Voicemates — by Anamika Mishra
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Price: Rs. 250 INR(paperback and Kindle Edition)
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Tulip Hill is an obedient and intelligent daughter to her disciplinarian parents. She has been a topper throughout her school, because her parents wanted her to be. Now, they want her to enroll in one of the best colleges. But Tulip harbors the desire to become a singer, for music is her only passion that helps her see through life’s miseries. Then there is Sam witty, easy-going and flirty. Both Tulip and Sam share their love for music. Yet, both dream of a different life. What are those dreams? What happens when they meet and enter the biggest duet competition together? Will their love blossom during this emotional roller-coaster? Join the VoiceMates in their musical journey to know more!
About the author:
Anamika Mishra is an Indian author and blogger. Her debut novel Too Hard to Handle was an instant hit. She is also a motivational speaker and has given guest lectures in reputed organizations and institutions. She has a degree in BCA followed by MJMC from Amity University. You can follow Anamika on (www.anamikamishra.com), (www.facebook.com/anamikamishra.page), Twitter (@anamikawrites) or Email her at email@example.com
My take on this book:
Tulip always dreamt of taking part in Voicemates, a reality duet singing show which gave the winners a chance to travel to US, a huge sum as prize amount and a singing contract. Her parents however had other dreams for their only child — that Tulip studies to become an engineer. Tulip often sneaked out from her coaching classes without her parents knowledge, to reach the old fort and sing for the kids who gathered there.
Voicemates auditions are finally happening this year in Goa, Tulip’s hometown and incidentally she bumps into Sam another aspiring singer who otherwise sings at a restro bar for livelihood. While participating and winning the reality show is a distant dream for Tulip given her parents aversion towards such shows, it is a golden opportunity for Sam. Will Tulip be able to convince her parents and will she able to overcome her own insecurities, will she find her true voicemate in Sam forms the rest of the story.
This is a sweet feel good story of coming-of-age journey of Tulip from being a naive, young aspiring singer to a person who is confident about what she wants from life and making her own decisions. The story has a beautiful graph for Tulip’s character growing effortlessly. Her transition is very organic and interesting. There arent many characters as the book concentrates majorly on Sam and Tulip and their journey in Voicemates show from one round to another.
While the story isn’t new and the few twists are cliched, the fresh treatment and the relatibility to Tulip and Sam and other supporting characters makes the book a good read. Pick this one to read a beautiful, youthful story of friendship and dreams. If you are a music lover or singer yourself, this is even more an enjoyable read.