The Day Before… I Died (Book Review)

The Day Before… I Died is all about love, betrayal and hope. Hope makes all things possible. All of us have our own shares of joys and sorrow. It all depends on our jurisdiction and how we face it.

The real heroine of the story is the protagonist, who sees the life with the lenses. Gradually, she develops a fondness for a prince from India who teaches her love or rather how love.
“Love is not only just giving and taking but it’s sacrificing too.” Born to Stalin, Svetlana loses her mother and brother. She was left alone, and all wrenched up, but later on she accepts the challenges of life.
Svetlana had never known pure love, till she meets Brajesh. Brajesh is a fun-loving, mischievous and caring Indian prince who visits Russia and captures Svetlana’s heart. He christens her as “”His Matryoshka.”” 

Once his work gets done, he leaves for India, taking Svetlana’s heart with him. Unable to forget him and confident of his love for her, Svetlana travels to India in search of her prince. 

Does she find him? What happens to her love? How does the international politics affect her life? 
Inspired by true life incidents, The Day Before… I Died narrates the love between Svetlana – daughter of the infamous dictator Josef Stalin – and Brajesh Singh, an Indian Kunwar. 
The murder, trails, betrayals and the hope leads to more agony.
My Review:

As this is a historical romantic fiction novella, the story revolves how Svetlana, daughter of Stalin, a Russian dictator fall in love with an Kunwar, Brajesh. This is an assimilation of factual topic and fiction and author has tried her best to make it perfect. Poetries are beautiful and some lines are just awesome. I read them again and again. Beginning is perfect but in middle of the story, it seems very fast paced whivh creates some confusion. Narration is good but it could be better. Some characters are not sculpted in better way. At the end, climax stunned me and it becomes clear that why this book is titled, The day before… I died. Climax is the best part in it. Overall it is a decent read. I liked it very much but it need some work in editing part. Author has well described the love and attraction between Svetlana and Brajesh. I loved the way Brajesh explained ultra-nationalism and said it is far crueler than terrorism. Thanks to the author for writing such a nice story.

My Rating- 4/5

“Territory needs Human

Humane do not need Territory.”

About the Author:

Ashi Kalim is an avid traveller, explorer and a home maker. Her education did not confine itself to prestigious Allahabad and Aligarh Muslim Universities. For her, learning is a lifelong process. She pursued her passion for writing and the outcome is this novel. During her college days, she took to entrepreneurship in education and is also a Restaurateur. She has also worked with Defence Academy as an education trainer. Her struggle in bringing up her three year old child made her more resilient and brave. Hope is asset of life.

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  • More About This Book:
  • Title- The Day Before… I Died
  • Author- Ashi Kalim
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  • No. Of Pages- 90
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