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A New Dawn

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Book : A New Dawn

Author : Kamini Kusum
Pages : 128
Price : 245/-
Publication : Half Baked Beans Publishing

Will remind you of 80’s era movies.

Story

A New Dawn is struggle story of Shravan, son of a rickshaw puller to become something worth for coming up to Mugdha’s father asking for Mugdha’s hand.
Simple enough ?
But no it is not, the story takes a roller coaster ride of their emotions, family status, and pulling them apart from each other for long to give book a good
content for a spicy story.

Will their love story be a success one ?
What’s the military background in Cover tells ? Who is it for ?
For all these you need to read the novel.

Writing

The story is what reminded me of movies that were made in late 80’s. A poor fellow loving a rich girl, making ends meet to prove her love and finally getting
unite. And it’s surely a hats off to the Authoress Kamini for taking such common plot, and writing on it.

The writing is what interested me in the book. Authoress has made sure that all the flavors are binded well in one single story. Emotions are expressed raw,
and there are many social issues like Family status “Matters” a lot while Loving one another, “Studies” are the only source for Income/ and good status.
I like it when there are subtle hints of such issues in a Novel. This gives a background of how flawed our characters are like people in real life.

Things I couldn’t ignore in the novel was, grammatical mistakes. There were a time, when same word was spelled three different ways on a page 😐 (yaa I am weird, I notice things)

The book name could have been something else may be, wasn’t happy with the tittle after reading book.

The end made my heart-break 😐 . Why it has to be like this ? *no spoiler* but why NO happy end ?

Things that worked out for me :

> Liked the cover is different and definitely strikes well with the story.
> Subtle hints of social issues that surely play in mind when read and remind us we should do something about it.

Things that didn’t worked for me :

> Story was predictable (except the end 😐 )
> Grammatical & spelling mistakes

Final Note :

If you are missing that 80’s era and want to revisit it via a written novel but still want a different end. Well go for it.

Cover: 3/5
Title: 2.5/5
Blurb: 2.5/5
Theme: 2/5
Story: 2/5
Characters: 3.5/5
Overall: 2.6/5

*Thanks to Half Baked Beans for providing review copy in return of an honest review.*


**Read this book as part of #3daysreadathon on Instagram**

 

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The Girl Who Changed My Life

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Book : The Girl Who Changed My Life
Author : Pawan Aditya
Pages : 178
Price : 185/-
Publication : Educreation Publishing

A young generation kind of Love story(ies).

Story

This is story of a boy named Aditya. The story starts from him being kid at college to a gentleman going to Office. And in between this journey he “kinda”
falls in love with not 1, not 2…. but 4 girls.

There is a college crush, and how Aditya’s feeling are crushed in between.
There is a tuition crush, and how he falls trap in the orthodox family and their believes.
There is a “childhood” Bro-Sister crush/love, & how the EX returns.
Last but not the least, the office crush, more mature but also more issues.

You got to read the book to know which one of these GIRL is talked about in the tittle.

Writing

Writing is simple, and no complex roundbouts are talked about. The writing made me think of different Indian Author’s who write love stories.

It’s just a love story, but somehow covers some of very typical issues. And I kinda felt the author has shown girls in bad light A LOT. And such a story will
be liked by teenagers who love having love stories in their life, who do that “Alle Babu, Shona” all that.

I liked how author moved the story from different phases, and showed us some social good cause happening. And didn’t compromise on the social cause just to
get along with the Love Story happening at that particular time.

Having His Holiness Dalai Lama in the story really worked me up. Dalai Lama is one people who I look up on and only his mention was enough to sooth me. ❤

Things that worked out for me :

> I liked BookCover color, Blue-Black ❤
> Loved how the author has shown Mother’s nature. We all will agree, our mothers knows exactly when something GOOD happens to us before even saying.
> Quiet liked how author merged social cause like KEEPING CITY CLEAN and stood by that accompanying story brilliantly.

Things that didn’t worked for me :

> The girls(friends) weren’t shown in good light. The feminist in me didn’t like it.
> There were scene’s/dialogue which I felt weren’t necessary and was just done to downgrade girls/women.
> How can someone FALL IN LOVE with ANY GIRL HE MEETS ? I can’t understand this.

Final Note :

If you are looking for a young teen love-love-love-love story, go for it.

Cover: 3/5
Title: 2.5/5
Blurb: 2.5/5
Theme: 2.5/5
Story: 2/5
Characters: 2/5
Overall: 2.4/5

*Thanks to Author for providing review copy in return of an honest review.*
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Letters to My Ex

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Book : Letters to My Ex
Author : Nikita Singh
Pages : 138
Price : 135/-
Publication : HarperCollins India

Story

Story revolves around Nidhi and Abhay who are in love with each other since five long years. They can’t think about anyone else other than themselves. And the sudden announcement of their engagement and involvement of their parents. Put’s Nidhi in a disturbed place, where she can’t find what and why is this happening. Until the very end on the day of engagement, she runs off without giving any reasons to Abhay.
This is where the Letter’s comes in. Nidhi starts writing letters. Letters that are kept with her, but she write it for Abhay and herself to understand why this happened.
Then the emails starts.
Will Nidhi and Abhay ever be together again ?
Will Nidhi realize the reason she left Abhay ?
Who is Simran ?

