Friday, May 12, 2017

Unns The Captivation by Sapan Saxena (Book Review)










Book details

Title – Unns The Captivation  
Author – Sapan Saxsena
Genre – Fiction
Publisher – Inspire India Publishers
No of pages – 244


Main characters – Arthava Rathod, Meher Qasim

The Plot
Arthava Rathod and Meher Qasim are schoolmates. They soon fall in love with each other but Meher’s parents’ disapproval makes her fall out of love. Without giving any proper explanation to Arthava, she leaves for Germany. She breaks every contact with him and with her other schoolmates but the destiny has different plans for them.

After 15 years of gap, Arthava meets Meher in Germany while he was on the RAW mission. He easily falls for her while he is on a critical mission and from there on the story tumbles down like a deck of cards.

Will Meher reciprocate to Arthava’s love after many years while he is in Germany? Are they meant to live life together & forever? What makes Meher take such decisions in her life that she betrays Arthava? Is the story about betrayal and revenge?

To read the complete story, buy this book from Amazon. 

My Review
The story is about seven stages of pure love where even revenge is considered a stage of love. Arthava and Meher are school sweethearts but her parents’ disapproval comes between in their love story and she leaves for Germany. After 15 years, Arthava meets meher in Germany and he once again falls in love with her. While I appreciate the author’s attempt to create a unique story but the story could have been better if the author has simplified it instead of making complicated. 

Why would RAW officer fall in love with a girl after 15 years? Was the RAW training inefficient for him to keep his emotions in control? Why is Meher personally involved in taking revenge against her own country when she was academically brilliant? What drives her so crazy that she does evil things in the novel?

Arthava gets imprisoned for many years and still does not learn his lesson not to believe Meher Qasim? Though, the story ends with a good ending but why so many complications?

I liked the fact that the author has gone beyond the usual imagination of love story to create a simply unique story but somehow the story got loose ends that made me cringe rather than captivate.

However, I need, to be honest, that I liked the story with a good twist and the book is not entirely unreadable.



The Best Part
The plot is intriguing with many twists and turns yet with some loose ends. 


      The Not So Good Part
     The story could have been better if suspense-filled events in the  story would have corrected and simplified.



The Writing Style
Author’s writing style is very simple. One can easily follow the plot.


The Book Cover & The Title
The couple walking in the rain holding an umbrella reminds me Nargis and Raj Kapoor’s scene. The cover instantly gives a hint that it’s a love story. Hence, no complications with the book cover’s design. 

The title Unns is apt as the author attempts to describe the seven stages of love – Aqeedat, Ibadat, Junoon, Maut etc. The love in many ways is captivating, however, I don’t know whether the story is captivating or not. I leave that question for the readers to decide.

My Rating
3.5/5
For those, who would love to experience the Junoon of love!

About the author
Sapan Saxsena is a software engineer by profession and the author by choice. Currently based in Nashua, New Hampshire, he is the author of the highly acclaimed Finders-Keepers.

To follow this author, visit his Facebook.


'I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.'


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