Title : Life & Promises
Author : Pulkit Gupta & Ila Garg
Pages : 176
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Author’s Empire Publication

Ratings :

Cover : 4/5
Blurb : 3.5/5
Theme : 3/5
Story Line: 3/5
Writing & Style : 3/5
Dialogues : 3/5
Characters : 3/5
Overall : 3/5


He achieved, what he dreamed. He was like living a fairy tale. He had everything; a loving father, a gorgeous girl, hard earned place in prestigious institution of IIT, caring friends but life changed and in a moment and he finally ends up committing suicide and lying on a bed in hospital; alone and full of pain.

There he finds a girl, Khushi; a chubby girl with a carefree attitude. She insists him to tell her everything, to reveal every page of his story and losing beneath the girl’s determination to hear Rachit, he opens up his story in front of her.

This is the story of Rachit who from IIT lands up to be CA aspirant.

This is the story of his life and promises.


  • Poetry.
  • Cover.
  • The manner in which Rachit unfolds his story to Khushi.
  • Khushi’s Truth and her judgement over Rachit.
  • Simple and sober nature of Radhika.
  • IIT and CA life.


  • Over explanation of some events.
  • Confusion over deciding about the main story.


Life & Promises is the truest effort of the author to write about love in the simplest way possible. This book is not the kind of book which will take you to some another level of anxiety to know what will happen next but still will keep you gripped till the end. Short length and simple language are the two plus points of this book.

It is a good read of 3 to 4 hours and promises to deliver a continuous sweet smile on your face. The ‘Khushi’ element is the best and the unexpected part of the story and helps to provide a good end to the story. Radhika’s diary is yet another feature which makes the book a memorable one.

The poetry is fabulous and acts as the creamy icing over the delicious cake.

Now drawbacks. Last chapter of the book is boring and seems illogical. Another thing is that there are some events which looks like are drawing the whole story to nowhere.

Overall it’s a good story and a brilliant debut by the author. I would like to wish him lots of luck for the future.



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