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Book Review – Living her dream. Will her parents support her? to be a Spy, like them? #bookchatter

I have read and liked the first book in this series. Itsy Bitsy Spyder. You can check the book review here!! That book left me with many curious questions, like will Samira be able to fulfil her dream of making a carrier in spy craft? Why her parents who them selves most successful spies at RAW, discourage their daughter to pursue the same career? And what is the incident that happened in Pakistan, after which the family equation changed?

I received the second book in theseries through the book review program at blogchatter, which we call #bookchatter. And I received a copy from the author with a personalized message and auto graph.

You must check out my Instagram feed, to know more.

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Thanks fully I got answers to all my questions in ‘Along came a Spyder’ here is the book review.

Book Review: Along came a Spyder

Genre: children’s Fiction/ Child Literature

Reading Level: Teenagers of course, 13-18yrs

Total Pages: 266

Author: Apeksha Rao                 

About the Author:

Apeksha Rao is a multi-genre author from Bangalore.

She has authored Along came a Spyder, which is story of a 17 yrs. old girl who has a dream to become a spy. Apeksha has written many short stories based on the same series, The Spyder which are available on her blog


She is a voracious reader and foodie.

Her couple of upcoming projects include horror and detective novel.

Book Review:

Book Cover:

The cover clearly shows a smart girl all dressed up as a spy. So, we can wish from the cover that finally Samira’s dream to be a spy finally gets fulfilled in this part of the story.

As in the earlier part of the story in ‘Itsy Bitsy Spyder’ the cover shows the confusion of opinions around Samira. To be or not to be a spy.

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Both Book Covers

Plot and Review:

First of all, I would like to give thumbs Up to the author, for such an amazing modern-day Kid-Lit. After reading this, I realized the toughest part is writing as a child, as you have to think like a child. So as a reader, I was completely engrossed.  I could actually travel along Samira and at some places as per her parents too.

No matter what parents do good, challenging or risky work they always want the child to be happy and safe. The Joshi couple is no different. They push their only daughter away from the only dream that she has of becoming a spy to a safer profession of Medicine like any other regular parent.

The mystery of what happened in Pakistan when Samira was a child and many more childhood memories that made her parents so repulsive about her career choices as well described.

When Samira’s parents are out of the country on a covet mission, she accidentally founds an amazing, young and smart group of teenage girls. Who not only aspire to be spies but rather are really Spies. Thanks how Spyder’s enter Samira’s life.

A lot of challenges and some life-threatening situations, bring Samira really face to face with the life of a Spy. The story is about discovering friendship, trust, respecting mutual space and decisions and about the strong bong between parents and kids.

The story is very interesting and its hard to keep it down, until complete. It suits as a thrilling and entertaining successor of the Spy series.

You can grab this book on Amazon – Along came a Spyder

I would rate this book 5 star out of 5 * * * * *

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

    Huge fan of short stories. Heard quite a lot about Apeksha Rao too through book chatter and social media. Thanks for your detailed review. Looking forward to getting my hands on this one.

  2. Archana

    Your honest review of book “Along Came a Spyder“ hits my curiosity to know more about the related incidents behind of willing to be a spy in Samaira’s life. Loved it!

  3. Surbhi prapanna

    I had heard a lot about Apeksha Rao and also read your previous review of itsy bitsy spider. Both book sounds interesting. Will check them for sure

    1. Arulmozhi N

      I could really connect with the blurb of the book. Thank you for sharing this review.

  4. Ishieta

    I have just got my copy of this book, now i am looking forward to reading it too after reading your review 🙂
    sounds like a fun roller coaster ride and I do hope to find some answers to my questions too about this character!

  5. Mandavi Jaiswal

    That’s quite interesting infact, becoming a spy seems to be every teen’s dream these days. My kid is totally sold to the idea. I wanna read this book for sure

    1. Radhika Acharya

      I agree with your review of the book. I have read both and quite liked them.
      You have done a good job here while reviewing the book!!

  6. Vashi Baloria

    Oh im totally sold to the storyline in your review & have placed it in to read list of mine; i love a good children’s story. And want to read the journey of this little spy.

  7. Mrinal Kiran

    This book seems like a nice read.. I love books like these.. I will definitely check this out!

  8. Hansa Kajaria

    First of all I loved the name of the book…. Spyder…. the boom surely seems to be a good read with all the drama n fun inbetween. I will surely check this one out.

  9. MeenalSonal Mathur

    I am about to start the second book and must say the first book held the attention and thrust in the story.

  10. Amritha Srinath

    Omg, the review seems to be really intriguing. And I guess I will have to buy both the books to give it a read. They both seem so interesting.

  11. Amrit Kaur

    I loved the cover of the first book, it kind of attracts my attention. The review sounds great and a must read as it has lots of interesting elements in the storyline

  12. Docdivatraveller

    Wow this book looks super interesting! Such a beautiful review by you.. I am hooked now.

  13. Pratibha

    Wow that’s a splendid review ,you’ve mentioned all the details which is fantastic

  14. Manisha Garg

    The review sounds really good will recommend this to my friends I am sure they will love it too..

  15. Smalltownie

    Watching CID and Crime Patrol all the time during my childhood, I too dreamt of being a spy! With your in depth review and my childhood wish, I would definitely like to read the book 😍

  16. Srishti RajeevMenda

    Intriguing story! Spies, detectives, passwords, secret meetings, clues, have always been a part of my reading, this adds to the list.

  17. Suchita Agarwal

    Have seen this book doing the rounds on Book Chatter. So glad we’re getting such diverse voices in the Indian book scene 🙂

  18. Harshita Nanda

    I too read “Itsy Bitsy Spyder” and had really enjoyed it. I am planning to read this one after My Friend Alexa gets over.

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