Saturday, 13 February 2016


Book Blurb:

How can one reclaim life?
Smita asks the question a thousand times, when an unexpected incident devastates her life.
Then, she was not ‘any other’ girl.
Smita soars from the ashes of her past, to reclaim her life. The more she went ahead, darker the world become.And there was no light at the end of the tunnel.
Smita had to fight the battle, alone.
For her.
For her love. 

My Review:

The first thing caught my attention was its attractive cover and second thing its description. So I decided to pick it up for my reading shelves. The story moves slowly in the beginning and after some initial chapters two things struck in my mind. First was it’s a typical a boy fall for girl story and together they overcome the difficulties. Second was the summery written in the back cover of the book doesn’t match with the chapters. But all of my thoughts came to halt when I read the first twist. I never noticed the twist is coming and that made me stunned for a while. In the second part, the story catches its pace perfectly. You will find romance in the first half of the book and mystery and thriller in the second part of the book. I can say romance, crime, mystery, emotions and thriller are wrapped up in a single unit in this book.

In the initial chapters, Smita is an adorable and studious girl. I felt she is a weak character and a victim in the beginning of the story. But her transformation into a strong minded girl was amazing.  Krishnaprem is a loving and caring person. He gave company to Smita during her ups and downs. Any other supporting characters haven’t left any impact on me. I think more character development is required for this book.  

I feel Shine Syamaladevi is a promising author. A great applaud for his effort in his debut novel. However, some editing flaws are there in the book. Apart from that some logical issue and some scene description issue is also there. Some scenes felt incomplete and needed more description. I hope he will overcome all the flaws in his upcoming books.

I’ll give it 3.5 out of 5 stars for the author’s effort and story-line. It is recommended to those, who love to read romance with crime and mystery. 

About The Author:

Shine Syamaladevi was born in a small village in Kerala. An avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, he believes passionate dreams really come true. The journeys around the nation on various official appointments added fuel to his passion, eventually resulting in his first book. His dream.
He can be reached at the following links:

Twitter: @ShineSyamaladev

Facebook: Shine Syamaladevi - Author


P.S.: I got the book from the author in exchange of an honest review. 


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  1. I would say one thing in general - why do they come up with books without doing enough work on it? The characters sound so weak, even after maturing to an extent.

    1. I love to read books Alok and till now I never dislike any book. I learn new things from every books and authors... :)

  2. The cover is really beautiful. It sounds like a good story and the character of Smita has gone through a transformation in the story as it seems from the review. The review is intriguing, adding the book to my TBR list... :-)

    1. Yaa Mani, It's a good one... :) Thank you for visiting.

    2. You may give it a try ma'am. Your walk with Smita would be a memorable one, hopefully.

  3. Thank you for the review Arpita

    1. Thanks Shine for giving me the opportunity to review your book.



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