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UNREQUITED – Book Review

  • Author: Dipanjana Nath
  • Genre: Fiction/ Romance
  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.; 1 edition (18 April 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1642499722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1642499728


Would his expectations meet reality when obsessed-in-love Tuhin tries to get back to his long-lost girlfriend Debi’s life? Can a naïve animal show the care when Monisha is really in need of it? What happens when Shalini tries to get rid of a lecherous character who becomes a part of her day-to-day life? Would a Tomboy ever be able to save her true love? Or why did the thrust of Sheela’s anger drive her to a ruthless crime? Talking about her spine-chilling past, would Meera be able to solve her daughter’s teenage crisis? What was so eerie about the blue necklace? Or would Zubin’s daydream take him anywhere other than a crestfallen heart?

The shattering of a heart could sometimes be very quiet, and sometimes, it could cause a huge irrevocable outcome leading to physical and mental trauma for any individual.


Love is the vital ingredient of the recipe of our life. It is both sweet and sour and in every form, it possess a different power.

Stories have the ability to open our minds. They are gateways to certain unchartered territories. They are the keys to the treasure of emotions and wide expanse of imagination. They are best forms of expression and when they are filled with love and its essence, they transcend their own power to heal making us experience heaven!

Unrequited love is the one which does not come back. You keep on nourishing it but it is never reciprocated. It is painful and frustrating. The love and the despair of not receiving it back smear the pages of this pretty good book UNREQUITED. It is an assortment of nine short stories which speak aloud different shades of love. Somewhere it brews between youth, somewhere it goes beyond the limits of age and yet somewhere its insanity gives way to gruesome cold-blooded crime. The illustration of different characters entangled in the comely web of love has been done meticulously. No doubt, the author has put immense efforts in carving out beautiful prose.

Be it the fragrance of love between the teenagers to the young adult, infidelity, madness, dreamy world of its passion, sudden acquaintance to the agony of heartbreak and separation – every single fine trace of love is expressed very well. The author succeeds in making the reader feel the story with her powerful narration that focusses on petty intricacies as well deftly. The smoothness of the prose would make the reader go with the flow. It will show you the different aspects, the varying layers covering the delightfully wrapped Love!

Though I am not a big-time fan of the romance genre and it kinds of giving me creeps, this wonderfully arranged and delightful collection of short stories made me happy. I actually found them fresh in terms of perspective, credit goes to the fine language and detailed expression. Kudos to the author for penning down this book that surely has the power to hold your minds and reign your hearts.

If you want to drown in love and come across its different forms and depths, then Go for this engaging read which is sure to interest you. 


Book Cover: 3/5

Book Title: 4/5

Plotline: 4/5

Writing Style: 4/5

Narration: 4/5

Language and Vocabulary: 4.5/5

Grammar and Punctuation: 4/5

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Unrequited by Dipanjana Nath

About the Author

Dipanjana, an engineer by profession, loves to pen down her thoughts during her free hours, shaping them up into a puddle of romance. Even though her early life was a roller coaster of science and mathematics, somewhere at her inner core, she had nurtured a dream of being a writer, and hence started writing short stories, unfinished novels and novellas during her free evening hours, sitting at the cafeteria, while pursuing her post-graduation.

Her first book, a romantic novel Scandalous Disclosure was a love story inspired from her own life, whereas her second book Unrequited is a collection of nine heartbreaking love stories about individuals who could never find their ultimate soulmates. In Unrequited, Dipanjana tries to put together different aspects of love and their impacts on human life. According to her, love is at its best when the heart is broken, and this book paints a generous picture of one-sided love and crestfallen lovers. Even after the busy schedule of her work life and usual household chores, she had tried her best to give a tribute to all the romantic people out there by writing Unrequited.

Find her on twitter here: @NathDipanjana.






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