Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Book Review: UNNS-The captivation by Sapan Saxena

Book- UNNS: The Captivation

Author- Sapan Saxena

Genre- Fiction (Romance/Thriller)

Publisher- Inspire India Publishers

Pages- 244

Price- 189


"Of course you know about the seven stages of love, but have you ever lived them?"

Atharva Rathod and Meher Qasim.

Lovebirds since adolescence. Bonded by love, separated by circumstances. They part ways only to meet again. But this time, he is on a secret mission...

Are they in control of their own destiny, or it’s their destiny which is making them dance to its tunes? Only time would answer, as Atharva and Meher unwillingly and unknowingly transcend the seven stages of love.

A quintessential tale of love and romance marked beautifully by its own rustic old school charm.


"UNNS The Captivation" builds a nice aura around it due to an interesting name and a serene cover. The book is a nice blend of love, hatred, passion and sacrifice.

Stating it simply, I would say that UNNS oscillate somewhere between my likes and dislikes.

The cover of the book is really good but there were a lot of elements which could have been used to make the cover more expressive and elaborative. The name of the book really is a mystery and thank goodness it wasn’t dragged beyond limits. Somewhere in the middle it is revealed what the title really means.

But I have this issue with the naming of the chapters. They were not informative and in the start when some words didn’t make any sense to me, it was hard to decode the meaning and thus making a connection with the chapters was not that easy as we proceed with a new one. But it didn’t impact the tale that much because every chapter was very plainly laid, with no complications anywhere.

The characters in the book are not that impressive, not even the leads. This all happened because of a great resemblance of the story and the leads to movies and there characters. Whenever you read a segment you find similarities and the trend doesn’t go till the end of the book.

It was like revising a lot of movie stories in a go.

Another problem in the book was that everything was very easily guessable, except the ending. I was bored to death when I had to read things which felt heard.

The starting of the book increased curiosity and I was looking forward to read more. There was an average tale going on. I personally don’t like school days or college day’s stories though. The leap was a major problem for me. It was like reading something which wasn’t fresh enough. I am making this review as much spoiler free as I can but I had to mark this down.

The characters introduced were heard of, situations were heard of and even the incidents couldn’t ignite the requisite flame.

If I talk about the writing then the author did not disappoint much. The narration was easy and smooth, the language was not below the average line and the dialogues were relatable. There were no major editing issues in the book as well. The spacing, the fonts all pleased the eyes and that is why it became a very quick read.

The middle portion of the book was the most disappointing one. The starting was average as I already mentioned and the last section was good. There was something to look for in the ending and that is why the book became a little gripping. I enjoyed the chain of events, the change in characters and the revelation. It was a nice showdown.

  •          “Sometimes, it’s worth living the dreams, tasks, hopes or ambitions of the people you love, however unjustifiable or stupid they may sound.”


The book came out to be a one-time read for me. So if you are looking for an easy romantic Bollywood sort of drama you can pick this book. It is not very short in length so patience is demanded.

About the author-

Sapan Saxena is a software engineer by profession and an author by choice. Born in the city of Nawabs Lucknow, he earned his engineering degree from MNNIT Allahabad. Sapan started writing when he was coding for a complex algorithm and found that a fictional story would at least make some sense.

Currently based in Nashua, New Hampshire, he is the author of the highly acclaimed FINDERS KEEPERS. UNNS-The captivation is his 2nd attempt at writing fiction.

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The book is provided by https://www.facebook.com/arudhaclub”> Arudha Club
exchange for a genuine review.

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