Young Blood by Chandrima Das
Updated: Jan 2
|Synopsis| |Book Review|
‘If being a kid is about learning how to live,
then being a grown-up is about learning how to die’
- Stephen King
Bored roommates use a planchette to contact a legendary ghost that haunts Pune University. Will she answer? Is the abandoned Khairatabad Science College in Hyderabad really haunted? A gang of students breaks inside to investigate.
Nirav and Pavi love each other . . . most of the time. Will exploring a forbidden place inside IIT Kharagpur bring them closer? From strange sightings to urban legends, from haunted buildings to not-so-friendly ghosts, colleges in India have their fair share of spine-tingling tales, be it Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, St. Bede's College in Shimla, or Delhi University. Young Blood is a collection of ten tales that reimagine college urban legends and true first-person accounts, that promise to terrify even die-hard fans of horror.
The cover fits the title perfectly and gives the vibes of an old abandoned classroom. The title ‘YOUNG BLOOD’ is a collection of Universities' horror stories. All the subtitles of these stories are amazingly selected by the author.
‘Final Possessions’ and ‘The Colours of a Bruise’ I like these stories the most. All the stories are engrossing.
The first story ‘Challenge Accepted’ reminds me of the movie ‘Haunted Hospital’ of course the storyline was different. Yet in both, the scenario people accept the challenge to explore the place in order to win the challenge.
The stupid decision isn’t it. Will you risk your life to win a challenge?
The stories can freak you out. It can lead to countless sleepless nights for some. I recommend to readers to read these stories at their own risk as not everyone is able to cope up with such stories, especially sensitive people.