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The Zoya Factor

2nd October 2008

So I finished ‘The Zoya Factor’ by Anuja Chauhan from start to end today. I absolutly loved it. Each and every moment of it!

I fell in love with Nikhil Khoda right at the start. It’s been a while since I’ve actually sat down and read a book, and Nikhil Khoda’s character was so worth it! I have history when it comes to falling for Indian cricket captains!

Definitely a good, fun read!

When the younger players in India’s cricket team find out that advertising executive Zoya Singh Solanki was born at the very moment India won the World Cup back in 1983, they are intrigued. When having breakfast with her is followed by victories on the field, they are impressed. And when not eating with her results in defeat, they decide she’s a lucky charm.

The nation goes a step further.

Amazed at the ragtag team’s sudden spurt of victories, it declares her a Goddess.

So when the eccentric IBCC president and his mesmeric, always-exquisitely-attired Swamiji invite Zoya to accompany the team to the tenth ICC World Cup, she has no choice but to agree.

Pursued by international cricket boards on the one hand, wooed by Cola majors on the other, Zoya struggles to stay grounded in the thick of the world cup action. And it doesn’t help that she keeps clashing with the erratically brilliant new skipper who tells her flatly that he doesn’t believe in luck…

From here

15 Comments

  • Reply Chandni 14th October 2008 at 7:41 pm

    wow…i think the review is written by me!ha ha
    i feel the exact same!!!and just like u…i fell in luv with nikhil khoda
    i liked zahid pathan too!!

  • Reply TAnya 18th October 2008 at 12:48 pm

    d book is super cool..it is so overwhelming..i ws addicted to it..5/5 …

  • Reply radhika 28th October 2008 at 11:28 pm

    omg!!! this book sure has ahunted me for quite a few days!!!
    its like just impeccable….the characters are extremely well etched and u just cant deny the attraction towards nikhil khoda!!! he just comes across as a shining knight!! the intimacy is also so well depicted and truly its an amazing book and u just cant stop craving for a similar kind of luck in ur life!! i wish it could happen to me………

  • Reply oly 29th October 2008 at 5:54 pm

    awesum book

  • Reply dyuti 4th November 2008 at 9:45 pm

    it seem all of us hav fallen in luv wid nick khoda!!!the book was just amazing n i luv every line every word of it. all d characters r so realistic n the buk is simply awesome!!

  • Reply Meenu 6th November 2008 at 2:27 am

    I couldn’t agree more 🙂 This was such a fun book to read and Nikhil Khoda was just yummy!! Absolutely loved it … have read it several times already & recommneded to lots of folks. Definitely looking forward to more from Anuja!

  • Reply Sakshi 16th November 2008 at 8:42 pm

    great book, and nikhil khoda…….biteable!!

  • Reply Meenal 28th January 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Absolutely agree with all the comments. Had almost given up reading for the last few years. but this book was absolutely unputdownable!!! Want to keep reading it….

  • Reply Nikita 2nd March 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I agree wid all the comments above
    the book is simply fabulous n the language used is also very good
    Khoda……well, i cudn’t think of anyone but Dhoni while reading….n i simply luvd Zahid too…!!!i would love to keep reading it again n again and again!!!

  • Reply prachi 23rd April 2009 at 12:28 pm

    It was a fantastic book.. a complete.. can-not-put-down types… and yes nikhil khoda is a winner through out… wonder why such a guy is not for real…????

  • Reply Vineeta 12th July 2009 at 2:39 pm

    i think the book rocks!!!! i can read it over and over again. Zoya and Nikhil make a cute couple….as far as i can imagine them. i would love to read a sequel to the book….wanna know what happens in their live from thereafter……!

  • Reply Nish 13th September 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Loved this book so much…Nikhil Khoda rocks. See my review here http://nishitak.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/chick-lit-zindabad/

  • Reply ananya 25th April 2010 at 12:58 pm

    The Zoya Factor is one of those books you cant put down until you reach the end. Ever. i read it everyday for 2 weeks until i realized i have an entrance exam to study for and passed it on to its next unsuspecting victim. Zoya is an unforgettable character with her quirks. And yes, Nikhil Khoda is every girls dream guy :D….even though he’s a fictional character, you really cant help but fall in love with him… its an amazing books and has these really hilarious moments that’ll have you on the floor in splits… a must read ! 🙂

  • Reply sugandha 13th December 2010 at 4:30 pm

    i just fell in love with nick khoda
    and as zoya describes his torso…………absolutely biteable..yummmmmm
    i would love to read its sequel man…

  • Reply Mannu 20th March 2011 at 7:22 pm

    wat a book… so fell in love with nikhil khoda… didn’t know married women can fall in love with fictional characters as well… hv been reading it non-stop over the weekend… and intend to re-read it again and again too… hope to see a sequel soon…

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