Monday, December 07, 2015

Review- When Our Worlds Collide by Aniesha Brahma

Goodreads Summary:

Akriti has led a pretty much sheltered life. 
Zayn has been shuttled from city to city when he was growing up. 
She is comfortable watching her life from the sidelines. 
He wants to feel rooted to a place he can call ‘home’. 
They meet each other quite by chance. 
And both seize the chance to be someone they both need in their lives: 
For Zayn, it’s a 'Partner-In-Crime'. 
For Akriti, someone who just knows how to be there for her… 
When their worlds collide, 
It is not what either of them expected it to be. 
Zayn has a steady girlfriend. And Akriti has a crush on him. 
What happens when these two become friends? 
The biggest adventure of their lives? Or the road to heartbreak? 
What happens when two completely different people collide? 
Do they become friends? Or, is their friendship doomed from the start? 
'When Our Worlds Collide' is the story of two twenty-three-year olds, Who are finally growing up and finding their feet in the world. 
A tale of friendship and love, crushes and betrayals, messes and second chances, 
Marriage and divorce… and the elusive happily ever after!


REVIEW:

You know that you are liking a book when you end up having dreams about it. That's reason number one why I like Aniesha Brahma's super sweet and wonderful novella about family, friendship and love, When Our Worlds Collide. True to its title, the book is about worlds colliding and not crashing, which made it so adorable, cute and yet, very meaningful and wise. Even though I love novellas and short stories, I enjoyed reading this story so much that I wish it didn't end or that it were at least slightly longer. 

Besides being a good and well thought of story with good and well developed characters, there are many reasons why When Our Worlds Collide ends up being a wonderful read. The story revolves around a cafe that's owned by the main female character Akriti's mother and that's practically run by Akriti. Cafes make extremely beautiful set-ups, so that right there is a major win. On top of that, Akriti was such a different (in the most positive way) character; she was true to herself, smart and a total sweetheart. Plus, she is a reader and writer. Now what's not to like about that? Her relationships with her co-workers Ayoub and the kitchen staff at the cafe were each fresh and very well done. 

Akriti joins a new school which she ends up leaving anyway, but during the short time she spends at this school, she meets Nimmi who she ends up bumping into her cafe and Nimmi now has a boyfriend, Zayn. Zayn's character was perfect in relation to Akriti as he helped her in more ways than one, and added to some major character development when it comes to Akriti. You know that you like a character when they are on the last page of the book, much better than what they were on page one. And not just Akriti, all characters in the novella end up learning from experience and turn into more beautiful versions of themselves. 

To avoid spoiling the story, I don't want to give out any more information about it or about the many other characters who end up playing important roles. What I can say is that all of them were portrayed beautifully and realistically. Speaking of relatable and realistic points, the ending of the story was beautiful. Now these are kind of endings I like, which aren't sugar coated just for the sake of it. So overall, I was very happy with When Our Worlds Collide. Aniesha Brahma's simple and beautiful writing combined with her wonderful story-telling make the novella an enjoyable and extremely sweet read. 

*A copy of When Our Worlds Collide was provided by author Aniesha Brahma  as part of the blog tour by B00k R3vi3w Tours in exchange for an honest review. We thank Aniesha for the book.


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2 comments:

  1. Nice review Sarika.. I too love novellas and short stories and i feel, i might love this book too. Will add to my wish list :-)

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