Thursday 22 October 2020

Book Review : Along came a Spyder by Apeksha Rao

A story of a super spy teenager who is not afraid to dare anything which comes across her. This fiction series has in it all - the thrill, suspense, and action.  Let us see what more the book offers to the young and adult readers.

Book Title & Book Cover 

Along came a SPYDER

The cover of the book portrays the lead character of the book. The caricature has a striking resemblance to the author's facial features. Overall a simple, and bright cover gives an idea about what's inside the story.

The Spyder Plot: 

Samira Joshi, a 17-year-old teenager wants to pursue her career as a spy and dares to face any situation. Well, she has all this inherited from her grandmother and her parents. Her parents, Ranjit and Alka Joshi are uber-patriotic, smart, brave, and ruthless working as elite intelligence agents for RAW.

Samira had a very different upbringing, in childhood, she was asked to solve anagrams and numeric codes. By the time she was 5 she could speak eight different languages and was trained in counter-surveillance measures. She was provided with special Krav Maga training.

Samira had all the skills to become a good spy. One fine day to save her friend from a pimp she follows her only to reach a place she always dreamt to be a part of, The SPYDER Organization. This teen spies group are super energetic and well versed to accomplish any mission.

But, was Samira competent enough for that? What is this organization all about? Is she afraid of something? Why her parent's decision of choosing a different career option made her go nuts? 

Well, it would be great to know the answers while you read the book. 

Through my binoculars:

• Along came a SPYDER is the first part of the SPYDER Series by the author Apeksha Rao. 

• The book is a pleasure to read keeping the vocabulary simple and relatable.

• Life of a spy is full of dangerous turns, and most of the time filled with life-threatening experiences. The portrayal of such situations is expressed brilliantly in the book.

• The story at the same pace through-out the book kept me hooked till the end.

• However, the book managed to express a nail-biting climax very well.

• The surprises in the book are taken care of in a very innovative way.

Tingling conclusion:

The author Apeksha Rao has come up with a very different storyline of teen spies who are well versed to resolve any complicated mission with ease. This wonderful SPYDER series will leave your nerves tingling for sure. It will be liked by all who love thrill and detective storyline.

Book Details:

Book Name : Along Came a Spyder

Author : Apeksha Rao

Pages : 266

Format : Paperback 

Genre : YA Fiction

Publishers: TreeShade Books

Rating : 4.8/5

The book has an introductory book The Itsy Bitsy Spyder, of just 61 pages , you can have a look at the book details in this Book Review The Itsy Bitsy Spyder .

We will positively wait for the next part of the series to unfold. This book review is a part of Book Review Program by Blogchatter in Book Chatter. We are participating in #MyFriendAlexa season 5 campaign of Blogchatter and taking our blog to next level. 


  1. I am a thriller fan and this story looks quite intriguing ..will definitely give it a read.

  2. I love fast paced novels and gorge on thrill and suspense. Can't wait to pick this one up from the book store soon.

  3. Quite a buzz around Apeksha's book.Your review adds to it.
    Sonia from

  4. Very crisp and interesting review.

  5. Crisp and interesting review son is fond of YA ..have recommended him.

    Ruchi Nasa

  6. Samira sounds like a cute, sharp and interesting teenage spy. I would love to give this book a read and lend it to my teenager too.

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  8. The book sounds like a real thriller, one of my favourite genres. The character of Samira sounds really interesting, and the book is definitely promising.

  9. Wow !! I am sure my girl is going to love this book, will get a copy for her. Thanks for sharing this honest review!!

  10. I have read this book long back and totally loved it. Infact I think your post is a reminder to share this book with my daughter.

  11. One of the best spy stories that I've read so far. Loved both books by author and the character portrayals. Maybe I can read it again


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