Hello people, how are you bookworms doing??? Is everything okay??? I am doing super fine. I am trying to read and be productive but as I am in a slump that’s not happening. I have at last given up on my assignments and my college. I am in the second year but don’t know how this happened. I ordered some more books and am writing a book haul but as my friend Nupur || Fluttering Pages says…”laziness and overthinking are her best friends and go along together.” That happens to me too these days (effects of talking to her so much😂). So on this lazy note, let’s start this review shall we??
In India marriage is not something to joke about. Once you are married, you can’t dream about anything outside it especially if you are a woman. Men may do what they want but a woman can’t do anything she likes because every time she wants to do something she likes, people taunt her and pull her down. So come along and explore the review of a book regarding it.
Author: Nitya Dalmia.
Publisher: Notion Press.
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Chapter: 23 Chapters.
Pages: 278 pages.
Time: 4 hours 46 minutes.
Publishing / Published: 16 June 2021.
Naina is defined by a lot of things in life. At home she is someone’s wife. Outside she is someone’s friend. At work she is defined by her art. But she has lost sight of her own identity.
For her friend’s wedding, Naina comes back home to Surat to celebrate love when she still has no idea what love means after 5 years of marriage. Trapped in her marriage, Naina feels suffocated and is looking for her way out. To make things even more complicated, Rohan, her high-school lover comes back in her life reminding her of all the things that could have been.
There is too much on line for Naina because in her culture marriage is not between two people but instead two families. The search for happiness has a price to pay.
Through the lived lives of many characters, we get to see the societal problems rooted in the depths of the community.
Amazon: 🌟4.5/5 Stars🌟.
Goodreads: 🌟4.3/5 Stars🌟.Taken from respective sources.
They say a woman’s life is never hers to live. She lives for her family, her husband, her children, and their prestige in the society but what if that woman starts living for herself??? Naina, a girl who tried a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend to pursue her studies in the U.S but broke up and got married to a workaholic guy named Vinay. Losing her individuality after getting bounded by so many relations, Naina goes to her best friend Sarah’s wedding only to end up meeting Rohan her ex-boyfriend. What will happen in Naina’s life ahead???
This author shocks me to the core every time I read her book. She is just 16 yet her books are way mature than her age. After reviewing her last book, Ever After, I expected to see this author back with another blast and she did not let me down. This book is fantastic. The writing is so clean and bright. The characters are well-formed and properly developed. I could relate to Naina even though I am not married. I could feel the pain that every married girl goes through. The pressure of society and the way they try to control the people in it is shown so agreeably.
This book portrayed the patriarchy as well as the friendship, heartbreak, pain, and love equally that made this book a light read for me. I loved the character of Sarah and I was so happy to see that the author provided us with enough background on her. The light banter and the marriage felt were beautiful and completed the story. The conceptualization of the story was nice but somewhat I felt like the story was inspired by Akash Vani, a Bollywood movie but she had me at the beautiful way she wrote and carved the book. I loved how she made the whole story so light and that made me fall in love with this book.
Overall this book was nicely written, properly carved into a message giving yet light and romantic read. It is a must-read read for people who want to read a light book talking about society’s pressure on women.
So that’s it for today. I hope you loved this review. I will be back soon with one more review and hope you all are safe and sound. Take care and see you soon, until then…
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