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“It is weird that I still meet my mother almost every day. I am 35 years old. But that is not why it is weird. It is because nobody else has seen her since 18th September, 20 years ago. Because, that is the day she died.”Meet Ria, the charming woman with an edge. Her life is nearly perfect. Or so it seemed, until one fateful day an accident wipes out parts of her memory. S“It is weird that I still meet my mother almost every day. I am 35 years old. But that is not why it is weird. It is because nobody else has seen her since 18th September, 20 years ago. Because, that is the day she died.”Meet Ria, the charming woman with an edge. Her life is nearly perfect. Or so it seemed, until one fateful day an accident wipes out parts of her memory. Suddenly, she starts to experience strange visions involving repressed childhood memories which send shivers down her spine. A man called ‘Anuj’ whom she can’t remember. The sadness that led to her mother’s sudden death. Answers that her husband Jay refuses to share.Secrets begin to resurface and Ria is left with no option but to confront her own fears.Twisted is a tale of love, family and friendship, where bitter memories and shocking truths drive everyone to the point where they have to decide – Will the relationships crumble to dust or can love really conquer all?...

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Number of Pages : 254 Pages
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  • Sayan Basak
    2018-09-22 09:58

    THE TITLE-We often say that never presume to know a person based on the one dimensional window of the internet. A soul can’t be defined by critics, enemies or broken ties with family or friends. Neither can it be explained by posts or blogs that lack facial expressions, tone or insight into the person’s personality and intent. Until people “get that”, we will forever be a society that thinks Beautiful Mind was a spy movie and every stranger is really a friend on Facebook. Twisted is a tale which twists reality with memories. Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about every day, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.REVIEW OF THE BOOK-I recall a quote which said to think of an experience from your childhood. Something you remember clearly, something you can see, feel, maybe even smell, as if you were really there. After all you really were there at the time, weren't you? How else could you remember it? But here is the bombshell: you weren't there. Not a single atom that is in your body today was there when that event took place. Every bit of you has been replaced many times over (which is why you eat, of course). You are not even the same shape as you were then. The point is that you are like a cloud: something that persists over long periods, while simultaneously being in flux. Matter flows from place to place and momentarily comes together to be you. Ris’s character was designed similar to this fashion, very beautifully. The memory- that persists for a long time, the character- which is instantaneous.I loved the way the author has brought in the context of childhood in the plot. Because children grow up, we think a child's purpose is to grow up. But a child's purpose is to be a child. Nature doesn't disdain what lives only for a day. It pours the whole of itself into the each moment. We don't value the lily less for not being made of flint and built to last. Life's bounty is in its flow, later is too late. Where is the song when it's been sung? The dance when it's been danced? It's only we humans who want to own the future, too. We persuade ourselves that the universe is modestly employed in unfolding our destination. Love, too plays a central theme of the plot. The characterization of Anuj gives us the glimpse that there is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing momentAnd finally the theme of memory does steal away the show. We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideasTo know more Ria, please order your copy from https://www.amazon.in/Twisted-Shravya...RATINGS-Overall I would like to rate the book 45 on a scale of 50.4 stars out of 51. Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/102. Net emotions in the story- 9/103. Usage of words and phrases-9/104. The title, cover and the illustration-9/105. The net impact on the readers- 9/10Reviewed by-Sayan BasakKolkata

  • Deepti
    2018-10-05 08:05

    “Imagination is just distorted reality.”‘Twisted’ captures the reader’s imagination from the first page of its prologue itself. Ria, the attractive protagonist, is involved in an accident that leaves her a trifle confused about her life and the people populating it. She begins seeing visions which leave her even more confused as repressed memories of childhood spring up.“Somehow, after the accident, it feels like all my memory is there, but it has been jolted out of its place. The bits of memory are floating around in my head and it is up to me to put each part back where it belongs.”Ria’s son, Dhruv, means the world to her. However, she is not as sure about her husband, Jay, whom she addressed by another name after the accident – Anuj. As visions assail her, the intensity of her emotions haunts her. Her psychiatrist, Lekha, and her close friend, Sanjana, try and get the missing bits of her memory back. When she meets her neighbour, Tanmay, she is further shocked and unsettled. Many interesting characters populate the pages of Shravya Gunipudi’s thrilling book – Uncle Raghu, Aunty Haritha and Sheela, Gaurav and of course, Jhansi, Ria’s exquisite sister.Jhansi tries to reconcile Ria with her father, the father who left her alone with her mother, and moved away so that he could take care of the former. There are many hidden resentments within Ria’s heart at his so-called betrayal. Her mother’s words resonate in her heart.“Sometimes we are so consumed by hatred that we forget how to love.”What are the secrets that have turned Ria’s life into a mystery? What is the connection between Lekha, Tanmay, Anuj and Jay? Why does everyone around her try and protect her from the truth of her past? Who is the mysterious Gaurav and how is he involved in the whole web that has been spun around her? Why does her dead mother make sudden, whimsical appearances before her? ‘Twisted’ tells a tale that keeps the reader on tenterhooks, as it takes a winding path that has a shock at every turn. Shravya Gunipudi’s style of narration is masterly especially since a plot, so psychological and convoluted, could have confused the readers out of their wits. Instead, it has clearly defined guideposts that aid them on.For those that love psychological thrillers, this is a masterpiece. As it is for those who enjoy a good story!

