Today I am reviwing a fictional novel called All Drama no Queen
Book Review: All Drama No Queen
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Penguin eBury Press (19 April 2021)
Total Pages: 240
Author: Andaleeb Wajid
About the Author:
Andaleeb Wajid writes fiction and has published 27 novels till date.
She is based at Bangalore. She has written several novels and she enjoys writing for young adults as well as adults. She’s also a facilitator at creative writing workshops with Sajita Nair.
The book cover is contrast to the drama in the story. It’s like quietness before the storm.
On the cover, just the title of the book is written in bold and capital against a white background.
Plot/ Story Line:
Farida’s parents passed away in an accident when she was twelve. And for years, she’s had to fend off Reshma Phuppu, a distant relative plotting to gain control of her parents’ house in Bangalore. When all the drama gets too much, she runs away to stay with her best friend, Priya. Farida deeply feels the absence of a family, and only has memories of her distant cousin, Irshad. She’s had a crush on him since she was a twelve-year-old, but they lost contact when her parents died. Nearly two decades later, Priya’s boyfriend, Ajay, serendipitously finds Irshad.
Now, Irshad is a doctor and lives in Mumbai. Farida is thrilled to reconnect with him, but is disappointed when she learns that he’s engaged to another woman. But as Irshad and Farida meet and reminisce, it becomes hard to deny their deep bond. As things get more complicated between Farida, Irshad and his fiancée, Shagufta, Farida must find a way to deal with all the drama in her life.
Didn’t you find this plot interesting?
Nobodies life is a fairy tell, but honestly Farida’s life is no less than a roller coaster.
The loves, trust, betrayal, friendship all have their own space in this story.
The love triangle between Farida-Irshad-Shagufta is intense. Apart from the lead characters, Farida’s friend Priya is an important, true and motivating character who always supports Farida.
It’s like a Bollywood movie. In the end everything ends on a happily ever after note.
What worked for me?
Easy read. Good flow and realistic plot. Emotions are depicted very well. Loneliness, passion, insecurity, selfishness have been described through words.
The author doesn’t derail from the plot ever.
What could have been better?
Although the story is full of drama, twists and turns but it never takes the reader on the edge. Or cliff-hanger or what comes next mode. That would have been a big plus for this book as the story shapes up.
All in all this drama is a breezy read and gets 4 Stars of being quick and quirky.
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