Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review- Dancing With Demons by Nidhie Sharma


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 by Nidhie Sharma looked like a really nice and different read. So when I got a chance to read and review it, I went for it. I'm a little bit confused about how I feel about Dancing With Demons. I did like a few parts of it but I do think some other parts could have been improved or better explained.

The story starts off with Karan Pratap Singh about to win the Amateur boxing Championship when he loses it all. Then we move five years ahead. Here we can see Karan still coping with after effects of losing control in the ring all those years ago. Now that his ban is over he wants to redeem himself and fight his demons. I did get what Karan was going through but I wanted to know what was going on his head. There wasn't enough depth to his thoughts.

Then we have Sonia. Sonia is running from a past of her own. All she wants to do is stay as a nameless face in the city. It just so happens that her room mate is Karan, the has been boxer. I liked Sonia. I was definitely intrigued by her story and really wanted to know what she had been running from. 

While I liked Sonia and Karan as individuals, I did not like them together. Their love story didn't have me convinced and though there was attraction between them I don't think there was enough of a connection for them to fall in love with each other. The lack of communication between Sonia and Karan was one of the major issues I had.

Dancing With Demons is a book about doing just that, dancing with your demons and facing them once and for all. I thought it was quite apt for what Karan and Sonia were going through as they were both running from their demons in the beginning. Also, the book kinda moves like a movie so that was interesting. Dancing With Demons was an okay read.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by PR Pundit in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.

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