  • Sana Shekh
    2018-09-18 10:05

    If I have to sum up this book in one word, I would simply say - WOW.Twisted by Shravya Gunipudi is a gem in itself . Starting with the cover, undoubtedly it is very enticing. Just like the painted canvas conveys a lot of hidden meaning, in the same way the cover speaks a lot . It is clearly telling the readers that life is a mixture of different shades. The bold face of the lady with contrasting colour is giving the book the desired effect . The title couldn't have been better . I loved the way a single word is used to aptly summarise the complete story in a single word .The plot of the story is very unique. The wiping away of Ria's memory, the meeting of Ria with her mother, the contrasting characters of men , all these elements added to the uniqueness of the story. I loved the writing style of the author. The characters are very well crafted and I almost fell in love with Jay .The narrative style is very intriguing and the language is lucid. The unexpected twists and turns were cherry on the cake and keep me glued till the end.Just like the light and dark shades of colours on the canvas, the life is also a shades of different colours. Also I loved the point where the author beautifully explains that the experiences of the childhood have a very important role to play in ones growth. These incidents tend to stay in the subconscious mind of a child and can have very serious impacts on the child when he/she grows up. Young children are like clay and must be moulded with love and care.The only thing I found not up to mark is the blurb. It could have been much better. Also some incidents are unnecessarily explained that slowed the pace at some points. Overall a good read.Rating -4/5

  • Sumith Chowdhury
    2018-10-06 09:51

    The cover is really well designed, without boasting it. Keeping it simple and intact.The title is really well chosen and is apt with the story in hand. Things really go way beyond the term 'twisted.'Theme consists of many elements like memory relapse, pain, happiness, sadness, many lessons to learn.Story is of a young girl who lost her mother during her childhood days. The way she chose to tackle the pain by subsiding a part of her memory, the way she plays with her memories just to ignore the overwhelming pain is what grabs the attentions of the reader. She tends to forget things, does she? There the question arises which will make you run for it, buy it and read in a single breath. The selfless immense depth of a mother for a daughter is what makes the story way much interesting than watching a movie. The amount of suspense and thrill added to it spices things up. Everything seems unreal yet realistic. The author has a fine approach, her writing and speculation of things what matters the most and its commendable.The book really touched my heart and soul. The way it has been written meticulously with little flaws at some places like minor errors, though it can be completely ignored with the flawless attempt made to justify with it.Language is mature and really amazing. Narration is kept excellent.A worth read, a poignant story touching many lives. The characterization and synchronization is what intrigued me to finish it in a single read. A must buy, a must read, a page turner, life changer, willing to read it again & again.

  • Shilpi Chaklanobis
    2018-10-01 08:07

    If I have to say in two words then Twisted by Shravya Gunipudi is a page turner. Yes, the book is really interesting with lots of twists and turns. The sudden introduction of a new twist throughout the story keeps the reader glued to the book till end. The plot is quite unique and interesting. The beginning of the novel is marvellous though after a few point I felt that the story or rather the narration dragged a little. The story is revealed in layers and is intriguing.The characterisations are good. However, I found most of the characters were quite unrealistic. Jay, Ria’s husband, has literally no grey shade which makes the character quite unbelievable. Also, all the men of Ria’s family were disgusting. Even her aunt and mother were also pathetic. Who discusses such matters (husband’s affairs and details of married life) with a 15 your old teenager? However, maybe it was necessary to bring Ria to a point that changed the course of her life. The narration is good but I felt inclusion of some more description could have made the reading experience more interesting. The ending was fine.Overall, the book felt like a roller coaster journey, a bit like Bollywood movie.All in all, Twisted is a captivating read and unfolds in a very interesting manner. The language is simple and lucid. Those who love reading romantic thriller, this book is highly recommended.3.5 stars rounded off to 4

