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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
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published August 15th 2018 by Rupa Publications
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Vishnu Chevli
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Father-Son duo (Ravi & Kartik) have developed a good page turner narration style. I have read their first book "The Quest of Sparrow". It was a spiritual fiction full of learning. I loved the book. So when I have checked their tweet about next book, I was attracted to it. Launch cost was around 100 INR so it has entered in my cart.

The story is divided into three parts. Each part has a common character, which is our protagonist Rasiq. He was IIT-IIM grad working in one of the best investment bank
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Bharath
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wisdom tells us that there are two ways to live life – make the most of the situation you are in and cope with it on a daily basis, or be brave – follow your dreams and almost always you will find your way. Good books find a way to make this point with stories which engross. This book is fairly successful at that.

Rasiq completes his MBA and gets a job at a leading investment bank. He is one of the few from his college to get selected and is proud of that, as well as the salary he gets. In retur
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peachygirl
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A quick paced page-turner with lots of action for adventure junkies!
The concept is uniquely awesome, characters are well developed and the narration is pretty good. Although not very realistic, this sure guarantees entertainment. And the intriguing title is another plus.
Bollywood and Kollywood should consider taking tips from this duo to produce a decent popcorn movie.

Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Archit Ojha
Daredreamers is a book for anyone planning to become an entrepreneur. The authors, being entrepreneurs themselves, have created a groundbreaking piece of fiction infused with adventure here.

As I started reading this one, I was expecting some real life drama the characters will face (which has been written way more interestingly than some novels these days) but all of a sudden, there was a twist in the tale and what a twist it has been!

The pages turn itself and soon you realize that you have not
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Onaiza Khan
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
The book begins with grace and style. The writing is good too but deteriorates as the story advances. There is also a freshness in this novel that I find pleasant. The narrative fits well in the three-act structure, and the end is satisfying. Also, the writers have researched everything well (But I don't think it was necessary to add all the details to the book). The novel also glorifies the internet in a good way which I like.

But there are a lot of things that didn't work for me. The story was
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Shobhit Sharad
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
A fast-paced book, with a new concept of a team of dreamers, who take to defeating what society expects from them and seeking out their own destiny. Nothing this ambitious comes free of cost, however, and our protagonists must face those who want to tear their wings down because of the threat to their monopoly over power and money. An impressive work from budding authors which promises much from their future work. The book, which is quite fun to read, is not without its flaws. The first hundred ...more
Ashok Krishna
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As I finished reading and kept the book aside, I was reminded of one of my school teachers. Being so fond of Indian culture and tradition, he used to tell us that the two great epics – Ramayana and Mahabharata – are the only two books worth reading in one’s life, if two books are all one is destined to read in one’s whole life. As we suppressed our chuckles at his hackneyed utterance, he used to elaborate on how the themes of those two books have gone on to determine or even dictate the plots of ...more
Fuzaila
This action-packed and informative book is my new favourite by an Indian-author.


Full review to come.
Ipsita
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DareDreamers
A Start-up of Superheroes
Author: Kartik Sharma & Ravi 'Nirmal' Sharma
Publishers: Rupa Publications
Publication Date: August 15th 2018
Genre: Superhero Fiction, Adventure
Page Count: 296 ( Paperback )
Source: Review Copy sent by the Author
mybookishvibes rates: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5


My Review:
Rasiq, a first-year analyst and working as an Investment Banker, who's at the tops of his life and career after completing his engineering and securing the best job and an equally brilliant girlfriend after moving
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Sadaf sarkar
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Daredreamers is a apt name for the book , well if you can dare to dream it than you have it.
The book revolves around Rasiq who is our protagonist an IIT-IIM graduate who has landed with a dream job in the city of dreams Mumbai.( Which in itself is no small feat)
However only after he becomes the investment banker and is working extra hard and gets extraordinarily paycheck for two years , he comes to the realisation that he is not meant for it.
Well the amount of his gain were less then the cost
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Ruchi Patel
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-owned

