Book Review : Someone Like You


★ Avoid ★★ No Great Loss ★★★ Worth Reading ★★★★ Close to Masterpiece ★★★★★ Masterpiece


someone-like-youName: Someone Like You by Durjoy Datta, Nikita Singh
Genre: Fiction Language: English Pages: 250
Published: 2012
My Rating: ★★★★
Started(Re-Read): 1st May, 2015 Completed: 5th May, 2015
Total Reading Hour: 30 Hrs


Excerpt from Book:

The hum of a motorbike.
The uproar of the crowd in the stadium.
The cheering and clapping.
All fell silent…
Just the thumping of their hearts remained and a question—were they going to lose him?

Thanks to the makeover by her sister’s friends, the nerdy Niharika entered college more confident, more attractive. She meets the sweet, shy Tanmay, and the spoilt but lovely Pia and they become best friends. And when Akshat and she began dating, life finally seemed to be falling in place.

Except that it wasn’t…

Tanmay’s success in football had begun to change him. Akshat’s perfection seemed like a front for something dark and sinister. And their college senior Karthik? His aggressiveness was a cover for his mysterious past.

Someone Like You is a powerful and touching story of friendship, love and betrayal.


It’s almost 1 year after reading Durjoy-Nikita’s first book – If It’s Not Forever It’s not LOVE, I came to second book written by duo and like their first book, I loved “Someone like you” too.

As they say, do not judge book by cover. It’s true for “Someone Like You”. This book doesn’t have glassy cover and cheesy one liner on book cover but novel is far better than their earlier work. I am a fan of Durjoy from his very first book (and love Deb & Avantika) and I must say, I have seen lots of improvisation in his writing whether it’s about character depiction or story telling or twist & turns. Nikita Singh and Durjoy Datta gave new height to their writing skill.

Someone Like You is the story of Niharika Singh. She didn’t exist for boys whom every girls want an attention. Then her sister Simran does a whole make – over which helps Niharika to realize that she is as beautiful as every another girl.

Her life is surrounded by 4 people – Pia, Tanmay, Karthik and Akshat.
Pia – her room-mate and best friend in college campus. Authors made Pia’s character so lovely that anyone can fall for her cuteness.
Akshat – who looks perfect and turn out to be her sister’s ex.
Tanmay – who is her best friend and at some point, Pia and Tanmay fall for each other
Karthik – A mysterious guys and her crush/love

Authors depicted all characters so amazingly that you start falling in love with them. I loved characters of Niharika, Pia and Karthik. Best part of this book is climax (Do not miss it). It’s not simple love saga, it’s about friendship, love and betrayal. Go, Get it and read it.


About Authors:

Source [Wiki]: Durjoy Datta (born February 7, 1987) is an Indian author who writes romance fiction.He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering and then went on to do PGDBM in marketing from Management Development Institute.He has co-founded Grapevine India Publishers. He is the author of 6 runaway bestselling books. In 2009, he was recognized as a young achiever by The Times of India,he was also chosen as one of the two young achievers in the field of Media and Communications by Whistling Woods International in 2011. In 2012, he was one of the recipients of the Teacher’s Achievement Awards, joining the likes of Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Prahlad Kakkar among others. He has also spoken in various TEDx conferences in colleges across India. He was one of the highest selling Indian authors in the year 2011.

Nikita-SinghSource [Wiki]: Nikita Singh is an Indian novelist. She has written seven novels including If It’s Not Forever , Love@Facebook and Right Here Right Now. She has also spoken on various TEDx conferences in colleges across India. She is also an editor in Grapevine India. Her latest book After All This Time was released in May 2015.


Extra Shot:

A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. –  George R.R. Martin

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