Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#BookReview : A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land by Shweta Ganesh Kumar

On the jacket:

“Dependent!!?”  Mythili and Siddharth realize that being newlywed in a foreign country is very different from being passionately in love, long-distance.  She has just moved to the Philippines to be with the love of her life and new husband, Siddharth. After being a hard-as-nails reporter who covered crime stories of the goriest kind, Mythili is now just a ‘dependent’. On top of that, unemployment, encounters with expat-wives and culture shock leave her feeling like she has fallen down a rabbit hole. Will their love survive, or will she become just another unhappily married expatriate wife?  Will this real life Alice ever embrace her Wonderland?


 Before I begin talking about what's in the book, let me tell you this is the author's adaptation of Alice In Wonderful. How cool is that, right!! It being one of my favourite tales ever, it's adaptation took my fancy immediately. A story about Mythili and Siddharth, albeit with author Shweta Kumar's own twist to it.

Mythili and Siddharth are newly weds and are in a new land. Everything is new for Mythili - husband, country, surroundings. And this start her adventures. Manila is a strange city for her and so is everything in her new life. 

I loved Mythili, she is so one of us! While expats will identify more with her situation, any married woman would be able to identify as well and remember her own newlywed days! A laugh riot, some moments of love and some not, the story is set in the time where Mythili and Siddharth's relationship is also tested. This book is absolute love!

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for IndiReads. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.] 


  1. This looks like no book I've read.

  2. No offense but this book sounds a little too ladylike for me. I can't be entertained by a love story unless the threat of imminent doom hangs over the characters' heads, like in Romeo and Juliet or the Princess Bride. Goes to show that guys need serious motivation to get all flowery and romantic for a woman. Otherwise we'd just sit around and talk about sports.


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