Monday, January 28, 2019

Book Review : The Promise by Nikita Singh

“To Everyone who has gone through something they never thought they would survive but emerged out of it stronger” 

The book starts with this beautiful quote at the beginning of the dedication page.

The protagonist Shambhavi is just twenty-three and she have all the time in the world to try everything her heart desires. She just enjoys today without a worry about tomorrow. She believes work is not everything.

Whereas our hero Arjun is kind of reserved. When he was seventeen his mother and sister die in an accident. He could not save his father, due to insufficient money for treatment. So Arjun decides to becomes a businessman and making money is only his only motive. He fears to have an emotional attachment with anyone, since he has been betrayed by his lover.

But when Arjun meets Shambhavi, he falls in love instantly. Initially Arjun hold back and tries not to get close to her. But eventually he fails. Typical love story. They fall in love, break up only to fall in love again at the climax.

This book has total 5 chapters.
Part One  : She 
Part Two  : He 
Part Three  : She 
Part Four  : He 
Part Five  : They 
So, from the Part Five title "They" it’s very much evident that Shambhavi and the Arjun will reunite at the climax. No twists and turns. A plain love story.

Shambhavi character was handled with extreme maturity. She is not a typical person who blames fate or a person for the hurdles she is facing. In fact, When Arjun pulls off the relationship, Sambhavi is mature enough to understand his reasons and tries to work on what needs to be done next. She is ready to fight her tough time and prepares for it.

The best thing about this book is that each chapter starts with a unique quote.

“The world seems a better place with that one person by our side”

"Sometimes we get so blinded by our grief that we do not see the pain others are going through. Sometimes, we get so blinded by the grief of others are feeling that we do not see our own pain.
The latter is something only someone who loves truly and completely is capable of. That is the purest form of love."

At times I felt the story is dragging. Even if you skip 10 pages, the story line does not change or nothing new happens. Like the typical Serials, where you don't watch it for a month, you'll be still able to grasp the story. 

If you are at the initial stage of reading book or if you need a light reading and like romantic novels then go for it.

More about the book:

Book Title: The Promise
Author: Nikita Singh
Total Number of Pages: 226
Publisher: Penguin India
Language: English
Genre: Fiction / Romance


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