Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ A thrilling and spellbinding book. One cannot leave the book without completing till the end in one go. The last part of the book makes your eyes wide open with a wonderful story concept. A must read book….
About The Author: Ankit Gusain was born in Agrora, a small village in Pauri district. Later, he settled in Dehradun. From childhood he had a keen interest in reading and writing, with comic books being his favorite. He had always wanted to be a writer. Munsi Premchand, Chetan Bhagat and Stephenie Meyer are his favorite authors. The Dark Romance is his debut novel and he has great expectations from this book.
Dark Romance, is a story of two lovers caught up in the narrow minded attitude of village thinking. Superstition and dark spirits that the villager's believe to add their bit in making their life a living hell. The lovers, Priyanka and Ashu, meet clandestinely and their love develops and grows for each other. Things begin to go well for them, but then things take a dark twist. Ashu does everything in his power to get Priyanka, the love of his life, out of this darkness. But her family is out to get his blood. Will Ashu and Priyanka ever be able to get out of the clutches of the darkness and the evil that has overshadowed their lives? Will the family and the villagers overcome their superstition, their old fashioned village thinking and allow the two lovers to find their happiness? Or will the dark romance never finds the light of day.
Review: Firstly, I congratulate Ankit for writing a very different concept, but frequently practice in small town. I as a reader was attracted by the cover which is beautifully designed and clearly shows as a love story. The title and blurb completely change your perception. It is not just a love story, but a dark side of it which is the highlight of the book. The initial part of the book has been just a normal love story, about fun and friendship, but the latter part of the story was very appealing. I could not leave the book aside till I finished it completely. The sprits, Faith on Devi’s are common practice in a small town which the Author had beautifully narrated. All the characters were very interesting specially “Kedar Baba” who explained interesting facts to the reader. Ankit had beautifully narrated the book that you don’t get bored while reading the book. I got scared as a reader while reading about spirits.. Priyanka and Ashu’s love story was beautifully written. The Climax really made my feet and hand cold while reading it. It really gave an important social message for the society. As a reader, I will surely recommend to all my readers. A wonderful and interesting book to read. As a reviewer, I will surely read Ankit’s other project. Good luck Author.
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