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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.

all drama no queen
Writer- Andaleeb Wajid

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.

Book Cover:

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?

My Take:

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.

Amazon link to buy All Drama no Queen is HERE!!

Thanks to #bookchatter bookreview program by The blogchatter, for bringing this book my way.

This post is part of Blogchatter #MyfriendAlexa challenge.

If you like reading fiction, you can try reading When strangers meet, here is the review.

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Ginia

    Thanks for the recommendation. I love fictions and this sound like the genre I read.

  2. Rakhi Jayashankar

    However the twists and turns are there without a gripping narration, the reader’s cannot be kept at the edge of the seat.

  3. Neha Jain

    you have written a simple and totally packed-with-everything review. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Shalini

    Loved your review! I might pick it up as I am on the lookout for some light reads.

  5. Deepika Sharma

    Great review. You covered all the major plot twists and important characters only i wish you hadn’t revealed the happy end it takes away the climax from the readers
    Deepika Sharma

  6. jenifer

    Yes, a cliff-hanger is a must for me to be hooked to a book. Thanks for the honest review.

  7. Mandavi Jaiswal

    I loved the solace in the end – everything ends on a happy note! My kinda book totally

  8. Ruchi Verma

    This book really seems so interesting, thanks for sharing the review!!

  9. Cindy D'Silva

    I have heard a lot about this book. Want to get it soon!

  10. samarpita

    Every story needn’t have twists and turns, they are not all thrillers. Some can be plain ‘happy’ stories and for me that works well.

  11. Pooja Mahimkar

    This book seems so interesting, may just grab it next time I see it

  12. The Siriusgram

    Haha love triangle, sounds like a good read for those who enjoy reading romantic novels 🙂

  13. Pratibha

    Andaleeb’s books are like a breath of fresh air. They have so many emotions packed into one book. I am yet to read this book though.

  14. Jayanthi

    Seems to be a nice book…will read it when I get a chance…

  15. Sadvika Kylash

    Love this plot. Now a days i am more into fiction. would try to get my hands on it.

  16. Manali Desai

    I recently a book by the same author and have since become a fan. Might pick this one based on your review 😀

  17. Srikanth

    A lovely plot and seems to be a interesting work on relationship and bonding. Will look to get a copy and all thanks to the wonderful review, it got me curious to know the full story

  18. Kiranmayi G

    I bought this a while ago but did not pick it yet; you have reviewed it well.

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