Monday, January 19, 2015

#BookReview : Dancing With Demons by Nidhie Sharma

On the jacket:

Karan Pratap Singh is on the brink of winning the Amateur Boxing Championship, when in a moment, he loses it all. His fall from glory seems fuelled by ruthless arrogance and an out-of-control anger management problem. That, however is just symptomatic of a deeper issue. Buried under layers of his fractured subconscious lies a childhood secret he cannot come to terms with.  Sonia Kapoor is a beautiful, volatile young woman with a secret that torments her at night but a secret that she feels no guilt for.  When fate throws Karan and Sonia together in Mumbai, their personal demons and pasts collide and stir up trouble in their fragile and uncertain present. But, is redemption possible without forgiveness?  Dancing with Demons is a fast-paced action drama of love, loss and resurrection.


Dancing with Demons is basically a sportsman's love story. The cover does justice to it, if you look at it closely. Another amazing thing about this book is that, I heard it's being made into a motion picture? 

Karan is expected to be the next best thing in the world of boxing, Karan is all set for the biggest match of his life. Things go wrong and not only does he lose the match, but also faces a ban of four years. Needless to say, Karan is shattered and so is his coach Jerry, who is more like a father figure to Karan.

Karan meets Sonia who seems to have turned up in Mumbai the same fateful night that he lost his match and come to stay in his neighbourhood. Sonia has a past she is hiding and Karan is fighting his own demons. 

Two people fighting their demons are brought together by fate and one day, both decide to faight their respective demons. Love does bloom in between them but at the cost of what? Can their kill their demons successfully?

The story line is interesting but for me it sort of dragged. The author has done a good job in framing the plot and the characters but it could have been done in fewer pages, I think. Also, the pace could have been quicker. 

Rating: ***/5

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