Blurb-Its the story of Rasiq who is doing high profile job as an investment banker. But he is dissatisfied with him job and wanted to do something on his own. He has a girlfriend named Ruchika. One fine day he decided to quit his job. His colleague, family and everyone warned him about his thoughts. His personal life also suffered a lot due to his decision. After a period of time, with few persons, he decides to develop a rescue management system that alarms about accidents take place in the cit
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Mihir Patel
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i have written quest of the sparrow and after reading it i have been eagerly waiting for their next. this book turned out to be more amazing as compared to their last.quite entertaining, dramatic. i read it on a lazy Sunday afternoon after cancelling my binge watching plan, it was worth it.
Huda Shadab
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first read of co-authors which is a father-son duo. The cover and the title of the book according to me goes hand-in-hand. The way story is protrait is in an outstanding manner. I really liked the plot of the story, which was full of adventure and action, which made this story a page- turner for me. The way they fight for the upliftment of their venture-Dare-Dreamers. The pace of the book is average not too slow not too fast, Narration and language is easy for read. The book covers al ...more
booksandreads8
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
[REVIEW]
This book follows Rasiq. He works in a big investment banking firm. He lives a very topical job life. Working for long hours and non-existent amount of rest. He may get a big pay check, but life is not so beautiful. In order to get settled and have a secure future. He ignored his dreams and his shot at being happy. Rasiq feels trapped and bored with his life. A failed relationship just adds right up. That’s when he decides to change his life for better and start a venture for himself thi
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Mugdha Mahajan
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story is about the unique startup named Daredreamers commenced by Rasiq and his partners- Nick, Halka, Arjun, Dr.Vyom and Natasha.

Rasiq was at the peek of his career while working as an Investment Banker, but he was not satisfied with his job. He wanted to do something different and fulfill his dreams. He quit his job and left Mumbai to start his new venture. While back at his native place, he meets his old friend Nick who works at his home and loves experimenting with things and Rasiq reali
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Shabana Mukhtar
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I was amazed by the originality of ideas. I liked how each of the incident and the rescue was crafted in detail, and how all the team members play together in crisis. I particularly liked the one that involved home minister. It was something I had never heard of or read about.

The team goes through a roller coaster ride of failure and success, joy and bitterness, fame and shame. But they stick together.

The story of Rasiq and his team of DareDreamers
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Ravi Prakash
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it

In the beginning, I really liked the Prologue and its great message within, "A broad life is always better than the long one."

As I went forward in the first part of the book, it occurred to me that people are right when they say, "Don't judge a book by its cover." I mean, going through the first part, I was thinking, "Is this the DareDreaming stuff, being an investment banker in an MNC and dangling between the questions like, "What am I doing" and "What should I do." Well, one can't ignore the i
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Urvashi Jain
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Name- DareDreamers
Authors- Kartik Sharma, Ravi Nirmal Sharma
Genre- Fiction, Adventure
Pages- 288

DareDreamers by the father-son duo of Ravi Nirmal Sharma and Kartik Sharma is a fun and adventurous story of Rasiq and his budding start-up, with a very unique idea.

Rasiq, an IIT-IIM graduate moves to Mumbai to work as an investment banker. Though the work load is a lot, the fat pay cheque at the month end gets him all set for the next. But soon he realises that this is not what he wants. He quits his
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Kshitij
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
A startup is defined by Wikipedia as:
“A startup or start-up is an entrepreneurial venture which is a newly emerged business venture that aims to meet a marketplace need, want or problem by developing a viable business model around products, services, processes or platforms. A startup is a new business venture designed to effectively develop and validate a scalable business model.
Start-ups do have high rates of failure, but the minority that have gone on to be successful includes companies that h
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Sourav Chatterjee
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I started reading this book, and after reading the few chapters I was just confused about the title and the cover, honestly it was not matching - up with the story. But when I read the whole story it become clear. Sometimes in life you get a very good job and that paya you a huge money, but deep inside you feel like you're not happy with your job at all, it seems like you become the slave of others. You forgot your own happiness. But that thing can change your life forever. It's the story a ...more
Mishika
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got the book as a part of the review program in Outset.
https://rakhijayashankar.blogspot.in

I absolutely loved this book!
People who follow my reviews must certainly know how strict i am with my ratings. Hence when I give this book five stars, trust me that it certainly deserves it.

