A unique refreshing tale of love, despair, friendship and family

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Book Name           :   When our worlds colllide        
Author                   :          Aniesha Brahma
Publisher               : General Press
Genre         :     Fiction/ Romace
Number of Pages :   114
Publishing Year   : 2015
Binding/ Edition   : Edition

Rating : 4.0


Akriti has led a pretty much sheltered life.  Zayn has been shuttled from city to city when he was growing up.  She is comfortable watching her life from the sidelines.  He wants to feel rooted to a place he can call ‘home’.  They meet each other quite by chance.  And both seize the chance to be someone they both need in their lives:  For Zayn, it’s a ‘Partner-In-Crime’.  For Akriti, someone who just knows how to be there for her…  When their worlds collide,  It is not what either of them expected it to be.  Zayn has a steady girlfriend. And Akriti has a crush on him.  What happens when these two become friends?  The biggest adventure of their lives? Or the road to heartbreak?  What happens when two completely different people collide?  Do they become friends? Or, is their friendship doomed from the start?  ‘When Our Worlds Collide’ is the story of two twenty-three-year olds, Who are finally growing up and finding their feet in the world.  A tale of friendship and love, crushes and betrayals, messes and second chances,  Marriage and divorce… and the elusive happily ever after!


Akriti is a reserved but fun loving girl. The issues between her parents made her invaginate into her shell. Her only friend is Ayoub. While living a not so interesting life, her world collides with Zayn, whose girlfriend Nimmi is Akriti’s old friend. Akriti’s simple eventless life becomes complicated when she realizes that she developed a crush towards Zayn. Her world becomes a mess when her father meets her to deliver a shocking announcement. What happens to her father? Will she confess her love to Zayn? Will her friendship with Ayoub take a turn? Read When our worlds collide to get that answer.


Akriti- Protagonist
Ayoub- Akriti’s friend, coworker
Zayn- Akriti’s friend, crush
Nimmi- Zayn’s girlfriend
Suzanna- HR Of a club, which organized poetry slams.
Akriti’s Parents
Akriti’s father’s second wife anf her children.

My Review

The story of Akriti is a unique refreshing treatment. Unlike the usual love stories, there are no special moments or overworked romance. This is a highly realistic story.


The story is the first person narrative of Akriti. The writing style is unique and simple. The imagery in some scenes is commendable. The characters are crafted well. The relation of Akriti with her mother, father, stepmother, Ayoub, Zayn and Suzanna is rendered realistically. Not even at a single point did I feel any exaggeration.
As a reviewer, I used to detach myself from the story and characters but this book succeeded in attaching me to it. I liked the climax. I didn’t just like it but I love it. There are no loose ends in the storyline. Instances come one after the other and are weaved tightly.


Some of the dialogues lacked the depth intended. The introduction of some characters like Rithvik and Aryan were abrupt and without any build up, which made me wondering why this character was personally included. But for the story line their character was inevitable and hence a little more build up could have been better.
Apart from this I could not find much mistakes.

One Liner

A refreshing and unique tale of Akriti, which proves that there are important aspects in life other that just loving someone and getting married.

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 About the Author

Aniesha Brahma holds a MPhil degree in Comparative Literature. She has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in the same subject. She was schooled in Dolna Day School, where she had first discovered her love for writing. Besides writing, she enjoys reading books, blogging, volunteering and of course, listening to music. Visit her blog for more updates.

Reviewed for the b00k r3vi3w Tours

 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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