Review of ONCE UPON A GENIE by Durriya Kapasi

Title : Once Upon A Genie

Author : Durriya Kapasi

No. Of pages : 182

Price : Rs 225/-

Publishers : Half Baked Beans

Blurb :

Daisy had no idea what was in the store for her when she uncovered the priceless reward concealed in a miscellaneous bottle; a super sexy genie that would pull the rugs below her feet. ” Khalil Muwahid” the genie owed daisy his gratitude for freeing him from the trap. He generously asked her for three wishes without holding any grudges against her. Gradually there was a strong connection between them, the bond of love. Also, the rules of Djinn world were amended for their love, where Daisy wasn’t supposed to ask for the third wish since they could be together, everlastingly. But on the horns of the dilemma , Daren, Daisy’s best friend’s life was at threat. Does she use the third wish to save Darren? Or does she save her love?

Review :

Daisy, the protagonist was brought up under the care of her grandma after her mom and dad splits up. The book opens up with the death of Daisy’s grandmother and her granny leaves a note with a gift for Daisy. To her astonishment, the gift was nothing but a genie locked up in a glass bottle. Daisy releases the genie and as a sign of gratitude, the genie offers three wishes to Daisy. But eventually, Daisy and Genie falls head over heels in love. Genie takes her to the genie land as her first wish and also blesses her with a Flying power as a second wish. But the twist is kept in the third wish where Daisy’s friend Darren plays his part. And the story concludes with how Daisy manages to tackle the hard hurdle of her life. Love or friendship?? To know which won the battle in Daisy’s mind, read the book.

Appreciation :

The author recieves a special applause for choosing such a unique plot. The whole book was interesting and the simple words maintained coherence throughout the book. Every characters were narrated with description and the first person narration helped the readers to travel along with Daisy and Khali. The book is an overall combined pack of love, romance, friendship, heartbreak, parenting, dilemma etc. And at the end of the book, everyone would have thought to have a genie in our life too. Every pages hooks us up with the book and so this book can be completed in a single go. One of the wonderful books which I enjoyed reading.

My view :

The book is overall an interesting read filled with fun and overflowing emotions. The cover page could have been better. The author could have shorten the chapters of power of flying. Because the same process of flying was repeated again and again whenever they fly. The blurb almost revealed the entire story so I felt as if the suspense factor was missed.

Ratings :

Plot : 4 / 5

Cover : 3.5 / 5

Narration : 5 / 5

Overall ratings : 4.5 / 5

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