Thursday, March 31, 2016

Book Review: Where Earth Meets Water by Pia Padukone

Title and Author: Where Earth Meets Water by Pia Padukone
No. of Pages: 269
Publication Date: April 29th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA
Genre: Cultural Fiction, Indian Writing, Indian Author, Debut

Book Review:
Where Earth Meets Water by Pia Padukone first attracted me because of the intriguing title and the gorgeous but enigmatic cover. The blurb again is very interesting and had me picking up the book to read.

This is Pia Padukone's debut novel and I enjoyed her writing style which is fluid, expressive and very crisp.
The story is very thought provoking and through a POV style tells the thoughts of each character. 

Karom Seth has defied death many times while his loved ones die. Now depressed and feeling like he is cursed with invincibility, he travels to India and soon begins his journey of enlightenment, discovery and peace with his circumstances.

I enjoyed the whole mysterious environment woven by the author with hints to omens and water wrath and so on but still missed a closure on these suspenseful hints. 

The best thing about the book is the way in which I could relate my day to day problems with the story and the thought provoking solutions that had me re-evaluating my life too.

There is no right and wrong character in this book. Each has their own secrets and their own journey of discovery which leaves the reader spell bound and engrossed.

I finished the book in several sittings because I needed time to process everything that was happening and do justice to all the emotions I was feeling.

All in all, Where Earth Meets Water is a different kind of book that is teaches as well as forces the reader to engage with everything happening in the story. A must read for all readers looking for a refreshing and a different kind of a story, I give it 4 out of 5 and look forward to reading more from the author in the future.



I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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