• Sushma Ramesh

Beyond our Melancholy by Zeba Ali

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

  1. Book name: Beyond our melancholy

  2. Author: Zeba Ali

  3. Publishers: Blue Rose publishers india

  4. Price: 210 INR

  5. Available on: Amazon and Flipkart

About the Book:

“Dream Catcher. It catches your bad dreams. But Fazal Bashir never wanted one. Tasted the fruits of success quite early for his age, the billionaire Fazal Bashir is intrigued by the veiled lady of his dreams, who always begs for his help to save her. As it is proved, people close to God are tested; likewise, a new problem is waiting for Fazal which will force him to look into his past.

Beyond Our Melancholy is a young adult spiritual romance novel, a story which puts you on thinking about life and its intricacies.”

About the Author:

Born and brought up in Maharashtra, India, 25-year-old Zeba Ali decided to break the stereotypes as she went to pursue her dream of writing after successfully completing her engineering degree. Writing spiritual romance for almost five years. Zeba’s presence can be seen on various platforms like Wattpad, Inkitt, FicFun, and Amazon. When she is not writing, Zeba likes to spend her time reading or with her family of four.

My take on the Book:

Well, I picked this book thinking its about dreams and nightmares and how Fazal (the protagonist) overcomes it but boy was I so wrong! The blurb says it’s a Young-adult spiritual romance novel but for me, it was more than just that! Even though the story started at a turtle’s pace, it did pick up the speed as the narrative graduates. I just love the cover of this book and the title is so apt to the storyline! Both Fazal and Zinnia are two complex individuals with a bad past and equally haunting nightmares. It’s the destiny that plays it’s game to bring these two together to become one in the name of love.

The storyline is simple but what I liked the most was that the author did not just cling on to the romantic narration between the two leads but rather also tried to add the horror tales about the social stigmas too. I liked the narration and even the language used was gripping for a debut author except for a couple of grammatical and formatting errors that I can easily overlook. My only complaint was that I wished there was a strong character developent to both Zinia and Fazal and also a couple of chapters were little overstretched to my likings. Overall, I would suggest this book to young readers who want to explore more on a light romance novel as this can be finished in one sitting because I am sure my younger self would have loved this novel!

Overall ratings: 🌟🌟🌟1/2

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