VoiceMates by Anamika Mishra

26103190.jpgI received VoiceMates by Anamika Mishra s a review copy from the author herself. This book is the story of Tulip and Sam set in Goa.

The Blurb:

Tulip Hill is an obedient and intelligent daughter to her disciplinarian parents. She has been a topper throughout her school, because her parents wanted her to be. Now, they want her to enroll in one of the best colleges. But Tulip harbors the desire to become a singer, for music is her only passion that helps her see through life’s miseries.

Then there is Sam – witty, easy-going and flirty. Both Tulip and Sam share their love for music. Yet, both dream of a different life.

What are those dreams? What happens when they meet and enter the biggest duet competition together? Will their love blossom during this emotional roller-coaster?

Join the VoiceMates in their musical journey to know more!

The story:

Tulip Hill belongs to one of the richest families in Goa. Her mother is a Goan and her father, a Canadian. She is a student of class twelfth and her parents want her to prepare for a professional course. But Tulip does not want that. She wants to become a singer, like those we see on reality shows on TV. She wants to win VoiceMates, an International singing reality show. She has had no professional training but she knows she has a thing for songs and sings western songs well. Every evening, she tries to go to the fort near her house and sing to the small children there. It is during one of such sessions that Sam joins her.

Sam is an orphan who sings for a living, in the daytime around Goa and in a bar at night. He also wants to win a reality show. They discuss about the reality show and Sam convinces her that they could participate in the show as partners and as the next season would be in Goa, it is a God sent opportunity for them. And they start practicing songs separately.

She lies to her parents and goes for auditions and then the show moves to a resort outside Goa and she has to come clean and convince her parents. Will she be able to confess and convince? How would they react? Read on……………

My take:

The cover has been designed to suit the theme of the story. A simple story, written in a simple language. The story is about following a dream and the efforts made to win it.

The book is fast paced moving from one scene to another quickly. The author has described the reality show in detail and it made me feel as if I was seeing the entire story unfold right in front of my eyes. The story moves on taking the reader deeper into action and wanting Tulip and Sam to win the show.

The characters have been developed well. Tulip has had a protected life, she is liked by her maids and even the children she sings to. Her innocence and her passion for music is very visible in the story. Sam’s intentions of winning the show have been beautifully portrayed.

The story becomes more realistic with the lyrics of the songs which Tulip and Sam sing being written. The end is different.

A nice, quick  read.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the author in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.




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