Title: Love Never Dies
Total Number of Pages: 128
Publisher: Notion Press
Publication Date: 1st January 2016
Printed Price: INR 135
Review by Sohinee Dey
Love Never Dies is a novella written Sneha and can be considered as a romantic tale between two college students named Nikshay and Mishika. It’s one of those typical love story that brews between two people of opposite nature. Nikshay happens to be a rich and smart guy, popular within the girls of the college but he has an ego bigger than his heart and doesn’t pay attention to the girls and in return receive slaps and gets acquainted with new cuss words everyday. Mishika on the other hand is a beautiful and sweet girl capturing every boy’s heart and is always the center of attention. But she is only in love with Nikshay and wants him to fall for her too. So, on this mission, they are enemies at first; constantly bickering and pranking each other then their enmity slowly transforms to friendship and ultimately love. But as usual, their parents are not happy with their choice of love and refrains them from meeting each other but still their love for each other happens to be strong and thus in the end they unite together, confess their love for each other and ta-da happily ever after! *Scene*
So, I’m going to keep my review short. The only thing I liked about the book was the cover, that’s all.
Frankly, I didn’t like this book at all. Nope, nothing about it was likeable. The plotline is cliché, the backdrop has been used plenty of times before, the narration is flat, there are no paragraphing describing the scenes, the dialogues went as Nikshay said, Mishika said; reiterating the same format throughout the book. There was NOTHING about this book that I can talk about. There was no expression, no such vocab, nothing that I could “Wow” upon.
My Final Verdict—
Whether to read or not to read is up to you, but if you ask me, I would plainly say, “don’t waste your time on this.” I have no idea why the whole story was written in italics and though there weren’t any grammatical or punctuation errors, the book was flat and boring. The narration killed it all the more. I don’t like to come across the word “said” more than one time. There were no expressions of how the characters were feeling, what they were doing. The book is of an amateurish level with no proper sentence structuring, no paragraphing, no characterization; I wonder if this book is even edited. Also, there were a handful of characters but they were not developed at all and neither did they share much screen space. The contribution of these supporting characters in the plotline can be considered as nil. When I read a book, I want to read a book and not a text message in the form of a conversation.
I’ll give this book a single star out of 5.
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