The book came to me as part of a review program, and I am very glad it did. I am certain that I would not have picked this up otherwise. And am also certain I would've definitely missed out on something great!

The sto
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Pari
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book provides a unique plot based on an inimitable start – up idea. It captures the current scenario where more and more people are leaving the conformist professional lines and building up companies on innovative ideas. The book is also a commentary on the mechanized lifestyle that people lead and the increasing competition in each sector in the modern times. The narration was stimulating and the characters lovable. I particularly liked the interesting philosophy of the protagonist’s father ...more
Manjot Kaur
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well done guys! I expected to enjoy the book primarily because I know the authors but I did not expect the book to grab me by the gut and not let go until I finished it. I found myself hooked from chapter 2 onward, got invested in the lives and adventures of the characters and frantically raced through the chapters itching to know what happens next. There's potential here for deeper character sketches though. I would love to read a sequel if there's ever one, to follow more DareDreamer rescue st ...more
Arindam Sen
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is an excellent Novel. The cover of the book is gracious and relevent to the story. The story of the book is great. The language of the book is simple and lucid... It makes a good connection with the reader...The setting of the book is set in Mumbai, and one can see in the very first chapter the particular culture of the people from mumbai. I would advice all my friends to read atleast once... This is really a good book... All the characters of this book are welly portrayed in this book
Sakshi Gupta
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book was well-paced and has a certain rhythm to the story lines. Skilful writing, realistic as well as unique characters (especially the hero), and a plot full of twists and turns makes the book a must read for all young adults in the dilemma of having to choose between a flourished career or chasing their dreams of a start up. The book rekindles the optimism in one's mind taking you away from all the negative thoughts and instead focus on positive possibilities to redirect all the energy to ...more
Saksham Gupta
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As someone who has worked in the investment banking world (having a similar disgruntled experience), I felt an instant connect to Rasiq and it was hard to put down after. Must read for anyone who is looking for inspiration to make the plunge for his big dream.
Twinkle
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
To be honest when I got this book I wasn’t much happy with the cover of the book. I thought it will be a boring one but No! I actually enjoyed it. It turned out very interesting. Coming to the story, it revolves around 6 characters- Rasiq, Nick, Arjun, Halka, Natasha and Dr. Vyom.

Rasiq had high profile job in some investment bank but he wasn’t satisfied. Everyone has different dreams so he also wanted to do something else on his own. Later he decided to quit the job and joined others and made a
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Ayushi Nair
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Starting from the cover and title of the book is apt according to the plot. Title is very interesting. It is not difficult to guess the book from the book’s title and cover page, that this book is a great collection of struggles and inspirations.

The book is blend of emotions, love, friendship, thriller, passion, drama, mystery, satire and realism, success, failures, betrayal, modern criticism, dream, family, struggles, adventures and many more. The plot is unique and different from the most Indi
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Rakhi Jayashankar
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, thriller

A group of talented forthcoming young people set out to save the world with unique high end technology. The premise with humongous possibilities could be developed into a bestselling novel as well as blockbuster movie. Dare Dreamers is one such book for which possibilities are boundless.



Rasiq an fresh IIM graduate joins his first job as an investment banker. With zero rest and abundant money, Rasiq's life becomes aimless. Feeling the heat of boredom and monotony, Rasiq decides to quit his job to
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Priyam Ghosh
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Once you embrace your value, talent and strength, it neutralizes when others think less of you." - Charlaine Harris

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 tal
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Kartik Sharma, a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, is passionate about books. Be it reading or writing, he found his one true passion in the written word.

Published at the age of 23 by Rupa Publications in September 2011, he continues to write fiction stories and philosophical musings on his blog: http://interlocutor-kasper.b
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