Title : Bad Romance: Love, Lies And Betrayals
Author : Harshita Srivastava
Pages : 157
Genre : Fiction
Publisher: Gargi Publishers
Cover : 4/5
Theme : 3.5/5
Characters : 3/5
Writing Style : 3.5/5
Narration : 4/5
Overall : 3.5/5
When you open yourself towards life, life starts to test you. That’s what happens with Kritika. In her own words, she had everything, a perfect life, a perfect boyfriend, a perfect best friend etc. Overall she had the kind of a life people would ideally like to have. But the moment when she thought that life is easy, it kicked her right in the middle of ecstasy. She started to play with her life and life started to play with her. This is Kritika’s life of love, lies and betrayals.
First thing in the Beauty section of the book which I would like to mention is that, I loved the book cover and the title. It’s subtitle, ‘Love, lies and betrayals’ summarizes the whole story in a short go. The book quality is marvelous and for that kudos to the Gargi team. Secondly, lets start with the story-line. Right from the first chapter of the book, Harshita clears her view that she is going to deliver a pretty harsh and a bit realistic ‘Bad Romance’ story. Story is pacy and gripping. Writing style is fantastic. Harshita knows how to hold her audience till the very end. At the start of every chapter, author tries to explain the dilemma of her protagonist which helps to bind the reader’s attention. They are beautifully written and never seems to be exaggerated or in simple sense, ‘boring’.
One of the best feature of the story is the depiction of the hostel life of girls. Kritika and her friends’ story of hostel life add up to the beauty of the story.
Now coming up to the Beast section of the book. The story seems to be predictable at the end. Author had a pretty ‘full of potential’ kind of a story in her mind but at the end story seems to be slipped all over the floor just like a donkey with skates over the ice. Another thing which I would like to mention is that the story shows only the prospective of Kritika, it never speaks up about the other characters dilemma. Well it would be okay, if author haven’t shown the section where two of Kritika’s boyfriends speak to each other over the phone. That section creates a bit misunderstanding.
Every other book claims to be different from others but this story is genuinely different from other of it’s league. GO FOR IT.