Kismat and Karma
Author: Sakshi Sharma
Publisher: Self-published
Rating: 3.5/5

We have heard the stories of fate and karma so many times but seldom we find books that personify these two concepts and bring about a change in the art of storytelling. Kismat and Karma is a story about two women who suffer at the hands of fate and karma, respectively. Their journey through the ups and downs of life can break the readers’ heart. But their unyielding spirit and resolute mindset encourage the readers to be persistent in life.

Life is not a bed of roses and if we decide to view life with rose-tinted glasses, the fault is in our unpreparedness. Well, for Kismat, life started out pretty good, for she realized her seven goals in life and decided to pursue them. However, fate had something else in store for her and her dreams, just like a house of cards, come crashing down when she got to know about her terminal illness. On the contrary, Karma’s life had seen the crests and troughs right from the very beginning. Her diabolical past and the terrible memories of the ordeal make her move away from her hometown. Eventually, she returned and settled down only to find out about another problem that lurked in the darkness. Oscillating between the lives of these two protagonists is the narrative of this story that is not only gripping but also neatly edited. However, I did find the descriptions superfluous at times. Some of the characters like that of Sophia and Karma (as well) were left unexplored.

Continuing narrative forms the pivot of this book. Using strong characters and even stronger situations, the story is filled with turns and twists and at the same time, the author doesn’t shy away from using symbolism and metaphorical references to test the readers’ brain. The epilogue definitely serves as the fodder for the mind and the conscience as the author poses some really baffling questions that need a lot of research and insight before being answered.

Overall, this is a nice read.

Best wishes to the author!

Buying link: Amazon

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