Book Review - Unspoken: A Bouquet of Short Stories  by Sadhana Wadhwa

Book Review - Unspoken: A Bouquet of Short Stories  by Sadhana Wadhwa

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Pages: 38

Price: Rs. 49 INR(Kindle Edition)

ASIN: B0813LQP8B

Buy Here: https://amzn.to/2DuEnBX

The choices we make and their consequences we endure can be numerous. Look around and you will be able to see a different story being woven in everyone’s lives:
A woman who took the biggest decision of her life and paid the price, or then someone who had it all till one fateful night threatened to take it all away. Unrequited love and loss, or a second chance at reviving severed ties.
Unspoken brings to you a collection of seven such stories, which take you through the journey of these souls, controlled by the biggest mystery of the universe that we call life.

About the author:

Sadhana Wadhwa is a bookworm, writer, book reviewer, blogger and an IT Professional. Her works have appeared in several prestigious anthologies like Amravati Poetic Prisms and a Book Called Home, among others. When not reading books, she likes to spend time writing, playing games, online window shopping or simply lazying around. 

You can connect with her on 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Silent-Musings-102474657771058/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SadhanaWadhwa

Blog: https://sadhanacs.wordpress.com/

Email: cssadhana@gmail.com

My take on the book:

Unspoken is a collection of seven short stories all centered around the theme of decisions we make in daily life, and their consequences; life changing decisions which the people involved might regret all life.

The first story Deliverance is about a married woman’s choices between her love for husband and baby and how she is caught in her self-imposed guilt. Unfinished Business is about two lovers Mihir and Jaya and will they be able to correct their mistakes second time around. Stella is about Stella and Maya , their friendship and finally accepting their truth.

Three to Tango is the love story of Rishaan, Kiara and Diya with mutual feelings for each other. The Date is about Aditi and her unusual date with a loved one. A Twist of Fate is story of extremely unfortunate fate that awaited Shantanu. The Doll is an interesting suspense story around a doll talisman found by an elderly couple, which scares people around them, except the lady of the house who fearlessly finds the truth behind it.

At 38 pages, the book is a short and concise collection of stories, with simple language and neat narration. While all the stories are centered around decisions and how they affect the lives of those involved as well as the people around them, most of these stories end up around similar theme of love especially lost love. While the stories are good standalone, they get boring towards the end due to the repeating theme. Also, there isn’t much shock value or freshness as the stories give a deja vu feeling. Pick this short story collection for a quick lazy-day read.

I got the book as a part of the review program in Outset. 

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My rating:

3/5.

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