I have been reading Apeksha’s fiction blog since I got to know her through the Write Tribe community. I have always enjoyed reading her spy stories and so I was waiting for her debut book to release.
I particularly feel very proud of all my blogger friends who have upgraded themselves to become published authors and so I was very excited to receive a signed Author’s copy from Apeksha.
After I posted a story on my Instagram about ‘Along Came A Spyder’, many of my friends inquired about the book and so I thought I should be writing a review on the blog too.
So, here it is.
About the Author:
Apeksha Rao is a homoeopath by profession and a writer by passion. She wrote her first story at the age of seven and her stories have won her many awards in her school and college. ‘Along came a Spyder’ is her debut novel. The prequel to her novel goes by the name ‘Itsy Bitsy Spyder’.
Apeksha, a born and bred Mumbaikar now resides at Bengaluru. As she explored her new city, she was inspired to start a food blog, in addition to her already popular fiction blog.
About the book/Blurb:
Along Came A Spyder is a story of a seventeen-year-old girl, Samira Joshi, who has only one dream and that is to become a spy. Spying runs in her genes and her parents have been training her since she was a kid. Samira is a sassy and witty teenager who is determined to achieve her dream even after she finds out that her parents are suddenly wary of her choosing to become a spy and wants her to be a doctor instead.
When she sees a college friend being trapped by a pimp, Samira does some spying of her own and discovers the existence of a secret sisterhood of teen spies. She is keen to join this group and achieve her dream. However, she isn’t sure if they want her.
What I Liked
‘Along Came A Spyder’ is a fast-paced thriller in the young adult genre. The story is full of unpredictable twists and turns that kept me on the edge. Samira is a bold teenager who can be a role model for young girls. The manner in which she navigates through the dangerous situations tactfully using advanced technology is very thrilling and exciting to read.
Along came a Spyder’ breaks all myths that surround a debut novel. I don’t want to give away any spoilers so can’t write much about the story but intriguing plot, impressive characters and a book that you will read the beginning to end at one go.
A page-turner. A complete entertainer.
I would like to mention that I have grown reading Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle and as a reader, I was mightily impressed by Apeksha Rao’s debut spy novel.
This book is what all feminists and cheerleaders for young female adults will love.
Grab your copy now