Book Review: The Book – read at your own risk by Yogita Joshi | #BlogChatterEBook

Remember the 1964 film, Yaadein by Sunil Dutt? The film is a soliloquy of a man who comes home to find that his wife and son are not at home; he assumes that they have left him and reminiscences his life with them, and scared of his life without them, he regrets his past indiscretions. The film has found an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records in the category of Fewest actors in a narrative film.

The narrative style of Yogita Joshi’s The Book – Read At Your Own Risk bears a striking similarity to award-winning film, Yaadein. 


BlogChatter published Yogita Joshi’s The Book – read at your own risk as part of their Ebook Carnival in May 2020

What is interesting about this book?

A newlywed couple starts their life journey in an entirely unknown city with lots of dreams. When they receive a book as a parcel and start reading “The Book”, their content life takes a U-turn. What’s in the book? Why does the book affect them so much? Where has the book come from? And above all, why does the book say, “Read At Your Own Risk”?  Read twenty-six brief chapters to know A to Z about it.

The author builds suspense and pace through the novel using a book as an anchor piece. I found it intriguing. Yogita has explored the bonding between two best friends interestingly. 

About the author:

Yogita Amit Joshi is an engineer by qualification, a homemaker by profession and a content creator by passion. She believes that words create magic and rhymes are the most melodious chants ever. She has been writing for the past 5 years on her blog Directing My Dreams. She is taking a leap in her writing passion with her first book.

The downside of the book:

I wish that the author would have played up her strengths and told the story in a spiral rather than circular narrative. Another minor issue is that the formatting, editing and proofreading of the novella could have been tighter.

Verdict: 4/5

All those who love suspense explored through relationship dynamics will love this book.


Here’s the FREE download link:

Yogita Joshi’s The Book – Read At Your Own Risk

Quick Snapshot:

  • Book Name: The Book – Read At Your Own Risk
  • Author: Yogita Joshi
  • Reviewed By: Mayura Amarkant (DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter)
  • Publisher: Blogchatter
  • Pages and format (Paperback or eBook): 67 pages, ebook
  • Price: Free download
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Rating: 4/5

Download the book, read it and share your views in the comment section below. 

Penned by:

Mayura Amarkant

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.