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Book Review: Somewhere in a Song, by Kavya Janani U

If there is one thing I love as much as books, it is music. Listening to songs is cathartic too. Though the title played a part in my choice, it was the primary character’s obsession with one song that made me want to read the story.

Somewhere in a Song shares Emma Justin’s story, beginning with her obsession with a song by an independent musician. Emma, a hypnotherapist by profession, but a passionate singer, feels the voice of the artist Sarah Jane is very similar to hers, and the tune feels familiar too. But try as she does, she cannot find Sarah or anything about her. When the musician reveals something in an interview, it adds to the mystery.

I liked the story, though I couldn’t relate to that level of obsession. It was engaging from start to finish. After the musician Kevin reveals something to the public, I was also curious how the story would turn out. I could predict how the story would end, but the development of the back story was quite interesting. Little details in the character sketch, like how Emma reacts in particular situations, has also been done well. The primary character is Emma, but Harry’s character was wonderful too.

The language is simple, and the book has been edited well. I think it could have been a much longer story, and it ended very soon. Some more detailing in the back story could have added to the character sketch of both Harry and Emma, and maybe even Kevin’s character as well. I also wished the book’s cover was better.

Nowadays, there are many such short reads available which can be read in an hour at most. Is this book worth a read? Definitely. Even though I’m not a big fan of science fiction, I enjoyed the read, and I feel many others would too.

A Score Of 8 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: Somewhere in a Song
Author(s): Kavya Janani U Genre: Short Reads
ISBN/ASIN: B07B8GQPDR Publisher: Self-published

No payment was taken for this review. The views expressed here are mine, and they remain uninfluenced and unbiased.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
10th March 2018)



Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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