I came across the book via Write tribe’s ‘Books for Review‘ series and read the author’s post on her blog titled ‘The Story Behind The Name‘. I was so impressed by the name of the book , plot summary as well as the reviews I found on good reads that I decided to give it a try.
The Revenge of Kaivalya is a paranormal fiction and definitely manages to catch the reader’s attention from its very first page. The first few chapters are beautifully crafted into perfection and lays a very strong foundation for the plot.
But somewhere in the middle of the book, the narration becomes a little rushed and hence I found the charm broken.There are a little too many characters, and all of them interconnected in one way or the other, which prompted me to wonder if the world was indeed so small!Also, towards the end of the book, where the tension was built up to the peak, a few laughs and a romance was tossed in , which was a little insensitive if you would ask me!
But don’t let what I just said discourage you from grabbing a copy. The plot is interesting and in no way can you put away the book without reading it all.And in the end you might even find yourself wanting the story to go on!
The central character, Kaivalya, is essayed as a strong yet confused soul!She is intimidating, as one would expect, but wins the reader’s sympathy somewhere along the line.The initial chapters, that introduces Kaivalya as a an evil entity which is nothing more than a mere shadow, is sure to spook you out!Another commendable element in the book is the backdrop of the tale, especially the one that narrates Kaivalya’s story! The historical background appears to have been well researched and is indeed very convincing.Yet another character that managed to impress was Matchu, portrayed as a kind, charismatic, invincible psychopath whom one would start admiring and loathing at the same time.There were some character which I wished were etched with more clarity, especially the ones like Tara and Neel.
I would recommend this book to a anyone looking for something different. And let me warn you, be prepared to get a little spooked, at least the first few chapters are bound to make you leave the lights on for a while!