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Saturday, 10 September 2016

TitleGlitter and Gloss 
AuthorVibha Batra
PublisherBloomsbury
ISBN978-93-85936-36-4
Number of Pages183
Price199 [INR]
GenreFiction/ Chicklit



The Blurb:

       Imagine if you truly, madly, deeply loved a boy. And he loved you back. Imagine if the only obstacle standing in the way was his hard-to-please older sister. What would you do?
a. Crib and bear it
b. Care a damn
c. Undergo a personality change
d. See a shrink

Meet M.A.C Misha.  The lovestruck Laila who does all the above (in that particular order). She is (according to her Didi-in-law) everything a Bahu shouldn't be: garrulous, geeky, gawky, gainfull employed (especially the last bit). 

The apple of her friends' eyes. The love of Akshay's life. The up and coming bridal make-up artist. Misha is so many thins. But all she wants is to be accepted. Will Misha win Didi over with her Stepford Wife Act? Will she continue to be the poster child for the inherent evils of the Bahu Brigade? Or will she learn to love herself before the whole world and its wife can do the same?

My Review:

Characters:

       Meet M.A.C Misha. Misha is a makeup artist who works at M.A.C store in a mall. She knows this is what she wants to do in life and her biggest dream is to do brides. According to her its the most beautiful thing to make a bride look perfect on her biggest day. Misha also has a masters in getting into awkward situations and no one can beat her in this. Love struck laila, Misha's character is the one that will have you rolling with laughter.

       Meet Akshay, the heir of Agarwal Jewellers. Akshay is tall, lean, handsome (Young Kamadev - the God of Lust, if you ask Misha) and successful young businessman. 

Plot:

       The story begins with Misha bumping into Akshay at a fashion show where she is the make up artist and Akshay is the sponsor. And they both end up meeting in a very hilarious way. In the very beginning we learn two things about Misha - she has to help those who are in trouble and she has a tendency to get into 'Foot in Mouth' situations easily.

       When Misha meets Akshay, sparks fly and she acts as the perfect love struck Laila. But then Akshay also seems to be interested in our heroine and thus begins the love story (that will make you ROFL thanks to Misha). Now that Misha and Akshay have both declared their love for each other and want to tie the knot, comes our Didi. 

       Akki is more like a son to Didi as she is the one who brought him up. Didi is in search of a Bahu and Misha is everything she doesn't want her bahu to be like. Now Misha does so many things to convince Didi, things which may not be right. But will Misha ever be able to convince Didi? Does her love has enough power to overcome every obstacles that come in her way? Read the book to find out.

Things I Liked:

  • The Humor!! Totally loved the way Vibha has mixed romance with humor, making sure the reader will never lose interest.
  • The story starts right from the very first word, engaging the reader. The fact that you don't have to wait for the story to build up till it gets interesting makes it a perfect read.
  • Though Misha is portrayed as a blabbermouth and someone who gets into trouble often, there is a side of Misha which I found very likeable. Her dreams, her determination to fulfill them and Akshay's support - I loved these parts even more.
  • Definitely a page turner. With Misha and her never ending ways to get into an awkward situation, thanks to her blabbermouth, you will only want to keep reading to know what happens next.
  • I loved Vibha's writing style. It will never let you get bored even the tiniest bit. The fast pace of the book suits perfectly for the story line.

Things I Disliked:

      There are way too many hindi phrases used. While most of the readers would love it because it makes it more realistic, some may not. And also, the book is definitely not for grammar nazis!! It has extra letters added to the words for effects which some people may not like! Also, the story line is a bit predictive. If you have watched enough Bollywood movies, then you will definitely have an answer but nonetheless, the book has the potential to keep the readers engaged till the end.

Verdict:

       I have read some of Vibha's previous books and I loved her writing style, the way she effortlessly mixes humor in her narration. So I was naturally curious when I received this book. I decided to read it while travelling to office. As soon as I boarded the bus, I used to pick a seat, take the book and start reading. And thanks to Misha, many a times I giggled and Guffawed in the bus while reading, earning 'is-she-crazy' looks from those around me! Also, I was so immersed in the book that I almost forgot to get down when my stop came.

       Yes, this book is that hilarious and engaging. You will love it! Fast and quick read, it will definitely have you rolling with laughter.

My Rating:


Until the next review,
Keep Reading :)

Love,
Starry Eyed Reader :)



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