My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a book about something which gives you a peek into future call it ESP, Premonition, sixth sense, intuition or clairvoyance. This is also about levitation. Science does not accept these things but as a character in book explains
" Well Mr Tandon, despite the difficulty in understanding precognition, it is easiest form of ESP and has been tested and proved. The most popular theory holds that precognition is a glimpse of [possible future that is based upon present conditions and existing information, and which may be altered depending upon acts of free will." Dr Mehta countered.
This is not a happy gay book. This is very dark and depressing and the protagonist Tia is a cursed soul or so she thinks due to this gift or curse of ESP. She predicts death of her mother and her whole family especially her father distance from her. She is sent to a boarding where again unfortunate things happen. Without giving away much it is suffice to say it is depressing.
One thing is that i feel, Swarupa took the premise of ESP and built a story around it. She succeeded completely in her efforts. She did her research well and it shows. it is not easy to write a story based on ESP. ESP is at the core of story here. I am amazed the way she seamlessly integrated the concept into her story.
Depiction of feelings of characters especially Tia. She feels that due the the premonition she knows about impending disaster, but as she is powerless prevent it, that leads to sense of despondency, loneliness and felling lost. That is depicted beautifully. The english is first rate. I wish she could give me english lessons ;). That is why 4 stars.
Well done Swarupa Chavan. best of luck. Eagerly waiting for next book.
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