Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review: The Revenge of Kaivalya by Sumana Khan

Finished reading "The Revenge of Kaivalya", a supernatural thriller (Westland Books) by Sumana Khan. You can read some nice reviews HERE

First of all, I would like to thank Ms. Khan for sending the review copy as a gift, with lovely words written in a sweet little card!

Kencha, a tribal who roams around in the deep forest with ease but one fateful day dies under bizarre circumstances;

Neel, a young an who lives alone in a penthouse, finds his home reeking of burning flesh, one morning;

Newly married Shivaranjini, who is on vacation experiences devastating seizures after returning from the deep forest;

A woman in comma, suddenly wakes up and announces a death before her own death and just then Paramesha, a duty nurse commits suicide. But is it really suicide?

These sufferers and acts  of hatred have common connecting link. A shadowy woman. Kaivalya! But why Kaivalya is back to take revenge after centuries?

The vast story of this book tells all about these, with multiple points of view.

The plot seems well researched and intriguing. Situations are thrilling, but multiple sub-plots and melee of characters make the story a little scattered. The incidents are indeed engaging but the story has no surprise element. As the story progresses and takes a turn, we, the readers somehow know what has actually happened and how. For me, this is the biggest drawback of the story.

The writing style is detailed, skillful and clean. The book cover is very apt.

For me, it was an interesting yet a little disturbing read. It could be a thrilling and gripping read for those who like reading murder mysteries/supernatural thrillers.

This review is a part of Write Tribe Book Review Programme.


  1. Thank you for an interesting review Tarang :)

    1. Glad you found it interesting. Thanks!:)