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Friday, 20 March 2015

Book Review : Metro Diaries

Title: Metro Diaries
Author: Namrata
Publisher: Revelation House Books
Number of Pages: 162
Price: 195 [INR] 
Genre: Fiction

Blurb on the Book:

Love is one of the most amazing feelings on this earth, one that makes you the most powerful person or the most helpless person in a split second. These stories capture those feelings of despair, longing, love, lust, desire, want, dejection and admiration to create deja vu. 

Hold onto your hearts as you flip through these pages and take a walk down the memory lane as "Metro Diaries" will revive your innermost feelings and imbibe in you the magic of love. Touching, amusing and deeply moving, Metro Diaries - Love Classics are tales that will hold you from start till end.

My Review:

Do you like love stories and poems then  you must read Metro Diaries ! It is collection of 20 amazing stories narrated in such a way that you will fall in love with stories and characters involved. This stories will surely make you think about the special person in your life. As the blurb says it will surely hold you from start till end, such is the magic of each story and skills of author.Here's my take on each story

1. Once in a  Lifetime: Perfect start for the book , its a love story revolving around Nitya and Ansh. Nitya is a girl who believed in magic , in miracles ,in making wishes and in falls in love with Ansh. It takes you on a romantic drive where Nitya's failed relationship with Deb makes her build walls around her heart until Ansh comes in her life. Truly romantic!

2. Then,Now and Forever: This is a story which can make you realize how beautiful love is. Linda shares the first love letter with his grandson Ron who was named after his grandfather. The letter plays a major role in life of Ron who later on finds his love of life.

3. Love thy Dreams: In this story girl believes in the guy's dreams and tells him to pursue his dreams.The guy realizes girl was right as always love thy dreams and one day they will love you back.

4. The Wait:   Unrequited Love story where girl happens to love her best friend and due  to the norms of society it turns to be heartbreaking.

5. A Secret Revealed:  The story of girl who realized she is a secret when she was 5 year's old and keeps her identity secret until certain point when she finds someone who showered her with unconditional love.

6. A Promise of a Lifetime: Story of Ranjith who was heartrob of college and Tamanna who meet each other in friend's marriage. Even though both studied in same college they din't get the courage to express their love. Ranjith proposes Tammana in a way that happens to be promise of lifetime.

7. Will You?: One more love story which happens to be a conversation between girl and boy. The guy promises the girl which turns to be heart warming .

8. Love Beyond Words: Love story which happens to be in form of letters. It happens to be magical story.

9. Imperfectly Perfect: A story where guy is so keen about perfection in his life. Abhay is one such guy who finds perfection in everything and at age of 40 he is still unmarried. Niyati, 21 year old ,the lead in story comes across Abhay. It happens to be one imperfectly perfect match .

10. A Thing Called Love: The story portrays pain of one sided love which happens to be unanswered. So wished it happened to end in positive note. 

11. The Sole Soul Mate: The story of Nishani and Saahil which happens to be sweetest in this book. 

12. The Yellowed Diary:  Heart breaking story of a girl who writes her feelings in a diary. One among my fav's.

13. You, Me and Love: This is a story which I really liked lot. A girl who takes a break from her busy schedule and goes on a trip where she finds a couple who she really admires.Really mesmerizing. 

14. Unlocked: Story about a guy who keeps his relationship hidden finally reveals. 

15. Memories: Another mesmerizing story described with help of photographs which might move you to tears. 

16. A Message of Love: One of my fav's where a girl finds a letter in a book who finds her love. Blissful!

17. Her: Story of a boy who is so into love with girl. Really liked it.

18. Love Revisited: Story of Reha who lived as a princess unfortunately ends with Pranoy short tempered guy which she realizes after marriage. She leaves Pranoy to find love of her life. Again my favorite!

19. The Last Letter :Story of Manu and Saru which happens to take you to the times of Indian Independence. I  really loved this story! 

20. You & I : A  simple sweet story to end the book with!

My Rating : 5/5

About the author

Namrata is a prolific blogger known by the name Privy Trifles in the blogosphere who romances life through her writings and aspires to make love the universal language. She dons various hats between that of a contributing author to 6 anthologies a reviewer for leading publishing houses an editor to various books and a columnist. Apart from that she is also the editor for an online magazine called Writer's Ezine. Having mastered the nuances of finance till recently she also held the title of an investment banker closely to let it go to embrace her love for writing fully.


  1. Wonderful review and the book cover ! :)
    Privy has unmatched skills when it comes to write love stories. Will read Metro Diaries for sure.
    Best wishes to the author.

  2. Thank you so so much Sachin for this amazing review! :D