Book Review

Book Review: A New Dawn by Kamini Kusum


Shravan is a son of a rickshaw puller and Mugdha, daughter of a Railway officer. He has lived in penury while she has had all the material comforts. He dreams of being a soldier and serving the motherland while she lives in the world of colours. Childhood friendship converts into pure love ignoring the boundaries of a bungalow and its servant quarter. However fate has some other plans and tears apart the two innocent souls, throwing Shravan into a life that has thorns all its way. Will the two live their dreams? Will destiny bring them together again? A novel that will make us believe that life is all about never giving up.


Cover: 4/5
Title: 3.5/5
Blurb: 4.5/5
Presentation: 4/5
Plot: 4/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The Cover is simply designed yet looks very elegant. It justifies the blurb, the plot and the love story with an background of battlefield with soldiers.

The Title somewhat justifies the story, but it could have been something more inspiring, given the background of the story. I felt it could have been something more eye-catching.

The story is set in a typical bollywood style, 2 people with complete different social background and families fall in love with each other. The story kept me hooked with the love story struggling through the hardships faced by the two protagonists Shravan and Mugdha.

The narration was good, with the plot and story well narrated by the author. The characterisation was done beautifully, keeping the characters close to reality and relatable. But there were some grammatical mistakes. The editing and the printing could have been better.

But inspite of that, the message from the story was loud and clear, “When you have someone on your side, Every battle can be won.”

I found this novel very close to reality and true to its message. The authoress has done a good work with her novel.

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