Like A Love Song – Book Review

Like a Love Song

My friend Pooja gifted this book to me on my birthday and it was such a lovely gift I tell you!

Like a Love Song is a love story authored by Nikita Singh and she has done a good job. I had never read Nikita’s work before and this book set a good opinion about her in my mind.

The story is all about Mahi’s life, dream and the people important to her in her life. It is all about how she gets dumped and fucked up her life. Nikita has penned down Mahi’s first relationship to a great detail. She has perfectly captured the attitude a 17 yr old would carry. She has portrayed Mahi beautifully. I could see myself in her in bits and portions and I am sure you will relate to her too. She is more of a live person than a character in the story.

I liked the fact that she has shown the protagonist as one little kid who messes up her life, drops out of college, fucks her relationships and almost destroys her dream. It all feels so real unlike other novels where the lead character is “know it all” kinds with great looks and super brains.

The entire story is knitted together against a plot of Mahi’s relationships and dreams. It is interesting to unfold Mahi’s life and Nikita has done a great job in keeping reader’s interest alive till the end. It does get boring in between when Mahi is shown hell bent on dropping out of college the second time, this time to chase her dream. But i think such things could be happening  in reality.

I loved the intensity with which Nikita has narrated the “post breakup” Mahi (the first time) and all her efforts to put herself together. It will really move you. Another powerful narration is towards the end of the story where Mahi has blown out practically everything that was important to her like her family, best friend, her love and most importantly her dream. You will really feel bad to see her in that state.

The falling in and falling out of the love will consume you, it consumed me at least because I hate to see personal relationships falling apart even in movies and novels. I personally think the end could have been better because I believe in happy endings but yeah, life is not always that kind and Nikita has captured that really well.

I think Nikita could have done a better job for describing “falling in love again” phase of Mahi. She did show her inhibitions but i feel should could have elaborated more on that and shown how slowly yet beautifully she enters the world of love again, rather than jumping in love after a small phase of holding to inhibitions.

All in all, its a good book. There is no moment of “what a crap story” or “it is so boring” but there are no moments of a great high either, apart from some power pact pieces i already mentioned.

Over all Rating: 3.5/5

P.S: I loved the character of Laila in this book :). Do read this book to find out more about Laila and Mahi.


A Forgotten Affair – Book Review


A Forgotten Affair – by Kanchana Banerjee, was a spontaneous purchase from Crosswords when i was window shopping with my friends and i am so glad that i picked it up. Everything about this book is so nice.

I will start with the cover. The book looks very attractive with two simple flowers so close yet far from each other and that is the soul of this story.  I feel that two flowers shown on the cover represnt the two heros (Sagarika and Akash)of this story who are so close yet far away from each other because of memory loss of former. This, ofcourse, is my interpretation of the design of the cover, Kanchana may have made it with other thoughts. 😊

This book really has everything, drama, romance, suspense, thrills, friendships, failed relationships, tears, laughter… just everything! It is a story of Sagarika who meets with an accident and that wipes off her memory completely. She goes into coma for a year and her husband Rishab looks after her for that long. When she wakes from coma she doesnt remeber nobody, not her mother, not her friends, not Rishab who she had walked away from and not even Akash – her chikoo. I am not going to open much details about chikoo because that will kill the suspense in case you are planning to read this book.

Kanchana has establishes the story so well. Sagarika’s memory loss and some triggers like a particular scent and the word “cheeni” which makes her feel restless is narrated beautifully. Her frustations of not recollecting anything and anyone is penned down with lot of power. The process of Sagarika disvovering herself newly is described so well that it ruffles some emotions inside you.

I loved the relationship that is shown building between Sagarika and Akash and all the drama and suspense about how Akash helps Sagarika to make the right decisions inspite of having no memory of nothing.

It is a very gripping story and its quite different from other hunky dory love stories because although Kanchana has done a great job in describing romance very passionately, she has maintained her main plot of memory loss through out the book.

The end is realistic and very satisfying. I finished reading this book in less than 40 hours, now you can imagine how engrossing it must be.

I recommend this book to everyone because Kanchana has done a fab job of bringing all characters to life. You not only read, but you will LIVE this book.

I give this book a total 5 on 5.

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