Monday, April 10, 2017

#BookReview: Jugnu (Firefly) by Ruchi Singh

Title and Author: Jugnu by Ruchi Singh
Publication Date: March 18th 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Clean Romance, Indian Romance, Indian Author, Indie Author

Book Review:

Jugnu by Ruchi Singh is her latest offering and a book that takes us to the lovely hill station of Kasauli. This is the story of Zayd and Ashima, two souls scarred by their traumatic pasts who are brought together by destiny and love.

I enjoy Ruchi Singh's writing style and had thoroughly enjoyed her previous book, Take 2. So when she offered her latest to me to read and review, I just could not resist despite my huge load of pending books.

This book's intriguing title is the first thing that will attract a reader's attention. The blurb is also interesting and had me eagerly awaiting the arrival of the book.

The high and shining aspect of Jugnu (meaning Firefly) by Ruchi Singh that makes it a memorable story is the expertly done characterisation. The plot felt known to me but still the distinctive story telling style and the admirable way in which the author developed her characters, had me glued to my seat and turning the pages eagerly until the very end.

Zayd is in Kasauli for a new start but his past mistakes follow him here too. Ashima is struggling with too many responsibilities and a heart shattering loss that she balances with a love powered hope. Both have faced too much tragedy and too much loss in their lives. I loved how Ashima portrayed the dutiful Indian wife, mother and daughter-in-law who sacrifices her happiness for the sake of her family and revels in their contentment. 

Social problems lik the religion divide, societal pressure, corruption, power politics etc. are also given place beautifully in this book and the author's message of love conquers all is very effectively conveyed. Kudos to her for a story that makes the readers' think, ponder and be inspired to make a positive change in their attitude.


I loved and enjoyed Zayd and Ashima's characters and felt connected to them. Ashima's son won my heart with his sweet baby antics.

The romance is expertly balanced with emotional play and had me feeling each and every change in their emotions as if they were my own. 

The mystery of the title also gets solved in the story and I loved how the author connected firefly to the story. 

All in all, Jugnu by Ruchi Singh is a stellar romance from the author that easily makes a place in our hearts with its fluid narration, realistic characterisation and a well executed plot that sucks the readers in the story. The anguish, love and loss of the characters is realistically portrayed and justified and had me rooting for a happily-ever-after for them.

4.5 out of 5 stars to Jugnu from me and strongly recommended to everyone. I loved this book and look forward to reading more from the author in the future.

I received the book from the author and I am very thankful to her. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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*Also read my Review of Take 2 by Ruchi Singh



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