Book Name Touch of Mist
Author Deepika Muthusamy
Genre YA Romance
Number of Pages 208
Publishing Year 2013
Reena was distraught. It seemed unbelievable that she too
had succumbed to this rat race of life. The consequences had
been dire: a marriage that had broken even before the
profundity of those three magical words, “I Love You” could
“Touch of Mist” is a glitzy, modern-day love story of two
young, sophisticated, IT professionals, Gautham and Reena,
who meet by chance, sparks ignite and they fall head over
heels in love with each other.
They tie the knot and start a new life. But no sooner do they
do that that fights erupt and egos clash. The first casualty is
love, which plummets and marriage turns miserable; break-
up beckons and the relationship dies.
Aftermath. Does Reena commit suicide or fall in love with
another person? Does she reconcile with her first love
This story meanders through different emotions that touch
the lives of the protagonists such as love, friendship,
marriage, heartbreak, grief, anticipation, humour, disgust,
joy, fear and ends with a heart-warming credo that “Life is to
Reena and Gautam meet each other at an IT firm where they both worked. Love sparkled between them. With silly fights and reconciliation, their lives move forward and finally end up as a married couple. But, Marriage doesn’t make them matured. They start their fights for even sillier matters. One day their life sways unexectedlty with a not-so-silly matter. What is it? How will they face it? Will they separate?
Gautham: Male protaginist
Reena : Female Protagonist
Rachana and Laya: Gautham’s Sister and child
Kishore: Gautham and Reena’s colleague, best friend.
The book is a YA fiction. The story represents many couples who marries their colleagues and finally succumb to the work pressure, ego, possessiveness and the new generation life style in simple verses. It starts as a girl meets boy love story but later author tried to convey a great message.
The story is a sincere depiction of a reality. The main highlight of the story is an attempt to convey the message for the mass with suicidal tendency. Suicide is not the solution for anything. Another highlight is the unbiased character portrayal. She made sure that the positives and negatives of both protagonists are portrayed. I was frankly getting tired lately, due the perfect fairy tale love stories where the lovers are separated by accidents or natural calamities. The relation between Reena and Gautham seems so real. Each and every incident of love and fights are effortlessly rendered. Great care have been given in character build up. Seeing the current trend the story has a potential to become a bestseller if re worked a bit more.
If you are also looking for a realistic love story apart from the perfect lovers’ paradise, you will love this book.
I have been following Deepika’s blog lately and I feel that she did not use her full potential in the book. A thorough proofreading could have added a star.
An effortless story of two sincere, loving, egoistic people, with a hidden message.
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Reviewed for the publisher