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Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite
The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan is a YA dystopian novel set in the city of Mumbai. Soon after a terrifying encounter with a subway pervert propels her out of the hustle and grind of her everyday life, Ruby Iyer, the titular heroine, a fiercely independent and forthright young woman, finds herself on a mission to rescue her kidnapped best friend, Pankaj, from the clutches of a maniacal doctor determined to tear down the city. In a fast paced thrill ride of a novel, Ruby must do what she can to stave off disaster and save her best friend.
The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan is a very exciting read. When it starts off, though Hariharan does a good job of drawing you in, you're not quite sure what The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer is going to be about. However, while you're reading you can never quite shake off the ominous feeling as the story moves on. That feeling continues to build all the way up until the fateful incident at the train station. I absolutely love Laxmi Hariharan's beautifully evocative descriptions when it comes to smells; the author has a way of really bringing the scenes to life. Her character Ruby Iyer is far from two-dimensional; she is an interesting web of motivations, determination, sadness, and intellect. A creative story wrapped around a taut, gritty, dystopian plot, and featuring a fiercely independent, if sometimes immature heroine, The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer is one hell of a read!