DareDreamers: A Start-up of Superheroes by Kartik Sharma and Ravi Nirmal Sharma

Daredreamers: A Start-up of Superheroes

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296
  • Publisher: Rupa Publications
  • Publication Date:  14th August, 2018
  • Source: Review Copy
  • My Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads Blurb

India’s first start-up of superheroes with a mission of saving lives is here to kick ass.

Rasiq is riding the highs of life thanks to his successes as an investment banker. But his arrogance soon gets the better of him and he ends up losing everything he holds dear. Managing to salvage only his grit from the wreckage, Rasiq reboots his life and teams up with five uniquely talented superheroes to start a rescue venture
– DareDreamers.

These superheroes Nick: a crazy inventor; Halka: an inhumanly strong man; Arjun: a champion shooter; Natasha: a Bollywood stunt-double; Dr. Vyom, a medical Sherlock Holmes; and, of course, Rasiq: the mastermind combine their unique talents to deliver spectacular rescue operations. Their skyrocketing success, however, comes at a price an enemy hell bent on tearing down their fame and reputation.

Will DareDreamers defeat its wily adversary? Or will it become yet another failed start-up?

Treachery, action and adventure come alive to make DareDreamers a page-turner.

My Thoughts

The book starts with an unexpected and original twist to a children’s story- The Hare and the Tortoise. It was a great start to the novel and it got me very excited to read it.

The story starts with Rasiq who starts a new job in Mumbai. A humiliating and terrifying first day makes him wonder about where he’s stuck now. He struggles with an overload of work and sleep deprivation. Eventually, he realizes what his life has become and a start-up idea comes to him.

The business idea was very interesting and I loved reading about its operation! This book is extremely intriguing and I didn’t want to leave it at all. I liked the eccentric set of characters. I loved seeing Rasiq’s grow as a character and I especially enjoyed his father who loved cracking jokes.

The reason I’m not giving this book five stars is that I felt the events in the book were a bit over-dramatic at times. For example, the way emergencies would pop up right when the DareDreamers needed to prove themselves. Also, the ending was too convenient.

The book also sends some very positive messages. It teaches us not to be afraid to dream no matter how big. You can do what you love despite all odds and it just takes a certain amount of courage.

I really enjoyed this book. It was highly entertaining and adventurous. A very refreshing read that I read in one sitting.


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