Fun, Quirky, Surprising
Akriti is the manager of a cafe/coffee shop. She has a strained relationship with her parents and she has incrementally closed herself off. She has no idea what she wants to do with her life and no idea what to do about it. Zayne, is a carefree, live in the moment, kind of guy who has moved around so much in his life that he has learned to make do with who and what is at hand and just enjoy. He seems to be the total opposite of Akrita, which is probably why she falls hard for him. Trouble is he is dating her one-time friend.
When I first started reading this book I have to admit the format made it a bit difficult with a Heading and quote at the beginning of each chapter. It broke up the rhythm and flow of the reading  and I felt that too much was given away, making it a might bit predictable.  It didn’t take long though for the infectiousness of the story to take over and it most certainly didn’t end where I had dreaded that it would. The idea of documenting chance and peripheral meetings through time and then tying it all together is quite clever. The book is filled to the brim with fun characters that make you want to know their story as much as the Akrita’s. It is a true pleasure to watch them all develop and grow into the story. There are truly no unimportant characters in this book.
This bookworm awards “When Our Worlds Collide” 5 Tomes
5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
IRWYW

About the Book

Akriti has led a pretty much sheltered life. 

Zayn has been shuttled from city to city when he was growing up. 

She is comfortable watching her life from the sidelines. 

He wants to feel rooted to a place he can call ‘home’. 

They meet each other quite by chance. 

And both seize the chance to be someone they both need in their lives: 

For Zayn, it’s a ‘Partner-In-Crime’. 

For Akriti, someone who just knows how to be there for her… 

When their worlds collide, 

It is not what either of them expected it to be. 

Zayn has a steady girlfriend. And Akriti has a crush on him. 

What happens when these two become friends? 

The biggest adventure of their lives? Or the road to heartbreak? 

What happens when two completely different people collide? 

Do they become friends? Or, is their friendship doomed from the start? 

‘When Our Worlds Collide’ is the story of two twenty-three-year olds, Who are finally growing up and finding their feet in the world. 

A tale of friendship and love, crushes and betrayals, messes and second chances, Marriage and divorce… and the elusive happily ever after! 

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Character Interview: Suzanna & Surbhi

 

Suzanna: Why am I stuck in an interview with Surbhi? She’s a minor character! 
Surbhi: A minor character who is a catalyst! 



Is there anything you do not like about your characters?



Surbhi: Yes. I don’t like how she doesn’t judge people. Isn’t that not human?

Suzanna: No. I loved my character to a T.



Do you have a favorite scene in When Our Worlds Collide?



Surbhi: Sure. I love the fact I slip drinks to people. 

Suzanna: I kind of love the fact I am a one-woman force behind Poetry Slams. 



Do you have a favorite character, besides yourselves, in the book?



Surbhi: Sure. I love Esha. Even though I do not get a scene with her.

Suzanna: I like both Akriti and Zayn. In fact, I really love those two kids. 



Why do you think people should read When Our Worlds Collide?



Surbhi: Because they’re bored out of their minds?

Suzanna: Nice, Surbhi. *rolls eyes* I think they should read it because it is a coming of age story. And because it tells you right from the start that it is not always about the happy ending. Sometimes, it is about the story.



Do you think either of you will feature in subsequent sequels to this novella?



Surbhi: Pfffftttt!!!

Suzanna: It’s really too early to say. 

About the Author

 

Aniesha Brahma knew she wanted to be a writer since she was six years old. She was schooled in Dolna Day School and went on to pursue B.A., M.A., and M.Phil in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur Univeristy. She currently lives in Kolkata, with her family and five pet cats. The Secret Proposal was her debut novel, followed by The Guitar Girl. She was a contributing author with her story The Difference, in the anthology: Voices, Old & New. When Our Worlds Collide is her third work of fiction, and first novella.


 

 

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