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Adulting – Review

Hey Bibliophiles, I’m back again! ❤️

My second review for today is of Neharika Gupta’s “Adulting”.

 

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About the book

Social media manager and popular blogger Aisha is flirty and flamboyant… even as she battles personal demons that tell her she must stop eating if she wants to stay pretty.

Ruhi couldn’t be more different from her friend Aisha. Working at Litracy Publishing, she feels grossly underappreciated by the editor-in-chief, who happens to be her mother. What keeps her going are her own ambitions – and her handsome author Tejas.

Bestselling novelist Tejas has a bad case of writer’s block. He leans on Ruhi for emotional support before getting enamoured by Aisha as he struggles to live up to everyone’s expectations, including his own.

Bold and unapologetic, this is a story of love and self-discovery, heartache and book launches.

 

Review

Tejas. Ruhi. Alisha. A weird and complicated love triangle.

The book’s name, plot and cover attracted me a lot, but somewhere the book disappointed me. The author tried to keep the book perfect, but it fell from the target in between. The story is good, but the execution was somewhere plain. I felt that the author missed some important points while writing the book.

Ruhi is the head at Litracy Publishing, an imprint of a major book publishing brand. She hates the editor-in-chief, her mother to be honest, because of her underestimation of Ruhi’s hardwork and dedication towards Litracy. Aisha, the popular blogger and social media manager at Litracy is confident and flamboyant. She lives in the mirage of “less eating, staying fit and gorgeous.” Tejas is the author with Litracy who has a bad Writer’s Block hampering his new book.

This story of book launches, self-discovery and heartache is really nice, if not excellent. The trio try to stay true to themselves, but fail miserably, and plunge into the depression mode. The author has written this book in a simple manner, with some incidents making me chuckle a bit. The book is written in a diary entry manner, with the POVs of the main characters. The ending was good, but a bit vague.

Where the author scores brownie points are the amazing visualization of Litracy’s office and Nepal Literature Festival. Beautiful depiction of both places helps author keeping the book on track, if not completely. I wish the author had polished the story a little bit, given some perfection to the characters & their lives and delivered a honest ending. Overall, a good read with some improvements needed.

 

Verdict

I liked the book for its story around books and literature festivals. But what dampened my mood is the vague lives of the main characters and the weird love triangle. What could’ve been better are storyline, ending and character plotting. Overall, I enjoyed this book, but wish the aforementioned things could’ve been taken care of by the author.

The cover is really beautiful and striking. I really wish to design the cover of my book like this one! And yes, the cover is bound to attract the readers to the book!

 

Spoiler!

This book is signed by the author herself, for me. I met her at Noida International Literature Festival last year in November and bought this book as the cover attracted me to itself. She is an amazing person!

Here’s the signed page ❤️ –

 

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I was lucky to meet her and have a little chat about her book. She also has a blog, where she blogs about writing. Here’s the link to her blog – https://www.neharikagupta.com/

 

Title: Adulting
Author: Neharika Gupta
Publisher: HarperCollins
Rating: 7/10

 

 

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