Book Title: Daredreamers: A Start-up of Superheroes
Publication: Rupa Publications
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 Rating: 3.8/5
Review: The story is about a guy who ventures into his first job as an investment banker. Everyone of us have the gut feeling of quitting our jobs and following our dreams and passion. But, how many of us actually have the guts to kick in the well paying job and lead every day as a different struggle. Similar was the struggle of Rasiq who did venture into the corporate world with high hopes of climbing the ladder of success. The work pressure of a corporate world engulfed him and his life taking toll on his personal life. There are instances where you feel the authors have well-connected the plot with a tea stall owner showing warmth to a stranger on his first day, and a young investment banker struggling with a fat sum in his bank account. Trust me, if I was in his shoes, I would have slept on the bundles every night without spending a penny of it. The plot has a distinct definition of start-up formed by Rasiq and mates. The idea would have never crossed anyone’s mind with the accident prone country. The plot might have been inspired by the growing statistics of accidental cases in India. The plot has also well-defined a crazy boss and yes of course, a girlfriend who has continued to be a pain in the ass for Rasiq. In the beginning, you would feel a bit bad about Rasiq’s life but eventually with the plot you would realize how he transforms his life and chased his passion. There is more to unleash in the plot, hope you grab your copy soon.
“It is only in moments of silent contemplation that the mind grows agitated”
“But the ladder you are on is beyond the wildest dreams of most people. Be proud of yourself”
I got the book as a part of the review program in Outset