Saturday, January 17, 2015

Book Review #29: Angelic Beats

Name: Angelic Beats
Author: Sarita Singh
No. of Pages: 247
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Frog Books (An Imprint of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd.)
Price: Rs. 175/-
Published in: 2014

The blurb of the book says:
Angelic Beats is the story of a boy in his late teens who falls in love with a married woman. Both defy their ages; the woman for her looks and innocence and the boy for his confidence and clarity in life along with integrity. The journey of the boy for his passion also becomes journey of love for both that finally takes them to more meaningful destinations. It unfolds the changing perspective of a young boy and a married woman in various situations of life treading the path of love and success together. How they carry on with love and friendship as a responsibility is quintessence to their journeys.

Love can make one completely blind or it can candle all the darkness in life.

Sometimes destiny becomes the greatest magician. It brings two opposite people, Sahil and Aakanksha, on one platform. Even their personal statuses do not match for one is married and the other single. One is confident about making choices in life, whereas the other is always scared of making a choice. One is always positive, and the other is negative in outlook. 

Unlike mathematics, where + and always make , sometimes in real life, + and do make a + together. 

On the road leading to his passion, he happened to meet the first love of his life too. Before going to the National Defence Academy for the journey to be a commissioned officer in Indian Air Force finally, he introduced love in her and his own life and pledged his heart to her. The arrows of cupid struck her also. 



Do their final choices engulf all other relationships like a storm and rage and bleed their self-esteem? Or are they able to carry their choices gracefully through their quest for happiness?

About the author:
The author, Sarita Singh, is a post-graduate in chemistry with a post-graduate diploma in mass communications. Born and brought up in Panipat, Haryana, she has been married to a doctor and is blessed with a son. The author is a state civil services (allied) officer, who has also taught in various institutions earlier. Reading and writing have always been a part of Sarita Singh who used to write her diary from a very young age. Like many others, she too loves gossiping and enjoying with friends and family as she loves spending time with them. The author believes in a few optimistic thoughts: "I am alright, I am happy where I am now, but I wish to be somewhere else. And I will try for it ."

MY THOUGHTS:
Cover: It shows an air-force officer along with a fighter plane. 

Writing: Plain English. There are a few typos here and there.

Story: 
Nineteen year old Saahil, an aspiring air-force officer, falls in love with Aakansha, a twenty-five year old married chemistry professor.

I felt the book lacked emotion. An complicated situation has been treated too casually. There was no scope where the reader could understand the characters and their respective actions. There is nothing dramatic as depicted by the cover. I could not also link the book's title to the story. the story clearly lacks depth and character. In short, you can give this one a pass if you enjoy good writing.

I give "Angelic Beats" 1 stars on a scale of 5.


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