Saturday, 7 February 2015

CANVAS OF DREAMS: book review

Pages: 113
Format: eBook
Published on 12th June 2013
Genre: Fiction, Romance
ISBN: 1927826047

Riya seems to have lost everything—the man she loves to another woman, her husband to death and her soul to fear.

An unexpected meeting with her first love, Ryan, stirs up long repressed feelings but also allows her to move out of the long shadow of the past. Unburdened, she feels free to pursue her dream of opening an art gallery and the handsome and intriguing artist Rehaan. But memories of her marriage refuse to fade away and then suddenly, Ryan shows up in her life again. Now, Riya must find the courage to reconcile her past and present.

For Riya, life is a canvas of dreams. Can she distinguish between reality and fantasy?

My Review:

Some books have the tendency to take you to their fictional world, you can picture the happenings, compare with the reality and in the end that books leave an imprint in our mind. I cherish those books the most and Canvas of dreams is one of them. Different tints of dreams is emphasized in this book; some are nightmares, some are the protagonist’s confusion that she is seeing in her dreams and some past trauma that keep tormenting her.

You can find Riya within you; she has tasted the essence of love, betrayal, abuse and nightmares in her life. She lost her love to another woman and her husband to death. The author portrays the character of Riya marvelously, I felt connected with her.

Ryan, the male protagonist is a confusing character as per Riya’s point of view. Ryan is sensitive, handsome, caring and a perfect dream boy.

I love the characters, plot and scenario of the story. This is a brisk read and you can finish it in one go. The author has poured the perfect balance of emotions and thus the story moves smoothly. Through the story you will wonder, ‘whom will Riya choose in the end?’

I also love the character of Shweta, Riya’s best friend. She always talks about reality; sometimes realities are bitter and sometimes it teach you a new lesion. Shweta’s advise is full of wisdom and she enlightens Riya through the mirror of reality.

The only con I found is the story length. I wanted to read more, but it ended too soon. I will give four out of five stars to this novella for the story strength, characters and Jaya’s writing. I will recommend it to all those, who love to read fiction and romances.  

About Author:

Jaya Siva Murty is a business writer and social media manager from Visakhapatnam, India.Fascinated with the written word since the age of ten, she would fly away herpoems and short stories in a secret diary, till saome were finally published by ‘Times of India’ and ‘Savvy’. She has written for the Economics Times and now provides India relevant stories for a Hong Kong based magazine. ‘Canvas of Dreams’ is her debut foray into novella writing.

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  1. Seems like a nice book, the blurb itself looks promising. Thanks for sharing this review :)

  2. Yaa Shweta, It's now one of my favorite book.... :)



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