Review of the book “Bittersweet”

Title: Bittersweet

Author: Anushka J

Publisher: Krimiga Books

Genre: Fiction

Published : January, 2018

Rating: 4/5

Archer Davis’s life couldn’t have been more perfect. That was until he ran his car into a girl. And since then, trouble has followed him like a shadow. He got strangely fascinated by her, trying to figure out the ‘maze’ she used to talk about. But when she disappeared, he finally decided to find the reality behind her delicate face. When the mystery unravels and the traumas unleash in front of him, will he still remain the same? Meet the girl who is after all not one. Meet the guy who falls for one of them.


The story is about Archer Davis who was living a perfect life, until he hits a girl, named Snow Ace with his car. Snow Ace is suffering from bipolar disease, but Archer is curious to know about this girl, and falls in love with her in the process. Snow ace loved him back. But the story takes a major turn when Snow makes a decision that changes everything for Archer and leaves him heartbroken. What’s that decision? And what made her do that? Read the book to know the answers.

Bittersweet is a fictional story which also talks about the various problems faced by people who are suffering from mental issues and helps us see from the perspective of a person who suffers with it day in and day out.

The cover of the book is perfect for the title, but the blurb is quite incomplete as it does not provide much information about the plot.

The narration is very good. The book has been written in such a way that the readers can imagine the whole scenario and feel like a movie going on inside their head. It is riveting and intense from beginning to end. Even though there were times when I got a little lost with the story, and felt that it is unnecessarily extended.

The language of the book is very simple and lucid. The book has a poetic touch to it. It also has a few poems. The author’s attempt to describe the illness Snow was going through was what I liked the most. The writing is incredibly engaging, and the book is thought-provoking to say the least. But what I didn’t like is that the subject is not nearly as thoroughly explored as I had expected.

Overall, it was a great read, and I would love to recommend it to other readers.

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