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The Itsy Bitsy Spyder – Book Review

Book Blurb: What do you do when your mother feels that you don’t trust her?

If you’re Samira Joshi, and your mother is an elite spy who works for RAW, the first thing you do is … hide the knives.
After that, you go straight to the therapist that she has chosen.
For, when your mother knows seventeen different ways to kill a man, you don’t argue with her. Much.
Unless she’s trying to destroy your dreams.
Then, you fight dirty. Like a spy.
Samira is sweet, sassy, and almost seventeen. She dreams of becoming a badass spy like her parents.
And, why not?
That’s exactly what her parents have trained her to be.
So, why is her mother suddenly acting like a typical Indian mom and pushing her to be a doctor?
Samira can swear on her stack of covert operative manuals that it has something to with her mother’s last mission.
Her therapist disagrees. She feels the key to the mystery lies in Samira’s childhood.
Between her mother’s drama, a trouble-making grandmother, and a confused therapist, Samira’s life is spinning out of control.
What’s a good spy to do when her dreams are in danger?
 
This book is the prequel to Along Came A Spyder, the first book in The Spyder Series.
About the Author
Apeksha Rao is a homoeopath by profession and a writer by passion. A polyglot, fluent in six languages by the age of five, she fell in love with words very early in life. She wrote her first story at the age of seven, and her stories and plays won many accolades in school and college. She is also an amateur sitar player.
 
A Mumbaikar, born and bred, Apeksha comes from a family of doctors. At the ripe age of thirty-four, she wound up her practice and moved to Bengaluru, and as she explored her new city, she was inspired to start a food blog, in addition to her already-popular fiction blog.
 
Apeksha has been lauded for her taut and gripping stories that always come with a twist at the end. She is a keen observer of human nature, something that is reflected in her stories.
 
Book Review
First, when I started reading the book it turned out to be a story of a young Indian adult who fights her battle to fulfil her dream of becoming a spy.  When I read the first few pages, I thought why is it like this always and why young adults in India need to take up a career that their parents like rather than what they like to take up as their career in life? But as the story progressed I found the girl adventurous, and strong-willed, and I truly admire her character now.
The author has crafted the story with great detail and the best part is behind every character she has brought out the reason of why the character behaves the way it does and what makes them do what they do. I want to read her next book in the series along came the spyder as soon as possible as I cant wait to see the young girl\’s dream come true. This book is a fun-filled thriller with a wonderful message.
The Thank You Way
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The Review is a part of a book review program by Blogchatter
 I want to thank the author as well as blogchatter for allowing me to read and review this book.
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