Hello everyone! How many months has it been…LIKE FIVE? HOLY SMOKES. And the bad thing is that I literally have zero excuse other than the fact that I just haven’t been reading books that made me FEEL the feels. You know what I’m talking about…the feels that make you so passionate about a book whether its GOOD or BAD.
I mean there was definitely a few that did, like (ACOWAR, Crystal Storm…) BUT I actually had shit to do like study for exams and stuff. Any who enough with this long intro, lets just get into this book.
Title: When Dimple met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
My Rating: 3 STARS
I honestly don’t know what to rate this book. I enjoyed it enough to want to give it at least 3 and a half stars, but as I was reading it, there were so many things about the book that I didn’t like which contradicted the reading experience. IDK if that makes sense….but my reading experience differs a lot from my feelings about the plot, storyline, characters etc…
With just the overall reading experience, which is based on how much I enjoyed JUST PLAINLY reading the book, I would give the book 3 and a half stars.
But after finishing the book (and while reading it too tbh) I realized there were a lot of things that I didn’t like. I would brush it off when I was reading the book since I was trying not to let little things bother me, but I obviously went back because then I wouldn’t be giving an honest review.
- I didn’t like Dimple’s attitude towards Rishi
At first I thought it was just the love hate type of thing, (which it was, don’t get me wrong) but she was pretty cruel to Rishi at the beginning of the book. (And Rishi was a smol cute bean). FOR ME PERSONALLY, first impressions matter so much. (((this is totally irrelevant to WDMR but for example, in Gemina, (you know the book by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff) I immediately didn’t like Hannas character. IDK what it was I just didn’t like her, and even when she became a pretty cool character my mind STILL kept going back to ‘oh ashley remember when she did this thing that annoyed you?” and she wasn’t even annoying anymore so idk whats wrong with my brain???))) BUT ANYWAYS Dimples character was a bit iffy to me in the beginning but she grew on me as the book progressed.
Near about halfway through the book, I realized how she would unintentionally do things that would kind of manipulate Rishi in a way? I don’t know if I was just reading things wrong, but istg I was getting those manipulative vibes from her, especially when she was discussing the whole dance talent show bit with him. And then Rishi would automatically feel bad and agree to anything she would say, which leads me to my next point….
2. Rishi is toooo obsessed with Dimple
I mean it’s to the point where it seems like he doesn’t have anything more to him? BUT HE DOES. He’s such a good guy, like he always takes that extra umphf in everything he does which makes him SO BOYFRIEND MATERIAL but there was just some scenes where I was like dude don’t let her boss you around wtf. I’m probably just looking into it a lot but still.
Oh my god guys some scenes were so cringe. There’s literally a scene in the beginning where he says “hello future wife I can’t wait to start our lives together!” and I get that he was trying to be enthusiastic and break the ice BUT LOL THAT WAS PRETTY CRINGE. I literally put the book down and had to mentally prepare myself for this.
There’s also a lot of scenes where the writing was so generic and cliche and just unnatural in a way that bothered me a lot. Especially in the dialogue iDK.
4. ASHISH AND CELIA
I’m not even gonna rant about this one but I didn’t like them together. And istg the middle to end part of the book seemed to just be about these two?
IT SOUNDS like I’m crazy bashing this book but I’m not reaaaally. I’m just ranting about the things I didn’t like and am too lazy to rant about the things I actually did like (to put it in short, Dimple and Rishi’s relationship was super adorbs in the beginning but it fell flat for me at the end).
tbh I kinda skim read the ending chunk of the book so don’t take my review to heart this is just me ranting about a book because I FINALLY FELT THE COMPULSORY NEED TO POST ON MY BLOG.
BUT I am very glad that I picked up this book, because even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to, it was a book that made me want to blog again and actually discuss my feelings so yay to that!
Thank you guys so much for reading! I’ll be posting my July wrap-up in the next week or so because I actually read a fair amount of books this month! (I’m also going to try to squeeze in a couple more before the month ends, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF BOOKTUBE-A-THON!)