  • Sukanya Basu
    2018-10-03 11:02

    Twisted by Shravya Gunipudi:Twisted is a gripping narrative which has a realistically flawed protagonist named Ria, which in turn makes this novel highly relatable. So the plot goes around an accident that swept out her memory, or rather, that is what she believed. That incident was followed by sudden flashbacks from her childhood and her visualization of her mother, who made dramatic virtual entries in her world, ever since she left the earth. While all this is enough to trouble her, fate nevertheless shows her glimpses from her past wherein she seemed to be happily married to another man named, ‘Anuj’. What is it all about? Why does her past torment her this way? How come she was allowed to leave the hospital on the very day of the accident, even though she seemed to remember nothing after the accident?As a reader, I could literally feel every bit of what was happening to Ria. However, I personally felt that Ria’s character could have been a little less of a damsel in distress. Anyhow her flaws gave the entire plot a realistic appeal. Her emotions, the ‘why s’ and ‘how s’ everything made sense. The elements, plots and subplots were just perfectly placed that ensured the smooth yet thrilling flow of the story. The cover and the title rightly justified the book. It was indifferent overall.

  • Shivani Agrawal
    2018-10-06 07:09

    There are very few books which I have read in just one sitting. I read this particular book in 3 hours straight. It is engaging and gripping till the very end.BLURB“It is weird that I still meet my mother almost every day. I am 35 years old. But that is not why it is weird. It is because nobody else has seen her since 18th September, 20 years ago. Because, that is the day she died.”Meet Ria, the charming woman with an edge. Her life is nearly perfect. Or so it seemed, until one fateful day an accident wipes out parts of her memory. Suddenly, she starts to experience strange visions involving repressed childhood memories which send shivers down her spine. A man called ‘Anuj’ whom she can’t remember. The sadness that led to her mother’s sudden death. Answers that her husband Jay refuses to share.Secrets begin to resurface and Ria is left with no option but to confront her own fears.Twisted is a tale of love, family and friendship, where bitter memories and shocking truths drive everyone to the point where they have to decide – Will the relationships crumble to dust or can love really conquer all? to read the full review check out the link given belowhttps://literamuse.wordpress.com/2017...

  • Deepali Gupta
    2018-10-09 12:46

    Cover - it is colourful and definitely attractive, giving an insight of the title as well which goes on well with the story.Pace -medium paced, the last few pages will make you think. Blurb - it is just the superficial covering about the book and there is a lot to the book more than you think. Plot - it has nice twists and turns definitely.The prologue is really beautiful and slow.There is slight funny moments in the book too.Themes covered- love, revenge, psychological trauma.Characterization of the protagonist is done well as for the other characters is very little The book felt stretched in the middle.Two conversations keep happening of her mother and hers whom she still keeps on seeing even after being her dead for her while.Her head has played with the memories of her and has hurt her and the one's who are close to her too, will she cope up?Does she have a happy ending?It is a dramatic book that you should enjoy with coffee. A lot of lines from the book are relatable like realizing that there is no point stressing over something that I have no clue about. The last letter is about her giving her part of the story.

  • Vibhati Yadav
    2018-10-15 06:02

    While talking about her writing this time, I am running short with words. It is unreservedly a WOW work done by her which can definitely win the hearts of each reader, I can claim. The narration used-in here is up to the mark with the language, characters, theme and plot altogether. It was a real difficult task for me to find the errors while reading the book, in-fact haven't got any time to think to find them. Apart from her story, one thing which I loved the most was her imaginative desirable thought to hack the plot-line. The supernatural entity helped her a lot with mysteries and emotions. The catchy cover attracts people, the title is perplexing and the story is full of love, emotions, the twist-n-turns which a book demands for, ultimately, the book sailed well till the end.In a simple line,"This is a must read book for at-least once. The amount you invest-in for the book would not disappoint you."

  • Sushil Rana
    2018-10-11 14:09

    I loved the approach biographer penned down the story beautifully and effectively. tome conceal attracted me at first. It says a allocation how it’s available to be in book. self-same captivating protection indeed. And title is captivating as satisfactory as the cover. It’s closely tally with the story plot. Such an eyeball easily spread title and wrap ended me to study this book. Story blurb gives insight of the story in reality impressive. The plot is perfect balance of mystery, love, emotions and a lot of twist and turns which will incontestably render you glued to the manuscript and won’t assent to you delay till the carry on page. Language and unfolding method is lucid. oddball rendering is fantastically well. it’s careful reading.

