Hello fellow bookworms! I am very excited to (finally!) bring you my review of One Monsoon in Mumbai by Anitha Perinchery.
A huge thanks to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the free copy of this book to review. One Monson in Mumbai was published on the 19th June 2019.
The first 45% and the last 30% of this book were absolutely brilliant, I could not fault the author or the story, it was so joyful! The little bit in the middle of those two sections did feel a little bit confusing, I struggled to keep up a little bit with what was going and had to keep going backwards to remind myself of names and how the characters related to the story.
Once I closed this book I had this feeling of content settle over me, like when you’ve just finished watching your favourite film. I felt so happy.
I also felt a mixture of many other emotions reading this book, which was testament to the author and how well she could change the direction of the story with nothing more than a few words. Dropping us from the happiest of heights, down to the lowest lows…
The characters were the absolute making of this story for me, every single one brought something different to the story, but were woven together so well that you would think they were always meant to form these relationships with each other.
Seema was a truly beautiful soul, she was likable from the start and had some badass lines! Adidith and Veema had this wonderful relationship, that even though they weren’t blood family they still looked after each other as if they were. And all of the side characters who individually brought something so wholesome and relevant to the story.
The story itself was romantic AND thrilling, I couldn’t have asked for more from a story! It did start got get a little complicated at points but the author managed to bring it back around and finish it off on a flair.
A couple of stand out points that I wanted to mention as well:
How the author used traditional Hindi words and phrases.
How the author wrote very candidly about suicide and homosexuality within the later aspects of the story. Without giving too much away I thought it was really well done and cleverly introduced.
The ending of One Monsoon in Mumbai truly cemented this as a beautiful read, I enjoyed every second of this book and cannot rate it highly enough.
Once again, thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the free copy to review.
Until next time, Em xxx