Review of “The Reason is You” by Nikita Singh

Title: The Reason is You

Author: Nikita Singh

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Genre: Fiction

Page Count: 244

Published: February, 2019

Rating: 4/5


Siddhant meets Akriti during their medical residency in Delhi. Their connection is instant, blossoming from the many similarities between them. So, when Akriti faces a devastating loss, she leans on Siddhant for support. In the heat of an emotional moment, the two decide that this must be love. But as Akriti’s depression begins to take a stronger hold over her, she spirals out of control, sinking deeper into an abyss of fear, insecurity and rage. And while Siddhant struggles to help her, it seems like everything he does is only making things worse. Meanwhile, Siddhant’s life gets further complicated when Maahi, his ex-girlfriend whom he never stopped loving, re-enters his life. Nikita Singh returns with a stirring story – exploring emotional health, the boundaries of traditional relationships and second chances.


A person never forgets the first love, no matter what. It’s always in their mind, even when they are sitting next to their new love. Getting over the one you loved is not easy. It takes some time to get some semblance of normalcy back in your life. And what would you do if you move on with your new love by your side, and your ex comes back in your life. What would you do? Our protagonist Siddhant is struck in a similar situation when he started dating Akriti and his ex Maahi comes back to his life. Akriti has gone through a major loss and was depressed while Siddhant was by her side, trying everything to make her feel better. But, will the unannounced arrival of Maahi change Siddhant’s relationship with Akriti?

This book has a lot to offer. It deals
with relationships, loss, depression and many more things. It is an emotional roller coaster ride, which is both gripping and overwhelming. The author has researched the plot carefully. I liked how the book shows emotions and really gives you character traits about the characters. Although, the character if Siddhant and Maahi seemed mature, but I was confused about Akriti the whole time, I didn’t much understand her, but maybe it was the mental illness which made her character sophisticated.

Overall, it’s a good read, but one thing the book lacks is good narration. I have read other works of the author, but this one I didn’t enjoy much. This one seemed boring and dragged at some points

Read this book, if you are an admirer of novels filled with emotions.

About the Author:

Nikita Singh is the bestselling author of eleven novels, including Every Time It Rains and Like a Love Song. Born in Patna and raised in Indore, Nikita worked in New Delhi for a few years before moving to New York for her MFA in Creative Writing.

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