  • Khushi Jain Kashyap
    2018-09-28 13:58

    Twisted is the story of a girl, a girl whose childhood was a mess, a girl who forgot how to believe men, a girl who willingly hide her memory so that her past can’t haunt her and yes, a girl who was completely lost. In this book author, ‘Shravya Gunipudi’ showed the journey of a girl named Ria. Shravya is 23-year-old and has been writing for over a decade and a half. She is also the author of a debut novel, Turning Back Time, which is a blend of drama, philosophy and romance.The name of the book is apt as it shows the story of Ria, which was twisted completely. She had bad memory and she always lived in her own imagination. This is the perfect love story that I read till date. Overall, I like the flow of the story and twist and blend of the story.

  • Silky Jain
    2018-09-24 09:07

    Twisted, as the name suggest, there were a lot of twists and turns in the story. After reading this book I realized that, reality and imagination is always separated by a thin line. It is written by ‘Shravya Gunipudi’, also the author if the book ‘Turning Back Time’. The story of Twisted revolves around the main character of the novel, Ria, who had a very bad memory and she willingly hide a part of her childhood’s memory. Jay, Ria’s husband was always there to support her in her thick and thin. This book is way too emotional in the sense of family ties and friends. I like the plot and the way author penned down even the minor details about brain functioning and psychological balance in life.

  • Niti
    2018-09-24 11:43

    Imagination is just distorted reality. Well I started believing this quote after reading the book ‘Twisted’ written by ‘Shravya Gunipudi’. This book is a blend of drama, philosophy, romance, psychology and emotions. There are a lot of twists and turns in the story and reality and imagination was always separated by a thin line. The story revolves around the main character of the novel, Ria, who had a very bad memory and she willingly hide a part of her childhood’s memory. Jay, Ria’s husband was always there to support her in her thick and thin. This book is way too emotional in the sense of family ties and friends. I like the plot and the way author penned down even the minor details about brain functioning and psychological balance in life.

  • Silky Jain
    2018-09-27 06:58

    Some say that forgetting bad past is bliss but what happens when you forget everything connected with your past and this haunts you. In the novel ‘Twisted’, author ‘shravya Gunipudi’, deals with the same. Twisted is the story of a girl who had a very difficult childhood, she had to go through a lot of difficulties when her father decided to spend his entire life with his child from another woman. One day she met with an accident and after that she forgot almost most of the things. She forgot even her husband and her child. After reading the story, I felt so pity for Ria (main character of the novel). Overall, I like the story.

  • Anish
    2018-10-02 13:53

    I have read ‘Turning Back time’ and I found that book awesome. So, when I got to know that there is other release from the same writer, I didn’t give it a thought. I just bought it. ‘Twisted’ again is a book that I felt so connected with. It is the story of a girl who had a very messy childhood and she willingly hid some part of her memory so that it can’t haunt her. After an accident, she forgot most of her memories and after that she struggled a lot and her husband Jay, was always there to help her. This novel is a perfect blend of love, emotion, and hatred. I like the plot and would love to recommend it to my friends.

  • Rankit Jain
    2018-10-08 09:44

    When I started reading this book, I had no idea that I am going to read such an amazing story. My curiosity started getting pitch when I completed almost half the story. Just like Ria, I also wanted to know what was happening, who was right and who was wrong. The author described all the character in such a detailed way that I can imagine all of them and I felt exactly like Ria. I felt really bad when I read the last part of the book and also happy at the same time because Jay(Ria’s husband) was such a nice and loving person who did everything that a husband must do in order to protect her wife. Thank you Shravya Gunipudi. You had no idea that you saved me from a boring weekend.

  • Archit Jain
    2018-09-17 10:41

    ‘Twisted’ is a debut novel written by ‘Shravya Gunipudi’, also the author the book ‘Turning Back Time’. Twisted deals with the story of a girl named Ria, who had a very bad childhood and in order to get out of all this trauma she willingly hid a part of her memory. In this novel, author shows that there is a very thin line between love and hatred and time has the power to convert hatred into love and vis-à-vis. Whenever Ria is in trouble, she can see her mother, the mother who is already dead. Jay, Ria’s husband is such a loving person, bound by faith and love, he tries every possible way to heal Ria. I like the story.

  • Jalpa Makwana
    2018-10-15 13:04

    I loved the way author penned down the story beautifully and effectively. Book cover attracted me at first. It says a lot how it’s going to be in book. Very intriguing cover indeed. And title is intriguing as well as the cover. It’s exactly match with the story plot. Such an eye catching title and cover made me to read this book. Story blurb gives insight of the story really impressive. The plot is perfect blend of mystery, love, emotions and lots of twist and turns which will surely make you glued to the book and won’t let you leave till the last page. Language and narration style is lucid. Character portrayal is very well. it’s nice reading.

