Its All in the Planets by Preeti Shenoy is most trending novel these days. This novel showcase the life of three individuals whose life gets connected because of its there in their planets. It is A well researched book that can challenge the real world. This is the first time that I had pre-ordered this book and I got a signed copy. Furthermore, I had won the Super Fan Contest which had video comversation with Preeti Shenoy and also, I got the journal ‘An Excuse to Life’ which is a handmade journal by Preeti Shenoy.
The cover and title of the book is fascinating. The cover takes you to a trance and a feeling of positivity engulfs us. The title gives us an insight that it has something to do with astrology that focusses on Planets. The Planets decide the destiny of our characters and this title is simply awesome.
The plot is well knit and the way Preeti maam has constructed it,is beyond appreciation. The protagonist’s life takes a turn when Nidhi meets Aniket. They both complement each other and the way they handle their relationships is impressive. Both are opposite to each other but they say, opposites attract but here planets played the role play.
The themes in this novel were unique and stole my heart. I really loved the concept of marriage. The way Nidhi admires his step mother and vice versa touched me. We all know that a step mother can never love her other children but this notion is clearly proved wrong by the author. Infact, Nidhi’s mother is her friend and confidante. The way Nidhi respects her and her father’s love is the highlight of the story. A new definaton of love could be seen through this segment. There are various concepts of love. In this, the author highlights the spiritual as well as materialisitic love. Aniket and Trisha comes under materialistic love where Trisha wants to change every bit in her boyfriend. Same is the case with Nidhi and her beau. But when Nidhi and Aniket are away from them, they look so perfect and complete. They are spiritually connected to each other and are just made for each other.
Further, we come across a beautiful bond of friendship between Aniket and Subbu. They both are techies and the way Subbu always cheer him up when he goes through tough times due to Trisha. They used to term it as a bad technical error.He does all the things to make his friend feel better. Their bond is so special.
Astrology is the main theme in this novel and the way it is highlighted is appreciable. The zodiac sign related information is thoroughly researched and the way the astrologer give her predictions is just so realistic.
The characterisation is the integral part of the novel and Preeti maam surpasses all the techniques. Her characters are her mouthpieces and the way she mananges to create constrast between the characters is impeccable. I felt Nidhi is somewhat like Preeti maam. Her qualities can be seen in Nidhi. Especially, blogging, art and craft, above all, staying positive no matter what happens in your life. The way Nidhi accepts her parents is mind blowing. You suddenly start respecting Nidhi and the author. Aniket, Trisha and Subbu’s character portrayal is different.
The author’s style of writing is simple,lucid and clear. It has brevity in it and loads of artistic skills. The way she pens down her thoughts, it looks like she is painting a masterpiece. The wide range of sentences, those blog updates add freshness to the novel.
Small Twitter interview with Preeti Maam
I asked her some small questions and here is her reply:https://twitter.com/preetishenoy/status/770268471452012544
SKype Conversation With Preeti Maam
I never felt so special like I felt talking to Preeti Maam. I still remember as I gave my exam in full speed just to talk to her. The conversation went well and the way she talked to us was simply wow. She is a gem. We discussed about her books and she asked us to read and write if we wish to become a good writer. That conversation was the best part of my life. I might forget about books but this book would always be special for me.
SMall Review of her Handmade Journal
The handmade journal is her best art work I have seen. I really loved those quotes as they talked about life and how one should handle oneself under certain circumstances. It is really inspiring and is worth reading. I am glad that I won that journal.
Where you can buy her book?
All Preeti SHenoy’s books are available on www.pustakmandi.com
and link to Its All in The Planets is – https://www.pustakmandi.com/Its-All-in-the-Planets-Preeti-Shenoy
About the Author
Preeti Shenoy is one of the best-selling authors of India, who is fully fledged with different talents. like “Best-selling Author, Artist specialising in pencil portraits, Poet, Yoga-Buff, Ex-basketball player, Blogger, Dobe-owner, Nature lover, Ted X speaker and a Mother.
She becomes bestseller author from her first book named “34 Bubblegums and Candies”. She also writes a column called “Sex and the City” for the financial chronicle.