 

Writing

This was probably my first reading in terms of letter/emails structure. I quiet liked it. The narration was easy, but sometime got me confused from whose eyes are we looking into the scene.
The first half of book, where Nidhi just wrote a LOT about her feelings and fears and her apprehensions why she left from engagement was the most things I could relate. Being a person who keeps a personal diary for big things, the letters made much more sense than the other scenes.
The book has a okaish kind of pace, and end is just KNEW THIS WAS COMING. And while I applied for this book, I thought it will be different that other love stories, but umm *spoiler* it’s not.

 

Things that worked out for me :

> Being a female writer, Nikita has made sure to bring that emotional and sensitive touch in Letters by Nidhi
> Pages from 63-74 , are PURE BLISS. That conversation shows how deeply they knew each other.
> Loved the cover, how those letters are wrapped in and kept with flowers. LOVED IT.

Things that didn’t worked for me :

> The narration sometimes confused me, like from whose point of view am I seeing/reading this?
> I wish the book was Big, so that there could have been more characteristics attached to the characters.
> After first half, I guess I knew what the end was. And it’s kinda disappointment because it turns out to be same Lovy dovy story.

Words that touched

My head is foggy, my heart is sore, it hurts everywhere, all the time.

And then,today, my autopilot took me to you, and I was jolted back to reality. After the initial shock of coming face to face with you. When my eyes met yours, and we stopped dead in our tracks. All my thoughts halted. The entire world came to a pause. It was just your eyes holding mine. There was no sound, no movement, no air. And then I was flooded with feelings all at once.

That’s the problem with following a gut feeling, instead of your brain, or reason. Because these gut feelings can abandon you at any given moment and switch sides.

You were my anchor in the little storms I seem to face constantly in my life. You grounded me when I was all over the place….
I wish you were here.

Final Note :

If you are looking for a light, romantic novel. This novel is for you.
If you like to see how people feel for each other, when they are not together. This novel is for you.

 Cover: 4/5
Title: 3.5/5
Blurb: 3/5
Theme: 3/5
Story: 3/5
Characters: 3/5
Overall: 3.2/5

**Book was provided by Writersmelon, in return of an honest review.**
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It Happens

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Book : It Happens
Author : Karan Sharma
Publisher : Notion Press
Pages : 166
Price : 225/-
Format : Paperback

Does age gap really matter in love ? A love where boy is 25 yrs and an unmarried 37 yrs girl?

Story

Our protagonist Gautam, a 25 yr old working professional falls in love with Roshini, a 37 yr old unmarried woman who is his senior in office. They both love spending time, and enjoy each other’s company. And Gautam makes his mind to propose the lady-love, bring out the ring and start practicing on another girl in office for the proposal.
When his best friend Rohit, find out about this odd love couple. Rohit bring out scenarios for future that were applied to this younger male, older women couple. And soon Gautam is indecisive about his love proposal. Even his sister Richa, couldn’t help him in making such a life changing decision.
At the same point Gautam gets an opportunity to go to Singapore, which he without thinking takes with Payal another girl from his office. The girl is already attracted to Gautam.

Will this age problem concern over love ?
Will Gautam return to India and marry Roshini ?
Will Gautam settle down with Payal, a girl of his age ?

For all those, you need to read this one 🙂

Writing

I loved how the author, Karan Sharma have brought our characters in the book.
Where Gautam is a simple gentleman, his best friend Rohit is a Casanova.
Where Roshini is older yet loved by Gautam, Payal is lovely but lacks reciprocation of his love from Gautam.

The language was easy, and phase shifted from good to slow. I loved the starting and conversations and confusions of Gautam when he talked to Rohit and his sister Richa.
The middle part was kind of depressing where a heart breaks and it didn’t even sound.
I would have loved to see, how Roshini handled this heartbreak. It would have been great, I know the story is from Gautam’s perspective. But I still feel that ways.

Things that worked out for me :

Characters, there were so many. Yet you can identify each one differently except Payal, I wanted to see some more of her character.
The friendship of Gautam and Rohit, even I loved how the Brother-Sister bond was given so much preference.

Things that didn’t worked for me :

The cover page, it missed giving the main theme.
Pace in middle that went slow and didn’t came back as it was in starting before Gautam left for Singapore
Apart from love story, Roshini’s character, her heartbreak wasn’t shown much.

Words that touched

Marriage is all about companionship.

One good act done today always came back to you by karma and so did a bad act.

That is why the heart falls in love, and not the brain.

Final Note :

Lover of a Romantic rom-com ? This is definitely for you.

Cover: 3/5
Title: 3.5/5
Blurb: 4/5
Theme: 3.5/5
Story: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Overall: 3.6/5

Thanks Writersmelon for providing review copy in return of an honest review.

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Toothbrush (microtale) : DP Challenge

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One night stands were his favorites,
until he found the one,
whom he can share his toothbrush stand with.

~mpsn

image credits : google

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Trace : Lovers : DPChallenge

I know, I am a day behind to the actual days. May be someday, whenI get time I need to do two DP Prompts together.. ^_^

I loved this prompt Trace

 

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-mpsn ^_^

 


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https://tinyfawns.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/when-you-wrote-the-love-song/

https://sarahscrazymindsite.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/the-battle-cry-of-the-seagulls/

https://runvagabound.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/tracing-an-error/comment-page-1/#comment-336

https://thoughtsofwordsblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/long-4-haikusenryu/

https://bysarahwhiley.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/hide-and-seek/

https://movingtowardsthelight.com/2017/05/31/secret-message/

https://ashcheyne.com/2017/06/01/the-narcissartist-song/

https://japanesewh1spers.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/1024/

https://kaliedoscopeofmylife.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/beautiful-skies/

https://playingwithwords.blog/2017/06/01/desperate-2/