  • Niharika
    2018-09-29 08:03

    You never know where life heads you. Some memories are so bitter so that you wish that you should have power to forget your past. In the novel ‘twisted’ written by ‘Shravya Gunipudi’, author tried to explain the condition of Ria (main character of the novel), she had a very troubled childhood. Her father left her mother because he had to take care of another child from another woman. She believed that every single of the planet is not trust worthy. After an accident, she lost her memory and after that she was not able to trust her husband too. Jay (her husband) was such a nice and loving person. I like the plot and the story.

  • Adish Jain
    2018-10-18 09:48

    Twisted, written by ‘Shravya Gunipudi’, is the story of a girl who had a very messy childhood and she willingly hid some part of her memory so that it can’t haunt her. After an accident, she forgot most of her memories (almost a hint of past remained there) and after that she struggled a lot and her husband Jay, was always there to help her. This novel is a perfect blend of love, emotion, and hatred. The way Jay helped Ria, even when Ria didn’t trust him and was not ready to accept his love, was unbelievable. I like the plot and the way story proceeds and would love to recommend it to my friends.

  • Puja
    2018-09-20 13:47

    I never thought imagination can be this weird and this dangerous until I read this book. Ria, the main character of the novel had this weird habit of forgetting things, particularly she had a very bad memory and after forgetting everything she live in her own created world. She remembered very little of the past and rest she live on her own imaginary world. I like the plot and particularly the end of the novel when I got to know who was the villain. I completed this whole book in two sitting only. The title of the book is too apt as the story is also full of twists. I really enjoyed reading this book.

  • Kamal
    2018-10-05 11:02

    This novel is a blend of love, emotion and drama. When I first picked this novel, I had no idea what was that about. I started reading this on a fine Sunday morning and by the end of the day, I was able to finish the whole book. The story was so beautifully written and all the characters were described in such a great detail that I had a picture of all those characters on my mind. I was remain connected with the story. The whole story rotates around the main character of the novel, Ria and Jay (her husband). I like the way author penned down the whole story and I would recommend this novel to my friends for sure.

  • Ruchir
    2018-09-23 13:05

    ‘Twisted’ is a debut novel written by ‘Shravya Gunipudi’. It is a tale of love, friendship and family. Ria, the main character of the novel had a very bad memory and after an accident she forgot most of the things. Jay, her husband was always there to support her and always took care of her no matter what the situation was. She had a troubled childhood and because of this she willingly hid a part of her memory. I like the plot and the story. I was too curious to know who was the badass in the novel that I read the book in a single day. I like the way author penned down even the small details. I would strongly recommend this book to my friends.

  • Kajal
    2018-10-18 05:55

    I read a lot of novels but ‘Twisted’ story is somewhat different from all those. In this novel, the condition of a girl Is shown who was mentally tortured from her own family. Up to a certain extent author tried to show reality about men of our society and I kind of agree with her. I seriously sympathize with the main character of the novel, Ria. She had a very bad memory and such a weird childhood. Author penned down the story in a very beautiful way explain in great details about every character involved. I am glad that I chose this book over going out with friends.

  • Rajat Jain
    2018-10-12 11:39

    It is the power of love that hold us when we are on the verge of ending everything. It can be so pure that it can bring you back from the place no one can ever imagine of. In the book ‘Twisted’, author ‘Shravya Gunipudi’, explained the same. This book is a blend of romance, psychology, love and emotion. When Ria was in black, Jay(Ria’s husband) was there in dark just to bring her back in light. Ria had a bad memory, she kept on forgetting everything. After an accident, she even forgot Jay. Jay struggled a lot so that he can help Ria in giving her a peaceful life that she deserved.

  • Ajay Baisla
    2018-09-29 13:49

    My friend recommended this book to me.. people need these kind of novels ..narration and story telling was epic.. the way author showed Ria's ( the main protoganist )was good.. the author got talent at very young age.

  • Ehamd Raj
    2018-09-29 10:44

    A love story with fiction and emotion in it.. Ria the main protoganist lost her memory and also lost her mother..and what happens in her life after that will make you surprise.. just one word go buy it.

  • Sankalp Kumar
    2018-10-06 07:51

    cover is so beautiful.. the book is really addictive and amazing.. awesome book.

  • Sidharth Rai
    2018-09-18 10:09

    Interesting plot..the love story of anuj and ria was too romantic..ups and life in ria's life is what which will attract the readers.. good book.

  • Harish Das
    2018-09-17 10:58

    let's talk clearly.. awesome book..mixture of drama, fiction and emotion.. you can feel the story..inspiring for new writers..good job.