Magic Square – Book Review

Magic Square by Salini Vineeth

Title: Magic Square

Author: Salini Vineeth

Publisher: Half Baked Beans

Pages: 62

Format: Kindle e-book


Amudha is a Ph.D. scholar, practically living in her research lab, leading an uneventful life. Amudha’s life takes an adventurous turn, when she finds a puzzle in an old Mathematics book. Surprisingly, the puzzle has nothing to do with Mathematics. Amudha embarks on a journey to solve the enigma. Every twist and turn in her journey is filled with suspense and surprises. The journey challenges and threatens Amudha. Whenever Amudha solves a part of the puzzle, a new one presents itself. Will Amudha solve the puzzle? How far does the rabbit hole go? What awaits her at the end of it? Will Amudha be the same person if she comes out of it?


The book is short and simple, can be finished in one sitting. Ideal for a commute or travel read.

Not much excitement factor but I cannot put it off altogether.
Reading this was a new experience. But, a lot could be improvised with respect to the author’s writing prowess. It is a decent debut.

The premise is unusual – a pinch of riddles, a pinch of mystery, a bite of self-discovery. However, everything was limited to a small portion.

I am looking forward to a bigger, better 2nd book from the author.

Rating: 3.5/5

Character Development : 8/10

Plot: 7/10

Writing Quality: 7/10

Pace: 8/10

Thought Provoking: 7/10

Entertaining: 7/10

Enjoyable: 7/10

P.S. I had received this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author and the publicist

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