that no eleven-year-old should ever have to make: save Earth or save himself and the city he fought so hard to reach. Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse is an epic adventure set in a wonderfully imaginative, futuristic world overflowing with robots, anti-gravity sports, superhero-Esque suspense, and page after page of laughter and heart that will leave boys and girls equally gripped under its spell! Get your copy now!!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - K. J. KRUK

K. J. Kruk is a multi-award-winning author and illustrator of the bestselling hit middle-grade novel, Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse. Kruk is also the creator of The Super Stellar Dream Scholarship - a year-round scholarship that provides financial assistance and encouragement to students pursuing innovative and altruistic goals in the Arts and STEM—and is the founder of TOLA, an online learning platform that promotes creative thinking via individualized educational content with Leo Gray Books.

Author Kruk has created a highly imaginative futuristic world that is bound to ignite young minds for years to come! With impeccable command of the English language and a solid dose of humour, K. J. Kruk will leave readers thirsting to know: What comes after Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse?








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