Book Review: “27 Souls: Spine-Chilling Scary Stories” by Vaidehi Taman

Book: 27 Souls: Spine Chilling Scary Stories
Author: Vaidehi Taman
Publisher: Astitva Prakashan (2024)
Total Pages: 237
Reviewed By: Neel Preet

“Horror fiction can show us the dark places in the human soul and the world around us, but it can also give us hope by showing us that we can face our fears!” Well, these remarkable words are said by one of the most renowned horror author of all time, Stephen King. Now, with the very same theme Author Vaidehi Taman presents her title, “27 Souls: Spine Chilling Scary Stories” where she invites the readers on a haunting journey into the unknown where she explores the depths of real-life ghost encounters, rebirth stories, and the paranormal incidents. Through a collection of spine chilling tales drawn from the actual experiences, the author has very skilfully weaved a tapestry of fear and fascination that will leave the readers gripped with anticipation!

Author Vaidehi Taman is an accredited journalist from Maharashtra, boasting an impressive two decade long career in the field. Currently, she holds the prestigious position of Founder Editor at both Afternoon Voice and The Democracy. As an Investigative Journalist based in Mumbai, Vaidehi is dedicated to navigating challenges within the fourth estate. Her commitment to journalistic integrity has earned her three Honorary Doctorates in Journalism, highlighting her exceptional contributions. Beyond her role as a journalist, Vaidehi has made significant national contributions as an editor, ethical hacker, philanthropist, and accomplished author. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with renowned media organisations, including The Times of India, Free Press Journal, and Sunday Observer.

Author Vaidehi Taman’s literary accomplishments extend to her five published books, which are “Sikhism Vs Sickism,” “Vedanti – Ek Aghori Prem Kahani,” “My Journey into Parallel Media,” “Life Beyond Complications,” and “27 Souls: Spine Chilling Scary Stories” showcasing her diverse talents and expertise. Well, her latest title, “27 Souls: Spine Chilling Scary Stories” was released on 14th of February 2024. The book is published & released worldwide by Astitva Prakashan and is available in all the formats such as hardbound, paperback and e-book. So, the readers can find this title on any of the online marketplaces!

As the readers will delve deeper into this title, “27 Souls: Spine Chilling Scary Stories” they shall confront their deepest fears and explore the mysteries of the universe. Interestingly, Author Vaidehi Taman expertly navigates the realms of the supernatural, delving into the existence of souls, bodies, minds, and ghosts in the vast expanse of the cosmos. Through tales of unsatisfied spirits and tragic deaths, the author explores the enduring belief in hauntings and the afterlife, inviting readers to contemplate the nature of existence itself. Moreover, the book serves as a guide through life’s most terrifying experiences, offering the readers an intriguing journey into the realms of the unknown. From the influence of childhood indoctrination to the perpetuation of fear through horror movies, the author examines the cultural and psychological factors that contribute to our fascination with the supernatural.

Further, this collection truly shines in its variety since, each story caters to a different sub-genre of horror, offering something for every fan. Some tales leave you yearning for more, their endings hinting at chilling possibilities. Through the ‘27 Short Horror Stories’ present in this book, the author skilfully weaves references to the real-world events that echos with the themes of the central narratives. These allusions provide a rich historical context and enhance the readers’ understanding of the stories. In addition, the captivating cover art of this book is also enough to spark the curiosity of the readers about the stories within this title!

Well, if we go over the Readers’ Connect part for this book then interestingly we can note that this title, ‘27 Souls: Spine Chilling Scary Stories’ is written in a real appealing manner. One of the most compelling aspects of the book is the author’s use of the real-life experiences as the foundation for many of the stories. This lends an authenticity to the tales, making them all the more eerie and compelling. From abandoned houses to eerie encounters in the dead of night, each story is imbued with a sense of unease and foreboding that will send shivers down readers’ spines. In addition, the various chapters in this title are indeed engrossing & fascinating and the narration carried out by the author is so amazingly lucid, that it would totally hook the readers until the very last page of this incredibly written title. Moreover, it should be noted that this is one such title, which will make the readers think about the stories inside this book for several times, even after completing the book.In conclusion, this remarkable horror title, “27 Souls: Spine Chilling Scary Stories” by Author Vaidehi Taman is a captivating and chilling exploration of the paranormal world. With its gripping tales of the real-life ghost encounters and rebirth stories, the author delivers a collection that will both terrify and fascinate readers for which she deserves all the appreciation. Whether you are a seasoned horror enthusiast or simply intrigued by the mysteries of the universe, this book is sure to leave an indelible mark on your imagination. So, prepare to be haunted long after you have turned the final page of this MUST READ title!

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