Review: Somewhere In A Song

Somewhere In A Song by Kavya Janani U.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads:

Emma Justin, a young hypnotherapist, is obsessed with a song composed by independent musician Kevin Roberts. There are two reasons for her obsession.

The song has a haunting tune that sounded so familiar.

The singer, Sarah Jane Davies, sounds exactly like her.

But Sarah Jane has disappeared without a trace after recording the song. No matter how hard she searches, Emma could find no detail. Meanwhile, Kevin reveals something startling in a TV interview. How does that affect Emma?

Join Emma Justin on her journey to find the truth behind her obsession, battling depression and basking in success simultaneously


This is quite an interesting story in itself. The concept was something or I can say totally new from the things that I've been reading from past few months. It was quite a refreshment in terms of plot idea, the way it was written. This book had sci-fi influence I could say. Why? because it had my most favourite part i.e. the Time Travel.

Time travel being most part in this story piqued my interest in this story and well I wanted to read more but there wasn't more to read..... I know it's weird but well I emailed author about this like did she kept low information about the time travel on a purpose or it was a ignored part? To which replied that It was not written in detail on a purpose, since its a short read adding more details would not have it a short story anymore. Plus it would then lay close to the boundaries of science fiction hence the way it is.

I really liked the idea how the time travel was taking place, certainly a new method thought about the concept of time travel. Generally there is some sort of physical device to travel through time, be it a fantasy or sci-fi influence. Here it was a totally different concept, I won't say that because then it'd be a spoiler. For that you need to read the book.

The things I liked in this book were short and crisp read, nice concept overall, to be honest the plot idea was impressive. But the execution somewhere disappointed me. I actually wanted to know more and read more while the book turned its last pages. Ah.. that cliffhanger feeling you know :P

Only if there had been more clearances on the plot idea and more of fine details about the things happening around it could have been even 4 or a 5 star depending on how fine and impressive the descriptions are. Since It felt short of read but yet interesting content I decided to go for 3 star on this one.

Other than time travel I liked the Journey of a musician shown here, how the industry and its factors influence any artist. Like there was a part where She was dying for a chance to get a break and then the magic of time happens and it turns out to be a total surprise.

Overall its a good read if you are looking to read something short. But lemme warn you it might make you feel like there could've been more to this.

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