17 November, 2016

All signs lead back to you by Aniesha Brahma - [Book Review] #NaBloPoMo #day17

Book Details:
Title: All signs leadback to you
Author: Aniesha Brahma
Genre: fiction , romance
No of pages : 74
Source : A free review copy from the author through book r3vi3ws tours


Blurb:

2013.

As the final bell for the day rang on their last day in school, Diya Rai, had a chill run down her spine. The chill of not knowing what the future holds for her and her high school sweetheart, Ashwin Chowdhury.
So she does a preemptive strike.
She dumps him before he can hurt her.

2015.

Two years later, Ashwin and Diya, cross paths. Each holds grudges, feelings and only one half of the story that completes them.
Told from alternating points of view, through a non-linear timeline, this is the story about
first love, second chances and ALL the SIGNS THAT LEAD BACK TO YOU.

My Review :
It starts as a college love story of Ashwin and Diya, but narrated by each of them in different timelines ( present and past). Diya's character is an enigma. She doesn't open up to anyone easily, not even  to her best friend. Diya and Ashwin breakup after high school and coincidentally bump each other in college after 3 years. There is jealousy, ego, drama, insecurity and a lot of other feelings making them move away to each other. Nina, Diya's best friend takes things to her hands to bring more clarity in Ashwin and Diya's relationship.

What I liked?
The climax. It's not very predictable. I loved the depth of characters. I like when characters are near to real life with all their imperfections.

Some quotes from book which are worth a mention:
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it  can never end.  Benjamin Disraeli

When someone you care about leaves you,  they’re never really gone. They stay in your heart  and in your memories

In some forgotten book, I had read long ago that you could literally walk yourself out of a bad mood. Could I possibly walk myself out of the weird mood this evening had put me in?

When you really matter to someone, that person  will always make time for you. No excuses, no  lies, no broken promises.

if you are friends with you ex, you were ei-ther never in love or you still are

I know they say that first love is the sweetest,  but that first cut is the deepest


What didn't strike a chord with me?
The drama. Oh, I dont like the drama in the novel though it's needed to some extent as Diya is a complex personality. It was like watching a bollywood movie with too many dialogues. Last 20 pages are filled with a lot of conversations.

I would recommend this to people  who love stories about romance and complex relationships.

I have received the free e-review copy from the author through book r3vi3w tours and this is my honest opinion on the book.

My Rating : 3.5/5

Purchase link:
Amazon

About the Author:

Aniesha Brahma is an author who realized her passion for writing at the tender age of six. She also happens to be the social media manager for BEE Books. Her debut novel, The Secret Proposal (2012) was published by General Press and was followed by When Our Worlds Collide (2015) by the same. She blogs at: www.anieshabrahma.com and runs an online magazine, BUZZ Magazine. She can be contacted at: aniesha.brahma@gmail.com. She lives in Kolkata with her family and her five super adorable cats!





Until next time,






2 comments:

Shilpa Garg said...

Sounds like a light breezy read. Will try to look for it!

Reema D'souza said...

This looks like an easy read but too much drama doesn't work for me too!

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