Book Review: A New Dawn by Kamini Kusum

A New Dawn
Author: Kamini Kusum
Publisher: Half Baked Beans
Rating: 2.5/5

There are times when we hate the words and then there are times when we love the words. When those words fill you with a weird evangelical enthusiasm, you like the book. And when those words are as interesting as watching the paint dry, you dislike the book. ‘A New Dawn’ is like the latter. An anticipated story, monotone expressions and precipitous climax put the plot on the line.

Shravan and Mugdha are the two protagonists who embark on the quest of finding love. As time passes, they realize their affection for each other. However, soon destiny pulls them out from the façade of the utopian world; their financial disparity becomes the bane of their lives. Movies like ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Dil, Raja Hindustani and Chalte Chalte’ spill the plot in a nutshell. However, the only plausible part is the twist in the end.

The story comes with many typos and grammatical errors (misplaced adverbs, missing commas). The narration is average, for there is a lack of variety. There are so many ways to begin a sentence (per say) but the conversations in the story are flat. The characters of Shravan and Mughda complement each other and are relatable. But the sidekicks appear as mere caricatures.

The cover of the book seems like a canvas with negative space that has a collage of pictures that are a part of the story. Half Baked Beans disappoints me as far as font size is concerned.

Overall, the ordinariness of the plot does nothing for me. The romantics might like it though!

Best wishes to the author!

Buying Link: Amazon

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